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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old July 26 2013, 03:54 PM   #16
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Re: The least disliked episode of TNG - Season Five

Can't believe Inner Light is gone already...

Matter of Time is out. Really not that good of an episode, wonder how different it would have been in Robin Williams had the role.

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Old July 26 2013, 04:35 PM   #17
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Cause and Effect. Like Groundhog's Day but slightly less interesting and funny.

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Old July 26 2013, 04:40 PM   #18
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Re: The least disliked episode of TNG - Season Five

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Hurt/Heal game? I wasn't around for that one how does it work?
Traditionally you give every episode 10 points and each turn you subtract 2 from one episode and add one to another. Basically it stops the great episodes from being eliminated on page 1 like with this game.

But speaking of this game... Time's Arrow... couple a boring Cliffhanger with Samuel Clemens just being a detestable neanderthal and... you get this episode... cut.

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Old July 26 2013, 05:45 PM   #19
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OK, it's getting hard now. I'll have to go for Ensign Ro for no other reason than finding Bajor/Bajorans slightly less interesting than other Trek aliens. Still a decent episode though.

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Old July 26 2013, 05:49 PM   #20
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The Perfect Mate. Probably fairly unique in this, but I always hate love stories of any kind on Trek.

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Old July 26 2013, 06:05 PM   #21
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Unification (I). One name: Stephen Root. He starred in shows like NewsRadio and in movies like Office Space and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. I didn't know that he played the Klingon commander until I saw the credit and pay really close attention and realized that was him.

So every time I watched it, I see either Milton (Office Space), Jimmie James (NewsRadio) or Gordon (Dodgeball). I can't take episode too seriously without thinking about mumbling Milton.

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Old July 26 2013, 07:11 PM   #22
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I shall now remove The First Duty. Normally I like Wesley-centric episodes but not this one.

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Old July 26 2013, 07:58 PM   #23
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I hereby remove "Power Play." I'm surprised it made it this far. It's a cheesy slapped together story that feels like B movie Sci-Fi.

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Old July 26 2013, 08:56 PM   #24
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The Next Phase is gone. It's mildly entertaining, but the concept behind the science just wasn't thought out well at all. How are they breathing the air and interacting with the gravity plating? Hurts my brain.

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Old July 26 2013, 09:15 PM   #25
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My first visit to this thread and it's already down to the last 4. I cannot abide The Inner Light and Darmok biting the dust before Silicon Avatar. Come on, people!

Well, of the four, I choose Conundrum. It's a strong episode, despite the fact that it exposes a vulnerability so absurd that it seems impossible for this not to happen over and over again. Some random alien from a podunk technologically inferior species can approach the flagship of the Federation and instantly wipe out everyone's memories (including Data!) and manipulate the computer to fight his war for him? Oooooooooookaaaaaay. Getting beaten up by obsolete Birds of Prey in Rascals and Generations is bad enough, but this is embarrassing.

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Old July 26 2013, 09:48 PM   #26
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My first visit to this thread and it's already down to the last 4. I cannot abide The Inner Light and Darmok biting the dust before Silicon Avatar. Come on, people!

Well, of the four, I choose Conundrum. It's a strong episode, despite the fact that it exposes a vulnerability so absurd that it seems impossible for this not to happen over and over again. Some random alien from a podunk technologically inferior species can approach the flagship of the Federation and instantly wipe out everyone's memories (including Data!) and manipulate the computer to fight his war for him? Oooooooooookaaaaaay. Getting beaten up by obsolete Birds of Prey in Rascals and Generations is bad enough, but this is embarrassing.

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Heck of a top 3 list... but I remove Unification II. Part 1 had an awesome set up only to have mystery plot and invasion plot that really make no sense when you think about it. Big let down, even with Spock there.

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Old July 26 2013, 09:58 PM   #27
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I'm gonna remove Redemption II (no major complaints about it), and declare Disaster to be the best of what's left. I thought all the various character stories around the ship were wonderful. "That delivery was very orderly!"

Still shocked The Inner Light isn't down here.
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Old July 26 2013, 10:13 PM   #28
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Disaster .... I did not see that coming.
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Old July 26 2013, 10:19 PM   #29
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People are surprised The Drumhead won S4? It's an outstanding episode. God knows it's better than Disaster.
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Old July 26 2013, 10:24 PM   #30
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Well the point of the game isn't to find the best, it's to find the least disliked. Any episode that someone really loves, someone else is going to hate (with a few notable exceptions). So you end up narrowing it down to whatever shakes the boat the least.

It's groupthink at its best.
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