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Old August 3 2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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The least disliked episode of TOS - Season Two

This is a game that was played here a couple of years ago, and it proved to be a lot of fun, spanning across each Trek series, as well as a great way to mentally revisit those episodes you may not have thought about in a while. With that in mind, why not play again?

So, here's the game. The basic idea is your standard elimination game. I'll provide a list of the episodes for each season and you need to eliminate your least favorite or the one you deem the 'worst.' Please provide an EXPLANATION for why you are eliminating your choice and be sure to copy and paste the list with your choice removed. Finally, leave at least 2 eliminations by other posters before you eliminate another episode.

No tactical voting! You cannot remove an episode because you feel they would threaten your preferred episode's chance to win.
Pretty simple. Enjoy!

Winners
The Next Generation - The Measure of a Man
The Original Series -

Season One -Balance of Terror
Season Two -


Amok Time
Who Mourns for Adonais?
The Changeling
Mirror, Mirror
The Apple
The Doomsday Machine
Catspaw
I, Mudd
Metamorphosis
Journey to Babel
Friday's Child
The Deadly Years
Obsession
Wolf in the Fold
The Trouble With Tribbles
The Gamesters of Triskelion
A Piece of the Action
The Immunity Syndrome
A Private Little War
Return to Tomorrow
Patterns of Force
By Any Other Name
The Omega Glory
The Ultimate Computer
Bread and Circuses
Assignment: Earth
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Old August 3 2013, 07:47 PM   #2
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season Two

Hmmm.... Most of the TOS episodes are actually pretty good!! I'll get rid of Assignment: Earth because its just a bit.. Almost not-StarTrekky. It's not a particularly good plot

Amok Time
Who Mourns for Adonais?
The Changeling
Mirror, Mirror
The Apple
The Doomsday Machine
Catspaw
I, Mudd
Metamorphosis
Journey to Babel
Friday's Child
The Deadly Years
Obsession
Wolf in the Fold
The Trouble With Tribbles
The Gamesters of Triskelion
A Piece of the Action
The Immunity Syndrome
A Private Little War
Return to Tomorrow
Patterns of Force
By Any Other Name
The Omega Glory
The Ultimate Computer
Bread and Circuses
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Old August 3 2013, 08:00 PM   #3
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season Two

I'll get rid of The Apple, as I find it a bit dull.

Amok Time
Who Mourns for Adonais?
The Changeling
Mirror, Mirror
The Doomsday Machine
Catspaw
I, Mudd
Metamorphosis
Journey to Babel
Friday's Child
The Deadly Years
Obsession
Wolf in the Fold
The Trouble With Tribbles
The Gamesters of Triskelion
A Piece of the Action
The Immunity Syndrome
A Private Little War
Return to Tomorrow
Patterns of Force
By Any Other Name
The Omega Glory
The Ultimate Computer
Bread and Circuses
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Old August 3 2013, 08:05 PM   #4
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season Two

I'm knocking off Catspaw for being a lame Halloween tie-in.

Amok Time
Who Mourns for Adonais?
The Changeling
Mirror, Mirror
The Doomsday Machine
I, Mudd
Metamorphosis
Journey to Babel
Friday's Child
The Deadly Years
Obsession
Wolf in the Fold
The Trouble With Tribbles
The Gamesters of Triskelion
A Piece of the Action
The Immunity Syndrome
A Private Little War
Return to Tomorrow
Patterns of Force
By Any Other Name
The Omega Glory
The Ultimate Computer
Bread and Circuses
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Old August 3 2013, 09:19 PM   #5
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season Two

I find "I, Mudd" tedious, unfunny and near unbearable.

Amok Time
Who Mourns for Adonais?
The Changeling
Mirror, Mirror
The Doomsday Machine
Metamorphosis
Journey to Babel
Friday's Child
The Deadly Years
Obsession
Wolf in the Fold
The Trouble With Tribbles
The Gamesters of Triskelion
A Piece of the Action
The Immunity Syndrome
A Private Little War
Return to Tomorrow
Patterns of Force
By Any Other Name
The Omega Glory
The Ultimate Computer
Bread and Circuses

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Old August 3 2013, 09:24 PM   #6
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season Two

Prepares to run for cover! I'm taking The Trouble With Tribbles out. I find it to be overrated in the extreme and have never understood the almost unbridled love for it.

Amok Time
Who Mourns for Adonais?
The Changeling
Mirror, Mirror
The Doomsday Machine
Metamorphosis
Journey to Babel
Friday's Child
The Deadly Years
Obsession
Wolf in the Fold
The Gamesters of Triskelion
A Piece of the Action
The Immunity Syndrome
A Private Little War
Return to Tomorrow
Patterns of Force
By Any Other Name
The Omega Glory
The Ultimate Computer
Bread and Circuses
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Old August 3 2013, 11:18 PM   #7
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season Two

I'm taking out Who Mourns for Adonais? as I never much cared for the hand or how Scotty behaves around women he likes.

Amok Time
The Changeling
Mirror, Mirror
The Doomsday Machine
Metamorphosis
Journey to Babel
Friday's Child
The Deadly Years
Obsession
Wolf in the Fold
The Gamesters of Triskelion
A Piece of the Action
The Immunity Syndrome
A Private Little War
Return to Tomorrow
Patterns of Force
By Any Other Name
The Omega Glory
The Ultimate Computer
Bread and Circuses
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Old August 3 2013, 11:29 PM   #8
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season Two

I'm taking out Metamorphosis. Just plain dull. Something you can't say very often about an episode of TOS.

Amok Time
The Changeling
Mirror, Mirror
The Doomsday Machine
Journey to Babel
Friday's Child
The Deadly Years
Obsession
Wolf in the Fold
The Gamesters of Triskelion
A Piece of the Action
The Immunity Syndrome
A Private Little War
Return to Tomorrow
Patterns of Force
By Any Other Name
The Omega Glory
The Ultimate Computer
Bread and Circuses
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Old August 3 2013, 11:35 PM   #9
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season Two

Out of what's left my least favourtie is "The Omega Glory"

Amok Time
The Changeling
Mirror, Mirror
The Doomsday Machine
Journey to Babel
Friday's Child
The Deadly Years
Obsession
Wolf in the Fold
The Gamesters of Triskelion
A Piece of the Action
The Immunity Syndrome
A Private Little War
Return to Tomorrow
Patterns of Force
By Any Other Name
The Ultimate Computer
Bread and Circuses
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Old August 4 2013, 12:11 AM   #10
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season Two

Amok Time
The Changeling
Mirror, Mirror
The Doomsday Machine
Journey to Babel
Friday's Child
Obsession
Wolf in the Fold
The Gamesters of Triskelion
A Piece of the Action
The Immunity Syndrome
A Private Little War
Return to Tomorrow
Patterns of Force
By Any Other Name
The Ultimate Computer
Bread and Circuses

"The Deadly Years" gives us the superior officer who can't make the right command decision from "A Taste of Armageddon," the disease which causes rapid aging from "Miri," and the court proceedings from "Court Martial" and "The Menagerie." Worse, it can't sustain any of these familiar plot lines for more than twenty minutes, which leads to a turgid pace.
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Old August 4 2013, 01:26 AM   #11
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season Two

By Any Other Name Parting is such sweet sorrow.
Its a bit jarring the way they plunge into comedic scenes after the brutal way they kill Yeoman Thompson


Amok Time
The Changeling
Mirror, Mirror
The Doomsday Machine
Journey to Babel
Friday's Child
Obsession
Wolf in the Fold
The Gamesters of Triskelion
A Piece of the Action
The Immunity Syndrome
A Private Little War
Return to Tomorrow
Patterns of Force
The Ultimate Computer
Bread and Circuses
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Old August 4 2013, 01:35 AM   #12
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Goodbye Obsession. I thought it started off really good with maybe Kirk being wrong but in the end they made him right and this ruined the episode for me.


Amok Time
The Changeling
Mirror, Mirror
The Doomsday Machine
Journey to Babel
Friday's Child
Wolf in the Fold
The Gamesters of Triskelion
A Piece of the Action
The Immunity Syndrome
A Private Little War
Return to Tomorrow
Patterns of Force
The Ultimate Computer
Bread and Circuses
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Old August 4 2013, 03:12 AM   #13
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OK, let's see--I guess for me it's between Friday's Child and A Private Little War--for all intents and purposes, they're basically the same episode--violation of the Prime Directive by using native primitive humanoid species as a proxy for a war against the Klingons. I guess both are a metaphor for Vietnam?

I will have to eliminate A Private Little War on the strength (weakness?) of the moogatoo (sp.?), one of TOS's sillier beasts. Additionally Friday's Child has Julie Newmar (sexiest catwoman), so that's in its favor for non-elimination vs. Private. Moogatoo vs. Catwoman, not a very tough decision is it?

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Amok Time
The Changeling
Mirror, Mirror
The Doomsday Machine
Journey to Babel
Friday's Child
Wolf in the Fold
The Gamesters of Triskelion
A Piece of the Action
The Immunity Syndrome
Return to Tomorrow
Patterns of Force
The Ultimate Computer
Bread and Circuses
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Old August 4 2013, 08:35 AM   #14
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season Two

Goodbye "Return To Tomorrow," which I always found tedious in the extreme.


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Amok Time
The Changeling
Mirror, Mirror
The Doomsday Machine
Journey to Babel
Friday's Child
Wolf in the Fold
The Gamesters of Triskelion
A Piece of the Action
The Immunity Syndrome
Patterns of Force
The Ultimate Computer
Bread and Circuses
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Old August 4 2013, 09:32 AM   #15
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season Two

And it's time for "Bread and Circuses" to sign off. Yet another somewhat less than sane person.

Amok Time
The Changeling
Mirror, Mirror
The Doomsday Machine
Journey to Babel
Friday's Child
Wolf in the Fold
The Gamesters of Triskelion
A Piece of the Action
The Immunity Syndrome
Patterns of Force
The Ultimate Computer
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