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Old August 5 2013, 10:48 PM   #1
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The least disliked episode of TOS - Final Round

Here we have the winners and runners up of each season:

Season One: Balance of Terror
Wild Card: Space Seed
Season Two: The Doomsday Machine
Wild Card: Mirror, Mirror
Season Three: The Tholian Web
Wild Card: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield

So now it is time for the final part.

*RULES*

Give what you consider to be the worst/your least favourite episode ONE point, and briefly explain WHY. Be sure to copy and paste the list with your point added. When an episode reaches 4 points, it is eliminated. Then a NEW round begins (in this thread) with the numbers restored to 0. Vote ONCE per round. And enjoy!

Balance of Terror - 0
Space Seed - 0
The Doomsday Machine - 0
Mirror, Mirror - 0
The Tholian Web - 0
Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - 0
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Old August 5 2013, 10:54 PM   #2
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Six exceedingly strong episodes. But for me the weakest is LTBYLB. Nothing overly wrong with the episode but in this field is clearly the weakest.

Balance of Terror - 0
Space Seed - 0
The Doomsday Machine - 0
Mirror, Mirror - 0
The Tholian Web - 0
Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - 1
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Old August 5 2013, 11:07 PM   #3
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Final Round

LTBYLB- Good message, terrible delivery

Balance of Terror - 0
Space Seed - 0
The Doomsday Machine - 0
Mirror, Mirror - 0
The Tholian Web - 0
Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - 2
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Old August 5 2013, 11:12 PM   #4
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This one is the easy one, the next round is a lot harder. Perhaps I'll just have to pick one out a hat.
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Old August 5 2013, 11:22 PM   #5
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Space Seed - An episode that is remembered more fondly than it deserves to be because of it being the basis of The Wrath of Khan. On its own, it's pretty mediocre.

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Space Seed - 1
The Doomsday Machine - 0
Mirror, Mirror - 0
The Tholian Web - 0
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Old August 6 2013, 01:23 AM   #6
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Balance of Terror - 0
Space Seed - 1
The Doomsday Machine - 0
Mirror, Mirror - 0
The Tholian Web - 0
Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - 3

Saying Let That Be Your Last Battlefield lacks subtlety would be quite the understatement. I'm not even talking about the heavy-handed script or the obvious make-up; stylistically, the episode cannot manage any restraint either, especially with the Batman-style red alert shots.
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Old August 6 2013, 02:11 AM   #7
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To me "LTBYLB" does not belong here; it's just an average episode.

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Old August 6 2013, 10:01 AM   #8
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Balance of Terror - 0
Space Seed - 0
The Doomsday Machine - 0
Mirror, Mirror - 0
The Tholian Web - 0
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Old August 6 2013, 11:33 AM   #9
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Going to have to pick "Space Seed" this time. Sure it gave us Khan, and for me the other episodes remaining are the stronger ones.

Balance of Terror - 0
Space Seed - 1
The Doomsday Machine - 0
Mirror, Mirror - 0
The Tholian Web - 0
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Old August 6 2013, 11:35 AM   #10
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I'll vote for The Tholian Web, if only because the explanation for their escape from the web was a little vague, and the other episodes are really terrific.

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Old August 6 2013, 12:45 PM   #11
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I'm afraid its Mirror Mirror, even though it features bearded Spock and scantily clad Kirk and Uhura and Spock taking Kirk, McCoy, Scotty and Uhura in a fight. Evil Sulu is great too. However Mirror universes don't make much sense to me but I'm probably just voting it because they actually beamed into their counterparts clothes.

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Space Seed - 1
The Doomsday Machine - 0
Mirror, Mirror - 1
The Tholian Web - 1
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Old August 6 2013, 03:06 PM   #12
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I would say The Tholian Web is the weakest for me, though I do enjoy it. The other four are better episodes.

Balance of Terror - 0
Space Seed - 1
The Doomsday Machine - 0
Mirror, Mirror - 1
The Tholian Web - 2
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Old August 6 2013, 03:39 PM   #13
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Final Round

These are all pretty good. I'll go with Doomsday Machine because I found Decker a bit boring.

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Space Seed - 1
The Doomsday Machine - 1
Mirror, Mirror - 1
The Tholian Web - 2
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Old August 6 2013, 04:03 PM   #14
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The Tholian Web. These are all iconic episodes, but I enjoy the other ones more.

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Old August 6 2013, 05:38 PM   #15
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Space Seed - For the same reasons I mentioned before.

Balance of Terror - 0
Space Seed - 2
The Doomsday Machine - 1
Mirror, Mirror - 1
The Tholian Web -3
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