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Old January 17 2014, 08:03 PM   #16
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Re: Two-Parters where the 2nd part is better?

I'm a bit torn on Redemption and Scorpion as I haven't seen them in quite some time, though I felt Redemption part 2 had somewhat weaker writing (Data's first officer was such a putz you were left wondering how he ever got through the Academy). For BoBW I have to give the points to part 1.

Actually, a list of the cliffhanger episodes wouldn't be the worst thing ever...
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Old January 17 2014, 09:43 PM   #17
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Re: Two-Parters where the 2nd part is better?

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Actually, a list of the cliffhanger episodes wouldn't be the worst thing ever...
Ask and you shall receive: http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Story_arcs

Of course, the page also notes the more unique nature of multi-episode arcs like DS9 and ENT. My personal preference is, if you consider it a 2-parter or not, then go for it.
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Old January 17 2014, 10:15 PM   #18
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Re: Two-Parters where the 2nd part is better?

Bolded the part I think is better. Omitted entries where I have no strong opinion.
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Old January 17 2014, 10:35 PM   #19
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Re: Two-Parters where the 2nd part is better?

In the history of Trek two-parters, I believe Descent (ironically) suffers the biggest drop of quality from Part I to Part II.*

*To me, Storm Front was pretty bad, but I consider both parts equally bad overall.
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Old January 18 2014, 06:36 PM   #20
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Re: Two-Parters where the 2nd part is better?

Not having seen Voyager in a longer time, "Chain of Command, Part II" and, very slightly (or at least as good), "The Search, Part II." "The Search, Part I" was much better than "The Jem'Hadar" if you view the trilogy as two two-parters.
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Old January 18 2014, 07:33 PM   #21
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Re: Two-Parters where the 2nd part is better?

"Chain of Command, Part II" is the only one that immediately comes to mind. Part I is fine, but it's the interrogation drama in Part II that is the most memorable.
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Old January 18 2014, 08:58 PM   #22
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Re: Two-Parters where the 2nd part is better?

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"Chain of Command, Part II" is the only one that immediately comes to mind. Part I is fine, but it's the interrogation drama in Part II that is the most memorable.
I did enjoy the concept of Picard being tortured but would Gul Madred really have had free reign to sadistically torture Picard without any results? Star Fleet knew the mission might fail and for that very reason reassigned him before he became aware of any strategic data that might under mine Federation defenses.

Cardassians are clever and shrewd, they would have seen that a POW was more valuable than a potentially dead torture victim. I can't reconcile Madred's position with his chosen methods.
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Old January 18 2014, 11:14 PM   #23
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Re: Two-Parters where the 2nd part is better?

I don't think Madred ever would have actually killed Picard.
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