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Old July 19 2014, 02:05 PM   #1
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Which episodes should have been two-parters?

What Star Trek episodes would have benefitted most by being expanded to two parts? And if they had been expanded, what facets of the actual episode would you have wanted to be more fully developed/explained?
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Old July 19 2014, 07:53 PM   #2
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Re: Which episodes should have been two-parters?

I'm not positive any would have benefitted from extra time. Even the most plot-heavy episodes seemed to spend enough time showing off the characters and savoring the mood and, where they were good, exploring the ideas developed that the production didn't feel cheated, and even the most mood- or character-heavy episodes kept the plot moving at a fair pace.

The Original Series did extremely well at balancing all the aspects needed to make an interesting show, and while we might see situations where we'd like to know more about the goings-on (e.g., Landru, Eminiar, Yonada or the workings of Vulcan's mystic/ritual side) I'm skeptical that there could be that much more told about them without the explanations becoming too nonsensical or the episodes becoming leaden.
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Old July 21 2014, 12:40 AM   #3
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Re: Which episodes should have been two-parters?

Well, goodness, I didn't mean to kill the whole thread. I'm sorry for that.

(I do think that ``Mirror, Mirror'' could've benefitted from another, say, four minutes or so, so they could actually establish that Halkan prediction of universal rebellion that Kirk mentions in the climax, mind.)
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Old July 21 2014, 02:55 AM   #4
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Re: Which episodes should have been two-parters?

I suspect that the reason the thread isn't hopping is because the same subject is already being discussed here.
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