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Old November 11 2011, 03:36 AM   #1
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168 Episode Countdown

Hey ya'll,

I'm new to the site. I hate for my first post to be a plug, but I'm not much of a message board guy. However, I do like meeting like-minded people, which is why I came here to make a plug in the first place.

On Monday over at my blog, I will begin counting down every episode of TNG, from worst to first. At one a day, it should take about eight months, but I think it's going to be a blast, and I would enjoy having company (and perhaps a few friendly arguments) for the ride. The best part is I have every post more or less typed up already, so there's no worries that this will be one of those blogs that dies about a third of the way through.

If you're interested, head on over to Death by Troggles.

Thanks!
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Old November 11 2011, 04:04 AM   #2
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Re: 168 Episode Countdown

Sounds very interesting, Troggles. I look forward to seeing the countdown, and your reasons for the placement of episodes!
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Old November 11 2011, 05:07 PM   #3
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Very cool! I would love to join in the discussion.
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Old November 11 2011, 06:35 PM   #4
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Great! A fellow Minnesotan, too!

See you Monday, perhaps.
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Old November 12 2011, 05:48 AM   #5
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I look forward to finding out which episodes fared worse than "Shades of Gray."
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Old November 12 2011, 02:44 PM   #6
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Heh. I liken it to the Beatles songs I think are worse than Revolution #9
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Old November 12 2011, 04:01 PM   #7
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Clearly more suited to the Websites Forum, as it's really promoting someone's own site. Moving to that forum. I'll leave a redirect here though.
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Old November 12 2011, 04:48 PM   #8
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Thanks!
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Old November 14 2011, 12:36 AM   #9
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"From worst to first?" So you're going to end on the first episode no matter what?
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Old November 14 2011, 07:01 PM   #10
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The countdown has started!

@Dominion--You debating semantics? Is "worst to best" clearer?
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Old November 14 2011, 09:58 PM   #11
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An interesting choice for very worst. While I've hardly seen Too Short a Season placed highly on any Trek fans best lists, I've never really seen it given such criticism. It strikes me as an absolutely mediocre episode in every sense of the word. There are many worse ones I can think of, but this is your countdown.

I do remember reading a funny review of that episode though. The title of the review was.. get this..

Too Long a Season One. Guffaw!
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Old November 15 2011, 04:16 AM   #12
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The first episode on your list is one of the few episodes that I can hardly remember. I'll have to rewatch it at some point to see if it's as bad as you say it is.
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Old November 15 2011, 04:59 AM   #13
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You're not the first person to say that. And I guess that was my point. It's not memorable.
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Old November 16 2011, 08:51 PM   #14
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Violations: I'll admit I enjoyed this episode quite a bit. Crusher's flashbacks to seeing her husband were the high points of the episode for me. Nevertheless, you bring up some very good points. The crew should have been able to deduce who the rapist was much sooner, but instead they kind of looked like fools.

New Ground: I didn't think this episode was that bad, but it was pretty forgettable. I never liked Alexander, although I liked that he was a little less annoying in this episode than in most.

I really like your list so far. I'm glad that you aren't just going with the crowd and choosing the episodes that most people put at the bottom of their list (Shades of Grey, Angel One, Justice, etc.).

Keep up the great work!
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Old November 16 2011, 11:31 PM   #15
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Thanks, Admiral! My goal wasn't to be different, but I really tried to ask myself "How likely am I to watch this episode if it came on?" Some episodes are terrible, but have parts that I still enjoy (much like your feelings about Violations) and I rank them accordingly.

I'd love to see you comment on my site and interact with the rest of us passive-aggressive Minnesotans (mostly), but I'm happy to come back here, too. Let me know if you think there's a way I can present it more effectively.
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