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Old June 21 2008, 08:33 AM   #1
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Top 5 favorite TOS episodes.

There must be zilllions of surveys, & done in different countries at different times, & over time the pecking order could change. So, is there a semi solid current list on this?
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Old June 21 2008, 02:48 PM   #2
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Re: Top 5 favorite TOS episodes.

Corbomite maneuver
Doomsday Machine
Ultimate Computer
Journey To Babel
Errand of Mercy

and of course in 78th place just before Alternative Factor, Trouble With Tribbles
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Old June 21 2008, 03:16 PM   #3
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Re: Top 5 favorite TOS episodes.

The top 5 TOS episodes are--

Journey to Babel
Amok Time
City on the Edge of Forever
Balance of Terror
Doomsday Machine


So sayeth moi.
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Old June 21 2008, 07:34 PM   #4
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Re: Top 5 favorite TOS episodes.

I prefer doing at least 10, but lemme see ...

BALANCE OF TERROR

THE EMPATH

THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE

THE IMMUNITY SYNDROME

ERRAND OF MERCY


I could easily drop MIRROR MIRROR and CITY ON THE EDGE and a bunch of other stuff from the Coon era in there, too ...
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Old June 21 2008, 11:54 PM   #5
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Re: Top 5 favorite TOS episodes.

Amok Time
Journey to Babel
The Ultimate Computer
The Doomsday Machine
Obsession
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Old June 22 2008, 11:33 AM   #6
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Re: Top 5 favorite TOS episodes.

1. Balance of Terror
2. The Immunity Syndrome
3. The Doomsday Machine
4. Journey to Babel
5. The City on the Edge of Forever
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Old June 22 2008, 01:49 PM   #7
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Re: Top 5 favorite TOS episodes.

1) Spock's Brain
2) And the Children shall lead
3)The Alternative factor
4)The Mark of Gideon
5) The Lights of Zetar

Just Kiddin!!
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Old June 22 2008, 06:37 PM   #8
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Re: Top 5 favorite TOS episodes.

The Trouble with Tribbles
The Menagerie
Journey to Babel
Amok Time
The Ultimate Computer
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Old June 24 2008, 05:45 AM   #9
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Re: Top 5 favorite TOS episodes.

I'll go with:

The Doomsday Machine
Mirror, Mirror
City on the Edge of Forever
The Ultimate Computer
Where No Man Has Gone Before
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Old June 24 2008, 12:05 PM   #10
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Re: Top 5 favorite TOS episodes.

Corbomite Maneuver

Balance of Terror

Journey To Babel

City on the Edge of Forever

Doomsday Machine
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Old June 24 2008, 12:24 PM   #11
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Re: Top 5 favorite TOS episodes.

Balance of Terror
City on the Edge of Forever
Doomsday Machine
Tholian Web
Journey to Babel
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Old June 24 2008, 01:41 PM   #12
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Re: Top 5 favorite TOS episodes.

Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
Corbomite Maneuver

Balance of Terror

Journey To Babel

City on the Edge of Forever

Doomsday Machine
These are probably my top five, too.
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Old June 24 2008, 01:48 PM   #13
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Re: Top 5 favorite TOS episodes.

The Changeling
Shore Leave
The Omega Glory
Arena
Mirror, Mirror
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Old June 24 2008, 01:48 PM   #14
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Re: Top 5 favorite TOS episodes.

I believe the OP was asking about any consensus list out there, not our personal top 5s.

From what I've seen here and elsewhere, The City on the Edge of Forever, The Doomsday Machine and Balance of Terror are generally considered to
be the top 3. Following those is a whole plethora of episodes including Corbomite, The Devil in the Dark, Journey to Babel, Mirror Mirror, The Cage, and several others.

Interestingly, there was a "Viewer's Choice Marathon" in 1991 that claimed to have compiled the top 10 episodes based on fan voting. I have no idea where/when this voting occurred or who was sampled. That top 10 was:
10. Balance of Terror
9. A Piece of the Action
8 & 7. The Menagerie
6. Space Seed
5. Amok Time
4. The Doomsday Machine
3. Mirror, Mirror
2. The City on the Edge of Forever
1. The Trouble With Tribbles

The Nimoy and Shatner introductions to the episodes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saAlrKGUWJ4

This list always held a special place in my heart because it was the first time (as a 7 year old! ) that I recorded Star Trek episodes for posterity. It was on KPTV12 (Portland, OR) for me!


And, just for kicks here's my personal top 5:
1. Balance of Terror
2. The Cage
3. City on the Edge of Forever
4. Mirror, Mirror
5. Space Seed
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Old June 24 2008, 02:23 PM   #15
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Re: Top 5 favorite TOS episodes.

1) Corbomite Maneuver
2) Balance of Terror
3) Arena
4) Mirror Mirror
5) Devil In The Dark
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