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Old July 31 2009, 09:06 PM   #16
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Re: Let's discuss all episodes of TOS

Here's an admission: Doomsday Machine is one of my least favorites. I can't tolerate Commodore Decker, except lashed to a bio-bed with a long-acting hypo in him. And the planet killer is annoying as hell. Contact my lawyer, please.
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Old July 31 2009, 09:51 PM   #17
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So Chrisisall back to the original question? What are your favorite TOS episodes?
How about instead of just discussing our favorite eps, maybe someone could come up with a BBS-type thingy where we could do that. It would be like a TOS forum.
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Old July 31 2009, 09:51 PM   #18
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Old July 31 2009, 09:53 PM   #19
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My favourite ep is `Miri'. By 1983, i'd seen nearly every ep, bar this, and didn't know what it was about, very exciting as a Trek fan to have a story u know nothing about, except the title. I even assumed it was season 3. Secondly, it was banned by the BBC after being shown once in late 1970 and causing an uproar, which makes it stand out, and third, story-wise it's so damn GOOD and relatively original.
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Old July 31 2009, 09:54 PM   #20
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Crush, Kill, DESTROY!
That's the I.D.I.C., isn't it?
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Old July 31 2009, 09:59 PM   #21
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Crush, Kill, DESTROY!
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Infinite Destroying in Infinite Crushing- yes, of course.


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Old July 31 2009, 10:01 PM   #22
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Old July 31 2009, 10:42 PM   #23
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My favourite ep is `Miri'...it was banned by the BBC after being shown once in late 1970 and causing an uproar...
This is news; what was the deal on that?
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Old August 1 2009, 03:48 PM   #24
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Old August 1 2009, 03:52 PM   #25
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Crush, Kill, DESTROY!
That's the I.D.I.C., isn't it?
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Oh wait... was this... was this from Lost In Space? Some kind of android that the Robinsons encountered on one of their typical dust ball planet strandings?

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Old August 3 2009, 02:59 PM   #26
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That's the I.D.I.C., isn't it?
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Oh wait... was this... was this from Lost In Space? Some kind of android that the Robinsons encountered on one of their typical dust ball planet strandings?

Yup, that's the one. A compact Doomsday Machine, he cleans up what the big one leaves behind.

Wonder why his nameplate is a strap-on, rather than a sewn-on.
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Old August 5 2009, 05:43 PM   #27
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Ater watching "Court-Martial" last weekend, it occurred to me that this is a pretty good episode right up until the final act. A nice, taut, "Perry Mason-vs-Starfleet Computer" story.

I'm guessing that it was Roddenberry's edict "put the ship in danger" that accounts for the forced ending. While it was important to find Finney alive and well and hiding aboard ship, the whole subplot with him sabotaging the ship (with jumper cables) and eventually fighting Kirk is unneccessary.

I won't even go into the whole thing with McCoy's microphone and the heartbeats. Dumb.

The ending could have been improved greatly by having Kirk and Spock search for Finney...he holds them hostage with a phaser and still gets to give his impassioned speech ("Officers and gentlemen! Captains all! Except for Finney...and his one mistake!")...then Sam Cogley brings in Finney's daughter at the last moment and he cracks.

But I know Roddenberry always pushed for the "ticking clock" ending.
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Old August 7 2009, 01:24 AM   #28
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I've always liked Court Martial but would be hard-pressed to choose my top favourites...

I guess The Cage and Where No Man Has Gone Before feature quite near or at the top. Also others like The City on the Edge of Forever, Obsession and All Our Yesterdays are quite strong, character-led storylines too...
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Old August 7 2009, 03:38 AM   #29
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Journey To Babel is my favorite episode.

It has everything I love about TOS Trek - emphasis on character, aliens, mystery, suspense, the big E in peril, great dialogue for the big three - plus Sarek and Amanda (I love Sarek!!). Spock gets his family straightened out, Kirk gets to fight and play act, and Bones gets the last word. There's lots going on plot wise and the diaolgue is highly effective and true to character.

I absolutely love Sarek, and Mark Lenard's elegant portrayal of him. He's brilliant, charming, devastating, formidable and intrinsically *Vulcan* - quite the force of personality. I totally believe this man is a power broker between the worlds. Jane Wyman is nearly as wonderful as Amanda, and the two play beautifully off one and another. Amanda's confrontation with Spock when he will not step down as acting captain to save his father is one of the best scenes in all of Trek.

There are so many other episodes I enjoy, but especially these:

Amok Time
City On The Edge Of Forever
Balance of Terror
The Doomsday Machine
Shore Leave
Tomorrow Is Yesterday
The Enterprise Incident
All Our Yesterdays

I was watching Court Martial a couple weeks ago and was surprised at how good it was. the power went out when I was about 2/3 of the way through, so I'll have to revisit the episode again soon.
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Old August 7 2009, 11:10 AM   #30
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I must confess a secret liking for Charlie X - but that's probably just nostalgia talking...
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