Each series has some outstanding episodes and some real clunkers. However, I'm wondering if anyone has given thought to the episodes that had the kernel of a good idea, but didn't quite live up to the premise. I'll start off with TOS's "The Way to Eden". The very idea of space hippies is ridiculed by some, but I think that it makes sense. I can't imagine that any society would be so conformist and universally self-satisfied that it wouldn't develop some sort of counter-culture. GR himself hinted at that in the novelization of ST:TMP with his references to the "New Human" movement. I certainly acknowledge that there are plenty of cringe-inducing moments, but I think those could have been mitigated with skilled re-writing. I do think the final scene where Spock says "His name was Adam" as he and Kirk look at the body of a hippie poisoned by an apple, carries an impact despite the hokiness that led up to it. What say all of you?