Best Season One Episode

Discussion in 'Star Trek - Original Series' started by Nine of Four, Aug 27, 2013.

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Besto Season One Episode

Poll closed Sep 10, 2013.
  1. The Cage

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  2. The Man Trap

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Charlie X

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  4. Where No Man Has Gone Before

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  5. The Naked Time

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. The Enemy Within

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Mudd's Women

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. What Are Little Girls Made Of?

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Miri

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Dagger of the Mind

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Corbomite Maneuver

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
  12. The Menagerie, Part 1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. The Menagerie, Part 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. The Conscience of the King

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Balance of Terror

    8 vote(s)
    25.0%
  16. Shore Leave

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. The Galileo Seven

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. The Squire Of Gothos

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Arena

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Tomorrow is Yesterday

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  21. Court Martial

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. The Return of the Archons

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. Space Seed

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  24. A Taste of Armageddon

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  25. This Side of Paradise

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  26. The Devil in the Dark

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  27. Errand of Mercy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  28. The Alternative Factor

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  29. The City on the Edge of Forever

    13 vote(s)
    40.6%
  30. Operation: Annihilate!

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Nine of Four

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    Which of the 25+ episodes is the best??
     
  2. Melakon

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    There was discussion of this only a few weeks ago, I think, though wasn't around for most of it.
     
  3. Nine of Four

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    Neither was I, I believe.
     
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  5. Nine of Four

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    Incorrect. "Balance of Terror", easily.
     
  6. Gojira

    Gojira Commodore Commodore

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    Tomorrow is Yesterday. Top all time favorite Trek episode.
     
  7. jpv2000

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    The City on the Edge of Forever. :techman:

    Balance of Terror and Arena are close seconds.
     
  8. BillJ

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    A Taste of Armageddon
     
  9. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Beats and Shouting Moderator

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    Correct. Here: http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=221482

    But since this is a poll versus an elimination thread, and the results might be different, I suppose we can let it go.

    Nine of Four, I'd like to suggest you ease up on starting new threads for a while. Five in a week is plenty.

    :techman:
     
  10. Kinokima

    Kinokima Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Voted for City on the Edge of Forever which is my top favorite but rounding out my top 5 from Season 1 would be:

    Balance of Terror
    The Corbomite Manuever
    The Devil in the Dark
    This Side of Paradise
     
  11. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Beats and Shouting Moderator

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    By the way...

    The correct answer is Balance of Terror.

    :)
     
  12. Mario de Monti

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    That´s a seriously tough choice to make, there are several great episodes I like equally well. But I´ll go with "Where No Man Has Gone Before" - BoT shouldn´t win with too big a margin :)
     
  13. Robert Comsol

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    Though definitely one of my favorite Season One episodes, I find myself unable to vote for "Balance of Terror" because it's too derivative, IMHO. As an analogy to The Enemy Below and other WWII themes it's fantastic, but Star Trek wasn't just about the visualization of analogies in a futuristic concept.


    My choice is the first episode produced for the regular series, "The Corbomite Maneuver"
    • A "first" (pun intended) to set the style and tone for the series without the need to conduct additional "soul searching" as we've seen in later spin-offs
    • delivers "Where No Man Has Gone Before" right from the start by carrying us into the unknown and uncharted regions of space
    • shows us how to deal with an overwhelming adversary - by using brains and imagination :)
    • great morale that "appearances can be deceiving"
    Bob
     
  14. Warped9

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    I honestly can't answer this. There are just too many excellent choices in Season 1. I'm paralyzed with indecision. :lol:
     
  15. mach7

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    5 would be easier.

    But I will go with "The Devil in the Dark"

    It's what Trek is all about. We have an evil killing monster at the beginning,
    At the end we have an intelligent friend.

    Kirk transforms beautifully in this episode, as do we the viewers.

    Balance of Terror, Arena, City, Archons, and Space Seed are also contenders
     
  16. DalekJim

    DalekJim Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The Cage.
     
  17. BillJ

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    I always wondered if The Cage should be counted as part of any season, because it really is different from the production run?

    Since it has a longer run-time, perhaps we should count it as the first Star Trek movie!

    :techman:
     
  18. Nine of Four

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    Tru dat!!!!
     
  19. Mario de Monti

    Mario de Monti Captain Captain

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    Great call :techman:
     
  20. Push The Button

    Push The Button Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    So many great episodes in season one, I voted for The City on the Edge of Forever, but it was a tough decision.

    Just two short years after the greatness that was season one, we would get The Way to Eden, And The Children Shall Lead, and That Which Survives.