Comfort Episodes (all Trek)

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  1. IzzyAtWarp9

    IzzyAtWarp9 Commander Red Shirt

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    OK I wasn't really sure which series to post this because I want to talk about all series.

    So everyone has a comfort book or film or something they watch when they're sad or have nothing else to do or when it's raining (unless you're a 'rain what rain?' type person like me). So I'm wondering what's your comfort episode or Star Trek? Any series, and season, I don't care.

    I have a few from different series so mine would be:

    TOS - Whom Gods Destroy (I just find Garth utterly hilarious and the fight between Kirks at the end makes me laugh)
    TNG - A have a couple:
    The Arsenal of Freedom (I LOVE this episode although I think there was potential for some great Picard-Crusher stuff, I think the plotline is great. The first day I saw this episode, I watched it I think 4 or 5 times THAT DAY
    and Data's Day (This is just a heartwarming episode. Every bit of it is so entertaining and well done)
    DS9 - Our Man Bashir (Just YES)

    So that's mine, what's yours?
     
  2. Melakon

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    Currently Enterprise is the only complete series I have, with Season 7 of DS9, and a scattering of episodes from the other series through Fan Collective packages.

    I tend to look through them all, but the one I always keep going back to is TOS: Mirror, Mirror. Considering I first saw it in 1967 or thereabouts, I think it has a great shelf life.

    For all-series questions like this, you could have put it in the General Trek Discussion forum, where it would probably get more replies. Ask a mod to move it for you.
     
  3. IzzyAtWarp9

    IzzyAtWarp9 Commander Red Shirt

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    Yeah I'm a fan of most mirror universe episodes

    Thnx for the advice I'll do that ASAP I'm not very knowledgeable forum-wise :)
     
  4. Mario de Monti

    Mario de Monti Captain Captain

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    Ok, here´s my selection for "rainy day episodes":

    TOS: The Doomsday Machine, Immunity Syndrome, The Galileo Seven and Enterprise Incident
    TNG: The Best of Both Worlds + Family, Cause and Effect, Data´s Day, The Wounded and All Good Things ...
    ENT: Silent Enemy, Minefield, Dead Stop and First Flight
     
  5. IzzyAtWarp9

    IzzyAtWarp9 Commander Red Shirt

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    The Enterprise Incident the one where that guy is trying to stop the space launch?
     
  6. Dale Sams

    Dale Sams Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    My def of 'comfort episode' is, a show you can put on and then clean the room. "Data's Day" doesn't work for me because of all the Romulan intrigue that demands my attention.

    TOS- Trouble With Tribbles.
     
  7. 20-Backwards

    20-Backwards Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The Royale, definitely.
     
  8. Melakon

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    The Enterprise Incident had the ship surrounded in the Romulan Neutral Zone. The space launch thing you're thinking of might be Assignment: Earth.
     
  9. davidant32

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    TOS: Spectre of the Gun, The Trouble with Tribbles
    TNG: Where No One Has Gone Before, Yesterday's Enterprise
    DS9: Trials and Tribble-ations

    If I have a huge block of time to kill, sometime I'd like to watch TOS "The Tholian Web," then ENT "In a Mirror, Darkly," and finally end with TOS "Mirror, Mirror"
     
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    I wish the book actually existed in real life. It would be the Sharktopus of novels; so bad it's good.
     
  11. LobsterAfternoon

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    DS9 - Trials, Way of the Warrior, In The Pale Moonlight
    Ent - first episode of the Xindi arc though I forget the title
     
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    TOS: "Who Mourns for Adonais?", "The Paradise Syndrome"
    TAS: "Yesteryear", "Beyond the Farthest Star"
    TNG: "Family", "Qpid"
    DS9: "Trials and Tribble-ations", "Our Man Bashir"
    VOY: "Future's End 1&2", "Someone to Watch Over Me"
    ENT: "Borderland", "Cold Station 12", The Augments"
     
  13. Captain Kathryn

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    Any episode with Q! :)

    I'll answer this one more seriously when I have access to all the episode names!

    But yeah I tend to indulge in any episode featuring Q though. :D
     
  14. Mutai Sho-Rin

    Mutai Sho-Rin Crusty Old Bastard Moderator

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    I moved this thread to General Trek since it covers all TV series.
     
  15. Toxteth O´Grady

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    First one that came to mind is "Trials and Tribble-ations." Just a fun episode from beginning to end!

    Actually, any episode that dealt with time travel got a lot of repeated viewings from me, but "Trials" is at the top.
     
  16. TheMightyQ

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    DS9: Our Man Bashir, It's Only a Paper Moon
    TNG: Starship Mine-I'm not exactly sure why but I LOVE this episode (plus Tim Russ is in it).
     
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    TOS: "Balance of Terror," "Assignment: Earth," "The Tholian Web"

    TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise," "Sins of the Father," "The Drumhead," "Face of the Enemy," "The Pegasus"

    DS9: "Visionary," "Improbable Cause," "The Die is Cast," "The Adversary," "For the Cause," "To the Death," "For the Uniform," "In Purgatory's Shadow," "By Inferno's Light," "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges"

    VOY: "Year of Hell," "The Killing Game," "Timeless," "The Voyager Conspiracy"

    --Sran
     
  18. Mario de Monti

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    Oh my goodness, NOOO!! That is Assignment: Earth - which is just awful, IMO. Enterprise Incident is the espionage story, where Kirk & Co. are sent on a secret mission to steal a Romulan cloaking devce.

    And since I don´t usually watch DS9 or VOY I initially forgot to mention:

    DS9: Trials and Tribble-ations
     
  19. Roboturner913

    Roboturner913 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Distilling it down to the episodes I usually go for when I just want to have some Star Trek on:

    Balance of Terror
    That Which Survives
    The Savage Curtain
    Samaritan Snare
    Peak Performance
    Yesterday's Enterprise
    Cause and Effect
    All Good Things
    Whispers
    Civil Defense
    The Ascent
    Take Me Out to the Holosuite
     
  20. Captain Rob

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    Don't forget TAS. I think it's "More Tribbles, More Troubles".
    Poor little glommar. Confronted with a tribble the size of a VW Beetle.
     

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