Easy Episode Rating Thread: TNG S2

Discussion in 'The Next Generation' started by Captrek, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. Captrek

    Captrek Vice Admiral Admiral

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    With the S2 season finale having "aired" on Episode of the Week, it's time to rate the episodes.

    You can rate them almost any way you want to. For example:
    • List all episodes from favorite to least favorite
    • Assign a score to each episode
    • List just your favorite episodes, or your favorite and least favorite
    I'll construct a preferential ballot from your post and tally the results with the Schulze/Beatpath/CSSD method.

    I haven't made my S2 ratings yet, so if the instructions aren't clear look at the [thread=201115]S1 thread[/thread] for examples.

    I'm thinking of doing one of these threads for each season at the end of the season, and a cumulative one at the midpoint of each season. So at the midpoint of S3, we'll have a thread for all episodes from S1, S2 and the first half of S3. Then at the end of S3 we'll have a thread for S3 episodes.
     
  2. Third Nacelle

    Third Nacelle Captain Captain

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    A
    The Measure of a Man (Best of the season, one of the best of the franchise)
    Q Who? (Awesome all-around, the Borg were pretty damned scary before they got watered down)
    Unnatural Selection (The best Pulaski episode)
    The Emissary (Worf finally gets some real development as a person, and not just as a Klingon)

    B
    The Child (Not the only time Troi's been penetrated by an energy entity, but the only time it results in pregnancy. I like this episode mainly as a showcase of the improved production values over S1)
    Time Squared (Interesting concept, but something about this ep just feels off)
    Pen Pals (The debate over the PD was one of the best things about this season)
    Where Silence Has Lease (Only good by S2 standards)
    A Matter of Honor (Ditto)

    C
    Elementary, Dear Data (Fun, but not as fun as they intended)
    Contagion (Go home Geordi, you're drunk)
    Peak Performance (Should have been the finale)
    Manhunt (Not the greatest Lwaxana ep)
    Loud as a Whisper (Mostly a snooze-fest, but an interesting concept)
    The Schizoid Man (Worth it for IG's self-eulogizing)

    D

    The Dauphin (Alright, for a Wesley episode)
    The Samaritan Snare (Mildly entertaining)
    Up the Long Ladder (Bring on the stereotyping)
    The Royale (Meh)

    F

    The Icarus Factor (Cringe)
    The Outrageous Okona (Ick)

    DID NOT ATTEMPT
    Shades of Gray (Ugh)
     
  3. Captrek

    Captrek Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Mine, from favorite to least:

    1. Q Who
    2. The Measure Of A Man
    3. Elementary, Dear Data
    4. The Emissary
    5. A Matter Of Honor
    6. Contagion
    7. Where Silence Has Lease
    8. Loud As A Whisper
    9. Pen Pals
    10. Unnatural Selection
    11. The Schizoid Man
    12. Time Squared
    13. Peak Performance
    14. The Child
    15. The Dauphin
    16. The Royale
    17. Shades of Gray
    18. Manhunt
    19. Up The Long Ladder
    20. Samaritan Snare
    21. The Icarus Factor
    22. The Outrageous Okona
     
  4. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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    From Favorite to Least Favorite:

    1) Measure of a Man
    2) Q Who
    3) A Matter of Honor
    4) Contagion
    5) Elementary, Dear Data
    6) Peak Performance
    7) Time Squared
    8) Loud as a Whisper
    9) The Child
    10) The Emissary
    11) Manhunt
    12) Unnatural Selection
    13) The Royale
    14) Where Silence Has Lease
    15) Pen Pals
    16) Shades of Gray (Yep, not my least favorite episode of the season)
    17) The Schizoid Man
    18) The Dauphin
    19) The Icarus Factor
    20) Samaritan Snare
    21) Up the Long Ladder
    22) The Outrageous Okona
     
  5. Vasquez Rocks

    Vasquez Rocks Commodore Commodore

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    Favorite least favorite:

    1. Q Who
    2. The Measure of a Man
    3. Elementary, Dear Data
    4. Contagion
    5. Where Silence Has Lease
    6. The Emissary
    7. The Royale
    8. Peak Performance
    9. Pen Pals
    10. The Schizoid Man
    11. Loud as a Whisper
    12. Time Squared
    13. A Matter of Honor
    14. Up the Long Ladder
    15. The Child
    16. The Dauphin
    17. Unnatural Selection
    18. The Icarus Factor
    19. Manhunt
    20. The Outrageous Okona
    21. Samaritan Snare
    22. Shades of Gray
     
  6. Starpaul20

    Starpaul20 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    From most favorite to least favorite:

    1. The Measure Of A Man
    2. Q Who
    3. The Emissary
    4. Contagion
    5. A Matter Of Honor
    6. Elementary, Dear Data
    7. Time Squared
    8. Loud As A Whisper
    9. Where Silence Has Lease
    10. Unnatural Selection
    11. The Royale
    12. Peak Performance
    13. Pen Pals
    14. The Schizoid Man
    15. The Dauphin
    16. The Child
    17. Samaritan Snare
    18. Manhunt
    19. Up The Long Ladder
    20. The Icarus Factor
    21. The Outrageous Okona
    22. Shades of Gray
     
  7. DostoyevskyClone

    DostoyevskyClone Captain Captain

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    I'm glad to see this system being used again. It was really interesting seeing the results for season one.

    9 (Great)
    Where Silence has Lease
    The Measure of a Man
    The Dauphin
    Q Who

    8 (Good)
    Elementary, Dear Data
    A Matter of Honor
    Contagion
    The Royale
    Time Squared
    The Icarus Factor
    Samaritan Snare
    The Emissary
    Peak Performance

    7 (Average)
    The Child
    The Outrageous Okona
    Loud as a Whisper
    The Schizoid Man
    Unnatural Selection
    Up the Long Ladder
    Manhunt
    Shades of Gray

    6 (Poor)
    Pen Pals
     
  8. jimbotron

    jimbotron Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Excellent:
    Elementary, Dear Data
    A Matter of Honor
    The Measure of a Man
    Contagion
    Q Who
    Peak Performance

    Good:
    Where Silence Has Lease
    Loud as a Whisper
    Unnatural Selection
    The Royale (a guilty pleasure of mine)
    Time Squared
    The Icarus Factor
    The Emissary

    Barely watchable:
    The Child
    The Schizoid Man
    The Dauphin
    Pen Pals
    Samaritan Snare
    Up the Long Ladder

    No comment:
    The Outrageous Okona
    Manhunt
    Shades of Gray (though compared to the other two, it's not so bad)
     
  9. sadsquid

    sadsquid Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Thanks for bringing this back again Cap! Who doesn't like making lists? :P


    My Ratings (out of 5, from best to worst):

    5 - Q Who
    4 - Measure of A Man
    4 - Time Squared
    4 - Elementary, Dear Data
    4 - Peak Performance
    4 - Contagion
    3 - The Royale
    3 - A Matter of Honor
    3 - Where Silence Has Lease
    3 - Samaritan Snare
    3 - The Emissary
    2 - Manhunt
    2 - The Schizoid Man
    2 - The Icarus Factor
    2 - The Child
    2 - Pen Pals
    2 - Up the Long Ladder
    2 - Loud As A Whisper
    2 - The Outrageous Okona
    2 - Unnatural Selection
    2 - The Dauphin
    1 - Shades of Gray
     
  10. Captrek

    Captrek Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Results so far:
     

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  11. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    My ratings should be considered totally ordered. If one episode appears higher than another on the list, I have rated it higher.

    Top ten of series:
    Q Who

    Great:
    Contagion
    The Measure Of A Man
    Elementary, Dear Data

    Good:
    The Emissary
    Samaritan Snare
    Peak Performance
    A Matter Of Honor
    The Royale
    Where Silence Has Lease

    Decent:
    Time Squared
    Unnatural Selection

    Mediocre:
    Loud As A Whisper

    Bad:
    The Schizoid Man
    The Child
    Pen Pals
    The Icarus Factor

    Terrible:
    Up The Long Ladder
    The Dauphin
    Manhunt
    Shades of Grey
    The Outrageous Okana
     
  12. Captrek

    Captrek Vice Admiral Admiral

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    There was a bug in the code so the results in [post=8339473]#10[/post] were not quite accurate. Here are updated results, with the bug corrected and Jirin's votes counted.
     

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  13. jimbotron

    jimbotron Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Season 3 will be interesting. I consider at least a dozen episodes excellent.
     
  14. MikeS

    MikeS Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Not necessarily in order...

    Excellent.
    Q Who
    The Measure of a Man
    A Matter of Honour

    Good.
    Elementary, Dear Data
    Contagion
    Peak Performance
    Where Silence Has Lease
    The Emissary

    OK.
    Unnatural Selection
    The Child
    Pen Pals
    The Schizoid Man
    Time Squared
    Loud as a Whisper
    The Royale
    The Dauphin
    Up the Long Ladder
    The Icarus Factor

    Poor.
    Manhunt (this starts off well and then just fizzles out into boredom after ten minutes!)
    The Outrageous Okona
    Samaritan Snare
    Shades of Gray
     
  15. Trek Survivor

    Trek Survivor Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    One of my all-time favourite seasons so expect good ratings:

    A*
    A Matter Of Honour
    The Measure of A Man
    Time Squared
    Q Who

    A
    Elementary Dear Data
    Contagion
    The Royale
    The Emissary
    Peak Performance

    B
    The Child
    Where Silence Has Lease
    Loud As A Whisper
    The Schzoid Man
    The Icarus Factor
    Pen Pals
    Up The Long Ladder

    C
    Unnatural Selection
    The Dauphin
    Samaritan Snare
    Manhunt

    D
    The Outrageous Okona
    Shades Of Gray
     
  16. TrekAlliance92

    TrekAlliance92 Captain Captain

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    A (Excellent)
    Where Silence Has Lease
    Unnatural Selection
    Contagion
    Time Squared
    Q Who?
    The Emissary
    Peak Performance

    B (Good)
    A Matter of Honor
    The Measure of a Man

    C (Average)

    The Child
    The Dauphin
    The Royale
    Pen Pals
    Samartian Snare
    Manhunt

    D (Poor)
    Elementary, Dear Data
    Loud as a Whisper
    Up the Long Ladder

    F (Awful)
    The Outrageous Okana
    The Icarus Factor
    Shades of Gray
     
  17. Captrek

    Captrek Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Updated with contributions from MikeS, Trek Survivor and TrekAlliance92.

    (BTW, Trek Survivor, your name makes me think of Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway and Archer voting each other off the island.)
     

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  18. Trek Survivor

    Trek Survivor Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yep, Sisko had to go when he wore that coconut bikini.

    As for the Episode diagram, good job! Over the moon to see I'm not the only one who appreciates "The Royale".
     
  19. Eddie Roth

    Eddie Roth Commodore Commodore

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    Here's mine:

    1. The Measure Of A Man
    2. Q Who
    3. Contagion
    4. Elementary, Dear Data
    5. The Emissary
    6. A Matter Of Honor
    7. Peak Performance
    8. Time Squared
    9. Loud As A Whisper
    10. Where Silence Has Lease
    11. Pen Pals
    12. The Child
    13. The Royale
    14. Manhunt
    15. Unnatural Selection
    16. Samaritan Snare
    17. The Outrageous Okona
    18. The Dauphin
    19. Up The Long Ladder
    20. The Schizoid Man
    21. Shades of Gray
    22. The Icarus Factor
     
  20. Captrek

    Captrek Vice Admiral Admiral

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    update
     

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