Episode/Novel checklist

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  1. JD

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    I've been thinking for a while now that with all of the episodes and movies pretty much available at a moment's notice now, it might be fun to set up a thread that has a list of which episodes it would be good to watch before you read certain novels.

    Destiny:
    Borg:
    TNG: Q, Who?
    The Best of Both Worlds Pts. I & II
    TNG movies: First Contact
    VOY: Scorpion Pts. I & II
    Omega Particle: Voy:
    The Omega Directive
    Capt. Hernandez & the Columbia:
    ENT: Home
    Affliction
    Divergence

    Vanguard:
    Klingons:
    TOS: Errand of Mercy
    Romulans:
    Balance of Terror
    Capt. Kirk & the Enterprise:
    Where No Man Has Gone Before
    Tholians:
    The Tholian Web
    Carol Marcus:
    TOS Movies:The Wrath of Kahn (spoilers)
    Nimbus III:
    The Final Frontier
     
  2. ryan123450

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    Awesome idea. I was just thinking of this the other day but the other way around. It would be interesting to have a list of every episode with the novels that are related to it. 'Where No Man Has Gone Before' for instance would have the My Brother's Keeper trilogy and Vanguard: Harbinger.
     
  3. JD

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    I forgot to mention in my previous post that I intended for this to be a community project, so feel free to add stuff as you think of it.
     
  4. bok2384

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    Good idea for a thread, JD. :) From my recent reading...

    Immortal Coil (TNG)
    • TOS: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?"
    • TOS: "I, Mudd"
    • TOS: "Return to Tomorrow"
    • TOS: "The Ultimate Computer"
    • TNG: "Datalore"
    • TNG: "The Schizoid Man"
    • TNG: "The Measure of a Man"
    • TNG: "The Offspring"
    • TNG: "Brothers"
    • TNG: "Birthright, Part I"
    Losing the Peace (TNG)
    • TNG: "Future Imperfect"
    • DS9: "Let He Who is Without Sin"
     
  5. Kertrats47

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    Probably not exactly what you had in mind, but due to my most recent Trek read being
    How Much For Just the Planet? (TOS),

    • (TOS) "The Trouble With Tribbles,"
    • (TOS) "I, Mudd," and
    • (TOS)"A Piece of the Action"

    may be good reminders that Trek is, at times, silly!
     
  6. Plaristes

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    For Destiny, I would add the last episode of Voyager as a "should watch before reading" episode as well.
     
  7. JWolf

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    Before reading the Cold Equations Trilogy, watch the TNG movie Nemesis.
     
  8. Greg Cox

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    "Khan," not "Kahn." As in "Genghis."

    (Sorry. Pet peeve--for obvious reasons!)
     
  9. JD

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    I tried to address these, but it won't let me edit anymore.
     
  10. JD

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    What episode would it be best to watch before I read the Eugenics Wars books? I know they brought in a ton of stuff from a bunch of different 20th Century episodes, and there's a lot of them I don't remember that well. I already plan on watching Assignment: Eternity and Space Seed.
     
  11. ryan123450

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    Tomorrow is Yesterday?
     
  12. Greg Cox

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    Those two are the biggies, of course. I managed to reference most of the 20th Century eps, but sometimes just as a cute in-joke or cameo. You might want to check out "11:59," the VOYAGER ep about Janeway's ancestor, since Shannon O'Donnell figures rather prominently in Book Two. Also, "The Neutral Zone," that first-season TNG ep where they find three survivors of the 20th Century in suspended animation.

    Also: "Little Green Men," the DS9 episode set during the Roswell incident.
     
  13. JD

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    Thanks. I'll definitinly be checking out 11:59 before I read the book. I don't remember a thing about that one.
    Damn, I just remembered that they marked the E-book way up, so I'll be waiting to see if it goes back down. I had planned on it being one of the next books I bought, but not any more.
     
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    Future's End parts 1 & 2
     
  15. JD

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    I just watched those during my Netflix Voyager rewatch, so I'm good there.
     
  16. Odo

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    Great idea!

    For 'The Left Hand of Destiny' duology:

    Kahless:
    Rightful Heir

    Drex, Gowron, Klingon-Federation Conflict, the Dominion:
    The Way of the Warrior
    Apocalypse Rising

    Worf, Kor, and Klingon Mythology:
    The Sword of Kahless

    Martok and Worf:
    In Purgatory's Shadow
    By Inferno's Light

    Martok, Worf, the Rotarran and crew:
    Soldier's of the Empire

    Martok, Worf, Alexander, the Rotarran and crew:
    Sons and Daughters

    Martok, Sirella, Worf and family:
    You are Cordially Invited

    Martok, Kor, the Ch'Tang and crew:
    Once More Unto the Breach

    End of Dominion War:
    When It Rains...
    Tacking Into the Wind
    The Dogs of War
    What You Leave Behind

    ...and that should set you up for this two-parter!
     
  17. JD

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    I've got another one:
    Immortal Coil: (this may contain spoilers)

    TOS:
    What Are Little Girls
    Requiem For Methuselah
    The Ultimate Computer
    TNG:
    The Measure of A Man
    The Quality of Life
    (I'm sure there are others, but I'm brain farting right now and those are all I can come up with)
     
  18. Christopher

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    ^For Immortal Coil, pretty much any TOS or TNG episode involving artificial intelligence.
     
  19. TJ Sinclair

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    Not to mention more than a few nods to non-Trek AIs. ;)
     

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