Favorite episodes

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  1. evangelist6589

    evangelist6589 Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    What are your top 5 favorite episodes from the original series? What are you favorite episodes from the three seasons? Which season is the best? For me its 1-3 in that order.
     
  2. Push The Button

    Push The Button Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    1. The City on The Edge of Forever
    2. The Doomsday Machine
    3. The Naked Time
    4. A Taste of Armageddon
    5. Balance of Terror

    Honorable mentions: The Corbomite Maneuver, Mirror Mirror, Journey to Babel
    Season one was the best, in my opinion. Everyone was trying so hard to make it a success, and it showed.
     
  3. Melakon

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    I can't limit it to 5 or even 15, as even mediocre or worse episodes can have a single element that I might like. I generally consider the first season the best, even though they were still trying to figure out what were to become the Federation, Starfleet, and all those other little details we eventually accepted as canon standards. "Return of the Archons" is one of my favorites from the first season, and is perhaps the first time Kirk beams down and destroys an entire civilization's lifestyle.
     
  4. CaptPapa

    CaptPapa Commander Red Shirt

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    Nah . . . limiting a favorite list to 5 is too tough. But in my opinion, the show hit it's stride in season 2.

    ME
     
  5. LOKAI of CHERON

    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    Yes, a five episode listing would be close to impossible for me to compile. This is STAR TREK we're talking about here you know! :techman:
     
  6. ToddPence

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    1. The Omega Glory
    2. The Empath
    3. The City on the Edge of Forever
    4. Charlie X
    5. Journey to Babel
     
  7. telerites

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    1. Trouble with Gribbles
    2. Amok Time
    3. Bread and Circuses
    4. City on the Edge of Forever
    5. Tie - A Piece of the Action/Patterns of Force
     
  8. BillJ

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    Might as well ask me which one of my kids I love more... :lol:
     
  9. BillJ

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    Is this a lost episode of "King of the Hill"? :p
     
  10. telerites

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    :lol: Tablet typing always gets me. I didn't realize that a gribble is actually a type of marine worm. [​IMG]
     
  11. Vandervecken

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    1. A Piece of the Action
    2. Errand of Mercy
    3. A Taste of Armageddon
    4. Spectre of the Gun
    5. Mirror, Mirror


    I need more room than this!
     
  12. CrazyMatt

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    Top 5 favorites:

    1. The Doomsday Machine
    2. The Ultimate Computer
    3. The Tholien Web
    4. Journey To Babel
    5. Balance Of Terror

    Bottom 5 un-favorites:

    1. The Way To Eden
    2. Plato's Stepchildren
    3. For The World Is Hollow And I Have Touched The Sky
    4. Return To Tomorrow
    5. The Man Trap

    (note: #1 in this list is absolute worst)

    5 Guilty Pleasures:

    1. Wink Of An Eye (Hot Scalosian babes!)
    2. Turnabout Intruder (Hot Evil lady scientist!)
    3. What Are Little Girls Made Of? (Hot Hot Hot android Andrea!)
    4. Spock's Brain (More hot--and horny--space babes)
    5. (tie) The Omega Glory (Cool Exeter Unis!)/That Which Survives (Another Hot Android!)
     
  13. Ssosmcin

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    1. The Doomsday Machine
    2. Where No Man Has Gone Before
    3. Balance of Terror
    4. The Man Trap
    5. Day of the Dove

    1. Where No Man Has Gone Before
    2. The Doomsday Machine
    3. Day of the Dove


    I'd have to agree. I love all three seasons, but I got with 1, 2 and then 3 in order of what I enjoy most.
     
  14. Galileo7

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    Balance of Terror
    The Man Trap
    The Doomsday Machine
    Mirror,Mirror
    A Taste of Armageddon
    Day Of The Dove
    :klingon:
     
  15. Trekfan4387

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    01. The City on the Edge of Forever
    02. Amok Time
    03. The Devil in the Dark
    04. The Doomsday Machine
    05. Balance of Terror
    06. Mirror, Mirror
    07. The Menagerie, Part I
    08. The Menagerie, Part II
    09. Space Seed
    10. The Trouble with Tribbles
    11. Journey to Babel
    12. The Corbomite Maneuver
    13. The Enterprise Incident
    14. The Ultimate Computer
    15. All Our Yesterdays
    16. A Taste of Armageddon
    17. Where No Man Has Gone Before
    18. Metamorphosis
    19. A Piece of the Action
    20. This Side of Paradise
    21. Errand of Mercy
    22. Return to Tomorrow
    23. Day of the Dove
    24. The Immunity Syndrome
    25. The Enemy Within
    26. The Tholian Web
    27. Spectre of the Gun
    28. Arena
    29. Obsession
    30. Tomorrow is Yesterday
    31. Requiem for Methuselah
    32. The Naked Time
    33. Who Mourns for Adonais?
    34. The Empath
    35. Assignment: Earth
    36. The Squire of Gothos
    37. Charlie X
    38. Is There In Truth No Beauty?
    39. The Changeling
    40. The Galileo Seven
    41. The Conscience of the King
    42. The Man Trap
    43. A Private Little War
    44. Bread and Circuses
    45. By Any Other Name
    46. The Deadly Years
    47. Let that Be Your Last Battlefield
    48. What Are Little Girls Mad Of?
    49. The Paradise Syndrome
    50. The Cloud Minders
    51. Shore Leave
    52. Patterns of Force
    53. Friday’s Child
    54. Court Martial
    55. Whom Gods Destroy
    56. Dagger of the Mind
    57. Operation: Annihilate!
    58. Elaan of Troyais
    59. The Savage Curtain
    60. Miri
    61. The Mark of Gideon
    62. The Apple
    63. Turnabout Intruder
    64. Wolf in the Fold
    65. Wink of an Eye
    66. Mudd’s Women
    67. For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
    68. The Lights of Zetar
    69. I, Mudd
    70. Plato’s Stepchildren
    71. The Gamesters of Triskelion
    72. That Which Survives
    73. The Return of the Archons
    74. The Omega Glory
    75. Catspaw
    76. The Way to Eden
    77. The Alternative Factor
    78. And the Children Shall Lead
    79. Spock’s Brain
     
  16. LOKAI of CHERON

    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    Have you done this before?! :techman:

    ...and what about "The Cage"?
     
  17. Melakon

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    Trekfan4387 wins.
     
  18. Trekfan4387

    Trekfan4387 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    A few weeks ago I finished a complete re-watch of the whole franchise. I went chronologically and started with Enterprise Season 1 back about a year ago when that season was released on blu-ray. (So I actually did it all within a year!) I made a list like this for each series, by placing each episode as I watched them. I also gave each episode a letter grade, assisgned each letter grade a numerical value and averaged out each individual season and series to see how I really do stack everything up. Definitely a fun project!

    I know it's not a popular opinion around these parts, but I actually don't consider "The Cage" to be canon. The way I see it, the events from "The Cage", as seen in "The Menagerie" is canon. That being said, "The Cage" is an amazing piece of science-fiction television!
     
  19. ToddPence

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    I love all 79 episodes like my own kids. "Spock's Brain" is just the one with Down's Syndrome.
     
  20. Mario de Monti

    Mario de Monti Captain Captain

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    THIS :techman:

    But if I were forced to make a choice for my personal top 5:

    1. The Immunity Syndrome
    2. The Doomsday Machine
    3. Balance of Terror
    4. Where No Man Has Gone Before
    5. The Enterprise Incident
    And by season:

    1. Balance of Terror
    2. The Immunity Syndrome
    3. The Enterprise Incident
    As to which season is the best I´d probably agree with the order 1 - 2 -3, although each season has very good and very bad episodes, IMO.

    Mario