Favorite Unpopular Episode

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Kinokima, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Trimm

    Trimm Captain Captain

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    The Alternative Factor. Mainly because those actors do their absolute best to elevate that material, and in a few places they almost get there.
     
  2. LilyThompson

    LilyThompson Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I love...

    "Plato's Stepchildren", for themes of equality and justice,
    The one where Kirk, Spock, and McCoy all get captured on a Roman-era island, for themes of liberty
    "Omega Glory", because I'm just that American, and finally,
    "Mudd's Women", for themes of inner beauty and human rights. But my absolute favorite hated-on episode will always be:

    "The Empath". So many GREAT character moments in that one; you really felt the love that the Big 3 all had for each other. It also explored the themes of compassion, selflessness, and what a person will do to save the who he/she loves.
     
  3. TREK_GOD_1

    TREK_GOD_1 Commodore Commodore

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    I love the episode because it was grim from the eerie teaser right up to the final, brutal fight. Morgan Woodward's Tracey was a powerful villain in Starfleet clothing, and a great opposite to Kirk.


    I've never understood the hate for this episode; all of your points are spot-on, and one of the few season three episodes to add to everything we know/feel about the big three's bond (along with "The Tholian Web")
     
  4. Kinokima

    Kinokima Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    ^ Happy to see more support for the Empath. My favorite apsect of trek is the friendship between the main 3 so of course I am going to love the episode that highlights that so well.
     
  5. BennieGamali

    BennieGamali Commander Red Shirt

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    "Omega Glory" was the one I don't like. It might be because i'm not American so it comes of as a bit cheesy and "murica *uck yeaaahh". Maybe if he had quoted my country's national anthem or something I would feel the love :P I'm a bit of a patriot myself.

    I didn't even know "The Empath" was disliked. This surprises me! But then again.. most of the dislike of TOS surprises me.
     
  6. CrazyMatt

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    I've always considered "Wink of an Eye" to be a guilty pleasure.
     
  7. Keith1701

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    I must agree as well.
     
  8. Praetor Baldric

    Praetor Baldric Lieutenant Commander

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    I love this episode and you are right, many do not care much for it. I remember the scene where they find the two lab techs encased in glass...scared the heck out of me when I first saw it at the tender age of 7 or 8. It still gives me the willies now.