The least disliked episode of DS9 - Season Six

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  1. BlueStuff

    BlueStuff Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    This is a game that was played here a couple of years ago, and it proved to be a lot of fun, spanning across each Trek series, as well as a great way to mentally revisit those episodes you may not have thought about in a while. With that in mind, why not play again?

    So, here's the game. The basic idea is your standard elimination game. I'll provide a list of the episodes for each season and you need to eliminate your least favorite or the one you deem the 'worst.' Please provide an EXPLANATION for why you are eliminating your choice and be sure to copy and paste the list with your choice removed. Finally, leave at least 2 eliminations by other posters before you eliminate another episode.

    No tactical voting! You cannot remove an episode because you feel they would threaten your preferred episode's chance to win.
    Pretty simple. Enjoy! :bolian:

    Winners
    The Original Series - Balance of Terror
    The Next Generation - The Measure of a Man
    Deep Space Nine -

    Season One - Emissary
    Season Two - The Wire
    Season Three - The Die is Cast
    Season Four - The Visitor
    Season Five - In Purgatory's Shadow
    Season Six -


    A Time to Stand
    Rocks and Shoals
    Sons and Daughters
    Behind the Lines
    Favor the Bold
    Sacrifice of Angels
    You Are Cordially Invited...
    Resurrection
    Statistical Probabilities
    The Magnificent Ferengi
    Waltz
    Who Mourns for Morn?
    Far Beyond the Stars
    One Little Ship
    Honor Among Thieves
    Change of Heart
    Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night
    Inquisition
    In the Pale Moonlight
    His Way
    The Reckoning
    Valiant
    Profit and Lace
    Time's Orphan
    The Sound of Her Voice
    Tears of the Prophets
     
  2. BlueStuff

    BlueStuff Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'll start by losing Profit and Lace and I hope I don't have to explain too much about this one. It's just a very bad, embarrassing effort, and clearly stands out as weak in a very strong season (possibly the best season of the show). It features some progression for the Ferengi but really, who cares? Quark in drag is a bad joke.

    A Time to Stand
    Rocks and Shoals
    Sons and Daughters
    Behind the Lines
    Favor the Bold
    Sacrifice of Angels
    You Are Cordially Invited...
    Resurrection
    Statistical Probabilities
    The Magnificent Ferengi
    Waltz
    Who Mourns for Morn?
    Far Beyond the Stars
    One Little Ship
    Honor Among Thieves
    Change of Heart
    Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night
    Inquisition
    In the Pale Moonlight
    His Way
    The Reckoning
    Valiant
    Time's Orphan
    The Sound of Her Voice
    Tears of the Prophets
     
  3. jimbotron

    jimbotron Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I didn't like Resurrection. I typically enjoy the mirror universe episodes because of the twists on the environments and the characters. But this time, it's a mirror universe episode without the mirror universe. Just an excuse to bring back the Bareil actor, with a brief appearance by mirror Kira. Kira (heck, both of them) was foolish to not see that Bareil was playing her.

    A Time to Stand
    Rocks and Shoals
    Sons and Daughters
    Behind the Lines
    Favor the Bold
    Sacrifice of Angels
    You Are Cordially Invited...
    Statistical Probabilities
    The Magnificent Ferengi
    Waltz
    Who Mourns for Morn?
    Far Beyond the Stars
    One Little Ship
    Honor Among Thieves
    Change of Heart
    Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night
    Inquisition
    In the Pale Moonlight
    His Way
    The Reckoning
    Valiant
    Time's Orphan
    The Sound of Her Voice
    Tears of the Prophets
     
  4. Roboturner913

    Roboturner913 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I'll go with "Valiant" and I doubt anybody will have much of a problem with it. What a ridiculous premise.

    A Time to Stand
    Rocks and Shoals
    Sons and Daughters
    Behind the Lines
    Favor the Bold
    Sacrifice of Angels
    You Are Cordially Invited...
    Statistical Probabilities
    The Magnificent Ferengi
    Waltz
    Who Mourns for Morn?
    Far Beyond the Stars
    One Little Ship
    Honor Among Thieves
    Change of Heart
    Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night
    Inquisition
    In the Pale Moonlight
    His Way
    The Reckoning
    Time's Orphan
    The Sound of Her Voice
    Tears of the Prophets
     
  5. TheRoyalFamily

    TheRoyalFamily Commodore Commodore

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    His Way - I like Kira/Odo, and I like Vic, but I hate awkwardness, and this was way awkward.

    A Time to Stand
    Rocks and Shoals
    Sons and Daughters
    Behind the Lines
    Favor the Bold
    Sacrifice of Angels
    You Are Cordially Invited...
    Statistical Probabilities
    The Magnificent Ferengi
    Waltz
    Who Mourns for Morn?
    Far Beyond the Stars
    One Little Ship
    Honor Among Thieves
    Change of Heart
    Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night
    Inquisition
    In the Pale Moonlight]
    The Reckoning
    Time's Orphan
    The Sound of Her Voice
    Tears of the Prophets
     
  6. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    You Are Cordially Invited... to Star Trek: The Sitcom!

    A Time to Stand
    Rocks and Shoals
    Sons and Daughters
    Behind the Lines
    Favor the Bold
    Sacrifice of Angels
    Statistical Probabilities
    The Magnificent Ferengi
    Waltz
    Who Mourns for Morn?
    Far Beyond the Stars
    One Little Ship
    Honor Among Thieves
    Change of Heart
    Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night
    Inquisition
    In the Pale Moonlight]
    The Reckoning
    Time's Orphan
    The Sound of Her Voice
    Tears of the Prophets
     
  7. jimbotron

    jimbotron Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Thank you, I hate that episode. Was RDM setting up Red Squad to be sympathetic? If so, I never bought it. Their deaths were satisfying. :lol:
     
  8. Roboturner913

    Roboturner913 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    And Jake, a writer with no military training or experience, was the only person on the whole ship with enough brains to be like "dudes, this is really stupid."

    Honestly, I think the episode was supposed to showcase Nog's struggle between his own career aspirations and knowing to do the right thing. In that way it succeeded I guess, but it's just what you said. By the end of the show everybody watching is rooting for the Jem'Hadar to whoop their asses.
     
  9. Jono

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    Statistical Probabilities, okay idea to see more genetically enhanced folks, but I couldn't stand the "Jack Pack".

    A Time to Stand
    Rocks and Shoals
    Sons and Daughters
    Behind the Lines
    Favor the Bold
    Sacrifice of Angels
    The Magnificent Ferengi
    Waltz
    Who Mourns for Morn?
    Far Beyond the Stars
    One Little Ship
    Honor Among Thieves
    Change of Heart
    Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night
    Inquisition
    In the Pale Moonlight
    The Reckoning
    Time's Orphan
    The Sound of Her Voice
    Tears of the Prophets
     
  10. jimbotron

    jimbotron Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    An episode I always skip is Change of Heart. Yet more romance, but this time with danger. It would have been much more meaningful for Jadzia to die in this episode instead of her Tasha-like death in the finale. At least like Tasha, Dax gets a second chance at life in season 7.

    The Memory Alpha article talks about the B-plot which was about a game of Tongo. :wtf: Thankfully it ends halfway through meaning the A-plot can continue unabated.

    A Time to Stand
    Rocks and Shoals
    Sons and Daughters
    Behind the Lines
    Favor the Bold
    Sacrifice of Angels
    The Magnificent Ferengi
    Waltz
    Who Mourns for Morn?
    Far Beyond the Stars
    One Little Ship
    Honor Among Thieves
    Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night
    Inquisition
    In the Pale Moonlight
    The Reckoning
    Time's Orphan
    The Sound of Her Voice
    Tears of the Prophets
     
  11. TheRoyalFamily

    TheRoyalFamily Commodore Commodore

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    You monster! :p

    Inquisition - S31 has some strange recruiting policies. It just seemed like a Torture Bashir episode, but he's not fun like O'Brien.

    A Time to Stand
    Rocks and Shoals
    Sons and Daughters
    Behind the Lines
    Favor the Bold
    Sacrifice of Angels
    The Magnificent Ferengi
    Waltz
    Who Mourns for Morn?
    Far Beyond the Stars
    One Little Ship
    Honor Among Thieves
    Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night
    In the Pale Moonlight
    The Reckoning
    Time's Orphan
    The Sound of Her Voice
    Tears of the Prophets
     
  12. MacLeod

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    "Sons and Daughters", it's the weakest of the first six episodes.

    A Time to Stand
    Rocks and Shoals
    Behind the Lines
    Favor the Bold
    Sacrifice of Angels
    The Magnificent Ferengi
    Waltz
    Who Mourns for Morn?
    Far Beyond the Stars
    One Little Ship
    Honor Among Thieves
    Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night
    In the Pale Moonlight
    The Reckoning
    Time's Orphan
    The Sound of Her Voice
    Tears of the Prophets
     
  13. R. Star

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    Time's Orphan, what we're screwing with O'brien too much? Okay we'll make his children suffer! Come on guys, the horse is dead by this point.

    A Time to Stand
    Rocks and Shoals
    Behind the Lines
    Favor the Bold
    Sacrifice of Angels
    The Magnificent Ferengi
    Waltz
    Who Mourns for Morn?
    Far Beyond the Stars
    One Little Ship
    Honor Among Thieves
    Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night
    In the Pale Moonlight
    The Reckoning
    The Sound of Her Voice
    Tears of the Prophets
     
  14. Roboturner913

    Roboturner913 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    "Honor Among Thieves"....exactly what qualifications does O'Brien have to work for Starfleet intelligence, and even if he has those skills, a space station mechanic is their choice for the job? Overall, it's a nice story but the premise is so flawed it's hard to look past.


    A Time to Stand
    Rocks and Shoals
    Behind the Lines
    Favor the Bold
    Sacrifice of Angels
    The Magnificent Ferengi
    Waltz
    Who Mourns for Morn?
    Far Beyond the Stars
    One Little Ship
    Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night
    In the Pale Moonlight
    The Reckoning
    The Sound of Her Voice
    Tears of the Prophets
     
  15. MacLeod

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    It was a toss up between two episodes but it's time "Who Mourns for Morn?" to be mourned or not. Another farily stgrong season without too many missteps.

    A Time to Stand
    Rocks and Shoals
    Behind the Lines
    Favor the Bold
    Sacrifice of Angels
    The Magnificent Ferengi
    Waltz
    Far Beyond the Stars
    One Little Ship
    Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night
    In the Pale Moonlight
    The Reckoning
    The Sound of Her Voice
    Tears of the Prophets
     
  16. jimbotron

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    The Sound of Her Voice. It's basically an episode where all the characters get in a therapy session to talk about their problems. Then on top of all that, they're talking to someone through time who is already dead. Surprisingly the writers skipped out on continuing the dialogue once realizing they were talking to her through time. That would have been a neat idea (albeit exrtemely morbid). "Sorry, we've reached you, but you're dead and we're talking to you from the future."

    A Time to Stand
    Rocks and Shoals
    Behind the Lines
    Favor the Bold
    Sacrifice of Angels
    The Magnificent Ferengi
    Waltz
    Far Beyond the Stars
    One Little Ship
    Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night
    In the Pale Moonlight
    The Reckoning
    Tears of the Prophets
     
  17. R. Star

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    Gonna have to axe the Reckoning. It's an interesting story, but a bit out there and downright silly at times. Nice character piece on how deliciously selfish(all in the act of being generous) Kai Winn is though. And it was a nice touch of the Pagh-Wraiths picking Jake as their vassal. And the Prophets utterly ignoring Winn.

    A Time to Stand
    Rocks and Shoals
    Behind the Lines
    Favor the Bold
    Sacrifice of Angels
    The Magnificent Ferengi
    Waltz
    Far Beyond the Stars
    One Little Ship
    Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night
    In the Pale Moonlight
    Tears of the Prophets
     
  18. MacLeod

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    "Wrongers Darker than death or Night". It's one of the few DSN's episodes I've only seen a couple of times. And I can't really remember it.

    A Time to Stand
    Rocks and Shoals
    Behind the Lines
    Favor the Bold
    Sacrifice of Angels
    The Magnificent Ferengi
    Waltz
    Far Beyond the Stars
    One Little Ship
    In the Pale Moonlight
    Tears of the Prophets
     
  19. Roboturner913

    Roboturner913 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Waltz.

    I like the episode, but don't love it. I love all the others.

    A Time to Stand
    Rocks and Shoals
    Behind the Lines
    Favor the Bold
    Sacrifice of Angels
    The Magnificent Ferengi
    Far Beyond the Stars
    One Little Ship
    In the Pale Moonlight
    Tears of the Prophets
     
  20. JirinPanthosa

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    I'll eliminate Tears Of The Prophets. The whole way Jadzia's death was handled was a little lazy, the way it was caused only by sheer coincidence that she was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and Dukat's role seemed more magical than really fits into Star Trek.

    A Time to Stand
    Rocks and Shoals
    Behind the Lines
    Favor the Bold
    Sacrifice of Angels
    The Magnificent Ferengi
    Far Beyond the Stars
    One Little Ship
    In the Pale Moonlight
     

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