The least disliked episode of TNG - Season Seven

Discussion in 'The Next Generation' started by BlueStuff, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. BlueStuff

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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. Pretty simple. Enjoy! :bolian:

    Winners
    Season One - Heart of Glory
    Season Two - Q Who?
    Season Three - Deja Q
    Season Four - The Drumhead
    Season Five - Disaster
    Season Six - Tapestry
    Season Seven -

    Descent (II)
    Liaisons
    Interface
    Gambit (I)
    Gambit (II)
    Phantasms
    Dark Page
    Attached
    Force of Nature
    Inheritance
    Parallels
    The Pegasus
    Homeward
    Sub Rosa
    Lower Decks
    Thine Own Self
    Masks
    Eye of the Beholder
    Genesis
    Journey's End
    Firstborn
    Bloodlines
    Emergence
    Preemptive Strike
    All Good Things...
     
  2. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Sub Rosa.

    I can forgive episodes that come off the general scifi genre boundaries, if they do a good job with them. This is like they took some second rate Victorian novel and tacked on an alien creature to make it okay to do in Star Trek.

    Descent (II)
    Liaisons
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    Gambit (I)
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    Phantasms
    Dark Page
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    Force of Nature
    Inheritance
    Parallels
    The Pegasus
    Homeward
    Lower Decks
    Thine Own Self
    Masks
    Eye of the Beholder
    Genesis
    Journey's End
    Firstborn
    Bloodlines
    Emergence
    Preemptive Strike
    All Good Things...
     
  3. NCC-1701-B

    NCC-1701-B Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I remove all good things, I think it's a rather overrated episode and there are better here.

    Descent (II)
    Liaisons
    Interface
    Gambit (I)
    Gambit (II)
    Phantasms
    Dark Page
    Attached
    Force of Nature
    Inheritance
    Parallels
    The Pegasus
    Homeward
    Lower Decks
    Thine Own Self
    Masks
    Eye of the Beholder
    Genesis
    Journey's End
    Firstborn
    Bloodlines
    Emergence
    Preemptive Strike
     
  4. R. Star

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    ^

    That's a matter of claim. In all of TNG sure, but season 7 was... kinda weak. But someone's been chopping off a popular episode right off the bat in all these. Anyways... Masks get the chop for me. This is just embarrassing to watch with others.

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    Inheritance
    Parallels
    The Pegasus
    Homeward
    Lower Decks
    Thine Own Self
    Eye of the Beholder
    Genesis
    Journey's End
    Firstborn
    Bloodlines
    Emergence
    Preemptive Strike
     
  5. LOKAI of CHERON

    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    Phantasms is gone! Awful episode, the literal "Troi Cake" is cringeworthy.

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    Thine Own Self
    Eye of the Beholder
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    Firstborn
    Bloodlines
    Emergence
    Preemptive Strike
     
  6. MickJo1701

    MickJo1701 Commander Red Shirt

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    Lower Decks, don't understand the fuss surrounding this one at all.


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    Homeward
    Thine Own Self
    Eye of the Beholder
    Genesis
    Journey's End
    Firstborn
    Bloodlines
    Emergence
    Preemptive Strike
     
  7. NCC-1701-B

    NCC-1701-B Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Exactly, that's the point of the game. In my opinion I thought it was a poor episode.
     
  8. Third Nacelle

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    Force of Nature. An episode that threatened to destroy Star Trek as we know and love it. Thankfully, any possible repercussions from this epsiode were quickly glossed over.

    Descent (II)
    Liaisons
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    Gambit (I)
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    Dark Page
    Attached
    Inheritance
    Parallels
    The Pegasus
    Homeward
    Thine Own Self
    Eye of the Beholder
    Genesis
    Journey's End
    Firstborn
    Bloodlines
    Emergence
    Preemptive Strike
     
  9. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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    Descent (II)
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    Gambit (I)
    Gambit (II)
    Dark Page
    Attached
    Inheritance
    Parallels
    The Pegasus
    Homeward
    Thine Own Self
    Eye of the Beholder
    Genesis
    Journey's End
    Firstborn
    Emergence
    Preemptive Strike

    Taking out Bloodlines. We didn't need to see that Damon guy again and Picard having to deal with a problem child already happened in Season 4's worst episode, Suddenly Human.
     
  10. SpHeRe31459

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    Along same lines of surprise children I'll eliminate "Dark Page", a secret suppressed daughter that no one knows about is now giving Lwaxana a telepathic aneurysm... Nope.

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    Thine Own Self
    Eye of the Beholder
    Genesis
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    Firstborn
    Emergence
    Preemptive Strike
     
  11. JirinPanthosa

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    Taking out Homeward for contributing to the TNG writers' perverse warping of the prime directive.

    I thought you were supposed to take out the episode you thought was the worst, not the episode you dislike that you were most concerned might win.

    I mean, since we're all about pulling technicalities in these games. :)

    Descent (II)
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    Gambit (I)
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    Attached
    Inheritance
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    The Pegasus
    Thine Own Self
    Eye of the Beholder
    Genesis
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    Firstborn
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  12. R. Star

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    Well that's why I hope we do a hurt/heal after this. More interesting results, you can be completely transparent with your motives and no one person can make or break any one episode. ;)

    But to this game... Emergence. Holodeck episode that makes no sense.

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  13. Third Nacelle

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    JP, you put Dark Page back in.

    I'm taking out Interface. Geordi is best as a supporting character acting as a soundboard for the others. He's awkward to watch on his own.

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  14. IzzyAtWarp9

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    Stuck 'em together

    It's a close call between liasons, Pegasus and journeys end. I'm taking out Liasons though. The Pegasus is saved by USS Crazy Horse (best starship name ever) and Captain Picard Day. Journeys end is saved because Wesley is thrown out of the series. And the best quote ever by Beverly: 'Make sure to dress warmly on those other planes or existence'. Liasons I found tedious and unbelievable and it was just a cop out to go 'oh yeah we were just checking out your different emotions and stuff which we think is fine so deal with it'

    Sorry:


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  15. Sam_I_Am

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    Thine Own Self. It never felt like a gripping tale. Data's plot was fairly pedestrian, and Troi's plot was interesting for the character development, but nothing to make the episode stand out.

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  16. Seven of Five

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    I'll get rid of Descent, Part 2. It's not a very inspiring episode, with Beverly left in command in a very contrived scenario. The reappearance of Lore is ill thought out too.

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  17. MacLeod

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    TNG was starting to go downhill this season so I'll eliminate "Firstborn". Yet another time travel story.

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  18. jimbotron

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    Gambit (II)
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    Eye of the Beholder
    Genesis
    Journey's End
    Preemptive Strike

    I hate Gambit. Hate it. Picard and Riker pretending to hate each other which they wait around as the ship travels from planet to planet. Yawwwwwn. I'd eliminate both at once if I could, but I'll leave Part II for later (if it's still there). ;)
     
  19. CmndrSela318

    CmndrSela318 Trek BBS Member Number 318. Premium Member

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    I'm not saying which 2 I hope make it to final 3 because I'm afraid they'll get kicked out just to spite me. The rest I don't care if they get kicked.

    Now my choice.
    I hereby kick to the curb...The Pegasus. I just hate it. If I listed all the reasons, it'd be half of one page of this thread.

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  20. jimbotron

    jimbotron Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    ^You didn't remove Pegasus from the list, btw.

    AGT, Lower Decks, Pegasus gone? If Genesis wins, I'm going to mutiny. :lol: