The least disliked episode of TNG - 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. 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 -

    Time's Arrow (II)
    Realm of Fear
    Man of the People
    Relics
    Schisms
    True Q
    Rascals
    A Fistful of Datas
    The Quality of Life
    Chain of Command (I)
    Chain of Command (II)
    Ship in a Bottle
    Aquiel
    Face of the Enemy
    Tapestry
    Birthright (I)
    Birthright (II)
    Starship Mine
    Lessons
    The Chase
    Frame of Mind
    Suspicions
    Rightful Heir
    Second Chances
    Timescape
    Descent (I)
     
  2. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    Decisions, Decsions. I'll go with "Man of The People" As for why just don't care for it.

    Time's Arrow (II)
    Realm of Fear
    Relics
    Schisms
    True Q
    Rascals
    A Fistful of Datas
    The Quality of Life
    Chain of Command (I)
    Chain of Command (II)
    Ship in a Bottle
    Aquiel
    Face of the Enemy
    Tapestry
    Birthright (I)
    Birthright (II)
    Starship Mine
    Lessons
    The Chase
    Frame of Mind
    Suspicions
    Rightful Heir
    Second Chances
    Timescape
    Descent (I)
     
  3. MikeS

    MikeS Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Birthright II The only reason I liked part one was the DS9 crossover and Data's story. They dropped it completely in this one. And Shatner did the Klingon/Romulan colony thing much better in Ashes From Eden

    Time's Arrow (II)
    Realm of Fear
    Relics
    Schisms
    True Q
    Rascals
    A Fistful of Datas
    The Quality of Life
    Chain of Command (I)
    Chain of Command (II)
    Ship in a Bottle
    Aquiel
    Face of the Enemy
    Tapestry
    Birthright (I)
    Starship Mine
    Lessons
    The Chase
    Frame of Mind
    Suspicions
    Rightful Heir
    Second Chances
    Timescape
    Descent (I)
     
  4. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Dropping Aquiel... just a boring episode, even if it is hilarious how Geordi blunders yet again with all women. Though I say even he can do better than her.

    Time's Arrow (II)
    Realm of Fear
    Relics
    Schisms
    True Q
    Rascals
    A Fistful of Datas
    The Quality of Life
    Chain of Command (I)
    Chain of Command (II)
    Ship in a Bottle
    Face of the Enemy
    Tapestry
    Birthright (I)
    Starship Mine
    Lessons
    The Chase
    Frame of Mind
    Suspicions
    Rightful Heir
    Second Chances
    Timescape
    Descent (I)
     
  5. Mojochi

    Mojochi Commodore Commodore

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    Weird... I'm finding it hard to pick one here, not because they're all great, or terrible, but that they're all somewhat equal. It was mostly between Realm of Fear or Suspicions. I think I'll shoot down Suspicions. Beverly doesn't hold this episode together very well. It's not awful, but I dislike it more than the others

    Time's Arrow (II)
    Realm of Fear
    Relics
    Schisms
    True Q
    Rascals
    A Fistful of Datas
    The Quality of Life
    Chain of Command (I)
    Chain of Command (II)
    Ship in a Bottle
    Face of the Enemy
    Tapestry
    Birthright (I)
    Starship Mine
    Lessons
    The Chase
    Frame of Mind
    Rightful Heir
    Second Chances
    Timescape
    Descent (I)
     
  6. LOKAI of CHERON

    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    I'm knocking True Q out. I was never a great fan of this installment, and I find Amanda awfully twee.

    Time's Arrow (II)
    Realm of Fear
    Relics
    Schisms
    Rascals
    A Fistful of Datas
    The Quality of Life
    Chain of Command (I)
    Chain of Command (II)
    Ship in a Bottle
    Face of the Enemy
    Tapestry
    Birthright (I)
    Starship Mine
    Lessons
    The Chase
    Frame of Mind
    Rightful Heir
    Second Chances
    Timescape
    Descent (I)
     
  7. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Knocking out Rascals... let's turn the crew into kids, have Ferengi take over the Enterprise with stock footage, then have the kids save the day... what an awesome episode.... no.

    Time's Arrow (II)
    Realm of Fear
    Relics
    Schisms
    A Fistful of Datas
    The Quality of Life
    Chain of Command (I)
    Chain of Command (II)
    Ship in a Bottle
    Face of the Enemy
    Tapestry
    Birthright (I)
    Starship Mine
    Lessons
    The Chase
    Frame of Mind
    Rightful Heir
    Second Chances
    Timescape
    Descent (I)
     
  8. datagal

    datagal Admiral Admiral

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    I have to knock off A Fistful of Datas. The episode was okay but Data sounded like Bob Wheeler from Night Court.


    Time's Arrow (II)
    Realm of Fear
    Relics
    Schisms
    The Quality of Life
    Chain of Command (I)
    Chain of Command (II)
    Ship in a Bottle
    Face of the Enemy
    Tapestry
    Birthright (I)
    Starship Mine
    Lessons
    The Chase
    Frame of Mind
    Rightful Heir
    Second Chances
    Timescape
    Descent (I)
     
  9. TrekAlliance92

    TrekAlliance92 Captain Captain

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    Going to have to ditch "Ship in a Bottle" I've never cared for the Holmes episodes, and this one is no exception.


    Time's Arrow (II)
    Realm of Fear
    Relics
    Schisms
    The Quality of Life
    Chain of Command (I)
    Chain of Command (II)
    Face of the Enemy
    Tapestry
    Birthright (I)
    Starship Mine
    Lessons
    The Chase
    Frame of Mind
    Rightful Heir
    Second Chances
    Timescape
    Descent (I)
     
  10. BlueStuff

    BlueStuff Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Incidentally, Ship in a Bottle won season six last time this game was played. :)

    I'm booting Time's Arrow (II), never been a fan of that two parter or Samuel Clemens.

    Realm of Fear
    Relics
    Schisms
    The Quality of Life
    Chain of Command (I)
    Chain of Command (II)
    Face of the Enemy
    Tapestry
    Birthright (I)
    Starship Mine
    Lessons
    The Chase
    Frame of Mind
    Rightful Heir
    Second Chances
    Timescape
    Descent (I)
     
  11. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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    Realm of Fear
    Relics
    Schisms
    Chain of Command (I)
    Chain of Command (II)
    Face of the Enemy
    Tapestry
    Birthright (I)
    Starship Mine
    Lessons
    The Chase
    Frame of Mind
    Rightful Heir
    Second Chances
    Timescape
    Descent (I)

    I'm booting Quality of Life. I barely even remember what this episode was about.
     
  12. jimbotron

    jimbotron Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Weird, I always considered season 6 a weaker season than 3-5, but I'm finding it hard to knock an episode off. These are all decent episodes.

    I vote Chain of Command (I). I haven't seen this in a while, but it felt like the whole episode was Riker bitching about Jellico, and Picard/Crusher/Worf fumbling through caves. Part 2 was a much better episode.

    Realm of Fear
    Relics
    Schisms
    Chain of Command (II)
    Face of the Enemy
    Tapestry
    Birthright (I)
    Starship Mine
    Lessons
    The Chase
    Frame of Mind
    Rightful Heir
    Second Chances
    Timescape
    Descent (I)
     
  13. You_Will_Fail

    You_Will_Fail Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Birthright was a terrible two-parter, happy to wipe it off.
    The second part was unbelievably boring and the first part...well, what was it even about? I forget...some dream crap and Worf stuff. Also if they were gonna go to DS9 for the only time in the show, couldn't they do something a bit more exciting?

    Realm of Fear
    Relics
    Schisms
    Chain of Command (II)
    Face of the Enemy
    Tapestry
    Starship Mine
    Lessons
    The Chase
    Frame of Mind
    Rightful Heir
    Second Chances
    Timescape
    Descent (I)
     
  14. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Second Chances.... twice the Riker, three times the jerkiness.

    Realm of Fear
    Relics
    Schisms
    Chain of Command (II)
    Face of the Enemy
    Tapestry
    Starship Mine
    Lessons
    The Chase
    Frame of Mind
    Rightful Heir
    Timescape
    Descent (I)
     
  15. Third Nacelle

    Third Nacelle Captain Captain

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    I'm removing Rightful Heir. The story is just unbelievably ridiculous. And you'd think that a clone of Kahless serving as the figurehead emperor would have some lasting repercussions in the Empire, but he got one throwaway mention in a later episode and was never seen or heard from again.

    Realm of Fear
    Relics
    Schisms
    Chain of Command (II)
    Face of the Enemy
    Tapestry
    Starship Mine
    Lessons
    The Chase
    Frame of Mind
    Timescape
    Descent (I)
     
  16. IzzyAtWarp9

    IzzyAtWarp9 Commander Red Shirt

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    I feel bad but I'm booting Face of the Enemy. I generally like Troi episodes and thought it was a good concept but I thought the Romulans were astonishingly foolish. I mean, Troi was a bad choice - she has a Betazoid accent (possibly, could never wor hat out. But no Romulan has that accent) and the Betazoid black eyes which they left when they changed her face. Also, after the initial shock of looking like a Romulan, she barely protests that she's been kidnapped, drugged, had her face changed and is being forced to impersonate a Romulan.

    Realm of Fear
    Relics
    Schisms
    Chain of Command (II)
    Tapestry
    Starship Mine
    Lessons
    The Chase
    Frame of Mind
    Timescape
    Descent (I)
     
  17. IzzyAtWarp9

    IzzyAtWarp9 Commander Red Shirt

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    Are you gonna do this contest for other series as well?
     
  18. jimbotron

    jimbotron Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Descent (I) The season-ending cliffhangers dipped in quality each time. BOBW was excellent, Redemption was great, Time's Arrow was OK, and Descent was ho-hum. Once again, the Borg are downgraded into just another alien race, and Data spends the whole episode confused. And once again, Lore plays Data for a sucker (more of that in Part 2).

    Realm of Fear
    Relics
    Schisms
    Chain of Command (II)
    Tapestry
    Starship Mine
    Lessons
    The Chase
    Frame of Mind
    Timescape
     
  19. SpHeRe31459

    SpHeRe31459 Captain Captain

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    I'm going to drop "Realm of Fear", seriously biting worm things in the transporter stream? even though you're broken into atoms and cannot perceive anything (which would require your brain and sensory organs to be assembled), and thus you and the "worms" should just be bits in a matter stream.

    Relics
    Schisms
    Chain of Command (II)
    Tapestry
    Starship Mine
    Lessons
    The Chase
    Frame of Mind
    Timescape
     
  20. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Some really good episodes left. I'll get rid of Starship Mine just because the others are better.

    Relics
    Schisms
    Chain of Command (II)
    Tapestry
    Lessons
    The Chase
    Frame of Mind
    Timescape