The least disliked episode of TOS - Final Round

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  1. BlueStuff

    BlueStuff Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Here we have the winners and runners up of each season:

    Season One: Balance of Terror
    Wild Card: Space Seed
    Season Two: The Doomsday Machine
    Wild Card: Mirror, Mirror
    Season Three: The Tholian Web
    Wild Card: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield

    So now it is time for the final part.

    *RULES*

    Give what you consider to be the worst/your least favourite episode ONE point, and briefly explain WHY. Be sure to copy and paste the list with your point added. When an episode reaches 4 points, it is eliminated. Then a NEW round begins (in this thread) with the numbers restored to 0. Vote ONCE per round. And enjoy! :bolian:

    Balance of Terror - 0
    Space Seed - 0
    The Doomsday Machine - 0
    Mirror, Mirror - 0
    The Tholian Web - 0
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - 0
     
  2. MacLeod

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    Six exceedingly strong episodes. But for me the weakest is LTBYLB. Nothing overly wrong with the episode but in this field is clearly the weakest.

    Balance of Terror - 0
    Space Seed - 0
    The Doomsday Machine - 0
    Mirror, Mirror - 0
    The Tholian Web - 0
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - 1
     
  3. Sam_I_Am

    Sam_I_Am Captain Captain

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    LTBYLB- Good message, terrible delivery

    Balance of Terror - 0
    Space Seed - 0
    The Doomsday Machine - 0
    Mirror, Mirror - 0
    The Tholian Web - 0
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - 2
     
  4. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    This one is the easy one, the next round is a lot harder. Perhaps I'll just have to pick one out a hat.
     
  5. BillJ

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    Space Seed - An episode that is remembered more fondly than it deserves to be because of it being the basis of The Wrath of Khan. On its own, it's pretty mediocre.

    Balance of Terror - 0
    Space Seed - 1
    The Doomsday Machine - 0
    Mirror, Mirror - 0
    The Tholian Web - 0
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - 2
     
  6. Harvey

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    Balance of Terror - 0
    Space Seed - 1
    The Doomsday Machine - 0
    Mirror, Mirror - 0
    The Tholian Web - 0
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - 3

    Saying Let That Be Your Last Battlefield lacks subtlety would be quite the understatement. I'm not even talking about the heavy-handed script or the obvious make-up; stylistically, the episode cannot manage any restraint either, especially with the Batman-style red alert shots.
     
  7. feek61

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    To me "LTBYLB" does not belong here; it's just an average episode.

    Balance of Terror - 0
    Space Seed - 1
    The Doomsday Machine - 0
    Mirror, Mirror - 0
    The Tholian Web - 0
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield - 4
     
  8. BlueStuff

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    Balance of Terror - 0
    Space Seed - 0
    The Doomsday Machine - 0
    Mirror, Mirror - 0
    The Tholian Web - 0
     
  9. MacLeod

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    Going to have to pick "Space Seed" this time. Sure it gave us Khan, and for me the other episodes remaining are the stronger ones.

    Balance of Terror - 0
    Space Seed - 1
    The Doomsday Machine - 0
    Mirror, Mirror - 0
    The Tholian Web - 0
     
  10. BlueStuff

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    I'll vote for The Tholian Web, if only because the explanation for their escape from the web was a little vague, and the other episodes are really terrific.

    Balance of Terror - 0
    Space Seed - 1
    The Doomsday Machine - 0
    Mirror, Mirror - 0
    The Tholian Web - 1
     
  11. Commishsleer

    Commishsleer Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'm afraid its Mirror Mirror, even though it features bearded Spock and scantily clad Kirk and Uhura and Spock taking Kirk, McCoy, Scotty and Uhura in a fight. Evil Sulu is great too. However Mirror universes don't make much sense to me but I'm probably just voting it because they actually beamed into their counterparts clothes.

    Balance of Terror - 0
    Space Seed - 1
    The Doomsday Machine - 0
    Mirror, Mirror - 1
    The Tholian Web - 1
     
  12. Seven of Five

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    I would say The Tholian Web is the weakest for me, though I do enjoy it. The other four are better episodes.

    Balance of Terror - 0
    Space Seed - 1
    The Doomsday Machine - 0
    Mirror, Mirror - 1
    The Tholian Web - 2
     
  13. IzzyAtWarp9

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    These are all pretty good. I'll go with Doomsday Machine because I found Decker a bit boring.

    Balance of Terror - 0
    Space Seed - 1
    The Doomsday Machine - 1
    Mirror, Mirror - 1
    The Tholian Web - 2
     
  14. jimbotron

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    The Tholian Web. These are all iconic episodes, but I enjoy the other ones more.

    Balance of Terror - 0
    Space Seed - 1
    The Doomsday Machine - 1
    Mirror, Mirror - 1
    The Tholian Web -3
     
  15. BillJ

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    Space Seed - For the same reasons I mentioned before. :techman:

    Balance of Terror - 0
    Space Seed - 2
    The Doomsday Machine - 1
    Mirror, Mirror - 1
    The Tholian Web -3
     
  16. R. Star

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    Doomsday Machine. I never much cared for Decker.

    Balance of Terror - 0
    Space Seed - 2
    The Doomsday Machine - 2
    Mirror, Mirror - 1
    The Tholian Web -3
     
  17. feek61

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    Ok, I love the episode but I'm going to have to go with "The Tholian Web" because . . .

    Balance of Terror - 0
    Space Seed - 2
    The Doomsday Machine - 1
    Mirror, Mirror - 1
    The Tholian Web -4
     
  18. BlueStuff

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    Balance of Terror - 0
    Space Seed - 0
    The Doomsday Machine - 0
    Mirror, Mirror - 0
     
  19. BlueStuff

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    This time, Mirror, Mirror, because I'm simply not a huge fan of the mirror universe.

    Balance of Terror - 0
    Space Seed - 0
    The Doomsday Machine - 0
    Mirror, Mirror - 1
     
  20. Kinokima

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    Goodbye Tholian Web :(

    But as for my vote I am going with Space Seed. I really didn't like the whole side plot with the female history office and Khan.

    Balance of Terror - 0
    Space Seed - 1
    The Doomsday Machine - 0
    Mirror, Mirror - 1