The least disliked episode of TOS - Season One

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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 Next Generation - The Measure of a Man


    Season One -

    The Man Trap
    Charlie X
    Where No Man Has Gone Before
    The Naked Time
    The Enemy Within
    Mudd's Women
    What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
    Miri
    Dagger of the Mind
    The Corbomite Maneuver
    The Menagerie (I)
    The Menagerie (II)
    The Conscience of the King
    Balance of Terror
    Shore Leave
    The Galileo Seven
    The Squire of Gothos
    Arena
    Tomorrow is Yesterday
    Court Martial
    The Return of the Archons
    Space Seed
    A Taste of Armageddon
    This Side of Paradise
    The Devil in the Dark
    Errand of Mercy
    The Alternative Factor
    The City on the Edge of Forever
    Operation: Annihilate!
     
  2. BlueStuff

    BlueStuff Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'd start by removing The Alternative Factor. It's completely and utterly incomprehensible. I still don't get what happened at the end, but I'd be willing to entertain any explanation... actually scratch that, I wouldn't.

    The Man Trap
    Charlie X
    Where No Man Has Gone Before
    The Naked Time
    The Enemy Within
    Mudd's Women
    What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
    Miri
    Dagger of the Mind
    The Corbomite Maneuver
    The Menagerie (I)
    The Menagerie (II)
    The Conscience of the King
    Balance of Terror
    Shore Leave
    The Galileo Seven
    The Squire of Gothos
    Arena
    Tomorrow is Yesterday
    Court Martial
    The Return of the Archons
    Space Seed
    A Taste of Armageddon
    This Side of Paradise
    The Devil in the Dark
    Errand of Mercy
    The City on the Edge of Forever
    Operation: Annihilate!
     
  3. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    S1 of TOS, was quite strong. But I'm going to go with "Mudd's Women". It's certainly not the best TOS has to offer. You have the men almost lusting after the women.

    The Man Trap
    Charlie X
    Where No Man Has Gone Before
    The Naked Time
    The Enemy Within
    What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
    Miri
    Dagger of the Mind
    The Corbomite Maneuver
    The Menagerie (I)
    The Menagerie (II)
    The Conscience of the King
    Balance of Terror
    Shore Leave
    The Galileo Seven
    The Squire of Gothos
    Arena
    Tomorrow is Yesterday
    Court Martial
    The Return of the Archons
    Space Seed
    A Taste of Armageddon
    This Side of Paradise
    The Devil in the Dark
    Errand of Mercy
    The City on the Edge of Forever
    Operation: Annihilate!
     
  4. Grant

    Grant Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I an chosing Operation: Annihilate!--terrible way to end season 1, no excuse of being early "before they hit their stride" and following classics

    Taste of...
    Space Seed
    This Side..
    Devil in..
    Errand of..
    City on the Edge..

    in production order.




    The Man Trap
    Charlie X
    Where No Man Has Gone Before
    The Naked Time
    The Enemy Within
    What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
    Miri
    Dagger of the Mind
    The Corbomite Maneuver
    The Menagerie (I)
    The Menagerie (II)
    The Conscience of the King
    Balance of Terror
    Shore Leave
    The Galileo Seven
    The Squire of Gothos
    Arena
    Tomorrow is Yesterday
    Court Martial
    The Return of the Archons
    Space Seed
    A Taste of Armageddon
    This Side of Paradise
    The Devil in the Dark
    Errand of Mercy
    The City on the Edge of Forever
     
  5. Sam_I_Am

    Sam_I_Am Captain Captain

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    Miri.

    I don't like the duplicate Earth part of the story that goes no-where, the unpleasant children, and Miri and Rand swooning over Kirk.

    The Man Trap
    Charlie X
    Where No Man Has Gone Before
    The Naked Time
    The Enemy Within
    What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
    Dagger of the Mind
    The Corbomite Maneuver
    The Menagerie (I)
    The Menagerie (II)
    The Conscience of the King
    Balance of Terror
    Shore Leave
    The Galileo Seven
    The Squire of Gothos
    Arena
    Tomorrow is Yesterday
    Court Martial
    The Return of the Archons
    Space Seed
    A Taste of Armageddon
    This Side of Paradise
    The Devil in the Dark
    Errand of Mercy
    The City on the Edge of Forever
     
  6. IzzyAtWarp9

    IzzyAtWarp9 Commander Red Shirt

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    I am sure gonna eliminate Menagerie part 1 y'all. I thought both parts were mighty bad but at least part 2 explained the Spock thaing. It was just an excuse to show the original pilot y'hear?


    The Man Trap
    Charlie X
    Where No Man Has Gone Before
    The Naked Time
    The Enemy Within
    What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
    Dagger of the Mind
    The Corbomite Maneuver
    The Menagerie (II)
    The Conscience of the King
    Balance of Terror
    Shore Leave
    The Galileo Seven
    The Squire of Gothos
    Arena
    Tomorrow is Yesterday
    Court Martial
    The Return of the Archons
    Space Seed
    A Taste of Armageddon
    This Side of Paradise
    The Devil in the Dark
    Errand of Mercy
    The City on the Edge of Forever
     
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  7. SpHeRe31459

    SpHeRe31459 Captain Captain

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    Dang I love most of Season 1, this is going to be hard.
    I'm going to say "The Squire of Gothos" since it was the second that season to basically be a little boy with powers that can't control himself.

    The Man Trap
    Charlie X
    Where No Man Has Gone Before
    The Naked Time
    The Enemy Within
    What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
    Dagger of the Mind
    The Corbomite Maneuver
    The Menagerie (II)
    The Conscience of the King
    Balance of Terror
    Shore Leave
    The Galileo Seven
    Arena
    Tomorrow is Yesterday
    Court Martial
    The Return of the Archons
    Space Seed
    A Taste of Armageddon
    This Side of Paradise
    The Devil in the Dark
    Errand of Mercy
    The City on the Edge of Forever
     
  8. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Commodore Commodore

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    With a very strong batch of episodes off the bat, I'll have to go with The Return of the Archons. It doesn't quite grab me in the way the others do.

    The Man Trap
    Charlie X
    Where No Man Has Gone Before
    The Naked Time
    The Enemy Within
    What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
    Dagger of the Mind
    The Corbomite Maneuver
    The Menagerie (II)
    The Conscience of the King
    Balance of Terror
    Shore Leave
    The Galileo Seven
    Arena
    Tomorrow is Yesterday
    Court Martial
    Space Seed
    A Taste of Armageddon
    This Side of Paradise
    The Devil in the Dark
    Errand of Mercy
    The City on the Edge of Forever
     
  9. Commishsleer

    Commishsleer Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Bye bye Shore Leave. I just hate the white rabbit. I know its only in the episode for 1 minute but its still very annoying.

    The Man Trap
    Charlie X
    Where No Man Has Gone Before
    The Naked Time
    The Enemy Within
    What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
    Dagger of the Mind
    The Corbomite Maneuver
    The Menagerie (II)
    The Conscience of the King
    Balance of Terror
    The Galileo Seven
    Arena
    Tomorrow is Yesterday
    Court Martial
    Space Seed
    A Taste of Armageddon
    This Side of Paradise
    The Devil in the Dark
    Errand of Mercy
    The City on the Edge of Forever
     
  10. Ssosmcin

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    So long, This Side of Paradise. Jill Ireland and the overused "Ruth" music from Shore Leave kill this one for me.

    The Man Trap
    Charlie X
    Where No Man Has Gone Before
    The Naked Time
    The Enemy Within
    What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
    Dagger of the Mind
    The Corbomite Maneuver
    The Menagerie (II)
    The Conscience of the King
    Balance of Terror
    The Galileo Seven
    Arena
    Tomorrow is Yesterday
    Court Martial
    Space Seed
    A Taste of Armageddon
    The Devil in the Dark
    Errand of Mercy
    The City on the Edge of Forever
     
  11. Kinokima

    Kinokima Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Goodbye Charlie X. I like seeing more of the ship but the rest of the episode is a bore for me. I guess I just don't care about teenage boy problems.

    The Man Trap
    Where No Man Has Gone Before
    The Naked Time
    The Enemy Within
    What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
    Dagger of the Mind
    The Corbomite Maneuver
    The Menagerie (II)
    The Conscience of the King
    Balance of Terror
    The Galileo Seven
    Arena
    Tomorrow is Yesterday
    Court Martial
    Space Seed
    A Taste of Armageddon
    The Devil in the Dark
    Errand of Mercy
    The City on the Edge of Forever
     
  12. Tralfaz

    Tralfaz Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I am going with Return of the Archons. The whole idea of a society being essentially "drugged" for most of their lives except for when Festival comes around where they can rape and pillage with no consequences, is pretty stupid.

    The Man Trap
    Charlie X
    Where No Man Has Gone Before
    The Naked Time
    The Enemy Within
    What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
    Dagger of the Mind
    The Corbomite Maneuver
    The Menagerie (II)
    The Conscience of the King
    Balance of Terror
    Shore Leave
    The Galileo Seven
    Arena
    Tomorrow is Yesterday
    Court Martial
    Space Seed
    A Taste of Armageddon
    This Side of Paradise
    The Devil in the Dark
    Errand of Mercy
    The City on the Edge of Forever
     
  13. Commishsleer

    Commishsleer Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I see someone has returned Shore Leave. Thats not fair.
    I think someone has made a mistake.
    I hope it wasn't me
     
  14. Kinokima

    Kinokima Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I think Trafalz was going off the wrong list. If you notice most of the episodes that have been removed are on his/her list still.

    Returns of the Archons has also been removed previously, so my list is the last one people should go off of.
     
  15. Commishsleer

    Commishsleer Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    To get this list back into action, I'm going to get rid of another episode. Its getting a bit tougher. Better be quick. Ahhh. What Are Little Girls Made Of. Its a shame. Chapel should have been like this through the rest of the series.

    The Man Trap
    Where No Man Has Gone Before
    The Naked Time
    The Enemy Within
    Dagger of the Mind
    The Corbomite Maneuver
    The Menagerie (II)
    The Conscience of the King
    Balance of Terror
    The Galileo Seven
    Arena
    Tomorrow is Yesterday
    Court Martial
    Space Seed
    A Taste of Armageddon
    The Devil in the Dark
    Errand of Mercy
    The City on the Edge of Forever

    I hope the list is fixed now.
     
  16. MacLeod

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    It might have been the first to air, but it certainly wasn't the best of S1 so it's goodbye to "The Man Trap"

    Where No Man Has Gone Before
    The Naked Time
    The Enemy Within
    Dagger of the Mind
    The Corbomite Maneuver
    The Menagerie (II)
    The Conscience of the King
    Balance of Terror
    The Galileo Seven
    Arena
    Tomorrow is Yesterday
    Court Martial
    Space Seed
    A Taste of Armageddon
    The Devil in the Dark
    Errand of Mercy
    The City on the Edge of Forever
     
  17. BlueStuff

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    I gotta take out Arena at this point for the distractingly bad effects and even worse scenes of the crew watching the fight.

    Where No Man Has Gone Before
    The Naked Time
    The Enemy Within
    Dagger of the Mind
    The Corbomite Maneuver
    The Menagerie (II)
    The Conscience of the King
    Balance of Terror
    The Galileo Seven
    Tomorrow is Yesterday
    Court Martial
    Space Seed
    A Taste of Armageddon
    The Devil in the Dark
    Errand of Mercy
    The City on the Edge of Forever
     
  18. SpHeRe31459

    SpHeRe31459 Captain Captain

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    Let's just finished off the second half of the clip show of TOS "The Menagerie (II)"
    It's not bad, but at least in today's world, you can see the original thing (The Cage) without needing the Kirk and Co. story wraparound.

    Where No Man Has Gone Before
    The Naked Time
    The Enemy Within
    Dagger of the Mind
    The Corbomite Maneuver
    The Conscience of the King
    Balance of Terror
    The Galileo Seven
    Tomorrow is Yesterday
    Court Martial
    Space Seed
    A Taste of Armageddon
    The Devil in the Dark
    Errand of Mercy
    The City on the Edge of Forever
     
  19. Kinokima

    Kinokima Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Okay this has gone around a few times so I am taking out Errand of Mercy. It doesn't have McCoy so that is reason enough for me to vote it out.


    Where No Man Has Gone Before
    The Naked Time
    The Enemy Within
    Dagger of the Mind
    The Corbomite Maneuver
    The Conscience of the King
    Balance of Terror
    The Galileo Seven
    Tomorrow is Yesterday
    Court Martial
    Space Seed
    A Taste of Armageddon
    The Devil in the Dark
    The City on the Edge of Forever
     
  20. Dale Sams

    Dale Sams Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    What is WRONG with some of you people?? Some of these eliminations are head-shakers.

    Out of what is left...I'm going with Tomorrow is Yesterday...just a tad boring compared to what is left.

    Where No Man Has Gone Before
    The Naked Time
    The Enemy Within
    Dagger of the Mind
    The Corbomite Maneuver
    The Conscience of the King
    Balance of Terror
    The Galileo Seven
    Court Martial
    Space Seed
    A Taste of Armageddon
    The Devil in the Dark
    The City on the Edge of Forever
     

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