The least disliked episode of TOS - Season Three

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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
    The Original Series -

    Season One - Balance of Terror
    Season Two - The Doomsday Machine
    Season Three -

    Spock's Brain
    The Enterprise Incident
    The Paradise Syndrome
    And the Children Shall Lead
    Is There in Truth No Beauty?
    Spectre of the Gun
    Day of the Dove
    For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
    The Tholian Web
    Plato's Stepchildren
    Wink of an Eye
    The Empath
    Elaan of Troyius
    Whom Gods Destroy
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
    The Mark of Gideon
    That Which Survives
    The Lights of Zetar
    Requiem for Methuselah
    The Way to Eden
    The Cloud Minders
    The Savage Curtain
    All Our Yesterdays
    Turnabout Intruder
     
  2. Orac

    Orac Admiral Admiral

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    I must eliminate For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky. That title is just too damn long! Also it's dull and almost completely lacking in humour.

    Spock's Brain
    The Enterprise Incident
    The Paradise Syndrome
    And the Children Shall Lead
    Is There in Truth No Beauty?
    Spectre of the Gun
    Day of the Dove
    The Tholian Web
    Plato's Stepchildren
    Wink of an Eye
    The Empath
    Elaan of Troyius
    Whom Gods Destroy
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
    The Mark of Gideon
    That Which Survives
    The Lights of Zetar
    Requiem for Methuselah
    The Way to Eden
    The Cloud Minders
    The Savage Curtain
    All Our Yesterdays
    Turnabout Intruder
     
  3. LOKAI of CHERON

    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    Easy one for me, I'm taking The Way To Eden out. The worst episode of TOS, it needs no explanation!

    Spock's Brain
    The Enterprise Incident
    The Paradise Syndrome
    And the Children Shall Lead
    Is There in Truth No Beauty?
    Spectre of the Gun
    Day of the Dove
    The Tholian Web
    Plato's Stepchildren
    Wink of an Eye
    The Empath
    Elaan of Troyius
    Whom Gods Destroy
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
    The Mark of Gideon
    That Which Survives
    The Lights of Zetar
    Requiem for Methuselah
    The Cloud Minders
    The Savage Curtain
    All Our Yesterdays
    Turnabout Intruder
     
  4. IzzyAtWarp9

    IzzyAtWarp9 Commander Red Shirt

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    I'll delete the Savage Curtain. Maybe because I'm English, I don't know, I just didn't find the whole Abraham Lincoln thing particularly entertaining.

    Spock's Brain
    The Enterprise Incident
    The Paradise Syndrome
    And the Children Shall Lead
    Is There in Truth No Beauty?
    Spectre of the Gun
    Day of the Dove
    The Tholian Web
    Plato's Stepchildren
    Wink of an Eye
    The Empath
    Elaan of Troyius
    Whom Gods Destroy
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
    The Mark of Gideon
    That Which Survives
    The Lights of Zetar
    Requiem for Methuselah
    The Cloud Minders
    All Our Yesterdays
    Turnabout Intruder
     
  5. feek61

    feek61 Captain Captain

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    I will delete my least favorite episode of the series "The Empath"

    Spock's Brain
    The Enterprise Incident
    The Paradise Syndrome
    And the Children Shall Lead
    Is There in Truth No Beauty?
    Spectre of the Gun
    Day of the Dove
    The Tholian Web
    Plato's Stepchildren
    Wink of an Eye
    Elaan of Troyius
    Whom Gods Destroy
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
    The Mark of Gideon
    That Which Survives
    The Lights of Zetar
    Requiem for Methuselah
    The Cloud Minders
    All Our Yesterdays
    Turnabout Intruder
     
  6. Hambone

    Hambone Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I will remove what I feel is the most embarrassing episode, "And The Children Shall Lead".

    Spock's Brain
    The Enterprise Incident
    The Paradise Syndrome
    Is There in Truth No Beauty?
    Spectre of the Gun
    Day of the Dove
    The Tholian Web
    Plato's Stepchildren
    Wink of an Eye
    Elaan of Troyius
    Whom Gods Destroy
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
    The Mark of Gideon
    That Which Survives
    The Lights of Zetar
    Requiem for Methuselah
    The Cloud Minders
    All Our Yesterdays
    Turnabout Intruder
     
  7. Kinokima

    Kinokima Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I guess I will get rid of Spock's Brain it might not be the very worst but it is very far from the best.

    The Enterprise Incident
    The Paradise Syndrome
    Is There in Truth No Beauty?
    Spectre of the Gun
    Day of the Dove
    The Tholian Web
    Plato's Stepchildren
    Wink of an Eye
    Elaan of Troyius
    Whom Gods Destroy
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
    The Mark of Gideon
    That Which Survives
    The Lights of Zetar
    Requiem for Methuselah
    The Cloud Minders
    All Our Yesterdays
    Turnabout Intruder
     
  8. Commishsleer

    Commishsleer Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I spit on you "Cloud Minders"
    Spock would never fall for such a bimbo. Never I say never.

    The Enterprise Incident
    The Paradise Syndrome
    Is There in Truth No Beauty?
    Spectre of the Gun
    Day of the Dove
    The Tholian Web
    Plato's Stepchildren
    Wink of an Eye
    Elaan of Troyius
    Whom Gods Destroy
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
    The Mark of Gideon
    That Which Survives
    The Lights of Zetar
    Requiem for Methuselah
    All Our Yesterdays
    Turnabout Intruder
     
  9. LOKAI of CHERON

    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    I'll remove The Mark Of Gideon from the remaining. I do actually like the episode, but have always found the premise just a little silly.

    The Enterprise Incident
    The Paradise Syndrome
    Is There in Truth No Beauty?
    Spectre of the Gun
    Day of the Dove
    The Tholian Web
    Plato's Stepchildren
    Wink of an Eye
    Elaan of Troyius
    Whom Gods Destroy
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
    That Which Survives
    The Lights of Zetar
    Requiem for Methuselah
    All Our Yesterdays
    Turnabout Intruder
     
  10. BillJ

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    Goodbye to The Paradise Syndrome. I am KIROK!!! :guffaw:

    The Enterprise Incident
    Is There in Truth No Beauty?
    Spectre of the Gun
    Day of the Dove
    The Tholian Web
    Plato's Stepchildren
    Wink of an Eye
    Elaan of Troyius
    Whom Gods Destroy
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
    That Which Survives
    The Lights of Zetar
    Requiem for Methuselah
    All Our Yesterdays
    Turnabout Intruder
     
  11. MacLeod

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    I think I'm going to go for "Turnabout Intruder". It's message was a little heavy handed, we had already seen a female XO so a female CO isn't an unreasnable stretch.

    The Enterprise Incident
    Is There in Truth No Beauty?
    Spectre of the Gun
    Day of the Dove
    The Tholian Web
    Plato's Stepchildren
    Wink of an Eye
    Elaan of Troyius
    Whom Gods Destroy
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
    That Which Survives
    The Lights of Zetar
    Requiem for Methuselah
    All Our Yesterdays
     
  12. Commishsleer

    Commishsleer Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Where?
     
  13. BillJ

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    Number One in The Cage.
     
  14. AtoZ

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    Plato's Stepchildren......to me its just never fit.

    Spock's Brain
    The Enterprise Incident
    The Paradise Syndrome
    And the Children Shall Lead
    Is There in Truth No Beauty?
    Spectre of the Gun
    Day of the Dove
    For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
    The Tholian Web
    Wink of an Eye
    The Empath
    Elaan of Troyius
    Whom Gods Destroy
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
    The Mark of Gideon
    That Which Survives
    The Lights of Zetar
    Requiem for Methuselah
    The Way to Eden
    The Cloud Minders
    The Savage Curtain
    All Our Yesterdays
    Turnabout Intruder
     
  15. BlueStuff

    BlueStuff Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    ^ List fixed.

    The Enterprise Incident
    Is There in Truth No Beauty?
    Spectre of the Gun
    Day of the Dove
    The Tholian Web
    Wink of an Eye
    Elaan of Troyius
    Whom Gods Destroy
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
    That Which Survives
    The Lights of Zetar
    Requiem for Methuselah
    All Our Yesterdays
     
  16. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    All Our Yesterdays... I don't like time travel episodes and Spock "in love" isn't very convincing.

    The Enterprise Incident
    Is There in Truth No Beauty?
    Spectre of the Gun
    Day of the Dove
    The Tholian Web
    Wink of an Eye
    Elaan of Troyius
    Whom Gods Destroy
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
    That Which Survives
    The Lights of Zetar
    Requiem for Methuselah
     
  17. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    As well as "The Menagerie" which used clips from "The Cage"
     
  18. Robert Comsol

    Robert Comsol Commodore Commodore

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    "Requiem for Methuselah"...For one I can't imagine an educated immortal to be that unwilling to render aid, and Kirk falling madly in love with an android (and knowing she is not for real) is a thing I find impossible to believe.

    The Enterprise Incident
    Is There in Truth No Beauty?
    Spectre of the Gun
    Day of the Dove
    The Tholian Web
    Wink of an Eye
    Elaan of Troyius
    Whom Gods Destroy
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
    That Which Survives
    The Lights of Zetar

    P.S. Is the outstanding trademark of Season Three that all the principle characters fall in love with somebody and partially several times?!? :rolleyes:
     
  19. CrazyMatt

    CrazyMatt Captain Captain

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    "Is There in Truth No Beauty?" It should have been titled, "Is There No Interesting Story To Tell?" It does have one nice FX shot, but besides that... Nutting, as Chekov would say.

    What's left:

    The Enterprise Incident
    Spectre of the Gun
    Day of the Dove
    The Tholian Web
    Wink of an Eye
    Elaan of Troyius
    Whom Gods Destroy
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
    That Which Survives
    The Lights of Zetar
    Requiem for Methuselah
    All Our Yesterdays
     
  20. BlueStuff

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    List fixed.

    The Enterprise Incident
    Spectre of the Gun
    Day of the Dove
    The Tholian Web
    Wink of an Eye
    Elaan of Troyius
    Whom Gods Destroy
    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
    That Which Survives
    The Lights of Zetar
    All Our Yesterdays