The least disliked episode of TOS - Season Two

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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 -


    Amok Time
    Who Mourns for Adonais?
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Apple
    The Doomsday Machine
    Catspaw
    I, Mudd
    Metamorphosis
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    Wolf in the Fold
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    Patterns of Force
    By Any Other Name
    The Omega Glory
    The Ultimate Computer
    Bread and Circuses
    Assignment: Earth
     
  2. IzzyAtWarp9

    IzzyAtWarp9 Commander Red Shirt

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    Hmmm.... Most of the TOS episodes are actually pretty good!! I'll get rid of Assignment: Earth because its just a bit.. Almost not-StarTrekky. It's not a particularly good plot

    Amok Time
    Who Mourns for Adonais?
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Apple
    The Doomsday Machine
    Catspaw
    I, Mudd
    Metamorphosis
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    Wolf in the Fold
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    Patterns of Force
    By Any Other Name
    The Omega Glory
    The Ultimate Computer
    Bread and Circuses
     
  3. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Commodore Commodore

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    I'll get rid of The Apple, as I find it a bit dull.

    Amok Time
    Who Mourns for Adonais?
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    Catspaw
    I, Mudd
    Metamorphosis
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    Wolf in the Fold
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    Patterns of Force
    By Any Other Name
    The Omega Glory
    The Ultimate Computer
    Bread and Circuses
     
  4. jimbotron

    jimbotron Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'm knocking off Catspaw for being a lame Halloween tie-in.

    Amok Time
    Who Mourns for Adonais?
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    I, Mudd
    Metamorphosis
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    Wolf in the Fold
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    Patterns of Force
    By Any Other Name
    The Omega Glory
    The Ultimate Computer
    Bread and Circuses
     
  5. Sir Rhosis

    Sir Rhosis Commodore Commodore

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    I find "I, Mudd" tedious, unfunny and near unbearable.

    Amok Time
    Who Mourns for Adonais?
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    Metamorphosis
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    Wolf in the Fold
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    Patterns of Force
    By Any Other Name
    The Omega Glory
    The Ultimate Computer
    Bread and Circuses

    Sir Rhosis
     
  6. LOKAI of CHERON

    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    Prepares to run for cover! I'm taking The Trouble With Tribbles out. I find it to be overrated in the extreme and have never understood the almost unbridled love for it.

    Amok Time
    Who Mourns for Adonais?
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    Metamorphosis
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    Wolf in the Fold
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    Patterns of Force
    By Any Other Name
    The Omega Glory
    The Ultimate Computer
    Bread and Circuses
     
  7. AtoZ

    AtoZ Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm taking out Who Mourns for Adonais? as I never much cared for the hand or how Scotty behaves around women he likes.

    Amok Time
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    Metamorphosis
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    Wolf in the Fold
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    Patterns of Force
    By Any Other Name
    The Omega Glory
    The Ultimate Computer
    Bread and Circuses
     
  8. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I'm taking out Metamorphosis. Just plain dull. Something you can't say very often about an episode of TOS.

    Amok Time
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    Wolf in the Fold
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    Patterns of Force
    By Any Other Name
    The Omega Glory
    The Ultimate Computer
    Bread and Circuses
     
  9. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    Out of what's left my least favourtie is "The Omega Glory"

    Amok Time
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    Wolf in the Fold
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    Patterns of Force
    By Any Other Name
    The Ultimate Computer
    Bread and Circuses
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2013
  10. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

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    Amok Time
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    Obsession
    Wolf in the Fold
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    Patterns of Force
    By Any Other Name
    The Ultimate Computer
    Bread and Circuses

    "The Deadly Years" gives us the superior officer who can't make the right command decision from "A Taste of Armageddon," the disease which causes rapid aging from "Miri," and the court proceedings from "Court Martial" and "The Menagerie." Worse, it can't sustain any of these familiar plot lines for more than twenty minutes, which leads to a turgid pace.
     
  11. Commishsleer

    Commishsleer Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    By Any Other Name Parting is such sweet sorrow.
    Its a bit jarring the way they plunge into comedic scenes after the brutal way they kill Yeoman Thompson


    Amok Time
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    Obsession
    Wolf in the Fold
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    Patterns of Force
    The Ultimate Computer
    Bread and Circuses
     
  12. Kinokima

    Kinokima Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Goodbye Obsession. I thought it started off really good with maybe Kirk being wrong but in the end they made him right and this ruined the episode for me.


    Amok Time
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    Wolf in the Fold
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    Patterns of Force
    The Ultimate Computer
    Bread and Circuses
     
  13. Mr. Hengist

    Mr. Hengist Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    OK, let's see--I guess for me it's between Friday's Child and A Private Little War--for all intents and purposes, they're basically the same episode--violation of the Prime Directive by using native primitive humanoid species as a proxy for a war against the Klingons. I guess both are a metaphor for Vietnam?

    I will have to eliminate A Private Little War on the strength (weakness?) of the moogatoo (sp.?), one of TOS's sillier beasts. Additionally Friday's Child has Julie Newmar (sexiest catwoman), so that's in its favor for non-elimination vs. Private. Moogatoo vs. Catwoman, not a very tough decision is it?

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    Amok Time
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    Wolf in the Fold
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    Return to Tomorrow
    Patterns of Force
    The Ultimate Computer
    Bread and Circuses
     
  14. CrazyMatt

    CrazyMatt Captain Captain

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    Goodbye "Return To Tomorrow," which I always found tedious in the extreme.


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    Amok Time
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    Wolf in the Fold
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    Patterns of Force
    The Ultimate Computer
    Bread and Circuses
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2013
  15. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    And it's time for "Bread and Circuses" to sign off. Yet another somewhat less than sane person.

    Amok Time
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    Wolf in the Fold
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    Patterns of Force
    The Ultimate Computer
     
  16. Margaret

    Margaret Ensign Newbie

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    Come on how has Wolf in the Fold got this far?. So that's my nomination it's just awful

    Amok Time
    The Changeling
    Mirror Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    Journey to Babel
    Fridays Chid
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    Patterns of Force
    The Ultimate Computer
     
  17. Myko

    Myko Captain Captain

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    Amok Time
    The Changeling
    Mirror Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    Journey to Babel
    Fridays Chid
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    Patterns of Force
    The Ultimate Computer

    "Gamesters" was an easy pick, the worst episode of the second season, in my opinion.
     
  18. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    Has to be "Friday's Child", not exactly the best episodes to feature Klingons.

    Amok Time
    The Changeling
    Mirror Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    Journey to Babel
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    Patterns of Force
    The Ultimate Computer
     
  19. Odona Kirk

    Odona Kirk Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Amok Time
    The Changeling
    Mirror Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    Journey to Babel
    The Immunity Syndrome
    Patterns of Force
    The Ultimate Computer

    I choose "A Piece of the Action"--just too silly for me.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2013
  20. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    ^You might want to edit your post, as it shows "Friday's child" which has been eliminated