The least disliked episode of VOY - 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 Original Series - Balance of Terror
    The Next Generation - The Measure of a Man
    Deep Space Nine - In the Pale Moonlight
    Voyager -

    Season One - Phage
    Season Two -

    The 37s
    Initiations
    Projections
    Elogium
    Non Sequitur
    Twisted
    Parturition
    Persistence of Vision
    Tattoo
    Cold Fire
    Maneuvers
    Resistance
    Prototype
    Alliances
    Threshold
    Meld
    Dreadnought
    Death Wish
    Lifesigns
    Investigations
    Deadlock
    Innocence
    The Thaw
    Tuvix
    Resolutions
    Basics (I)
     
  2. DevilEyes

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    I'll start off by removing Threshold. Do I really have explain this one? :lol: OK then, let's just remind you of the plot. Paris turns into a lizard. Yes, that's right. The writers of the show that's supposedly Science Fiction that this was a plausible storyline. Then Janeway also turns into a lizard and they mate as lizards and have lizard babies. And in the end, they go back to the ship, abandon their lizard babies, and joke about who made the first lizard move on whom.

    :cardie: :vulcan:


    The 37s
    Initiations
    Projections
    Elogium
    Non Sequitur
    Twisted
    Parturition
    Persistence of Vision
    Tattoo
    Cold Fire
    Maneuvers
    Resistance
    Prototype
    Alliances
    Meld
    Dreadnought
    Death Wish
    Lifesigns
    Investigations
    Deadlock
    Innocence
    The Thaw
    Tuvix
    Resolutions
    Basics (I)
     
  3. Claudia

    Claudia Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The 37s
    Projections
    Elogium
    Non Sequitur
    Twisted
    Parturition
    Persistence of Vision
    Tattoo
    Cold Fire
    Maneuvers
    Resistance
    Prototype
    Alliances
    Meld
    Dreadnought
    Death Wish
    Lifesigns
    Investigations
    Deadlock
    Innocence
    The Thaw
    Tuvix
    Resolutions
    Basics (I)

    Initiations - is it the character of Chakotay or just the writers' incapability to write good episodes for him?!?
     
  4. Bad Thoughts

    Bad Thoughts Commodore Commodore

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    Tuvix: contrived premise that serves as the basis for an afternoon teen special.

    The 37s
    Projections
    Elogium
    Non Sequitur
    Twisted
    Parturition
    Persistence of Vision
    Tattoo
    Cold Fire
    Maneuvers
    Resistance
    Prototype
    Alliances
    Meld
    Dreadnought
    Death Wish
    Lifesigns
    Investigations
    Deadlock
    Innocence
    The Thaw
    Resolutions
    Basics (I)
     
  5. Hoshi3

    Hoshi3 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    The Thaw, I haven't seen an episode worse than this one. The idea is nice, but they could have tried to let it look a bit less like a madhouse.

    The 37s
    Projections
    Elogium
    Non Sequitur
    Twisted
    Parturition
    Persistence of Vision
    Tattoo
    Cold Fire
    Maneuvers
    Resistance
    Prototype
    Alliances
    Meld
    Dreadnought
    Death Wish
    Lifesigns
    Investigations
    Deadlock
    Innocence
    Resolutions
    Basics (I)
     
  6. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'll remove Tattoo. Ridiculous idea that Chakotay's tride has alien connections, also very convenient that they happen to ceom from the DQ. Also anyoen who can't man up for a nude scene doesn't deserve to go any further in this game.

    The 37s
    Projections
    Elogium
    Non Sequitur
    Twisted
    Parturition
    Persistence of Vision
    Cold Fire
    Maneuvers
    Resistance
    Prototype
    Alliances
    Meld
    Dreadnought
    Death Wish
    Lifesigns
    Investigations
    Deadlock
    Innocence
    Resolutions
    Basics (I)
     
  7. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    "Deadlock" subspace whirly things duplicates the ship and it's crew. More technobable.

    The 37s
    Projections
    Elogium
    Non Sequitur
    Twisted
    Parturition
    Persistence of Vision
    Cold Fire
    Maneuvers
    Resistance
    Prototype
    Alliances
    Meld
    Dreadnought
    Death Wish
    Lifesigns
    Investigations
    Innocence
    Resolutions
    Basics (I)
     
  8. teya

    teya Vice Admiral Admiral

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    "Resolutions." Like a bad romance novel.

    The 37s
    Projections
    Elogium
    Non Sequitur
    Twisted
    Parturition
    Persistence of Vision
    Cold Fire
    Maneuvers
    Resistance
    Prototype
    Alliances
    Meld
    Dreadnought
    Death Wish
    Lifesigns
    Investigations
    Innocence
    Basics (I)
     
  9. jimbotron

    jimbotron Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Elogium - because of stupid writers. The Ocampan females can only have ONE child???? How is there even a population? It also invoked the USS Reset Button because it said "whoops, just kidding, she can still have a child later."

    The 37s
    Projections
    Non Sequitur
    Twisted
    Parturition
    Persistence of Vision
    Cold Fire
    Maneuvers
    Resistance
    Prototype
    Alliances
    Meld
    Dreadnought
    Death Wish
    Lifesigns
    Investigations
    Innocence
    Basics (I)
     
  10. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

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    Prototype - Worst robots I've ever seen in my life, wearing clothes. Though I seem to remember similar types on the old Patrick MacNee/Diana Rigg series The Avengers.

    The 37s
    Projections
    Non Sequitur
    Twisted
    Parturition
    Persistence of Vision
    Cold Fire
    Maneuvers
    Resistance
    Alliances
    Meld
    Dreadnought
    Death Wish
    Lifesigns
    Investigations
    Innocence
    Basics (I)
     
  11. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    A lot of fairly average for VOY episodes with not much to choose between. But' I'm going for "Twisted" at least some of the other episodes whilst not the best of the season offered some small character moments

    The 37s
    Projections
    Non Sequitur
    Parturition
    Persistence of Vision
    Cold Fire
    Maneuvers
    Resistance
    Alliances
    Meld
    Dreadnought
    Death Wish
    Lifesigns
    Investigations
    Innocence
    Basics (I)
     
  12. jimbotron

    jimbotron Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Alliances - it combines two of the things Voyager writers sucked at - Kazon and politics.

    The writers created the Kazon without ever really thinking about it. They're space nomads (or street gangs) who have to hunt for water, yet they have giant warships. Does not compute. Thankfully Voyager did everyone a favor by writing out the Kazon in Basics.

    The 37s
    Projections
    Non Sequitur
    Parturition
    Persistence of Vision
    Cold Fire
    Maneuvers
    Resistance
    Meld
    Dreadnought
    Death Wish
    Lifesigns
    Investigations
    Innocence
    Basics (I)
     
  13. teya

    teya Vice Admiral Admiral

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    "Persistence of Vision": Kes shrieking can break eardrums.


    The 37s
    Projections
    Non Sequitur
    Parturition
    Cold Fire
    Maneuvers
    Resistance
    Meld
    Dreadnought
    Death Wish
    Lifesigns
    Investigations
    Innocence
    Basics (I)
     
  14. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    "Maneuvers" more from the ineffective Kazon

    The 37s
    Projections
    Non Sequitur
    Parturition
    Cold Fire
    Resistance
    Meld
    Dreadnought
    Death Wish
    Lifesigns
    Investigations
    Innocence
    Basics (I)
     
  15. jimbotron

    jimbotron Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Parturition - The writers noticed that Neelix's and Tom's character development were severely lacking, so they remedy that by making them fight over Kes.

    "Set a course for PLANET HELL!" :ack:

    Also, the writers have really been overusing their thesaurus.

    The 37s
    Projections
    Non Sequitur
    Cold Fire
    Resistance
    Meld
    Dreadnought
    Death Wish
    Lifesigns
    Investigations
    Innocence
    Basics (I)
     
  16. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

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    Innocence - Best moment was in the aired bloopers. Tuvok leads the little girl to the cave, then quickly runs away, saying "Man, I ain't going in there!"

    The 37s
    Projections
    Non Sequitur
    Cold Fire
    Resistance
    Meld
    Dreadnought
    Death Wish
    Lifesigns
    Investigations
    Basics (I)
     
  17. teya

    teya Vice Admiral Admiral

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    "Non Sequitur": Harry Kim wakes up next to his girlfriend, whom he now realizes has the whiniest voice in the galaxy. He makes the obvious choice to get back to Voyager.

    The 37s
    Projections
    Cold Fire
    Resistance
    Meld
    Dreadnought
    Death Wish
    Lifesigns
    Investigations
    Basics (I)
     
  18. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'll delete Investigations, for being a terrible conclusion to what was building up to be a promising arc.

    The 37s
    Projections
    Non Sequitur
    Cold Fire
    Resistance
    Meld
    Dreadnought
    Death Wish
    Lifesigns
    Basics (I)
     
  19. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    It's time "Life Signs" to flat line. There are only a few good episodes from this season left the rest are fairly average.I've also updated the list to account for "Non Sequitor" being carried over due to two posts at the same time.

    The 37s
    Projections
    Cold Fire
    Resistance
    Meld
    Dreadnought
    Death Wish
    Basics (I)
     
  20. teya

    teya Vice Admiral Admiral

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    "Cold Fire": More Kes shrieking. Another eardrum shattered.

    The 37s
    Projections
    Resistance
    Meld
    Dreadnought
    Death Wish
    Basics (I)