The most disliked episode of DS9 - Part One

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  1. BlueStuff

    BlueStuff Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Okay Trek fans, "least disliked" has concluded, so now it's time for the opposite. The basic idea here is your standard elimination game. I'll provide a list of the episodes for each season and you need to eliminate your favorite or the one you deem the 'best.' 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 play again. Pretty simple. Enjoy! :bolian:

    Losers
    Season One -

    Emissary
    Past Prologue
    A Man Alone
    Babel
    Captive Pursuit
    Q-Less
    Dax
    The Passenger
    Move Along Home
    The Nagus
    Vortex
    Battle Lines
    The Storyteller
    Progress
    If Wishes Were Horses
    The Forsaken
    Dramatis Personae
    Duet
    In the Hands of the Prophets
     
  2. BlueStuff

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    Emissary
    Past Prologue
    A Man Alone
    Babel
    Captive Pursuit
    Q-Less
    Dax
    The Passenger
    Move Along Home
    The Nagus
    Vortex
    Battle Lines
    The Storyteller
    Progress
    If Wishes Were Horses
    The Forsaken
    Dramatis Personae
    In the Hands of the Prophets

    Stating the obvious when I save Duet. The first truly great episode of DS9.
     
  3. Geck

    Geck Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Emissary
    Past Prologue
    A Man Alone
    Babel
    Captive Pursuit
    Q-Less
    Dax
    The Passenger
    Move Along Home
    The Nagus
    Vortex
    Battle Lines
    The Storyteller
    Progress
    If Wishes Were Horses
    The Forsaken
    Dramatis Personae

    And I'll save In the Hands of the Prophets - IMO the second truly great episode of DS9.
     
  4. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Commodore Commodore

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    Past Prologue
    A Man Alone
    Babel
    Captive Pursuit
    Q-Less
    Dax
    The Passenger
    Move Along Home
    The Nagus
    Vortex
    Battle Lines
    The Storyteller
    Progress
    If Wishes Were Horses
    The Forsaken
    Dramatis Personae

    Woo DS9! I'll save Emissary, as it's one of the best Trek pilots. Up there with The Menagerie.

    So that's pretty much all the excellent episodes gone... :lol:
     
  5. Admiral Shran

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    Past Prologue
    A Man Alone
    Babel
    Captive Pursuit
    Q-Less
    Dax
    The Passenger
    Move Along Home
    The Nagus
    Vortex
    The Storyteller
    Progress
    If Wishes Were Horses
    The Forsaken
    Dramatis Personae

    I'll save Battle Lines - DS9 really began to find it's voice here.
     
  6. Jono

    Jono Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Past Prologue
    A Man Alone
    Babel
    Captive Pursuit
    Q-Less
    Dax
    The Passenger
    The Nagus
    Vortex
    The Storyteller
    Progress
    If Wishes Were Horses
    The Forsaken
    Dramatis Personae

    I'm going to save Move Along Home, it gets way more hate than it deserves.
     
  7. MrBorg

    MrBorg Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Past Prologue
    A Man Alone
    Captive Pursuit
    Q-Less
    Dax
    The Passenger
    The Nagus
    Vortex
    The Storyteller
    Progress
    If Wishes Were Horses
    The Forsaken
    Dramatis Personae

    Saving Babel. I found it quite funny.
     
  8. Admiral Shran

    Admiral Shran Admiral Admiral

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    A Man Alone
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    Dax
    The Passenger
    The Nagus
    Vortex
    The Storyteller
    Progress
    If Wishes Were Horses
    The Forsaken
    Dramatis Personae

    Captive Pursuit - Another early example of DS9 starting to find it's voice.
     
  9. Geck

    Geck Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Past Prologue
    A Man Alone
    Q-Less
    Dax
    The Passenger
    The Nagus
    Vortex
    The Storyteller
    If Wishes Were Horses
    The Forsaken
    Dramatis Personae

    Saving Progress - another turning point for Kira, who got a ton of development in the first season. And I really liked Mullibok - he struck a perfect balance between antagonistic and sympathetic.
     
  10. Seven of Five

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    Past Prologue
    A Man Alone
    Q-Less
    The Passenger
    The Nagus
    Vortex
    The Storyteller
    If Wishes Were Horses
    The Forsaken
    Dramatis Personae

    Wow, we lost Move Along Home and Babel so early?

    I'm saving Dax, as I really enjoyed it. I liked how Jadzia was trying to honour the memory of someone that she didn't even know, purely because of Curzon. It began to define what it meant being a Trill, which, for Jadzia anyway, didn't seem to happen too much whilst she was around.
     
  11. Admiral Shran

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    My problem with Dax (other than that it's a Dax episode :p) is that it begins the tend of essentially having the Curzon personality overtake the Jadzia one. We learn so much about Curzon but comparatively little about Jadzia herself.

    Past Prologue
    Q-Less
    The Passenger
    The Nagus
    Vortex
    The Storyteller
    If Wishes Were Horses
    The Forsaken
    Dramatis Personae

    A Man Alone - a nice early character piece for Odo.
     
  12. Fang66

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    Q-Less
    The Passenger
    The Nagus
    Vortex
    The Storyteller
    If Wishes Were Horses
    The Forsaken
    Dramatis Personae

    Past Prologue: Introduction of Garak.
     
  13. TheGodBen

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    The Nagus
    The Storyteller
    If Wishes Were Horses
    The Forsaken
    Dramatis Personae

    Out you come, Vortex. You don't belong in there with all those other episodes
     
  14. Admiral Shran

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    The Forsaken

    Ugh.... down to the dregs of the season. I guess I'll save Dramatis Personae. It's corny as hell and meaningless, but it's the best remaining.
     
  15. Geck

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    Q-Less
    The Passenger
    The Storyteller
    If Wishes Were Horses
    The Forsaken

    The Nagus - Ferengi comedy episodes would generally only get worse and worse, but this first one wasn't too bad. I was still excited to see Wallace Shawn show up at this point.
     
  16. Seven of Five

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    Q-Less
    The Passenger
    If Wishes Were Horses
    The Forsaken

    The Storyteller - because I enjoyed the first O'Brien/Bashir link-up, even if it was just average.
     
  17. Admiral Shran

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    If Wishes Were Horses
    - I liked the two versions of Dax. And, it's better than Troi, Q or Siddig's weird acting.
     
  18. Geck

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    The Passenger

    The Forsaken had some nice moments. I like Lwaxana when she's toned down and vulnerable. Certainly better than the two episodes left.
     
  19. Seven of Five

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    The Passenger

    Hmm, I guess I'll save Q-Less then. At least some of the Q humour was funny, even if it was misplaced. Wish they had done this on TNG really and left Q off DS9.

    The Passenger wins/loses! Siddig's acting is terrible in this one, and is in my bottom four of the season. I would have had If Wishes Were Horses, Babel or Move Along Home be the outright stinker though. :)
     
  20. Jeff O'Connor

    Jeff O'Connor Commodore Commodore

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    Drat, missed the first round for my favorite show!

    I would have had "Move Along Home" for the ultimate loser with "The Passenger" very likely right behind, personally.