The most disliked episode of DS9 - Part Three

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  1. BlueStuff

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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 - The Passenger
    Season Two - Sanctuary
    Season Three -

    The Search (I)
    The Search (II)
    The House of Quark
    Equilibrium
    Second Skin
    The Abandoned
    Civil Defense
    Meridian
    Defiant
    Fascination
    Past Tense (I)
    Past Tense (II)
    Life Support
    Heart of Stone
    Destiny
    Prophet Motive
    Visionary
    Distant Voices
    Through the Looking Glass
    Improbable Cause
    The Die is Cast
    Explorers
    Family Business
    Shakaar
    Facets
    The Adversary
     
  2. Geck

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    The Search (I)
    The Search (II)
    The House of Quark
    Equilibrium
    Second Skin
    The Abandoned
    Civil Defense
    Meridian
    Defiant
    Fascination
    Past Tense (I)
    Past Tense (II)
    Life Support
    Heart of Stone
    Prophet Motive
    Visionary
    Distant Voices
    Through the Looking Glass
    Improbable Cause
    The Die is Cast
    Explorers
    Family Business
    Shakaar
    Facets
    The Adversary

    Saving Destiny - IMO the most underrated DS9 ep, and a major turning point for Sisko's character. It's always been in my top 10 for the whole series.
     
  3. Jeff O'Connor

    Jeff O'Connor Commodore Commodore

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    The Search (I)
    The Search (II)
    The House of Quark
    Equilibrium
    The Abandoned
    Civil Defense
    Meridian
    Defiant
    Fascination
    Past Tense (I)
    Past Tense (II)
    Life Support
    Heart of Stone
    Prophet Motive
    Visionary
    Distant Voices
    Through the Looking Glass
    Improbable Cause
    The Die is Cast
    Explorers
    Family Business
    Shakaar
    Facets
    The Adversary

    "Second Skin" for its amazing performances.
     
  4. BlueStuff

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    The Search (I)
    The Search (II)
    The House of Quark
    Equilibrium
    The Abandoned
    Meridian
    Defiant
    Fascination
    Past Tense (I)
    Past Tense (II)
    Life Support
    Heart of Stone
    Prophet Motive
    Visionary
    Distant Voices
    Through the Looking Glass
    Improbable Cause
    The Die is Cast
    Explorers
    Family Business
    Shakaar
    Facets
    The Adversary

    I'm sure the best ones will be saved so I'll get in quick and save some of my personal favorites from this season. First, Civil Defense, an outstandingly fun episode with great Dukat moments, particularly his hilarious interaction with Garak.
     
  5. Jono

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    I'm going to save Merdian. It's a unsung gem of this season with a great plot that speaks to the souls of the characters as well as having great symbolism of real life.

    Okay, I'm not going to do that because I haven't had nearly enough crack today for that to make sense.

    The Search (I)
    The Search (II)
    The House of Quark
    Equilibrium
    The Abandoned
    Meridian
    Defiant
    Fascination
    Past Tense (I)
    Past Tense (II)
    Life Support
    Heart of Stone
    Prophet Motive
    Visionary
    Distant Voices
    Through the Looking Glass
    Improbable Cause
    The Die is Cast
    Family Business
    Shakaar
    Facets
    The Adversary

    I've saved Explorers. Probably in my top 10 of all DS9 episodes.
     
  6. Jeff O'Connor

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    Jono, that was hilarious. And frightening.
     
  7. Jeff O'Connor

    Jeff O'Connor Commodore Commodore

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    The Search (I)
    The Search (II)
    The House of Quark
    Equilibrium
    The Abandoned
    Meridian
    Defiant
    Fascination
    Past Tense (I)
    Past Tense (II)
    Life Support
    Heart of Stone
    Prophet Motive
    Visionary
    Distant Voices
    Through the Looking Glass
    Improbable Cause
    The Die is Cast
    Family Business
    Facets
    The Adversary

    I'll follow BlueStuff's cue and go for a less-acclaimed episode or two early on, actually. Good season though.

    Let's see... skip past all the everyone-agrees-they're-great episodes... ah, here we go. "Shakaar" has some good Kira moments and Bajoran development.
     
  8. Geck

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    The Search (I)
    The Search (II)
    The House of Quark
    The Abandoned
    Meridian
    Defiant
    Fascination
    Past Tense (I)
    Past Tense (II)
    Life Support
    Heart of Stone
    Prophet Motive
    Visionary
    Distant Voices
    Through the Looking Glass
    Improbable Cause
    The Die is Cast
    Family Business
    Facets
    The Adversary

    Seems we're all following the same strategy this round... :lol:

    I'll save Equilibrium - it's probably the best Jadzia episode, plus I enjoyed the dream sequences and the further insights into Trill culture.
     
  9. BlueStuff

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    The Search (I)
    The Search (II)
    The House of Quark
    The Abandoned
    Meridian
    Defiant
    Past Tense (I)
    Past Tense (II)
    Life Support
    Heart of Stone
    Prophet Motive
    Visionary
    Distant Voices
    Through the Looking Glass
    Improbable Cause
    The Die is Cast
    Family Business
    Facets
    The Adversary

    Now to rescue Fascination. Light and fun with great directing by Avery Brooks. Sorry haters, embrace the love in this episode! :D
     
  10. Jeff O'Connor

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    The Search (I)
    The Search (II)
    The House of Quark
    Equilibrium
    The Abandoned
    Meridian
    Defiant
    Past Tense (I)
    Past Tense (II)
    Heart of Stone
    Prophet Motive
    Visionary
    Distant Voices
    Through the Looking Glass
    Improbable Cause
    The Die is Cast
    Family Business
    Facets
    The Adversary

    And it's on to "Life Support" before that one gets left in the dust. Really heartfelt. Tugged at me, it did.
     
  11. BlueStuff

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    (Geck's vote was forgotten, so have taken off Equilibrium :))

    The Search (I)
    The Search (II)
    The House of Quark
    The Abandoned
    Meridian
    Defiant
    Past Tense (I)
    Past Tense (II)
    Heart of Stone
    Prophet Motive
    Visionary
    Distant Voices
    Through the Looking Glass
    Improbable Cause
    The Die is Cast
    Family Business
    Facets
    The Adversary
     
  12. Jeff O'Connor

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    I have... no idea how that happened!
     
  13. rahullak

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    The Search (I)
    The Search (II)
    The House of Quark
    The Abandoned
    Meridian
    Defiant
    Past Tense (I)
    Past Tense (II)
    Heart of Stone
    Prophet Motive
    Distant Voices
    Through the Looking Glass
    Improbable Cause
    The Die is Cast
    Family Business
    Facets
    The Adversary

    Visionary: I liked the story: shifts through time, O'Brien meeting his past self, and the big reveal at the end.
     
  14. BlueStuff

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    I posted right after Geck, leaving out his vote. Seeing this, I edited my post, but not before you posted after me, including the unedited list. It's one of the drawbacks of how quick this game goes! :D
     
  15. Jeff O'Connor

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    Oh. Phew. I was seriously confounded by how I could have done that!
     
  16. Jeff O'Connor

    Jeff O'Connor Commodore Commodore

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    Drat, I need to be starting my day. This round will probably have ended by the time I return. *crosses fingers that "Meridian" is at or near the bottom* Seeya, everyone! Have fun!
     
  17. DevilEyes

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    The Search (I)
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    Meridian
    Defiant
    Past Tense (I)
    Past Tense (II)
    Heart of Stone
    Prophet Motive
    Distant Voices
    Through the Looking Glass
    Improbable Cause
    The Die is Cast
    Family Business
    Facets
    The Adversary

    The House of Quark, brilliant little episode, one of my favorites. Great Quark episode, and a great Klingon episode because it shows them needing to be taught about honor and courage, by a little Ferengi barkeeper.
     
  18. Geck

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    Cheers for the correction, BlueStuff :)

    The Search (I)
    The Search (II)
    The Abandoned
    Meridian
    Defiant
    Past Tense (I)
    Past Tense (II)
    Heart of Stone
    Prophet Motive
    Through the Looking Glass
    Improbable Cause
    The Die is Cast
    Family Business
    Facets
    The Adversary

    Distant Voices is another personal favourite - I seem to like episodes that take place in the heads of the characters, and I thought Siddig did a great job playing Super Old Cranky Bashir.
     
  19. Admiral Shran

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    Meridian
    Defiant
    Past Tense (I)
    Past Tense (II)
    Heart of Stone
    Prophet Motive
    Through the Looking Glass
    Improbable Cause
    The Die is Cast
    Family Business
    Facets

    The Adversary - love the claustrophobic feel of this episode and how it allows the characters to be paranoid (very unusual in Trek).
     
  20. DevilEyes

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    Meridian
    Defiant
    Past Tense (I)
    Past Tense (II)
    Heart of Stone
    Prophet Motive
    Through the Looking Glass
    Improbable Cause
    Family Business
    Facets

    I'm gonna finally do the first part of the obvious and save The Die is Cast.
     

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