The most disliked episode of DS9 - Part Two

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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

    The Homecoming
    The Circle
    The Siege
    Invasive Procedures
    Cardassians
    Melora
    Rules of Acquisition
    Necessary Evil
    Second Sight
    Sanctuary
    Rivals
    The Alternate
    Armageddon Game
    Whispers
    Paradise
    Shadowplay
    Playing God
    Profit and Loss
    Blood Oath
    The Maquis (I)
    The Maquis (II)
    The Wire
    Crossover
    The Collaborator
    Tribunal
    The Jem'Hadar
     
  2. Vulcan Princess

    Vulcan Princess Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Second Sight
    Sanctuary
    Rivals
    The Alternate
    Armageddon Game
    Whispers
    Paradise
    Shadowplay
    Playing God
    Profit and Loss
    Blood Oath
    The Maquis (I)
    The Maquis (II)
    The Wire
    Crossover
    The Collaborator
    Tribunal
    The Jem'Hadar

    I'm saving The Circle because I love the focus on Bajoran politics. I like the whole trilogy (Homecoming/Circle/Siege) but since I can only pick one, I pick the middle.
     
  3. Admiral Shran

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    Second Sight
    Sanctuary
    Rivals
    The Alternate
    Armageddon Game
    Whispers
    Paradise
    Shadowplay
    Playing God
    Profit and Loss
    Blood Oath
    The Maquis (I)
    The Maquis (II)
    The Wire
    Crossover
    The Collaborator
    Tribunal
    The Jem'Hadar

    I'm saving Necessary Evil - it and Duet are the first truly great episodes of DS9.
     
  4. Harvey

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    The Homecoming
    The Siege
    Invasive Procedures
    Cardassians
    Melora
    Rules of Acquisition
    Second Sight
    Sanctuary
    Rivals
    The Alternate
    Armageddon Game
    Whispers
    Paradise
    Shadowplay
    Playing God
    Profit and Loss
    Blood Oath
    The Maquis (I)
    The Maquis (II)
    Crossover
    The Collaborator
    Tribunal
    The Jem'Hadar

    I'll save The Wire -- it's a great Garak episode.
     
  5. Vulcan Princess

    Vulcan Princess Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Sanctuary
    Rivals
    The Alternate
    Armageddon Game
    Whispers
    Paradise
    Shadowplay
    Playing God
    Profit and Loss
    Blood Oath
    The Maquis (I)
    The Maquis (II)
    Crossover
    The Collaborator
    Tribunal
    The Jem'Hadar

    I'll save The Homecoming. I like it slightly better than The Siege, mostly because I like the interplay between Kira and O'Brien when they're on the rescue mission.
     
  6. MacLeod

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    Armageddon Game
    Paradise
    Shadowplay
    Playing God
    Profit and Loss
    Blood Oath
    The Maquis (I)
    The Maquis (II)
    Crossover
    The Collaborator
    Tribunal
    The Jem'Hadar

    I'll save "Whispers"
     
  7. Jeff O'Connor

    Jeff O'Connor Commodore Commodore

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    Oh good, a decent season.

    The Siege
    Invasive Procedures
    Cardassians
    Melora
    Rules of Acquisition
    Second Sight
    Sanctuary
    Rivals
    The Alternate
    Armageddon Game
    Paradise
    Shadowplay
    Playing God
    Profit and Loss
    Blood Oath
    The Maquis (I)
    The Maquis (II)
    The Collaborator
    Tribunal
    The Jem'Hadar

    Quite a few winners here but I'll start with "Crossover", the first and best DS9 Mirror Universe story. (Yes, I chose "Whispers" a moment ago but someone beat me to the punch. Curse you, PS3 browser.)
     
  8. Vulcan Princess

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    The Maquis (I)
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    The Jem'Hadar

    Well, I'm on a roll, so I'll complete the trilogy and save The Siege.
     
  9. Jeff O'Connor

    Jeff O'Connor Commodore Commodore

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    I love that trilogy too. :)
     
  10. Admiral Shran

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    The Maquis (I)
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    The Jem'Hadar

    I'll save Tribunal - a little contrived plotwise, but it has some excellent universe building and great acting from Meaney.
     
  11. Admiral Shran

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    As do I. :techman:
     
  12. Jeff O'Connor

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    The Maquis (I)
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    Next up is "Cardassians" -- stellar culture-building and a solid Bashir/Garak adventure with a heart.
     
  13. MacLeod

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    I'll have to save the finalé, it did a decent job at setting up the Dominion threat.
     
  14. Admiral Shran

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    The Maquis (I)
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    The Collaborator goes next. It gave us a great, nuanced villain in Wynn and her election really sets the stage for great later episodes.
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  15. Jeff O'Connor

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    The Maquis (II)

    "The Maquis" was partly used as setup for the upcoming Voyager but I don't think I'm alone in stating that they were ultimately put to far better usage in DS9. I'll save "Part I" for now.
     
  16. DevilEyes

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    And I'm saving the second part. Love Sisko's speech, and it has some great moments for Dukat - it's the episode that made him a really interesting and multi-dimensional character.
     
  17. Jeff O'Connor

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    Couldn't have put it better myself. My girlfriend didn't really get my love of Dukat until that two-parter and by the time it was finished she was definitely a fan.
     
  18. Admiral Shran

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    Agreed that DS9 did a better job with the Maquis than VOY. But hell, TNG did a better job with them than VOY. :lol:

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    Armageddon Game is safe. It's another very well done early Bashir/O'Brien offering.
     
  19. BlueStuff

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    I'll save Paradise. Interesting scenario, cool Sisko-O'Brien pairing, memorable scenes, especially Sisko being punished in "the box" and refusing to accept the megalomaniac leader's misguided rules. Somewhat unbelievable at times, but it's a compelling outing.
     
  20. Supernuke

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    I'll save Blood Oath. I like this one a lot despite it having plenty of mindless action. But who doesn't like that? :)
     

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