50th Anniversary Rewatch Thread

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by dodge, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. dodge

    dodge Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    On September 8th it will be exactly 50 years since Star Trek first aired, which I intend to use an as excuse to rewatch the series, and since everything is always more fun with other people I was wondering if there is any interest in a collective rewatch on these boards?

    I propose the following rules:
    • one episode a week, in production order
    • you can watch the episode anytime during the week, whenever you can, whichever format you prefer... netflix, dvds, blurays, VHSs... remastered, regular, anything goes...
    • the discussion for that week's episode would star each Friday

    In effect, we'd be starting with The Cage, the discussion for which would start on September 9th.
    Then Where No Man Has Gone Before, the discussion starting September 16th and so forth...


    Strike that, to make things simpler and more commemorative the rewatch will proceed in broadcast order, each episode on the 50th anniversary of the original US airdate. :techman:

    So... is anyone else perhaps interested?

    Episode index:
    00. The Cage
    01. The Man Trap
    02. Charlie X
    03. Where No Man Has Gone Before
    04. The Naked Time
    05. The Enemy Within
    06. Mudd's Women
    07. What Are Little Girls Made Of?
    08. Miri
    09. Dagger of the Mind
    10. The Corbomite Maneuver
    11. The Menagerie, Part 1
    12. The Menagerie, Part 2
    13. The Conscience of the King
    14. Balance of Terror
    15. Shore Leave
    16. The Galileo Seven
    17. The Squire of Gothos
    18. Arena
    19. Tomorrow is Yesterday
    20. Court Martial
    21. The Return of the Archons
    22. Space Seed
    23. A Taste of Armageddon
    24. This Side of Paradise
    25. The Devil in the Dark
    26. Errand of Mercy
    27. The Alternative Factor
    28. The City on the Edge of Forever
    29. Operation -- Annihilate!

    30. Amok Time
    31. Who Mourns for Adonais?
    32. The Changeling
    33. Mirror, Mirror
    34. The Apple
    35. The Doomsday Machine
    36. Catspaw
    37. I, Mudd
    38. Metamorphosis
    39. Journey to Babel
    40. Friday's Child
    41. The Deadly Years
    42. Obsession
    43. Wolf in the Fold
    44. The Trouble with Tribbles
    45. The Gamesters of Triskelion
    46. A Piece of the Action
    47. The Immunity Syndrome
    48. A Private Little War
    49. Return to Tomorrow
    50. Patterns of Force
    51. By Any Other Name
    52. The Omega Glory
    53. The Ultimate Computer
    54. Bread and Circuses
    55. Assignment: Earth
     
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  2. SPCTRE

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    I think that's a great idea.
     
  3. 3D ChessMaster

    3D ChessMaster Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I would be very interested in this dodge as a way to review TOS, in the order as you described,
    but wonder if might it be more straightforward (and similar to the original experience) to follow the original broadcast order dates plus 50 years I.e. Man Trap on 8th Sept 2016 Charlie X on 15 th September 2016 etcetera.
    On the other hand the ST knowledgeable people on this board may well prefer the ( more informative)production order you suggest
     
  4. locutus101

    locutus101 Vice Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I am in.
     
  5. locutus101

    locutus101 Vice Admiral Rear Admiral

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    That would mean it will take three years to watch the entire series.
     
  6. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Seems like it should be in airdate order. The way people originally experienced TOS.
     
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  7. Tallguy

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    As I mentioned in another thread, I'm hitting them all on airdate.
     
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  8. locutus101

    locutus101 Vice Admiral Rear Admiral

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    In that case when would we watch the Cage? It was never aired.
     
  9. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    After "Turnabout Intruder", since "The Cage" did air in the 1980's. :techman:
     
  10. Tallguy

    Tallguy Commodore Commodore

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    1) You watch most of it with The Menagerie
    2) You wait until 2038 for the 50th anniversary of its air date
    3) It's not an aired Star Trek. It's a bonus feature. Like the unaired pilot version of Where No Man Has Gone Before.
    4) Watch it the week before 9/8. That's this Thursday.
     
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  11. locutus101

    locutus101 Vice Admiral Rear Admiral

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    We have to agree on a date or it'll defeat this thread's purpose.
     
  12. Tallguy

    Tallguy Commodore Commodore

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    Then I'd say skip The Cage. It doesn't have a 50th anniversary air date.
     
  13. dodge

    dodge Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    If the majority prefer airdate+50y, I wouldn't mind that either.

    I proposed a weekly rewatch because it would be perhaps easier for people to stick it out for a year and a half instead of three, but I forgot I'm talking to Trekkies here so commitment shouldn't be an issue :techman:

    Doing both would be silly, so I'm hoping we can reach a consensus, so if anyone has any strong opinions either way please express them now.

    If we don't reach a consensus, as a compromise we can always start the rewatch in airdate order, that way we can delay the decision for at least 12 weeks after which we'll see who's left standing ;)
     
  14. locutus101

    locutus101 Vice Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I think most people will be ok with the airdate+50y thing. I'd still like to watch The Cage first, we still have time for it before the first airdate.
     
  15. 3D ChessMaster

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    I would like the one episode a week option to go through TOS in 79 -80 weeks.
    So initially it will be air date plus 50 year but for later shows we'd get ahead of that.
    Am happy to go with the majority on whether broadcast or production order. Mildly prefer production order. Don't mind whether The Cage is included or not.
     
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  16. locutus101

    locutus101 Vice Admiral Rear Admiral

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    But if we want an accurate reenactment then on broadcast order is the only way to do it.
     
  17. 3D ChessMaster

    3D ChessMaster Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    In the UK we had TOS 3 years later and in yet another order! So I will be happy as long as we go steadily through the 79 episodes in some way.
    I can see why Kirk says something to the effect that 'I'll ask when the ship Becomes a democracy ' in Corbomite Manoeuvre
     
  18. locutus101

    locutus101 Vice Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Sure, democracies are messy. Nothing says order like a dictatorship.
     
  19. Elder Knight

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    I'd say preserve the actual air date, and if possible, the time. One a week, in-season. I want to (try to) experience ups and downs, wondering if the series will survive. ;) Evaluate each new concept, character and so on as it/they appear.

    We can do other models any time.
     
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  20. The Old Mixer

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    I was also planning to watch on the 50th anniversaries of the airdates. I'm normally a production order man, but the 50th anniversary calls for a different approach...all the more so because the days and dates line up the same this year as they did in 1966, so you'd be watching on the same night of the week as well.

    And I vote we leave "The Cage" out of it...fans got by for 20 years without "The Cage" as a separate episode. Most overrated DVD extra ever.
     
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