"79 Episodes, About 30 Good Ones"

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  1. donners22

    donners22 Commodore Commodore

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    Better yet, he went on to write four episodes of Enterprise - starting with Precious Cargo, an episode which is worse than pretty much anything TOS ever did.
     
  2. feek61

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    My current favorite top 30 episodes:

    1. Where No Man Has Gone Before

    2. The Naked Time

    3. The Enemy Within

    4. Miri

    5. The Corbomite Maneuver

    6. The Menagerie

    7. Balance of Terror

    8. The Galileo Seven

    9. Arena

    10. Space Seed

    11. A Taste of Armageddon

    12. This Side of Paradise

    13. City on the Edge of Forever

    14. Operation - - Annihilate!

    15. Who Mourns for Adonais

    16. The Changeling

    17. The Doomsday Machine

    18. Obsession

    19. The Immunity Syndrome

    20. By Any Other Name

    21. The Ultimate Computer

    22. Bread and Circuses

    23. Assignment: Earth

    24. The Enterprise Incident

    25. Day of the Dove

    26. The Tholian Web

    27. Wink of an Eye

    28. Elaan of Troyius

    29. All Our Yesterdays

    30. Turnabout Intruder
     
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  3. Metryq

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    One of the more obscure allusions was the "cone creature" from Lovecraft's The Shadow Out of Time in one episode.
     
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  4. 1001001

    1001001 Workin' Them Angels Moderator

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  5. JonnyQuest037

    JonnyQuest037 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'd either forgotten that or never knew, as I don't rewatch ENT a whole lot. Thanks!
     
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  6. Yonder Star

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    You must have enjoyed Journey to Babel twice as much since it is on your list twice (#3 and #16). ;) This frees up one more slot, so, one guilty pleasure can be promoted up. :rommie:
     
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    Plus, unlike certain other occupied ladies five years later, she kept the carpets free of pee and turned heads rather than her own.
     
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  8. Serveaux

    Serveaux Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Maybe ten or twelve.
     
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  9. Warped9

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    The Excellent:
    “Where No Man Has Gone Before"
    “The Corbomite Maneuver”
    “The Enemy Within”
    “The Naked Time”
    “Balance Of Terror”
    “What Are Little Girls Made Of?”
    “Dagger Of The Mind”
    “The Galileo Seven”
    “Court Martial”
    “Shore Leave"
    “Arena”
    “Tomorrow Is Yesterday”
    “A Taste Of Armageddon”
    “Space Seed”
    “Errand Of Mercy”
    “The City On The Edge Of Forever”
    “Amok Time”
    “The Doomsday Machine”
    “Mirror, Mirror”
    “Journey To Babel”
    “Return To Tomorrow”
    “The Ultimate Computer”
    “Elaan Of Troyius”
    “The Enterprise Incident”
    “Is There In Truth No Beauty?”
    “The Tholian Web”


    The Good:
    “The Man Trap”
    “Charlie X”
    “The Menagerie” (Part I)
    “The Menagerie” (Part II)
    “The Squire Of Gothos”
    “This Side Of Paradise”
    “The Devil In The Dark”
    “Operation—Annihilate
    “Metamorphosis”
    “Who Mourns For Adonais?”
    “The Changeling”
    “The Deadly Years”
    “The Trouble With Tribbles”
    “Bread And Circuses”
    “A Private Little War”
    “Obsession”
    “The Immunity Syndrome”
    “The Omega Glory”
    “Spectre Of The Gun”
    “The Empath”
    “Day Of The Dove”
    “Plato’s Stepchildren”
    “That Which Survives”
    “The Cloud Minders”
    “The Way To Eden”
    “Requiem For Methuselah”
     
  10. Lord Garth

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    This is very true! I was typing late at night!

    [EDITED TO ADD: I changed it to "The Naked Time".]

    Okay. I guess you're right. There are only 30 good ones, because there are really 30 excellent ones right above it. ;)
     
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  11. MAGolding

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    Sowhat episode was that in?
     
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  12. JonnyQuest037

    JonnyQuest037 Vice Admiral Admiral

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  13. gottacook

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    I could almost adopt your list verbatim, with only two substitutions:
    1. "The Naked Time"
    2. "The Enemy Within"
    3. "Miri"
    4. "Dagger of the Mind"
    5. "Balance of Terror"
    6. "Shore Leave"
    7. "The Squire of Gothos"
    8. "Arena"
    9. "Tomorrow Is Yesterday"
    10. "Court Martial"
    11. "A Taste of Armageddon"
    12. "The Devil in the Dark"
    13. "Errand of Mercy"
    14. "The City on the Edge of Forever"
    15. "Amok Time"
    16. "The Changeling"
    17. "Mirror, Mirror"
    18. "The Doomsday Machine"
    19. "I, Mudd"
    20. "Journey to Babel"
    21. "The Trouble with Tribbles"
    22. "A Piece of the Action"
    23. "The Immunity Syndrome"
    24. "Patterns of Force" [I'd substitute "Metamorphosis"]
    25. "Bread and Circuses"
    26. "Spectre of the Gun"
    27. "Wink of an Eye" [I'd substitute "Is There in Truth No Beauty?"]
    28. "The Empath"
    29. "Whom Gods Destroy"
    30. "All Our Yesterdays"

    (So when the hell can I graduate from Captain status?)
     
  14. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    Looks like about 130 more posts oughta do it.
     
  15. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Commodore Commodore

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    If I could choose out 30...

    The Man Trap
    Where No Man Has Gone Before
    Charlie X
    Miri
    The Enemy Within
    Balance of Terror
    City on the Edge of Forever
    The Squire of Gothos
    Court Martial
    Shore Leave
    Arena
    The Devil in the Dark
    The Menagerie (parts 1 and 2)
    Tomorrow is Yesterday
    Amok Time
    Journey to Babel
    The Changeling
    Mirror Mirror
    The Changeling
    The Doomsday Machine
    The Trouble with Tribbles
    A Piece of the Action
    Patterns of Force
    Metamorphosis
    Spectre of the Gun
    Is There in Truth no Beauty?
    The Empath
    Whom Gods Destroy
    The Tholian Web
    Turnabout Intruder
     
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  16. Metryq

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    "A Bicyclops Built for Two" Season 2, episode 10
    The groom changes form several times at the altar to match different brides showing up. I have a screenshot, but no image sharing service set up yet. If you have the episodes, you'll find it readily enough.
     
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  18. MAGolding

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  19. Metryq

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    I'll have to re-read the story. Were the cone people the Great Race? Or were the mind travelers (from another star) the Great Race? The story had lots of holes, like the ghost things that were somehow restrained by locked trap doors and the need for the hypnosis machines.