An Experiment...

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Dac, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Dac

    Dac Commodore Commodore

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    Hey,

    Over at io9, there was some article about how Enterprise is the most pointless Sci Fi spinoff ever, and I kinda got into a heated debate about it in the comments - that aside, It got me thinking about how many episodes do I actually like from the trek shows?

    Considering I was defending Enterprise, I went and compared the entire run of Enterprise against the first 4 series of all the other Trek spinoffs. For me, I defined an episode I "like" as one that someone could put on right now and i'd sit down and watch it without question.

    I was surprised by my own results:


    TNG -8
    DS9 - 24
    Voy-22
    Enterprise - 32

    Now, this is by no means a scientific survey - by my own admission I havent seen the early seasons of TNG and Voyager in quite some time, and if were to rewatch them in their entirety again no doubt would their numbers increase.

    And then this got me wondering, If everyone went and did the same thing, would the results share a pattern?

    I went here http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Portal:Star_Trek and used the episode guides of all the shows as a list.

    The logical answer to this is most definitely a No, tastes vary and no doubt there will be many different answers, however, I do feel that by going back and refreshing your minds about just how many....bad episodes there are, you'll be surprised about how much Star Trek you actually love......and how much you'd rather forget.
     
  2. Unionized Elf

    Unionized Elf Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    So, you got a link to the io9 article? I'd be very interested in reading that.
     
  3. Warped9

    Warped9 Admiral Admiral

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    It's not scientific by any means, but I did cobble together a list of episodes percentage wise that I could watch.

    TOS: all but "And The Children Shall Lead."
    TAS: all but "The Practical Joker."
    TNG: about two season's worth picked from the first three seasons.
    DS9: about a season's worth picked from the first two seasons.
    VOY: maybe, just maybe, one or two episodes.
    ENT: maybe one or two episodes.
     
  4. Dac

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  5. TheLobes

    TheLobes Commander Red Shirt

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    I havent actually seen any Enterprise, but for the series where I have actually seen every episode of the first four seasons:

    Ds9- 67
    TNG- 42
    VOY- 7

    I was actually surprised Id watch that many Voyager episodes...
     
  6. Unionized Elf

    Unionized Elf Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I'll weigh in now:

    TNG: 20
    DS9: 30
    VOY: 25
    ENT: 26

    Somewhat surprised how low TNG is, though I suppose most of my favourite TNG episodes actually come from seasons 5-7.