Best Teaser

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by TOSalltheway, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. TOSalltheway

    TOSalltheway Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 27, 2011
    So which TOS episode had the best teaser ?

    I find that an easy one. I remember in the early 1970s, being very young and new to Trek settling down to watch an episode of Trek only to be royally P.O.'d when it was not on and in its place was some sort of military show. I still remember the goose bumps that I felt when I saw that the "UFO" being pursued was the Enterprise flying through the clouds. :)
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2013
  2. Sir Rhosis

    Sir Rhosis Commodore Commodore

    Nov 17, 2001
    Cincinnati, OH
    Definitely memorable. I'm trying to think of one that topped it... but can't right now. Wolf in the Fold has a good one with Scotty clutching the knife...

    Sir Rhosis
  3. Lance

    Lance Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 9, 2012
    The Enterprise's Restroom
    Mirror Mirror ftw! :)
  4. Captain Rob

    Captain Rob Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 9, 2010
    When I saw the thread title I thought the exact same thing. I was a little kid in elementary school just getting into Star Trek in the early 70's. It came on at 4:oo just after I came home. I was late and came running in to turn on the TV at 4:00 and thought there was some Air Force show on. Everyone hated the military in those days, so i knew it wasn't a commercial. When the Enterprise was shown flying through the clouds I was like "What the Hell is going on?"
  5. EnsignHarper

    EnsignHarper Captain Captain

    Nov 6, 2006
    Are there any truly AWFUL ones?? Even some of Trek's more ugly episodes have decent teasers. " And a fine lot, they are too!"

    Man Trap's teaser, considering its the premiere episode, is pretty odd, and Tribbles is actually kind of --- limp! But generally speaking, most of them are pretty good and draw you in.
  6. Mr. Spook

    Mr. Spook Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 2, 2002
    I thought it was I Dream of Jeannie!
  7. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    I agree with "Tomorrow Is Yesterday." Another that always grabbed me was "Arena." A nice, routine social beam-down to a Starfleet outpost and then, "Wow, the shit's hit the fan!"
  8. mach7

    mach7 Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 2, 2012
    I had the same exact experience!

    Got home from school, ran in to watch Trek, but found some F-104's flying around.

    I was (and still am) a big fan of the AirForce, but come on don't interrupt Star Trek!

    Then I saw the Enterprise and all was OK!
  9. scifib5st

    scifib5st Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 9, 2010
    The Enterprise Incident, Balance of Terror
  10. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    "Tomorrow Is Yesterday," definitely.

    Gotta put a word in for "Devil In The Dark," though, especially as it's the only teaser in TOS that includes neither any of the regular characters nor the Enterprise - and how can you not love: "Like all the others - burned to a crisp!" :lol:
  11. The Old House Mixer

    The Old House Mixer Mortally Challenged Mod Moderator

    Feb 4, 2002
    The Old Mixer, somewhere in Collinsport
    What about "Amok Time"? How many episodes open with Spock returning his soup?
  12. Vulcan Logician

    Vulcan Logician Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 31, 2013
    In the realm of pure logic
    Elaan of troyius. Just for being funny.
  13. Cubic Centimeter

    Cubic Centimeter Admiral Admiral

    Feb 12, 2011
    Taking up space
    Yeah, Tomorrow Is Yesterday's, hands down.

    It's neat that others had the same WTF experience with it as I, as kids in the 70's. I was definitely fooled, too!

    Mirror, Mirror's gets honorable mention from me.

    The Devil in the Dark's teaser is cool, and I remember also being a little concerned about it, that it was really gonna be Star Trek, when I was a kid. They did at least mention the Enterprise by name, so that was reassuring!
  14. Captain Tracy

    Captain Tracy Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 8, 2011
    Simple,... best Trek's "Best Teaser", hands down,.. Helen Noel.
  15. Mario de Monti

    Mario de Monti Captain Captain

    Jun 10, 2013
    Heidelberg, Germany
    First of all a big "hello" to everyone here at the Trek BBS, since this is my very first post. Looking forward to a lot of fun.

    I had a similar experience with Tommorow is Yesterday, thought I had switched to the wrong channel. But since I´m not a great fan of time travel episodes, the teaser didn´t really do it for me though - IIRC, it´s been quite a long time:)

    Best to me is Enterprise Incident. It sets up a great espionage story and pulls you right into the thick of it. And it is accompanied by a gripping musical score :techman:

    Similarly memorable I find Immunity Syndrome and Doomsday Machine.

    Cheers, Mario
  16. ToddPence

    ToddPence Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 18, 2007
    Fairfax, VA
    "And The Children Shall Lead" has a fantastic teaser. Too bad the rest of the episode sucks.
  17. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 17, 2005
    Walking distance from Starfleet HQ
    For me it's the Doomsday Machine, because ending the teaser with a sister ship of the Enterprise reduced to a wreck by...something is definitely a "stay tuned" moment.
  18. Green Shirt

    Green Shirt Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 1, 2005
    It was certainly one of the longer teasers at nearly 3 minutes long, including 3 Enterprise fly-bys.