Favorite episodes

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  1. 2takesfrakes

    2takesfrakes Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Season One is my favourite - those episodes contained within.
     
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  2. WisTrekFan

    WisTrekFan Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    My five favorite TOS episodes are:

    1. Balance of Terror
    2. The Doomsday Machine
    3. Mirror, Mirror
    4. The Enterprise Incident
    5. The Tholian Web

    I would rank the seasons as 2, 1, 3.
     
  3. Melakon

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    I finally have an entire Season 3 again after 20 years, and the first thing I watched was "Spectre of the Gun", one of my favorites from that year.
     
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  4. JiNX-01

    JiNX-01 Admiral Admiral

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    Balance of Terror
    The Menagerie I & II
    Mirror Mirror
    Meet the Parents
    The Trouble With Tribbles
     
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  5. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I read that...

    My favorite are:

    The Doomsday Machine
    The Tholian Web
    Mirror, Mirror
    Amok Time
    Balance of Terror
     
  6. The Warlord

    The Warlord Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Top Five episodes:

    Requiem for Methuselah
    The Empath
    The Way To Eden
    All Our Yesterdays
    The Tholian Web

    Favourite of Each Season:

    Season One: Tied: The Man Trap/The Galileo Seven
    Season Two: Metamorphosis
    Season Three: Requiem for Methuselah
     
  7. albion432

    albion432 Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Top 5 Favorite Episodes:
    1. Mirror, Mirror
    2. The City on the Edge of Forever
    3. Journey To Babel
    4. Where No Man Has Gone Before
    5. Metamorphosis

    Season Favorites:
    1. The Squire of Gothos
    2. Who Mourns For Asonais?
    3. The Tholian Web[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/FONT]

    I rank the seasons as 2-1-3.
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  8. CrazyMatt

    CrazyMatt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Why not do a poll with a consensus top 10 (easier said than done, I know) to choose from to get the group answer?
     
  9. Rutlefan

    Rutlefan Ensign Newbie

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    Tough pairing down to five. As a kid, my favorites were the monster or giant alien threat episodes: Galileo Seven, Arena, Devil in the Dark, The Doomsday Machine, etc.; still love all those but I'll throw out my "adult" list:

    1. Metamorphosis
    2. Balance of Terror
    3. City on the Edge of Forever
    4. Mirror, Mirror
    5. Amok Time

    Seasons ranked? 2-1-3. Toss up between 1 and 2 but I'll give it to 2 for tone and consistency. Hard to argue between the quality of writing between season 1 and 2 though.

    Favorites from each season? Balance of Terror, Metamorphosis, Spectre of the Gun
     
  10. Balok's Decoy

    Balok's Decoy Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    Five is too hard, but I can give you ten. Not necessarily in this order -- they fluctuate depending on what day it is/my mood. The more I watch Taste of Armageddon though, the more it sticks in my mind as my favorite.

    1. A Taste of Armageddon
    2. Journey to Babel
    3. The Devil in the Dark
    4. The Ultimate Computer
    5. Day of the Dove
    6. Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
    7. The Enterprise Incident
    8. Amok Time
    9. All Our Yesterdays
    10. The City on the Edge of Forever

    Extra credit because ten is too hard:

    11. The Changeling
    12. Space Seed
    13. The Doomsday Machine
    14. The Corbomite Maneuver

    Guilty Pleasure:
    Spock's Brain (Don't judge me, I like its cheesy 60's kitsch.)

    EDIT: I don't prefer a season order really. I think they're all solid, even season 3, which is underrated imo.
     
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  11. johnnybear

    johnnybear Commodore Commodore

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    My top five,
    Arena
    The Doomsday Machine
    Day of The Dove
    The Tholian Web
    The Omega Glory
    But that's if I had to have five rather than the greater number of favourites I already have in mind...
    JB
     
  12. JimZipCode

    JimZipCode Commander Red Shirt

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    Doomsday Machine
    Amok Time
    City on the Edge of Forever
    Corbomite Maneuver
    Devil in the Dark

    Honorable mention: Balance of Terror
     
  13. JimZipCode

    JimZipCode Commander Red Shirt

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    Armageddon has grown in my estimation thru the years. I wouldn't put it in my top 5, or maybe not even top 10, but it has a lot of good qualities. And I think there's some real interesting stuff "hidden" in the screenplay.
     
  14. The Warlord

    The Warlord Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Two years later, my top eps are probably now:

    The Tholian Web
    Requiem for Methuselah
    The Lights of Zetar
    Return to Tomorrow
    The Menagerie - Part II
    Balance of Terror

    My season order is still 3, 1 then 2.

    Honourable mention: The Empath due its theatrical style.
     
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  15. UnknownSample

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    For me, season one is the perfect example of a consistently brilliant, adult, SF drama. There were budget compromises, but otherwise they did it just the way they wanted, and threw thoroughly adult, challenging SF at a mass audience relentlessly, producing a series of epic SF films more than they were producing mere episodic television.

    Space 1999 was a bit like that too.

    Season two required more and more compromises to stay on the air, get ratings, and stay on schedule. Not their fault. My position, though, is that much of what people complain about in s3 was already going on in s2. 2 and 3 were much closer in quality than people tend to think. Triskelions? SEASON TWO...
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    Top 5:
    CotEoF
    Corbomite Manoever
    Devil In The Dark
    Charlie X
    Arena
     
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  16. Drusilla's valet

    Drusilla's valet Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    In no particular order..

    Mirror Mirror
    The City on the Edge of Forever
    The Doomsday Machine
    Balance of Terror
    The Paradise Syndrome
     
  17. Spock's Barber

    Spock's Barber Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I like the episodes where Kirk falls in love....wait, that's almost every show. Well, I really like the episodes where a red shirt gets wacked....wait, that's almost every show.

    My fave...."Mirror, Mirror"
    My dog...."And The Children Shall Lead"
     
  18. johnnybear

    johnnybear Commodore Commodore

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    Back in 1980 I could never understand why the BBC would show The Empath, Whom Gods Destroy and Plato's Stepchildren or repeat Miri! Well I liked Miri when I finally got to see it in 1982 but the other three I can agree with the BBC just this once! :o
    JB
     
  19. exocomp

    exocomp Lieutenant Commander Newbie

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    I never thought of it that way.:lol:
     
  20. sbk1234

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    Top 5, in no particular order:

    Amok Time
    Journey to Babel
    City on the Edge of Forever
    Day of the Dove
    The Naked Time

    I can't narrow it down more than that.