In which episode order do you prefer to watch TOS?

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Which order do you prefer to watch TOS in?

  1. Transmission Order

    6 vote(s)
    14.6%
  2. Production Order

    33 vote(s)
    80.5%
  3. Stardate Order

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    4.9%
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  1. Lance

    Lance Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Transmission Order

    The order in which they went out originally. So “Man Trap” is the first episode, etc etc. This was the order used for the DVD sets.

    Production Order

    The order in which they were produced. “The Cage” or “Where No Man Has Gone Before” are first in this order, followed by “The Corbomite Maneuver”, and so on.

    Stardate Order

    The order in which the stardates are given. A bit like Production Order in some ways, but somewhat more confusing, as it means that the episodes from different seasons are sometimes mixed in together (Season Two’s “Catspaw” takes place before Season One’s “Space Seed”, for example, simply because the stardate given in “Catspaw” preceeds that given in “Space Seed”).
     
  2. Ricky Spanish

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    Random.

    I've seen them all so many times, I don't need to watch them in any particular order. :lol:
     
  3. Lance

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    ^ :guffaw: I should have included it as a poll option, shouldn’t I? ;)
     
  4. Ricky Spanish

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    For the purpose of the poll, if I had to choose a way, it would be production order. You see the evolution of the series, especially early in the first season, when watching it that way.
     
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  5. BoredShipCapt'n

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    During the mid-eighties, my local station showed the episodes in production order. I don't know if they were being extremely clever or if the episodes came marked that way. But it is nice to watch the rapid evolution in those early episodes.
     
  6. Mr.Spook

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    Whatever episode I'm in the mood for. I never watch the whole series all the way through, so I guess I can't answer the poll.
     
  7. Ghouleddie74

    Ghouleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Production Order. Without a doubt.
     
  8. SchwEnt

    SchwEnt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    What if I said Most Favorite eps >>> Least Favorite eps?
    That's a good order, right?
     
  9. HGN2001

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    Having been there from day one in 1966, I prefer the original network broadcast order, but can certainly see the logic of production order.

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  10. trekkiebaggio

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    I'm doing a re-watch now and going through them in the order they're on the dvd mostly out of laziness.
     
  11. Maab of the Ten Tribes

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    I'm all over the place when I re-watch TOS. I might watch a season 1 one day and a season 3 the next. I pick one and go with it.
     
  12. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Vice Admiral Admiral

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    It's hard to say. I've seen the episodes so many times and in so many different ways that it all blends together. If I had to pick one i'd go with production order to get a better feel for how things came together and changed.
     
  13. Gojira

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    I will watch “The Cage” and “Where No Man Has Gone Before” first and then the way they are on the DVDs after that.
     
  14. MacLeod

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    I'd have to with Production order.
     
  15. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    I've only ever watched them in random order. I have no preference, only a few that I hate and would rather not watch at all (or at least certain scenes).
     
  16. plynch

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    I watch the ones in my "personal canon" first.

    Kidding.
     
  17. Ron Nasty

    Ron Nasty Piggy in the middle Premium Member

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    Which ever one strikes my fancy order.
     
  18. Jedi Marso

    Jedi Marso Commodore Commodore

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    I never watch them in any sort of order anymore- I've seen every ep of TOS countless times, so I merely cherry-pick whichever ep I'm in the mood to watch that particular time.

    As a result, some eps get watched 3-4 times to another ep's 1 time. Trek fandom can be a fickle thing. ;)
     
  19. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Vice Admiral Admiral

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    That's the beauty of having seen every episode multiple times...you can watch whatever episode that strikes your fancy. By this point I've seen TNG enough to do that as well.
     
  20. Gore-ac

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    First I watched the series in transmission order, then a few times in production order, then in transmission order a few more times, now I'm watching it in random order. (my current preference)
     
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