Least Disliked Episode of The Animated Series - Season 1...

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Farscape One, May 26, 2019.

  1. Farscape One

    Farscape One Commodore Commodore

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    This is a game that we play every few years or so, and it's generally a lot of fun, providing a chance to mentally revisit those episodes you may not have thought about in a while. With that in mind, why not play again?

    So, here's the game. The basic idea is your standard elimination game. I'll provide a list of the episodes for each season and you need to eliminate your least favorite or the one you deem the 'worst.' Please provide an EXPLANATION for why you are eliminating your choice and be sure to copy and paste the list with your choice removed. Finally, leave at least 2 eliminations by other posters before you eliminate another episode.

    No tactical voting! You cannot remove an episode because you feel they would threaten your preferred episode's chance to win.
    Pretty simple. Enjoy! :bolian:

    Hall of Champions
    2018 -
    YESTERYEAR
    2019 -

    Season One -

    BEYOND THE FARTHEST STAR
    YESTERYEAR
    ONE OF OUR PLANETS IS MISSING
    THE LORELEI SIGNAL
    MORE TRIBBLES, MORE TROUBLES
    THE SURVIVOR
    THE INFINITE VULCAN
    THE MAGICKS OF MEGAS-TU
    ONCE UPON A PLANET
    MUDD'S PASSION
    THE TERRATIN INCIDENT
    THE TIME TRAP
    THE AMBERGRIS ELEMENT
    THE SLAVER WEAPON
    THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
    JIHAD
     
  2. Farscape One

    Farscape One Commodore Commodore

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    I'll get the ball rolling with "THE INFINITE VULCAN". Giant Spock... I just couldn't get past that.


    BEYOND THE FARTHEST STAR
    YESTERYEAR
    ONE OF OUR PLANETS IS MISSING
    THE LORELEI SIGNAL
    MORE TRIBBLES, MORE TROUBLES
    THE SURVIVOR
    THE MAGICKS OF MEGAS-TU
    ONCE UPON A PLANET
    MUDD'S PASSION
    THE TERRATIN INCIDENT
    THE TIME TRAP
    THE AMBERGRIS ELEMENT
    THE SLAVER WEAPON
    THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
    JIHAD
     
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  3. Spock's Barber

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    BEYOND THE FARTHEST STAR
    YESTERYEAR
    ONE OF OUR PLANETS IS MISSING
    THE LORELEI SIGNAL
    MORE TRIBBLES, MORE TROUBLES
    THE SURVIVOR
    THE MAGICKS OF MEGAS-TU
    ONCE UPON A PLANET

    THE TERRATIN INCIDENT
    THE TIME TRAP
    THE AMBERGRIS ELEMENT
    THE SLAVER WEAPON
    THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
    JIHAD

    Mudd’s Passion left me feeling frigid. Bye, Harry.
     
  4. Commishsleer

    Commishsleer Commodore Commodore

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    I actually like most on this list but I say goodbye to magic

    YESTERYEAR
    ONE OF OUR PLANETS IS MISSING
    THE LORELEI SIGNAL
    MORE TRIBBLES, MORE TROUBLES
    THE SURVIVOR

    ONCE UPON A PLANET
    THE TERRATIN INCIDENT
    THE TIME TRAP
    THE AMBERGRIS ELEMENT
    THE SLAVER WEAPON
    THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
    JIHAD
     
  5. Farscape One

    Farscape One Commodore Commodore

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    "THE AMBERGRIS ELEMENT" goes. Turning them into basically mermaids... just, no.

    YESTERYEAR
    ONE OF OUR PLANETS IS MISSING
    THE LORELEI SIGNAL
    MORE TRIBBLES, MORE TROUBLES
    THE SURVIVOR
    ONCE UPON A PLANET
    THE TERRATIN INCIDENT
    THE TIME TRAP
    THE SLAVER WEAPON
    THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
    JIHAD
     
  6. Cutie McWhiskers

    Cutie McWhiskers Commodore Commodore

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    So many of them are fantastic storylines! But of the three weakest entries of the list where it currently stands, MORE TRIBBLES, MORE TROUBLES gets devoured.


    YESTERYEAR
    ONE OF OUR PLANETS IS MISSING
    THE LORELEI SIGNAL
    THE SURVIVOR
    ONCE UPON A PLANET
    THE TERRATIN INCIDENT
    THE TIME TRAP
    THE SLAVER WEAPON
    THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
    THE JIHAD
     
  7. Farscape One

    Farscape One Commodore Commodore

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    Almost 4 days and no vote? I was hopibg for a little more action...
     
  8. CorporalCaptain

    CorporalCaptain Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Say bye bye, THE TERRATIN INCIDENT. Incredible shrinking is fun, but a better cause and solution were needed. It may have been handled more consistently than "Wink of an Eye" from S3 was, but a) that was a low bar, b) "Wink" was loads more fun (because of the chemistry between Kirk and Deela).

    YESTERYEAR
    ONE OF OUR PLANETS IS MISSING
    THE LORELEI SIGNAL
    THE SURVIVOR
    ONCE UPON A PLANET
    THE TIME TRAP
    THE SLAVER WEAPON
    THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
    THE JIHAD
     
  9. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I thought we did one of these for TAS not that long ago.

    YESTERYEAR
    ONE OF OUR PLANETS IS MISSING
    THE LORELEI SIGNAL
    THE SURVIVOR
    ONCE UPON A PLANET
    THE TIME TRAP
    THE SLAVER WEAPON
    THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
    THE JIHAD

    Got ninjaed on "The Terratin Incident" ( I've seen Land of the Giants and this wasn't even as good), so instead "Once Upon A Planet" ends unhappily ever after.
     
  10. Farscape One

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    "THE LORELEI SIGNAL" goes. While an interesting idea, it just didn't work as well as it could have.

    YESTERYEAR
    ONE OF OUR PLANETS IS MISSING
    THE SURVIVOR
    THE TIME TRAP
    THE SLAVER WEAPON
    THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
    THE JIHAD
     
  11. BK613

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    I think that BEYOND THE FARTHEST STAR got dropped during one of the copy and pastes...
     
  12. Steven P Bastien

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    I put "Beyond the Farthest Star" back. I was then tempted to remove it immediately, but I took out "One of Our Planets is Missing" maintaining the theme, since one of our episodes was missing. I find this episode is too much like "Immunity Syndrome". That would not have been enough in comparison to "Beyond the Farthest Star" but when I considered the major physics blunder of claiming matter in other galaxies is composed of elements not in our periodic table, I had to kill it.

    BEYOND THE FARTHEST STAR
    YESTERYEAR

    THE SURVIVOR
    THE TIME TRAP
    THE SLAVER WEAPON
    THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
    THE JIHAD
     
  13. Farscape One

    Farscape One Commodore Commodore

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    "BEYOND THE FARTHEST STAR" goes, then. A cool idea, but not as good as the others left.


    YESTERYEAR
    THE SURVIVOR
    THE TIME TRAP
    THE SLAVER WEAPON
    THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
    THE JIHAD
     
  14. Steven P Bastien

    Steven P Bastien Captain Captain

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    Those are some good ones left. Does anyone have the guts to X one of them? I see my favorite in there, hoping no one kills it. :)
     
  15. BillJ

    BillJ History’s Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    So long to "The Slaver Weapon". Never could get into it, and the Kzinti are about as fearsome as the cats in my house.

    YESTERYEAR
    THE SURVIVOR
    THE TIME TRAP
    THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
    THE JIHAD
     
  16. BK613

    BK613 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    YESTERYEAR
    THE SURVIVOR

    THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
    THE JIHAD

    Say goodbye to THE TIME TRAP. Too much 70s Bermuda Triangle/Chariots of the Gods for me.
     
  17. KeepOnTrekking

    KeepOnTrekking Commodore Commodore

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    YESTERYEAR
    THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
    THE JIHAD

    The Survivor has finally died. I can buy the Vendorian becoming a sickbay bed but a deflector shield is kind of pushing it a little. Even Odo didn't do that in DS9. Lt. Nored wasn't exactly the sharpest tool in the shed when it came to security either.
     
  18. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

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    So long YESTERYEAR. The teddy bear was interesting but I never really felt that they got its death across correctly.


    THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
    THE JIHAD
     
  19. Steven P Bastien

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    Two good episodes left. The only way to eliminate one of them is to get nit-picky. So, I reject The Jihad because of Laura hitting on Kirk in the middle of a life/death struggle.

    THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

    Note to future writers. - If adolescent boys are a big percentage of your target audience, don't create a false sense of hope for them by making them think that, when they grow up, pretty aggressive women are going to be hitting on them every 7 minutes.
     
  20. Farscape One

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    "THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER" is the Season One Winner!!!

    I have to say, I was expecting "YESTERYEAR" to be the winner again.

    I will post Season 2 shortly. Thank you all for playing, and be sure to vote for Season 2!