Production Order Group Viewing 2018

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Archivist13, May 8, 2018.

  1. Archivist13

    Archivist13 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I am new to the world of Star Trek and am going to start watching the Original Series in production order. I see that there is already a 50th year anniversary viewing currently active. Would there be any interest by anyone, perhaps folks that joined after that thread began, to begin a new group viewing? I was thinking a similar structure where we watched one episode a week and discussed it. Anyone interested?
     
  2. Phaser Two

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    I very well might be, yes. I'm not nearly as familiar with production order as airdate order so it might be . . . fascinating.
     
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  3. Shawnster

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    Sure, why not! Even if I miss the episode I'm sure I can still carry on a conversation. Not like I didn't watch TOS nearly every day for 15 years, LOL
     
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  4. Mytran

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    Production Order is my preferred method of viewing TOS. Real Life permitting, I'm in! :-)
     
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  5. Archivist13

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    Cool! I'm definitely not read into the intricate details of the Star Trek Universe so this will be a lot of learning for me. I just think it would be fun to find other folks that like to watch things in order and are willing to share their experience with others. My wife and kids have no interest in this type of thing so it will be nice to have others to talk with. I say we leave it open for awhile longer to see if any other people want to join in.
     
  6. Poltargyst

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    When and how often might we be watching?
     
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  7. Archivist13

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    I was thinking perhaps one episode a week. Maybe start discussing the next episode each Monday. You can watch the episode anytime during the week. My goal would be to keep it simple. I am obviously open to any other ideas as well. Two episodes a week, one episode wvery 2 weeks. Whatever works for everyone. I know we all have busy lives so would want it to be as accommodating as possible.
     
  8. Poltargyst

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    One a week sounds doable and gives everyone a chance to comment on it.
     
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  9. Archivist13

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    I will put together a tentative schedule. What source do you all have available to you. I have the Remastered blu rays.
     
  10. Phaser Two

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    Yeah, probably because of the original DVDs and the Concordance (which heavily influenced me as a kid - I think I literally wore the cover off of it), both of which I believe used airdate order,, I've just never really gotten into production order despite its clear appeal. Hence my interest! I want to see what you and others have been seeing all along.
     
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  11. Commishsleer

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    Cool!
    But maybe announce the episode of the week for those of us who don't remember the order by heart. I know I could look it up but I'm lazy...
     
  12. Marsden

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    I am certainly interested, it's always refreshing to learn how you experience something new to you which is so familiar to myself. Plus, it'll give me a chance to catch up on my technical journ... I mean to rewatch the episodes. I hate to say it but even though I love them so much I don't always watch them that much anymore.

    Friday night death slot one episode a week sounds great!
     
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  13. Archivist13

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    Absolutely!
     
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    Here is the tentative schedule. What do you all think?
    Season 1
    Week 1: May 14-20 The Cage (unaired pilot) We could start this one early and have it last a little more than a week.
    Week 2: May 21-27 Where No Man Has Gone Before
    Week 3: May 28-June 3 The Corbomite Maneuver
    Week 4: June 4-June 10 Mudd's Women
    Week 5: June 11- June 17 The Enemy Within
    Week 6: June18-June 24 The Man Trap
    Week 7: June 25-July 1 The Naked Time
    Week 8: July 2-July 8 Charlie X
    Week 9: July 9-July 15 Balance of Terror
    Week 10: July 16-July 22 What Are Little Girls Made Of?
    Week 11: July 23-July 29 Dagger of the Mind
    Week 12: July 30-August 5 Miri
    Week 13: August 6-August 12 The Conscience of the King
    Week 14: August 13-August 19 The Galileo Seven
    Week 15: August 20-August 26 Court Martial
    Week 16: August 27-September 2 The Menagerie (PartI)
    Week 17: September 3-September 9 The Menagerie (PartII)
    Week 18 :September 10-September 16 Shore Leave
    Week 19: September 17-September 23 The Squire of Gothos
    Week 20: September 247-September 30 Arena
    Week 21: October 1-October 7 The Alternative Factor
    Week 22: October 8-October 14 Tomorrow is Yesterday
    Week 23: October 15-October 21 The Return of the Archons
    Week 24: October 22-October 28 A Taste of Armageddon
    Week 25: October 29-November 4 Space Seed
    Week 26: November 5-November 11 This Side of Paradise
    Week 27: November 12-November 18 The Devil in the Dark
    Week 28: November 19-November 25 Errand of Mercy
    Week 29: November 26-December 2 City on the Edge of Forever
    Week 30: December 3-December 9 Operation: Annihilate!
    Season 2
    Week 31: December 10-December 16 Catspaw
    Week 32: December 17-December 23 Metamorphosis
    Week 33: December 24-December 30 Friday's Child
    Week 34: December 31-January 6 Who Mourns for Adonis?
    Week 35: January 7-January 13 Amok Time
    Week 36: January 14-January 20 The Doomsday Machine
    Week 37: January 21-January 27 Wolf in the Fold
    Week 38: January 28-February 3 The Changeling
    Week 39 :February 4-February 10 The Apple
    Week 40: February 11-February 17 Mirror, Mirror
    Week 41: February 18-February 24 The Deadly Years
    Week 42: February 25-March 3 I, Mudd
    Week 43 :March 4-March 10 The Trouble with Tribbles
    Week 44: March 11-March 17 Bread and Circuses
    Week 45: March 18-March 24 Journey to Babel
    Week 46: March 25-March 31 A Private Little War
    Week 47: April 1-April 7 The Gamesters of Triskelion
    Week 48: April 8-April 14 Obsession
    Week 49: April 15-April 21 The Immunity Syndrome
    Week 50: April 22-April 28 A Piece of the Action
    Week 51: April 29-May 5 By Any Other Name
    Week 52 :May 6-May 12 Return to Tomorrow
    Week 53: May 13-May 19 Patterns of Force
    Week 54: May 20-May 26 The Ultimate Computer
    Week 55: May 27-June 2 The Omega Glory
    Week 56: June 3-June 9 Assignment: Earth
    Season 3
    Week 57: June 10-June 16 Spectre of the Gun
    Week 58: June 17-June 23 Elaan of Troyius
    Week 59: June 24-June 30 The Paradise Syndrome
    Week 60: July 1-July 7 The Enterprise Incident
    Week 61: July 8-July 14 And the Children Shall Lead
    Week 62 :July 15-July 21 Spock's Brain
    Week 63: July 22- July 28 Is There in Truth No Beauty?
    Week 64: July 29-August 4 The Empath
    Week 65: August 5-August 11 The Tholian Web
    Week 66: August 12-August 18 For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
    Week 67: August 19-August 25 Day of the Dove
    Week 68: August 26-September 1 Plato's Stepchildren
    Week 69 :September 2-September 8 Wink of an Eye
    Week 70: September 9-September 15 That Which Survives
    Week 71: September 16-September 22 Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
    Week 72: September 23-September 29 Whom Gods Destroy
    Week 73: September 30-October 6 The Mark of Gideon
    Week 74: October 7-October 13 The Lights of Zetar
    Week 75: October 14-October 20 The Cloud Minders
    Week 76: October 21-October 27 The Way to Eden
    Week 77: October 28-November 3 Requiem for Methuselah
    Week 78: November 4-November 10 The Savage Curtain
    Week 79: November 11-November 17 All Our Yesterdays
    Week 80: November 18-November 24 Turnabout Intruder
     
  15. Lord Garth

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    I'm game.
     
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  16. Poltargyst

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    My only question is integrating my watching of episodes for their 50th anniversaries with this watching of episodes in production order. I suppose the solution is watch two episodes per week come the fall..
     
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  17. drt

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    Mine too, it was the way Trek was aired in the 80s syndication package when I became old enough to pay attention to such things (which was high school, sadly for me the show didn’t air at all where I lived for about five years prior to that). I find that the show evolves better when watched in this order (guess that shouldn’t be surprising, lol).
     
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  18. Archivist13

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    You’ll be busy! How is that 50th anniversary viewing going? I don’t want to do that since I have only seen a few random episodes from the first season.
     
  19. Poltargyst

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    It's fun. Pretty mind blowing to be watching a show 50 years after it originally aired.
     
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  20. Marsden

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    When my local Public Television station bought the rights to show them, they had 3 episodes on every Saturday night in production order, so I've seen them that way, but my DVDs are in airing order so it's been a while because I never bothered to switch out the DVD for the production order. Plus, watching for years on independent UHF stations in random order never stopped me.
     
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