Contest: ENTER Suggestions for Categories for 2nd Golden Gormanganders

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  1. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The season's over and it's time to start looking at recommendations for categories for the 2nd Annual Golden Gormanganders! Please recommend categories below. We don't have to use the same ones we did last year. And some of them have to change. We can't use "Best Lorca's A Pirick Moment" anymore, for instance.

    Please note I can't promise that we'll use all the suggestions. And there will be a hard cut-off at 50 categories.

    The plan is to begin voting after the second animated Short Treks airs. But I want to have all the categories lined up before then.

    I'm also looking for Judges. They're necessary in order to help me break ties when we begin actual voting. As long as we have an odd number of judges. If you're interested, please send me a PM. Thanks!

    Here was the list of categories for the 1st Annual Golden Gormaganders:

    Part I: Main Categories
    1. Best Actor
    2. Best Antagonist
    3. Best Character Scene
    4. Best Couple
    5. Worst Couple
    6. Best Death
    7. Worst Death
    8. Best Episode
    9. Worst Episode
    10. Best Line
    11. Worst Line
    12. Best Main Character
    13. Best Scene
    14. Worst Scene
    15. Best Stand-Out Character
    16. Best Supporting Character

    Part II: Behind the Scenes
    17. Best Director
    18. Best Writer

    Part III: Made for the Moment
    19. Best Character Moment
    20. Worst Character Moment
    21. Best Gratuitous Scene
    22. Best Ground Battle
    23. Best Lorca Is a Prick Moment
    24. Best Plot Point
    25. Best Tilly Moment
    26. Best Weird-Out Moment

    Part IV: Props, Costumes, & Design
    27. Coolest Hair
    28. Best Costume
    29. Best Make-Up
    30. Best New Design
    31. Worst New Design
    32. Best Non-Hero Ship
    33. Best Space-Faring Lifeform

    Part V: Technical
    34. Best Real Science Concept
    35. Best Ship-to-Ship Battle
    36. Best Special Effect
    37. Worst Special Effect

    Part VI: Kicking It Old School
    38. Best Traditionally Star Trek Scene or Moment
    39. Best Homage/Callback
    40. Worst Homage/Callback
    41. Best Traditionally Sci-Fi Story or Storyline

    Part VII: The Parent's Basement
    42. Best Anachronism
    43. Best Canon Violation
    44. Best Fan Service
    45. Best Incongruity
    46. Best Line Spoken in Klingon
    47. Best Use of Technobabble
     
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  2. NewHeavensNewEarth

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    Best/Worst Mother to Michael
    Best at Taking a Punch or Photon Torpedo
     
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  3. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Premium Member

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    Best Sudden Apperance of a Character on Discovery without us knowing how they suddenly arrived on the ship.

    Best ship under Pike's command.

    Best Tie-in to a Short Trek.

    Best Bridge Character to be given a personality/backstory info that's only relevant for about one episode.

    Best Reference to a Religious Concept in an Episode Title.

    Best Fix for a Continuity Problem from Season One.

    Worst Fix for a Continuity Problem from Season One.

    Most Improvement of a Character who previously appeared in Season One.

    Most Deterioration of a Characer who previously appeared in Season One.

    Best Character Imported from TOS.

    Most Improved TOS Character.

    Most Deteriorated TOS character.
     
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  4. Orac

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    That would be "deteriorate". :bolian:
     
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  5. Delta Vega

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    Most times Spock said "Michael" in a given episode
     
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  6. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Premium Member

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    Thanks!
     
  7. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Bumping this for anyone else to recommend new categories.

    I'm also still looking for judges to help me break ties.
     
  8. Vger23

    Vger23 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    A couple category suggestions/ideas:

    Best Flashback Scene
    Best "Secnday Character Moment/Line"
    Best "We Fixed TEH CANNON!!1!1" Undertaking
    Worst "We Fixed TEH CANNON!!1!1" Undertaking
    Best MU Georgoiu Is Awesome Moment
    Best TOS Link/Call Back
    Biggest "I'm Not Crying, It's Just Dilithium Dust In My Eyes" Scene
     
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    Michael Worship Award: Just Who Loved her the Very Most?
     
  10. seigezunt

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    Most Divisive Tweak To The Visual Canon
    Sassiest Saru Moment
    Best Anachronism
    Best Bechdel-Test Passing Scene
    Most Space Daddy Pike Moment
    Prettiest Lens Flare
    Biggest Cry
    Best Mike Monologue
    Best Fight
    Biggest Misdirect
    Most Nausea-Inducing Revolving Shot
    Best Character in the Background Who Completely Distracts the Viewer
    Most TNG-Like Technobabble
    Biggest Cringe
    Best Hair
    Best Facial Hair
     
  11. Delta Vega

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    Best female in faux leather trousers award (Georgi) :adore:
    Worst beard
    Coolest command order
     
  12. Vger23

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    Yeah...gotta be a beard category of some sort.
     
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  13. Refuge

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    Maybe keep it simple and just go for it.

    Best version of Spock.
    Best version of Pike.
    Best version of Enterprise.
    Best Number One.
    Best Number Two.
     
  14. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    @Succubint and @Orac have agreed to be Judges again this year! And it looks like we have a lot of new categories to pick and choose from.

    Thanks everyone for their suggestions! Keep 'em coming.
     
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  15. Delta Vega

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    Most awesome recital of technobabble
    Best "one liner"
     
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    What does "special effect" entail? Is that a cgi thing or a practical effects thing?
     
  17. Orac

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    Here's a few more:

    Best sound effect
    Best performance by a baby
    Most overwrought performance by S. M. Green
    Best unintentionally funny scene
    Best intentionally funny scene
    Most violent episode
     
  18. Lord Garth

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    The cut-off for recommending new categories will be May 31st @11:59pm EDT.

    Thanks!
     
  19. Rahul

    Rahul Commodore Commodore

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    Nice! Thanks for doing it!


    I would honestly thin it out a little:
    "Best character scene" and "Best scene" are IMO redundant. Same goes for "Best Stand-Out character", "Best supporting character" and "Best Main character". Two of these should be enough (maybe "best recurring character"/"best guest character").

    Also, I think we don't have enough couples to make best/worst a meaningfull category - no one's going to chose Burnham/Tyler over Stamets/Culbert.

    Works, but people will chose the same as "best episode" in both cases, so not sure if really needed.
    Maybe "best fight choreography"? Like, serious props to Michelle Yeoh.
    Perfect!
    Tough maybe change "Best space-Faring Lifeform" to "Best alien design"? No Gormagander or Tardigrade this season.
    There was only one real ship battle.
    FIne.
     
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  20. Rahul

    Rahul Commodore Commodore

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    Holy shit yes!:guffaw:

    Abso-fuckin'-lutely!

    Definitely a "best hair" catoegory! They went wild this season.