The least disliked episode 2021 - TOS Final Round

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  1. Brennyren

    Brennyren Commodore Commodore

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    New round! And I'll start it with a point to "Doomsday Machine," for the hokey-looking machine itself, and for William Windom's toothmarks in the scenery.

    The Devil in the Dark - 0
    Balance of Terror - 0
    The Doomsday Machine - 1
    The Trouble With Tribbles - 0
     
  2. Indysolo

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    One vote for The Trouble with Tribbles. Terrific, memorable episode, but the others are a little deeper.

    The Devil in the Dark - 0
    Balance of Terror - 0
    The Doomsday Machine - 1
    The Trouble With Tribbles - 1
     
  3. Poltargyst

    Poltargyst Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    No, we are NOT eliminating Doomsday Machine which is the best of the episodes remaining. And the hokey-looking Bugle is cool.

    The Devil in the Dark - 0
    Balance of Terror - 0
    The Doomsday Machine - 1
    The Trouble With Tribbles - 2

    I like Trouble with Tribbles. It's just not as cool as the others.
     
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  4. ThrorII

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    This is rough.....all are among my favorites. That being said, Tribbles is my least most favorite here. TwT, BoT, DitD, and DM are ICONIC Star Trek, and what I share with non-Trekkies as prime Star Trek.

    Unfortunately, the Tribbles must be beamed on to the Klingon ship before they go in to warp...

    The Devil in the Dark - 0
    Balance of Terror - 0
    The Doomsday Machine - 1
    The Trouble With Tribbles - 3
     
  5. Brennyren

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    [Sliding glasses down nose to peer over them] I find that highly questionable.
     
  6. Farscape One

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    The Devil in the Dark - 0
    Balance of Terror - 0
    The Doomsday Machine - 0


    I can't believe my first vote on this thread is going to eliminate one of my favorite episodes... but ALL of these are in my top favorites of TOS. But I must beam the tribbles off this list. "THE TROUBLE WITH TRIBBLES" is out. New round.
     
  7. Takeru

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    Devil in the Dark, same reason as before.

    The Devil in the Dark - 1
    Balance of Terror - 0
    The Doomsday Machine - 0
     
  8. BK613

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    Balance of Terror because the fiance dying was to obvious.

    The Devil in the Dark - 1
    Balance of Terror - 1
    The Doomsday Machine - 0
     
  9. Farscape One

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    Extremely strong episodes. The other edge out "THE DEVIL IN THE DARK", but only margonally. It gets my vote this round.


    The Devil in the Dark - 2
    Balance of Terror - 1
    The Doomsday Machine - 0
     
  10. BlueStuff

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    The Devil in the Dark - 3
    Balance of Terror - 1
    The Doomsday Machine - 0

    Devil is the least of great options.
     
  11. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    The Devil in the Dark - 2
    Balance of Terror - 1
    The Doomsday Machine - 1

    I like all three, but I like The Doomsday Machine best. I can't articulate a reason beyond that.
     
  12. BK613

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  13. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    @BK613 Sorry. In that case:

    The Devil in the Dark - 3
    Balance of Terror - 2
    The Doomsday Machine - 0
     
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  14. Scott Kellogg

    Scott Kellogg Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm just going to abstain.
    I like the ones that are left.
    Me trying to find fault with them is just that.

    Are you going to do a round of the TAS episodes?
     
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  15. Farscape One

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    They were included on the last edition. Season 1 and 2, as short as it is.
     
  16. BlueStuff

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    I’d forgotten about that. We’ll do TAS, though I’ll abstain from voting having only seen a single episode.
     
  17. Henoch

    Henoch Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    I'll phaser the Horta out of the game. Spock was great with the pain scene, but the big carpet suit and poor set execution with a mine with polished floors and fake tube passages hurts the show. When you can see a flat wooden board to walk on while in the tubes, well...

    The Devil in the Dark - 4 (and out)
    Balance of Terror - 2
    The Doomsday Machine - 0
     
  18. Scott Kellogg

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    You might want to look them up.
    Some of it is Quite good stuff!:techman:
     
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  19. BK613

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    Can't we just skip to the part where Yesteryear or One of Our Planets is Missing is the winner.
     
  20. BlueStuff

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    Final Round -

    Balance of Terror is my favourite episode of TOS, so Doomsday is the loser for me by default.

    Balance of Terror - 0
    The Doomsday Machine - 1