The least disliked episode 2021 - TOS Season Two

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  1. BlueStuff

    BlueStuff Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Our addictive biyearly game of rapid elimination returns - now able to include Disco's third season as well as the debut years of Picard and Lower Decks. 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 just because you feel they would threaten your preferred episode's chance to win.
    Pretty simple. Enjoy! :bolian:

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    2011 - Mirror, Mirror
    2013 - Balance of Terror
    2015 - Mirror, Mirror
    2017 - Journey to Babel
    2019 - The Doomsday Machine
    2021 -


    Season Two

    Amok Time
    Who Mourns for Adonais?
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Apple
    The Doomsday Machine
    Catspaw
    I, Mudd
    Metamorphosis
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    Wolf in the Fold
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    Patterns of Force
    By Any Other Name
    The Omega Glory
    The Ultimate Computer
    Bread and Circuses
    Assignment: Earth
     
  2. ThrorII

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    Catspaw. This one is a no-brainer. Come on?!? Witches and warlocks in a Star Trek episode????

    Amok Time
    Who Mourns for Adonais?
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Apple
    The Doomsday Machine
    I, Mudd
    Metamorphosis
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    Wolf in the Fold
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    Patterns of Force
    By Any Other Name
    The Omega Glory
    The Ultimate Computer
    Bread and Circuses
    Assignment: Earth
     
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  3. gottacook

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    "The Apple" is ejected. There's no excuse for having subjected the 1967 audience, who'd just been shown "Mirror, Mirror" and were about to be offered "The Doomsday Machine," to such a third-rate piece of garbage. Its only redeeming feature (besides Chekov's girlfriend) is an auditory glimpse of George Duning's "Metamorphosis" music before that episode actually aired.

    Amok Time
    Who Mourns for Adonais?
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    I, Mudd
    Metamorphosis
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    Wolf in the Fold
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    Patterns of Force
    By Any Other Name
    The Omega Glory
    The Ultimate Computer
    Bread and Circuses
    Assignment: Earth
     
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  4. Indysolo

    Indysolo Commodore Commodore

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    Amok Time
    Who Mourns for Adonais?
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    I, Mudd
    Metamorphosis
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    Wolf in the Fold
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    Patterns of Force
    By Any Other Name
    The Omega Glory
    The Ultimate Computer
    Bread and Circuses

    Neil
     
  5. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Writer and occasional starship commander Premium Member

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    It’s an episode guest starring Star Trek. Also it’s boring AF.
     
  6. Spock's Barber

    Spock's Barber Commodore Commodore

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    Amok Time
    Who Mourns for Adonais?
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    I, Mudd
    Metamorphosis
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    Wolf in the Fold
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    Patterns of Force
    By Any Other Name
    The Omega Glory
    The Ultimate Computer


    Bread and Circuses gets the thumbs down from the Emperor. Another silly parallel planet episode.

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  7. Jadeb

    Jadeb Commodore Commodore

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    The Yangs just got yanked — goodbye, Omega Glory.

    Amok Time
    Who Mourns for Adonais?
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    I, Mudd
    Metamorphosis
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    Wolf in the Fold
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    Patterns of Force
    By Any Other Name
    The Ultimate Computer
     
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  8. Albertese

    Albertese Commodore Commodore

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    "Wolf in the Fold" always was one of my least favorites. The Redjack entity is just annoying, and I can't help but giggle hearing the voice actor for Piglet in Winnie the Pooh muttering "Die, die! Everybody die!" And more seance BS in a Trek show? I'm out.

    --Alex


    Amok Time
    Who Mourns for Adonais?
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    I, Mudd
    Metamorphosis
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession

    The Trouble With Tribbles
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    The Immunity Syndrome
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    Patterns of Force
    By Any Other Name
    The Ultimate Computer
     
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  9. Swedish Borg

    Swedish Borg Commodore Captain

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    "The Immunity Syndrome" gets sterilized. The crew of the Enterprise is dying... I know the feeling...

    Amok Time
    Who Mourns for Adonais?
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    I, Mudd
    Metamorphosis
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action

    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    Patterns of Force
    By Any Other Name
    The Ultimate Computer
     
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  10. Farscape One

    Farscape One Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    "PATTERNS OF FORCE" is forced off this list.

    I never really cared for it, despite the innovative notion of trying to cut out the bad parts of Nazi Germany to create an efficient society. At least it's unique, but it just didn't work.


    Amok Time
    Who Mourns for Adonais?
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    I, Mudd
    Metamorphosis
    Journey to Babel
    Friday's Child
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    By Any Other Name
    The Ultimate Computer
     
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  11. Jadeb

    Jadeb Commodore Commodore

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    Friday's Child is yesterday's news.

    Amok Time
    Who Mourns for Adonais?
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    I, Mudd
    Metamorphosis
    Journey to Babel
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    By Any Other Name
    The Ultimate Computer
     
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  12. Vger23

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    Amok Time
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    I, Mudd
    Metamorphosis
    Journey to Babel
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    By Any Other Name
    The Ultimate Computer

    I don't rate S2 nearly as high as most fans. It's still better than 85% of the franchise....but I actually like S1 and S3 of TOS better.

    That said, "Who Mourns for Adonais?" is one of my least-favorite episodes of the entire series....so this is an easy one for me. Very repetitive and boring....it just grates on me. And Scotty acts like an idiot.
     
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  13. Farscape One

    Farscape One Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    "METAMORPHOSIS" leaves the list.

    I just never liked this one that much, and it's definitely the weakest of the remainders.



    Amok Time
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    I, Mudd
    Journey to Babel
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    A Piece of the Action
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    By Any Other Name
    The Ultimate Computer
     
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  14. Scott Kellogg

    Scott Kellogg Commander Red Shirt

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    "The Gamesters of Triskelion" is terrible.
    Why would disembodied brains be interested in watching humanoids kill each other?
    Plus, I always find it ridiculous when supposedly-intellectual-Trek comes down to people punching each other to save the day.
    Even Bill Theiss's silver bikini outfit on the girl is sub-par for his usual work.

    Amok Time
    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    I, Mudd
    Journey to Babel
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    A Piece of the Action
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    By Any Other Name
    The Ultimate Computer
     
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  15. Phaser Two

    Phaser Two Commodore Premium Member

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    Removal Time. Amok Time certainly has its iconic moments, and Spock's display of sheer joy at seeing his friend alive is one of the highlights of the series, but T'Pring's plan isn't quite the dazzling display of logic we're led to believe. Oh, and as if T'Pau would participate in the murder of one member of the Federation's elite military by another. Plus, no Scotty and one of the silliest episode titles in Star Trek. Toast Time.

    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine
    I, Mudd
    Journey to Babel
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    A Piece of the Action
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    By Any Other Name
    The Ultimate Computer
     
  16. Spock's Barber

    Spock's Barber Commodore Commodore

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    The Changeling
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Doomsday Machine

    Journey to Babel
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    A Piece of the Action
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    By Any Other Name
    The Ultimate Computer

    Stella asked me to put I, Mudd into suspended animation. The teaser was great, but the rest of the episode smells really bad.

     
  17. Methuselah Flint

    Methuselah Flint Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Mirror, Mirror.

    The mirror universe is too obvious and simple in its complete polar opposite of ours. Parallel universe development would probably not be so extremely diverse. The episode is really a focus on our heroes getting home. The only truly believeable character in the mirror universe is Spock. Oh, and that Tantalus Field is just far too simple in my mind.

    The Changeling
    The Doomsday Machine
    Journey to Babel
    The Deadly Years
    Obsession
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    A Piece of the Action
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    By Any Other Name
    The Ultimate Computer
     
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  18. Scott Kellogg

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    "The Deadly Years."
    With the possible exception of code breaking, Nothing in This episode works as described.
    Not Radiation.
    Not Aging.
    Not Biology.
    Not even old girlfriends.

    The Changeling
    The Doomsday Machine
    Journey to Babel
    Obsession
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    A Piece of the Action
    A Private Little War
    Return to Tomorrow
    By Any Other Name
    The Ultimate Computer
     
  19. Indysolo

    Indysolo Commodore Commodore

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    A Private Little War? More like "A Private Little Bore!"

    The Changeling
    The Doomsday Machine
    Journey to Babel
    Obsession
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    A Piece of the Action
    Return to Tomorrow
    By Any Other Name
    The Ultimate Computer
     
  20. Swedish Borg

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    "Obsession" your honor!

    The plot is a bit too contrived for my taste.

    The Changeling
    The Doomsday Machine
    Journey to Babel

    The Trouble With Tribbles
    A Piece of the Action
    Return to Tomorrow
    By Any Other Name
    The Ultimate Computer
     
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