The least disliked episode 2021 - TOS Season Two

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  1. Farscape One

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    I take a sledgehammer to "THE ULTIMATE COMPUTER".

    I really don't like computers. Not joking... they piss me off to no end. And M-5 is a prime example of why we shpuld NOT let machines have so much control.

    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
     
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    Corrected the list to accommodate a last-second edit.

    The Changeling
    The Doomsday Machine
    Journey to Babel
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    A Piece of the Action
    Return to Tomorrow
    By Any Other Name
     
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  3. Norsehound

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    "A piece of the action". Yeah I know it's a fan favorite because it's the funny gangster episode, but Gangster Planet just didn't do it for me.

    The Changeling
    The Doomsday Machine
    Journey to Babel
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    Return to Tomorrow
    By Any Other Name
     
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  4. Swedish Borg

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    "The Changeling" is the weakest of the ones left.


    The Doomsday Machine
    Journey to Babel
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    Return to Tomorrow
    By Any Other Name
     
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  5. Scott Kellogg

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    "Journey to Babel"
    Why are unemotional Telepathic Pacifist Vulcans having a feud to the point where they do not speak to each other...?

    The Doomsday Machine
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    Return to Tomorrow
    By Any Other Name
     
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  6. Spock's Barber

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    The Doomsday Machine
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    Return to Tomorrow

    By Any Other Name is returned as faulty merchandise to The Kelvin Empire. Normally I like D.C. Fontana stories/scripts, but this one left a bad taste in my mouth.
     
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  7. gottacook

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    I already voted but just wanted to say how much I enjoy the fact that "Return to Tomorrow" (it's a nonsensical title, but how would you have titled it?) is one of the three remaining episodes.

    I'm not surprised by the ejection of "By Any Other Name"; both it and "Wolf in the Fold" have the same major construction flaw: First half, one or more young women sadly die; second half, comedy comes to the fore.
     
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  8. Vger23

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    You guys are waaaaaaayyyyy off where I would have been. Sorry, but Return to Tomorrow isn't even in my top 50% of TOS episodes.

    The Doomsday Machine
    The Trouble With Tribbles
     
  9. Takeru

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    I'm removing The Trouble with Tribbles, I like it but I like The Doomsday Machine just a bit more because the drama is a bit more appealing than the comedy in tribbles, I have no better reason, sorry. They're both great episodes.

    Winner:

    The Doomsday Machine
     
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  10. Spock's Barber

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    Yes. Sometimes the titles are baffling. Return To Tomorrow??? Tomorrow Is Yesterday??? Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life??? Give Me Tomorrow And You Can Have Today??? :shrug:
     
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  11. BK613

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    Left out All Our Yesterdays
     
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  12. Scott Kellogg

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    Yesteryear?
     
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  13. gottacook

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    "All Our Yesterdays" should not be grouped with these others because it's a quote from Shakespeare (just like "By Any Other Name," "The Conscience of the King," and, of course, "Spock's Brain").
     
  14. Spock's Barber

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    Maybe it’s just a premonition, but Spock’s Brain might be in the running for Season 3 low dog of this thread topic. :crazy:
     
  15. Farscape One

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    I am very happy with "THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE" being the winner! It has everything. I might call it my favorite of TOS.
     
  16. Spock's Barber

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    It even sets up the possibility of a sequel when Spock questions whether there might be other Doomsday Machines.
     
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  17. Norsehound

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    I'm also baffled why Return to Tomorrow lasted that long. It's one of the ones I tend to skip over on re-watches of the show.

    The soundtrack for Doomsday machine is also pretty amazing. Also, am I the only weirdo who prefers the cement-dipped windsock over the CGI model?

    My wife's family remembers this episode as the one with the evil bugle snack in space.
     
  18. Spock's Barber

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    You’re not alone. I prefer the original not-so- special effect Doomsday Machine.
     
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  19. Phaser Two

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    :guffaw:

    Yeah, but that's a quote from Macbeth - just like "Dagger of the Mind," and unlike the Tomorrow Episodes - to this day I have no idea what the title of Return to Tomorrow means in the context of that episode - it's a literary quote drawn from a near-universally-known passage (that was good enough for Faulkner) that also happens to describe perfectly what the inhabitants of Sarpeidon are doing: traveling back to all their yesterdays.

    I do. :beer:
     
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  20. Scott Kellogg

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    When I was little, "The Doomsday Machine" was my absolute favorite episode.
    When I got a little older "The Trouble With Tribbles" became my absolute favorite.

    So, I'm quite happy with the winner and the runner up.
     
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