The least disliked episode of ENT - Final Rounds

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  1. BlueStuff

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    Here we have the winners and runners up of each season:

    Season One: Broken Bow
    Wild Card: Silent Enemy
    Season Two: The Expanse
    Wild Card: Minefield
    Season Three: Proving Ground
    Wild Card: Damage
    Season Four: In a Mirror, Darkly I
    Wild Card: United

    So now it is time for the final part.

    *RULES*

    Give what you consider to be the worst/your least favourite episode ONE point, and briefly explain WHY. Be sure to copy and paste the list with your point added. When an episode reaches 4 points, it is eliminated. Then a NEW round begins (in this thread) with the numbers restored to 0. Vote ONCE per round. If 48 hours without a vote passes, the episode currently leading in points will be eliminated, and a new round will begin. And enjoy! :bolian:

    Broken Bow - 0
    Silent Enemy - 0
    The Expanse - 0
    Minefield - 0
    Proving Ground - 0
    Damage - 0
    In a Mirror, Darkly I - 0
    United - 0
     
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  2. Sakonna

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    I really do like "Silent Enemy", for the most part, but that B story of Hoshi and Reed and the cake is just brutal. Unfortunate how it mars such a strong A story.

    Broken Bow - 0
    Silent Enemy - 1
    The Expanse - 0
    Minefield - 0
    Proving Ground - 0
    Damage - 0
    In a Mirror, Darkly I - 0
    United - 0
     
  3. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I agree. Silent Enemy is the weakest one left. Decent, not great.

    Broken Bow - 0
    Silent Enemy - 2
    The Expanse - 0
    Minefield - 0
    Proving Ground - 0
    Damage - 0
    In a Mirror, Darkly I - 0
    United - 0[/QUOTE]
     
  4. Discofan

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    Silent Enemy is definitely the worst here.

    Broken Bow - 0
    Silent Enemy - 3
    The Expanse - 0
    Minefield - 0
    Proving Ground - 0
    Damage - 0
    In a Mirror, Darkly I - 0
    United - 0
     
  5. sekundant

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    Well, Silent Enemy is the weakest at the chain.

    Broken Bow - 0
    Silent Enemy- 4
    The Expanse - 0
    Minefield - 0
    Proving Ground - 0
    Damage - 0
    In a Mirror, Darkly I - 0
    United - 0
     
  6. Sakonna

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    I'll do "The Expanse" next. Great stuff comes out of the Xindi arc, but I've always thought this was a rough start. The tying up on the Klingon plot is tedious, the integration of the TCW is awkward, and Soval's description of the properties of the expanse is eye-rollingly preposterous. Also, Trip and Reed standing by the site of the attack really stands out to me as some of the most stunningly awful CGI I have ever seen.

    Broken Bow - 0
    The Expanse - 1
    Minefield - 0
    Proving Ground - 0
    Damage - 0
    In a Mirror, Darkly I - 0
    United - 0
     
  7. Discofan

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    I'll go with Minefield, it's a little strained. I mean Malcolm couldn't be any stiffer if he was dead! He really sounds like a cliché in that episode.

    Broken Bow - 0
    The Expanse - 1
    Minefield - 1
    Proving Ground - 0
    Damage - 0
    In a Mirror, Darkly I - 0
    United - 0
     
  8. Farscape One

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    A point to "THE EXPANSE". While it kicked off the Xindi arc, tacking on Duras was a terrible idea. Although I'm glad they finally rid the series of him, it could have been done an episode or two earlier, or sometime in season 4, or just forget him altogether.

    Broken Bow - 0
    The Expanse - 2
    Minefield - 1
    Proving Ground - 0
    Damage - 0
    In a Mirror, Darkly I - 0
    United - 0
     
  9. Seven of Five

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    I'll go for Minefield this round. It's nice to have some character work for Reed, it's a shame he's a little dull.

    Broken Bow - 0
    The Expanse - 2
    Minefield - 2
    Proving Ground - 0
    Damage - 0
    In a Mirror, Darkly I - 0
    United - 0
     
  10. Discofan

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    I guess we can only vote once per round, so we'll have to wait for the time limit on this one (few voters).
     
  11. BlueStuff

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    The Expanse. I agree that it was stupid to bring in Duras.

    Broken Bow - 0
    The Expanse - 3
    Minefield - 2
    Proving Ground - 0
    Damage - 0
    In a Mirror, Darkly I - 0
    United - 0
     
  12. Isolinear

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    Turn the knob clockwise. Then turn the knob counterclockwise three times. Talk a bit. Pull the knob slowly towards you and then turn it clockwise. Talk some more about boring stuff. Hesitate for a very long time, then turn the knob once more. Repeat. And again......

    I hate Minefield.

    Broken Bow - 0
    The Expanse - 3
    Minefield - 3
    Proving Ground - 0
    Damage - 0
    In a Mirror, Darkly I - 0
    United - 0
     
  13. Discofan

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    Plus it's a wasted opportunity. They could have rid us of Reed for good.
     
  14. lurok

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    Malcolm in Minefield was way more compelling than Duras in The Expanse

    Broken Bow - 0
    The Expanse - 4
    Minefield - 3
    Proving Ground - 0
    Damage - 0
    In a Mirror, Darkly I - 0
    United - 0
     
  15. Sakonna

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    Woo hoo! New round. You've all kind of convinced me that "Minefield" is boring over the last day or two, so I'll do point to that this round.

    Broken Bow - 0
    Minefield - 1
    Proving Ground - 0
    Damage - 0
    In a Mirror, Darkly I - 0
    United - 0
     
  16. Discofan

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    Minefield was (partly) meant to flesh out Reed but it made him appear like even more of an extraterrestrial, a boring one at that. I don't care for characters with a stick up their behind unless they have something to compensate.

    Broken Bow - 0
    Minefield - 2
    Proving Ground - 0
    Damage - 0
    In a Mirror, Darkly I - 0
    United - 0
     
  17. Farscape One

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    I guess I'm one of the few who likes "MINEFIELD", because that's one of my favorites of season 2. I thought it was tense, gave some needed character development for Reed, and brought in the Romulans in a convincing way.

    Despite it being an otherwise great series premiere, it did start the one thing I HATED about this series, and frankly the franchise... the Temporal Cold War. "BROKEN BOW" gets a point this round.

    Broken Bow - 1
    Minefield - 2
    Proving Ground - 0
    Damage - 0
    In a Mirror, Darkly I - 0
    United - 0
     
  18. Seven of Five

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    I'm still going for Minefield, though it's close between that and Broken Bow to be fair. Same reasons as before.

    Broken Bow - 1
    Minefield - 3
    Proving Ground - 0
    Damage - 0
    In a Mirror, Darkly I - 0
    United - 0
     
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  19. BlueStuff

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    Time's up - Minefield is incapacitated. (Shame - I actually liked the Hoshi/Reed subplot).

    New round.

    Broken Bow - 0
    Proving Ground - 0
    Damage - 0
    In a Mirror, Darkly I - 0
    United - 0
     
  20. BlueStuff

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    Broken Bow is pretty good, but not the best Trek premiere and certainly not the best of this list.

    Broken Bow - 1
    Proving Ground - 0
    Damage - 0
    In a Mirror, Darkly I - 0
    United - 0