The least disliked episode of ENT - Season Four

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  1. BlueStuff

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    This is a game that we play every few years, and 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, please 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 - United
    2013 - Azati Prime
    2017 - Azati Prime
    2019 -


    Season Four

    Storm Front I
    Storm Front II
    Home
    Borderland
    Cold Station 12
    The Augments
    The Forge
    Awakening
    Kir'Shara
    Daedalus
    Observer Effect
    Babel One
    United
    The Aenar
    Affliction
    Divergence
    Bound
    In a Mirror, Darkly I
    In a Mirror, Darkly II
    Demons
    Terra Prime
    These Are the Voyages...
     
  2. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'll remove These Are The Voyages. Just pretend it was never there. ;)

    Just a terrible ending.

    Storm Front I
    Storm Front II
    Home
    Borderland
    Cold Station 12
    The Augments
    The Forge
    Awakening
    Kir'Shara
    Daedalus
    Observer Effect
    Babel One
    United
    The Aenar
    Affliction
    Divergence
    Bound
    In a Mirror, Darkly I
    In a Mirror, Darkly II
    Demons
    Terra Prime
     
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  3. Sakonna

    Sakonna Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I am still finishing Enterprise season 4, so will mostly be sitting this one out -- after offing "Storm Front, Part II", which is truly one of my all-Trek lowpoints. The TCW was such an awful arc, dragged on so insistently through three years, during which it repeatedly compromised and degraded the quality of other, better stories they were trying to tell.

    And that was all to build... to this. Just awful.

    And I still find it beyond insane they never revealed the identity of Future Guy.

    Storm Front I
    Home
    Borderland
    Cold Station 12
    The Augments
    The Forge
    Awakening
    Kir'Shara
    Daedalus
    Observer Effect
    Babel One
    United
    The Aenar
    Affliction
    Divergence
    Bound
    In a Mirror, Darkly I
    In a Mirror, Darkly II
    Demons
    Terra Prime
     
  4. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Bound - I believe the writers genuinely wanted to try and tackle/expand the Orion 'slave-girl' TOS heritage but ending up making a reductive episode that feels like male-gaze fan-bait

    Storm Front I
    Home
    Borderland
    Cold Station 12
    The Augments
    The Forge
    Awakening
    Kir'Shara
    Daedalus
    Observer Effect
    Babel One
    United
    The Aenar
    Affliction
    Divergence
    In a Mirror, Darkly I
    In a Mirror, Darkly II
    Demons
    Terra Prime
     
  5. Farscape One

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    "STORM FRONT" goes. While I applaud Manny Coto for at least ending that damned Temporal Cold War (I truly do thank you, sir!), it still was used.

    Home
    Borderland
    Cold Station 12
    The Augments
    The Forge
    Awakening
    Kir'Shara
    Daedalus
    Observer Effect
    Babel One
    United
    The Aenar
    Affliction
    Divergence
    In a Mirror, Darkly I
    In a Mirror, Darkly II
    Demons
    Terra Prime
     
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  6. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'll remove Daedelus. It's an interesting story, but the execution was lacking and it became quite a dull affair.

    Home
    Borderland
    Cold Station 12
    The Augments
    The Forge
    Awakening
    Kir'Shara
    Observer Effect
    Babel One
    United
    The Aenar
    Affliction
    Divergence
    In a Mirror, Darkly I
    In a Mirror, Darkly II
    Demons
    Terra Prime
     
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  7. Discofan

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    "Home" is just absurd. The guy just saved the Earth from total destruction and he's basically put on trial by the Vulcans who didn't help AT ALL!!! T'Pol had to resign to stay on board!! Another episode that could be subtitled "Vulcans are assholes". Granted they didn't dare to go in the Expanse but how about using a sizeable part of their fleet to defend the Earth?

    Borderland
    Cold Station 12
    The Augments
    The Forge
    Awakening
    Kir'Shara
    Observer Effect
    Babel One
    United
    The Aenar
    Affliction
    Divergence
    In a Mirror, Darkly I
    In a Mirror, Darkly II
    Demons
    Terra Prime
     
  8. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I love Daedalus for a myriad reasons. But yes, wrong episode in wrong season (possibly in wrong show?)
     
  9. XCV330

    XCV330 A Being of Pure Caffeine Premium Member

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    Observer Effect: It's not a bad episode at all. But Season 4 has some stand out episodes and this isn't one of them.

    Borderland
    Cold Station 12
    The Augments
    The Forge
    Awakening
    Kir'Shara
    Babel One
    United
    The Aenar
    Affliction
    Divergence
    In a Mirror, Darkly I
    In a Mirror, Darkly II
    Demons
    Terra Prime
     
  10. Seven of Five

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    The Aenar was a disappointing end to the awesome stuff that was happening the two episodes previous to it.

    Borderland
    Cold Station 12
    The Augments
    The Forge
    Awakening
    Kir'Shara
    Babel One
    United
    Affliction
    Divergence
    In a Mirror, Darkly I
    In a Mirror, Darkly II
    Demons
    Terra Prime
     
  11. Discofan

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    We're getting to the good stuff but "Affliction" is the weakest among them.

    Borderland
    Cold Station 12
    The Augments
    The Forge
    Awakening
    Kir'Shara
    Babel One
    United
    Divergence
    In a Mirror, Darkly I
    In a Mirror, Darkly II
    Demons
    Terra Prime
     
  12. Farscape One

    Farscape One Commodore Commodore

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    Since part one is gone, I will kill "DIVERGENCE". Good episode, but something must go. Harder to kill episodes now.

    Borderland
    Cold Station 12
    The Augments
    The Forge
    Awakening
    Kir'Shara
    Babel One
    United
    In a Mirror, Darkly I
    In a Mirror, Darkly II
    Demons
    Terra Prime
     
  13. lurok

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    May as well start to kill off rest of Augment arc. Personally found Vulcan arc far more interesting...

    Cold Station 12
    The Augments
    The Forge
    Awakening
    Kir'Shara
    Babel One
    United
    In a Mirror, Darkly I
    In a Mirror, Darkly II
    Demons
    Terra Prime
     
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  14. Discofan

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    Ironically "The Augments" is the weakest of the Augments arc.

    Cold Station 12
    The Forge
    Awakening
    Kir'Shara
    Babel One
    United
    In a Mirror, Darkly I
    In a Mirror, Darkly II
    Demons
    Terra Prime
     
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  15. sekundant

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    You already exceeded my limits, I couldn't even imagine to touch the list, it is purely heresy guys. May the all gods of A quadrant protect us to become bloody heathens :razz:
     
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  16. Seven of Five

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    Sorry I thought I posted this last night. I'm removing In a Mirror, Darkly II. I love that the cast are able to play on the constitution-class sets, and it had a great deal of nostalgia to it. I felt part two just felt like they were struggling to maintain what had been fun in part one, and maybe they tried too hard. A for effort though.

    Cold Station 12
    The Forge
    Awakening
    Kir'Shara
    Babel One
    United
    In a Mirror, Darkly I
    Demons
    Terra Prime
     
  17. Farscape One

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    Getting rid of "THE FORGE" simply because Forrest was killed. Great episode, though.

    Cold Station 12
    Awakening
    Kir'Shara
    Babel One
    United
    In a Mirror, Darkly I
    Demons
    Terra Prime
     
  18. BlueStuff

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    Kir'Shara is gone. Certainly not bad but I felt that this conclusion didn't match the buildup in quality.

    Cold Station 12
    Awakening
    Babel One
    United
    In a Mirror, Darkly I
    Demons
    Terra Prime
     
  19. Seven of Five

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    Cold Station 12 next. It has some great moments but ultimately I'm more interested in the Vulcan and Andorian stories this season.

    Awakening
    Babel One
    United
    In a Mirror, Darkly I
    Demons
    Terra Prime
     
  20. Discofan

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    I am exorcising Demons. Good, but the ones left are better.

    Awakening
    Babel One
    United
    In a Mirror, Darkly I
    Terra Prime