The least disliked episode of ENT - Season One

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  1. BlueStuff

    BlueStuff Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    This is a game that we play every few years or so, 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, leave at least 2 eliminations by other posters, and wait at least 6 hours after your last vote, before voting again.

    No tactical voting! You cannot remove an episode because you feel they would threaten your preferred episode's chance to win.
    Pretty simple. Enjoy! :bolian:

    Hall of Champions
    2011 - United
    2013 - Azati Prime
    2017 -


    Season One

    Broken Bow
    Fight or Flight
    Strange New World
    Unexpected
    Terra Nova
    The Andorian Incident
    Breaking the Ice
    Civilization
    Fortunate Son
    Cold Front
    Silent Enemy
    Dear Doctor
    Sleeping Dogs
    Shadows of P'Jem
    Shuttlepod One
    Fusion
    Rogue Planet
    Acquisition
    Oasis
    Detained
    Vox Sola
    Fallen Hero
    Desert Crossing
    Two Days and Two Nights
    Shockwave (I)
     
  2. BigDaveX

    BigDaveX Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Rule of Acquisition #287: There is no need for a Ferengi episode in Enterprise, and especially not one that tries to depict them in the same way that early episodes of TNG did.

    Acquisition violated that rule, so out it goes!

    Broken Bow
    Fight or Flight
    Strange New World
    Unexpected
    Terra Nova
    The Andorian Incident
    Breaking the Ice
    Civilization
    Fortunate Son
    Cold Front
    Silent Enemy
    Dear Doctor
    Sleeping Dogs
    Shadows of P'Jem
    Shuttlepod One
    Fusion
    Rogue Planet
    Oasis
    Detained
    Vox Sola
    Fallen Hero
    Desert Crossing
    Two Days and Two Nights
    Shockwave (I)
     
  3. Farscape One

    Farscape One Captain Captain

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    I am making "OASIS" disappear. Holograms that advanced over 200 years before TNG, let alone VOYAGER? I could never get over that. And the episode is too derivative of DS9's "SHADOWPLAY" for my taste... and DS9 honestly did it better, despite having Rene Auberjonois in this version.

    Broken Bow
    Fight or Flight
    Strange New World
    Unexpected
    Terra Nova
    The Andorian Incident
    Breaking the Ice
    Civilization
    Fortunate Son
    Cold Front
    Silent Enemy
    Dear Doctor
    Sleeping Dogs
    Shadows of P'Jem
    Shuttlepod One
    Fusion
    Rogue Planet
    Detained
    Vox Sola
    Fallen Hero
    Desert Crossing
    Two Days and Two Nights
    Shockwave (I)
     
  4. Prax

    Prax Commodore Commodore

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    Rogue Planet no longer orbits the list.

    Broken Bow
    Fight or Flight
    Strange New World
    Unexpected
    Terra Nova
    The Andorian Incident
    Breaking the Ice
    Civilization
    Fortunate Son
    Cold Front
    Silent Enemy
    Dear Doctor
    Sleeping Dogs
    Shadows of P'Jem
    Shuttlepod One
    Fusion
    Detained
    Vox Sola
    Fallen Hero
    Desert Crossing
    Two Days and Two Nights
    Shockwave (I)

    I can't believe Acquisition was the first one removed. It's such a well done episode.
     
  5. Sakonna

    Sakonna Captain Captain

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    This is fun, just this summer I rewatched all of Enterprise season one, several episodes (like the one I'm about to off) I had never seen, so it's all fresh in my mind.

    Fallen Hero! I was shocked by how bad this was. It seems like it should be on all the Worst Trek Ever lists. All the stakes are about this planet we know nothing about and never see, the plotting and all the reveals are totally clunky, none of the characters actions or story logic holds up to the slightest bit of scrutiny. A total and complete waste of a fantastic guest star.

    Broken Bow
    Fight or Flight
    Strange New World
    Unexpected
    Terra Nova
    The Andorian Incident
    Breaking the Ice
    Civilization
    Fortunate Son
    Cold Front
    Silent Enemy
    Dear Doctor
    Sleeping Dogs
    Shadows of P'Jem
    Shuttlepod One
    Fusion
    Detained
    Vox Sola
    Desert Crossing
    Two Days and Two Nights
    Shockwave (I)
     
  6. Prax

    Prax Commodore Commodore

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  7. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Unexpected. This was really scraping the barrel just a few episodes in. Male pregnancy? I know they played it for laughs but it just wasn't very funny.

    Broken Bow
    Fight or Flight
    Strange New World
    Terra Nova
    The Andorian Incident
    Breaking the Ice
    Civilization
    Fortunate Son
    Cold Front
    Silent Enemy
    Dear Doctor
    Sleeping Dogs
    Shadows of P'Jem
    Shuttlepod One
    Fusion
    Detained
    Vox Sola
    Desert Crossing
    Two Days and Two Nights
    Shockwave (I)
     
  8. BigDaveX

    BigDaveX Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Dear Doctor, please see yourself out of here.

    Prime Directive episodes have a patchy track record at the best of times, but having a Prime Directive episode that not only takes place before said directive even exists, but has Archer and Phlox proudly proclaim how moral they are for letting an entire race die out... yeah, it's bad.

    Broken Bow
    Fight or Flight
    Strange New World
    Terra Nova
    The Andorian Incident
    Breaking the Ice
    Civilization
    Fortunate Son
    Cold Front
    Silent Enemy
    Sleeping Dogs
    Shadows of P'Jem
    Shuttlepod One
    Fusion
    Detained
    Vox Sola
    Desert Crossing
    Two Days and Two Nights
    Shockwave (I)
     
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  9. Prax

    Prax Commodore Commodore

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    What are you people doing?!?! Unexpected?! Dear Doctor?! Acquisition?!

    I can't watch!
     
  10. Farscape One

    Farscape One Captain Captain

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    It's "UNEXPECTED" that our "DEAR DOCTOR" met a "FALLEN HERO" on an "OASIS" while roughing it on a "ROGUE PLANET" searching for his latest "ACQUISITION"...
     
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  11. Garth Rockett

    Garth Rockett Commodore Commodore

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    Fortunate Son may be a great CCR tune, but it's not a great Enterprise episode. Too much Mayweather for my tastes.

    Broken Bow
    Fight or Flight
    Strange New World
    Terra Nova
    The Andorian Incident
    Breaking the Ice
    Civilization
    Cold Front
    Silent Enemy
    Sleeping Dogs
    Shadows of P'Jem
    Shuttlepod One
    Fusion
    Detained
    Vox Sola
    Desert Crossing
    Two Days and Two Nights
    Shockwave (I)
     
  12. Prax

    Prax Commodore Commodore

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    Terra Nova, because it reminds me of an episode of Hercules, or the Elephant Princess, ...or something.

    Broken Bow
    Fight or Flight
    Strange New World
    The Andorian Incident
    Breaking the Ice
    Civilization
    Cold Front
    Silent Enemy
    Sleeping Dogs
    Shadows of P'Jem
    Shuttlepod One
    Fusion
    Detained
    Vox Sola
    Desert Crossing
    Two Days and Two Nights
    Shockwave (I)
     
  13. Farscape One

    Farscape One Captain Captain

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    Sending the "COLD FRONT" away. I never liked the Temporal Cold War or the episodes centered on it.

    Broken Bow
    Fight or Flight
    Strange New World
    The Andorian Incident
    Breaking the Ice
    Civilization
    Silent Enemy
    Sleeping Dogs
    Shadows of P'Jem
    Shuttlepod One
    Fusion
    Detained
    Vox Sola
    Desert Crossing
    Two Days and Two Nights
    Shockwave (I)
     
  14. Sakonna

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    Two Days And Two Nights. It's not as terrible as I thought the first time I saw it, and it's better than DS9's Risa excursion, but it still doesn't ultimately work. The episode is just overstuffed with stories, and so none of them have time to develop adequately.

    Broken Bow
    Fight or Flight
    Strange New World
    The Andorian Incident
    Breaking the Ice
    Civilization
    Silent Enemy
    Sleeping Dogs
    Shadows of P'Jem
    Shuttlepod One
    Fusion
    Detained
    Vox Sola
    Desert Crossing
    Shockwave (I)
     
  15. BigDaveX

    BigDaveX Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Shadows of P'Jem is outta here. Following up the events of The Andorian Incident was a nice idea in principle, but in practice it basically ended up being 40 minutes of Archer and T'Pol tied up together in a shed and arguing, while further turning the Vulcans into strawmen as as to make the humans look better.

    Broken Bow
    Fight or Flight
    Strange New World
    The Andorian Incident
    Breaking the Ice
    Civilization
    Silent Enemy
    Sleeping Dogs
    Shuttlepod One
    Fusion
    Detained
    Vox Sola
    Desert Crossing
    Shockwave (I)
     
  16. Farscape One

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    I will let "SLEEPING DOGS" lie. There are better episodes from the remaining list, and this and one other are the two weakest.

    Broken Bow
    Fight or Flight
    Strange New World
    The Andorian Incident
    Breaking the Ice
    Civilization
    Silent Enemy
    Shuttlepod One
    Fusion
    Detained
    Vox Sola
    Desert Crossing
    Shockwave (I)
     
  17. jespah

    jespah Commodore Moderator

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    Later, rapey Fusion.

    Broken Bow
    Fight or Flight
    Strange New World
    The Andorian Incident
    Breaking the Ice
    Civilization
    Silent Enemy
    Shuttlepod One
    Detained
    Vox Sola
    Desert Crossing
    Shockwave (I)
     
  18. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Lots of Archer/Trip toplessness is still not enough to save the snoozefest that is Desert Crossing.

    Broken Bow
    Fight or Flight
    Strange New World
    The Andorian Incident
    Breaking the Ice
    Civilization
    Silent Enemy
    Shuttlepod One
    Detained
    Vox Sola
    Shockwave (I)
     
  19. Serveaux

    Serveaux The Wind Premium Member

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    I liked a lot of them, but the one that introduced the Andorians - really for the first time, as characters worth mentioning - is a particular favorite.
     
  20. Sakonna

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    Now it's at the point where it's tough to make a call! I'm going to go with "Detained", which is a story I basically like, but it's hampered by some overly simplistic moralizing and too much screentime for Mayweather. Anthony Montgomery, for my money, is the single worst actor to ever be cast as a series regular in any Trek series (Beltran and Wang over on Voyager are a close 2nd & 3rd).

    Broken Bow
    Fight or Flight
    Strange New World
    The Andorian Incident
    Breaking the Ice
    Civilization
    Silent Enemy
    Shuttlepod One
    Vox Sola
    Shockwave (I)