The least disliked episode of ENT - Season Two

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  1. BlueStuff

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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:

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    Season Two

    Shockwave (II)
    Carbon Creek
    Minefield
    Dead Stop
    A Night in Sickbay
    Marauders
    The Seventh
    The Communicator
    Singularity
    Vanishing Point
    Precious Cargo
    The Catwalk
    Dawn
    Stigma
    Cease Fire
    Future Tense
    Canamar
    The Crossing
    Judgement
    Horizon
    The Breach
    Cogenitor
    Regeneration
    First Flight
    Bounty
    The Expanse
     
  2. Sakonna

    Sakonna Captain Captain

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    Precious Cargo, for being bad enough that it caused me to stop watching Enterprise when it first aired. It's only in the last year or so that I've come back to it.

    Shockwave (II)
    Carbon Creek
    Minefield
    Dead Stop
    A Night in Sickbay
    Marauders
    The Seventh
    The Communicator
    Singularity
    Vanishing Point
    The Catwalk
    Dawn
    Stigma
    Cease Fire
    Future Tense
    Canamar
    The Crossing
    Judgement
    Horizon
    The Breach
    Cogenitor
    Regeneration
    First Flight
    Bounty
    The Expanse
     
  3. Brennyren

    Brennyren Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    R.I.P., "Cogenitor," the first episode of Trek to ever have me screaming at a captain in outrage. When leaving an intelligent being in slavery is treated as the moral option, and attempting to free that being is presented as wrong or even foolish -- this old Trekker doesn't want to hear it.

    Shockwave (II)
    Carbon Creek
    Minefield
    Dead Stop
    A Night in Sickbay
    Marauders
    The Seventh
    The Communicator
    Singularity
    Vanishing Point
    The Catwalk
    Dawn
    Stigma
    Cease Fire
    Future Tense
    Canamar
    The Crossing
    Judgement
    Horizon
    The Breach
    Regeneration
    First Flight
    Bounty
    The Expanse
     
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  4. jespah

    jespah Commodore Moderator

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    Go far, far away, A Night in Sickbay

    Shockwave (II)
    Carbon Creek
    Minefield
    Dead Stop
    Marauders
    The Seventh
    The Communicator
    Singularity
    Vanishing Point
    The Catwalk
    Dawn
    Stigma
    Cease Fire
    Future Tense
    Canamar
    The Crossing
    Judgement
    Horizon
    The Breach
    Regeneration
    First Flight
    Bounty
    The Expanse
     
  5. Farscape One

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    Killing "THE CROSSING". It just droned on and on. A forgettable episode.

    Shockwave (II)
    Carbon Creek
    Minefield
    Dead Stop
    Marauders
    The Seventh
    The Communicator
    Singularity
    Vanishing Point
    The Catwalk
    Dawn
    Stigma
    Cease Fire
    Future Tense
    Canamar
    Judgement
    Horizon
    The Breach
    Regeneration
    First Flight
    Bounty
    The Expanse
     
  6. BlueStuff

    BlueStuff Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    My favorite bit the dust with only the second vote. :sigh:

    I'll get rid of Marauders - those Klingons were remarkably weak and dumb.

    Shockwave (II)
    Carbon Creek
    Minefield
    Dead Stop
    The Seventh
    The Communicator
    Singularity
    Vanishing Point
    The Catwalk
    Dawn
    Stigma
    Cease Fire
    Future Tense
    Canamar
    Judgement
    Horizon
    The Breach
    Regeneration
    First Flight
    Bounty
    The Expanse
     
  7. Seven of Five

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    Goodbye Shockwave II. The part one was an interesting end to the first season but this was a poor follow up. The gazelle speech was a bit silly as well.

    Carbon Creek
    Minefield
    Dead Stop
    The Seventh
    The Communicator
    Singularity
    Vanishing Point
    The Catwalk
    Dawn
    Stigma
    Cease Fire
    Future Tense
    Canamar
    Judgement
    Horizon
    The Breach
    Regeneration
    First Flight
    Bounty
    The Expanse

    On the whole this season has many choices. Didn't know what to go for first. :D
     
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  8. BigDaveX

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    And for my next trick, I shall make Vanishing Point disappear!

    For reasons I can't even begin to fathom, it seems like B&B decided that what TNG's The Next Phase really needed to stand out was an "it's all just a dream" ending, hence giving us an episode that's both derivative and clichéd.

    Carbon Creek
    Minefield
    Dead Stop
    The Seventh
    The Communicator
    Singularity
    The Catwalk
    Dawn
    Stigma
    Cease Fire
    Future Tense
    Canamar
    Judgement
    Horizon
    The Breach
    Regeneration
    First Flight
    Bounty
    The Expanse
     
  9. Farscape One

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    I am sending "HORIZON" away. I applaud the writers trying to give the man something to do, but I truly think he was not a good actor. We could have had one less main character in the ensemble and it would not have changed. I just can't get behind episodes centered around Mayweather.

    Carbon Creek
    Minefield
    Dead Stop
    The Seventh
    The Communicator
    Singularity
    The Catwalk
    Dawn
    Stigma
    Cease Fire
    Future Tense
    Canamar
    Judgment
    The Breach
    Regeneration
    First Flight
    Bounty
    The Expanse
     
  10. Farscape One

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    I'm curious... has there ever been a "Most Disliked Episode Showdown" for each series? It would be interesting to see which ones end up being the most maligned.

    If there isn't one, maybe I can start it...

    I still enjoy every episode of each series, even the not so good ones (with VERY few exceptions). I can get some kind of enjoyment out of all 726 episodes and 13 movies (yes, I am counting The Animated Series in this, which I still think should have a favorite episode showdown).

    I guess this is more curiousity than anything else.
     
  11. Garth Rockett

    Garth Rockett Commodore Commodore

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    Several years ago (like maybe 8 or 9) I did one, although we used a different format. That one was done with a poll where everyone could vote for their three least favorites per season, and the five highest vote getters then faced off to determine the least liked of each season, then from each season the least liked from each series, and from each series the least liked of all of Trek. A couple of months ago I stumbled across the file where I had saved my tallies to track the results - somehow it survived the move across two or three laptops. The grand winner back then was "And The Children Shall Lead" (TOS), beating out "These Are The Voyages..." in a runoff.

    We are well overdue for an update, I think, so go ahead!

    I'm eliminating Bounty for the T'Pol pon farr subplot.

    Carbon Creek
    Minefield
    Dead Stop
    The Seventh
    The Communicator
    Singularity
    The Catwalk
    Dawn
    Stigma
    Cease Fire
    Future Tense
    Canamar
    Judgment
    The Breach
    Regeneration
    First Flight
    The Expanse
     
  12. Seven of Five

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    I remember Dawn being a dull episode. It really never grabbed me.

    Carbon Creek
    Minefield
    Dead Stop
    The Seventh
    The Communicator
    Singularity
    The Catwalk
    Stigma
    Cease Fire
    Future Tense
    Canamar
    Judgment
    The Breach
    Regeneration
    First Flight
    The Expanse
     
  13. BigDaveX

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    I'll get rid of Canamar; it was a very tired feeling plot, the sort that had already been done several times on Voyager, and this take really didn't stand out in any good way.

    Minefield
    Dead Stop
    The Seventh
    The Communicator
    Singularity
    The Catwalk
    Stigma
    Cease Fire
    Future Tense
    Judgment
    The Breach
    Regeneration
    First Flight
    The Expanse
     
  14. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Dropping Singularity. The crew gets obsessed about mundane things, did nothing to grow the characters.

    Minefield
    Dead Stop
    The Seventh
    The Communicator
    The Catwalk
    Stigma
    Cease Fire
    Future Tense
    Judgment
    The Breach
    Regeneration
    First Flight
    The Expanse
     
  15. BigDaveX

    BigDaveX Commander Red Shirt

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    Just noticed I accidentally cut Carbon Creek out of the list when I was eliminating Canamar. The correct list is therefore:

    Carbon Creek
    Minefield
    Dead Stop
    The Seventh
    The Communicator
    The Catwalk
    Stigma
    Cease Fire
    Future Tense
    Judgment
    The Breach
    Regeneration
    First Flight
    The Expanse
     
  16. Farscape One

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    Sacrificing "JUDGMENT". Despite having J.G. Hertzler here, it was a rather forgettable homage to that STAR TREK VI scene.

    Carbon Creek
    Minefield
    Dead Stop
    The Seventh
    The Communicator
    The Catwalk
    Stigma
    Cease Fire
    Future Tense
    The Breach
    Regeneration
    First Flight
    The Expanse
     
  17. jespah

    jespah Commodore Moderator

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    Borg hit the road as I eliminate Regeneration.

    Carbon Creek
    Minefield
    Dead Stop
    The Seventh
    The Communicator
    The Catwalk
    Stigma
    Cease Fire
    Future Tense
    The Breach
    First Flight
    The Expanse
     
  18. Yanks

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    Wow, it's getting tough.

    I'll schwack 'The Breach'

     
  19. BlueStuff

    BlueStuff Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The first year we tried this game (2011) I did make a "Most Disliked" version afterwards. I think the ultimate winner (or loser) was Voyager's The Fight. After that I made "least disliked" movie, then "least disliked character" of each series and so on.

    In following years I just stuck to "least disliked episode" because making all the games was so time-consuming; the whole process of making all the threads took the better part of a year.
     
  20. BlueStuff

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    Updated list:

    Carbon Creek
    Minefield
    Dead Stop
    The Seventh
    The Communicator
    The Catwalk
    Stigma
    Cease Fire
    Future Tense
    First Flight
    The Expanse