The least disliked episode of ENT - Season Two

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  1. Discofan

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    Minefield
    Dead Stop
    Singularity
    Cease Fire
    The Breach
    Regeneration
    The Expanse

    "Carbon Creek" is out. The story makes no sense whatsoever, plus it directly contradicts "First Contact". The velcro bit was odious. Velcro was invented in 1955 and the first Sputnik was launched in 1957!!!
     
  2. Seven of Five

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    Singularity has a few fun moments scattered throughout, but ultimately doesn't amount to much.

    Minefield
    Dead Stop
    Cease Fire
    The Breach
    Regeneration
    The Expanse
     
  3. Farscape One

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    "CEASE FIRE" goes. It just wasm't that interesting.

    Minefield
    Dead Stop
    The Breach
    Regeneration
    The Expanse
     
  4. Discofan

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    "The Breach" because after having spent several days in a row in a toiletless shuttlepod, Trip discovers that there are such things as "poop bags". What the hell was he doing in that shuttlepod? Holding it in? The mind boggles.

    Minefield
    Dead Stop
    Regeneration
    The Expanse
     
  5. Seven of Five

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    I've gone for Dead Stop this time. I like it enough, just not as much as the others. They should have left Mayweather dead as well. ;)

    Minefield
    Regeneration
    The Expanse
     
  6. Discofan

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    It wouldn't have made much of a difference.
     
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  7. Takeru

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    Regeneration is out because of the assimilaton cure, the episode could have easily worked without Phlox almost assimilation.

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  8. Discofan

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    Well, then, after having eliminated Minefield, I pronounce "The Expanse" winner of this contest.:)
     
  9. Delta Vega

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    "The Expanse" is a worthy winner but I would have picked "Dead Stop"
    Kinda creepy story, and yes, they should have left Mayweather deceased
     
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  10. Seven of Five

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    It's definitely quirky. It's one of my favourites from the season, especially with Roxann Dawson 'appearing' as the station's voice.

    I'm one of the weird Regeneration fans. I think it's the best Borg effort since around Scorpion. A desperate attempt to grab ratings? Well, yes it was. I think that they just made the best out of a bad hand. ;)
     
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  11. Takeru

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    Regeneration wasn't bad at all and if it wasn't for the silly assimilation cure I would have ditched Minefield. The borg only had 22nd century technology to work with so them upgrading the ship slowly so that Enterprise could defeat them makes sense.
    Phlox curing his own assimilation didn't even add anything to the story, the entire subplot could have been removed and it wouldn't affect the outcome at all, it was a bit ridiculous how he came up with a cure just like that without any prior knowledge of the borg.
     
  12. Discofan

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    Phlox can cure anything... with leeches, kangaroo droppings, unicorn drool...etc... the problem is that he has some stupid ideas about evolution.
     
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  13. Sakonna

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    I'm also a big "Regeneration" fan! But there are certainly problems. My personal favorite is that their continuity workaround is that... the Borg just don't open with "We are the Borg." They just feel like skipping that line this time. They're workshopping some new openings...

    My fandom probably mostly comes from the fact that, by all rights, this episode should be godawful, and it's somehow pretty good. It feels more impressive than it is, for exactly why @Seven of Five says, they really got a lot more out of this than they should have been able to.
     
  14. lurok

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    You're dead to me :)

    Though am happy with Dead Stop as winner
     
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  15. Takeru

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    It didn't win.:vulcan:
     
  16. lurok

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    It did in my heart :D
     
  17. sekundant

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    Sometimes (not always, not for every case) we had better technical solutions at the past than now (and maybe still at near future) . It depends on our preference. For example lead free soldering is more complicated, expensive and unstable process than lead soldering, and so is the solder as product. Nevertheless, we know the impact of lead to environment and our health, so lead soldering is banned for so many applications in Europa (military and avionic industry still can use lead because of reliability issues). So, they are more effective than our temporary technology but they are dangerous to using at all areas.
    Another good example is sound of tube receiver, they are still better than average radios of today, but they have another massive weaknesses for our technical needs, so they are effective but not compatible with modern technology.
    That's why technology of ENT can be more superior/ effective than even VOY era in some aspects. I have no problem with it. :p
     
  18. Farscape One

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    Another scifi example... the Asgard of STARGATE SG-1 needed Earth's help to combat the Replicator problem because they were too advanced to be able to effectively beat the Replicators. The Asgard needed to think backward and use less advanced tech to solve it.
     
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  19. Sakonna

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    OK. I'm not sure why you quoted me, though, because none of that has anything to do with any of my feelings on the ep, pro or con. :biggrin:
     
  20. sekundant

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    It is not critic or any kind of aggression or questioning of your meaning, I want to continue the philosophizing from where you set your point. You can say that you inspired me to write that entry . :D
     
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