The least disliked episode of TNG - season three

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  1. BlueStuff

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    This is a game that we play every two 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, leave at least 2 eliminations by other posters before you eliminate another episode.

    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:

    Winners
    The Original Series - Mirror, Mirror
    The Next Generation -

    Season One - Heart of Glory
    Season Two - Q Who?
    Season Three -

    Evolution
    The Ensigns of Command
    The Survivors
    Who Watchers the Watchers?
    The Bonding
    Booby Trap
    The Enemy
    The Price
    The Vengeance Factor
    The Defector
    The Hunted
    The High Ground
    Deja Q
    A Matter of Perspective
    Yesterday's Enterprise
    The Offspring
    Sins of the Father
    Allegiance
    Captain's Holiday
    Tin Man
    Hollow Pursuits
    The Most Toys
    Sarek
    Menage a Troi
    Transfigurations
    The Best of Both Worlds (I)
     
  2. BlueStuff

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    I'll abstain for now. This is a strong season, with not a lot of notably weak episodes.
     
  3. Green Shirt

    Green Shirt Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Tin Man, that Betazoid jerk was so irritating I wanted to curb stomp him.

    Evolution
    The Ensigns of Command
    The Survivors
    Who Watchers the Watchers?
    The Bonding
    Booby Trap
    The Enemy
    The Price
    The Vengeance Factor
    The Defector
    The Hunted
    The High Ground
    Deja Q
    A Matter of Perspective
    Yesterday's Enterprise
    The Offspring
    Sins of the Father
    Allegiance
    Captain's Holiday
    Hollow Pursuits
    The Most Toys
    Sarek
    Menage a Troi
    Transfigurations
    The Best of Both Worlds (I)
     
  4. Mister Spock

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    Au Revoir, A Matter of Perspective.

    I find it quite a dull and tedious episode surrounded by better stories. Quite a hard decision to make in a season that I'd argue is the best season of The Next Generation.


    Evolution
    The Ensigns of Command
    The Survivors
    Who Watchers the Watchers?
    The Bonding
    Booby Trap
    The Enemy
    The Price
    The Vengeance Factor
    The Defector
    The Hunted
    The High Ground
    Deja Q
    Yesterday's Enterprise
    The Offspring
    Sins of the Father
    Allegiance
    Captain's Holiday
    Hollow Pursuits
    The Most Toys
    Sarek
    Menage a Troi
    Transfigurations
    The Best of Both Worlds (I)
     
  5. Amaraen

    Amaraen Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I am going to remove Hollow Pursuits. The holodeck activities from this episode always make me feel uncomfortable.

    Evolution
    The Ensigns of Command
    The Survivors
    Who Watchers the Watchers?
    The Bonding
    Booby Trap
    The Enemy
    The Price
    The Vengeance Factor
    The Defector
    The Hunted
    The High Ground
    Deja Q
    Yesterday's Enterprise
    The Offspring
    Sins of the Father
    Allegiance
    Captain's Holiday
    The Most Toys
    Sarek
    Menage a Troi
    Transfigurations
    The Best of Both Worlds (I)
     
  6. Terok Nor

    Terok Nor Commodore Commodore

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    The Bonding. This episode is, frankly, depressing.

    Evolution
    The Ensigns of Command
    The Survivors
    Who Watchers the Watchers?
    Booby Trap
    The Enemy
    The Price
    The Vengeance Factor
    The Defector
    The Hunted
    The High Ground
    Deja Q
    Yesterday's Enterprise
    The Offspring
    Sins of the Father
    Allegiance
    Captain's Holiday
    The Most Toys
    Sarek
    Menage a Troi
    Transfigurations
    The Best of Both Worlds (I)
     
  7. suarezguy

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    "Transfigurations," felt very slow and needlessly tenuous about whether Crusher would become attracted to the patient.

    Evolution
    The Ensigns of Command
    The Survivors
    Who Watchers the Watchers?
    Booby Trap
    The Enemy
    The Price
    The Vengeance Factor
    The Defector
    The Hunted
    The High Ground
    Deja Q
    Yesterday's Enterprise
    The Offspring
    Sins of the Father
    Allegiance
    Captain's Holiday
    The Most Toys
    Sarek
    Menage a Troi
    The Best of Both Worlds (I)
     
  8. Amaraen

    Amaraen Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I am removing "Captain's Holiday". I did not care much for Risa and Vash. The time travelers were interesting, I think for me this is a case of liking this episode least amongst what is available.


    Evolution
    The Ensigns of Command
    The Survivors
    Who Watchers the Watchers?
    Booby Trap
    The Enemy
    The Price
    The Vengeance Factor
    The Defector
    The Hunted
    The High Ground
    Deja Q
    Yesterday's Enterprise
    The Offspring
    Sins of the Father
    Allegiance
    The Most Toys
    Sarek
    Menage a Troi
    The Best of Both Worlds (I)
     
  9. Terok Nor

    Terok Nor Commodore Commodore

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    The High Ground. Simply because I'm having a hard time remembering what happened in this episode even though I've seen the entire series many, many times.

    Evolution
    The Ensigns of Command
    The Survivors
    Who Watchers the Watchers?
    Booby Trap
    The Enemy
    The Price
    The Vengeance Factor
    The Defector
    The Hunted
    Deja Q
    Yesterday's Enterprise
    The Offspring
    Sins of the Father
    Allegiance
    The Most Toys
    Sarek
    Menage a Troi
    The Best of Both Worlds (I)
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  10. suarezguy

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    ^Ouch, I thought that was one of the highlights.
    "Menage a Troi," what a big missed opportunity with nothing being done with the Deanna/William Riker relationship, there being little new or less annoying with Lwaxana, Wesley's promotion being forced/not fully believable.

    Evolution
    The Ensigns of Command
    The Survivors
    Who Watchers the Watchers?
    Booby Trap
    The Enemy
    The Price
    The Vengeance Factor
    The Defector
    The Hunted
    Deja Q
    Yesterday's Enterprise
    The Offspring
    Sins of the Father
    Allegiance
    The Most Toys
    Sarek
    The Best of Both Worlds (I)
     
  11. Tosk

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    I'm surprised to see The Price still on the list. Not any more! No more tedious "love" scenes with Lloyd Braun II.

    Evolution
    The Ensigns of Command
    The Survivors
    Who Watchers the Watchers?
    Booby Trap
    The Enemy
    The Vengeance Factor
    The Defector
    The Hunted
    Deja Q
    Yesterday's Enterprise
    The Offspring
    Sins of the Father
    Allegiance
    The Most Toys
    Sarek
    The Best of Both Worlds (I)
     
  12. Amaraen

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    This is going to be difficult the rest of the way. I am taking out "Evolution". I was thinking about which character features in each episode, and of the characters available Wesley is my least favorite, so that is why I am picking this one.

    The Ensigns of Command
    The Survivors
    Who Watchers the Watchers?
    Booby Trap
    The Enemy
    The Vengeance Factor
    The Defector
    The Hunted
    Deja Q
    Yesterday's Enterprise
    The Offspring
    Sins of the Father
    Allegiance
    The Most Toys
    Sarek
    The Best of Both Worlds (I)
     
  13. Terok Nor

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    The Hunted. I like all the other episodes better and it's not that outstanding anyway.

    The Ensigns of Command
    The Survivors
    Who Watchers the Watchers?
    Booby Trap
    The Enemy
    The Vengeance Factor
    The Defector
    Deja Q
    Yesterday's Enterprise
    The Offspring
    Sins of the Father
    Allegiance
    The Most Toys
    Sarek
    The Best of Both Worlds (I)
     
  14. suarezguy

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    I thought "The Survivors" was pretty weak aside from the ending, otherwise the developments were too random.

    The Ensigns of Command
    Who Watchers the Watchers?
    Booby Trap
    The Enemy
    The Vengeance Factor
    The Defector
    Deja Q
    Yesterday's Enterprise
    The Offspring
    Sins of the Father
    Allegiance
    The Most Toys
    Sarek
    The Best of Both Worlds (I)
     
  15. Amaraen

    Amaraen Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I am going to remove The Vengeance Factor. The episode was interesting, I just can't think of another episode on the list I like it better than.

    The Ensigns of Command
    Who Watchers the Watchers?
    Booby Trap
    The Enemy
    The Defector
    Deja Q
    Yesterday's Enterprise
    The Offspring
    Sins of the Father
    Allegiance
    The Most Toys
    Sarek
    The Best of Both Worlds (I)
     
  16. jimbotron

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    Who Snoozes the Snoozers? Super boring. Typical Roddenberry-istic episode too. A planet full of primitives rejected religion 1000+ years ago (somehow) but instantly jump back into it without hesitation. Uh huh.


    The Ensigns of Command
    Booby Trap
    The Enemy
    The Defector
    Deja Q
    Yesterday's Enterprise
    The Offspring
    Sins of the Father
    Allegiance
    The Most Toys
    Sarek
    The Best of Both Worlds (I)
     
  17. JesterFace

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    'Who Watches The Watchers', perhaps the best episode of TNG for me!
     
  18. BlueStuff

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    I'll remove The Ensigns of Command. If I recall correctly, this is the one with the Sheliak negotiations, right? If so, that B-plot absolutely stole the show from the A-plot, and I found the acting of the colonists to be largely atrocious.


    Booby Trap
    The Enemy
    The Defector
    Deja Q
    Yesterday's Enterprise
    The Offspring
    Sins of the Father
    Allegiance
    The Most Toys
    Sarek
    The Best of Both Worlds (I)
     
  19. Amaraen

    Amaraen Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I am going to take out The Offspring, just because it is sad that Lal dies. :(

    Booby Trap
    The Enemy
    The Defector
    Deja Q
    Yesterday's Enterprise
    Sins of the Father
    Allegiance
    The Most Toys
    Sarek
    The Best of Both Worlds (I)
     
  20. Terok Nor

    Terok Nor Commodore Commodore

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    It's difficult since I like all the episodes left but I'll remove The Enemy. It has 3 interconnected plotlines but the one about Worf not helping the Romulan was the most interesting and least concentrated on. If it had been the A plot or B plot rather than the C plot I'd keep it around longer.

    Booby Trap
    The Defector
    Deja Q
    Yesterday's Enterprise
    Sins of the Father
    Allegiance
    The Most Toys
    Sarek
    The Best of Both Worlds (I)