The least disliked episode of TNG - season two

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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 -

    The Child
    Where Silence Has Lease
    Elementary, Dear Data
    The Outrageous Okona
    Loud as a Whisper
    The Schizoid Man
    Unnatural Selection
    A Matter of Honor
    The Measure of a Man
    The Dauphin
    Contagion
    The Royale
    Time Squared
    The Icarus Factor
    Pen Pals
    Q Who?
    Samaritan Snare
    Up the Long Ladder
    Manhunt
    The Emissary
    Peak Performance
    Shades of Gray
     
  2. Bagofmostlywatr

    Bagofmostlywatr Commander Red Shirt

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    The dauphine.

    Shut up Wesley.
     
  3. Tosk

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    Shades of Grey. I know the reasons they had to do it, but this is one heck of a dire clip show. Ugh.

    The Child
    Where Silence Has Lease
    Elementary, Dear Data
    The Outrageous Okona
    Loud as a Whisper
    The Schizoid Man
    Unnatural Selection
    A Matter of Honor
    The Measure of a Man
    Contagion
    The Royale
    Time Squared
    The Icarus Factor
    Pen Pals
    Q Who?
    Samaritan Snare
    Up the Long Ladder
    Manhunt
    The Emissary
    Peak Performance
     
  4. MrEscape

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    Samaritan Snare - Though sort of funny seeing Picard cooped up with Wesley for so long, seeing the rest of the crew turn stupid for an episode and be taken for a ride as they were just does not make my opinion of this one good at all really.

    The Child
    Where Silence Has Lease
    Elementary, Dear Data
    The Outrageous Okona
    Loud as a Whisper
    The Schizoid Man
    Unnatural Selection
    A Matter of Honor
    The Measure of a Man
    Contagion
    The Royale
    Time Squared
    The Icarus Factor
    Pen Pals
    Q Who?
    Up the Long Ladder
    Manhunt
    The Emissary
    Peak Performance
     
  5. Green Shirt

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    Sorry Up the Long Ladder, Mr. O'Dell's buffoonery was a little too much to take.

    The Child
    Where Silence Has Lease
    Elementary, Dear Data
    The Outrageous Okona
    Loud as a Whisper
    The Schizoid Man
    Unnatural Selection
    A Matter of Honor
    The Measure of a Man
    Contagion
    The Royale
    Time Squared
    The Icarus Factor
    Pen Pals
    Q Who?
    Manhunt
    The Emissary
    Peak Performance
     
  6. BlueStuff

    BlueStuff Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'll take out The Icarus Factor. Nothing original to be found in Riker's storyline with his father, or its conclusion.

    The Child
    Where Silence Has Lease
    Elementary, Dear Data
    The Outrageous Okona
    Loud as a Whisper
    The Schizoid Man
    Unnatural Selection
    A Matter of Honor
    The Measure of a Man
    Contagion
    The Royale
    Time Squared
    Pen Pals
    Q Who?
    Manhunt
    The Emissary
    Peak Performance
     
  7. Harvey

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    Getting rid of "The Deadly Years 2.0," sorry, I mean "Unnatural Selection." That transporter sure is a useful device, isn't it? The way it works in this episode, you'd think it was the cure to all aging.
     
  8. Amaraen

    Amaraen Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I chose "Elementary, Dear Data". I really do not care for holodeck adventure episodes.

    The Child
    Where Silence Has Lease
    The Outrageous Okona
    Loud as a Whisper
    The Schizoid Man
    A Matter of Honor
    The Measure of a Man
    Contagion
    The Royale
    Time Squared
    Pen Pals
    Q Who?
    Manhunt
    The Emissary
    Peak Performance
     
  9. Terok Nor

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    The Outrageous Okona. Outrageously bad.

    The Child
    Where Silence Has Lease
    Loud as a Whisper
    The Schizoid Man
    A Matter of Honor
    The Measure of a Man
    Contagion
    The Royale
    Time Squared
    Pen Pals
    Q Who?
    Manhunt
    The Emissary
    Peak Performance
     
  10. Trimm

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    The Schizoid Man. I love W. Morgan Sheppard, but this episode is a mess.

    The Child
    Where Silence Has Lease
    Loud as a Whisper
    A Matter of Honor
    The Measure of a Man
    Contagion
    The Royale
    Time Squared
    Pen Pals
    Q Who?
    Manhunt
    The Emissary
    Peak Performance
     
  11. DonIago

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    The Child
    Where Silence Has Lease
    Loud as a Whisper
    A Matter of Honor
    The Measure of a Man
    Contagion
    The Royale
    Time Squared
    Pen Pals
    Q Who?
    The Emissary
    Peak Performance

    Bid farewell to "Manhunt", an episode that serves none of the characters very well.
     
  12. TrekAlliance92

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    I always found "Loud as a Whisper" mostly dull, despite an interesting concept.

    The Child
    Where Silence Has Lease
    A Matter of Honor
    The Measure of a Man
    Contagion
    The Royale
    Time Squared
    Pen Pals
    Q Who?
    The Emissary
    Peak Performance
     
  13. BlueStuff

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    It's getting harder now with a solid bunch of episodes, all except a few. One of those is The Royale. Not enjoyable to watch - and were the writers unaware that the last few years had already seen substantial progress made on solving Fermat's last theorem?

    The Child
    Where Silence Has Lease
    A Matter of Honor
    The Measure of a Man
    Contagion
    Time Squared
    Pen Pals
    Q Who?
    The Emissary
    Peak Performance
     
  14. Terok Nor

    Terok Nor Commodore Commodore

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    Pen Pals is good but my least favourite of those left.

    The Child
    Where Silence Has Lease
    A Matter of Honor
    The Measure of a Man
    Contagion
    Time Squared
    Q Who?
    The Emissary
    Peak Performance
     
  15. Tosk

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    The Child has to go too. The good of it is outweighed by the bad, for me.

    Where Silence Has Lease
    A Matter of Honor
    The Measure of a Man
    Contagion
    Time Squared
    Q Who?
    The Emissary
    Peak Performance
     
  16. DonIago

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    Where Silence Has Lease
    A Matter of Honor
    The Measure of a Man
    Contagion
    Q Who?
    The Emissary
    Peak Performance

    Putting "Time Squared" in the "Don't Go There" box. The unexplained random anomaly is unfortunate, and the "alternate" Picard who can't even speak for the majority of the episode is a wasted opportunity. For a better usage of alternate characters, see Voyager's "Deadlock".
     
  17. Terok Nor

    Terok Nor Commodore Commodore

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    Where Silence Has Lease is kinda creepy but not enough to save it from me!

    A Matter of Honor
    The Measure of a Man
    Contagion
    Q Who?
    The Emissary
    Peak Performance
     
  18. Amaraen

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    I think it is starting to get difficult for me. It really feels more "least liked" rather than "most disliked".

    I am going to remove Contagion, simply because I did not like seeing a Galaxy Class starship destroyed.

    A Matter of Honor
    The Measure of a Man
    Q Who?
    The Emissary
    Peak Performance
     
  19. jimbotron

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    Enjoyable episode, but I will knock Peak Performance out. The one thing I can't stand about this episode is Picard and Riker's initial smug attitude toward a battle exercise. You idiots just had your asses handed to you, and you want to pretend that defensive strategy is needless? Guess what, Enterprise, in a battle against the Borg, you are the Hathaway.

    A Matter of Honor
    The Measure of a Man
    Q Who?
    The Emissary
     
  20. suarezguy

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    "The Emissary" was good but not as much as the others, K'Ehlyer is interesting but just a little too unsubtle/obstinate and the resolution to the climax could feel less out-of-left field.

    A Matter of Honor
    The Measure of a Man
    Q Who?