The Least Disliked Mirror Universe Episode

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Sakonna, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Sakonna

    Sakonna Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    So, next up in these themed elimination games: the Mirror Universe!

    THE RULES. The basic idea is your standard elimination game. Below is a list of MU episodes from TOS, DS9, ENT, and DIS. 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, please leave at least 2 eliminations by other posters before you eliminate another episode.


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

    TOS Season 2: "Mirror, Mirror"
    DS9 Season 2: "Crossover"
    DS9 Season 3: "Through The Looking Glass"
    DS9 Season 4: "Shattered Mirror"
    DS9 Season 6: "Resurrection"
    DS9 Season 7: "The Emperor's New Cloak"
    ENT Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part I"
    ENT Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part II"
    DIS Season 1: "Despite Yourself"
    DIS Season 1: "The Wolf Inside"
    DIS Season 1: "Vaulting Ambition"
    DIS Season 1: "What's Past Is Prologue"
     
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  2. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Ew, go away Emporer's New Cloak. You weren't funny, and you weren't really anything at all. Just an enormous disappointment of an end to the DS9 MU saga.

    TOS Season 2: "Mirror, Mirror"
    DS9 Season 2: "Crossover"
    DS9 Season 3: "Through The Looking Glass"
    DS9 Season 4: "Shattered Mirror"
    DS9 Season 6: "Resurrection"
    ENT Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part I"
    ENT Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part II"
    DIS Season 1: "Despite Yourself"
    DIS Season 1: "The Wolf Inside"
    DIS Season 1: "Vaulting Ambition"
    DIS Season 1: "What's Past Is Prologue"
     
  3. Takeru

    Takeru Space Police Premium Member

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    Resurrection, it was just pointless. Bareil had been dead for years, Kira had moved on. There was no need to drag his mirror universe counterpart in for this.


    TOS Season 2: "Mirror, Mirror"
    DS9 Season 2: "Crossover"
    DS9 Season 3: "Through The Looking Glass"
    DS9 Season 4: "Shattered Mirror"
    ENT Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part I"
    ENT Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part II"
    DIS Season 1: "Despite Yourself"
    DIS Season 1: "The Wolf Inside"
    DIS Season 1: "Vaulting Ambition"
    DIS Season 1: "What's Past Is Prologue"
     
  4. Farscape One

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    "The Wolf Inside" is out for a walk. I really didn't need the Mirror Universe on this series.


    TOS Season 2: "Mirror, Mirror"
    DS9 Season 2: "Crossover"
    DS9 Season 3: "Through The Looking Glass"
    DS9 Season 4: "Shattered Mirror"
    ENT Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part I"
    ENT Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part II"
    DIS Season 1: "Despite Yourself"
    DIS Season 1: "Vaulting Ambition"
    DIS Season 1: "What's Past Is Prologue"
     
  5. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Eliminating Crossfire.

    DS9’s MU never amounted to more than camp but never embraced the camp enough to make it funny.

    TOS Season 2: "Mirror, Mirror"
    DS9 Season 3: "Through The Looking Glass"
    DS9 Season 4: "Shattered Mirror"
    ENT Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part I"
    ENT Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part II"
    DIS Season 1: "Despite Yourself"
    DIS Season 1: "Vaulting Ambition"
    DIS Season 1: "What's Past Is Prologue"
     
  6. Takeru

    Takeru Space Police Premium Member

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    Shattered Morror, the Defiant is powerful but powerful enough that it can defeat a negh'var class warship and a bunch of other alliance ships? The single raider coming to help at the end barely counts. A d how where they able to take Terok Nor in the first place and why iwasn't the place swarming with dozens of alliance ships a day later?
    It also completely ruins the mirror universe, mirror humans are at this point basically their regular counterparts without starfleet training, seeing them as evil bastards was fun, this not so much.


    TOS Season 2: "Mirror, Mirror"
    DS9 Season 3: "Through The Looking Glass"
    ENT Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part I"
    ENT Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part II"
    DIS Season 1: "Despite Yourself"
    DIS Season 1: "Vaulting Ambition"
    DIS Season 1: "What's Past Is Prologue"
     
  7. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'll remove What's Past is Prologue. The MU arc in DIS was a lot more fun than the Klingon War one. However, the end of the story where Lorca stops being anywhere close to a grey area, is a real shame.

    TOS Season 2: "Mirror, Mirror"
    DS9 Season 3: "Through The Looking Glass"
    ENT Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part I"
    ENT Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part II"
    DIS Season 1: "Despite Yourself"
    DIS Season 1: "Vaulting Ambition"
     
  8. Farscape One

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    Taking out "Vaulting Ambition". I just didn't care to visit the Mirror Universe on DISCOVERY.


    TOS Season 2: "Mirror, Mirror"
    DS9 Season 3: "Through The Looking Glass"
    ENT Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part I"
    ENT Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part II"
    DIS Season 1: "Despite Yourself"
     
  9. Prax

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    I feel like i know exactly what the last two contenders will be and who will win.
     
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  10. Takeru

    Takeru Space Police Premium Member

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    Through the Looking Glass, the DS9 mirror universe is just stupid.


    TOS Season 2: "Mirror, Mirror"
    ENT Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part I"
    ENT Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part II"
    DIS Season 1: "Despite Yourself"
     
  11. Discofan

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    Removing TOS Season 2: "Mirror, Mirror" because I like the others better, especially the Disco ones who unfortunately have been almost eliminated. However, I also like what ENT did with the MU, above average for the whole series.

    ENT Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part I"
    ENT Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part II"
    DIS Season 1: "Despite Yourself"
     
  12. Sakonna

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    I feel compelled to kick "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part II", for reasons I struggle to articulate... I just really remember liking the first part better. Part II just all wraps up a bit too abruptly, it's overall not as strongly structured as part I.

    ENT Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part I"
    DIS Season 1: "Despite Yourself"
     
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  13. Prax

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    "Despite Yourself" has been returned with no late fees.

    In a Mirror Darkly was an instant classic, up there with "Trials." It's over the top and campy, but still dark and seductive. Archer is totally insane. I love trip's face. It's the best mirror outing since the original.

    Also, even though it's totally different Archer, I still fee like I know him, and am rooting for him. In fact, I still feel like I know everyone; Trip, Phlox, T'Pol, etc. I never felt like I knew mirror Kira, or Mirror Bashir, or Even Mirror Garak, who wasn't all that different. So ENT must have been doing something right on this episode.


    ENT Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part I"
     
  14. JonnyQuest037

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    You're History's Greatest Monster.
     
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  15. Sakonna

    Sakonna Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Awwww, Enterprise finally wins one! Now every show has won at least one of these (well, except for poor TAS).

    I'll be posting another list within the next 24 hours. As @Farscape One said when I sent him the draft to vet, this one's gonna get bloody...
     
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  16. Seven of Five

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    Mirror, Mirror is one of my favourite TOS episodes, but In a Mirror, Darkly was good as well, and is still a worthy winner.
     
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  17. Boris Skrbic

    Boris Skrbic Captain Captain

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    The least disliked MU episode will be one that won’t be made because the person in charge had the next original idea.
     
  18. Discofan

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    The first attempt at something is not always the best or we would all be walking around with two-kilogram-cell-phones.
     
  19. JonnyQuest037

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    You're not helping.