The Least Disliked Romance-Of-The-Week

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  1. Sakonna

    Sakonna Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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  2. Farscape One

    Farscape One Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    While it is an excellent episode, "Yesterday's Enterprise" is gone because the romance is more a side plot than anything else. Still belongs on the list, but the romances on the other episodes are more the primary story.

    TOS, Season 1: "This Side Of Paradise"
    TOS, Season 1: “The City On The Edge Of Forever”
    TNG, Season 2: “The Emissary”
    TNG, Season 4: “Half A Life”
    TNG, Season 6: “Lessons”
    DS9, Season 5: “Looking For Par’Mach In All The Wrong Places”
    VOY, Season 2: “Lifesigns”
    VOY, Season 5: “Someone To Watch Over Me”
     
  3. Seven of Five

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    :lol: I'm either always too tired to correctly identify episodes I want to eliminate, or too tired to be quick enough with my choices. When does being a grown-up get more straightforward?

    I'll eliminate This Side of Paradise. I remember thinking Spock romance episodes. I just like the other stories/relationships more.

    TOS, Season 1: “The City On The Edge Of Forever”
    TNG, Season 2: “The Emissary”
    TNG, Season 4: “Half A Life”
    TNG, Season 6: “Lessons”
    DS9, Season 5: “Looking For Par’Mach In All The Wrong Places”
    VOY, Season 2: “Lifesigns”
    VOY, Season 5: “Someone To Watch Over Me”
     
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  4. Sakonna

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    Strange as it feels to eliminate DS9 while VOY eps are still on the board, I do think "Looking For Par'Mach In All The Wrong Places" is the least emotionally affecting of these.

    TOS, Season 1: “The City On The Edge Of Forever”
    TNG, Season 2: “The Emissary”
    TNG, Season 4: “Half A Life”
    TNG, Season 6: “Lessons”
    VOY, Season 2: “Lifesigns”
    VOY, Season 5: “Someone To Watch Over Me”
     
  5. Farscape One

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    I agree with you, Sakonna. But that episode's subplot of Kira/O'Brien never felt right to me, despite the circumstances being legitimate in how it came about. And it feels... wrong, DS9 eliminated before VOYAGER.

    I take out "Lessons". Good episode, and having Picard play that song again brings out a single man tear, but the other episodes are just better overall.

    TOS, Season 1: “The City On The Edge Of Forever”
    TNG, Season 2: “The Emissary”
    TNG, Season 4: “Half A Life”
    VOY, Season 2: “Lifesigns”
    VOY, Season 5: “Someone To Watch Over Me”
     
  6. Prax

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    Removing Half a Life. It's a really strong episode, HOWEVER, the romance doesn't involve a main character.

    TOS, Season 1: “The City On The Edge Of Forever”
    TNG, Season 2: “The Emissary”
    VOY, Season 2: “Lifesigns”
    VOY, Season 5: “Someone To Watch Over Me”
     
  7. Brennyren

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    I was literally in the middle of writing a post to eliminate "Half a Life," and for the exact reason @Prax chose, when the above post appeared. Ninja'd! Reluctantly, I will eliminate "Someone to Watch Over Me" instead. If the ROTW is Seven/Chapman, it lacks enough emotional engagement to qualify for ROTW status. If it's Seven/EMH, though, I think it actually exceeds ROTW, as Doc's unrequited love for Seven continues to color his interactions with her for the remainder of the series.

    TOS, Season 1: “The City On The Edge Of Forever”
    TNG, Season 2: “The Emissary”
    VOY, Season 2: “Lifesigns”
     
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  8. eschaton

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    Getting down to our last here. I know what would be #1 for me, but eliminating the next one is a tough call. I'm going to go with Lifesigns though, simply because it had no impact beyond that episode for The Doctor, while The Emissary continued to have repercussions for Worf through the remainder of his character arc.

    TOS, Season 1: “The City On The Edge Of Forever”
    TNG, Season 2: “The Emissary”
     
  9. Discofan

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    I am eliminating TOS, Season 1: “The City On The Edge Of Forever”, (it's a bit too predictable, plus there were ways to save her AND the timeline) and thereby declaring The Emissary as the winner of this thread!
     
  10. Sakonna

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    Hurray! Fun winner. Adding it to the master winner's list below...

    INTRO OF RECURRING ALIEN ANTAGONISTS
    :
    TOS, Season 1: "Balance Of Terror"
    ROMULANS: TOS, Season 1: "Balance Of Terror"
    TIME TRAVEL/ANOMALY/LOOP: TAS, Season 1: "Yesteryear"
    TRIP TO EARTH'S PAST: TOS Feature: "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"
    ROMANCE OF THE WEEK: TNG, Season 2: "The Emissary"
    ALIEN ILLUSION: TNG, Season 3: "The Survivors"
    KLINGONS: TNG, Season 3: "Sins Of The Father"
    BORG: TNG, Season 3: "Best Of Both Worlds I"
    SEASON FINALE: TNG, Season 3: "Best Of Both Worlds I"
    MAQUIS: TNG, Season 7: "Preemptive Strike"
    Q: TNG, Season 7: "All Good Things"
    CARDASSIANS: DS9, Season 3: "Improbable Cause"
    FERENGI: DS9, Season 3: "Family Business"
    IT'S HAPPENING INSIDE MY MIND: DS9, Season 4: “Hard Time”
    2-HOUR/2-PARTER: DS9, Season 5: "In Purgatory's Shadow/By Inferno's Light"
    SEASON PREMIERE: DS9, Season 6: "A Time To Stand"
    HOLODECK: VOY, Season 3: "Worst Case Scenario"
    MIRROR UNIVERSE: ENT, Season 4: "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part I"
    SECTION 31: DIS, Season 2: "Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2"
    REGULAR CHARACTER: Jean-Luc Picard
    COUPLE: Sarek/Amanda

    Next list will be up tonight or tomorrow sometime. Next will be a quick one, so keep your eyes peeled, it'll have only about a dozen items...

    Thanks for playing all! I think this was my favorite of these games yet...
     
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