Game The Most Disliked Episode Directed By Les Landau

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  1. Sakonna

    Sakonna Commodore Commodore

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    Next up in these themed elimination games: EPISODES DIRECTED BY LES LANDAU. Trek's third most prolific director!

    THE RULES. The basic idea is your standard elimination game. Below are the Star Trek episodes directed by Les Landau. Eliminate your FAVORITE or the one you deem the 'BEST.' Please provide an EXPLANATION for why you are eliminating your choice and be sure to copy and paste the list with your choice removed.

    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 it would threaten your preferred episode's chance to win.

    Much thanks and credit to @Farscape One, for having the director credits literally memorized. :bolian:
    Enjoy! :bolian::beer::bolian::biggrin::bolian:

    TNG Season 1: "The Arsenal of Freedom"
    TNG Season 2: "The Schizoid Man"
    TNG Season 2: "Samaritan Snare"
    TNG Season 3: "The Survivors"
    TNG Season 3: "Deja Q"
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father"
    TNG Season 3: "Sarek"
    TNG Season 4: "Family"
    TNG Season 4: "Future Imperfect"
    TNG Season 4: "Clues"
    TNG Season 4: "Night Terrors"
    TNG Season 4: "Half a Life"
    TNG Season 5: "Ensign Ro"
    TNG Season 5: "Unification I"
    TNG Season 5: "Conundrum"
    TNG Season 5: "Time's Arrow, Part I"
    TNG Season 6: "Time's Arrow, Part II"
    TNG Season 6: "Chain of Command, Part II"
    TNG Season 6: "Tapestry"
    TNG Season 7: "Dark Page"
    TNG Season 7: "Bloodlines"
    DS9 Season 1: "Progress"
    DS9 Season 1: "The Forsaken"
    DS9 Season 2: "Invasive Procedures"
    DS9 Season 2: "Sanctuary"
    DS9 Season 2: "Whispers"
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark"
    DS9 Season 3: "Second Skin"
    DS9 Season 3: "Destiny"
    DS9 Season 4: "Crossfire"
    DS9 Season 4: "Accession"
    DS9 Season 4: "Broken Link"
    DS9 Season 5: "By Inferno's Light"
    DS9 Season 7: "Image in the Sand"
    DS9 Season 7: "Afterimage"
    VOY Season 1: "Time and Again"
    VOY Season 1: "Prime Factors"
    VOY Season 1: "Heroes and Demons"
    VOY Season 2: "Alliances"
    VOY Season 2: "Investigations"
    VOY Season 3: "The Chute"
    VOY Season 5: "Drone"
    VOY Season 5: "Counterpoint"
    VOY Season 6: "Virtuoso"
    ENT Season 1: "Sleeping Dogs"
     
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  2. Sakonna

    Sakonna Commodore Commodore

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    I didn't realize until seeing this list what a big fan I am of Landau's work! So much of what is here is an episode I think is really good. And the ones I dislike I can recognize as being elevated in execution... there's a lot here that comes out better than could reasonably have been expected, given the scripts. The all-out failures are rare.

    I'll start with a save for "Whispers", which has such a FANTASTIC atmosphere and feel. One of the cleverest Torture-O'Brien episodes, a very smart twist on the Trek trope of the crewmember possessed or replaced by an alien -- an ep from the POV of the alien intruder! And the way it unfolds is so wonderfully tense and spooky.

    Particularly memorable are "O'Brien's" encounter with Jake in the hallway when he's on the run and asking Jake for help, and that creepy dinner with Keiko -- "But all I could think of, as I looked at her, was that this was not my Keiko."

    TNG Season 1: "The Arsenal of Freedom"
    TNG Season 2: "The Schizoid Man"
    TNG Season 2: "Samaritan Snare"
    TNG Season 3: "The Survivors"
    TNG Season 3: "Deja Q"
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father"
    TNG Season 3: "Sarek"
    TNG Season 4: "Family"
    TNG Season 4: "Future Imperfect"
    TNG Season 4: "Clues"
    TNG Season 4: "Night Terrors"
    TNG Season 4: "Half a Life"
    TNG Season 5: "Ensign Ro"
    TNG Season 5: "Unification I"
    TNG Season 5: "Conundrum"
    TNG Season 5: "Time's Arrow, Part I"
    TNG Season 6: "Time's Arrow, Part II"
    TNG Season 6: "Chain of Command, Part II"
    TNG Season 6: "Tapestry"
    TNG Season 7: "Dark Page"
    TNG Season 7: "Bloodlines"
    DS9 Season 1: "Progress"
    DS9 Season 1: "The Forsaken"
    DS9 Season 2: "Invasive Procedures"
    DS9 Season 2: "Sanctuary"
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark"
    DS9 Season 3: "Second Skin"
    DS9 Season 3: "Destiny"
    DS9 Season 4: "Crossfire"
    DS9 Season 4: "Accession"
    DS9 Season 4: "Broken Link"
    DS9 Season 5: "By Inferno's Light"
    DS9 Season 7: "Image in the Sand"
    DS9 Season 7: "Afterimage"
    VOY Season 1: "Time and Again"
    VOY Season 1: "Prime Factors"
    VOY Season 1: "Heroes and Demons"
    VOY Season 2: "Alliances"
    VOY Season 2: "Investigations"
    VOY Season 3: "The Chute"
    VOY Season 5: "Drone"
    VOY Season 5: "Counterpoint"
    VOY Season 6: "Virtuoso"
    ENT Season 1: "Sleeping Dogs"
     
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  3. The ABehrration

    The ABehrration Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Saving naked Picard ... uh, Chain of Command 2. I'm not as impressed by Landau than other directors, but this is one that shines: lots of tension, lots of smugness, lots of drama, carefully chose angles.

    TNG Season 1: "The Arsenal of Freedom"
    TNG Season 2: "The Schizoid Man"
    TNG Season 2: "Samaritan Snare"
    TNG Season 3: "The Survivors"
    TNG Season 3: "Deja Q"
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father"
    TNG Season 3: "Sarek"
    TNG Season 4: "Family"
    TNG Season 4: "Future Imperfect"
    TNG Season 4: "Clues"
    TNG Season 4: "Night Terrors"
    TNG Season 4: "Half a Life"
    TNG Season 5: "Ensign Ro"
    TNG Season 5: "Unification I"
    TNG Season 5: "Conundrum"
    TNG Season 5: "Time's Arrow, Part I"
    TNG Season 6: "Time's Arrow, Part II"
    TNG Season 6: "Tapestry"
    TNG Season 7: "Dark Page"
    TNG Season 7: "Bloodlines"
    DS9 Season 1: "Progress"
    DS9 Season 1: "The Forsaken"
    DS9 Season 2: "Invasive Procedures"
    DS9 Season 2: "Sanctuary"
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark"
    DS9 Season 3: "Second Skin"
    DS9 Season 3: "Destiny"
    DS9 Season 4: "Crossfire"
    DS9 Season 4: "Accession"
    DS9 Season 4: "Broken Link"
    DS9 Season 5: "By Inferno's Light"
    DS9 Season 7: "Image in the Sand"
    DS9 Season 7: "Afterimage"
    VOY Season 1: "Time and Again"
    VOY Season 1: "Prime Factors"
    VOY Season 1: "Heroes and Demons"
    VOY Season 2: "Alliances"
    VOY Season 2: "Investigations"
    VOY Season 3: "The Chute"
    VOY Season 5: "Drone"
    VOY Season 5: "Counterpoint"
    VOY Season 6: "Virtuoso"
    ENT Season 1: "Sleeping Dogs"
     
  4. Farscape One

    Farscape One Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'll start with "The Arsenal of Freedom".

    This has always been a favorite of mine. It utilizes the entire cast very, very well, something that was not done on TNG very often. This stands out even more because this season had the most main characters than the rest of TNG. (9 leads, with only Wesley being absent, but given the plot and how so well executed this was, it can totally be forgiven.)

    He clearly got off on the right foot in STAR TREK with how he directed this episode. Ending up with 45 episodes, you can easily see this happen when you watch this one.

    (His busiest year was the 1994-95 season... 3 episodes apiece of DS9 season 3 and VOYAGER season 1.)


    TNG Season 1: "The Arsenal of Freedom"
    TNG Season 2: "The Schizoid Man"
    TNG Season 2: "Samaritan Snare"
    TNG Season 3: "The Survivors"
    TNG Season 3: "Deja Q"
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father"
    TNG Season 3: "Sarek"
    TNG Season 4: "Family"
    TNG Season 4: "Future Imperfect"
    TNG Season 4: "Clues"
    TNG Season 4: "Night Terrors"
    TNG Season 4: "Half a Life"
    TNG Season 5: "Ensign Ro"
    TNG Season 5: "Unification I"
    TNG Season 5: "Conundrum"
    TNG Season 5: "Time's Arrow, Part I"
    TNG Season 6: "Time's Arrow, Part II"
    TNG Season 6: "Tapestry"
    TNG Season 7: "Dark Page"
    TNG Season 7: "Bloodlines"
    DS9 Season 1: "Progress"
    DS9 Season 1: "The Forsaken"
    DS9 Season 2: "Invasive Procedures"
    DS9 Season 2: "Sanctuary"
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark"
    DS9 Season 3: "Second Skin"
    DS9 Season 3: "Destiny"
    DS9 Season 4: "Crossfire"
    DS9 Season 4: "Accession"
    DS9 Season 4: "Broken Link"
    DS9 Season 5: "By Inferno's Light"
    DS9 Season 7: "Image in the Sand"
    DS9 Season 7: "Afterimage"
    VOY Season 1: "Time and Again"
    VOY Season 1: "Prime Factors"
    VOY Season 1: "Heroes and Demons"
    VOY Season 2: "Alliances"
    VOY Season 2: "Investigations"
    VOY Season 3: "The Chute"
    VOY Season 5: "Drone"
    VOY Season 5: "Counterpoint"
    VOY Season 6: "Virtuoso"
    ENT Season 1: "Sleeping Dogs"
     
  5. Sakonna

    Sakonna Commodore Commodore

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    "Time's Arrow, Part I" I am always saving this one. This time, I'm going to praise the excellent production values in Past San Francisco. This episode looked great, they did such strong work with all those exteriors.

    And that scene where the Devidians suck the life force out of the homeless man is creepy as fuck.

    TNG Season 2: "The Schizoid Man"
    TNG Season 2: "Samaritan Snare"
    TNG Season 3: "The Survivors"
    TNG Season 3: "Deja Q"
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father"
    TNG Season 3: "Sarek"
    TNG Season 4: "Family"
    TNG Season 4: "Future Imperfect"
    TNG Season 4: "Clues"
    TNG Season 4: "Night Terrors"
    TNG Season 4: "Half a Life"
    TNG Season 5: "Ensign Ro"
    TNG Season 5: "Unification I"
    TNG Season 5: "Conundrum"
    TNG Season 6: "Time's Arrow, Part II"
    TNG Season 6: "Tapestry"
    TNG Season 7: "Dark Page"
    TNG Season 7: "Bloodlines"
    DS9 Season 1: "Progress"
    DS9 Season 1: "The Forsaken"
    DS9 Season 2: "Invasive Procedures"
    DS9 Season 2: "Sanctuary"
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark"
    DS9 Season 3: "Second Skin"
    DS9 Season 3: "Destiny"
    DS9 Season 4: "Crossfire"
    DS9 Season 4: "Accession"
    DS9 Season 4: "Broken Link"
    DS9 Season 5: "By Inferno's Light"
    DS9 Season 7: "Image in the Sand"
    DS9 Season 7: "Afterimage"
    VOY Season 1: "Time and Again"
    VOY Season 1: "Prime Factors"
    VOY Season 1: "Heroes and Demons"
    VOY Season 2: "Alliances"
    VOY Season 2: "Investigations"
    VOY Season 3: "The Chute"
    VOY Season 5: "Drone"
    VOY Season 5: "Counterpoint"
    VOY Season 6: "Virtuoso"
    ENT Season 1: "Sleeping Dogs"
     
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  6. Jirin Actin Kinda Sus

    Jirin Actin Kinda Sus Admiral Admiral

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    Tapestry is the best TNG episode.

    TNG Season 2: "The Schizoid Man"
    TNG Season 2: "Samaritan Snare"
    TNG Season 3: "The Survivors"
    TNG Season 3: "Deja Q"
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father"
    TNG Season 3: "Sarek"
    TNG Season 4: "Family"
    TNG Season 4: "Future Imperfect"
    TNG Season 4: "Clues"
    TNG Season 4: "Night Terrors"
    TNG Season 4: "Half a Life"
    TNG Season 5: "Ensign Ro"
    TNG Season 5: "Unification I"
    TNG Season 5: "Conundrum"
    TNG Season 6: "Time's Arrow, Part II"
    TNG Season 7: "Dark Page"
    TNG Season 7: "Bloodlines"
    DS9 Season 1: "Progress"
    DS9 Season 1: "The Forsaken"
    DS9 Season 2: "Invasive Procedures"
    DS9 Season 2: "Sanctuary"
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark"
    DS9 Season 3: "Second Skin"
    DS9 Season 3: "Destiny"
    DS9 Season 4: "Crossfire"
    DS9 Season 4: "Accession"
    DS9 Season 4: "Broken Link"
    DS9 Season 5: "By Inferno's Light"
    DS9 Season 7: "Image in the Sand"
    DS9 Season 7: "Afterimage"
    VOY Season 1: "Time and Again"
    VOY Season 1: "Prime Factors"
    VOY Season 1: "Heroes and Demons"
    VOY Season 2: "Alliances"
    VOY Season 2: "Investigations"
    VOY Season 3: "The Chute"
    VOY Season 5: "Drone"
    VOY Season 5: "Counterpoint"
    VOY Season 6: "Virtuoso"
    ENT Season 1: "Sleeping Dogs"
     
  7. Farscape One

    Farscape One Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Qa'pla to "THE HOUSE OF QUARK"!

    When I was younger, I would have saved this for the Quark story, which I still really love. As I've gotten older, and being married, I am saving this episode because of the O'Brien story. He just wanted to make his wife happy, and even if it meant rarely seeing her for what ended up being over a year, he did everything he could to give her happiness. And Bashir gave one of the bedt pieces of advice he's ever said when he tells him about profession vs. hobby.


    TNG Season 2: "The Schizoid Man"
    TNG Season 2: "Samaritan Snare"
    TNG Season 3: "The Survivors"
    TNG Season 3: "Deja Q"
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father"
    TNG Season 3: "Sarek"
    TNG Season 4: "Family"
    TNG Season 4: "Future Imperfect"
    TNG Season 4: "Clues"
    TNG Season 4: "Night Terrors"
    TNG Season 4: "Half a Life"
    TNG Season 5: "Ensign Ro"
    TNG Season 5: "Unification I"
    TNG Season 5: "Conundrum"
    TNG Season 6: "Time's Arrow, Part II"
    TNG Season 7: "Dark Page"
    TNG Season 7: "Bloodlines"
    DS9 Season 1: "Progress"
    DS9 Season 1: "The Forsaken"
    DS9 Season 2: "Invasive Procedures"
    DS9 Season 2: "Sanctuary"
    DS9 Season 3: "Second Skin"
    DS9 Season 3: "Destiny"
    DS9 Season 4: "Crossfire"
    DS9 Season 4: "Accession"
    DS9 Season 4: "Broken Link"
    DS9 Season 5: "By Inferno's Light"
    DS9 Season 7: "Image in the Sand"
    DS9 Season 7: "Afterimage"
    VOY Season 1: "Time and Again"
    VOY Season 1: "Prime Factors"
    VOY Season 1: "Heroes and Demons"
    VOY Season 2: "Alliances"
    VOY Season 2: "Investigations"
    VOY Season 3: "The Chute"
    VOY Season 5: "Drone"
    VOY Season 5: "Counterpoint"
    VOY Season 6: "Virtuoso"
    ENT Season 1: "Sleeping Dogs"
     
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  8. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Watch out HYDRA - here we come! Premium Member

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    There are a lot of good episodes here. It seems a better list than Cliff Bole's, but then I imagine a lot of that is the luck of the draw in getting a quality episode to direct.

    After thinking about it for a little too long, I'll save Sarek as I don't think I've saved it yet (or for a while). :techman:

    Nah, there are loads of reasons to save this. The episode looks at the elderly, and what becomes of what to be people like us before illness reduces them to nothing that resembles what they have been for the majority of their life. A frightening prospect, and one that is played by Mark Lenard so well. Seeing a Vulcan in the throes of such emotional outburst is frankly shocking.

    Also excellent is Stewart. Picard is brave enough to take on the toll of Bendii Syndrome through a mind meld, and seeing him as a total wreck is very powerful.

    TNG Season 2: "The Schizoid Man"
    TNG Season 2: "Samaritan Snare"
    TNG Season 3: "The Survivors"
    TNG Season 3: "Deja Q"
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father"
    TNG Season 4: "Family"
    TNG Season 4: "Future Imperfect"
    TNG Season 4: "Clues"
    TNG Season 4: "Night Terrors"
    TNG Season 4: "Half a Life"
    TNG Season 5: "Ensign Ro"
    TNG Season 5: "Unification I"
    TNG Season 5: "Conundrum"
    TNG Season 6: "Time's Arrow, Part II"
    TNG Season 7: "Dark Page"
    TNG Season 7: "Bloodlines"
    DS9 Season 1: "Progress"
    DS9 Season 1: "The Forsaken"
    DS9 Season 2: "Invasive Procedures"
    DS9 Season 2: "Sanctuary"
    DS9 Season 3: "Second Skin"
    DS9 Season 3: "Destiny"
    DS9 Season 4: "Crossfire"
    DS9 Season 4: "Accession"
    DS9 Season 4: "Broken Link"
    DS9 Season 5: "By Inferno's Light"
    DS9 Season 7: "Image in the Sand"
    DS9 Season 7: "Afterimage"
    VOY Season 1: "Time and Again"
    VOY Season 1: "Prime Factors"
    VOY Season 1: "Heroes and Demons"
    VOY Season 2: "Alliances"
    VOY Season 2: "Investigations"
    VOY Season 3: "The Chute"
    VOY Season 5: "Drone"
    VOY Season 5: "Counterpoint"
    VOY Season 6: "Virtuoso"
    ENT Season 1: "Sleeping Dogs"
     
  9. Boo-rennyren

    Boo-rennyren Commodore Commodore

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    Saving "Family" once again -- what the hell, it's a tradition for me! -- for the powerful performances of Patrick Stewart and Jeremy Kemp, the charming performances of Theodore Bikel and Georgia Brown, and the rare pleasure (for TNG) of seeing a follow-up to episodes that really, really called for follow-up.

    TNG Season 2: "The Schizoid Man"
    TNG Season 2: "Samaritan Snare"
    TNG Season 3: "The Survivors"
    TNG Season 3: "Deja Q"
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father"
    TNG Season 4: "Future Imperfect"
    TNG Season 4: "Clues"
    TNG Season 4: "Night Terrors"
    TNG Season 4: "Half a Life"
    TNG Season 5: "Ensign Ro"
    TNG Season 5: "Unification I"
    TNG Season 5: "Conundrum"
    TNG Season 6: "Time's Arrow, Part II"
    TNG Season 7: "Dark Page"
    TNG Season 7: "Bloodlines"
    DS9 Season 1: "Progress"
    DS9 Season 1: "The Forsaken"
    DS9 Season 2: "Invasive Procedures"
    DS9 Season 2: "Sanctuary"
    DS9 Season 3: "Second Skin"
    DS9 Season 3: "Destiny"
    DS9 Season 4: "Crossfire"
    DS9 Season 4: "Accession"
    DS9 Season 4: "Broken Link"
    DS9 Season 5: "By Inferno's Light"
    DS9 Season 7: "Image in the Sand"
    DS9 Season 7: "Afterimage"
    VOY Season 1: "Time and Again"
    VOY Season 1: "Prime Factors"
    VOY Season 1: "Heroes and Demons"
    VOY Season 2: "Alliances"
    VOY Season 2: "Investigations"
    VOY Season 3: "The Chute"
    VOY Season 5: "Drone"
    VOY Season 5: "Counterpoint"
    VOY Season 6: "Virtuoso"
    ENT Season 1: "Sleeping Dogs"
     
  10. Qonundrum

    Qonundrum Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I can never get this one out of my head...

    TNG Season 3: "The Survivors"

    The plot is bare bones, which means the atmosphere has to make up the difference. The atmosphere accomplishes this, and then some - and comes.

    It's a unique horror/action story with a great twist.

    The location work is simply magnificent. There's no feel of "20th century" whatsoever; kudos to the architect who build that house.

    Really great acting from John Anderson and Anne Haney more than seal the deal.

    It's definitely a go-to episode, as well as being exemplary of TNG's refined style that season three introduced.

    What's left:
    TNG Season 2: "The Schizoid Man"
    TNG Season 2: "Samaritan Snare"
    TNG Season 3: "Deja Q"
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father"
    TNG Season 4: "Future Imperfect"
    TNG Season 4: "Clues"
    TNG Season 4: "Night Terrors"
    TNG Season 4: "Half a Life"
    TNG Season 5: "Ensign Ro"
    TNG Season 5: "Unification I"
    TNG Season 5: "Conundrum"
    TNG Season 6: "Time's Arrow, Part II"
    TNG Season 7: "Dark Page"
    TNG Season 7: "Bloodlines"
    DS9 Season 1: "Progress"
    DS9 Season 1: "The Forsaken"
    DS9 Season 2: "Invasive Procedures"
    DS9 Season 2: "Sanctuary"
    DS9 Season 3: "Second Skin"
    DS9 Season 3: "Destiny"
    DS9 Season 4: "Crossfire"
    DS9 Season 4: "Accession"
    DS9 Season 4: "Broken Link"
    DS9 Season 5: "By Inferno's Light"
    DS9 Season 7: "Image in the Sand"
    DS9 Season 7: "Afterimage"
    VOY Season 1: "Time and Again"
    VOY Season 1: "Prime Factors"
    VOY Season 1: "Heroes and Demons"
    VOY Season 2: "Alliances"
    VOY Season 2: "Investigations"
    VOY Season 3: "The Chute"
    VOY Season 5: "Drone"
    VOY Season 5: "Counterpoint"
    VOY Season 6: "Virtuoso"
    ENT Season 1: "Sleeping Dogs"
     
  11. Sakonna

    Sakonna Commodore Commodore

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    I will finish up my save of "Time's Arrow" with Part II. Honestly, my only significant complaint was that this was not a three-parter.

    TNG Season 2: "The Schizoid Man"
    TNG Season 2: "Samaritan Snare"
    TNG Season 3: "Deja Q"
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father"
    TNG Season 4: "Future Imperfect"
    TNG Season 4: "Clues"
    TNG Season 4: "Night Terrors"
    TNG Season 4: "Half a Life"
    TNG Season 5: "Ensign Ro"
    TNG Season 5: "Unification I"
    TNG Season 5: "Conundrum"
    TNG Season 7: "Dark Page"
    TNG Season 7: "Bloodlines"
    DS9 Season 1: "Progress"
    DS9 Season 1: "The Forsaken"
    DS9 Season 2: "Invasive Procedures"
    DS9 Season 2: "Sanctuary"
    DS9 Season 3: "Second Skin"
    DS9 Season 3: "Destiny"
    DS9 Season 4: "Crossfire"
    DS9 Season 4: "Accession"
    DS9 Season 4: "Broken Link"
    DS9 Season 5: "By Inferno's Light"
    DS9 Season 7: "Image in the Sand"
    DS9 Season 7: "Afterimage"
    VOY Season 1: "Time and Again"
    VOY Season 1: "Prime Factors"
    VOY Season 1: "Heroes and Demons"
    VOY Season 2: "Alliances"
    VOY Season 2: "Investigations"
    VOY Season 3: "The Chute"
    VOY Season 5: "Drone"
    VOY Season 5: "Counterpoint"
    VOY Season 6: "Virtuoso"
    ENT Season 1: "Sleeping Dogs"
     
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  12. ananta

    ananta Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Saving DS9 “By Inferno’s Light”. DS9 was at the peak of its powers and this episode changed the entire canvas. Lots of great moments, including Sisko’s exchange with Gowron: “Where the tides of fortune take us no man can know.” “They are tricky, those tides.” This began the slow build up to the stunningly brilliant season finale, one of the best runs of episodes Trek ever had.

    TNG Season 2: "The Schizoid Man"
    TNG Season 2: "Samaritan Snare"
    TNG Season 3: "Deja Q"
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father"
    TNG Season 4: "Future Imperfect"
    TNG Season 4: "Clues"
    TNG Season 4: "Night Terrors"
    TNG Season 4: "Half a Life"
    TNG Season 5: "Ensign Ro"
    TNG Season 5: "Unification I"
    TNG Season 5: "Conundrum"
    TNG Season 7: "Dark Page"
    TNG Season 7: "Bloodlines"
    DS9 Season 1: "Progress"
    DS9 Season 1: "The Forsaken"
    DS9 Season 2: "Invasive Procedures"
    DS9 Season 2: "Sanctuary"
    DS9 Season 3: "Second Skin"
    DS9 Season 3: "Destiny"
    DS9 Season 4: "Crossfire"
    DS9 Season 4: "Accession"
    DS9 Season 4: "Broken Link"
    DS9 Season 7: "Image in the Sand"
    DS9 Season 7: "Afterimage"
    VOY Season 1: "Time and Again"
    VOY Season 1: "Prime Factors"
    VOY Season 1: "Heroes and Demons"
    VOY Season 2: "Alliances"
    VOY Season 2: "Investigations"
    VOY Season 3: "The Chute"
    VOY Season 5: "Drone"
    VOY Season 5: "Counterpoint"
    VOY Season 6: "Virtuoso"
    ENT Season 1: "Sleeping Dogs"
     
  13. Qonundrum

    Qonundrum Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Hey look, it's Cousin Oliver Olivia! Hey gang, let's go and meet her!

    TNG Season 5: "Ensign Ro"

    Except this show isn't "The Brady Bunch", despite being so in outer space.

    Michelle Forbes is perfectly cast as the new thorn in the Enterprise's bush.

    What's even more cool is how Guinan is the first to jump in and do the right thing. Here's a snippet of the episode:


    TOS was about differences in attitudes and getting along and even being friends despite them (something DS9 did a bit better but the more stylized and theatrical style of The Big Three's bickering is hardly without its merits, especially as more naturalistic acting replaced "theater" style that was the norm decades earlier!). But this episode pretty much reminds the audience how much of a clique TNG could be at times (with Ro being her own clique, as well as the Bridge Crew being theirs). Only this time it's used to great benefit.


    What's left:

    TNG Season 2: "The Schizoid Man"
    TNG Season 2: "Samaritan Snare"
    TNG Season 3: "Deja Q"
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father"
    TNG Season 4: "Future Imperfect"
    TNG Season 4: "Clues"
    TNG Season 4: "Night Terrors"
    TNG Season 4: "Half a Life"
    TNG Season 5: "Ensign Ro"
    TNG Season 5: "Unification I"
    TNG Season 5: "Conundrum"
    TNG Season 7: "Dark Page"
    TNG Season 7: "Bloodlines"
    DS9 Season 1: "Progress"
    DS9 Season 1: "The Forsaken"
    DS9 Season 2: "Invasive Procedures"
    DS9 Season 2: "Sanctuary"
    DS9 Season 3: "Second Skin"
    DS9 Season 3: "Destiny"
    DS9 Season 4: "Crossfire"
    DS9 Season 4: "Accession"
    DS9 Season 4: "Broken Link"
    DS9 Season 7: "Image in the Sand"
    DS9 Season 7: "Afterimage"
    VOY Season 1: "Time and Again"
    VOY Season 1: "Prime Factors"
    VOY Season 1: "Heroes and Demons"
    VOY Season 2: "Alliances"
    VOY Season 2: "Investigations"
    VOY Season 3: "The Chute"
    VOY Season 5: "Drone"
    VOY Season 5: "Counterpoint"
    VOY Season 6: "Virtuoso"
    ENT Season 1: "Sleeping Dogs"
     
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  14. Sakonna

    Sakonna Commodore Commodore

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    I'll next save "Half A Life", a quite beautifully done episode. Everything is clicking in this one. The moral dilemma is compelling, Majel Barrett delivers one of her best performances, the ROTW actually works thanks to excellent chemistry and clever writing, and Michelle Forbes makes her first contribution to the Trekverse.

    TNG Season 2: "The Schizoid Man"
    TNG Season 2: "Samaritan Snare"
    TNG Season 3: "Deja Q"
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father"
    TNG Season 4: "Future Imperfect"
    TNG Season 4: "Clues"
    TNG Season 4: "Night Terrors"
    TNG Season 5: "Ensign Ro"
    TNG Season 5: "Unification I"
    TNG Season 5: "Conundrum"
    TNG Season 7: "Dark Page"
    TNG Season 7: "Bloodlines"
    DS9 Season 1: "Progress"
    DS9 Season 1: "The Forsaken"
    DS9 Season 2: "Invasive Procedures"
    DS9 Season 2: "Sanctuary"
    DS9 Season 3: "Second Skin"
    DS9 Season 3: "Destiny"
    DS9 Season 4: "Crossfire"
    DS9 Season 4: "Accession"
    DS9 Season 4: "Broken Link"
    DS9 Season 7: "Image in the Sand"
    DS9 Season 7: "Afterimage"
    VOY Season 1: "Time and Again"
    VOY Season 1: "Prime Factors"
    VOY Season 1: "Heroes and Demons"
    VOY Season 2: "Alliances"
    VOY Season 2: "Investigations"
    VOY Season 3: "The Chute"
    VOY Season 5: "Drone"
    VOY Season 5: "Counterpoint"
    VOY Season 6: "Virtuoso"
    ENT Season 1: "Sleeping Dogs"
     
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  15. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Watch out HYDRA - here we come! Premium Member

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    Deja Q is the funniest use of Q in the franchise, in my opinion.

    Guinan stabbing Q with a fork to check if he's mortal is a brilliant moment, and of course in response to him asking what he has to do to prove his mortality, Worf utters, "Die." And the equally hilarious, "Oh very good Worf. Eat any good books lately?"

    TNG Season 2: "The Schizoid Man"
    TNG Season 2: "Samaritan Snare"
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father"
    TNG Season 4: "Future Imperfect"
    TNG Season 4: "Clues"
    TNG Season 4: "Night Terrors"
    TNG Season 5: "Unification I"
    TNG Season 5: "Conundrum"
    TNG Season 7: "Dark Page"
    TNG Season 7: "Bloodlines"
    DS9 Season 1: "Progress"
    DS9 Season 1: "The Forsaken"
    DS9 Season 2: "Invasive Procedures"
    DS9 Season 2: "Sanctuary"
    DS9 Season 3: "Second Skin"
    DS9 Season 3: "Destiny"
    DS9 Season 4: "Crossfire"
    DS9 Season 4: "Accession"
    DS9 Season 4: "Broken Link"
    DS9 Season 7: "Image in the Sand"
    DS9 Season 7: "Afterimage"
    VOY Season 1: "Time and Again"
    VOY Season 1: "Prime Factors"
    VOY Season 1: "Heroes and Demons"
    VOY Season 2: "Alliances"
    VOY Season 2: "Investigations"
    VOY Season 3: "The Chute"
    VOY Season 5: "Drone"
    VOY Season 5: "Counterpoint"
    VOY Season 6: "Virtuoso"
    ENT Season 1: "Sleeping Dogs"
     
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  16. Jirin Actin Kinda Sus

    Jirin Actin Kinda Sus Admiral Admiral

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    Removing Broken Link. It was between that and Sins Of The Father. Broken Link really gives depth to Founder society, and the way they reacted to the unprecedented act of internal violence. Then Garak's actions in the episode.

    TNG Season 2: "The Schizoid Man"
    TNG Season 2: "Samaritan Snare"
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father"
    TNG Season 4: "Future Imperfect"
    TNG Season 4: "Clues"
    TNG Season 4: "Night Terrors"
    TNG Season 5: "Unification I"
    TNG Season 5: "Conundrum"
    TNG Season 7: "Dark Page"
    TNG Season 7: "Bloodlines"
    DS9 Season 1: "Progress"
    DS9 Season 1: "The Forsaken"
    DS9 Season 2: "Invasive Procedures"
    DS9 Season 2: "Sanctuary"
    DS9 Season 3: "Second Skin"
    DS9 Season 3: "Destiny"
    DS9 Season 4: "Crossfire"
    DS9 Season 4: "Accession"
    DS9 Season 7: "Image in the Sand"
    DS9 Season 7: "Afterimage"
    VOY Season 1: "Time and Again"
    VOY Season 1: "Prime Factors"
    VOY Season 1: "Heroes and Demons"
    VOY Season 2: "Alliances"
    VOY Season 2: "Investigations"
    VOY Season 3: "The Chute"
    VOY Season 5: "Drone"
    VOY Season 5: "Counterpoint"
    VOY Season 6: "Virtuoso"
    ENT Season 1: "Sleeping Dogs"
     
  17. Qonundrum

    Qonundrum Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Number Six, where are you?

    TNG Season 2: "The Schizoid Man"

    (the title was in homage to "The Prisoner", starring Patrck McGoohan from 1968)

    I forgot about the ending,. Where Graves-as-Data transfers his memory into Enterprise's computer. Only this time his soul did not travel with it.

    The idea of a human soul being in a computer is very well-handled. Better than TOS attempt in "What are little girls made of" and in some ways better than the Doctor Who story "Four to Doomsday", which uses the same theme but in a different way. The journey of Graves as Data was surprisingly compelling. His unwittingly hurting Kareen being the catalyst behind his decision to vacate Data, having realized more than he ever bargained for (and good continuity with Data being strong, given how he pummeled Worf badly in a turbolift, in a tense scene in "Datalore", another wonderfully largely well-directed episode...)

    The other issue is season 2's running theme/arc, exploring the what-if regarding Data being a sentient being and in an innovative take... this is rather an unsung little story and a good one.

    Was "Graves" a bit of dark humor, given his corporeal body is floating in space but his soul and memories are just data in the ship's computer? And it's a shame they didn't hint at this in later episodes; even one where Graves had an insight that their computer banks may not otherwise have had recorded. But the information may have been categorized obfuscated, with the crew only knowing Graves put his brains in there to rest. (But on paper this would be a semi-naff development; sometimes a sequel is best not made no matter how noble. Even "Emergence" may have been better off not mentioning this. Then again, "Graves" is mentioned in that episode, albeit in its direct form of "place where corpse is buried", as an act by Data to mimic, so that may have been their attempt - albeit a slightly shrouded one.)

    The plot is straightforward, but the themes it explores are meaty enough - I've always enjoyed the episode and even some of the quirkiness within.

    What's left:
    TNG Season 2: "Samaritan Snare"
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father"
    TNG Season 4: "Future Imperfect"
    TNG Season 4: "Clues"
    TNG Season 4: "Night Terrors"
    TNG Season 5: "Unification I"
    TNG Season 5: "Conundrum"
    TNG Season 7: "Dark Page"
    TNG Season 7: "Bloodlines"
    DS9 Season 1: "Progress"
    DS9 Season 1: "The Forsaken"
    DS9 Season 2: "Invasive Procedures"
    DS9 Season 2: "Sanctuary"
    DS9 Season 3: "Second Skin"
    DS9 Season 3: "Destiny"
    DS9 Season 4: "Crossfire"
    DS9 Season 4: "Accession"
    DS9 Season 7: "Image in the Sand"
    DS9 Season 7: "Afterimage"
    VOY Season 1: "Time and Again"
    VOY Season 1: "Prime Factors"
    VOY Season 1: "Heroes and Demons"
    VOY Season 2: "Alliances"
    VOY Season 2: "Investigations"
    VOY Season 3: "The Chute"
    VOY Season 5: "Drone"
    VOY Season 5: "Counterpoint"
    VOY Season 6: "Virtuoso"
    ENT Season 1: "Sleeping Dogs"
     
  18. Farscape One

    Farscape One Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    "PROGRESS" progresses off this list.

    Kira was definitely the standout character of DS9 season 1, and this episode was another pivotal one for her growth arc.

    Excellent guest casting, great script ny Peter Allan Fields, and brilliant performance by Nana Visitor. And Les did a fantastic job making the episode actually feel like it's moving, not static... especially if you look at the dialogue on paper. (Very similar to why "MELD" worked so well, too.)

    TNG Season 2: "The Schizoid Man"
    TNG Season 2: "Samaritan Snare"
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father"
    TNG Season 4: "Future Imperfect"
    TNG Season 4: "Clues"
    TNG Season 4: "Night Terrors"
    TNG Season 5: "Unification I"
    TNG Season 5: "Conundrum"
    TNG Season 7: "Dark Page"
    TNG Season 7: "Bloodlines"
    DS9 Season 1: "The Forsaken"
    DS9 Season 2: "Invasive Procedures"
    DS9 Season 2: "Sanctuary"
    DS9 Season 3: "Second Skin"
    DS9 Season 3: "Destiny"
    DS9 Season 4: "Crossfire"
    DS9 Season 4: "Accession"
    DS9 Season 7: "Image in the Sand"
    DS9 Season 7: "Afterimage"
    VOY Season 1: "Time and Again"
    VOY Season 1: "Prime Factors"
    VOY Season 1: "Heroes and Demons"
    VOY Season 2: "Alliances"
    VOY Season 2: "Investigations"
    VOY Season 3: "The Chute"
    VOY Season 5: "Drone"
    VOY Season 5: "Counterpoint"
    VOY Season 6: "Virtuoso"
    ENT Season 1: "Sleeping Dogs"
     
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  19. Farscape One

    Farscape One Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I love THE PRISONER! And it was a nice nod, Cutie.

    I used to think that the whole reason "Emergence" happened with the computer getting that way was because of the Graves download. That episode explained the 'how', but I always figured what made the Enterprise computer special were things like that which happened to it, which for me fills in the 'why' blank.
     
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  20. Sakonna

    Sakonna Commodore Commodore

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    I really enjoyed "The Forsaken." It was cool to see Lwaxana in a new context, and her three-episode arc with Odo is a wonderful one. I also think Bashir's asshole-ambassadors subplot is fun, I love that sequence where they're first trapped by the fireball in the corridor.

    TNG Season 2: "Samaritan Snare"
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father"
    TNG Season 4: "Future Imperfect"
    TNG Season 4: "Clues"
    TNG Season 4: "Night Terrors"
    TNG Season 5: "Unification I"
    TNG Season 5: "Conundrum"
    TNG Season 7: "Dark Page"
    TNG Season 7: "Bloodlines"
    DS9 Season 2: "Invasive Procedures"
    DS9 Season 2: "Sanctuary"
    DS9 Season 3: "Second Skin"
    DS9 Season 3: "Destiny"
    DS9 Season 4: "Crossfire"
    DS9 Season 4: "Accession"
    DS9 Season 7: "Image in the Sand"
    DS9 Season 7: "Afterimage"
    VOY Season 1: "Time and Again"
    VOY Season 1: "Prime Factors"
    VOY Season 1: "Heroes and Demons"
    VOY Season 2: "Alliances"
    VOY Season 2: "Investigations"
    VOY Season 3: "The Chute"
    VOY Season 5: "Drone"
    VOY Season 5: "Counterpoint"
    VOY Season 6: "Virtuoso"
    ENT Season 1: "Sleeping Dogs"