The Most Disliked Episode of ENTERPRISE - Final Round...

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Enterprise' started by Farscape One, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Farscape One

    Farscape One Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Here we have the winners and runners up of each season:

    Season One: "OASIS"
    Wild Card: "TERRA NOVA"
    Season Two: "PRECIOUS CARGO"
    Wild Card: "VANISHING POINT
    Season Three: "EXTINCTION"
    Wild Card: "EXILE"
    Season Four: "THESE ARE THE VOYAGES..."
    Wild Card: "BOUND"

    So now it is time for the final part.

    *RULES*

    Give what you consider to be the best/your most favorite episode ONE point, and briefly explain WHY. Be sure to copy and paste the list with your point added. When an episode reaches 4 points, it is eliminated. Then a NEW round begins (in this thread) with the numbers restored to 0. Vote ONCE per round. And enjoy! :bolian:
     
  2. Farscape One

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    I will start the Final Round by giving a point to "BOUND". It had a nice twist about Orion culture. And the episode was NOT boring. All the others left are either boring, a cheap copy of an episode from another series, or just abysmal.


    "OASIS" - 0
    "TERRA NOVA" - 0
    "PRECIOUS CARGO" - 0
    "VANISHING POINT" - 0
    "EXTINCTION" - 0
    "EXILE" - 0
    "THESE ARE THE VOYAGES..." - 0
    "BOUND" - 1
     
  3. BigDaveX

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    Oasis. It may be a blatant copy of DS9’s “Shadowplay”, but I still think it’s the most watchable episode from this list.

    "OASIS" - 1
    "TERRA NOVA" - 0
    "PRECIOUS CARGO" - 0
    "VANISHING POINT" - 0
    "EXTINCTION" - 0
    "EXILE" - 0
    "THESE ARE THE VOYAGES..." - 0
    "BOUND" - 1
     
  4. Seven of Five

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    I'll vote for Oasis as well. It's clearly inferior to Shadowplay, but I would watch it ahead of the rest.

    OASIS" - 2
    "TERRA NOVA" - 0
    "PRECIOUS CARGO" - 0
    "VANISHING POINT" - 0
    "EXTINCTION" - 0
    "EXILE" - 0
    "THESE ARE THE VOYAGES..." - 0
    "BOUND" - 1
     
  5. Sakonna

    Sakonna Commodore Commodore

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    "Bound" is not good, but I appreciate the audacious ridiculousness of it's attempts to retrofit the Orions for modern audiences.

    "OASIS" - 2
    "TERRA NOVA" - 0
    "PRECIOUS CARGO" - 0
    "VANISHING POINT" - 0
    "EXTINCTION" - 0
    "EXILE" - 0
    "THESE ARE THE VOYAGES..." - 0
    "BOUND" - 2
     
  6. Discofan

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    Adding a point to "OASIS", if only for René Auberjonois's performance.

    "OASIS" - 3
    "TERRA NOVA" - 0
    "PRECIOUS CARGO" - 0
    "VANISHING POINT" - 0
    "EXTINCTION" - 0
    "EXILE" - 0
    "THESE ARE THE VOYAGES..." - 0
    "BOUND" - 2
     
  7. sekundant

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    I give my point at this round for BOUND, for the dance of Orion females, who danced very good for non-professional dancers, Orion males for their matriarchal society and for the acting of Blaloc and Trinneer at the kiss scene.

    "OASIS" - 3
    "TERRA NOVA" - 0
    "PRECIOUS CARGO" - 0
    "VANISHING POINT" - 0
    "EXTINCTION" - 0
    "EXILE" - 0
    "THESE ARE THE VOYAGES..." - 0
    "BOUND" - 3
     
  8. Discofan

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    Is there anyone left to break the tie?
     
  9. BigDaveX

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    We wait 48 hours to find out - and if not, then Oasis gets saved, as it got three votes before Bound did.
     
  10. Farscape One

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    That is correct.
     
  11. HopefulRomantic

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    I shall save BOUND. Great costumes and makeup, William Lucking as Harrad-Sar, the updated Orion look, the reversal about the men being the slaves, and yes, that Trip/T'Pol kiss, I waited a loooooong time for that.

    "OASIS" - 0
    "TERRA NOVA" - 0
    "PRECIOUS CARGO" - 0
    "VANISHING POINT" - 0
    "EXTINCTION" - 0
    "EXILE" - 0
    "THESE ARE THE VOYAGES..." - 0
     
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  12. Discofan

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    I'll give my point to "Oasis" for the same reason as before.

    "OASIS" - 1
    "TERRA NOVA" - 0
    "PRECIOUS CARGO" - 0
    "VANISHING POINT" - 0
    "EXTINCTION" - 0
    "EXILE" - 0
    "THESE ARE THE VOYAGES..." - 0
     
  13. Sakonna

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    I really can't stand "Oasis", but I can get on board with giving that a point just for Rene Auberjonois.

    Eeesh, what a list. These episodes are as terrible as the Voyager finalists! It's going to be truly difficult to choose among them as the game goes on.

    "OASIS" - 2
    "TERRA NOVA" - 0
    "PRECIOUS CARGO" - 0
    "VANISHING POINT" - 0
    "EXTINCTION" - 0
    "EXILE" - 0
    "THESE ARE THE VOYAGES..." - 0
     
  14. BigDaveX

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    Oasis again, since it’s one of two episodes here that I think is more dull than outright bad.

    "OASIS" - 3
    "TERRA NOVA" - 0
    "PRECIOUS CARGO" - 0
    "VANISHING POINT" - 0
    "EXTINCTION" - 0
    "EXILE" - 0
    "THESE ARE THE VOYAGES..." - 0
     
  15. sekundant

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    Ehmm, before I go through with my point I want to say something. If we consider the original list with the main figures of episodes:

    OASIS -- Trip
    TERRA NOVA - Archer /maybe + Malcolm
    PRECIOUS CARGO -- Trip
    VANISHING POINT -- Hoshi
    EXTINCTION - Archer +Malcolm+ Hoshi+ T'Pol+ Phlox
    EXILE -- Hoshi
    THESE ARE THE VOYAGES...-- Trip+Archer+T'Pol
    BOUND --Archer+Malcolm+ Trip+T'Pol

    Well, we can say whole ENT is dominated by big three similar to TOS and it is normal Archer+Trip+T'Pol often involved in good/bad stories. Nevertheless, it is clear something went wrong with Trip and Hoshi focused episodes according to this list. What do you think? Shall we discuss it in this thread or begin with the new one?

    OASIS is saved for DS9 homage (Shadowplay and Auberjonois) So:

    "TERRA NOVA" - 0
    "PRECIOUS CARGO" - 0
    "VANISHING POINT" - 0
    "EXTINCTION" - 0
    "EXILE" - 0
    "THESE ARE THE VOYAGES..." - 0
     
  16. BigDaveX

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    I said in my previous post that I thought two of the stories here were just dull rather than outright bad. Exile is the other one, so I’ll vote for it.

    "TERRA NOVA" - 0
    "PRECIOUS CARGO" - 0
    "VANISHING POINT" - 0
    "EXTINCTION" - 0
    "EXILE" - 1
    "THESE ARE THE VOYAGES..." - 0
     
  17. Farscape One

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    My vote this round goes to "EXILE". I agree, it was a dull episode, not bad... though dull in the entertainment industry can mean exactly that. Plus... it's honestly the only episode left that isn't terrible or insulting.

    "TERRA NOVA" - 0
    "PRECIOUS CARGO" - 0
    "VANISHING POINT" - 0
    "EXTINCTION" - 0
    "EXILE" - 2
    "THESE ARE THE VOYAGES..." - 0
     
  18. Sakonna

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    I agree, the other 5 here I think could all be worthy co-winners, and "Exile" is a hair better. I enjoy the riddle of: why is this castle with a single occupant entirely lit by torches? Does he go around and light them all himself all the time? Who supplies the candles? Are the candles all just one of Tarquin's illusions, and they are actually walking around in the dark the whole time?

    "TERRA NOVA" - 0
    "PRECIOUS CARGO" - 0
    "VANISHING POINT" - 0
    "EXTINCTION" - 0
    "EXILE" - 3
    "THESE ARE THE VOYAGES..." - 0

    I dunno, for my money Mayweather is the one where every time he comes to the fore, the episode fails. The only one that kind of escapes that curse is "Detained." There are a lot of lousy Trip episodes, but I think that's more a function of Enterprise being a show that is (at least) half lousy episodes, and with Trip being one of the most featured leads...

    Hoshi I think gets tripped up the same way Troi and Beverly always did on TNG, the writers had trouble imagining her in anything that wasn't an insipid Lady Story. The best example being that hideous B plot in "Silent Enemy"...

    "The crew faces imminent death from an unstoppable enemy; meanwhile, the woman organizes cake for an office birthday."
     
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  19. Seven of Five

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    I'll save Exile, with it's slightly decent romance.

    I'll start the next round of voting with Vanishing Point. I find it amiable enough, before it falls away with the silly ending.

    "TERRA NOVA" - 0
    "PRECIOUS CARGO" - 0
    "VANISHING POINT" - 1
    "EXTINCTION" - 0
    "THESE ARE THE VOYAGES..." - 0
     
  20. BigDaveX

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    Yes, Vanishing Point is a mediocre rehash of The Next Phase for sure, but I don’t think its reputation would be anywhere near as bad if not for its ending.

    "TERRA NOVA" - 0
    "PRECIOUS CARGO" - 0
    "VANISHING POINT" - 2
    "EXTINCTION" - 0
    "THESE ARE THE VOYAGES..." - 0