The MOST Disliked Episode of STAR TREK - Season One...

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  1. Farscape One

    Farscape One Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    This is a twist on a game that is played here, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I am very curious to see the results.

    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 most 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. Finally, wait six hours and 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:

    Hall of Champions (or Failures?)
    2011 - AND THE CHILDREN SHALL LEAD
    2018 - AND THE CHILDREN SHALL LEAD


    Season One

    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE
    THE NAKED TIME
    THE ENEMY WITHIN
    MUDD'S WOMEN
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    MIRI
    DAGGER OF THE MIND
    THE CORBOMITE MANEUVER
    THE MENAGERIE PART I
    THE MENAGERIE PART II
    THE CONSCIENCE OF THE KING
    BALANCE OF TERROR
    SHORE LEAVE
    THE GALILEO SEVEN
    THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS
    ARENA
    TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY
    COURT MARTIAL
    THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS
    SPACE SEED
    A TASTE OF ARMAGEDDON
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    THE DEVIL IN THE DARK
    ERRAND OF MERCY
    THE ALTERNATIVE FACTOR
    THE CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!
     
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  2. Farscape One

    Farscape One Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I will get the ball rolling by eliminating "BALANCE OF TERROR". This was an excellent episode that was showing Kirk's strategic skill at his best. This is a gem of an episode in a season full of gems. One of my personal favorites of the series.


    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE
    THE NAKED TIME
    THE ENEMY WITHIN
    MUDD'S WOMEN
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    MIRI
    DAGGER OF THE MIND
    THE CORBOMITE MANEUVER
    THE MENAGERIE PART I
    THE MENAGERIE PART II
    THE CONSCIENCE OF THE KING
    SHORE LEAVE
    THE GALILEO SEVEN
    THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS
    ARENA
    TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY
    COURT MARTIAL
    THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS
    SPACE SEED
    A TASTE OF ARMAGEDDON
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    THE DEVIL IN THE DARK
    ERRAND OF MERCY
    THE ALTERNATIVE FACTOR
    THE CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!
     
  3. Spock's Barber

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    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE
    THE NAKED TIME
    THE ENEMY WITHIN
    MUDD'S WOMEN
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    MIRI
    DAGGER OF THE MIND
    THE CORBOMITE MANEUVER
    THE MENAGERIE PART I
    THE MENAGERIE PART II
    THE CONSCIENCE OF THE KING
    THE GALILEO SEVEN
    THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS
    ARENA
    TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY
    COURT MARTIAL
    THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS
    SPACE SEED
    A TASTE OF ARMAGEDDON
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    THE DEVIL IN THE DARK
    ERRAND OF MERCY
    THE ALTERNATIVE FACTOR
    THE CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!

    Shore Leave takes a shore leave. I still enjoy watching this episode. I think it is one of the best of TOS.
     
  4. Phaser Two

    Phaser Two Captain Captain

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    I'll remove Return of the Archons. Classic Kirk v. Computer, landing party dress up, search for lost vessel. Shatner is outstanding.
     
  5. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    "The Galileo Seven" for cementing Spock's character.

    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE
    THE NAKED TIME
    THE ENEMY WITHIN
    MUDD'S WOMEN
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    MIRI
    DAGGER OF THE MIND
    THE CORBOMITE MANEUVER
    THE MENAGERIE PART I
    THE MENAGERIE PART II
    THE CONSCIENCE OF THE KING
    THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS
    ARENA
    TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY
    COURT MARTIAL
    SPACE SEED
    A TASTE OF ARMAGEDDON
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    THE DEVIL IN THE DARK
    ERRAND OF MERCY
    THE ALTERNATIVE FACTOR
    THE CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!
     
  6. feek61

    feek61 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I will add another for "Corbomite Manuever" one of my favorite episodes (can we just say "The Alternative Factor wins and save everyone a bunch of time?).

    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE
    THE NAKED TIME
    THE ENEMY WITHIN
    MUDD'S WOMEN
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    MIRI
    DAGGER OF THE MIND
    THE MENAGERIE PART I
    THE MENAGERIE PART II
    THE CONSCIENCE OF THE KING
    THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS
    ARENA
    TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY
    COURT MARTIAL
    SPACE SEED
    A TASTE OF ARMAGEDDON
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    THE DEVIL IN THE DARK
    ERRAND OF MERCY
    THE ALTERNATIVE FACTOR
    THE CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!
     
  7. T'Bonz

    T'Bonz Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

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    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE
    THE NAKED TIME
    THE ENEMY WITHIN
    MUDD'S WOMEN
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    MIRI
    DAGGER OF THE MIND
    THE MENAGERIE PART I
    THE MENAGERIE PART II
    THE CONSCIENCE OF THE KING
    THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS
    ARENA
    TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY
    COURT MARTIAL
    SPACE SEED
    A TASTE OF ARMAGEDDON
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    THE DEVIL IN THE DARK
    ERRAND OF MERCY
    THE ALTERNATIVE FACTOR
    THE CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER


    Bye, bye, Operation: Annihilate. Good tense story.
     
  8. BlueStuff

    BlueStuff Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Thanks for starting this version, Farscape. By the way, we actually did this format once already so we do have episodes to place in the Hall of Failures. I've gone back to my oldest threads and found the 2011 winners (losers) for each show, for your benefit:

    The Original Series: And the Children Shall Lead
    The Next Generation: Shades of Gray
    Deep Space Nine: Profit and Lace
    Voyager: The Fight
    Enterprise: Terra Nova
     
  9. BlueStuff

    BlueStuff Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It's a lot easier to save episodes you like. I'll rescue THE CONSCIENCE OF THE KING because it's an excellent story filled with Shakespeare references. It's a delight to watch Kirk so determined to see justice done.

    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE
    THE NAKED TIME
    THE ENEMY WITHIN
    MUDD'S WOMEN
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    MIRI
    DAGGER OF THE MIND
    THE MENAGERIE PART I
    THE MENAGERIE PART II
    THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS
    ARENA
    TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY
    COURT MARTIAL
    SPACE SEED
    A TASTE OF ARMAGEDDON
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    THE DEVIL IN THE DARK
    ERRAND OF MERCY
    THE ALTERNATIVE FACTOR
    THE CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER
     
  10. johnnybear

    johnnybear Commodore Commodore

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    I would have left Conscience as the weakest episode, but hey, I'll take Arena, because I've always loved that gem of an episode myself! :D

    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE
    THE NAKED TIME
    THE ENEMY WITHIN
    MUDD'S WOMEN
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    MIRI
    DAGGER OF THE MIND
    THE MENAGERIE PART ONE
    THE MENAGERIE PART TWO
    THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS
    TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY
    COURT MARTIAL
    SPACE SEED
    A TASTE OF ARMAGEDDON
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    THE DEVIL IN THE DARK
    ERRAND OF MERCY
    THE ALTERNATIVE FACTOR
    THE CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER
    JB
     
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  11. BONZisGREAT-GNDN18

    BONZisGREAT-GNDN18 No message sent from here. Premium Member

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    “The Devil in the Dark” was Gene Coon at his sharpest. No one used Kirk better to guide the viewer to question the choices we make. The conflict between the soldier Kirk and the scientist Spock illuminated a core principle of the series: to seek out new life. Seeing McCoy being ordered to save the Horta is a gem, too.

    And, as a kid, it scared the hell out of me.

    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE
    THE NAKED TIME
    THE ENEMY WITHIN
    MUDD'S WOMEN
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    MIRI
    DAGGER OF THE MIND
    THE MENAGERIE PART ONE
    THE MENAGERIE PART TWO
    THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS
    TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY
    COURT MARTIAL
    SPACE SEED
    A TASTE OF ARMAGEDDON
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    ERRAND OF MERCY
    THE ALTERNATIVE FACTOR
    THE CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER
     
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  12. 1001001

    1001001 VERY STABLE GENIUS!!! Moderator

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    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE
    THE NAKED TIME
    THE ENEMY WITHIN
    MUDD'S WOMEN
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    MIRI
    DAGGER OF THE MIND
    THE MENAGERIE PART ONE
    THE MENAGERIE PART TWO
    THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS
    TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY
    COURT MARTIAL
    SPACE SEED
    A TASTE OF ARMAGEDDON
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    ERRAND OF MERCY
    THE ALTERNATIVE FACTOR

    The City on the Edge of Forever, because duh....
     
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  13. feek61

    feek61 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I will delete "A Taste of Armageddon"; a great episode and one of the few times the original series visited an advanced society.


    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE
    THE NAKED TIME
    THE ENEMY WITHIN
    MUDD'S WOMEN
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    MIRI
    DAGGER OF THE MIND
    THE MENAGERIE PART ONE
    THE MENAGERIE PART TWO
    THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS
    TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY
    COURT MARTIAL
    SPACE SEED
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    ERRAND OF MERCY
    THE ALTERNATIVE FACTOR
     
  14. Nyotarules

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    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE
    THE NAKED TIME
    THE ENEMY WITHIN
    MUDD'S WOMEN
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    MIRI
    DAGGER OF THE MIND
    THE MENAGERIE PART ONE
    THE MENAGERIE PART TWO
    THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS
    TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY
    COURT MARTIAL
    SPACE SEED
    ERRAND OF MERCY
    THE ALTERNATIVE FACTOR

    I eliminated THIS SIDE OF PARADISE - I enjoyed the spot the stuntman fight scene plus Spock gets the girl ...for five minutes
     
  15. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    "Where No Man Has Gone Before." No Bones, costumes and sets are different, yeah, but a great story, great guest performances, great Courage score, a cool matte painting, a phaser rifle... Lots to like about the second pilot.

    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    THE NAKED TIME
    THE ENEMY WITHIN
    MUDD'S WOMEN
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    MIRI
    DAGGER OF THE MIND
    THE MENAGERIE PART ONE
    THE MENAGERIE PART TWO
    THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS
    TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY
    COURT MARTIAL
    SPACE SEED
    ERRAND OF MERCY
    THE ALTERNATIVE FACTOR
     
  16. BK613

    BK613 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I actually like "The Alternative Factor" more than "The Enemy within" so:

    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    THE NAKED TIME
    THE ENEMY WITHIN
    MUDD'S WOMEN
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    MIRI
    DAGGER OF THE MIND
    THE MENAGERIE PART ONE
    THE MENAGERIE PART TWO
    THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS
    TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY
    COURT MARTIAL
    SPACE SEED
    ERRAND OF MERCY
     
  17. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    Just going by the explanation, that doesn't follow the OP's rules, does it? It's supposed to be a vote for the favorite or best of what's available, not a tactical vote to hurt a specific episode.
     
  18. Farscape One

    Farscape One Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I will get rid of "THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS". I loved Trelane, and he kind of seemed like a proto-Q. Seeing Kirk just maych wots with him was a delight, especially the glove slap.

    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    THE NAKED TIME
    THE ENEMY WITHIN
    MUDD'S WOMEN
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    MIRI
    DAGGER OF THE MIND
    THE MENAGERIE PART ONE
    THE MENAGERIE PART TWO
    TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY
    COURT MARTIAL
    SPACE SEED
    ERRAND OF MERCY
     
  19. Spock's Barber

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    Look out Miri, you might end up being Number 1 for once. :shrug:
     
  20. All Or Nothing

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    Can’t have Space Seed in there lol