The Most Disliked Episode of TOS, Season 2: 2021 Edition...

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  1. Farscape One

    Farscape One Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    This is a twist on a game that is played here, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

    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, 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
    2019 - AND THE CHILDREN SHALL LEAD
    2021 - THE ALTERNATIVE FACTOR


    Season Two

    AMOK TIME
    WHO MOURNS FOR ADONAIS?
    THE CHANGELING
    MIRROR, MIRROR
    THE APPLE
    THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE
    CATSPAW
    I, MUDD
    METAMORPHOSIS
    JOURNEY TO BABEL
    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    THE DEADLY YEARS
    OBSESSION
    WOLF IN THE FOLD
    THE TROUBLE WITH TRIBBLES
    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION
    A PIECE OF THE ACTION
    THE IMMUNITY SYNDROME
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    RETURN TO TOMORROW
    PATTERNS OF FORCE
    BY ANY OTHER NAME
    THE OMEGA GLORY
    THE ULTIMATE COMPUTER
    BREAD AND CIRCUSES
    ASSIGNMENT: EARTH
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2021
  2. Farscape One

    Farscape One Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I will start by eliminating "THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE". This might be my favorite episode in all of TOS, so this was an easy choice.

    It has EVERYTHING... excellent plot, story, character interactions, dialogue. Superb guest star with William Windom, who truly sold his guilt on losing his crew. And everyone was at the top of game in their jobs... Sulu being the best helmsman and offering his take on the shuttlecraft's impact, Scotty totally earning his pay for the week, Spock doing everything right, and Kirk being a great captain.

    The action, suspense, acting... TOS at its best. Always an immediate rewatch when it airs on tv.



    AMOK TIME
    WHO MOURNS FOR ADONAIS?
    THE CHANGELING
    MIRROR, MIRROR
    THE APPLE
    CATSPAW
    I, MUDD
    METAMORPHOSIS
    JOURNEY TO BABEL
    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    THE DEADLY YEARS
    OBSESSION
    WOLF IN THE FOLD
    THE TROUBLE WITH TRIBBLES
    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION
    A PIECE OF THE ACTION
    THE IMMUNITY SYNDROME
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    RETURN TO TOMORROW
    PATTERNS OF FORCE
    BY ANY OTHER NAME
    THE OMEGA GLORY
    THE ULTIMATE COMPUTER
    BREAD AND CIRCUSES
    ASSIGNMENT: EARTH
     
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  3. Albertese

    Albertese Commodore Commodore

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    Season 2 is more of a mixxed bag than the generally solid Season 1. Still, so early in the process, there's still a lot of great material to choose from.

    With two big Spock episodes in the mix, I'm going to go with the one I favor only slightly. Spock keeping at his post while his father needs a life saving transfusion says so much about himself and Sarek, and I really believe in Mark Leonard and Jane Wyatt as his parents. The family drama with these characters is played to perfection. I'm taking "Journey to Babel" off the list.

    AMOK TIME
    WHO MOURNS FOR ADONAIS?
    THE CHANGELING
    MIRROR, MIRROR
    THE APPLE
    CATSPAW
    I, MUDD
    METAMORPHOSIS

    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    THE DEADLY YEARS
    OBSESSION
    WOLF IN THE FOLD
    THE TROUBLE WITH TRIBBLES
    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION
    A PIECE OF THE ACTION
    THE IMMUNITY SYNDROME
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    RETURN TO TOMORROW
    PATTERNS OF FORCE
    BY ANY OTHER NAME
    THE OMEGA GLORY
    THE ULTIMATE COMPUTER
    BREAD AND CIRCUSES
    ASSIGNMENT: EARTH
     
  4. ThrorII

    ThrorII Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I'm removing THE TROUBLE WITH TRIBBLES. It is a classic TOS episode, with Klingons, humor, and Scotty loosing his Sh!t over disrespect towards his ship, but not his captain.

    AMOK TIME
    WHO MOURNS FOR ADONAIS?
    THE CHANGELING
    MIRROR, MIRROR
    THE APPLE
    CATSPAW
    I, MUDD
    METAMORPHOSIS
    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    THE DEADLY YEARS
    OBSESSION
    WOLF IN THE FOLD

    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION
    A PIECE OF THE ACTION
    THE IMMUNITY SYNDROME
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    RETURN TO TOMORROW
    PATTERNS OF FORCE
    BY ANY OTHER NAME
    THE OMEGA GLORY
    THE ULTIMATE COMPUTER
    BREAD AND CIRCUSES
    ASSIGNMENT: EARTH
     
  5. Farscape One

    Farscape One Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Saving "MIRROR, MIRROR". First time we go to the Mirror Universe, and it was awesome! It even created the goatee trope!


    AMOK TIME
    WHO MOURNS FOR ADONAIS?
    THE CHANGELING
    THE APPLE
    CATSPAW
    I, MUDD
    METAMORPHOSIS
    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    THE DEADLY YEARS
    OBSESSION
    WOLF IN THE FOLD
    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION
    A PIECE OF THE ACTION
    THE IMMUNITY SYNDROME
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    RETURN TO TOMORROW
    PATTERNS OF FORCE
    BY ANY OTHER NAME
    THE OMEGA GLORY
    THE ULTIMATE COMPUTER
    BREAD AND CIRCUSES
    ASSIGNMENT: EARTH
     
  6. BK613

    BK613 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    A lot of must-watch episodes in this season. I'll save Amok Time. Nimoy is an acting tour de force in this episode and Celia Lovski is great as T'Pau.


    WHO MOURNS FOR ADONAIS?
    THE CHANGELING
    THE APPLE
    CATSPAW
    I, MUDD
    METAMORPHOSIS
    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    THE DEADLY YEARS
    OBSESSION
    WOLF IN THE FOLD
    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION
    A PIECE OF THE ACTION
    THE IMMUNITY SYNDROME
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    RETURN TO TOMORROW
    PATTERNS OF FORCE
    BY ANY OTHER NAME
    THE OMEGA GLORY
    THE ULTIMATE COMPUTER
    BREAD AND CIRCUSES
    ASSIGNMENT: EARTH
     
  7. 1001001

    1001001 Pull Up a Groove and Get Fabulous! Moderator

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    I will rescue The Ultimate Computer. I loved this one as a kid, It's somewhat quaint now, but the question of automation and its place in society is still valid.

    AMOK TIME
    WHO MOURNS FOR ADONAIS?
    THE CHANGELING
    THE APPLE
    CATSPAW
    I, MUDD
    METAMORPHOSIS
    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    THE DEADLY YEARS
    OBSESSION
    WOLF IN THE FOLD
    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION
    A PIECE OF THE ACTION
    THE IMMUNITY SYNDROME
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    RETURN TO TOMORROW
    PATTERNS OF FORCE
    BY ANY OTHER NAME
    THE OMEGA GLORY
    BREAD AND CIRCUSES
    ASSIGNMENT: EARTH
     
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  8. BK613

    BK613 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    @1001001 Double check the accuracy of your list. You included Amok Time which I pulled off the list before you.
     
  9. Indysolo

    Indysolo Commodore Commodore

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    My mom's favorite episode is "A Piece of the Action." I wouldn't want to disappoint her.

    WHO MOURNS FOR ADONAIS?
    THE CHANGELING
    THE APPLE
    CATSPAW
    I, MUDD
    METAMORPHOSIS
    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    THE DEADLY YEARS
    OBSESSION
    WOLF IN THE FOLD
    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION

    THE IMMUNITY SYNDROME
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    RETURN TO TOMORROW
    PATTERNS OF FORCE
    BY ANY OTHER NAME
    THE OMEGA GLORY
    BREAD AND CIRCUSES
    ASSIGNMENT: EARTH
     
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  10. BlueStuff

    BlueStuff Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It took a surprisingly long time (a good ten seconds or so) to choose an episode I feel compelled to save. I settled on By Any Other Name for the cube crushing. Those bastards!

    WHO MOURNS FOR ADONAIS?
    THE CHANGELING
    THE APPLE
    CATSPAW
    I, MUDD
    METAMORPHOSIS
    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    THE DEADLY YEARS
    OBSESSION
    WOLF IN THE FOLD
    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION
    THE IMMUNITY SYNDROME
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    RETURN TO TOMORROW
    PATTERNS OF FORCE
    THE OMEGA GLORY
    BREAD AND CIRCUSES
    ASSIGNMENT: EARTH
     
  11. 1001001

    1001001 Pull Up a Groove and Get Fabulous! Moderator

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    I copied an earlier list by accident.

    Looks like it’s been corrected.

    :techman:
     
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  12. Indysolo

    Indysolo Commodore Commodore

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    My copy and paste skills are lit AF. :)
     
  13. Farscape One

    Farscape One Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I've always liked "THE APPLE", so I'm saving it. And except for "OBSESSION", I think this one has the most redshirt kills in a single episode. It's almost amusing to see.



    WHO MOURNS FOR ADONAIS?
    THE CHANGELING
    CATSPAW
    I, MUDD
    METAMORPHOSIS
    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    THE DEADLY YEARS
    OBSESSION
    WOLF IN THE FOLD
    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION
    THE IMMUNITY SYNDROME
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    RETURN TO TOMORROW
    PATTERNS OF FORCE
    THE OMEGA GLORY
    BREAD AND CIRCUSES
    ASSIGNMENT: EARTH
     
  14. gottacook

    gottacook Captain Captain

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    I'll save "Metamorphosis" because it gets into prejudice concerning human/alien intimacy, a pretty advanced concept to present to 1967 TV audiences. Also, it features the first George Duning score for the series. There are many other actors I'd rather have seen in the role of Cochrane, but I don't hold that against the production. Farscape, one reason you might like "The Apple" is that it uses some "Metamorphosis" music (before the latter episode even aired).
    WHO MOURNS FOR ADONAIS?
    THE CHANGELING
    CATSPAW
    I, MUDD
    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    THE DEADLY YEARS
    OBSESSION
    WOLF IN THE FOLD
    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION
    THE IMMUNITY SYNDROME
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    RETURN TO TOMORROW
    PATTERNS OF FORCE
    THE OMEGA GLORY
    BREAD AND CIRCUSES
    ASSIGNMENT: EARTH
     
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  15. BK613

    BK613 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Saving Friday's Child simply because Scotty's in the center seat. And he technically saves the day at the end.

    WHO MOURNS FOR ADONAIS?
    THE CHANGELING
    CATSPAW
    I, MUDD

    THE DEADLY YEARS
    OBSESSION
    WOLF IN THE FOLD
    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION
    THE IMMUNITY SYNDROME
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    RETURN TO TOMORROW
    PATTERNS OF FORCE
    THE OMEGA GLORY
    BREAD AND CIRCUSES
    ASSIGNMENT: EARTH
     
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  16. Indysolo

    Indysolo Commodore Commodore

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    Saving "The Changeling" because I watched it all the time as a kid on RCA CED.

    WHO MOURNS FOR ADONAIS?

    CATSPAW
    I, MUDD
    THE DEADLY YEARS
    OBSESSION
    WOLF IN THE FOLD
    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION
    THE IMMUNITY SYNDROME
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    RETURN TO TOMORROW
    PATTERNS OF FORCE
    THE OMEGA GLORY
    BREAD AND CIRCUSES
    ASSIGNMENT: EARTH
     
  17. Farscape One

    Farscape One Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Saving "A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR". It was a great moral dilemma, and Kirk really could be seen as bad equally as much as good.


    WHO MOURNS FOR ADONAIS?
    CATSPAW
    I, MUDD
    THE DEADLY YEARS
    OBSESSION
    WOLF IN THE FOLD
    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION
    THE IMMUNITY SYNDROME
    RETURN TO TOMORROW
    PATTERNS OF FORCE
    THE OMEGA GLORY
    BREAD AND CIRCUSES
    ASSIGNMENT: EARTH
     
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  18. Smirky-Spock

    Smirky-Spock Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    Saving "Return to Tomorrow". This is one of few episodes to feature a truly well rounded, evil villain that isn't insane, a machine, a creature-monster or misunderstood. Besides, globes are cool. :whistle:

    WHO MOURNS FOR ADONAIS?
    CATSPAW
    I, MUDD
    THE DEADLY YEARS
    OBSESSION
    WOLF IN THE FOLD
    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION
    THE IMMUNITY SYNDROME

    PATTERNS OF FORCE
    THE OMEGA GLORY
    BREAD AND CIRCUSES
    ASSIGNMENT: EARTH
     
  19. Njwiv

    Njwiv Ensign Red Shirt

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    Saving Who Mourns for Adonais? For that dress.

    CATSPAW
    I, MUDD
    THE DEADLY YEARS
    OBSESSION
    WOLF IN THE FOLD
    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION
    THE IMMUNITY SYNDROME

    PATTERNS OF FORCE
    THE OMEGA GLORY
    BREAD AND CIRCUSES
    ASSIGNMENT: EARTH
     
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  20. BK613

    BK613 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Saving Obsession, for the background info on Kirk, for the cool cloud effects and the unconventional-but-cool-looking bomb at the end.

    CATSPAW
    I, MUDD
    THE DEADLY YEARS

    WOLF IN THE FOLD
    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION
    THE IMMUNITY SYNDROME
    PATTERNS OF FORCE
    THE OMEGA GLORY
    BREAD AND CIRCUSES
    ASSIGNMENT: EARTH