The Most Disliked Episode of VOYAGER - Season 3...

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by Farscape One, Sep 12, 2019 at 7:51 PM.

  1. Farscape One

    Farscape One Commodore Commodore

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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!

    Hall of Champions (or Failures?)
    2011 - "THE FIGHT"
    2018 - "FAVORITE SON"
    2019 -

    Season Three -

    BASICS, PART II
    FLASHBACK
    THE CHUTE
    THE SWARM
    FALSE PROFITS
    REMEMBER
    SACRED GROUND
    FUTURE'S END
    FUTURE'S END, PART II
    WARLORD
    THE Q AND THE GREY
    MACROCOSM
    FAIR TRADE
    ALTER EGO
    CODA
    BLOOD FEVER
    UNITY
    DARKLING
    RISE
    FAVORITE SON
    BEFORE AND AFTER
    REAL LIFE
    DISTANT ORIGIN
    DISPLACED
    WORST CASE SCENARIO
    SCORPION
     
  2. Farscape One

    Farscape One Commodore Commodore

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    I will start season 3 with the end of the season... "SCORPION". This was a great season finale, probably the best one of VOYAGER. It was tense, it felt epic. The teaser was perhaps the fastest one in the franchise, about 30 seconds or so. But that bit, with TWO Borg cubes blown to bits by just a couple shots from afar... seeing that, you knew you were in for quite a ride this episode.


    BASICS, PART II
    FLASHBACK
    THE CHUTE
    THE SWARM
    FALSE PROFITS
    REMEMBER
    SACRED GROUND
    FUTURE'S END
    FUTURE'S END, PART II
    WARLORD
    THE Q AND THE GREY
    MACROCOSM
    FAIR TRADE
    ALTER EGO
    CODA
    BLOOD FEVER
    UNITY
    DARKLING
    RISE
    FAVORITE SON
    BEFORE AND AFTER
    REAL LIFE
    DISTANT ORIGIN
    DISPLACED
    WORST CASE SCENARIO
     
  3. Sakonna

    Sakonna Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I think "Before & After" is a wildly satisfying episode. Possibly the only time they did something truly interesting with the Ocampan life span.

    BASICS, PART II
    FLASHBACK
    THE CHUTE
    THE SWARM
    FALSE PROFITS
    REMEMBER
    SACRED GROUND
    FUTURE'S END
    FUTURE'S END, PART II
    WARLORD
    THE Q AND THE GREY
    MACROCOSM
    FAIR TRADE
    ALTER EGO
    CODA
    BLOOD FEVER
    UNITY
    DARKLING
    RISE
    FAVORITE SON
    REAL LIFE
    DISTANT ORIGIN
    DISPLACED
    WORST CASE SCENARIO
     
  4. BigDaveX

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    Both halves of Future's End are great, but I'll save the second one for taking the important step of giving the Doctor his mobile emitter, something the character sorely needed.

    BASICS, PART II
    FLASHBACK
    THE CHUTE
    THE SWARM
    FALSE PROFITS
    REMEMBER
    SACRED GROUND
    FUTURE'S END
    WARLORD
    THE Q AND THE GREY
    MACROCOSM
    FAIR TRADE
    ALTER EGO
    CODA
    BLOOD FEVER
    UNITY
    DARKLING
    RISE
    FAVORITE SON
    REAL LIFE
    DISTANT ORIGIN
    DISPLACED
    WORST CASE SCENARIO
     
  5. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Sod it I'll save Worst Case Scenario. There are better episodes this season but it's just so much damn fun!

    BASICS, PART II
    FLASHBACK
    THE CHUTE
    THE SWARM
    FALSE PROFITS
    REMEMBER
    SACRED GROUND
    FUTURE'S END
    WARLORD
    THE Q AND THE GREY
    MACROCOSM
    FAIR TRADE
    ALTER EGO
    CODA
    BLOOD FEVER
    UNITY
    DARKLING
    RISE
    FAVORITE SON
    REAL LIFE
    DISTANT ORIGIN
    DISPLACED
     
  6. Farscape One

    Farscape One Commodore Commodore

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    I was going to save "WORST CASE SCENARIO", but I see I was beaten to it. So "DISTANT ORIGIN" is my next save. A great episode with a great message. Great Chakotay focus, too.

    BASICS, PART II
    FLASHBACK
    THE CHUTE
    THE SWARM
    FALSE PROFITS
    REMEMBER
    SACRED GROUND
    FUTURE'S END
    WARLORD
    THE Q AND THE GREY
    MACROCOSM
    FAIR TRADE
    ALTER EGO
    CODA
    BLOOD FEVER
    UNITY
    DARKLING
    RISE
    FAVORITE SON
    REAL LIFE
    DISPLACED
     
  7. Sakonna

    Sakonna Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    "Warlord" is one of the best Trek possession eps, Jennifer Lien is great in it. The in-head Kes & Tieran confrontation is a clever way to keep the possessed character active in the narrative. And it manages something even DS9 couldn't pull off: giving us an evil version of one of our regulars, and playing that evil version kind of gay, and (the trick) doing it in non-offensive fashion! Thumbs up!

    BASICS, PART II
    FLASHBACK
    THE CHUTE
    THE SWARM
    FALSE PROFITS
    REMEMBER
    SACRED GROUND
    FUTURE'S END
    THE Q AND THE GREY
    MACROCOSM
    FAIR TRADE
    ALTER EGO
    CODA
    BLOOD FEVER
    UNITY
    DARKLING
    RISE
    FAVORITE SON
    REAL LIFE
    DISPLACED
     
  8. LeadHead

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    I’ll save “Basics Part II,” it’s hard for conclusion episodes to be truly satisfying and that episode does so with room to spare. Great moments for nearly all the cast and Brad Dourif is amazing as Suder.


    FLASHBACK
    THE CHUTE
    THE SWARM
    FALSE PROFITS
    REMEMBER
    SACRED GROUND
    FUTURE'S END
    THE Q AND THE GREY
    MACROCOSM
    FAIR TRADE
    ALTER EGO
    CODA
    BLOOD FEVER
    UNITY
    DARKLING
    RISE
    FAVORITE SON
    REAL LIFE
    DISPLACED
     
  9. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I quite like Unity. A nice setup for more of a Borg presence down the line (for better or for worse ;)), and I quite liked the idea of a community of ex-Borg. Kind of like the Descent story on TNG, but without the stupid cliffhanger, and the beige Lore plot.

    FLASHBACK
    THE CHUTE
    THE SWARM
    FALSE PROFITS
    REMEMBER
    SACRED GROUND
    FUTURE'S END
    THE Q AND THE GREY
    MACROCOSM
    FAIR TRADE
    ALTER EGO
    CODA
    BLOOD FEVER
    DARKLING
    RISE
    FAVORITE SON
    REAL LIFE
    DISPLACED
     
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  10. Brennyren

    Brennyren Commodore Commodore

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    "Remember" is head and shoulders over the rest of these. A gripping episode, with great social commentary and a standout performance by Dawson.

    FLASHBACK
    THE CHUTE
    THE SWARM
    FALSE PROFITS
    SACRED GROUND
    FUTURE'S END
    THE Q AND THE GREY
    MACROCOSM
    FAIR TRADE
    ALTER EGO
    CODA
    BLOOD FEVER
    DARKLING
    RISE
    FAVORITE SON
    REAL LIFE
    DISPLACED
     
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  11. Sakonna

    Sakonna Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I will get rid of the other half of "Future's End." All that amazing LA location work alone sells me on this. Especially now -- 23 years after the fact, watching this episode really does take me back in time.

    FLASHBACK
    THE CHUTE
    THE SWARM
    FALSE PROFITS
    SACRED GROUND
    THE Q AND THE GREY
    MACROCOSM
    FAIR TRADE
    ALTER EGO
    CODA
    BLOOD FEVER
    DARKLING
    RISE
    FAVORITE SON
    REAL LIFE
    DISPLACED
     
  12. BigDaveX

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    Fair Trade, as I like the idea of Neelix's clownish behaviour hiding a more underhanded side, a character interpretation that sadly didn't go anywhere outside of this episode and "Caretaker".

    FLASHBACK
    THE CHUTE
    THE SWARM
    FALSE PROFITS
    SACRED GROUND
    THE Q AND THE GREY
    MACROCOSM
    ALTER EGO
    CODA
    BLOOD FEVER
    DARKLING
    RISE
    FAVORITE SON
    REAL LIFE
    DISPLACED
     
  13. Prax

    Prax Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Saving Fair Trade, a good Neelix episode, and I loved the other Talaxian in this one.

    FLASHBACK
    THE CHUTE
    THE SWARM
    FALSE PROFITS
    SACRED GROUND
    THE Q AND THE GREY
    MACROCOSM
    ALTER EGO
    CODA
    BLOOD FEVER
    DARKLING
    RISE
    FAVORITE SON
    REAL LIFE
    DISPLACED
     
  14. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The Chute was one of the better uses of Harry over the show's run. It had an interesting idea with him and Tom being falsely imprisoned.

    FLASHBACK
    THE SWARM
    FALSE PROFITS
    SACRED GROUND
    THE Q AND THE GREY
    MACROCOSM
    ALTER EGO
    CODA
    BLOOD FEVER
    DARKLING
    RISE
    FAVORITE SON
    REAL LIFE
    DISPLACED
     
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  15. Prax

    Prax Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    There are two really great moments in The Chute: 1. When Janeway slides down it with a phaser rifle, and 2. At the end when Tom says "You wanna know what I remember, Harry? When you were standing over me yelling 'this man is my friend. No one is gonna touch him' I'm gonna remember that for a long time."
     
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  16. Farscape One

    Farscape One Commodore Commodore

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    "DISPLACED" is getting (wait for it)...

    displaced off this list.

    It was a fun idea that was pretty well executed.


    FLASHBACK
    THE SWARM
    FALSE PROFITS
    SACRED GROUND
    THE Q AND THE GREY
    MACROCOSM
    ALTER EGO
    CODA
    BLOOD FEVER
    DARKLING
    RISE
    FAVORITE SON
    REAL LIFE
     
  17. BigDaveX

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    Flashback; they could have done more in the way of having the Voyager and Excelsior characters interact, but it was nice to see Sulu back again.

    THE SWARM
    FALSE PROFITS
    SACRED GROUND
    THE Q AND THE GREY
    MACROCOSM
    ALTER EGO
    CODA
    BLOOD FEVER
    DARKLING
    RISE
    FAVORITE SON
    REAL LIFE
     
  18. Seven of Five

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    I let Real Life slip through the cracks. I love seeing the EMH's idea of a family, and then B'Elanna changing it to be more realistic, and driving him mad. I also love the end when he loses his daughter. Robert Picardo nailed it.

    THE SWARM
    FALSE PROFITS
    SACRED GROUND
    THE Q AND THE GREY
    MACROCOSM
    ALTER EGO
    CODA
    BLOOD FEVER
    DARKLING
    RISE
    FAVORITE SON
     
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  19. Sakonna

    Sakonna Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    It takes awhile to get there, but "Alter Ego" winds up in quite a touching place, with Tuvok & Marayna on the lonely space station.

    THE SWARM
    FALSE PROFITS
    SACRED GROUND
    THE Q AND THE GREY
    MACROCOSM
    CODA
    BLOOD FEVER
    DARKLING
    RISE
    FAVORITE SON
     
  20. Farscape One

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    "RISE" is next for me. I used to not really like this episode much, but in recent years, I have become more fond of it due to the Tuvok/Neelix relationship.

    THE SWARM
    FALSE PROFITS
    SACRED GROUND
    THE Q AND THE GREY
    MACROCOSM
    CODA
    BLOOD FEVER
    DARKLING
    FAVORITE SON