Game The Most Disliked Episode Written By Ronald D. Moore

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  1. Sakonna

    Sakonna Commodore Commodore

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    Next up in these themed elimination games: EPISODES WRITTEN (at least partially) BY RONALD D. MOORE.

    THE RULES. The basic idea is your standard elimination game. Below are the Star Trek episodes & movies with any Ronald D. Moore writing credit. 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.

    Enjoy! :bolian::beer::bolian::biggrin::bolian:

    TNG Season 3: "The Bonding" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "The Defector" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "Yesterday's Enterprise" (teleplay with Hans Beimler, Richard Manning, and Ira Steven Behr)
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father" (teleplay with W. Reed Moran)
    TNG Season 4: "Family" (written)
    TNG Season 4: "Reunion" (teleplay with Brannon Braga, Thomas Perry and Jo Perry)
    TNG Season 4: "Data's Day" (teleplay with Harold Apter)
    TNG Season 4: "First Contact" (teleplay with Dennis Russell Bailey, David Bischoff, Joe Menosky, and Michael Piller)
    TNG Season 4: "In Theory" (written with Joe Menosky)
    TNG Season 4: "Redemption I" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Redemption II" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Disaster" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "Ethics" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "The First Duty" (written with Naren Shankar)
    TNG Season 5: "The Next Phase" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Relics" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Chain of Command, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Aquiel" (teleplay with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Season 6: "Tapestry" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "The Chase" (story)
    TNG Season 6: "Rightful Heir" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Descent, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Gambit, Part II" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "The Pegasus" (written)
    TNG Season 7: "Thine Own Self" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Journey's End" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "All Good Things..." (written with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Feature: "Star Trek Generations" (screenplay with Brannon Braga; story with Rick Berman and Brannon Braga)
    TNG Feature: "Star Trek: First Contact" (screenplay with Brannon Braga; story with Rick Berman and Brannon Braga)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Search, Part I" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "Defiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 3: "Life Support" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Die is Cast" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rejoined" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 4: "Our Man Bashir" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "Paradise Lost" (story)
    DS9 Season 4: "Sons of Mogh" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rules of Engagement" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "For the Cause" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" (written)
    DS9 Season 5: "Trials and Tribble-ations" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 5: "The Darkness and the Light" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Soldiers of the Empire" (written)
    DS9 Season 5: "In the Cards" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 6: "Rocks and Shoals" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "You Are Cordially Invited" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Waltz" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Change of Heart" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Valiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "The Sound of Her Voice" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Once More Unto the Breach" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "It's Only a Paper Moon" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Strange Bedfellows" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Tacking Into the Wind" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "The Dogs of War" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    VOY Season 6: "Survival Instinct" (written)
    VOY Season 6: "Barge of the Dead" (story)
     
  2. Xhiandra

    Xhiandra Captain Captain

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    Apr 29, 2012
    There are 10 or more I really want to save, here, but I'll start with First Contact. The 2nd entry of the name.
    To me, the best Trek movie, with a perfect balance of action, pathos, humour (some good, some less good - drunk Deanna falls in the latter category) and suspense.

    TNG Season 3: "The Bonding" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "The Defector" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "Yesterday's Enterprise" (teleplay with Hans Beimler, Richard Manning, and Ira Steven Behr)
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father" (teleplay with W. Reed Moran)
    TNG Season 4: "Family" (written)
    TNG Season 4: "Reunion" (teleplay with Brannon Braga, Thomas Perry and Jo Perry)
    TNG Season 4: "Data's Day" (teleplay with Harold Apter)
    TNG Season 4: "First Contact" (teleplay with Dennis Russell Bailey, David Bischoff, Joe Menosky, and Michael Piller)
    TNG Season 4: "In Theory" (written with Joe Menosky)
    TNG Season 4: "Redemption I" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Redemption II" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Disaster" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "Ethics" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "The First Duty" (written with Naren Shankar)
    TNG Season 5: "The Next Phase" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Relics" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Chain of Command, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Aquiel" (teleplay with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Season 6: "Tapestry" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "The Chase" (story)
    TNG Season 6: "Rightful Heir" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Descent, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Gambit, Part II" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "The Pegasus" (written)
    TNG Season 7: "Thine Own Self" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Journey's End" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "All Good Things..." (written with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Feature: "Star Trek Generations" (screenplay with Brannon Braga; story with Rick Berman and Brannon Braga)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Search, Part I" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "Defiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 3: "Life Support" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Die is Cast" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rejoined" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 4: "Our Man Bashir" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "Paradise Lost" (story)
    DS9 Season 4: "Sons of Mogh" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rules of Engagement" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "For the Cause" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" (written)
    DS9 Season 5: "Trials and Tribble-ations" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 5: "The Darkness and the Light" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Soldiers of the Empire" (written)
    DS9 Season 5: "In the Cards" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 6: "Rocks and Shoals" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "You Are Cordially Invited" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Waltz" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Change of Heart" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Valiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "The Sound of Her Voice" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Once More Unto the Breach" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "It's Only a Paper Moon" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Strange Bedfellows" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Tacking Into the Wind" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "The Dogs of War" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    VOY Season 6: "Survival Instinct" (written)
    VOY Season 6: "Barge of the Dead" (story)
     
  3. Sakonna

    Sakonna Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2015
    This is an EXCEPTIONALLY strong list. Honestly half of them are loved enough by me that they could all be my first save.

    I think I'll go with "In The Cards", because it's a particularly audacious writing structure in this one. Balancing those two stories and those two tones, the fluffy fun caper woven into the dark specter of looming war and death, could not have been easy.

    This may be the best script for Winn of the entire series.

    It does have that hideous "Lions and Gigers and bears" line, but nothing's perfect.

    I think it's a quite beautiful episode, and one that ends with a moving conclusion I often like to revisit in depressing times. I adore the writing of that final voiceover...

    SISKO: "Captain's log, stardate 50929.4. Two days ago, this station felt like a tomb. I'd never seen so many of my crew depressed at the same time. But for some reason, it now seems as though a new spirit has swept through the station, as if someone had opened a door and let a gust of fresh air blow through a musty old house. Why this is happening, frankly, is a mystery to me. After all, nothing has really changed. The Dominion is still a threat, the Cardassians are still threatening to take the station, and I can still see the clouds of war gathering on the horizon. So why do I sense a new-found optimism in the air? But maybe I'm over-thinking this. Maybe the real explanation is as simple as something my father taught me a long time ago. Even in the darkest moments, you can always find something that'll make you smile."

    TNG Season 3: "The Bonding" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "The Defector" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "Yesterday's Enterprise" (teleplay with Hans Beimler, Richard Manning, and Ira Steven Behr)
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father" (teleplay with W. Reed Moran)
    TNG Season 4: "Family" (written)
    TNG Season 4: "Reunion" (teleplay with Brannon Braga, Thomas Perry and Jo Perry)
    TNG Season 4: "Data's Day" (teleplay with Harold Apter)
    TNG Season 4: "First Contact" (teleplay with Dennis Russell Bailey, David Bischoff, Joe Menosky, and Michael Piller)
    TNG Season 4: "In Theory" (written with Joe Menosky)
    TNG Season 4: "Redemption I" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Redemption II" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Disaster" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "Ethics" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "The First Duty" (written with Naren Shankar)
    TNG Season 5: "The Next Phase" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Relics" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Chain of Command, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Aquiel" (teleplay with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Season 6: "Tapestry" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "The Chase" (story)
    TNG Season 6: "Rightful Heir" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Descent, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Gambit, Part II" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "The Pegasus" (written)
    TNG Season 7: "Thine Own Self" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Journey's End" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "All Good Things..." (written with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Feature: "Star Trek Generations" (screenplay with Brannon Braga; story with Rick Berman and Brannon Braga)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Search, Part I" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "Defiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 3: "Life Support" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Die is Cast" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rejoined" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 4: "Our Man Bashir" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "Paradise Lost" (story)
    DS9 Season 4: "Sons of Mogh" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rules of Engagement" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "For the Cause" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" (written)
    DS9 Season 5: "Trials and Tribble-ations" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 5: "The Darkness and the Light" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Soldiers of the Empire" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Rocks and Shoals" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "You Are Cordially Invited" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Waltz" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Change of Heart" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Valiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "The Sound of Her Voice" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Once More Unto the Breach" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "It's Only a Paper Moon" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Strange Bedfellows" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Tacking Into the Wind" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "The Dogs of War" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    VOY Season 6: "Survival Instinct" (written)
    VOY Season 6: "Barge of the Dead" (story)
     
  4. Seven of Five

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

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    I genuinely don't know where to start. :o

    Yesterday's Enterprise has it all, though, and is my favourite episode of TNG. It's such an epic story, spanning two Enterprises, and Picard deciding whether to trust Guinan's advice or not.

    The use of Yar here was well done as well. When she learns of her timid death in the original timeline, it fires her up to go and help the Ent-C crew to fulfil their mission.

    The attention to detail in the episode is great as well, as we get to see all the little differences between the two timelines.

    Stewart, Goldberg and Crosby were awesome.

    TNG Season 3: "The Bonding" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "The Defector" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father" (teleplay with W. Reed Moran)
    TNG Season 4: "Family" (written)
    TNG Season 4: "Reunion" (teleplay with Brannon Braga, Thomas Perry and Jo Perry)
    TNG Season 4: "Data's Day" (teleplay with Harold Apter)
    TNG Season 4: "First Contact" (teleplay with Dennis Russell Bailey, David Bischoff, Joe Menosky, and Michael Piller)
    TNG Season 4: "In Theory" (written with Joe Menosky)
    TNG Season 4: "Redemption I" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Redemption II" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Disaster" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "Ethics" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "The First Duty" (written with Naren Shankar)
    TNG Season 5: "The Next Phase" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Relics" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Chain of Command, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Aquiel" (teleplay with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Season 6: "Tapestry" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "The Chase" (story)
    TNG Season 6: "Rightful Heir" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Descent, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Gambit, Part II" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "The Pegasus" (written)
    TNG Season 7: "Thine Own Self" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Journey's End" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "All Good Things..." (written with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Feature: "Star Trek Generations" (screenplay with Brannon Braga; story with Rick Berman and Brannon Braga)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Search, Part I" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "Defiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 3: "Life Support" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Die is Cast" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rejoined" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 4: "Our Man Bashir" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "Paradise Lost" (story)
    DS9 Season 4: "Sons of Mogh" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rules of Engagement" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "For the Cause" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" (written)
    DS9 Season 5: "Trials and Tribble-ations" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 5: "The Darkness and the Light" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Soldiers of the Empire" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Rocks and Shoals" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "You Are Cordially Invited" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Waltz" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Change of Heart" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Valiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "The Sound of Her Voice" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Once More Unto the Breach" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "It's Only a Paper Moon" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Strange Bedfellows" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Tacking Into the Wind" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "The Dogs of War" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    VOY Season 6: "Survival Instinct" (written)
    VOY Season 6: "Barge of the Dead" (story)
     
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  5. Qonundrum

    Qonundrum Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    So many to want to save, and a few that deserve a tie game...

    TNG Season 3: "Yesterday's Enterprise" (teleplay with Hans Beimler, Richard Manning, and Ira Steven Behr)​

    (on edit: Do'h, great minds think and type simultaneously! :biggrin:)

    It's a tight little drama involving a parallel timeline, loaded with so much greatness - by peeps who all went on to DS9 and it shows (and only in good ways!)

    Yes, a little cornball season one liners still do exist- but they don't detract as much as they could (e.g. "This is not a ship of war, this is a ship of peace" and the even more and equally inintentionally amusing moment where Castillo wants Yar to call him "Richard" because his mother did... which, for all you fans of Jay Sherman and Jeremy Hawke out there, you know I'd be putting up a very disturbing clip of "The Critic", if only I could find it... On edit, I found a time index if nothing else: So if you do find the full episode of the episode "Miserable" (S01/E02), the fun begins at time index ~10:17...))

    While the romance subplot is iffy, the rest more than compensates for it. And it's great to see Yar back! But while her reasoning to leave has Picard's undies in a knot, how much foreshadowing was put in for the creation of Sela? Because this is genuinely brilliant stuff.

    The original 1701-C design was even better than what we got due to budget constraints, but by the time this episode was made they still weren't sure if the show would take off despite the best polished and tight scripts and production made to that point. (That's also why TOS movie outfits were cannibalized.)

    It's one of TNG's finest episodes for sure.


    What's left:

    TNG Season 3: "The Bonding" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "The Defector" (written)

    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father" (teleplay with W. Reed Moran)
    TNG Season 4: "Family" (written)
    TNG Season 4: "Reunion" (teleplay with Brannon Braga, Thomas Perry and Jo Perry)
    TNG Season 4: "Data's Day" (teleplay with Harold Apter)
    TNG Season 4: "First Contact" (teleplay with Dennis Russell Bailey, David Bischoff, Joe Menosky, and Michael Piller)
    TNG Season 4: "In Theory" (written with Joe Menosky)
    TNG Season 4: "Redemption I" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Redemption II" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Disaster" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "Ethics" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "The First Duty" (written with Naren Shankar)
    TNG Season 5: "The Next Phase" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Relics" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Chain of Command, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Aquiel" (teleplay with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Season 6: "Tapestry" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "The Chase" (story)
    TNG Season 6: "Rightful Heir" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Descent, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Gambit, Part II" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "The Pegasus" (written)
    TNG Season 7: "Thine Own Self" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Journey's End" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "All Good Things..." (written with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Feature: "Star Trek Generations" (screenplay with Brannon Braga; story with Rick Berman and Brannon Braga)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Search, Part I" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "Defiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 3: "Life Support" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Die is Cast" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rejoined" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 4: "Our Man Bashir" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "Paradise Lost" (story)
    DS9 Season 4: "Sons of Mogh" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rules of Engagement" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "For the Cause" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" (written)
    DS9 Season 5: "Trials and Tribble-ations" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 5: "The Darkness and the Light" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Soldiers of the Empire" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Rocks and Shoals" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "You Are Cordially Invited" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Waltz" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Change of Heart" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Valiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "The Sound of Her Voice" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Once More Unto the Breach" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "It's Only a Paper Moon" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Strange Bedfellows" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Tacking Into the Wind" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "The Dogs of War" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    VOY Season 6: "Survival Instinct" (written)
    VOY Season 6: "Barge of the Dead" (story)
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2020
  6. Sakonna

    Sakonna Commodore Commodore

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    Ha, and I also almost saved "Yesterday's Enterprise" first! :bolian:

    So interesting that an episode with so many credited writers turned out so well. Usually it suggests bad things when the writing cards are a wall of 6 names that completely cover the screen...
     
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  7. Qonundrum

    Qonundrum Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Ah yes, much like the ill-fated 1967 movie "Casino Royale". Such a gallimaufry of incompatible styles, it boggles the mind to this day how it got even made (or a cult following, but I'll concede the Woody Allen segments were hysterically silly, as well as the bit with Valentine Dyall's voiceover as leader of SMERSH)...

    But in TNG's case, for this episode anyway, having a gaggle of writers did coalesced their input into something far greater than the sum its parts, and with much style and verve. And much like with Yar, who else wants to see Castillo's aged 20 years on? :devil:
     
  8. The ABehrration

    The ABehrration Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Saving Rocks and Shoals. A very depressing, yet insightful episode. The suicide of Vedek Yassim is one of the most gut wrenching scenes in the entire franchise. It puts up some interesting moral questions. Interesting reparte between numerous characters, especially Nog and Garak. Special performance from Nana Visitor.


    TNG Season 3: "The Bonding" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "The Defector" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father" (teleplay with W. Reed Moran)
    TNG Season 4: "Family" (written)
    TNG Season 4: "Reunion" (teleplay with Brannon Braga, Thomas Perry and Jo Perry)
    TNG Season 4: "Data's Day" (teleplay with Harold Apter)
    TNG Season 4: "First Contact" (teleplay with Dennis Russell Bailey, David Bischoff, Joe Menosky, and Michael Piller)
    TNG Season 4: "In Theory" (written with Joe Menosky)
    TNG Season 4: "Redemption I" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Redemption II" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Disaster" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "Ethics" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "The First Duty" (written with Naren Shankar)
    TNG Season 5: "The Next Phase" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Relics" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Chain of Command, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Aquiel" (teleplay with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Season 6: "Tapestry" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "The Chase" (story)
    TNG Season 6: "Rightful Heir" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Descent, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Gambit, Part II" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "The Pegasus" (written)
    TNG Season 7: "Thine Own Self" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Journey's End" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "All Good Things..." (written with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Feature: "Star Trek Generations" (screenplay with Brannon Braga; story with Rick Berman and Brannon Braga)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Search, Part I" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "Defiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 3: "Life Support" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Die is Cast" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rejoined" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 4: "Our Man Bashir" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "Paradise Lost" (story)
    DS9 Season 4: "Sons of Mogh" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rules of Engagement" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "For the Cause" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" (written)
    DS9 Season 5: "Trials and Tribble-ations" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 5: "The Darkness and the Light" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Soldiers of the Empire" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "You Are Cordially Invited" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Waltz" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Change of Heart" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Valiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "The Sound of Her Voice" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Once More Unto the Breach" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "It's Only a Paper Moon" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Strange Bedfellows" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Tacking Into the Wind" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "The Dogs of War" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    VOY Season 6: "Survival Instinct" (written)
    VOY Season 6: "Barge of the Dead" (story)
     
  9. The ABehrration

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    Sadly, some of Ron Moore's best writing efforts aren't even represented, like "In the Pale Moonlight."
     
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  10. Farscape One

    Farscape One Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    When you want to prove that Ronald D. Moore is a very talented writer, show this list. He's more than just 'the Klingon guy' (he got that reputation because he wrote so many Klingon episodes), and further shows why BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (2003) was so good. That could very well have failed if someone else brought it back.

    This is truly a hard list to decide, because so much is awesome. My first save will be... "OUR MAN BASHIR".

    I don't think it's a surprise by anyone who has seen me in these games with this episode on the list. (And I have the suspicion many of you likely left it here on purpose for me to save it first. And I thank you for that. :))

    What's left:

    TNG Season 3: "The Bonding" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "The Defector" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father" (teleplay with W. Reed Moran)
    TNG Season 4: "Family" (written)
    TNG Season 4: "Reunion" (teleplay with Brannon Braga, Thomas Perry and Jo Perry)
    TNG Season 4: "Data's Day" (teleplay with Harold Apter)
    TNG Season 4: "First Contact" (teleplay with Dennis Russell Bailey, David Bischoff, Joe Menosky, and Michael Piller)
    TNG Season 4: "In Theory" (written with Joe Menosky)
    TNG Season 4: "Redemption I" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Redemption II" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Disaster" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "Ethics" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "The First Duty" (written with Naren Shankar)
    TNG Season 5: "The Next Phase" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Relics" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Chain of Command, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Aquiel" (teleplay with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Season 6: "Tapestry" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "The Chase" (story)
    TNG Season 6: "Rightful Heir" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Descent, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Gambit, Part II" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "The Pegasus" (written)
    TNG Season 7: "Thine Own Self" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Journey's End" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "All Good Things..." (written with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Feature: "Star Trek Generations" (screenplay with Brannon Braga; story with Rick Berman and Brannon Braga)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Search, Part I" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "Defiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 3: "Life Support" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Die is Cast" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rejoined" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 4: "Paradise Lost" (story)
    DS9 Season 4: "Sons of Mogh" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rules of Engagement" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "For the Cause" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" (written)
    DS9 Season 5: "Trials and Tribble-ations" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 5: "The Darkness and the Light" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Soldiers of the Empire" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Rocks and Shoals" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "You Are Cordially Invited" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Waltz" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Change of Heart" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Valiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "The Sound of Her Voice" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Once More Unto the Breach" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "It's Only a Paper Moon" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Strange Bedfellows" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Tacking Into the Wind" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "The Dogs of War" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    VOY Season 6: "Survival Instinct" (written)
    VOY Season 6: "Barge of the Dead" (story)
     
  11. Qonundrum

    Qonundrum Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    An undersung gem in the pantheon of TNG:

    TNG Season 4: "First Contact" (teleplay with Dennis Russell Bailey, David Bischoff, Joe Menosky, and Michael Piller)​

    Mirasta Yale is an outcast of her own people, who Picard and crew take in - in an episode that's action-packed but still has that TNG approach at the same time, it was engaging from start to finish.

    Big bonus: The episode has a near meta moment about never judging a society based on the content of its entertainment.

    Bigger bonus: Carolyn Seymour nails it out of the park and reminds that she's great at playing goodies as well as baddies.

    What's left:

    TNG Season 3: "The Bonding" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "The Defector" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father" (teleplay with W. Reed Moran)
    TNG Season 4: "Family" (written)
    TNG Season 4: "Reunion" (teleplay with Brannon Braga, Thomas Perry and Jo Perry)
    TNG Season 4: "Data's Day" (teleplay with Harold Apter)
    TNG Season 4: "In Theory" (written with Joe Menosky)
    TNG Season 4: "Redemption I" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Redemption II" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Disaster" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "Ethics" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "The First Duty" (written with Naren Shankar)
    TNG Season 5: "The Next Phase" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Relics" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Chain of Command, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Aquiel" (teleplay with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Season 6: "Tapestry" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "The Chase" (story)
    TNG Season 6: "Rightful Heir" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Descent, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Gambit, Part II" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "The Pegasus" (written)
    TNG Season 7: "Thine Own Self" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Journey's End" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "All Good Things..." (written with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Feature: "Star Trek Generations" (screenplay with Brannon Braga; story with Rick Berman and Brannon Braga)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Search, Part I" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "Defiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 3: "Life Support" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Die is Cast" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rejoined" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 4: "Paradise Lost" (story)
    DS9 Season 4: "Sons of Mogh" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rules of Engagement" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "For the Cause" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" (written)
    DS9 Season 5: "Trials and Tribble-ations" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 5: "The Darkness and the Light" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Soldiers of the Empire" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "You Are Cordially Invited" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Waltz" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Change of Heart" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Valiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "The Sound of Her Voice" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Once More Unto the Breach" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "It's Only a Paper Moon" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Strange Bedfellows" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Tacking Into the Wind" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "The Dogs of War" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    VOY Season 6: "Survival Instinct" (written)
    VOY Season 6: "Barge of the Dead" (story)
     
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  12. Seven of Five

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

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    I'll switch series to mix it up a little, and save Tacking Into The Wind.

    Moore comes full circle by having Worf kill Gowron, and also there's the fun scene with Ezri taking the Klingon Empire down a peg. :D

    We also have Damar killing his friend Rusot, in the name of new Cardassia. And if that wasn't enough, Bashir and O'Brien discover Section 31's involvement in the creation of the shapeshifter disease.

    Probably the best episode in the Final Chapter.

    TNG Season 3: "The Bonding" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "The Defector" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father" (teleplay with W. Reed Moran)
    TNG Season 4: "Family" (written)
    TNG Season 4: "Reunion" (teleplay with Brannon Braga, Thomas Perry and Jo Perry)
    TNG Season 4: "Data's Day" (teleplay with Harold Apter)
    TNG Season 4: "In Theory" (written with Joe Menosky)
    TNG Season 4: "Redemption I" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Redemption II" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Disaster" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "Ethics" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "The First Duty" (written with Naren Shankar)
    TNG Season 5: "The Next Phase" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Relics" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Chain of Command, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Aquiel" (teleplay with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Season 6: "Tapestry" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "The Chase" (story)
    TNG Season 6: "Rightful Heir" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Descent, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Gambit, Part II" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "The Pegasus" (written)
    TNG Season 7: "Thine Own Self" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Journey's End" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "All Good Things..." (written with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Feature: "Star Trek Generations" (screenplay with Brannon Braga; story with Rick Berman and Brannon Braga)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Search, Part I" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "Defiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 3: "Life Support" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Die is Cast" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rejoined" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 4: "Paradise Lost" (story)
    DS9 Season 4: "Sons of Mogh" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rules of Engagement" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "For the Cause" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" (written)
    DS9 Season 5: "Trials and Tribble-ations" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 5: "The Darkness and the Light" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Soldiers of the Empire" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "You Are Cordially Invited" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Waltz" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Change of Heart" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Valiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "The Sound of Her Voice" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Once More Unto the Breach" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "It's Only a Paper Moon" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Strange Bedfellows" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "The Dogs of War" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    VOY Season 6: "Survival Instinct" (written)
    VOY Season 6: "Barge of the Dead" (story)
     
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  13. Farscape One

    Farscape One Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    "TACKING INTO THE WIND" was actually going to be my next save.

    So "SURVIVAL INSTINCT" survives this list. Excellent episode in every respect. This episode illustrates why it was a damn shame Moore didn't stay on the writing staff.

    TNG Season 3: "The Bonding" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "The Defector" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father" (teleplay with W. Reed Moran)
    TNG Season 4: "Family" (written)
    TNG Season 4: "Reunion" (teleplay with Brannon Braga, Thomas Perry and Jo Perry)
    TNG Season 4: "Data's Day" (teleplay with Harold Apter)
    TNG Season 4: "In Theory" (written with Joe Menosky)
    TNG Season 4: "Redemption I" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Redemption II" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Disaster" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "Ethics" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "The First Duty" (written with Naren Shankar)
    TNG Season 5: "The Next Phase" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Relics" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Chain of Command, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Aquiel" (teleplay with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Season 6: "Tapestry" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "The Chase" (story)
    TNG Season 6: "Rightful Heir" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Descent, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Gambit, Part II" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "The Pegasus" (written)
    TNG Season 7: "Thine Own Self" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Journey's End" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "All Good Things..." (written with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Feature: "Star Trek Generations" (screenplay with Brannon Braga; story with Rick Berman and Brannon Braga)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Search, Part I" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "Defiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 3: "Life Support" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Die is Cast" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rejoined" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 4: "Paradise Lost" (story)
    DS9 Season 4: "Sons of Mogh" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rules of Engagement" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "For the Cause" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" (written)
    DS9 Season 5: "Trials and Tribble-ations" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 5: "The Darkness and the Light" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Soldiers of the Empire" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "You Are Cordially Invited" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Waltz" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Change of Heart" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Valiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "The Sound of Her Voice" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Once More Unto the Breach" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "It's Only a Paper Moon" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Strange Bedfellows" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "The Dogs of War" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    VOY Season 6: "Barge of the Dead" (story)
     
  14. Boo-rennyren

    Boo-rennyren Commodore Commodore

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    "The Defector" was a brilliant script, layers on layers and twists within twists. James Sloyan is formidable, yet easy to empathize with, as Jarok, and Picard is just The Man. I loved the use of what seemed like a throwaway line to set up the resolution. This episode was just excellent from beginning to end.

    TNG Season 3: "The Bonding" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father" (teleplay with W. Reed Moran)
    TNG Season 4: "Family" (written)
    TNG Season 4: "Reunion" (teleplay with Brannon Braga, Thomas Perry and Jo Perry)
    TNG Season 4: "Data's Day" (teleplay with Harold Apter)
    TNG Season 4: "In Theory" (written with Joe Menosky)
    TNG Season 4: "Redemption I" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Redemption II" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Disaster" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "Ethics" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "The First Duty" (written with Naren Shankar)
    TNG Season 5: "The Next Phase" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Relics" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Chain of Command, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Aquiel" (teleplay with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Season 6: "Tapestry" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "The Chase" (story)
    TNG Season 6: "Rightful Heir" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Descent, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Gambit, Part II" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "The Pegasus" (written)
    TNG Season 7: "Thine Own Self" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Journey's End" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "All Good Things..." (written with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Feature: "Star Trek Generations" (screenplay with Brannon Braga; story with Rick Berman and Brannon Braga)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Search, Part I" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "Defiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 3: "Life Support" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Die is Cast" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rejoined" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 4: "Paradise Lost" (story)
    DS9 Season 4: "Sons of Mogh" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rules of Engagement" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "For the Cause" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" (written)
    DS9 Season 5: "Trials and Tribble-ations" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 5: "The Darkness and the Light" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Soldiers of the Empire" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "You Are Cordially Invited" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Waltz" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Change of Heart" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Valiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "The Sound of Her Voice" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Once More Unto the Breach" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "It's Only a Paper Moon" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Strange Bedfellows" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "The Dogs of War" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    VOY Season 6: "Barge of the Dead" (story)
     
  15. Xhiandra

    Xhiandra Captain Captain

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    Definetely a very nice ep. A lot of good stuff left, but I'm going to save The First Duty. As maligned as Wesley is, with reason, this episode uses him so well. Real growth for the character.


    TNG Season 3: "The Bonding" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father" (teleplay with W. Reed Moran)
    TNG Season 4: "Family" (written)
    TNG Season 4: "Reunion" (teleplay with Brannon Braga, Thomas Perry and Jo Perry)
    TNG Season 4: "Data's Day" (teleplay with Harold Apter)
    TNG Season 4: "In Theory" (written with Joe Menosky)
    TNG Season 4: "Redemption I" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Redemption II" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Disaster" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "Ethics" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "The Next Phase" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Relics" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Chain of Command, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Aquiel" (teleplay with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Season 6: "Tapestry" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "The Chase" (story)
    TNG Season 6: "Rightful Heir" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Descent, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Gambit, Part II" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "The Pegasus" (written)
    TNG Season 7: "Thine Own Self" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Journey's End" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "All Good Things..." (written with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Feature: "Star Trek Generations" (screenplay with Brannon Braga; story with Rick Berman and Brannon Braga)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Search, Part I" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "Defiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 3: "Life Support" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Die is Cast" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rejoined" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 4: "Paradise Lost" (story)
    DS9 Season 4: "Sons of Mogh" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rules of Engagement" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "For the Cause" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" (written)
    DS9 Season 5: "Trials and Tribble-ations" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 5: "The Darkness and the Light" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Soldiers of the Empire" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "You Are Cordially Invited" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Waltz" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Change of Heart" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Valiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "The Sound of Her Voice" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Once More Unto the Breach" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "It's Only a Paper Moon" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Strange Bedfellows" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "The Dogs of War" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    VOY Season 6: "Barge of the Dead" (story)
     
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  16. Seven of Five

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

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    It's Only a Paper Moon always brings a tear to my eye. It's a testament to James Darren and the late Aron Eisenberg that the producers thought they could handle having an episode to themselves in such a way.

    It's hard seeing poor Nog trying to get used to life again after losing his leg, and how he struggles to speak to his friends and family about what he went through.

    TNG Season 3: "The Bonding" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father" (teleplay with W. Reed Moran)
    TNG Season 4: "Family" (written)
    TNG Season 4: "Reunion" (teleplay with Brannon Braga, Thomas Perry and Jo Perry)
    TNG Season 4: "Data's Day" (teleplay with Harold Apter)
    TNG Season 4: "In Theory" (written with Joe Menosky)
    TNG Season 4: "Redemption I" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Redemption II" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Disaster" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "Ethics" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "The Next Phase" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Relics" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Chain of Command, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Aquiel" (teleplay with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Season 6: "Tapestry" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "The Chase" (story)
    TNG Season 6: "Rightful Heir" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Descent, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Gambit, Part II" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "The Pegasus" (written)
    TNG Season 7: "Thine Own Self" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Journey's End" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "All Good Things..." (written with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Feature: "Star Trek Generations" (screenplay with Brannon Braga; story with Rick Berman and Brannon Braga)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Search, Part I" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "Defiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 3: "Life Support" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Die is Cast" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rejoined" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 4: "Paradise Lost" (story)
    DS9 Season 4: "Sons of Mogh" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rules of Engagement" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "For the Cause" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" (written)
    DS9 Season 5: "Trials and Tribble-ations" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 5: "The Darkness and the Light" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Soldiers of the Empire" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "You Are Cordially Invited" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Waltz" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Change of Heart" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Valiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "The Sound of Her Voice" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Once More Unto the Breach" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Strange Bedfellows" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "The Dogs of War" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    VOY Season 6: "Barge of the Dead" (story)
     
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  17. Farscape One

    Farscape One Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
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    Saving STAR TREK: KLINGON... I mean, "SOLDIERS OF THE EMPIRE".

    Great episode, shows how varied Klingons really are. Always a rewatch for me.


    TNG Season 3: "The Bonding" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father" (teleplay with W. Reed Moran)
    TNG Season 4: "Family" (written)
    TNG Season 4: "Reunion" (teleplay with Brannon Braga, Thomas Perry and Jo Perry)
    TNG Season 4: "Data's Day" (teleplay with Harold Apter)
    TNG Season 4: "In Theory" (written with Joe Menosky)
    TNG Season 4: "Redemption I" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Redemption II" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Disaster" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "Ethics" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "The Next Phase" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Relics" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Chain of Command, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Aquiel" (teleplay with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Season 6: "Tapestry" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "The Chase" (story)
    TNG Season 6: "Rightful Heir" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Descent, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Gambit, Part II" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "The Pegasus" (written)
    TNG Season 7: "Thine Own Self" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Journey's End" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "All Good Things..." (written with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Feature: "Star Trek Generations" (screenplay with Brannon Braga; story with Rick Berman and Brannon Braga)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Search, Part I" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "Defiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 3: "Life Support" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Die is Cast" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rejoined" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 4: "Paradise Lost" (story)
    DS9 Season 4: "Sons of Mogh" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rules of Engagement" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "For the Cause" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" (written)
    DS9 Season 5: "Trials and Tribble-ations" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 5: "The Darkness and the Light" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 6: "You Are Cordially Invited" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Waltz" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Change of Heart" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Valiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "The Sound of Her Voice" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Once More Unto the Breach" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Strange Bedfellows" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "The Dogs of War" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    VOY Season 6: "Barge of the Dead" (story)
     
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  18. Xhiandra

    Xhiandra Captain Captain

    Joined:
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    Ethics is an excellent lesson in deontology. It is safe.

    TNG Season 3: "The Bonding" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father" (teleplay with W. Reed Moran)
    TNG Season 4: "Family" (written)
    TNG Season 4: "Reunion" (teleplay with Brannon Braga, Thomas Perry and Jo Perry)
    TNG Season 4: "Data's Day" (teleplay with Harold Apter)
    TNG Season 4: "In Theory" (written with Joe Menosky)
    TNG Season 4: "Redemption I" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Redemption II" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Disaster" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "The Next Phase" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Relics" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Chain of Command, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Aquiel" (teleplay with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Season 6: "Tapestry" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "The Chase" (story)
    TNG Season 6: "Rightful Heir" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Descent, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Gambit, Part II" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "The Pegasus" (written)
    TNG Season 7: "Thine Own Self" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Journey's End" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "All Good Things..." (written with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Feature: "Star Trek Generations" (screenplay with Brannon Braga; story with Rick Berman and Brannon Braga)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Search, Part I" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "Defiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 3: "Life Support" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Die is Cast" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rejoined" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 4: "Paradise Lost" (story)
    DS9 Season 4: "Sons of Mogh" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rules of Engagement" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "For the Cause" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" (written)
    DS9 Season 5: "Trials and Tribble-ations" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 5: "The Darkness and the Light" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 6: "You Are Cordially Invited" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Waltz" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Change of Heart" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Valiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "The Sound of Her Voice" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Once More Unto the Breach" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Strange Bedfellows" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "The Dogs of War" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    VOY Season 6: "Barge of the Dead" (story)
     
  19. ananta

    ananta Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
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    What an impressive body of work! Ron Moore should take a bow, talented writer! I think the strongest episodes here and generally the DS9 ones...not sure whether that’s because his writing got sharper or because DS9 is my favourite of the two shows.

    Gonna save DS9’s “Trials and Tribbleations”. It’s just an utterly delightful episode from beginning to end, and perhaps the greatest anniversary show I’ve ever seen. It’s hilariously funny, joyously reverent while also quite tongue in cheek, and so marvellously executed, from the performances to the extraordinary visual effects. I smile just thinking about this ep. Ron’s love for TOS shines through.

    TNG Season 3: "The Bonding" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father" (teleplay with W. Reed Moran)
    TNG Season 4: "Family" (written)
    TNG Season 4: "Reunion" (teleplay with Brannon Braga, Thomas Perry and Jo Perry)
    TNG Season 4: "Data's Day" (teleplay with Harold Apter)
    TNG Season 4: "In Theory" (written with Joe Menosky)
    TNG Season 4: "Redemption I" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Redemption II" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Disaster" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "The Next Phase" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Relics" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Chain of Command, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Aquiel" (teleplay with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Season 6: "Tapestry" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "The Chase" (story)
    TNG Season 6: "Rightful Heir" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Descent, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Gambit, Part II" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "The Pegasus" (written)
    TNG Season 7: "Thine Own Self" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Journey's End" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "All Good Things..." (written with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Feature: "Star Trek Generations" (screenplay with Brannon Braga; story with Rick Berman and Brannon Braga)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Search, Part I" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "Defiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 3: "Life Support" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Die is Cast" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rejoined" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    DS9 Season 4: "Paradise Lost" (story)
    DS9 Season 4: "Sons of Mogh" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rules of Engagement" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "For the Cause" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" (written)
    DS9 Season 5: "The Darkness and the Light" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 6: "You Are Cordially Invited" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Waltz" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Change of Heart" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Valiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "The Sound of Her Voice" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Once More Unto the Breach" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Strange Bedfellows" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "The Dogs of War" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    VOY Season 6: "Barge of the Dead" (story)
     
  20. Sakonna

    Sakonna Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
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    HA! Juuuuuust about to click post on this...

    So instead I'll save... hmm.... "Rejoined"! Beautiful episode. Trek's best ROTW. At least Berman Trek managed to do queer issues well ONCE -- better than nothing!

    It also does a really good job of laying in the Trill exposition in a natural way, so that a newer viewer would have some idea what the hell was going on here.

    I almost saved it first just to have a chance too! :bolian: BUT I could not do that, as it was not actually my favorite remaining at that time, and I must protect the integrity of the game. :bolian:

    TNG Season 3: "The Bonding" (written)
    TNG Season 3: "Sins of the Father" (teleplay with W. Reed Moran)
    TNG Season 4: "Family" (written)
    TNG Season 4: "Reunion" (teleplay with Brannon Braga, Thomas Perry and Jo Perry)
    TNG Season 4: "Data's Day" (teleplay with Harold Apter)
    TNG Season 4: "In Theory" (written with Joe Menosky)
    TNG Season 4: "Redemption I" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Redemption II" (written)
    TNG Season 5: "Disaster" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 5: "The Next Phase" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Relics" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "Chain of Command, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Aquiel" (teleplay with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Season 6: "Tapestry" (written)
    TNG Season 6: "The Chase" (story)
    TNG Season 6: "Rightful Heir" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 6: "Descent, Part I" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Gambit, Part II" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "The Pegasus" (written)
    TNG Season 7: "Thine Own Self" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "Journey's End" (teleplay)
    TNG Season 7: "All Good Things..." (written with Brannon Braga)
    TNG Feature: "Star Trek Generations" (screenplay with Brannon Braga; story with Rick Berman and Brannon Braga)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Search, Part I" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The House of Quark" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "Defiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 3: "Life Support" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 3: "The Die is Cast" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Paradise Lost" (story)
    DS9 Season 4: "Sons of Mogh" (written)
    DS9 Season 4: "Rules of Engagement" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 4: "For the Cause" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" (written)
    DS9 Season 5: "The Darkness and the Light" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 5: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 6: "You Are Cordially Invited" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Waltz" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Change of Heart" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "Valiant" (written)
    DS9 Season 6: "The Sound of Her Voice" (teleplay)
    DS9 Season 7: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Once More Unto the Breach" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "Strange Bedfellows" (written)
    DS9 Season 7: "The Dogs of War" (teleplay with René Echevarria)
    VOY Season 6: "Barge of the Dead" (story)
     
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