The Most Generic STAR TREK Episode...

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Which is the most generic STAR TREK episode?

  1. THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS

    9 vote(s)
    47.4%
  2. FRIDAY'S CHILD

    10 vote(s)
    52.6%
  1. Farscape One

    Farscape One Commodore Commodore

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    THE CORBOMITE MANEUVER
    MUDD'S WOMEN
    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    THE CONSCIENCE OF THE KING
    COURT MARTIAL
    THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS
    THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!

    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    I, MUDD
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION
    RETURN TO TOMORROW
    THE ULTIMATE COMPUTER

    DAY OF THE DOVE
    THAT WHICH SURVIVES
    LET THAT BE YOUR LAST BATTLEFIELD
    THE MARK OF GIDEON

    "BREAD AND CIRCUSES" gets its tents folded. One of the rare instances in not only this series, but the franchise as well, where Christianity is used as a plot point.
     
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  2. Phaser Two

    Phaser Two Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    THE CORBOMITE MANEUVER
    MUDD'S WOMEN
    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    THE CONSCIENCE OF THE KING
    COURT MARTIAL
    THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS
    THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!

    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    I, MUDD
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION
    RETURN TO TOMORROW
    THE ULTIMATE COMPUTER

    DAY OF THE DOVE
    THAT WHICH SURVIVES
    LET THAT BE YOUR LAST BATTLEFIELD

    THE MARK OF GIDEON is erased. Kirk is on "the Enterprise" all alone, and the show explores themes like contraception and abortion. Not your typical Star Trek episode.
     
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  3. Spock's Barber

    Spock's Barber Commodore Commodore

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    THE CORBOMITE MANEUVER
    MUDD'S WOMEN
    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    THE CONSCIENCE OF THE KING
    COURT MARTIAL
    THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!

    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    I, MUDD
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION
    RETURN TO TOMORROW
    THE ULTIMATE COMPUTER

    DAY OF THE DOVE
    THAT WHICH SURVIVES

    LET THAT BE YOUR LAST BATTLEFIELD


    "THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS" has to sit in the corner because Trelane was a very, very bad boy.
     
  4. Discofan

    Discofan Vice Admiral Commodore

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    THE CORBOMITE MANEUVER
    MUDD'S WOMEN
    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    THE CONSCIENCE OF THE KING
    COURT MARTIAL
    THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!

    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    I, MUDD
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION
    RETURN TO TOMORROW
    THE ULTIMATE COMPUTER

    THAT WHICH SURVIVES

    LET THAT BE YOUR LAST BATTLEFIELD

    "DAY OF THE DOVE" flies away. A Klingon leader choosing reason over a fight to the death with his enemies... (something to aspire to, Worf!)
     
  5. sekundant

    sekundant Commander Red Shirt

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    THE CORBOMITE MANEUVER
    MUDD'S WOMEN
    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    THE CONSCIENCE OF THE KING
    COURT MARTIAL
    THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!

    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    I, MUDD
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION
    RETURN TO TOMORROW

    THAT WHICH SURVIVES
    LET THAT BE YOUR LAST BATTLEFIELD

    THE ULTIMATE COMPUTER is ultimate up to date. I set today in a workshop about impact of AI to working environment and two highly decorated professors told us in scientific slang what "The Ultimate Computer" told us for 51 years before. :D It cannot be generic.
     
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  6. Farscape One

    Farscape One Commodore Commodore

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    MUDD'S WOMEN
    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    THE CONSCIENCE OF THE KING
    COURT MARTIAL
    THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!

    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    I, MUDD
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION
    RETURN TO TOMORROW

    THAT WHICH SURVIVES
    LET THAT BE YOUR LAST BATTLEFIELD

    "THE CORBOMITE MANEUVER" is outmaneuvered. It is the first encounter of the franchise of a technologically superior alien. And the first poker bluff of Kirk. Also the first encounter of a friendly alien race, as Balok was simply testing the crew to see if they really were as advertised.
     
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  7. Discofan

    Discofan Vice Admiral Commodore

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    MUDD'S WOMEN
    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    THE CONSCIENCE OF THE KING
    COURT MARTIAL
    THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!

    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    I, MUDD
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    RETURN TO TOMORROW

    THAT WHICH SURVIVES
    LET THAT BE YOUR LAST BATTLEFIELD

    "THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION" lost. Kirk meets the ultimate "brainiacs"... and sort of outwits them... People without bodies, using people with one, for entertainment...
     
  8. Marsden

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    MUDD'S WOMEN
    THE MAN TRAP
    CHARLIE X
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    THE CONSCIENCE OF THE KING
    COURT MARTIAL
    THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!

    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    I, MUDD
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    RETURN TO TOMORROW

    LET THAT BE YOUR LAST BATTLEFIELD

    THAT WHICH SURVIVES ... doesn't. An intruder that compresses into a line and then a point and then disappears with her own musical sting that's spooky enough without the visual, NOT GENERIC.
     
  9. Delta Vega

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    MUDD'S WOMEN
    THE MAN TRAP
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    THE CONSCIENCE OF THE KING
    COURT MARTIAL
    THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!

    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    I, MUDD
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    RETURN TO TOMORROW

    LET THAT BE YOUR LAST BATTLEFIELD

    CHARLIE X Exits
    Surely the first time the crew encounter a non corporeal life form, when the Thasians make an appearance at the end.
     
  10. Phaser Two

    Phaser Two Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I have a strong suspicion which episode - well, out of two anyway - is going to "win."
     
  11. huskers57

    huskers57 Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    MUDD'S WOMEN
    THE MAN TRAP
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    COURT MARTIAL
    THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!

    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    I, MUDD
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    RETURN TO TOMORROW

    LET THAT BE YOUR LAST BATTLEFIELD

    The Conscience of the King exits stage right... Very unique setup and 'execution' of the plot.
     
  12. sekundant

    sekundant Commander Red Shirt

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    Would you please tell us what is very unique exactly for you? I enjoy very much to read ST people's personal aspects and noticed details from the episode.The game has amazing learning effect. :techman:
     
  13. Discofan

    Discofan Vice Admiral Commodore

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    MUDD'S WOMEN
    THE MAN TRAP
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!

    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    I, MUDD
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR
    RETURN TO TOMORROW

    LET THAT BE YOUR LAST BATTLEFIELD

    "COURT MARTIAL" is adjourned. Kirk is in danger of losing his commission and be considered a coward by the federation. Fortunately for him, that doesn't happen every day.
     
  14. Spock's Barber

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    THE MAN TRAP
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS
    THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!

    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    I, MUDD
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR

    LET THAT BE YOUR LAST BATTLEFIELD

    "Return To Tomorrow" will not return tomorrow if Sargon has his way.
     
  15. Discofan

    Discofan Vice Admiral Commodore

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    MUDD'S WOMEN
    THE MAN TRAP
    WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?
    THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!

    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    I, MUDD
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR

    LET THAT BE YOUR LAST BATTLEFIELD

    "THIS SIDE OF PARADISE" goes to hell! The only episode where Spock is visibly enjoying himself!
     
  16. CorporalCaptain

    CorporalCaptain Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    MUDD'S WOMEN
    THE MAN TRAP
    THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!

    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    I, MUDD
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR

    LET THAT BE YOUR LAST BATTLEFIELD


    Say good-bye to WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF? This is the first Chapel episode, and we see Kirk vs android Kirk. Androids are a rarity in TOS, and this is their first time out.
     
  17. sekundant

    sekundant Commander Red Shirt

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    THE MAN TRAP
    THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!

    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    I, MUDD
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR

    LET THAT BE YOUR LAST BATTLEFIELD

    MUDD'S WOMEN give us one of the beloved villain of ST universe: Harcourt- Harry- Fenton Mudd! What a great first appearance!
     
  18. BigDaveX

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    THE MAN TRAP
    THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!

    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR

    LET THAT BE YOUR LAST BATTLEFIELD

    I'll take out the other Mudd entry; it might not be the only outright comedic episode of the series, but it's certainly the one which is all too happy to send up sci-fi tropes!
     
  19. Farscape One

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    THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!

    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR

    LET THAT BE YOUR LAST BATTLEFIELD

    "THE MAN TRAP" has escaped. One of the most depressing endings, with McCoy essentially finishing off the last of a sentient race. Very dark ending, not only because of the ties with his former love, but for his oath as a physician. Also one of the highest Enterprise crew body counts in an episode.

    And now we are down to the final 5 episodes. I know which will likely win, but I am keeping that to myself.
     
  20. CorporalCaptain

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    THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS
    OPERATION -- ANNIHILATE!

    FRIDAY'S CHILD
    A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR


    Good-bye LET THAT BE YOUR LAST BATTLEFIELD. The so-called "racism" episode can hardly be considered generic.