What are your controversial Star Trek opinions?

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  1. CorporalCaptain

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    He has a definite arc in "Horizon", one of building a bridge between himself and his family.

    Controversial opinion: "Horizon" is in the top ten episodes of ENT.

    Also in the top ten:

    "Azati Prime"
    "In a Mirror, Darkly", both parts
    "Dead Stop"
    "Carbon Creek"
    "Twilight"

    I'll leave three wild cards for now. ;)
     
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  2. kkt

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    In "A Taste of Armageddon" Kirk must have had orders from Starfleet Command to carry Ambassador Fox to Eminiar VII and put the Enterprise at his disposal as they try to open diplomatic relations. An ambassador is just another civilian passenger, with no authority to divert the ship from its planned duties, unless there's orders to that effect from Starfleet.
     
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  3. Oddish

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    It's actually pretty decent, yeah. And cements Mayweather as the most competent person in that crew. Not only did he placate the Kreetasians and fly the shuttle pod to Mars when the autopilot went, but he also turned his brother's firefighter's wimpy plasma cannon into pirate-smashing death rays!
     
  4. kkt

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    Wait, you're gonna use Quark as a trustworthy source?
     
  5. kkt

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    There was no stardate mentioned in "Inquisition" so if you'd like you can adopt the head canon that it took place after "Pale Moonlight" :)
     
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  6. kkt

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    It made sense to me. The writers know they're only going to have one season with Ezri so they want to start developing her character right away. The natural start is showing her confusion as a result of being joined without preparation.
     
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  7. kkt

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    Making money is just a means to the ends.
     
  8. kkt

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    I like "Corbomite" and "Doomsday Machine" better than any of the movies.

    And TSFS is kind of like having a sequel to Casablanca in which Rick decides to join forces with Major Strasser - let's completely ignore the wisdom of the previous film.
     
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  9. kkt

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    It worked well enough for the job...
     
  10. Oddish

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  11. Macintosh

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    Wasn't that actually the original outline for the character? Or am I conflating multiple things?

    I think what isn't a controversial opinion is that Enterprise was a brilliant concept, let down by flawed execution.
     
  12. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Controversial Opinion -

    Despite misgivings, overall I do quite like ENT.
     
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  13. Tallguy

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    Controversial opinion: I like when other people like things. Whether I like them or not.

    I just don't like it when people make things that I want to like and I don't like them. But I guess it's OK if other people like them.
     
  14. fireproof78

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    I don't feel any need to want to like something. If I like it, then great. If not, then also great. There's plenty more things out there to enjoy. I can want to like something all day long but my mind probably won't change that necessarily.
     
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  15. BillJ

    BillJ The King of Kings Premium Member

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    I just dislike when I'm told I should like them.
     
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  16. Tallguy

    Tallguy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I HATE that!
     
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  17. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Controversial opinion: no one should like anything. At all.
     
  18. Ovation

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    Controversial opinion: William Shatner is the second best director of the TOS films and number one is NOT Nicholas Meyer. (Robert Wise is the best one.)

    Note: best direction DOES NOT mean best story/script. Nor does it mean best special effects.
     
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  19. cooleddie74

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    Shatner did have an amazing eye for colors, picture composition and texture. TFF is a beautiful film to look at.
     
  20. jaime

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    Wise, Shatner, David Whothisface on Generations, then Frakes. Meyer/Nimoy jostle for mid-tier, and Baird is def last.

    Edit to add: Shatner also cast *extremely* well, with not one dud.
     
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