Your five best/worst Star Trek episodes

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  1. Delta Vega

    Delta Vega Commodore Commodore

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    Five best

    Balance of Terror
    The Enemy Within
    Amok Time
    The Corbomite Maneuver
    The Tholian Web

    Five worst

    A Piece of the Action
    Patterns of Force
    Spocks Brain
    Fridays Child
    Bread and Circuses

    But hey, it changes all the time, mood depending ;)
     
  2. ssosmcin

    ssosmcin Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Like you, mine change with mood as well, but the top two always remain constant:

    Best:

    The Doomsday Machine
    Where No Man Has Gone Before (unaired)
    The Man Trap
    Day of the Dove
    The Tholian Web

    Worst:

    And the Children Shall Lead
    Mark of Gideon
    The Cloud Minders
    A Piece of the Action
    Charlie X
     
  3. Vasquez Rocks

    Vasquez Rocks Commodore Commodore

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    Best:

    Amok Time
    The Conscience of the King
    The City on the Edge of Forever
    A Taste of Armageddon
    Bread and Circuses

    Worst:

    The Mark of Gideon
    Friday's Child
    Wink of an Eye
    Spock's Brain
    And The Children Shall Lead
     
  4. Foxhot

    Foxhot Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    BEST:
    By Any Other Name
    The Gamesters of Triskelion
    The Lights of Zetar
    Spock's Brain
    Plato's Stepchildren

    Stop giggling.

    WORST:

    Requiem for Methuselah
    Metamorphosis
    The Empath
    Mudd's Women
    The Cloud Minders
     
  5. Captain Tracy

    Captain Tracy Commander Red Shirt

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    BEST:
    Where No Man Has Gone Before
    Balance Of Terror
    Court Martial
    The Corbomite Maneuver
    Doomsday Machine

    WORSE:
    The Empath
    Turnabout Intruder

    Those are the only two, as even so-called 'Bad Trek' is better than no Trek at all.
     
  6. BillJ

    BillJ Canon Warrior Premium Member

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    It's easier to just ask me which of my kids are my favorite. :lol:
     
  7. Starpaul20

    Starpaul20 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    BEST:
    Balance of Terror
    The Corbomite Maneuver
    The Doomsday Machine
    The Trouble with Tribbles
    The Conscience of the King

    WORST:
    Spock's Brain
    And The Children Shall Lead
    Charlie X
    The Empath
    The Way to Eden
     
  8. Delta Vega

    Delta Vega Commodore Commodore

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    Honourable mention to the girl in the tinfoil bikini in The Gamesters of Triskellion :drool:
     
  9. AtoZ

    AtoZ Commander Red Shirt

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    For me these lists are mostly ever changing, so I caution all that I consider Star Trek to have "79 gems of varying luster", and that my list of "best" doesn't necessarily suggest "most fun". "Worst" does change for me somewhat, but I usually list "Plato's Stepchildren" as the worst, most embarrassing of the lot.

    "Best" or current favorites:

    "The City on the Edge of Forever"
    "Tomorrow is Yesterday"
    "Mirror Mirror"
    "The Doomsday Machine"
    "Spectre of the Gun"

    "Worst" or current non-favorites:

    "Plato's Stepchildren"
    "The Lights of Zetar"
    "The Mark of Gideon"
    "Mudd's Women"
    "Let That be Your Last Battlefield"
     
  10. Admiral Shran

    Admiral Shran Admiral Admiral

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    Best:
    Journey to Babel
    The Conscience of the King
    Arena
    The Devil in the Dark
    The Enterprise Incident

    Worst:
    And the Children Shall Lead
    Spock's Brain
    Mudd's Women
    The Alternative Factor
    Plato's Stepchildren
     
  11. Lucky

    Lucky Commander Red Shirt

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    Best

    1. The City on the Edge of Forever
    2. Mirror Mirror
    3. The Doomsday Machine
    4. Balance of Terror
    5. Space Seed

    Honorable mentions go to Dagger of the Mind and The Changeling.

    Worst (in no particular order)

    The Empath
    And the Children Shall Lead
    Spock's Brain
    The Way to Eden
    The Alternative Factor
     
  12. A.V.I.A.F.

    A.V.I.A.F. Captain

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    Best:
    1. The Enterprise Incident
    2. Errand of Mercy
    3. The Doomsday Machine
    4. City on the Edge of Forever
    5. Court Martial

    Worst:
    1. Catspaw
    2. Whom Gods Destroy
    3. The Menagerie Part I
    4. The Menagerie Part II
    5. Catspaw (it's so bad it should be mentioned twice!). :cool: