Your personal Top 10 list

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  1. Captrek

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    1. The Doomsday Machine
    2. Amok Time
    3. The City on the Edge of Forever
    4. The Galileo Seven
    5. Where No Man Has Gone Before
    6. Balance of Terror
    7. The Menagerie (considering both parts as a single double-length episode)
    8. Journey to Babel
    9. Mirror, Mirror
    10. Shore Leave
     
  2. Harvey

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    As do I. Forgot to include it on my list. Damn.
     
  3. Botany Bay

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    Criminally underrated around here IMO :)

    And so is this one to a lesser extent.

    Wow...a top ten list from TOS is hard work. There are about forty I'd consider classics, so this was tough. In no particular order :

    Balance of Terror
    Conscience of the King
    Devil in the Dark
    Errand of Mercy
    City on the Edge of Forever*
    Doomsday Machine
    Trouble with Tribbles
    Bread and Circuses
    Paradise Syndrome
    Tholian Web


    *still the greatest IMO :)
     
  4. Gojira

    Gojira Commodore Commodore

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    I am sure I'll be the only one that placed "The Way to Eden" in their top 10! :cool:
     
  5. ToddPence

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    "The Way to Eden" will probably never be in my Top 10, but I admit that it is much, much better than its reputation. And if it's one of your ten favorites, you own it and be proud. Hell, "The Omega Glory" will most definitely be in my top 10 list and how many are going to agree with me on that?
     
  6. RAMA

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    I thought maybe I should say why I like them though they've been around so long, I'm sure people know. My list hasn't changed in 20 years or more.

    1. BOT- Brinksmanship in the age of the cold war was a story that seemed it could be all too real. It may have less impact on newer viewers. I also enjoyed the indictment of racism and the portrayal of the Romulans.
    2. DM- Fast paced, good characters, and neatly wrapped up with an analogy to modern nuclear war.
    3. CTK- Shakespearean drama within a Shakespearean drama. This episode's plot is as timeless as The Bard's.
    4. COTEF- Gut wrenching ending, operatic in scope.
    5. ATOA- Really makes you think...
    6. DITD- Turning preconception on its ear, this is what good SF does.
    7. NT- Principally rate this high for it's dramatic elements..revealing characters through SF trappings.
    8. M, M- Seemingly simple, fun transposition, but with some conceptually interesting philosophy, especially towards the ending.
    9. JTB- Learning about the workings of the UFP is fun, something I'd have like to have seen more of. Learning about Spock, also cool.
    10. Arena- Duels are often provocative, Trek does the theme one better, by denying the usual conclusion.

    RAMA
     
  7. WisTrekFan

    WisTrekFan Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    In no particular order, here is my personal top 10 TOS episodes:

    The Corbomite Maneuver
    Balance of Terror
    City on the Edge of Forever
    Errand of Mercy
    Doomsday Machine
    Mirror, Mirror
    Amok Time
    Journey to Babel
    The Enterprise Incident
    The Tholian Web

     
  8. BillJ

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    Really had to give this one some thought...

    A Taste of Armageddon - "We can admit that we're killers, but we're not going to kill today."
    The Omega Glory - "We killed thousands and they still came."
    The Ultimate Computer - "I'm getting a Red Alert right here."
    Day of the Dove - "But for the present, only a fool fights in a burning house."
    Mirror, Mirror - "In every revolution, there's one man with a vision."
    The Cage - "And that's it? No apologies? You captured one of us, threatened all of us."
    Bread and Circuses - "He commands not just a spaceship, Proconsul, but a starship. A very special vessel and crew."
    Amok Time - "After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true."
    The Corbomite Maneuver - "He's doing a countdown!"
    The Doomsday Machine - "Vulcans never bluff."
     
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  9. Kelso

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    Balance of Terror
    Where No Man Has Gone Before
    Amok Time
    The Doomsday Machine
    A Taste of Armageddon
    City of the Edge of Forever
    The Devil in the Dark
    The Trouble with Tribbles
    Arena
    The Corbomite Maneuver

    Me too.
     
  10. Masao

    Masao Commodore Commodore

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    These are the episodes that I rewatch most often (in alphabetical order):

    Amok Time
    Balance of Terror
    City of the Edge of Forever
    Devil in the Dark
    Doomsday Machine
    The Enterprise Incident
    Journey to Babel
    Mirror, Mirror
    Shore Leave
    The Trouble with Tribbles
     
  11. ToddPence

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    Here's mine, in chronological order:

    Charlie X
    The Naked Time
    This Side of Paradise
    The City on the Edge of Forever
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    Journey to Babel
    The Omega Glory
    Is There in Truth No Beauty?
    The Empath
     
  12. Isis

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    In alphabetical order:

    Amok Time
    Balance of Terror
    Mirror, Mirror
    The Cage/The Menagerie
    The City on the Edge of Forever
    The Enemy Within (despite the last few lines of dialogue)
    The Man Trap (as I watched the first few minutes of its first airing, I was hit by the Thunderbolt)
    The Trouble With Tribbles
    Tomorrow Is Yesterday
    What Are Little Girls Made of?
     
  13. Armus

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    In no particular order, right off the top of my head...

    1. The Cage
    2. Where No Man Has Gone Before
    3. The Enemy Within
    4. The Menagerie Part I
    5. The Menagerie Part II
    6. The Conscience Of The King
    7. The Omega Glory
    8. Errand of Mercy
    9. Bread and Circuses
    10. The City On The Edge of Forever
     
  14. Lucky

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    In order, some of the ones towards the bottom half could change depending on my mood, however.

    1. The City on the Edge of Forever
    2. Mirror, Mirror
    3. The Doomsday Machine
    4. Balance of Terror
    5. Space Seed
    6. Where No Man Has Gone Before
    7. Dagger of the Mind
    8. All our Yesterdays
    9. The Changeling
    10. The Galileo Seven
     
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    My personal Top 10 (In no particular order beyond the top 3):

    1) Mirror, Mirror (My all-time favorite episode of Trek, bar none)
    2) The City on the Edge of Forever
    3) The Trouble With Tribbles
    4) The Doomsday Machine
    5) Where No Man Has Gone Before
    6) The Menagerie (I consider this 2-parter to count as one episode)
    7) Amok Time
    8) Space Seed
    9) The Devil in the Dark
    10) Errand of Mercy

    Honorable mention goes to Shore Leave (Yeoman Tonia Barrows... ROWRRR!!! :drool:)
     
  17. Madelow56

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    Hello Rama: I've always felt that "Conscience" was a great script with fine performances. I always enjoy re-watching it. best regards, Madelow.
     
  18. T'Laina

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    Oh dear! This is very difficult o___O

    City on the Edge of Forever
    This side of Paradise
    The Enterprise Incident
    The Naked Time
    Shore Leave
    Amok Time
    Devil in the Dark
    Bread and Circuses
    Plato's Stepchildren
    Return to Tomorrow
     
  19. Steve67

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    Spectre of the Gun
    Whom Gods Destroy
    This Side of Paradise
    Mirror, Mirror
    Journey to Babel

    The Return of the Archons
    Amok Time
    The Enterprise Incident
    Arena
    Day of the Dove

    Honorable Mention: Court Martial, but there's too many obvious shots of Shatner's stuntman.
     
  20. RAMA

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    In all good conscience I had to revise my list:

    TOS:

    1. Balance of Terror
    2. The Doomsday Machine
    3. Conscience of the King
    4. City on the Edge of Forever
    5. Devil in the Dark
    6. The Naked Time
    7. Mirror, Mirror
    8. Journey to Babel
    9. Arena
    10. Where No Man Has Gone Before