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Worst Star Trek Episode Ever

teya1020

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Report this Aug. 08 2009, 2:27 pm

Quote (RedShirtGuyNumber1001 @ Aug. 07 2009, 12:40 pm)
I didn't really consider those episodes offensive. ¿I mean if you go that way then Coming to America could also be considered offensive you know.

Let's see...

"Tattoo" posits that I'm not really completely human (being an American Indian, I'm really part space alien)--which gives credence to the US Government's position until 1926 that said that American Indians weren't completely human.  

How kind of them!  

In addition, even today, there is a tribe of Random Forehead Aliens living in the Central American rain forest.  And no one has seen them!  

And, well...

Akoochimoya, my indigenous @ss.

:p

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Report this Aug. 08 2009, 3:00 pm

I have to go with TATV, there was so many things wrong with that episode it is mind boggling.

But I have to agree with Exodus201, episodes like code of honor and Tattoo left a bad taste in my mouth.  I am not even someone that gets all PC on things, but those episodes were so over the top it was idiotic.

Other dishonorable mentions were Mortal Coil, Little Green Men, Rouge Planet, Fury, and Encounter at Farpoint.

Episodes like Threshold and The Way to Eden are just silly storylines, but they never made me want to throw a beet can at the TV like the others I mentioned.

I actually kind of liked Regeneration and Move Along Home, but that is just a matter of taste of course.

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Report this Aug. 08 2009, 3:03 pm

Quote (Dbear1 @ Aug. 07 2009, 8:00 pm)
I have to go with TATV, there was so many things wrong with that episode it is mind boggling.

But I have to agree with Exodus201, episodes like code of honor and Tattoo left a bad taste in my mouth. ¿I am not even someone that gets all PC on things, but those episodes were so over the top it was idiotic.

Other dishonorable mentions were Mortal Coil, Little Green Men, Rouge Planet, Fury, and Encounter at Farpoint.

Episodes like Threshold and The Way to Eden are just silly storylines, but they never made me want to throw a beet can at the TV like the others I mentioned.

I actually kind of liked Regeneration and Move Along Home, but that is just a matter of taste of course.

:O
Little Green Men was fantastic.  :logical:

RedShirtGuyNumber1001

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Report this Aug. 08 2009, 6:13 pm

Little Green man was very cool I loved it.

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Report this Aug. 08 2009, 7:09 pm

Quote (RedShirtGuyNumber1001 @ Aug. 07 2009, 7:13 pm)
Little Green man was very cool I loved it.

Me too.

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Report this Aug. 08 2009, 7:15 pm

Quote (Dbear1 @ Aug. 08 2009, 3:00 pm)
I have to go with TATV, there was so many things wrong with that episode it is mind boggling.

But I have to agree with Exodus201, episodes like code of honor and Tattoo left a bad taste in my mouth. ¿I am not even someone that gets all PC on things, but those episodes were so over the top it was idiotic.

Other dishonorable mentions were Mortal Coil, Little Green Men, Rouge Planet, Fury, and Encounter at Farpoint.

Episodes like Threshold and The Way to Eden are just silly storylines, but they never made me want to throw a beet can at the TV like the others I mentioned.

I actually kind of liked Regeneration and Move Along Home, but that is just a matter of taste of course.

Not to nitpick but I think you mean "Rogue Planet" not "Rouge".

Rouge is the color red.
Don't worry, I used to make the same spelling mistake myself until I discovered the X-Men(believe it or not) and the character "Rogue".

BTW, I don't recognize that ep. from the title.
Can you discribe the premise?
You you mean "Blink of an Eye"?

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Report this Aug. 09 2009, 2:15 am

Quote (RedShirtGuyNumber1001 @ Aug. 07 2009, 12:41 pm)
Hey dryer. ¿Do you think if enterprise ended with Terra Prime would that have worked.

I would much rather have had the Terra Prime episodes rolled into one finale than TATV.  Here's my main objection: TNG,DS9, and VOY had 2 hour kickass finales that concentrated completely on that crew. ENT however, was limited to only one hour and half of that was Riker moaning and sucking on his baby bottle.  They really screwed up the Riker character's character for this story, needlessly. I actually don't mind Trip dying to save Archer, but it could have been done more intelligently.

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Report this Aug. 09 2009, 4:50 pm

Quote (exodus201 @ Aug. 08 2009, 7:15 pm)
Quote (Dbear1 @ Aug. 08 2009, 3:00 pm)
I have to go with TATV, there was so many things wrong with that episode it is mind boggling.

But I have to agree with Exodus201, episodes like code of honor and Tattoo left a bad taste in my mouth. ?I am not even someone that gets all PC on things, but those episodes were so over the top it was idiotic.

Other dishonorable mentions were Mortal Coil, Little Green Men, Rouge Planet, Fury, and Encounter at Farpoint.

Episodes like Threshold and The Way to Eden are just silly storylines, but they never made me want to throw a beet can at the TV like the others I mentioned.

I actually kind of liked Regeneration and Move Along Home, but that is just a matter of taste of course.

Not to nitpick but I think you mean "Rogue Planet" not "Rouge".

Rouge is the color red.
Don't worry, I used to make the same spelling mistake myself until I discovered the X-Men(believe it or not) and the character "Rogue".

BTW, I don't recognize that ep. from the title.
Can you discribe the premise?
You you mean "Blink of an Eye"?

Sorry about that I am what you would call spelling impaired, it is one of my many faults lol.

As for Rogue Planet, it was an Enterprise episode, I think in the first season.  It was about a rouge planet (no surprise) and the crew landed on it.  For some reason it had a jungle and was not freezing, not sure how that happened.  The crew ran into some hunters that were hunting giant slugs that had physic abilities.  And the crew saved the slugs from the evil hunters.  Pretty much a total loser of an episode and this is from someone that actually liked Enterprise.

As for Little Green Men and in response to those that disagreed with me, we all have our opinions of course, but for me the episode did not really work at all.  First it was not funny; the jokes seemed forced and childish.  

Second, the military personnel were portrayed as these evil idiots.  As someone that spent all his life in or associated with military I never like it when TV/Movies do that.  In fact all the humans seemed to be complete idiots.  It was in the 1940s, not the dark ages for crying out loud.  This was the generation that defeated Fascism, held communism back and had a direct hand in some of the greatest advancements in human history, hardly idiots.

Third, the Ferengi suddenly became environmentally and health conscious.  These guys have been involved in strip mining, weapons running, smuggling of drugs, slavery and about everything else.  It seemed a bit out character for them, especially Qaurk.

Everyone has a right to like what they like of course, just explaining why that episode did not work for me.

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Report this Aug. 09 2009, 5:04 pm

Quote (Dbear1 @ Aug. 08 2009, 9:50 pm)
Quote (exodus201 @ Aug. 08 2009, 7:15 pm)
Quote (Dbear1 @ Aug. 08 2009, 3:00 pm)
I have to go with TATV, there was so many things wrong with that episode it is mind boggling.

But I have to agree with Exodus201, episodes like code of honor and Tattoo left a bad taste in my mouth. ?I am not even someone that gets all PC on things, but those episodes were so over the top it was idiotic.

Other dishonorable mentions were Mortal Coil, Little Green Men, Rouge Planet, Fury, and Encounter at Farpoint.

Episodes like Threshold and The Way to Eden are just silly storylines, but they never made me want to throw a beet can at the TV like the others I mentioned.

I actually kind of liked Regeneration and Move Along Home, but that is just a matter of taste of course.

Not to nitpick but I think you mean "Rogue Planet" not "Rouge".

Rouge is the color red.
Don't worry, I used to make the same spelling mistake myself until I discovered the X-Men(believe it or not) and the character "Rogue".

BTW, I don't recognize that ep. from the title.
Can you discribe the premise?
You you mean "Blink of an Eye"?

Sorry about that I am what you would call spelling impaired, it is one of my many faults lol.

As for Rogue Planet, it was an Enterprise episode, I think in the first season. ¿It was about a rouge planet (no surprise) and the crew landed on it. ¿For some reason it had a jungle and was not freezing, not sure how that happened. ¿The crew ran into some hunters that were hunting giant slugs that had physic abilities. ¿And the crew saved the slugs from the evil hunters. ¿Pretty much a total loser of an episode and this is from someone that actually liked Enterprise.

As for Little Green Men and in response to those that disagreed with me, we all have our opinions of course, but for me the episode did not really work at all. ¿First it was not funny; the jokes seemed forced and childish. ¿

Second, the military personnel were portrayed as these evil idiots. ¿As someone that spent all his life in or associated with military I never like it when TV/Movies do that. ¿In fact all the humans seemed to be complete idiots. ¿It was in the 1940s, not the dark ages for crying out loud. ¿This was the generation that defeated Fascism, held communism back and had a direct hand in some of the greatest advancements in human history, hardly idiots.

Third, the Ferengi suddenly became environmentally and health conscious. ¿These guys have been involved in strip mining, weapons running, smuggling of drugs, slavery and about everything else. ¿It seemed a bit out character for them, especially Qaurk.

Everyone has a right to like what they like of course, just explaining why that episode did not work for me.

Fair enough about Little Green Men, but the episode was supposed to be a light hearted take on Roswell, I think you have taken it too seriously, and the characters were stereo types of 50's B movies.

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Report this Aug. 09 2009, 5:32 pm

Harbinger -ENT was :p  :sick: :sick: :eyesroll:

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Report this Aug. 09 2009, 5:45 pm

I don't really know the original series episodes (bet some of them stank, lol)... I know that there's a few awful TNG episodes, and a handful of DS9 ones, but can't remember the names of 'em so I've voted for threshold which I can remember (unfortunately)....

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Report this Aug. 10 2009, 12:01 am

I don't think Code of Honor was racist I think it was just the way one particular society was.  There have been many strange societies in star trek.  Remember that one Enterprise where Archer had to go through this entire ceremony, sawing logs and chanting words.  The people of that planet had dreds, does that mean they were making fun of Jamaicans?

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Report this Sep. 04 2009, 2:59 pm

my personal WORST EPISODE EVER The Original Series ! goes to:

Plato's Stepchildren
Not using spacegadgets.
Not on a spaceship, or spacestation.
Did not like costumes.
Did not like planet, did not like guest actors.
I avoid watching this episode EVER.
Makes me grind my teeth & and yell at the tv screen.
arrrrrgh


Also in the running:

WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE
This is the first episode I ever saw.
It created a deep and undeminish bond with StarTrek.
That said, when I watch it now I grind my teeth watching Gary Mitchell & Elizabeth Dehner, and the planet.

Miri
Personal preferance.
Set this story on a spaceship, spacestation, or have enough spacegadgets and I would like it fine.
Still haven't warmed to this one after all these years.

The Squire of Gothos
Again, put it on a spaceship and it's fine for me.
On dirt nope.

The City On The Edge of Forever
I know, I know, everybody but me loooooooves it.
I wanted and still want spacestuff.
Put it on a spaceship or station or give it spacestuff gadgets and I would looooove it too.

The Gamesters of Triskelion
Spaceship, spacestation, or spacestuff gadgets

A Piece of the Action
Not enough spaceship, spacestation, spacegadgets

The Spectre of the Gun
Dirt


BUT: one of my favorite EVER of all StarTrek episodes is taDAH...

"Assignment Earth"
!!!! Yeah, okay. It's ON earth but there's enough sci-fi and space 'stuff' that makes me really like it !!!!!!


Intolerance: unwillingness or refusal to tolerate or respect contrary opinions or beliefs

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Report this Sep. 06 2009, 12:00 am

Quote (teya1020 @ Aug. 07 2009, 5:24 pm)
Quote (exodus201 @ Aug. 07 2009, 10:25 am)
Quote (RedShirtGuyNumber1001 @ Aug. 06 2009, 4:55 pm)
yeah but if you had to pick one which one would you pick? ?You have to admit some of these episodes on this list are pretty aweful, which one was code of homor by the way?

It was the TNG ep. with the "Space Africans" figthing over the blonde, blue eyed Tasha Yar. ?How incredibly racist that ep. was.

Just as racist were TNG "Up the Long Ladder" & Voy."Tattoo".

There are no eps. on your list that match the offensiveness as these. ?They just bad stories, these insult on such a grander level they're anti-Trek.

Preach it! ¿:) ¿

Another Voyager episode that simply made me sad was "Friendship One." ¿The final scene effectively negated *everything* that Trek had always been about:

CHAKOTAY: ¿The urge to explore is pretty powerful.

JANEWAY: ¿But it can't justify the loss of lives--whether it's millions... or just one.


James T. Kirk is rolling in his grave.

Agreed.  It's really such an anti-Star Trek thing to say, that exploration of space isn't worth risking lives over.  Hey, genius, you are where you are because the early space pioneers sacrificed their lives for you.  How about you show some respect to their programs instead of saying it was a waste of human life!

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Report this Sep. 06 2009, 12:01 am

Quote (ThankYouGeneR @ Sep. 03 2009, 5:59 pm)
The City On The Edge of Forever
I know, I know, everybody but me loooooooves it.
I wanted and still want spacestuff.
Put it on a spaceship or station or give it spacestuff gadgets and I would looooove it too.

I was all set to complain about how you put Where No Man Has Gone Before on your list, which was a classic, but to put COTEOF on your list...  Go away.  You're no longer welcome here.

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