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The Most Underrated Episode?

Zaltar

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Report this Jan. 22 2010, 12:47 pm

Everyone talks about which ST film is the most underrated but which ST episode is the most underrated?

My choice is "These Are The Voyages..."  

Let the flaming start!   :)  :D

Ndirsch11

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Report this Jan. 22 2010, 12:58 pm

Of the ones you listed in the poll, the only episode that is actually underrated and (very good) is Voyager's "Once Upon a Time."  It's very well written and it's one of the better Neelix episodes.

"These are the Voyages ..." is jaw-droppingly awful.  It's almost as bad as the notorious Star Wars Holiday Special.  Four and a half years have gone by and I still haven't gotten over it.

Here are some episodes from each series that I believe are very underrated:

TOS - The Conscience of the King, The Empath

TNG - Pen Pals, The Price, The Host

DS9 - Dramatis Personae

VOY - 11: 59, Muse

ENT - Observer Effect, Vox Sola

juliansgirl7

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Report this Jan. 22 2010, 1:25 pm

If Wishes Were Horses

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Report this Jan. 22 2010, 4:18 pm

And The Children Shall Lead.

I've read a lot of bad reviews about it...and okay, some of it was a bit silly...but I found the ending really powerful.

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Report this Jan. 22 2010, 4:55 pm

from the list Rumpelstiltskin


:)

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Report this Jan. 23 2010, 5:15 pm

Whispers. (DS9)

SLagonia

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Report this Jan. 24 2010, 1:45 am

Of the above episodes, Once Upon a Time is by far the most underrated.  

The formula goes like This; A+B+C=D

A=Everyone hates Neelix
B=This is a Neelix episode
C=Flotter is annoying
D=This is gonna suck

As it turns out, this was actually a gem.  I mean sure, there are plenty of better Trek episodes out there, but this is still a quality episode.  Neelix for once was justified in being an idiotic asshole, and the problem was one that could not simply be technobabled away.  

As for those not on this list, Whispers and The Wounded are runners up to Who Watches the Watchers, which is by far the most under-rated.  Considered by some fans to be a bottom-100 episode, I feel it is a top-20 and the finest example of a quality story.

TashaYar86

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Report this Jan. 24 2010, 8:36 am

TOS - And The Children Shall Lead

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Report this Jan. 24 2010, 11:45 am

ENT Shockwave?

I thought that was an exciting episode.

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Report this Jan. 24 2010, 3:39 pm

Up the Long Ladder shows both the best and worst of the Irish-human experience, and I'll drink to that, provided the drink be the one that Worf ordered from the replomat!

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Report this Jan. 24 2010, 3:47 pm

I really enjoy Spock's Brain. It's daft, pure nonsense, but if you turn your *ahem* brain off, it's really fun.

sonofspock1

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Report this Jan. 24 2010, 3:58 pm

It just proves Spock is a genius, with or without his brain! :laugh:

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Report this Jan. 24 2010, 4:07 pm

Quote (sonofspock1 @ Jan. 24 2010, 3:58 pm)
It just proves Spock is a genius, with or without his brain! :laugh:

Indeed! I voted for Spock's brain as being underrated

sonofspock1

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Report this Jan. 24 2010, 6:52 pm

I honestly think Spock's Brain is quite a good episode. Daft, but great fun. :cool:

Could one call it "high concept idiocy"?

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Report this Jan. 28 2010, 4:27 pm

If wishes were horses, it's a fun episode and the others aren't good anyway.

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