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Top Ten Controverial Trek eps?


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Report this Mar. 24 2010, 12:17 pm

Quote (ServalanFan @ Mar. 24 2010, 11:45 am)
Considering the Health Care debate in the US at the moment, I would rate VOY 'Critical Care' as controversial.
I also thought VOY 'Mortal Coil' was pretty controversial for its anti-religious perspective.

Okay. I think I understand 'controversy' better now. I may not though.

Controversy is a state of prolonged public debate, usually concerning a matter of opinion.

Debates regarding things like healthcare, afterlife, absolutes, rehabilitation of criminals, crime and punishment, forgiveness of the horriffic, humanity, hope, sexual preference, origin of life, dieties, right to die, all kinds of 'isms'. These kinds of things, right?


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Report this Mar. 24 2010, 12:24 pm

Okay. No. I went back to Beccs' webpage so I think 'controversial' is even broader than I thought. It is stuff we Trek people can dispute with each other about regarding Trek, AND the all the things I named in my last post. Am I closer now?


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Report this Mar. 24 2010, 1:37 pm

Quote (Yanks @ Mar. 23 2010, 2:21 pm)
Tuvix anyone? :laugh:

Yes, absolutely. Tuvix has me debating with MYSELF, trying to find the 'clear' answer. I think the 'right' in this answer is a perfect choice for contriversy everlasting.


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Report this Mar. 25 2010, 12:00 am

Quote (SLagonia @ Mar. 23 2010, 7:46 am)
Quote (TaoTrek @ Mar. 22 2010, 12:32 am)
Looking at this list a second time, I can't help but wonder why the FRAK "In the pale Moonlight" wasn't on this list!?!?!?

:whatthe: :whatthe: :grr:

Now THAT was controversial.

In The Pale Moonlight is by far the most polarizing of Trek episodes. ¿I really don't know anyone who is on the fence for that one - It's either among the top-ten episodes of all time, or it's one of the worst ever. ¿There is no middle ground on that one.

For me, it's my #2 DS9 episode and #7 overall. ¿I love that episode.

That's the thing, most of these episodes were just universally hated episodes. ¿There's nothing controversial about them - We all hate them.

Interesting that you should write this. I first watched the episode last summer as I was watching all of DS9 for the first time. I also read the trivia and behind-the-scenes info on the episodes on Memory Alpha, so I knew what I was getting into watching ITPM. Although I was anxious about watching it for the first time, I discovered at the end that I actually enjoyed watching it. I didn't LOVE it, but I did thoroughly enjoy it.

I would proclaim it as one of my top ten favorite DS9 episodes and I recommend it for any trek fan so they can figure out which side of the fence they are on.

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