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Favorite and least favorite TAS episodes

randy kerr

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Report this Apr. 26 2012, 4:01 pm

as for me i love them all.


i love all star trek shows and movies.

cochrane2063

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Report this Apr. 26 2012, 6:35 pm

Quote: RedVengeance @ Apr. 26 2012, 9:49 am

Quote: cochrane2063 @ Apr. 25 2012, 10:43 pm

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>I hated The Magicks of Megas-Tu. Incredibly unrealistic.

Right. Unlike the rest of Star Trek, which is realism in its purest form: Nazi planet, Al Capone planet, American Revolution taking place in Mongol Empire planet, etc....

First of all, I meant that it was unrealistic even beyond the bounds of what Star Trek usually is. Anyway, from those three, two were influenced by human interference. Although you didn't mention the Roman Empire planet. I always assumed that the latter two, like the planet in "Miri", had something to do with the race that built the deflector and presumably transported the American Indians in "The Paradise Syndrome".


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RedVengeance

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Report this Apr. 26 2012, 7:56 pm

Quote: cochrane2063 @ Apr. 26 2012, 6:35 pm

>Although you didn't mention the Roman Empire planet.


Wow, nothing gets past you.


No, I didn't mention that, just like I didn't mention the TNG episode where there was a casino floating in the atmosphere of a gas giant, the DS9 episode where Rumpelstiltskin visited the O'Briens, the Enterprise episode where time traveling Nazi space lizards rewrote history so that Hitler was victorious... Perhaps some day I'll feel like making out a truly exhaustive list of similar worlds in Star Trek, but not today.


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cochrane2063

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Report this Apr. 26 2012, 9:42 pm

Quote: RedVengeance @ Apr. 26 2012, 7:56 pm

Quote: cochrane2063 @ Apr. 26 2012, 6:35 pm

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>Although you didn't mention the Roman Empire planet.

Wow, nothing gets past you.

No, I didn't mention that, just like I didn't mention the TNG episode where there was a casino floating in the atmosphere of a gas giant, the DS9 episode where Rumpelstiltskin visited the O'Briens, the Enterprise episode where time traveling Nazi space lizards rewrote history so that Hitler was victorious... Perhaps some day I'll feel like making out a truly exhaustive list of similar worlds in Star Trek, but not today.

I was just talking about TOS, but oh well. Actually, I would love to see that list.


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CloudMinder2

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Report this Apr. 27 2012, 2:28 am

I haven't quite finished watching yet but episodes i liked (for reasons documented in the threads i set up about them) so far included:


- The Slaver Weapon


- Lorelei Signal


- The Survivor


- Magicks of Megas-Tu - contrary to what other people say here, this is a good episode which is once again applying Star Trek's belief in logic and rational thought to comment on people's attribution of anything they don't understand to being done by 'gods' - in this episode the supposition is that there is not 'devil' just one of the Magicks who had a sense of humour and attracted the displeasure of the others, hence being 'cast out'. It was humanity's own ignorance that drove the Magicks away


- there's a good number of pretty good eps too, including: The Farthest Star, Mudd's Passion, Time Trap, and More Troubles, More Tribbles


Many other episodes are so-so - I don't like The Ambergris Element - yes the aquashuttle was cool, but it doesn't make up for the fact that having had that craft atttacked and destroyed by a huge beast, they then return to look for survivors in a small rubber dinghy!


Plus the idea that someone's entire breathing system could be transformed in about 30 seconds is utterly ludicrous and goes well beyond artistic licence, suspension of belief etc


I didn't like 'Bem' either - again a ridiculous concept - 'Jihad' isn't very good either - i can't believe the bahaviour of that alien woman towards Kirk got past the censors by the way!


Overall I do like TAS though, and it's a welcome extension of TOS


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