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Worst TOS show in your opinion and why

J.T.Kirk

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Report this Dec. 11 2011, 8:11 am

Quote: CloudMinder2 @ Dec. 11 2011, 1:45 am

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>ok, it's a while since i saw the episode so my memory's a little shaky but i just can't believe anyone could really buy point 2 as scientifically plausible

>ultimately all this stuff is subjective, but for me COTEOF is just, as i say, a really weak episode, with everything in it lacking any interest in its attempt to buid up to one dramatic moment which, when it comes, is not even handled that well in my opinion.

>for example there was an opportunity in the script for an earlier, longer confrontation between Kirk and McCoy re the need for Edith to die - a potentially fascinating and emotionaaly charged scene which could have replaced some of the dull drama which filled most of its screen time.

>and, lastly, if  you know what shops they walked past in the street, you really have watched it too often! ;-)

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Well ......  the tricorder(are we ever informed of it's full spectrum of capabilities .... or conversely, limitations?) itself is a bit of a scientific enigma as are many of the other 'bells & whistles' that happen within the episodes. However, with all the crap that was produced in season 3 in particular .... it's hard to believe that 'City on the Edge' would be at or near the top of anyone's 'toilet bowl' award list.  The setting design(s) alone should get it into everybody's top 20 list .... unless of course you're one who prefers those generic, ubiquitous, warehouse set, papier mache planet spiels.  


Yes, I've probably watched this episode more than my share & admittedly it did (at least partially) inspire & pique my interest & fascination in the old vacuum tube radios & the collection & repair of them .... a hobby I still pursue to this day.


 


 


 


 


 

cowgirlcadet

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Report this Feb. 12 2012, 4:22 pm

I can't think of any that are really bad. I like them all. Although I must concede that "Spock's Brain does fall into the realm of "so bad it's good".

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Report this Feb. 14 2012, 4:59 pm

Catspaw would be one of my least favorites for sure.


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J.T.Kirk

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Report this Feb. 14 2012, 7:57 pm

Okay ,,,, "Attack of the Bimbo Brain Snatchers' was the episode that broke the morale & spirit of Nimoy & probably with it the rest of the cast & crew. In his Autobiography, 'I am Spock', He recounts that for the first time he was embarrassed playing Spock .... a feeling he would get several times during the filming of the 3rd season.


Of course, I am talking about 'Spock's Brain' - the opening episode of the final season, Freddy Freiberger's production stint, a severly reduced budget, & the dreaded Friday Night Death Slot (where any self-respecting member of the target audience would be out groving & dancing with a 6-pack of Romulan Ale at their side).


Trekkies have to stand up & take note when the legendery Star Trek actor & portrayer of Spock singles this episode out as the silliest & most pointless of the lot. So not only was it a particularly bad episode, but Nimoy lost his Spock mojo & the series never really recovered from this steepest & most inauspicious point of decline.

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Report this Feb. 15 2012, 5:58 am

Quote: cowgirlcadet @ Feb. 12 2012, 4:22 pm

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>I can't think of any that are really bad. I like them all. Although I must concede that "Spock's Brain does fall into the realm of "so bad it's good".

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"So bad it's good" should the the name of Kirk's fighting style.


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RoTrekkie

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Report this Feb. 15 2012, 12:33 pm

I can't remember if I posted here before but the worst one has to be either The Alternative Factor or The Way to Eden for me as personal dislikes.


But overall "Spock's Brain"' takes the cake.


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CloudMinder2

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Report this Feb. 17 2012, 3:28 am

Quote: OneDamnMinuteAdmiral @ Feb. 14 2012, 4:59 pm

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>Catspaw would be one of my least favorites for sure.

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At last! glad i'm not alone - that episode is SHOCKING


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Report this Feb. 17 2012, 1:22 pm

The pilot that started the whole franchise...The Cage. It sucked! Then I was reminded of it and forced to re-watch it in The Menander. 

RoTrekkie

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Report this Feb. 17 2012, 1:29 pm

Are you kidding? The Menagerie is among the best for me

J.T.Kirk

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Report this Feb. 17 2012, 1:51 pm

"The Way to Eden" was definitely my least favorite episode when watching it as a kid & in it's original screenings. Everything was hippie back then, everybody was cashing on the hippie thing ..... and so when our favorite TV show got into the act - we  collectively cringed.


However, looking back on it some forty years later, I don't mind it nearly as much. In fact, I look on it now as sort of a reminder & beacon of the era that was & for which we grow up in & of which Star Trek had evolved.


Oh sure, parts of it are still cringeworthy but the real hippies acted pretty much like that & if you sub in a magic bus for the Enterprise,  & Kathmandu/Goa/Turkey for the planet Eden - then the script writers put it pretty much the way it was!

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