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janewayjunkie74656

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Report this Mar. 18 2012, 11:24 pm

So I was thinking... is there a higher expectation for 2 part episodes of any series? I think there kind of is. I think when you start watching a 2 part episode, you kind of expect it to be good and have a great cliffhanger to bring you back to the second part. 


So when 2 part episodes aren't as good, it's kind of disappointing. Anyone else agree?


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Report this Mar. 19 2012, 11:10 am

I do have higher expectations.  In general, the two-parters pull through and meet my expectations.  That said, a number of them do suffer from pacing problems and seemingly unnecessary padding out.  Too much story for one episode, not enough drama for two. 

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Report this Mar. 19 2012, 11:16 am

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>Generlly the two-parters were pretty good in general.

>Perhaps it was because they had more money to spend on them.

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Did you know TOS "The Menagerie" was actually done to save money? But it's still one of the best two-parters in Star Trek.


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Report this Mar. 20 2012, 12:49 pm

Two-part episodes usually deal with more-complicated subjects and have time to develop better plots and more in depth characterizations.  So, they are usually better.  But, not necessarily.  My favorite episodes are one-parters.


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Report this Mar. 20 2012, 5:14 pm

When I watch two parter it's almost like a event to me. It's not when I watch them for the first time and it ends with "to be continued...", in opposite to the single episodes when the story is done after 45 minutes with a conclusion.


 


Either way for the manner of The Menagerie it's origanely the pilot to TOS & was re-used to show it again, because The Cage didn't go in series of TOS with Cpt. Pike, his crew & Spock. It of course did go on with the charactors Kirk etc.

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