ATTENTION: The Boards will be closed permanently on May 28th, 2014. Posting will be disabled on April 28th, 2014. More Info

What is your ultimate top 10 episodes ever of Star Trek?

Sora

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 2606

Report this Oct. 18 2012, 4:37 pm

Out of all 715 episodes of Star Trek, if you can only choose 10 episodes, which 10 episodes what they be?


 


Mine are,


1. Year of Hell Part 1 and 2 (VOY Season 4)


 


2. Dark Frontier (VOY Season 5)


 


3. Far Beyond The Stars (DS9 Season 6)


 


4. Inquisition (DS9 Season 6)


 


5. In The Pale Moonlight (DS9 Season 6)


 


6. Equinox Part 1 and 2 (VOY Season 5 and 6)


 


7. Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges (DS9 Season 7)


 


8. Relativity (VOY Season 5)


 


9. Extreme Measures (DS9 Season 7)


 


10. The Best of Both Worlds Part 1 and 2 (TNG Season 3 and 4)

Vger23

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 6799

Report this Oct. 20 2012, 8:23 am

Quote: Sora @ Oct. 18 2012, 4:37 pm

>

>Out of all 715 episodes of Star Trek, if you can only choose 10 episodes, which 10 episodes what they be?

>Mine are,

>1. Year of Hell Part 1 and 2 (VOY Season 4)

>2. Dark Frontier (VOY Season 5)

>3. Far Beyond The Stars (DS9 Season 6)

>4. Inquisition (DS9 Season 6)

>5. In The Pale Moonlight (DS9 Season 6)

>6. Equinox Part 1 and 2 (VOY Season 5 and 6)

>7. Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges (DS9 Season 7)

>8. Relativity (VOY Season 5)

>9. Extreme Measures (DS9 Season 7)

>10. The Best of Both Worlds Part 1 and 2 (TNG Season 3 and 4)

>


 


Dude,


 


How can you make a list like this and have NO TOS episodes? Yet "VOY" is represented 4 times... (including staking a claim to the #1 Star Trek episode of all time???)? Wow. I've been a Trek fan for 34 years...and I can't even finish watching Voyager as a series. I try and try and try...and I just can't watch it all the way through. Yet a classic, game-changing, world renowned series like TOS has NO representation on your list? That almost seems intentional. 


Different strokes I guess. 


 


1. Where No Man Has Gone Before (TOS)


2. The Visitor (DS9)


3. The Devil In the Dark (TOS)


4. The Inner Light (TNG)


5. The Doomsday Machine (TOS)


6. In The Pale Moonlight (DS9)


7. City on the Edge of Forever (TOS)


8. Best of Both Worlds Pt 1 and 2 (TNG)


9. Way of the Warrior Pt 1 and 2 (DS9)


10. Errand of Mercy (TOS)


 


Honorable Mentions: (in no particular order)


Children of Time (DS9)


Corbomite Maneuver (TOS)


Far Beyond the Stars (DS9)


Family (TNG)


Yesterday's Enterprise (TNG)


The Trouble With Tribbles (TOS)


Equinox (VOY) 


 


I AM KEE-ROCK!!

Sora

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 2606

Report this Oct. 20 2012, 9:03 pm

Quote: Vger23 @ Oct. 20 2012, 8:23 am

Quote: Sora @ Oct. 18 2012, 4:37 pm

>

>

>Out of all 715 episodes of Star Trek, if you can only choose 10 episodes, which 10 episodes what they be?

>Mine are,

>1. Year of Hell Part 1 and 2 (VOY Season 4)

>2. Dark Frontier (VOY Season 5)

>3. Far Beyond The Stars (DS9 Season 6)

>4. Inquisition (DS9 Season 6)

>5. In The Pale Moonlight (DS9 Season 6)

>6. Equinox Part 1 and 2 (VOY Season 5 and 6)

>7. Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges (DS9 Season 7)

>8. Relativity (VOY Season 5)

>9. Extreme Measures (DS9 Season 7)

>10. The Best of Both Worlds Part 1 and 2 (TNG Season 3 and 4)

>

 

Dude,

 

How can you make a list like this and have NO TOS episodes? Yet "VOY" is represented 4 times... (including staking a claim to the #1 Star Trek episode of all time???)? Wow. I've been a Trek fan for 34 years...and I can't even finish watching Voyager as a series. I try and try and try...and I just can't watch it all the way through. Yet a classic, game-changing, world renowned series like TOS has NO representation on your list? That almost seems intentional. 

Different strokes I guess. 

 

1. Where No Man Has Gone Before (TOS)

2. The Visitor (DS9)

3. The Devil In the Dark (TOS)

4. The Inner Light (TNG)

5. The Doomsday Machine (TOS)

6. In The Pale Moonlight (DS9)

7. City on the Edge of Forever (TOS)

8. Best of Both Worlds Pt 1 and 2 (TNG)

9. Way of the Warrior Pt 1 and 2 (DS9)

10. Errand of Mercy (TOS)

 

Honorable Mentions: (in no particular order)

Children of Time (DS9)

Corbomite Maneuver (TOS)

Far Beyond the Stars (DS9)

Family (TNG)

Yesterday's Enterprise (TNG)

The Trouble With Tribbles (TOS)

Equinox (VOY) 

 


 


Well I mean it really wasn't intended at all. I wasn't trying to exclude TOS. I only had 1 TNG episode and no Enterprise or Animated series. I absolutely love them all.


The reason for my list looking the way it does is because DS9 is my favorite series and Voyager is my 2nd favorite series, and that was only a top 10 out of over 700 episodes. I mean it was really hard to only choose 10 episodes, but those are the episodes I personally think of when I think of Trek in general. I get into those episodes the most. But I honestly wasn't intending to slander TOS or anything at all.


There are alot of TOS episodes I am quite fond of, such as,


All Our Yesterdays


The Tholian Web


The Enterprise Incident


The City on the Edge of Forever


Arena


Miri


Bread and Circuses


The Devil in the Dark


Errand of Mercy


Shore Leave


Mirror Mirror


Journey to Babel


The Menagerie


I am very fond of many TOS episodes


I really do like your list by the way. It's really great!


I have only been a Trek fan for 13 years, and am 23, so roughly for half of my life thus far, but I obviously grew up with more of the modern Trek's, so I tend to favor them over TOS, but TOS is still my favorite too, I'd watch TOS over anything else.


Live Long and Prosper

OtakuJo

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 16362

Report this Oct. 20 2012, 11:41 pm

hmm... This'll probably change eventually but here's what I feel like at the moment:


 


1. Inquisition (DS9)


2. Trials & Tribbleations (DS9)


3. In Purgatory's Shadow (DS9)


4. Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges (yeah i know DS9)


5. Our Man Bashir (DS9)


6. Doctor's Orders (Ent -- SHOCK HORROR lol)


7. Data's Day (TNG)


8. Whispers (DS9)


9. The Drumhead (TNG)


10. The Forsaken (DS9)


 


A simple criterion in the above selections: What makes me squee? I also really like the Doctor's story in Real Life, for example, but not the technobabble B-story. The reason I don't have many (ok, any) Voyager or TOS stories here is principally because although I know of some very good Voyager stories, I don't have the DVDs so I haven't seen them for quite some time. Also as I might have mentioned elsewhere I still can't find any TOS DVDs!! boogers. The list probably does reflect the fact that DS9 is still my absolutely favourite series and so on.


Have you ever danced with a Tribble in the pale moonlight?

4_Cardassia

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 35

Report this Oct. 21 2012, 12:39 am

I honestly believe that the majority of Star Trek's most gripping, memorable, and thought-provoking episodes have come from Deep Space Nine. That does not mean I am unappreciative of the ground work laid by its predecessors. In fact, I became a Star Trek fan through The Original Series and later The Next Generation. However, DS9 has the record for most masterfully written, acted, and produced hours in the franchise. Here is my personal list of top 10 Star Trek episodes:


1) Tacking Into the Wind (DS9): It amazes me that this episode gets so little recognition. Perhaps it's because "Tacking" gets buried beneath the rest of the Final Chapter arc. Regardless, this is DS9 at its finest. In only forty-five minutes, this episode manages to capture everything that made this show great. Despite the fates of interstellar civilizations hanging in the balance, the real drama can be found in the characters and their relationships with each other. For anyone that needs a reminder about how great DS9 can be, check this episode out again!


2) In the Pale Moonlight (DS9): One of the most controversial episodes in the franchise, "In the Pale Moonlight" does what Deep Space Nine does best: an intense character study and ethical analysis set against DS9's complex political backdrop. Avery Brooks is often criticized for his unique acting style, but he conveys Sisko's inner confliction and escalating doubt with near perfection. The sense of foreboding throughout is palpable, especially considering that the outcome will have a lasting impact on the entire Star Trek universe. This episode has an intensity that I just never saw in any of the other Star Trek series.


3) Rocks and Shoals (DS9): Once again, Deep Space Nine demonstrates its own unique brand of Star Trek. Though the Dominion War rages, DS9's writers prove that the show's focus remains on its characters, not on space battles and action sequences. Instead, the recent change in status quo during the Occupation arc is used as a means of further exploring the wonderful cast the series has assembled over the past five seasons. Director Mike Vejar provides his usual distinctive visual style which only adds to the emotional weight of the episode. Two separate stories are intertwined in this piece, both equally fascinating. Kira's descent into Dominion compliance coupled with Sisko's realization of the futility of war makes for one terrific hour of television.


4) Yesterday's Enterprise (TNG): This episode proves that TNG can be just as dramatic and compelling as DS9 when it wants to be, albeit without the lasting political consequences. Just like the episodes listed above, one of the primary strengths of "Yesterday's Enterprise" is its attention to detail. The stark militaristic feel of this war weary Starfleet is unsettling and the decision to give Tasha Yar a proper sendoff was a stroke of genius. The intriguing premise and refreshing change in style, not to mention stellar performances by all involved, make this a top contender.


5) The Changing Face of Evil (DS9): "Changing Face" is one roller coaster of an episode that will leave you breathless and cheering for more. It also further demonstrates how sweeping and cinematic the series has become. This is a thrilling hour of television full of ironies and revelations, seamlessly hopping from one storyline to another. What amazes me is that DS9 still manages to pack more character moments than any of its fellow series, despite also baring the weight of the single largest story arc ever conceived for Star Trek. Within the last ten minutes alone, viewers will experience tragic loss, stunning realizations, and an exhilarating new prospect for episodes to come.


6) The Best of Both Worlds (TNG): Star Trek's most shocking cliffhanger, "The Best of Both Worlds" retains its original thrill all these years later through use of a brilliant score, nail-biting tension, and revealing dialogue for nearly all the cast. The Borg are as terrifying as they ever will be and the reveal at the end of "Part I" opens endless possibilities. Though the conclusion to this two-parter may have been less enthralling as the beginning, it has little effect on the overall excitement of this story.


7) Call to Arms (DS9): Like TNG's "The Best of Both Worlds," this installment captures a sense of foreboding and inevitability as the Alpha Quadrant is plunged into chaos. The final act almost manages to surpass "The Best of Both Worlds" in terms of building excitement for the season to come. The problems created in "Call to Arms" seem so insurmountable that it leaves viewers unsure whether the resolution will come by next episode. Though this season finale ends with a Federation defeat, the episode comes off as a triumph in that it opens up endless new opportunities for the show's characters and setting.


8) The Visitor (DS9): Who said this show was only about war and political intrigue? This episode takes an interesting sci-fi idea and combines it with DS9's rich backstory and unique character relationships to make a true classic.


9) The City on the Edge of Forever (TOS): The first Star Trek episode I ever watched, "City" still impacts me as it did all those years ago. Discovery of ancient alien worlds, time travel, romance, social commentary, and a poignant yet tragic ending - everything comes together in this episode to form a TOS classic and fan favorite.


10) The Inner Light (TNG): This episode is one of the highlights of TNG's run and transcends the science-fiction genre. Many praise it as Star Trek's greatest achievement and I certainly can see why. In the end, the haunting music and Patrick Stewart's usual acting talent is all that's needed to convey Picard’s sense of loss.


Though there are dozens more episodes I would rank among Star Trek's finest, these are what I consider to be the best of the best. You might think my list is a bit too slanted in Deep Space Nine's favor, but I challenge anyone to revisit the episodes in the top three positions and not find them just as artfully crafted, acted, and written as anything that has come before or since in Star Trek.


 

Sora

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 2606

Report this Oct. 21 2012, 7:57 am

Quote: OtakuJo @ Oct. 20 2012, 11:41 pm

>

>hmm... This'll probably change eventually but here's what I feel like at the moment:

>1. Inquisition (DS9)

>2. Trials & Tribbleations (DS9)

>3. In Purgatory's Shadow (DS9)

>4. Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges (yeah i know DS9)

>5. Our Man Bashir (DS9)

>6. Doctor's Orders (Ent -- SHOCK HORROR lol)

>7. Data's Day (TNG)

>8. Whispers (DS9)

>9. The Drumhead (TNG)

>10. The Forsaken (DS9)

>A simple criterion in the above selections: What makes me squee? I also really like the Doctor's story in Real Life, for example, but not the technobabble B-story. The reason I don't have many (ok, any) Voyager or TOS stories here is principally because although I know of some very good Voyager stories, I don't have the DVDs so I haven't seen them for quite some time. Also as I might have mentioned elsewhere I still can't find any TOS DVDs!! boogers. The list probably does reflect the fact that DS9 is still my absolutely favourite series and so on.

>


If you are looking for Trek dvds, you can find them here on the Star Trek store, and you can also find them at Amazon.com. Both Startrek.com and Amazon.com have any and all seasons of Trek. You could also try eBay as well.


 



Live Long and Prosper

Sora

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 2606

Report this Oct. 21 2012, 8:02 am

Quote: 4_Cardassia @ Oct. 21 2012, 12:39 am

>

>I honestly believe that the majority of Star Trek's most gripping, memorable, and thought-provoking episodes have come from Deep Space Nine. That does not mean I am unappreciative of the ground work laid by its predecessors. In fact, I became a Star Trek fan through The Original Series and later The Next Generation. However, DS9 has the record for most masterfully written, acted, and produced hours in the franchise. Here is my personal list of top 10 Star Trek episodes:

>1) Tacking Into the Wind (DS9): It amazes me that this episode gets so little recognition. Perhaps it's because "Tacking" gets buried beneath the rest of the Final Chapter arc. Regardless, this is DS9 at its finest. In only forty-five minutes, this episode manages to capture everything that made this show great. Despite the fates of interstellar civilizations hanging in the balance, the real drama can be found in the characters and their relationships with each other. For anyone that needs a reminder about how great DS9 can be, check this episode out again!

>2) In the Pale Moonlight (DS9): One of the most controversial episodes in the franchise, "In the Pale Moonlight" does what Deep Space Nine does best: an intense character study and ethical analysis set against DS9's complex political backdrop. Avery Brooks is often criticized for his unique acting style, but he conveys Sisko's inner confliction and escalating doubt with near perfection. The sense of foreboding throughout is palpable, especially considering that the outcome will have a lasting impact on the entire Star Trek universe. This episode has an intensity that I just never saw in any of the other Star Trek series.

>3) Rocks and Shoals (DS9): Once again, Deep Space Nine demonstrates its own unique brand of Star Trek. Though the Dominion War rages, DS9's writers prove that the show's focus remains on its characters, not on space battles and action sequences. Instead, the recent change in status quo during the Occupation arc is used as a means of further exploring the wonderful cast the series has assembled over the past five seasons. Director Mike Vejar provides his usual distinctive visual style which only adds to the emotional weight of the episode. Two separate stories are intertwined in this piece, both equally fascinating. Kira's descent into Dominion compliance coupled with Sisko's realization of the futility of war makes for one terrific hour of television.

>4) Yesterday's Enterprise (TNG): This episode proves that TNG can be just as dramatic and compelling as DS9 when it wants to be, albeit without the lasting political consequences. Just like the episodes listed above, one of the primary strengths of "Yesterday's Enterprise" is its attention to detail. The stark militaristic feel of this war weary Starfleet is unsettling and the decision to give Tasha Yar a proper sendoff was a stroke of genius. The intriguing premise and refreshing change in style, not to mention stellar performances by all involved, make this a top contender.

>5) The Changing Face of Evil (DS9): "Changing Face" is one roller coaster of an episode that will leave you breathless and cheering for more. It also further demonstrates how sweeping and cinematic the series has become. This is a thrilling hour of television full of ironies and revelations, seamlessly hopping from one storyline to another. What amazes me is that DS9 still manages to pack more character moments than any of its fellow series, despite also baring the weight of the single largest story arc ever conceived for Star Trek. Within the last ten minutes alone, viewers will experience tragic loss, stunning realizations, and an exhilarating new prospect for episodes to come.

>6) The Best of Both Worlds (TNG): Star Trek's most shocking cliffhanger, "The Best of Both Worlds" retains its original thrill all these years later through use of a brilliant score, nail-biting tension, and revealing dialogue for nearly all the cast. The Borg are as terrifying as they ever will be and the reveal at the end of "Part I" opens endless possibilities. Though the conclusion to this two-parter may have been less enthralling as the beginning, it has little effect on the overall excitement of this story.

>7) Call to Arms (DS9): Like TNG's "The Best of Both Worlds," this installment captures a sense of foreboding and inevitability as the Alpha Quadrant is plunged into chaos. The final act almost manages to surpass "The Best of Both Worlds" in terms of building excitement for the season to come. The problems created in "Call to Arms" seem so insurmountable that it leaves viewers unsure whether the resolution will come by next episode. Though this season finale ends with a Federation defeat, the episode comes off as a triumph in that it opens up endless new opportunities for the show's characters and setting.

>8) The Visitor (DS9): Who said this show was only about war and political intrigue? This episode takes an interesting sci-fi idea and combines it with DS9's rich backstory and unique character relationships to make a true classic.

>9) The City on the Edge of Forever (TOS): The first Star Trek episode I ever watched, "City" still impacts me as it did all those years ago. Discovery of ancient alien worlds, time travel, romance, social commentary, and a poignant yet tragic ending - everything comes together in this episode to form a TOS classic and fan favorite.

>10) The Inner Light (TNG): This episode is one of the highlights of TNG's run and transcends the science-fiction genre. Many praise it as Star Trek's greatest achievement and I certainly can see why. In the end, the haunting music and Patrick Stewart's usual acting talent is all that's needed to convey Picard’s sense of loss.

>Though there are dozens more episodes I would rank among Star Trek's finest, these are what I consider to be the best of the best. You might think my list is a bit too slanted in Deep Space Nine's favor, but I challenge anyone to revisit the episodes in the top three positions and not find them just as artfully crafted, acted, and written as anything that has come before or since in Star Trek.

>


 


I absolutely love your list! It's great! I don't think there's anything wrong being slanted towards any series, because this is only getting to pick 10 episodes out of the entire franchise, so naturally you're going to end up going for the episodes and the series you REALLY love more than anything else. DS9 is my favorite series as well, I think I had 5 DS9 episodes in my list, and 4 Voyager episodes, and only 1 TNG. You like what you like, even if you love all of Trek as I do, only getting to pick 10 episodes really makes you get down to it.


Live Long and Prosper

Mitchz95

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 1830

Report this Oct. 21 2012, 9:43 pm

"The Inner Light" and "In the Pale Moonlight" are both up there. I also really liked "The Changing Face of Evil", "The Doomsday machine", "Mirror, Mirror", "Scorpion", "Drone", and "Demons/Terra Prime" (to name a few).


"The future is in the hands of those who explore... And from all the beauty they discover while crossing perpetually receding frontiers, they develop for nature and for humankind an infinite love." - Jacques Yves Cousteau

OtakuJo

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 16362

Report this Oct. 23 2012, 8:46 pm

Quote: Sora @ Oct. 21 2012, 7:57 am

>

>If you are looking for Trek dvds, you can find them here on the Star Trek store, and you can also find them at Amazon.com. Both Startrek.com and Amazon.com have any and all seasons of Trek. You could also try eBay as well.

>

>


Thanks. I'm afraid though that the Star Trek store only ships to America and Canada, and after a few bad experiences, I no longer trust internet shopping outside of New Zealand so i'm sure there will be original series DVDs available eventually but I'm not holding my breath. No reason why I would have to watch them tomorrow ne.


Have you ever danced with a Tribble in the pale moonlight?

Sora

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 2606

Report this Oct. 23 2012, 9:00 pm

Oh ok, wow I didn't realize you were from New Zealand, alright well I guess that takes care of that then lol Well good luck to you though.

OtakuJo

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 16362

Report this Oct. 23 2012, 9:12 pm

No Wuz. Cheers.


Have you ever danced with a Tribble in the pale moonlight?

kree8or

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 43

Report this Oct. 24 2012, 12:20 pm

Quote: OtakuJo @ Oct. 23 2012, 8:46 pm

Quote: Sora @ Oct. 21 2012, 7:57 am

>

>

>If you are looking for Trek dvds, you can find them here on the Star Trek store, and you can also find them at Amazon.com. Both Startrek.com and Amazon.com have any and all seasons of Trek. You could also try eBay as well.

>

>

Thanks. I'm afraid though that the Star Trek store only ships to America and Canada, and after a few bad experiences, I no longer trust internet shopping outside of New Zealand so i'm sure there will be original series DVDs available eventually but I'm not holding my breath. No reason why I would have to watch them tomorrow ne.


Aren't there on-line options you could use? BTW where in NZ are you? I backpacked around the south island on my honeymoon


Space Ghost

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 36

Report this Nov. 02 2012, 5:05 pm

City On The Edge Of Forever


Balance Of Terror


Devil in The Dark


Wolf In The Fold


Arena


Mirror Mirror


(all TOS)


Yesterdays Enterprise (TNG)


Year Of Hell (Voy)


Best Of Both Worlds (TNG)


Attached (TNG)


 

OtakuJo

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 16362

Report this Nov. 03 2012, 3:51 pm

Quote: kree8or @ Oct. 24 2012, 12:20 pm

>

>Aren't there on-line options you could use? BTW where in NZ are you? I backpacked around the south island on my honeymoon

>


I think there are -- but at the same time I'm not really in such a hurry either -- figure there is plenty of time.


Have you ever danced with a Tribble in the pale moonlight?

JazzTNG

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 108

Report this Nov. 06 2012, 10:26 am

1. Yesterday's Enterprise - TNG


2. Q Who - TNG


3. Encounter at Farpoint - TNG


4. All Good Things... - TNG


5. The Best of Both Worlds - TNG


6. The City on the Edge of Forever - TOS


7. Tapestry - TNG


8. The Way of the Warrior - DS9


9. Mirror, Mirror - TOS


10. Chain of Command - TNG


So, five-card stud, nothing wild. And the sky's the limit....

Recently logged in

Users browsing this forum: Drunkin Druid

Forum Permissions

You cannot post new topics in this forum

You cannot reply to topics in this forum

You cannot delete posts in this forum