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Best Star Trek (original series) episode is...

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posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 10:08 AM
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Its been years since I have seen all the episodes so it is difficult to pick but I'd say some of the most memorable episodes for me would be:

1. Miri
2. The Savage Curtain
3. Turnabout Intruder

Sal

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posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 10:13 AM
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originally posted by: Chadwickus
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Aww I came in here thinking it was all Star Trek series...I never really got into TOS, just so cheesy... But trouble with tribbles seems to stick in my mind.

I have to agree, TWT was so good that DS9 did a damn good cross-over with it (Dax in a skirt. DAX in a SKIRT! Better than the swimsuit on Risa!) The fact that they pulled off the episode merging so well was a big plus, too, but the story stood the test of time to cross over into series #3.



As for all series? (Yes I know you didn't ask!)

Hint: There. Are. Four. Lights!


This one was just unbelievably good writing & acting. It's uncomfortable to watch, and should be. Bravo, Patrick



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 02:04 PM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: seagull


Spock's Brain, right?


Corbomite Maneuver is the best and my favorite.



I would also say Metamorphosis is a close 2nd as favorite, but usually doesn't make the lists for best episodes.


Anyway DS9: The Visitor. 'Nuff said.



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posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 02:34 PM
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The Cage didn't have the Shatner in it. The storyline was awesome and thought-provoking like all the best science fiction plots. Acting was a mix between a grimace and sigh and the FX have dated as much as the rest.

I've been trying to remember who that guy was from the ST origins back story? Yeah I could google and haven't tried. He was the first guy in the ST universe to invent the warp drive iirc. The reason it crossed my mind was in relation to Elon Musk and his Mars ambitions. He could be making space history in a similar way to the ST character.



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 02:39 PM
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originally posted by: Kandinsky
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the first guy in the ST universe to invent the warp drive


Are you thinking of Zefram Cochrane?

This character was first mentioned in the season 2 episode Metamorphosis. He is most popular for being a main character in First Contact (played by James Cromwell.)


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posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 02:56 PM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

That's the guy! Cheers!

He's a big name in the books and has more of a presence in the ST universe.



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 03:17 PM
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a reply to: seagull

Season 2
Episode 24

The ultimate computer. M5.....



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 03:21 PM
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a reply to: Aliensun

Political correctness?

Hmm...I don't know about that.

I think it was more like "Be nice until it's time to not be nice."




posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 06:41 PM
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The Cage is the best episode because it secretly explains why the original captain (Pike) did not remain on for the series. HE ACTUALLY STAYED WITH VINA IN THE ILLUSION!

It's some crazy multi-dimensional stuff going on.



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 09:10 PM
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I agree that The Cage was pretty great. I often consider that to be a 'best' or 'favorite.'

The Menagerie retelling didn't really do it justice in my opinion. I'd rather watch the original pilot. And Majel Barret was a major babe as "Number One."

RETURN OF THE ARCHONS was the first episode of Trek I ever saw and consider that to be one of the greats as well. That's another one that never seems to make these lists.

Are you...not of the body???


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posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 10:06 AM
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No love for the early ones?

Episode 3 - "Where No Man Has Gone Before"


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posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 02:29 PM
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It's a solid episode


Do you think it'd benefit from a new treatment? Updated effects, better acting etc. The story itself has enough in it to deserve consideration as a film imo.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 02:35 PM
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I'll list my top three

1) Spock's brain
2) Trouble with tribbles
3) Mudds women



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 03:02 PM
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a reply to: seagull

City on The Edge of Forever gets my vote.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 05:24 PM
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Still no Squire of Gothos?



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 05:26 PM
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originally posted by: RomaSempre
No love for the early ones?

Episode 3 - "Where No Man Has Gone Before"



I'm super disappointed that Into Darkness wasn't a re-telling of this episode, as per the rumor floating around.

It would have made one of the best Trek movies ever.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 05:56 PM
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Yeah, it does. huh. Never even thought of that.

Trouble with Tribbles would make a pretty good movie, as well. Actually there are several episodes that would make pretty darn good movies.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: tadaman

Oh, that was a good one, too.

If ever a warning about over reliance on technology was ever made!!



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 06:03 PM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

Nope. I've watched that episode, oh I've lost count of how many times, and never really got into it.


Operation: Annihilate, anyone?

Paradise Syndrome is one of the more mysterious episodes. Who transplanted Native Americans to this planet, was it the same people who built the obelisk?

No one has ever, even in the expanded Trek Universe ever really explored the unknown race. I wonder if Rodenberry ever had plans to do so in later seasons, as sort of an underlying story line.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 06:14 PM
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originally posted by: seagull
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Who transplanted Native Americans to this planet

It's been a while since I watched the episodes. I don't remember if they were transplanted or just there. I don't remember the transplanted part.

I think it was just something to hit home the idea of Earth-like planets. They did something much more obvious in Miri...with the duplicate Earth (that they never really mentioned again after the teaser.)

It's funny how a lot of these episodes end up on lists whether for best or worst episodes



The mysterious episodes were definitely the best. Who were the Archons in Return of the Archons? Apparently they were similar enough to Kirk's crew that they were mistaken for them.

I don't know anything beyond the episodes though. Never looked into outside material or sources.

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