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Old 08-27-2013, 10:14 AM   #101
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Re: Star Trek Thread: To Boldly Split Infinitives

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I see no reason a creative man like Kirk couldn't do the same.

^ I'm not buying it...
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:14 AM   #102
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Oh and Yesterday's Enterprise, ldo
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:53 AM   #103
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Best of TNG
The Measure of a Man
Sarek
Reunion
Cause and Effect
True Q
Thine Own Self
All Good Things...
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:54 AM   #104
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True q is like the fourth best q episode
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:18 PM   #105
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^ I'm not buying it...
In a show with faster-than-light travel, THAT'S what you have a problem with?
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:19 PM   #106
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In a show with faster-than-light travel, THAT'S what you have a problem with?
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:44 AM   #107
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The Man Trap SEASON 1, EPISODE 01



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This scared me more than anything else as a little kid.

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Old 08-28-2013, 02:05 AM   #108
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Jeeez, it scares me now. I'm going to bed now with that picture in my head?
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:16 AM   #109
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I think I dated her once
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:27 PM   #110
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She sucks the life force out of men, right? Yeah, I married her once.
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:10 PM   #111
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Where No Man Has Gone Before SEASON 1, EPISODE 03



Wiki Entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_N...as_Gone_Before

Solid episode. As this was the second pilot made, some of it doesn't conform to the usual TOS universe, such as uniform, and Spock's skin tone. There's no McCoy or Uhura. Spock also mentions one of his ancestors married an Earth girl (ie not his father, specifically). An episode built around an interesting central premise of one man (Kirk's friend, Gary Mitchell) outevolving everyone else and being changed by his powers, and executing it well.


Sally Kellerman was babe-tastic.


To put it in my list of order of how much I liked it:

Top.- Charlie X
Where No Man Has Gone Before
Bottom - The Man Trap
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:54 AM   #112
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A guy with poor interpersonal skills develops god-like powers and terrorizes the ship? Didn't we do this already in Charlie X? Anyway, I thought this was easily the weakest Trek episode I've seen in a while. The Gary character doesn't have much personality, the Kirk/Gary feud/friendship just isn't convincing, there's no McCoy or Uhura, it doesn't really fit well with the look/feel of the rest of ST:TOS.

On the plus side, the girl is a confirmed hottie, and we get to see a William Shatner fight scene in his own campy style --this will become a hallmark of the series.



Misc: One of the engineering guys who beams down to the planet gets strangled, but because this is a 2nd pilot and the uniforms look different, he's not wearing a red shirt. Redshirt body count is still technically zero.

Sulu appears, but as one of the science officers. I guess he made a career change and switched to navigation after this episode.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:03 PM   #113
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Sulu is a pilot. Chekov is a navigator.

Sheesh. ;p
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:51 PM   #114
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:41 PM   #116
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The Naked Time SEASON 1, EPISODE 04



Wiki Entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Naked_Time

This was a top episode - a strange disease infects the Enterprise, acting like a drug and supressing rational thought. It's also well known because of some of its imagery, specifically Sulu fencing topless and Spock struggling with emotional turmoil. We also have Nurse Chapel explicitly expressing her feelings to Spock for the first time. But ignoring that, a really well crafted, dramatic and engaging episode. Interestingly, I really thought the guy that first got the odd disease was a relatively famous actor - I actually thought he was a young Bradford Dillman - but he's not. I realised he was familiar to me because he pops up in another Star Trek episode called 'By Any Other Name' as a bad guy, and this particular episode is the one I've seen the most time (I used to own this episode on Super 8...anyone remember that?). This is the guy in question btw:




We also get a crewman I really liked and I think he appears in an episode or two more down the line: Kevin O'Rielly:


Anyway, imo this is the best episode so far.


STILL NO DEAD RED SHIRTS SO FAR!

To put it in my list of order of how much I liked it:

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The Naked Time (S1E04)
Charlie X (S1E02)
Where No Man Has Gone Before (S1E03)
The Man Trap (S1E01)
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:11 PM   #117
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Just finished watching season 1 of ST:TNG. Some good moments, but man, that was way worse than I remembered it from my childhood.
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:20 PM   #118
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Yeah, it starts getting good in S3
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:35 PM   #119
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The Naked Time is just hands-down a top-tier Trek episode. Sulu running around the ship with a sabre is one of the most iconic images from the franchise. One of the things I love about it is that almost all the characters get a great scene. Sulu does his swashbuckler thing, Scotty breaks through a door and jump-starts the engines in the nick of time, McCoy gets cranky at intoxicated crewmen while he figures out WTF is going on, and the bit with Nurse Chapel and Spock was really quite memorable.

The only downside is the weird time-travel bit at the very end which is the result of what was originally supposed to be a two-part episode being sliced into two standalone episodes.


Misc: Season 1 of ST:TNG has an episode, "The Naked Now," that follows the same premise. Drunken Tasha Yar improbably hooking up with Data has always been a favorite scene of mine.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:21 PM   #120
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Man I was about to say season 2 wasn't so bad but it's basically just "Measure of a Man" and "Q Who" that are good. Measure is a top ten TNG episode though. "The Royale", "Shades of Grey" and "The Outrageous Okona" are basically unwatchable.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:24 PM   #121
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Although "The Royale" did produce a megaelite TNG animated gif.
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Re: Star Trek Thread: To Boldly Split Infinitives

You know the Enterprise is in serious trouble when Kirk tells Yeoman Rand to take the helm. I think they might have been better off with crazy drunk swashbuckling Sulu flying the ship.


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Although "The Royale" did produce a megaelite TNG animated gif.
Is that the one with the blue screen of death? C'mon son, you can't tell us that without posting the gif.
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Love how Worf is suitably unimpressed.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:07 AM   #125
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Man I was about to say season 2 wasn't so bad but it's basically just "Measure of a Man" and "Q Who" that are good. Measure is a top ten TNG episode though. "The Royale", "Shades of Grey" and "The Outrageous Okona" are basically unwatchable.
Agreed. Outside of a couple of episodes, S1 and S2 are unwatchable. But, the episodes that ARE watchable rank pretty high, like the 2 you point out.

ETA: The Outrageous Okana cameo'd a young Teri Hatcher who was one of Okona's conquests.

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Indeed. It's very enjoyable in a campy sort of way.

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