Most Hated Episodes of all Time

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Re: Most Hated Episodes of all Time

Postby Mark » Mon May 24, 2010 9:20 pm

This is NOT an official nomination, but I just wanted to share this.

If I'm watching TNG, and "The Inner Light" (title? Where Picard learns to play the flute) or "Darmok" come on, I WILL turn the channel.
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Re: Most Hated Episodes of all Time

Postby Sonic Glitch » Mon May 24, 2010 9:22 pm

Mark wrote:This is NOT an official nomination, but I just wanted to share this.

If I'm watching TNG, and "The Inner Light" (title? Where Picard learns to play the flute) or "Darmok" come on, I WILL turn the channel.

Really? Any particular reason?
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Re: Most Hated Episodes of all Time

Postby Mikey » Mon May 24, 2010 9:30 pm

Mark wrote:This is NOT an official nomination, but I just wanted to share this.

If I'm watching TNG, and "The Inner Light" (title? Where Picard learns to play the flute) or "Darmok" come on, I WILL turn the channel.

So, you dislike TNG's two best episodes, then?
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Re: Most Hated Episodes of all Time

Postby Mark » Mon May 24, 2010 9:41 pm

"BEST" is a matter of interpritation.

The Inner Light to me is like watching a Kenny G concert for an hour in the dentist chair. It DRAGS for me. I'm an action kind of guy, and I am fond of subplots in an episode. This one had neither.

Darmok was just damned confusing. The phaser from the torpedo bay irritates me beyond what it should, and even though the UT cant translate their language, it still translates their gibberish into english. Those two points ruin the whole thing for me.
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Re: Most Hated Episodes of all Time

Postby Captain Seafort » Mon May 24, 2010 9:42 pm

Mikey wrote:
Mark wrote:This is NOT an official nomination, but I just wanted to share this.

If I'm watching TNG, and "The Inner Light" (title? Where Picard learns to play the flute) or "Darmok" come on, I WILL turn the channel.

So, you dislike TNG's two best episodes, then?



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Re: Most Hated Episodes of all Time

Postby Mikey » Mon May 24, 2010 9:43 pm

Of course it's my opinion. Who else's would I have?
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Re: Most Hated Episodes of all Time

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon May 24, 2010 10:18 pm

Mikey wrote:Of course it's my opinion. Who else's would I have?


Chuck Norris'? ;) I kid, I kid!
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Re: Most Hated Episodes of all Time

Postby Sonic Glitch » Mon May 24, 2010 10:23 pm

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:
Mikey wrote:Of course it's my opinion. Who else's would I have?


Chuck Norris'? ;) I kid, I kid!

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Re: Most Hated Episodes of all Time

Postby Mikey » Tue May 25, 2010 12:48 am

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:
Mikey wrote:Of course it's my opinion. Who else's would I have?


Chuck Norris'? ;) I kid, I kid!


You know, Chuck Norris doesn't have a chin under his beard - just another fist.
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Re: Most Hated Episodes of all Time

Postby Mark » Tue May 25, 2010 12:49 am

Hey guys.......your going to have to find the title names yourselves. But its easy. Just look under the main sites episode reviews. Broken down by season.
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Re: Most Hated Episodes of all Time

Postby stitch626 » Tue May 25, 2010 1:51 am

The episode where Deanna gets command... I wish i remembered titles.
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Re: Most Hated Episodes of all Time

Postby Nutso » Tue May 25, 2010 6:09 am

Masks. Data is the Sun and Moon?
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Re: Most Hated Episodes of all Time

Postby Sionnach Glic » Tue May 25, 2010 12:48 pm

I'll second Homeward.
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Re: Most Hated Episodes of all Time

Postby Mithrandir » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:22 am

I second the nomination of Masks!

Brent Spiner is a great actor, but the producers got to fond of the: "Let's let Data play multiple characters!"-idea.

But I nominate as worst TNG episode ever: "Force of Nature" (The show were the - soon forgotten - warp 5-limit was established). :bangwall:
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Re: Most Hated Episodes of all Time

Postby Tyyr » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:32 pm

Mark wrote:"BEST" is a matter of interpritation.

The Inner Light to me is like watching a Kenny G concert for an hour in the dentist chair. It DRAGS for me. I'm an action kind of guy, and I am fond of subplots in an episode. This one had neither.

Darmok was just damned confusing. The phaser from the torpedo bay irritates me beyond what it should, and even though the UT cant translate their language, it still translates their gibberish into english. Those two points ruin the whole thing for me.

See, they're both examples of the best of Trek to me, episodes that make you think.

Inner Light was a classic sci-fi short story brought into Trek. Darmok was about learning to work someone and building bridges even when you can't talk it out. You can still build bridges of common ground.

Now I will point out that in the episode they specifically state that the UT is translating the language perfectly fine. The problem is that they speak entirely in metaphor so there's a layer of meaning that the UT can't handle. Now I will freely admit that I think Darmok is a great example of an absolutely stupid premise as you can tell my the way I've questioned the stupid language a couple times. Their metaphor language makes no sense in any logical context which is a big strike against the episode but everything else around it is great to me.

I will agree on Masks though, I hated that episode.
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