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goatshark 06-25-2012 09:58 AM

Just a test
 
Checking to make sure my account merged over. Ignore this thread.

Or, if you're feeling compelled to post, name the Star Trek episode (from any series) that you would show to someone new to the franchise; which singular episode perfectly encapsulates Star Trek.

Show your work.

castsbugc 06-25-2012 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by goatshark (Post 4414491)
Checking to make sure my account merged over. Ignore this thread.

Or, if you're feeling compelled to post, name the Star Trek episode (from any series) that you would show to someone new to the franchise; which singular episode perfectly encapsulates Star Trek.

Show your work.

Overall, I believe "The Inner Light" would be my choice, though its a close race with "City on the Edge of Forever"

meurik 06-25-2012 10:22 AM

New or old, to Star Trek... I'd say DS9?s "The Visitor". Single-handedly, the greatest episode of the franchise (in my opinion).

thoroon 06-25-2012 10:43 AM

TOS: City on the Edge of Forever
TNG: The Inner Light
DS9: In the Pale Moonlight
VOY: Equinox
TAS: never watched

Except for the VOY-Episode those are my absolute favourite episodes from each of the series.
They all fit perfectly the "tone" of each series, what it is about etc.
Especially "In the pale Moonlight" ... just love this ep.
For Voyager it's quite hard to find a fav, because I like it the least of them all, but Equinox fits the other criteria.
Enterprise has no fav, but I like the Xindi-Arc, so I guess i would show "The Expanse" or so ...

captwinters1701 06-25-2012 10:59 AM

TOS: Tomorrow is Yesterday
TAS: The Slaver Weapon
TNG: Best of Both Worlds
DS9: Paradise Lost
Voy: The 37's
ENT: Future Tense

mvaiks 06-25-2012 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by castsbugc (Post 4414541)
Overall, I believe "The Inner Light" would be my choice, though its a close race with "City on the Edge of Forever"

I second that:smile:

walkincrow 06-25-2012 11:12 AM

TNG-The Drumhead

Deal's with how fear and hate can strip people of all rational thinking and lead to paranoia. Hits close to home on many real life issues.

direphoenix 06-25-2012 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by goatshark (Post 4414491)
Checking to make sure my account merged over. Ignore this thread.

Or, if you're feeling compelled to post, name the Star Trek episode (from any series) that you would show to someone new to the franchise; which singular episode perfectly encapsulates Star Trek.

Show your work.


TOS: "Balance of Terror"

It shows the environment aboard a Starfleet vessel in a hostile situation and the reveal of a complex enemy who may not be as different as the protagonist's own. Two captains who are sworn by duty to uphold the interests of their own nations, with conflicts within their own crews on how exactly to go about it.

captainrevo1 06-25-2012 11:22 AM

I would probably weight up the person but I would say;

TOS: City on the Edge of Forever - classic episode.
TNG: The defector - superb cat and mouse ep.
DS9: Way of the Warrior - pure awesome on all levels.
VOY: Timeless - brilliant time travel ep.
Ent: Azarti Prime - probably wont have a clue what's going on but its a super episode.

stoleviathan99 06-25-2012 11:51 AM

I find it funny how all the great episodes people mention are detours.

"The Inner Light"
"The Visitor"
"City on the Edge of Forever"
"Best of Both Worlds"

All huge detours from the status quo.

If I wanted to get somebody NEW to Trek involved, I'd look at:

"Balance of Terror"
"Day of the Dove"
"Amok Time"
"Measure of a Man"
"The Offspring"
"Statistical Probabilities"
"In the Pale Moonlight" (Itself a deviation)
"Equinox" (Pt 1 and 2)
"Borderland / Cold Station 12 / The Augments"


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