The best Star Trek episode, in your opinion
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Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Aug 2012
11-27-2012, 05:53 PM
There are so many...
'City on the Edge of Forever' from TOS. A great episode but part of me wishes they'd tried filming the original screenplay. Roddenberry's rewrite didn't do it justice.
'The Trouble With Tribbles' from TOS. Another great episode, very fun and humourous.
'Best of Both Worlds' great episodes. Unforgettable climax at the end of part 1. Part 2 was weaker but had great moments as well.
'Darmok' and 'The Inner Light' from TNG. Incredible episodes and good science fiction stories.
'Tapestry' from TNG. A fantastic episode with Q playing a non-antagonistic role for once (he literally does nothing but help Picard in this episode). It says a lot about life and how we get to where we are. It really speaks to me.
'The Visitor' from DS9. I dare anyone to watch this and not cry at the end.
'In the Pale Moonlight' from DS9. This was a really good episode and had a unique style to it - Sisko's confession and elements that had him almost-but-not-quite break the fourth wall (his confession takes place in his quarters as he's making a personal log, but he keeps looking at the camera and at 'us' as he's doing it).
'Meld' from VOY. A really good episode that says a lot of interesting things about how senseless violence is and how hard it is to rationalise it away.
'Living Witness' from VOY. Another really good episode about how the truth is often sacrificed by history when people have a stake in it. Seeing the crew of the Voyager wear black hats was awesome and fun, but there was a seriousness about the theme how history can and will be rewritten by people for their own ends. The Doctor's impact on society is important as he really was a living witness to the events that had become grotesquely misshapen. And the climax of the show really is everything I love about Star Trek.
I don't know which of the above to choose if I only had one choice. Maybe 'Living Witness' as I said above, the climax of that episode is really everything I love about Star Trek.