May 8, 2013

GoldenSandslash15 - Top 20 Star Trek Episodes

Star Trek Into Darkness is less than 10 days away.

Since I have seen all 716 Star Trek episodes (each of which is one hour long, with about a dozen being two hours), I figured that I ought to spend some time talking about my favorites.

And then I thought: Why not do it on camera?

So here's my Top 20 Star Trek episodes. Just a fair warning though: This video may not make a whole lot of sense for you non-trekkies.

13 comments:

  1. I'll be honest and say I've never actually watched an episode of any of the Star Trek series (I've seen the most recent movie though)... please don't hurt me.

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    1. I won't hurt you. Trust me, getting into Star Trek is a HUGE undertaking. Took me a good four years to get through it all. 716 episodes and 11 movies is a lot.

      Without food or sleep, I think it would take you a month to get through the whole thing. It is very daunting.

      In fact, the whole reason for the latest movie was to reboot the franchise specifically so that people DON'T have to deal with that.

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  2. Hm, I haven't seen all that much Star Trek either. Though, I have seen at least one or two episodes from a few different series. And out of those, I remember enjoying the original series and The Next Generation most. I'm actually thinking about checking out The Animated Series sometime, regardless of whether it's canon or not...

    As for the new stuff, I've said it before and I'll say it again: I really liked the 2009 movie, and I'm really looking forward to the new one!

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    1. The Animated Series is pretty much universally hated, with the possible exception of the episode "Yesteryear".

      The Original Series and The Next Generation are the most enjoyable ones if you just pick random episodes to watch.

      Deep Space Nine is the best, though you do need to watch every episode in order, because of a continuing ongoing story.

      Voyager and Enterprise also require consistent viewings, particularly the latter. And as for whether or not they're any good is heavily debatable. I used to think they were worse than Deep Space Nine, but better than the others. In recent years though, I'm starting to see them as being total crap (particularly Voyager).

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    2. Oh, and the movies can be watched at any time regardless of any prior Star Trek knowledge, with the exception of the second, third, and fourth, which must be watched as a set.

      As for whether or not the movies are any good, well, they really go all over the place.

      My ratings are:

      1 = 1/10
      2 = 9/10
      3 = 5/10
      4 = 7/10
      5 = 1/10
      6 = 7/10
      7 = 3/10
      8 = 8/10
      9 = 2/10
      10 = 4/10
      11 = 8/10
      12 = ?/10 (find out this Friday!)

      Oh, and the reason why none of these are 10/10 is simply because I believe that there is no such thing as perfection. You can always find ways to improve upon something, so I don't give out 10/10 scores. Consider a "9/10" to be a perfect score.

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    3. Oh wow, thanks for the handy little guide there! And yeah, I remember hearing that The Animated Series is pretty terrible, but I'm just wondering if there are times that it's "so bad it's good", heh. Anyway, going by your recommendations, I guess I'll have to check out Deep Space Nine from the beginning sometime!

      As for the movies, believe it or not, the only two that I've seen are the 2009 one and the very first one. And when I saw the first one, I hadn't done my research and jumped right in, so I had no idea that it was so terrible until it was staring me in the face... I sat through the whole thing somehow though, lol.

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    5. Getting into DS9, one tip for you.

      This guy:

      http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060711034324/memoryalpha/en/images/9/91/Morn.jpg

      His name is Morn. He's a Lurian. He's essentially the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine version of Derpy Hooves. He appears in the background of every episode, without ever actually speaking. It's a fun little "Where's Waldo?" game to try and find him all the time.

      He also appeared in one episode of Next Gen and one episode of Voyager, where the main characters visited the DS9 setting, and he was there.

      So yeah. If you want to watch DS9, it's fun to keep an eye out for him. ;)

      Oh and the deleted comment up above was just to correct a typo. Don't worry about it.

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    6. Lol, that's awesome. Thanks for pointing it out to me! I'll be sure to keep an eye out for him when I check the series out.

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  3. Well, for what it's worth, all of the pre-release reviews of Star Trek Into Darkness have been negative.

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    1. Really? Rotten Tomatoes is pretty much all positive.

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    2. http://entertainment.time.com/2013/05/13/star-trek-into-darkness-the-young-and-the-reckless/

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    3. Meh... Positive reviews, negative reviews, I don't really care. I just wanna wait until I can see it for myself and form my own opinions, ya know? That said, I AM really interested in hearing what YOU have to say about it, GS15, but not until after you've actually seen it. XD

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