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intrigueing ([personal profile] intrigueing) wrote2015-06-17 09:38 pm

29 Days of Star Trek Meme: Day 9 - What's your favorite episode?

I am getting behind on this, but oh well what the hell. Not the end of the world if I'm late.

I'll break it down by series:

TOS: City on the Edge of Forever. Yes, it's the one everyone picks. Super unoriginal choice. But it really is just that great. It's got everything. It's got a little bit of every single thing that makes Star Trek so wonderful.

TNG: Darmok. The perfect melding of great character-driven material and great sci-fi concept. A few months ago, I wrote a post saying my relationship with fiction and how I understand the universe through it sometimes makes me feel like I should have been born a Tamarian, because that language structure works for my soul, goddamn it.

DS9: Man, trying to pick a favorite out of the conventional contenders is impossible, so I'll pick In the Cards. Because it is a) howlingly hilarious in a very "The Zeppo"-of-Buffy-the-Vampire-Slayer way, and b) has one of my favorite things ever, the Christmas Truce trope --  bitter serious enemies deciding that, you know what? just for a moment, just for one little moment, lets fuck this war and fuck the fact that we all hate each other and fuck our mission to destroy each other and just take one, short, deep, pure breath of baseball squee fresh air.

Day 1 - Which Star Trek series is your favorite?
Day 2 - Who is your favorite character?
Day 3 - Who is your least favorite character?
Day 4 - What is the first episode/movie you watched?
Day 5 - What was the first Star Trek series you watched?
Day 6 - Your favorite canon pairing? (Canon being the series and the movies, including the reboot.)
Day 7 - Your Favorite non-canon pairing?
Day 8 - Your favorite actor/actress?
Day 10 - What's your favorite species? (Humans are a species as well.)
Day 11 - What's your least favorite species? (See question 9 about species.)
Day 12 - What's your favorite funny moment?
Day 13 - What's your favorite dramatic moment?
Day 14 - What's your favorite Star Trek quote?
Day 15 - How did you get into Star Trek?
Day 16 - Are you involved with Star Trek fandom?
Day 17 - Have you read any of the books? If so, which ones?
Day 18 - If you could be any species in the Star Trek universe, what would you be?
Day 19 - How did the Star Trek reboot affect you?
Day 20 - Of the minor characters (one shots, not the recurring ones) who’s your favorite?
Day 21 - Which Star Trek food would you want to try at least once?
Day 22 - Which Star Trek world would you want to visit at least once?
Day 23 - Is there anything you'd want to change about Star Trek? Why?
Day 24 - Is there anything about Star Trek that has disappointed you?
Day 25 - How has Star Trek changed you?
Day 26 - Lots of Star Trek Parodies out there. Which do you dig?
Day 27 - What would you cross over with Star Trek?
Day 28 - Your favorite friendship in Star Trek?
Day 29 - If you could tell Gene Roddenberry one thing, Star Trek related or not, what would it be?

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[personal profile] lightbird 2015-06-18 04:38 am (UTC)(link)
'City on the Edge of Forever' is great. I don't know if I'd pick it as my favorite but it's definitely in the top five. I love 'Mirror, Mirror'. 'Mirror Mirror' wasn't the first episode I ever saw but it was the one that made me a Trek fan for life, so I really love it.

'Darmok' is fantastic. Definitely one of my favorite TNG episodes. I love stories that explore language and communication and this episode brings it.

I'd have a really hard time picking a favorite DS9 episode. There were so many good ones and I loved the arcs. 'In the Cards' is a great choice.
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[personal profile] sharpest_asp 2015-06-18 07:51 am (UTC)(link)
TOS: It's a darn good episode. (I tend to pick Zarabeth's episode because I'm a sap and I love the two sequel novels.)

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[personal profile] sharpest_asp 2015-06-18 08:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Very trope in that they deal with a kid of hers and Spock. The Guardian is involved. And Romulans. Written by A.C. Crispin.
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[personal profile] lynndyre 2015-06-20 09:56 am (UTC)(link)
I remember reading those! They were so tropetastic, but in fun ways. Spock's son was on the Enterprise, wasn't he? And then went back to a different section of the world?
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[personal profile] sharpest_asp 2015-06-20 08:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Those are the ones! And the second book involved the crew going to the planet to try and aid him!
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[personal profile] houtarouh 2015-06-18 08:37 am (UTC)(link)
It might be an unoriginal choice, but it's actually one of the best episodes of the series for me. That and "Mirror, Mirror", "Where No Man Has Gone Before" and "Plato's Stepchildren" (just for the funsies, since the parts that are meant to be series, are done over the top to unintentional hilarity in true TOS fashion, haha).

I need to sit down to watch TNG, as it's been ages since I've seen it. Whenever it's on SyFy or BBC America, I watch, but it's usually scrambled episodes here and there.
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[personal profile] lynndyre 2015-06-20 10:01 am (UTC)(link)
I think my favourite TOS was Journey to Babel- But it's a tough call and I can think of at least 6-7 that are all vying for the spot. ^.^