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25 Aug 2018 10:01 p.m. PST
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian17 Feb 2018 1:50 p.m. PST

Which episode is the best, in your opinion?

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2018 2:26 p.m. PST

'The immunity syndrome' for me, but 'The doomsday machine' is a very close second.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2018 2:35 p.m. PST

"Amok Time" and "Journey to Babel" are tied for first, with "A Piece of the Action" and "The Trouble with Tribbles" fighting it out for a very honorable 3rd and 4th.

But it was a great year. Lots of defensible choices.

KSmyth17 Feb 2018 2:46 p.m. PST

I'd have to go for "Amok Time" and "The Trouble with Tribbles too." I also liked "The Changling" and "I Mudd."

Not a bad season but not nearly as many stand-out episodes as season one.

ksfisher17 Feb 2018 4:16 p.m. PST

Best episode of Season 2?

How can you beat an evil Spock?

"Mirror, Mirror"

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian17 Feb 2018 4:56 p.m. PST

I would have to go with "Return to Tomorrow" and "The Ultimate Computer".

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian17 Feb 2018 5:08 p.m. PST

Episode list:

Amok Time
Who Mourns for Adonais?
The Changeling
Mirror, Mirror
The Apple
The Doomsday Machine
I, Mudd
Journey to Babel
Friday's Child
The Deadly Years
Wolf in the Fold
The Trouble with Tribbles
The Gamesters of Triskelion
A Piece of the Action
The Immunity Syndrome
A Private Little War
Return to Tomorrow
Patterns of Force
By Any Other Name
The Omega Glory
The Ultimate Computer
Bread and Circuses
Assignment: Earth

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2018 5:39 p.m. PST

Another vote for "Mirror, Mirror."

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2018 7:02 p.m. PST

The Trouble With Tribbles

JimSelzer17 Feb 2018 7:15 p.m. PST

mirror mirror and doomsday machine can't choose between them

Calico Bill17 Feb 2018 7:30 p.m. PST

The Trouble With Tribbles, followed closely by A Piece of the Action.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian17 Feb 2018 10:07 p.m. PST

Metamorphosis is so cool

Covert Walrus In the TMP Dawghouse17 Feb 2018 10:40 p.m. PST

My three absolute favorites are "The Doomsday Machine", "The Trouble With Tribbles" and "A Piece Of The Action"; All but the first have a natural humor in the stories, and they all illustrate the way Starfleet – and the Federation to some extent – works and why it does what it does. All of them involve the crew solving a dilemma with intelligence and courage.

Mind you, it's close – "Journey To Babel" and "the Immunity Syndrome" are also impressive.

John Leahy17 Feb 2018 11:07 p.m. PST

I like A Private Little War. Then Doomsday Machine. Who mourns for Adonis is interesting as there is a fan made sequel. It's not too bad either. Journey to Babel, Mirror Mirror and several others range from ok to good. Season 3 had some real clunkers.


Forager18 Feb 2018 12:03 a.m. PST

Don't know about it being "the best", but my favorite is Omega Glory. Kirk at his rambling best! Second would be Doomsday Machine and then Mirror, Mirror.

skinkmasterreturns18 Feb 2018 5:14 a.m. PST

Mirror Mirror with the Mugatoo getting honorable mention.

Ghostrunner18 Feb 2018 8:20 a.m. PST

Hard to beat The Doomsday Machine.

One of the most tragic guest characters in the series, and a unique soundtrack that I swear inspired Jaws.

Journey to Babel was also excellent. One of the few episodes that gives some insight into the working of the Federation, backstory on Spock and Vulcan, and a gripping plot.

USAFpilot18 Feb 2018 10:00 a.m. PST

Who Mourns for Adonais

Mirror, Mirror

StarCruiser18 Feb 2018 11:49 a.m. PST

Doomsday Machine and Mirror, Mirror sit close but, I have to give props to William Windom's Decker.

It's clear that the character WAS a very good officer before running into "that… thing". He was pushed hard over the edge and finished when his crew was killed after he tried to save them.

Tragic character, quite well played.

Dynaman878918 Feb 2018 2:57 p.m. PST

Doomsday Machine, with double props for the updated SFX version since unlike Star Wars the new FX really upped the atmosphere on that episode.

William Windom's interview about how his performance came about is excellent too.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2018 4:49 p.m. PST

The Trouble with Tribbles and the Doomsday Machine.

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