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Subj: Episodes that don't work...(Some bad and good ones from season 4 of DS9)...
Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 at 10:37:29 am EST (Viewed 352 times)
We all love Star Trek, but there are a ton of episodes of various series that just didn't work. And when you look at Memory Alpha or somewhere like that even the writers, actors, and others behind the scenes will admit "yeah we tried it, but it just didn't work"
What are some episodes you've seen lately that didn't work.
I'm in the middle of the 4th season of DS9 and it is a bit of a rough patch.
I started with "Bar Association" which was really good. Star Trek "union movie" that's better than most union movies.
"Accession"- Here is an episode that almost worked but REALLY didn't. Sisko doesn't want to be the Emissary and some Bajoran guy from 200 years ago comes out of the wormhole and thinks he is the Emissary so Sisko says "okay, you do you I'm outie 5,000." BUT it turns out the new Emissary immediately brings back the Bajoran CASTE system (that we have never heard of and thankfully never hear of again!) That throws everything into chaos. Bajor isn't going to be able to join the Federation, Kira is going to have to be an artist even though she can't sculpt to save her life. So Sisko goes in the wormhole and talks to the Prophets and finds out oh he is the Emissary after all....Is it just me that hates this episode? It makes Bajorans out to be the DUMBEST people. Blindly following the Emissary off the nearest cliff. Heck in one scene you find out the friendly priest threw a guy off a balcony and killed him because he was from an unclean caste.
Rules of Engagement- Another episode that almost works but doesn't. I LOVED the Klingon lawyer in this episode. I think he might be my favorite Klingon ever! But as one of the writers of this episode said "It's a Worf episode where Worf is hardly in it." And the ending was the worst part for me. Worf gets off the hook for firing without confirming the target because it turns out to be an elaborate ploy to discredit him, so all Worf gets is tough talk from Sisko when really he deserves a demotion or a court martial.
Hard Time- Miles has the memories of 20 years in prison downloaded into his brain and has to reconcile that with returning to his old life and it almost destroys him. I'd say this episode was brilliant but it is reduced to meaninglessness because IT IS NEVER MENTIONED AGAIN (sorry that is my main pet peeve with Star Trek that characters go through these life changing events but somehow don't actually change).
Shattered Mirror- I love the mirror episodes. I always wish there were MORE of them.
The Muse- I haven't watched this one yet it is next and I AM TERRIFIED! I know it is going to be bad, but I am afraid I can not prepare for how bad it will be!
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