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2012-11-29 10:03:15 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Although hoping to find Bones and fix the timeline, Kirk falls in love with Edith. Ultimately, he has to allow her death to keep the timeline intact, sacrificing the woman he loves in to restore the universe.

Couldn't he have just taken her with him back to the future?


I thought that as well.

CSB: I met Harlan Ellison on the picket line during the writers strike. Had no idea who he was and had never seen City On.. at that point. But I chatted with him for a while and he seemed nice. It was only a few minutes later when a crew started interviewing him that I listened and heard him say "When I wrote City On The Edge Of Forever for Star Trek..." that I realised that even I had heard of that episode. Later heard that he is supposed to be a huge asshole, but he seemed cool at the time.

CSB Follow up: He had a huge clearout a year or so later of stuff. I got the DVD of I Robot with a copy of his original script that a friend of his found in Wallmart and bought for him. He even signed it for me.

/End CSB.
 
2012-11-29 10:13:59 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: cman: Plus, the Voyager story when they traveled back to 1996 and earth should be on this list. That was other funniest episode of all Voyager ones

T'pol in a little blue sundress, that alone should get it on the list.

And the velcro story line was funny


T'Pol in a Voyager episode?
 
2012-11-29 10:40:17 PM

Flt209er: That book is definitely confusing on the first read, but it didn't really deal with time travel. Imzadi (the first one) is a better time travel story, though it borrows heavily from City on the Edge of Forever. Either way, Peter David is pretty awesome

/And what shall we do when we're finished learning everything?


Holy shiat, I completely forgot about Imzadi. I tried to discount it because in essence it'd be a Troi/Riker movie, and that's slightly less interesting than watching paint dry.

The thing I liked about Peter David's Trek work (and I still think Vendetta would have made a PERFECT Borg movie) is how he so easily melds classic Trek plot elements with Next Gen storylines.  Not to mention how well he writes the characters.
 
2012-11-29 11:15:03 PM
Obligatory:
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2012-11-30 12:05:23 AM

cman: Mugato: The Tribble DS9 episode was great, especially considering that it was a lot harder to composite shots from the new and original show footage back then. And Dax in a red shirt uniform.

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That episode was too damn nostalgic for my tastes. It only a huge lovefest of TOS. The concept was awesome, but the execution left something to be desired.

 


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2012-11-30 12:10:52 AM
Totes watching 'City On The Edge of Forever' right now just because of this thread. TOS or GTFO.
 
2012-11-30 12:16:19 AM
Watching "Yesterday's Enterprise" now because of this thread. Totally deserves to be higher. I love that moment when Picard steps in front of Worf and then turns around and Tasha is there.
 
2012-11-30 12:26:27 AM
Vaseline lens Joan Collins FTW!!!!!!
 
2012-11-30 06:07:25 AM
"Yesterday's Enterprise" at No. 9?

And Voyager's "Timeless" doesn't even make the list? I would make a case that's one of the best episodes of that series.

Fark you all (waves my captain's log at the writers of this crap).
 
2012-11-30 09:13:45 AM

th0th: Flt209er: That book is definitely confusing on the first read, but it didn't really deal with time travel. Imzadi (the first one) is a better time travel story, though it borrows heavily from City on the Edge of Forever. Either way, Peter David is pretty awesome

/And what shall we do when we're finished learning everything?

Holy shiat, I completely forgot about Imzadi. I tried to discount it because in essence it'd be a Troi/Riker movie, and that's slightly less interesting than watching paint dry.

The thing I liked about Peter David's Trek work (and I still think Vendetta would have made a PERFECT Borg movie) is how he so easily melds classic Trek plot elements with Next Gen storylines.  Not to mention how well he writes the characters.


Peter David's New Frontier would have been a better choice for the 5th show than Enterprise.
 
2012-11-30 10:33:14 AM

Flint Ironstag: Satanic_Hamster: Although hoping to find Bones and fix the timeline, Kirk falls in love with Edith. Ultimately, he has to allow her death to keep the timeline intact, sacrificing the woman he loves in to restore the universe.

Couldn't he have just taken her with him back to the future?

I thought that as well.

CSB: I met Harlan Ellison on the picket line during the writers strike. Had no idea who he was and had never seen City On.. at that point. But I chatted with him for a while and he seemed nice. It was only a few minutes later when a crew started interviewing him that I listened and heard him say "When I wrote City On The Edge Of Forever for Star Trek..." that I realised that even I had heard of that episode. Later heard that he is supposed to be a huge asshole, but he seemed cool at the time.

CSB Follow up: He had a huge clearout a year or so later of stuff. I got the DVD of I Robot with a copy of his original script that a friend of his found in Wallmart and bought for him. He even signed it for me.

/End CSB.


I wouldn't say he's a huge asshole but he is a cranky old bastard and does have his moments of cloud-yelling. I went to a panel he was on at ICON a few years back and he talked about how people write him letters saying he inspired them to be a writer. He said he always tell them he had nothing to do with it because if he's inspiring people to do good things, he's also potentially inspiring people to do bad things and he wants no part of that. He's just a negative kind of guy.
 
2012-11-30 10:46:09 AM
They forgot an episode thats top ten



Plot

On stardate 5373.4, Captain Kirk and Spock return from a time-traveling research project they have been conducting with the use of the Guardian of Forever. When they emerge from the portal, they discover that no one on board the Enterprise recognizes Spock. Spock is further surprised to see that an Andorian officer, Commander Thelin, has replaced him as first officer.

In the new timeline, history has recorded that Spock died at age 7 undergoing the Kahs-wan ordeal on Vulcan. However, Spock remembers that when he took the Kahs-wan, his life was saved by Selek - an adult relative - when a desert creature had attacked them. Realizing what must have happened, Spock knows he must go back through the time gate to his Vulcan childhood, and save the life of the child he was. At first, this proceeds smoothly: Spock assumes the identity of Selek, and is welcomed into the home of Sarek and Amanda Grayson.[note 2] "Selek" journeys into the desert to find his younger self, and saves the boy. However, I Chaya - Spock's pet sehlat - has been gravely wounded. Young Spock is offered a choice: either I Chaya can be treated with medicines (but will live in obvious pain) or his pet can be allowed to die with dignity. Young Spock chooses the latter, and I Chaya dies peacefully. By making this choice, Spock has thus chosen the Vulcan way of life - logic and emotional control - and his elder self, successful in repairing history, returns to the restored present day.

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2012-11-30 11:26:35 AM

MFAWG: Totes watching 'City On The Edge of Forever' right now just because of this thread. TOS or GTFO.




"Edith Keeler...must die."

/wants time machine to bang a young Joan Collins
 
2012-11-30 11:27:42 AM

lakrfool: MFAWG: Totes watching 'City On The Edge of Forever' right now just because of this thread. TOS or GTFO.



"Edith Keeler...must die."

/wants time machine to bang a young Joan Collins


I'd hit it so hard, she'd think she was trying to cross the street.
 
2012-11-30 10:30:51 PM
Just came to say that 2 and 1 should be switched. Trials & Tribblations was just too much win.
 
2012-12-02 09:26:06 AM

Shadow Blasko:
Maybe that is the secret of the Federations success. Having the right people in the right job at the right time.


Raymond Burr once did a guest appearance, in character as Perry Mason, on a show starring Groucho Marx. Groucho was in jail accused of...something, don't recall. And Perry Mason loses his case and Groucho gets convicted

Groucho says something like, "How can this be? You always win your cases!"

Perry Mason: "Perhaps I have better writers."
 
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