io9, a daily blog for science fiction and all that has to do with science and the future, has recently released an article, “The Top 100 Star Trek Episodes Of All Time!,” that’s sure to be as polarizing as it is exhaustive. The list considers all five television series and offers a few thoughts regarding each pick. Although the final ranking was done thanks to the editors, the contenders were all determined via comments on the site. The top ten from the list:
- TOS: “Balance of Terror”
- TNG: “The Best of Both Worlds”
- TOS: “The City on the Edge of Forever”
- DS9: “The Visitor”
- TNG: “Darmok”
- TOS: “The Trouble With Tribbles”
- DS9: “In the Pale Moonlight”
- TNG: “The Inner Light”
- TNG: “All Good Things…”
- TOS: “Mirror, Mirror”
What do you think about this list? Why not discuss it on our forums and discuss your own favorites with members of our community? Take a look at our General Discussion forums and let everyone know what you think!
We are back this week with another edition of the “Turn it off” series taking a look Deep Space Nine. Depending on whom you ask, it seems that you will get a different answer about what people actually thought about DS9 as a series. That aside, DS9, like the other Trek shows, had its fair share of disappointing episodes over the course of the series. Whether the episode in question had a flawed story line or just focused on a character or theme that you couldn’t stand, this week’s poll is about finding which episode was the worst of the worst.
Finally if an episode that you felt was an epic fail, compared to the wonderful episodes that DS9 gave us, that didn’t appear in the poll, leave a comment. As they say, one man’s favorite is another man’s most hated, well you get the idea. Remember to stick around after you vote on the forums because it’s the conversation and debate that makes these polls fun.
Many of the folks who were hardcore DS9 fans may claim to know everything about the series, but this list of epic facts from the series that you may not know from Amanda Yesilbas and Charlie Jane Anders may enlighten even the most dedicated fans.
From the first object to have traversed the wormhole, to the original casting call for the role of Sisko, there are a few things on here that might peak your interest. Did you know that Terry Farrell, the actress for Jadzia Dax, had all of her trill spots drawn on by hand by the lead makeup artist Michael Westmore? He thought so highly of his intricate spots that he would number each set of designs for each show, placing a roman numeral on Dax’s collarbone before each show. This random fact and more can be found by clicking here!