Superior blogger John Kenneth Muir asks his readers to pick their favourite Star Trek episodes. A simple enough project for some of us (geeks). Right?
Not only have I seen very little of the show in years, but having to pick and order episodes from such a rich body of work is almost impossible for me. Where do I start?
Picking from memory. That's how.
Mr Muir announced the initiative back on August 14th but it was last evening before I started to scribble some notes -- ten minutes later I had a list of thirty episodes I would consider favourites. From seventy-nine shows one is able to come up with thirty titles. Just like that. More are missing, no doubt. I should look at a show listing.
Here's a random sampling:
"The Enemy Within"
"Balance of Terror"
"The City on the Edge of Forever"
"Where No Man Has Gone Before"
And the list needs to be ordered from #20 to #1. Some titles from the above might not even make the final cut. If I were to sneeze everything could change.
Here's how to do it; a few years ago my brother said: "There are at least twenty episodes that, when they play on television, I will stop everything to watch."
That approach might help me....
Reminder to me: The deadline for submissions is tomorrow, August 30th.
John Kenneth Muir's prompt: Tell Me Your Favorite/Best Star Trek Episode Choices!