RANK DOES HAVE ITS PRIVILEGES!
Well, as the 50th anniversary of the phenomenon known as Star Trek starts to wind down, we thought it would be a great idea to jump onto the “which is the best of the best” bandwagon. So, as our special tribute to the series that started it all, this week we rank our top 10 Original Series episodes!
But that’s not all. Here to help us with this special episode, is Mr. TrekRanks himself – the man who actually fired the torpedoes on the good ole NX-01, Mr EnterpriseExtra, Jim Moorhouse! You can see his awesome rankings of all the Star Trek series at www.trekranks.com, and we are thrilled he is joining us for this TOS spectacular.
For this special discussion, we have followed Jim’s lead from his website and listed our episode, followed by a short 5 word description, and then an ultimate hashtag comment for each choice. Below are the choices of Dan and Bill for their Ultimate Top 10!:
||The Man Trap
Um, just give it salt!
| The Trouble With Tribbles
Fun and furry lighthearted episode. #NoTribbleAtAll
||The Trouble With Tribbles
…and tribbles are not dangerous!
Alternate universe with evil twins. #IShallConsiderIt
||Errand Of Mercy
The embodiment of true Klingons.
| Errand Of Mercy
First Appearance of the Klingons.
||The Tholian Web
Great McCoy / Spock conflict episode.
Worst slow motion fight ever.
||Gamesters of Triskelion
Kirk gettin with Lady Gaga.
| The Devil In The Dark
Shaggy carpet attacks dilithium miners.
I want an agonizer, BAD!
| Space Seed
Most Dangerous Adversary is thawed. #GoOrStayButDoItBecauseItIsWhatYouWISHToDo
I have heard every word.
| The Doomsday Machine
There was but not anymore!
||The Doomsday Machine
General Mills Bugle destroys planets.
| Amok Time
I have killed my Captain.
||Balance of Terror
Ultimate space cat and mouse.
| Balance of Terror
Classic submarine battle in space. #TheyLookLikeVulcans?!
||The Corbormite Maneuver
Enterprise fights over-sized Epcot ball.
| The Corbomite Maneuver
Who we say we are.
CONGRATS TO OUR STAR TREK BEYOND WINNER!
We are so thankful for all of the shares that folks made over the past couple of weeks of our Podcast. We cannot thank you all enough! As you may recall, we were giving away a copy of the Star Trek Beyond Ultimate Blu-Ray Gift Set which is available only at Walmart to one lucky listener that shared our Podcast on their Twitter or Facebook feed!
Keep an eye on all of our Social Media Pages on Tuesday 11/22/16 for the big announcement of the winner!
For more details and official rules, go to http://trekgeeks.com/beyond!
We can’t thank FIVE YEAR MISSION enough. We are truly grateful to them for allowing us to use their music for every episode of Trek Geeks. You really should check them out–they’re writing and recording one original song for each episode of the classic Star Trek series from the 1960’s.
Warp on over to their website at FiveYearMission.net and check out all of their fantastic albums! You can hear them all: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, the amazing Spock’s Brain! Plus, here is a little secret…they are working on Year 4 right now!
Here’s a rundown of the Five Year Mission songs you’ll hear in this episode!
The Cage – [Track 1] – Year One
The Trouble With Tribbles 6 – [Track 6] – The Trouble With Tribbles
Errand of Mercy – [Track 11] – Year Two
Catspaw – [Track 5] – Year Three
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