Top ten? Only 10?

The Star Trek website/Facebook is running a contest to name the top 10 episodes of the original series. Sounds good, but it’s 10 from a preselected 30.  We agree on 15 of their 30.  We just think they zigged when they should have zagged on 35 others (15 of theirs; 20 of ours that don’t overlap).  We’re right; they’re wrong.  Here is the breakdown of the top episodes, from which the top 10 should be drawn (ones where FB agrees are shown):

Pilots (1/2)

Facebook Top 30

My Top 35

01

The Cage XXX (original Orion slave girl)

Season 1 (11/27)

 

 

09

Balance of Terror XXX XXX (das boot with Romulans)

14

The Galileo Seven XXX (scary fog monsters)

19

Arena XXX XXX (GORN!!!)

21

Tomorrow Is Yesterday XXX XXX (Starfighters and time travel)

22

The Return of the Archons XXX (Landru)

23

A Taste of Armageddon XXX (death booths)

24

Space Seed XXX XXX (KHAAAN!)

26

The Devil in the Dark XXX XXX (Not a bricklayer)

27

Errand of Mercy XXX (Pacifists)

28

The City on the Edge of Forever XXX XXX (Joan Collins)

29

Operation: Annihilate! XXX (flying death pancakes)

Season 2 (17/26)

 

 

32

Friday’s Child XXX (Julie Newmar)

34

Amok Time XXX XXX (Spock in heat)

36

Wolf in the Fold XXX XXX (Jack the Ripper)

37

The Changeling XXX (Nomad:  You are the Kerak)

38

The Apple XXX (dinosaur furnace)

39

Mirror, Mirror XXX XXX (evil Spock)

40

The Deadly Years XXX (senile Kirk > bureaucrat)

41

I, Mudd XXX XXX (“Harcourt
Fenton Mudd!!”)

42

The Trouble With Tribbles XXX XXX (“Garbage scow”)

43

Bread and Circuses XXX (gladiator planet)

45

A Private Little War XXX (monkey bites Kirk)

46

The Gamesters of Triskelion XXX (training thralls)

49

A Piece of the Action XXX XXX (gangster planet)

52

Patterns of Force XXX XXX (Nazi planet)

53

The Ultimate Computer XXX (the story of Steve Jobs)

54

The Omega Glory XXX (Yangs and Comms)

55

Assignment: Earth XXX XXX (Teri Garr)

Season 3 (6/24)

 

 

57

Elaan of Troyius XXX (crazy chicks in love)

59

The Enterprise Incident XXX XXX (pointy eared Kirk)

72

The Mark of Gideon XXX (she wants kirk’s VD)

75

The Way to Eden XXX (Dr. Sevrin – “Yay, Brother”)

77

The Savage Curtain XXX (Lincoln)

78

All Our Yesterdays XXX XXX (Mariette Hartley and witches)

 so what makes up your top 10?

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