To conclude Trekkin into the New Year month I felt it was necessary to add a supplemental episodes that answered a couple questions:
Why did I choose the four I did?
What other episodes did I consider and why didn’t they make the cut?
As I started writing the supplemental episode it occurred to me that I might as rank the episodes that did not make the top four from 14 down to five. When originally figuring out the top four I didn’t rank these episodes, I did that in preparation for this supplement. In the original preparation I simply looked at an episode and said should it be considered for the top four that we will review on the podcast. These 14 episodes are the ones that were considered for the top four list. Of course this selection logic leads to another question and that is
HOW WAS THE TROUBLE WITH TRIBBLES NOT EVEN CONSIDERED FOR YOUR BEST OF LIST SCOTT!!! OMG TRIBBLES!
Well, I answer that. At least I hope I did. You may not agree and that’s ok, because this is my list and no one else’s list.
I feel like there was one other question I needed to address in this list, but what was it? What could it be?
Oh yes, why didn’t City on the Edge of Forever make the cut? Well, in my opinion, it could just as easily be a great episode of the Outer Limits with almost no changes and three other actors playing the parts written for Bones, Spock and Kirk as different characters. If that can happen, is it really essential Trek or the best of Trek? The best of Trek should have a uniqueness to Trek and City just doesn’t feel unique to Star Trek.