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Tournament: Greatest Episodes of Science Fiction and Fantasy Television - Nomination Process Over!

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by Son of the Suns, Jun 27, 2006.

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  1. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    First off, I'd like to thank DVEditor, ObiWan506, Moleman and malkie for letting me host this tournament and for lending all their input into its creation. :)

    Now, I'd like to welcome you all to the first tournament for the Science Fiction and Fantasy: Films and Television forum! Here we will boldly go where no JC tournament has gone before... by deciding on the greatest episode in scifi/fantasy television history.

    Rules and Guidelines

    [ul][li]There will be 64 entries in the tournament.[/li][/ul]
    [ul][li]The format will follow the template set by the Census tournaments... though you can expect at least one thing that will set it apart from what's come before. If you've never participated in a tournament, check out the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/census_and_games/b10264/24089926/p1/?317]current one[/link] to familiarize yourself with the concept.[/li][/ul]
    [ul][li]You can nominate up to four episodes at a time, but please do not post twice in a row. This will give more people a chance to participate in the nomination process.[/li][/ul]
    [ul][li]Please steer clear of episodes from obscure shows. Basically, if the index doesn't have a thread on the show, don't bother.[/li][/ul]
    [ul][li]You can nominate more than one episode from a particular show, but try not to go overboard. Spread the love around as much as you can.[/li][/ul]
    [ul][li]When nominating, please provide the series name and episode name clearly. And if possible, also provide the season in which the episode debuted.[/li][/ul]
    [ul][li]Please do not post spoilers from the episode you are nominating. If you want to post a brief description, please use black highlight-to-read text.[/li][/ul]
    [ul][li]If you have any other questions, feel free to PM me or one of the forum mods.[/li][/ul]

    I'm sure we'll have a lot of fun here. Let the nominating begin! :D
     
  2. Moleman1138

    Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Best of Both Worlds Part I - Star Trek: The Next Generation (Season 3)

    Amok Time - Star Trek: The Original Series (Season 2)

    Serenity - Firefly (Season 1)

    The Ides of March - Xena: Warrior Princess (Season 4)
     
  3. Arwen Sith

    Arwen Sith Jedi Master star 4

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    Lost: Exodus, Part 2 (season 1, episode 24). The entire extended season finale is awesome, but especially the latter part when they find out who really is in the hatch.

    Babylon 5: War Without End, Part 2 (season 3, ep 17). Answers a lot of questions, but leaves even more uncertainties behind.

    Babylon 5: Sleeping in Light (season 5, ep 24) An awesome finale to a stunning show.

    Battlestar Galactica: Pegasus (season 2, ep 10) I love this one for its human conflict and the absolutely wonderfully crazy Admiral Cain.
     
  4. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    My personal nominations will be:

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Season 5 / "The Body"

    Angel / Season 5 / "Smile Time"

    Battlestar Galactica / Season 2 / "Lay Down Your Burdens" Part 2

    Batman: The Animated Series / Season 1 / "Heart of Ice"
     
  5. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Hush - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Season 4)
    Our Mrs. Reynolds - Firefly
    Balance of Terror - Star Trek (Season 1)
    By the Pale Moonlight - Star Trek - Deep Space 9 (Season 6?)
     
  6. weezer

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Stargate SG-1/ Season 9/ Crusade
    BTVS/ Season 6/ Once more with feeling
    Angel/ Season 4/ Salvage
    Smallville/ Season 5/ Thirst
     
  7. Queen_Pixie

    Queen_Pixie Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Darn, my picks have already been posted, Best of both worlds and Hush.
     
  8. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's ok, there's still room for more. If you can think of any other episodes you love, feel free to nominate them.
     
  9. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Jurassic Bark - Futurama
     
  10. England

    England Jedi Youngling star 3

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    'Back To Reality' - Red Dwarf - Season 5

    'Yesterday's Enterprise' - Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3

    'Mirror Image' - Quantum Leap - Season 5

    'Call To Arms' - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 5
     
  11. CaptainBinaca

    CaptainBinaca Jedi Knight star 3

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    Star Trek (TNG)-- Tapestry
    Star Trek (TOS)-- Mirror, Mirror
    Star Trek (DS9)-- The Sacrifice of Angels
    Star Trek (Voyager)-- Prey

    I'm not a Trekkie, really I'm not.
     
  12. Clayface

    Clayface Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Going with the best Smallville episode I can remember (haven't watched it in a while):

    Smallville - Commencement (Season 4?)
     
  13. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Babylon 5: Severed Dreams (the show that made people go "wait, they CAN'T do that!"...about four times)

    Babylon 5: Z'ha'dum (one of the best cliffhanger finales ever, with a lot of heart and dread)

    Babylon 5: Sleeping Light (if you don't cry, you have no soul)

    Farscape: Wolf In Sheep's Clothing (Into the Lion's Den, part 2)

    Farscape deserves more episode nominations, but ah well- does Peacekeeper Wars count? ::)
     
  14. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Although I'd rather not have miniseries or TV movies in the tournament, if you divided it into Part I and Part II, I would allow it.
     
  15. Jedi_Master_Conor

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    Smallville - Episode: Reckoning - Season 5
     
  16. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Walking Distance - The Twilight Zone, Season One

    In my opinion, the finest half hour of television ever, in any genre.

    Beyond the Sea - The X-Files, Season One

    Brad Dourif gives his finest performance as a psychic on row and Gillian Anderson knocks one out of the park as the daughter grieving the loss of her father. The human response to tragedy boiled down to two people; every emotion imaginable plays out here and while it may seem that this is a tight forty-five minutes, it is in fact, one of the most expansive television episodes ever.

    One Breath - The X-Files, Season Two

    The human experience filtered through the paranormal.

    Jose Chung's From Outer Space - The X-Files, Season Three

    Blisteringly funny parody of everything that has to do with sci-fi.
     
  17. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    >> if you divided it into Part I and Part II, I would allow it.<<

    In that case-

    Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars, part 2 ("A monumental black hole. A swirling headstone marking the spot where we used to live and play and slaughter the innocent.", "Wormhole weapons do not make peace. Wormhole weapons don't even make war. They make total destruction, annihilation, armageddon. People make peace."; the heroic charge following the birth still gives me chills)

    Stargate SG-1: Window of Opportunity (hilarious timeloop goodness)

    Stargate SG-1: Lost City (epic, with O'Neill coolness)

    Stargate SG-1: Reckoning, part 2 (epic, with Daniel coolness)
     
  18. Moleman1138

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    Through the Looking Glass - Angel (Season 2)

    Countdown to Destruction - Power Rangers in Space

    The Troubles With Tribbles - Stark Trek: The Original Series (Season 2)

    Timeless - Star Trek: Voyager (Season 5)
     
  19. malcolm-darth-am-i

    malcolm-darth-am-i Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Lost: Live Together...Die Alone Part I (Episode 2.23) -- Desmond Flashback ~ A sailboat mysteriously appears by the beach. On it was Desmond, the man from the hatch. Locke has trouble coming to the truth about the button. A group, head into the forest to get the kidnapped boy back from the others.

    Lost: Live Together...Die Alone Part II (Episode 2.24) -- Locke and Desmond lock Mr. Eko out of the hatch, and wait to see the truth about the button, they soon discover a shocking truth, and there is only one way to stop to stop it. The other group is caught.

    Lost: Pilot Part I (Episode 1.1)-- Survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 must help each other in order to survive.

    Lost: Pilot Part II (Episode 1.2) -- A Few Survivors, get a Radio and hike to a high spot to transmit a Distress call. Only to pick up a mysterious message from a French Woman, that has been on a loop for 16 years.
     
  20. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Four more:

    Justice League Unlimited / Season 2 / "Epilogue"

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Season 5 / "The Gift"

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Season 2 / "Becoming" Part 2

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Season 6 / "Tabula Rasa"

    By my count, that makes it 55 entries so far. Only 9 more to go. We're almost there, guys. :)
     
  21. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'll add a few more:

    Roswell That Ends Well - Futurama

    Quarantine - Red Dwarf
     
  22. weezer

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Futurama/ Godfellas
    Angel/ Season 5/ Lineage
    Farscape/ Season 3/Revenging Angel
    JLU/ Season 1 or 3 depending on how you look at it/ For the Man Who Has Everything

    Edit: Had to edit out a Farscape ep because I forgot to add my all time favorite Angel ep.
     
  23. Juliet316

    Juliet316 SFTC March Tiemaster star 10

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    Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Graduation, Part II Season Three finalie. It's moving on on a number of levels.

    Charmed: All Hell Breaks Loose. Season Three finalie. As a Charmed fan watching the media at that time, you knew what was coming, but you couldn't help watching it all come crashing down.

    Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: The Warrior Princess Season One, where we meet Xena :)

    I believe that is 64. :)
     
  24. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes, we have reached our goal of 64 nominations, so no more nominations will be accepted. Thanks to everyone who participated in the process. :)

    Expect the tournament to begin sometime during the next 24 hours.
     
  25. Juliet316

    Juliet316 SFTC March Tiemaster star 10

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    Actually I noticed the B5 episode "Sleeping in Light" was nominated twice. So if that means we really have 63 eps. then I nominate Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Barbarians at the Planet, from Season One. :)
     
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