Mr. Sensitive

July 13, 2011

Top Five TV Show Episodes

Filed under: Uncategorized — lbej @ 10:12

Because why not?

1.  “Once More, With Feeling” – Buffy The Vampire Slayer

2.  “All Good Things..” – Star Trek: The Next Generation

3.  “In The Pale Moonlight” – Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

4.  “Epitaph One” – Dollhouse

5.  “Blood on the Scales” – Battlestar Galactica

To make it easier on myself, I stipulated that no series could have more than one entry.  There’s a big gap between #1 and #2, and probably an even bigger gap between #2 and everything else.



  1. Very interesting. No comedy? And Epitaph One is in your top five? Have you been listening to that song all day? I’m not sure which episodes of Deep Space Nine and Battlestar Galactica those are.

    Comment by euregirlsandboys — July 13, 2011 @ 11:09 | Reply

    • No comedy. I loved Epitaph One from the first time I saw it and you know it. The DS9 episode is the one where Sisko and Garak conspire to bring the Romulans into the war against the Dominion. Sisko loses the moral high ground he clung to so sanctimoniously for so long. The BSG episode is the one where Gaeta and Zarek lead the mutiny against Adama and Roslyn. I still can’t believe how much they managed to accomplish–believably, for once–in that one episode.

      Comment by lbej — July 13, 2011 @ 11:19 | Reply

      • Sisko and Garak. Gaeta and Zarek. Homerun.

        Comment by Justin — July 13, 2011 @ 12:01

      • Once a poet, always a poet.

        Comment by lbej — July 13, 2011 @ 14:13

  2. I’m so happy to be watching TNG from start to finish. I remember not liking that show when I was a little kid, but I never actually watched it until the summer before my sophomore year of high school, when Katie stayed with us in Virginia Beach. And then I fell in love with Worf. Star Trek is awesome.

    Comment by Charlotte — July 13, 2011 @ 12:20 | Reply

    • We’re going to watch the whole thing with the girls, and Jenny could not be less excited. I’m going to wait until we’re finished with season 2 of Dollhouse, and then I’m going to try and recreate The Day for “Encounter At Farpoint.”

      Comment by lbej — July 13, 2011 @ 14:10 | Reply

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  4. I love that these are all science-fiction shows, except for Buffy, which I guess you could call magical realism or fantasy. You should look up the Harlan Ellison interview where he debates “sci-fi” versus science-fiction — not as a semantic debate, but in terms of narratives. The best stories may be told in science-fiction, you know? And now I will tell you that you need to read Perdido Street Station and Dune, not in that order.

    Do a Top Five Books list!

    Comment by Marcus — July 13, 2011 @ 19:57 | Reply

    • I just finished Dune; Justin sent it to me for my birthday. It was as good as I was expecting, and Katie’s going to read it too. But first, we’re going to read Hunger Games together because I am the best husband, except when I’m the worst. I should do a top five books list. Perhaps I shall. Same rules would apply, except it would be limit one per author. Otherwise it’s four Tolkien books and The Moon And Sixpence.

      Comment by lbej — July 13, 2011 @ 20:31 | Reply

      • You are the best husband always. And I’m sure you’ll love the Hunger Games books. And then we can read the whole Dune series together – if the whole series is worth reading.

        Justin & Marcus – Did you read more than the first Dune book?

        I’m sure I couldn’t make a Top 5 Books list either.

        Comment by euregirlsandboys — July 13, 2011 @ 20:34

      • Oh, Dune. It’s in my top reading experiences ever. If you want to subject yourself to an adaptation so terrible that it transcends being offensive, check out the David Lynch film. He actually had the director listed as Alan Smithee, a convention in Hollywood when a director believes the work does not at all reflect his vision. And the screenplay was written by Judas Booth, because the studio “betrayed and murdered [his] movie.

        Katie – I read the second book. Dune Messiah, I believe. It was good, not great. There is one sequence, though, that ranks among my top five moments ever in a book. Worth reading, definitely.
        Then I quit. Because it goes to a land where people actually become sand worms. No joke. Read the summary of any book after Children of Dune and you’ll wonder what broke in Frank Herbert’s mind. The ones his son wrote are about on par with Goosebumps, only incomprehensible.

        Comment by Justin — July 15, 2011 @ 12:15

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