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View Poll Results: Which of these episodes was the worst (choice from Sci-Fi Now magazine)
Favourite Son 0 0%
Fair Haven 0 0%
The Fight 3 27.27%
Threshold 5 45.45%
Tuvix 1 9.09%
Spirit Folk 0 0%
False Profits 0 0%
Unforgettable 0 0%
Other 2 18.18%
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by kevin View Post
I think everyone even behind the scenes acknowledges Threshold as a nadir -

Off Memory Alpha
  • Some Paramount staff, including Rick Sternbach and Brannon Braga, discount the events of "Threshold", due to its severe scientific flaws. In an interview included as an "easter egg" on the VOY Season 2 DVD release, Braga admits it was the single worst episode he has ever written, stating:
"I wrote the episode, or at least the teleplay. It's a terrible episode. People are very unforgiving about that episode. I've written well over a hundred episodes of Star Trek, yet it seems to be the only episode anyone brings up, you know? "Brannon Braga, who wrote Threshold!" Out of a hundred and some episodes, you're gonna have some stinkers! Unfortunately, that was a royal, steaming stinker. And... it had some good intentions behind it. It had a good premise, breaking the warp 10 barrier. I don't know where this whole "de-evolving into a lizard" thing came from. I may have blocked it out. I think I was trying to make a statement about evolution not necessarily being evolving toward higher organisms, that evolution may also be a de-evolution. You know, we kind of take it for granted that evolution means bigger brains, more technology, you know, more refined civilization. When in fact, for all we know, we're evolving back toward a more primordial state. Ultimately, who can predict? Unfortunately, none of this came across in the episode. And all we were left with were some lizard... things crawling around in the mud. So. It was not my shining moment."

(of course, a less forgiving fan could point out Braga has written more than that episode which are not shining moments......but that's for another day!)
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