The story: A supernatural glitch in your DVR occurs. At first you panic, hitting lots of random buttons on your remote control, but then are RELIEVED to discover that no, your entire series recording of Golden Girls has not been deleted! But then, just as things appear to be back to normal, there's a puff of smoke, and a fairy appears! You have apparently freed the TV fairy from a televised hell in which she was made to watch endless reruns of Are You Hot?, and as fairies tend to be when freed, she is very grateful and wants to grant you magic wishes.
Now, the fairy has only TV-related powerz, and so she offers you the chance to go back in time and retroactively CHANGE the history of your favorite TV shows with 3.5 wishes!
You can go back in time and erase from the fabric of TV history THREE individual episodes of any TV show you want! The rest of the series(es) will not be altered. What do you choose?
1) Star Trek: Enterprise, "These Are The Voyages..." Seriously, people. It went back in time and made a fantastic Next Gen episode SUCK. Totally unacceptable! SO ERASED.
2) Star Trek: Voyager, "Fury." It makes no sense, takes the sweetest character who was once the compassionate heart of the show and turns her into a rampaging beeyotch (emphasis on RAMPAGING), and is just scary as all get-out. I'd rather Kes had never come back at all, and I think the rest of the universe agrees with me.
3) Star Trek: DS9, The One Where Quark Turns Into A Girl. Just. Yeah. I'm blocking it out, but I don't know how long the mental block will hold. It's even worse than Enterprise's "A Night In Sickbay" on the "omg, GET IT OFF MY RETINAS"-meter.
You can go back in time and revive ONE unfairly cancelled television show and return it to the annals of TV history!* *CHOOSE WISELY, because if you attempt to revive more than one show, the wish will backfire and you'll instead be treated to a whole bunch of crappy made-for-TV "reunion" movies full of replacement actors.
Enterprise! (Yes. More than Jake 2.0, even! However, I must admit that I seriously considered Temptation Island. WHAT!?)
To balance out the historical TV viewing schedule, you now have the power to retroactively CANCEL, at any point during the series, any one show! Alternately, you can weild your destructive might and DELETE one whole entire series from ever having been made.
7th Heaven. I just recently discovered that this show is STILL PRODUCING NEW EPISODES. It must be stopped.
LIFE AND DEATH! You can now bring ONE character back from the dead... and, to restore the balance, you must also kill off a character! They don't have to be from the same fandom.
Revived: Janet Fraiser! Think of the CHILD, people.
Bonus tradeoff: you can delete a single scene, relationship pairing or plot arc from any series that gave you hives... AND you can plug in any one [scene, pairing, plot arc] that you never got to see!
Doomed Plot Arc: The X-Files, "Mulder gets abducted and then willfully abandones the mother of his baby!"
Should Totally Have Happened Plot Arc: Babylon 5, "Talia Winters returns as the new Psi Corps nemesis."
Send the fairy to some other DVRs:
So you don't have to do it, but I would love to hear what pellmelody, lisayaeger and medie would have to say about this, since y'all have some