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15 December 2010 @ 07:35 pm
"We were like warriors from the ancient sagas. There was nothing we could not do."  
"Except keep the holodecks working right." (Worf & O'Brien, DS9's "Way of the Warrior")

OK! I have lots of exciting things that need doing: prettylightsfic, about a zillion Christmas presents, digging out my craft space so I have a place to put my sewing machine and clear floor space to cut fabric and whatnot, fixing my vacuum cleaner so I can clean the cleared floor space for fabric-cutting, etc. I also need to clean out my fridge because there are scary old things in there. I clearly need entertainment for this. I had so much fun with my Ensign Ro marathon last week, I think I'll have another themed marathon. And since I know you hang on my every tv-watching decision, I will share it with you! ;)

I call it Das Boy's worst nightmare (he haaaaates this trope), or: The Great Holodeck Adventure Marathon.

Limiting it to only holodeck malfunction episodes would rule out awesome crack like "Fair Haven" and "Hollow Pursuits", but just having a holodeck scene or two would be... like half the episodes in existence, at least. And if we start getting into "but what is a holodeck, really?" then I'd have to rewatch the animated series Shore Leave sequel again, and I already put myself through that once this year. SO. It's decided. Standard holodeck romp fare.

We start in TNG season 1 with the episode I have seen more often than any other Star Trek ever episode: "The Big Goodbye."

Do you love holodeck episodes? Hate them with the burning hellfires of a thousand suns? What's your favorite? Tell meeeeee!
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Little Red: trek - pc big goodbye - viresse_iconsmylittleredgirl on December 16th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
OH FFS I BLOCKED OUT THE ENTERPRISE FINALE. THERE IS NO FING WAY I'M WATCHING THAT AGAIN. But that's an AU anyway because it got all the "The Pegasus" stuff wrong, so it can't possibly be part of the regular Star Trek universe timeline. *CASE CLOSED*

I disliked the Barclay episodes of Voyager. Like... all of them. They were bad. But I really loved him in TNG, and "Hollow Pursuits" is truly hilarious in many ways (though I see why it would put you off because it has a big embarrassment element, and I think I remember you hate that?).

Hmm. Voyager has lots of complicated holodecky stuff. Like "Flesh and Blood" isn't really a holodeck episode, but it's entirely about holograms. And "Killing Game" isn't really a normal holodeck romp either. It's confusing!

(Badda Bing, Badda Bang is actually the greatest thing ever. <3 <3 <3 <3)
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Little Red: trek - jadzia grin - stargatermylittleredgirl on December 16th, 2010 06:11 am (UTC)
And the costume designer! And the set designer! SERIOUSLY, that episode is so relentlessly awesome and fun. <3 <3 <3

Am I the only one who's really disappointed that we never got to see the Alamo??
a universal sigh: Voy - Seven - red lips gold hairnaushika on December 16th, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
I love holodeck episodes, forever. All of them. (Except that Enterprise one. That never happened.) Even the ones other people hate, I love. Like, I discovered just the other day that apparently, a large number of people dislike the episode A Fistful of Datas. Like, WHAT??? THAT EPISODE IS SO MUCH SILLY FUN OKAY.

I love Barclay and his holodeck adventures, and all the Dixon Hill stuff, and of course the adventures of the Voyager crew in the holodeck (Captain Protoooooon). Oh and I do love all the Moriarty holodeck episodes, I don't even care that TNG was way too into the holodeck for like a season there. And Author, Author. WONDERFUL CRACK.

My DS9 memory is failing me though, it's been several years since I last watched that show in its entirety. All I remember is Vic, and playing baseball, and Quark's dirty holo programs.
Little Red: trek - ani jazzhands - rightoniconsmylittleredgirl on December 16th, 2010 04:25 am (UTC)
WHAT?? A FISTFUL OF DATAS = <3 <3 <3 <3 it's ridiculously happy. Like "Manhunt" (which is kind of questionable as a holodeck episode, but HAHAHA, Lwaxana falls in love on the holodeck and there's Dixon Hill. Also "Cost of Living" has holodeck stuff! And malfunctions! But not holodeck malfunctions. MAN! This marathon is harder to plan than Ensign Ro.)

CAPTAIN PROTON FTW. AHAHAHA. DS9 also had James Bond, which was fabulous.
a universal sigh: Voy - J-way & Tuvok - 3d glasses of rocknaushika on December 16th, 2010 04:46 am (UTC)
Bwahaha, omg, I forgot about Manhunt. Some other time you need to have a Lwaxana marathon!
miera_c: crimemiera_c on December 16th, 2010 04:38 am (UTC)
I have been known to randomly say, "Captain, I protest. I am not a merry man!" :)

Little Red: trek - marathons - distress_callmylittleredgirl on December 16th, 2010 06:10 am (UTC)
HEEE! This is giving me plans for future mini-thons. Q marathon! \o/
MechaSquidmechasquid on December 16th, 2010 05:30 am (UTC)
Big Goodbye = Awesome.

I never really got into Enterprise,not sure why. I had NO idea how the series ended, but thanks to Hulu I just watched the finale. All I have to say is WTF really? Sheesh.
Little Red: trek - hoshi srsly - afterglowssmylittleredgirl on December 16th, 2010 06:07 am (UTC)
WHY DID YOU DO THAAAAT. Seriously! You should have asked first! The rest of the show is a lot of fun to watch (though full of WTF, it's more "WTF LOL" instead of "WTFRAAAAAAAGE").
Jainabrightcupenny on December 16th, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)
VOYAGER WWII FRENCH RESISTANCE. Best of all, forever and always. :D
Little Red: trek - jc float on - daygloparkermylittleredgirl on December 16th, 2010 06:09 am (UTC)
SO MUCH OMG. I love that! Love! I don't understand how the writers resisted the urge to fill the episode with Maquis jokes, though. The sad thing is how they all probably had like PTSD and whatnot after that episode, so they probably don't go hang out in post-war Lyon. SO SAD! They were all so hot in that.
*spockette on December 16th, 2010 08:26 am (UTC)
Dude. Worst Case Scenario. SESKA! It was the first Trek episode I ever saw and I knew absolutely nothing about Trek but was randomly flipping channels one day and ended up watching the last twenty minutes of Worst Case Scenario, and I was like "...I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS HAPPENING BUT I LOVE IT."

Man. Seska was awesome.
elliejane: Me?Nahh! - shepelliejane on December 16th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
I read this comment,

"digging out my craft space",


"digging out my space craft",

and immediately thought, wow, LittleRed has a space ship?! And then wondered where you'd gotten it stuck so that it needed digging out - a snow drift or a sand dune or something...??

It's amazing what the brain can think of in that microsecond before it realises its error.
AC: rudecheekygal on December 17th, 2010 01:12 am (UTC)
Oh, I am a junkie for the Holodeck episodes. Ones I've seen mentioned here -- A Fistful of Datas, Worst Case Scenario, The Killing Game...

I'm biased, because Voyager was my first obsessive fandom love, but I think they had the most fun with holodeck episodes.