Last year, 2011, I decided to try and watch all of Doctor Who since there were several incarnations I had never seen more than one complete story line for. (I'm only to 6 right now, 3-3-12.) My motivation was that I still claim 4 as my favorite Doctor, but that opinion was strongly filtered through the attitudes of childhood. Now I say 4 & 10 are tied, but at least I gave the others a chance, lol.
I realized that my claiming TOS as my favorite Trek is in the same vein. I have not watched some of the eps in years and much of my attitude is because I associate it with my father. In point of fact, I have not watched any TOS, or much Trek of any kind, since my father died in June, 2011.
After so many hours with The Doctor, I decided it was time to go back to my Trek roots. I am watching the versions with the original FX, mainly because that is what I own and I am too cheap to buy a new set of disks for just the pretty colors and nice planets. The other big decision is what order to watch - production order, air dates, or star date order. Each has a valid argument. Even though each show was designed to stand independently, it has developing relationships. The interpretation of some actions are changed by the order they are placed. I am going to watch by original air dates, leaving the original pilot to last.
- 9-8-66 The Man Trap My Review On Memory Alpha
- 9-15-66 Charlie X
- 9-22-66 Where No Man Has Gone Before
- 9-29-66 The Naked Tme
- 10-6-66 The Enemy Within
- 10-13-66 Mudd's Women
- 10-20-66 What Are Little Girls Made Of?
- 10-27-66 Miri
- 11-3-66 Dagger of the Mind
- 11-10-66 The Corbomite Maneuver
- 11-17 & 24-66 The Menagerie (Parts 1 & 2)
- 12-8-66 The Conscience of the King
- 12-13-66 Balance of Terror
- 12-29-66 Shore Leave
- 1-5-67 The Galileo Seven
- 1-12-67 The Squire of Gothos
- 1-19-66 Arena
- 1-26-67 Tomorrow is Yesterday
- 2-2-67 Court Martial
- 2-9-67 The Return of the Archons
- 2-16-67 Space Seed
- 2-23-67 A Taste of Armageddon
- 3-2-67 This Side of Paradise
- 3-9-67 The Devil in the Dark
- 3-23-67 Errand of Mercy
- 3-30-67 The Alternative Factor
- 4-6-67 The City on the Edge of Forever
- 4-13-67 Operation - Annihilate