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The bottom of the barrel
The worst of the "super-alien" episodes of Star Trek, with an insipid plot (beings so evolved they are disembodied brains becoming so dissipated they spend all their time wagering on primitive combat) and wooden dialog (sad to see an actor as fine as Joseph Ruskin in garbage like this).
Nothing good can come from a story where one of the main characters is named Galt
Star Trek: Miri (1966)
Good start ruined by an unpleasant section
The premise is an interesting one, and there's nice performance by Kim Darby, but the show goes off the rails when the mob of other children make their first appearance. Michael J. Pollard (already in his late 20's) is wildly miscast as the leader of a gang of obnoxious brats, worse than the ones in And The Children Shall Lead. No explanation is given for how Miri is totally unlike the other children.
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
The only character in the entire movie with any charm or interest is the girl played by Tina Majorino. Everyone else is supremely dull and most are unpleasant as well; several of the major characters play as if they are stoned throughout. The only time I laughed (and it was a cringe laugh at that) is when Napoleon draws a picture for a girl he is trying to impress, and she turns over the piece of paper to reveal his drawing of her...
Kirk defeats an evil alien by making kids cry
This is the bottom of the barrel. Even Spock's Brain was better than this (it at least had a few moments of unintentional comedy). Even as a kid I loathed this episode.
The kid actors actually did their best with a terrible story and script. The fault is not theirs.
There's also a strange continuity error: when the demon appears for the final time, Kirk addresses it as Gorgon (also sometimes misspelled Gorgan in the script). How did he know its name, since no one had ever mentioned it any earlier in the episode?
Star Trek: The Mark of Gideon (1969)
Perhaps the most idiotic premise of any Star Trek episode
The entire episode makes no sense. How could an isolated planet gather enough information to build a replica of the Enterprise? And how could it have taken Kirk so long to realize he was on a replica, and not the real thing, when Spock realized it was a non-working replica in about two minutes? And why did no one immediately notice the change in coordinates?
The entire episode exists as a vehicle for Roddenberryesque diatribes against two unrelated themes: bureaucracy and overpopulation. (Also diplomacy, for some reason, even though that plays a substantial part in Federation policy. In A Taste of Armageddon, even though Ambassador Fox is initially treated with derision, his value is clearly shown in the end.)
It is insane to imagine that a civilization that values life would be comfortable unleashing on its population a biological plague for which they almost certainly have no resistance. And their scheme for obtaining the seed of the plague is unimaginably stupid.
Star Trek: The Alternative Factor (1967)
The worst of the many Super-Powered Alien episodes. The plot is muddled and the scientific explanations are ludicrous. Robert Brown was decent in the underplayed scenes.
Also, doesn't the Enterprise have an automatic sprinkler system?
Star Trek: Spectre of the Gun (1968)
Remake of the Corbomite Maneuver
Nothing original here: The Enterprise encroaches on alien territory and is threatened with destruction. They have to convince the aliens that they are peaceful in order to avoid being destroyed.
A Mighty Wind (2003)
One good joke in 90 minutes
I laughed out loud at Jennifer Coolidge's remark about model trains.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017)
I gave up after nine minutes of the pilot. I didn't find it even remotely funny.