- One of his most famous catch phrases, "I'm just a viewer with an opinion," was intended only for the first episode...but it kept going because he found it so appropriate.
- On the sixth year anniversary, The lowest ranked Star Trek Movies and episodes were then ranked against each other. Least worst to worst of the lot goes as follow: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, TNG's "Code of Honor", Star Trek: Nemesis, DS9's "Profit and Lace", VOY's "Threshold" and ENT's "A Night in Sickbay".
Review Guide:Ever want a quick guide as to what score Chuck gave a particular episode of Star Trek? You're in luck, because his Trivia section has got you covered. Remember, the score given is relative to all other episodes in each particular series, and not in any other. Also, the scores are awarded in approximate bell-curve fashion: this means that there will be relatively few episodes with a very high or very low score. The scores listed below will always reflect his most recent review of that episode. Within each score category, episodes are listed by series, in chronological order (by original airdate). Clicking on the episode title will link you to our write-up about it in the Recap section of the site, if there is one. This is a work in progress, so please feel free to lend a hand.
SF Debris Opinionated Star Trek Episode Scores:
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- "One Of Our Planets Is Missing"
- "The Forgotten"
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- "The Slaver Weapon"
- "Azati Prime"
- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
- "More Tribbles, More Troubles"
- "Mudd's Passion"
- "In a Mirror, Darkly"
- Star Trek: First Contact
- "Prime Factors"
- "State of Flux"
- "Fair Trade"
- "Real Life"
- "The Gift"
- "The Raven"
- "The Killing Game"
- "The Omega Directive"
- "Nothing Human"
- "Thirty Days"
- "Latent Image"
- "Course: Oblivion"
- "Critical Care"
- "Flesh and Blood"
- "Dead Stop"
- "Observer Effect"
- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
- Star Trek (2009)
- "Once Upon A Planet"
- "The Pirates of Orion"
- "Breaking the Ice"
- "Shuttlepod One"
- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
- "The Survivor"
- "The Terratin Incident"
- "The Practical Joker"
- "The Andorian Incident"
- "Fortunate Son"
- "Sleeping Dogs"
- "Vox Sola"
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture
- "Beyond the Farthest Star"
- "Fight or Flight"
- "Rogue Planet"
- Star Trek: Insurrection
- "The Magicks of Megas-Tu"note
- "Terra Nova"note
- "Carpenter Street"
- Star Trek: Generations
Chuck has implied (in his "Twisted" review) that a score of 1 is awarded to an episode so bad that it does the entire franchise a disservice by being associated with it, but is not the worst episode, period, of its respective show. A merely "appallingly bad" or garden-variety racist or sexist episode will usually get a 2; it takes extreme incompetence on the part of the production crew to lose that last point.
- "Dear Doctor"
- "Shadows of P'Jem"note
- "These Are The Voyages"
- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
- Star Trek: Nemesis
A score of zero is awarded to episodes which are not only the absolute worst of their respective series, but do the entire franchise a disservice by being associated with it.
- TOS: "And The Children Shall Lead" - Awarded for nonsensical and idiotic plot, incredibly cheap budget, annoying children, padding, complete lack of suspense or whim and pathetic underacting from the guest star and incredibly over-the-top acting from William Shatner.
- TNG: "Code of Honor" - Awarded not only due to its silly plot and horribly incompetent direction, but the Unfortunate Implications of having the planet's population consist entirely of black people and being a stereotype of Darkest Africa from the 1940's.
- DS9: "Profit and Lace" - The worst of the infamously badnote Ferengi episodes. Awarded for truly awful attempts at comedy, to the point where some scenes as they were originally scripted were so offensive that the lead actor, director, and producers all felt uncomfortable at various points during the production.
- VOY: "Threshold" - The only episode that the series explicitly denied ever happened due to multiple violations of common sense in physics and biology.
- ENT: "A Night in Sickbay" - An episode where Archer demonstrates his diplomacy training by sulking about his dog. Actually got some of the highest ratings of the season, but they plummeted after this episode and put the franchise in danger. In his sixth anniversary compilation, he stated that this was the single worst piece of Trek-related material he had ever seen.
- Movie: No movie has been awarded with a zero (yet). Chuck initially said that Star Trek V: The Final Frontier was the closest to getting a zero, though on further reflection he subsequently deemed Star Trek: Nemesis to be even worse in early 2014.
SF Debris Post Episode Follow Up Guide:This section is a quick guide to the Post Episode Follow Up Awards given out to each episode. Like the scores, this is a work in progress.
Annoying Character/Stupid Neelix Moment
Note: Because this award is given out with almost every episode reviewed, only episodes where it is absent or otherwise subverted will be noted here.
- "Where No Man Has Gone Before" - Won by Spock's eyebrows
- "The Doomsday Machine" - Won by the Planet Killer for setting a bad example for children.
- "The Enterprise Incident" - Won by Kirk, but only when he's completely crazy in the first half of the episode.
- "Yesteryear" - Awarded to whoever ignored the script's specific instructions and gave Vulcan a moon even though Vulcan has no moon
- "One of Our Planets Is Missing" - Whoever animated Bob Wesley's mouth.
- "The Pirates of Orion" - The Animation Flub of McCoy
- "The Practical Joker" - The very concept of pranking.
- Three episodes have given the award to a real-life person rather than one of the episode's characters:
- "Shades of Gray" - Awarded to episode writer and outgoing showrunner Maurice Hurley, as a special parting gift for the man Chuck considers the worst-ever Star Trek writer.
- "The Most Toys" - Awarded to the episode's costume designer (Robert Blackman) due to the ugly outfits worn by Kivas Fajo and his crew, plus the one that Data had to wear while kidnapped.
- "Qpid" - Won by the episode's directornote , due to the awkward staging and filming of much of the episode, combined with the fact that he didn't find any of the characters that annoying.
- Five episodes have given the award to an object rather than a person.
- "The Hunted" - Won by James Cromwell's mustache
- "The Best of Both Worlds" - Won by Wesley's hair
- "The Wounded" - Won by Gul Macet's hat
- "Parallels" - Won by Data's painting
- "Face of the Enemy" - Won by the Romulan uniforms, for looking like novelty football uniforms.
- "Yesterday's Enterprise" - Won by Lt. Castillo for picking on Happy Gilmore.
- "Captain's Holiday" - Won by the entire Enterprise crew for the way they spend most of the first act.
- "Ménage à Troi" - Chuck gave up, as between Lwaxana Troi and the Ferengi, it had too many annoying people.
- "The Game" - Won by The "Outrageous" Okona, even though he wasn't in the episode, because he was so annoying in his own episode giving him the award just once simply wasn't enough.note
- "Realm of Fear" - Won by the bad special effects for making the object within the transporter look like an eye instead of a mouth
- "Ship in a Bottle" - Won by Dr. Pulaski despite the fact that she had long-since departed TNG, due to Chuck's resentment at her being in "Elementary Dear Data," which he had to rewatch to get the backstory for this episode.
- "Disaster" - Awarded jointly to Troi and Ro, the former for her inept handling of the crisis, and the latter for making the situation worse through her belligerent attitude.
- "The Chase" - Awarded to Disney for shutting down Blip and making Chuck go to the trouble of finding a new host for his reviews.
- Three episodes have given the award to a real-life person rather than one of the episode's characters:
- Four episodes have given the award to the entire cast instead of just one character:
- "Let He Who Is Without Sin..."
- "The Begotten" - Technically to everyone involved with the B-plot, but this is the entire cast bar Odo, Dr. Mora and Sisko.
- "Profit and Lace"
- "Past Tense" - Awarded to hippies "for the major crime of being hippies".
- "Indiscretion" - Awarded to a sand spine
- "Ties of Blood and Water" - Awarded to Major Kira, but only for the teaser.
- "For The Uniform" - Not awarded
- "Trials and Tribble-ations" - Not awarded
- "His Way" - Awarded to whoever put so many songs (five) in the episodenote .
- "Far Beyond the Stars" - Given to whoever makes a reference to Louis C.K. in the comments since Chuck knows that his including a clip where 50s!Jake says "nigger" will get him in trouble.
- "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" - Awarded to Abner Doubleday, the supposed inventor of baseball, for ultimately being the one responsible for the episode being made.
- Four episodes have given the award to the entire cast instead of just one character:
- The following episodes have no Stupid Neelix Moment due to him not being present:
- "Eye of the Needle"
- "Non Sequitur"
- "Heroes and Demons"
- Some episodes have no Stupid Neelix moment even if he was present.
- "The 37's" - Not awarded, as Neelix has next to no dialogue, and Harry demonstrates far more stupidity in the episode.
- "Tattoo" - Waived as compensation for Neelix suffering Eye Scream
- "Innocence" - Neelix only had one scene and it wasn't enough to get the award.
- "Demon" - There was no point in awarding one, as everyone else was an even bigger asshole in that episode.
- "The Disease" - Actually received a bonus point for Neelix not acting like an idiot.
- "Tsunkatse" - Having just viewed the Psychlos' idiocy cost them their homeworld earlier that week, he decided that nothing Neelix did could compare.
- "The Void"- Not awarded because Neelix was actually helpful and competent this episode, so waived for that. He does, however, show what would have been the SNM.
- "Living Witness" - Not awarded, since Neelix only appears as a character in a forged, holographic version of Voyager's history, and the Neelix hologram doesn't do anything especially stupid.
- "Omega Directive" - Not awarded, since Neelix only appeared in one scene and Harry was more annoying.
- "Once Upon a Time" - Waived due to a rare moment of Neelix seemingly realizing how annoying he is, when the Doctor pretends to be happy to see Neelix, whose reaction suggests that this is something that no-one would ever say to him while genuinely meaning it.
- "Endgame" - Not awarded due to a combination of Neelix only appearing in one scene, and Chuck liking the idea that Neelix tried to investigate Voyager's disappearance, only to be assimilated by the surviving Borg.
- Some episodes have Stupid Neelix Moments despite him not deserving them (or the actions in question not being his fault).
Chuck: Neelix walked into a room and handed the Doctor a PADD. This offended me.
- "Scientific Method" - Given for Neelix being turned into another alien, even though it wasn't actually his fault.
- "Ashes to Ashes" - Given for Seven forcing the Borg children to have fun. Technically, Neelix wasn't responsible for this, but he was in the same room and Seven's actions were so stupid that Chuck blames him anyway.
- "Life Line" - Awarded to a moment clearly undeserving of one
- "The Gift" - Given to the departure of Kes, which is not caused by Neelix in universe but when the production team decided not to get rid of Harry Kim, they decided to also keep the hated Neelix and instead get rid of his attractive, intelligent and well liked girlfriend.
- "Parturition" - instead of a Stupid Neelix Moment this episode is declared a Stupid Neelix Episode.
- "Investigations" - The Stupid Neelix Moment is awarded during the episode itself, rather than the Post-Episode Follow-Up.
- The following episodes have no Stupid Neelix Moment due to him not being present:
- "Broken Bow" - Awarded jointly to Mayweather and Tucker, since the former was more annoying in the first half of the story, and the latter was more annoying in the second half.
- "The Andorian Incident" - Awarded jointly to a Vulcan monk and Shran's right-hand man, as they were equally annoying for different reasons.
Ancient Chinese Secret, Huh?
Awarded whenever something from Earth history is described as ancient, regardless of which period of history it is from.
- "Mirror, Mirror" - Gestapo
- "Elaan of Troyius" - Spanking Time
- "The Way to Eden" - Typhoid Mary.
- "The Magicks of Megas-Tu": The Salem Witchtrials.
- "The Cloud" - Sutures
- "Cathexis" - 19th Century England.
- "The 37's" - Everythingnote
- "Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy" - The whoopie cushion
- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier - The Pioneer 10 Probe
Brahma of the Week
Awarded to a creator of new life.
- "The Magicks of Megas-Tu": Sulu, for creating a woman with magic.
- "Whispers" - The Parada for the fake O'Brien
- "Basics" - Suder for creating a new plant
- "Lifeline" - Doctor Zimmerman for creating photonic life
- "Flesh and Blood" - The Hirogen for creating sentient holograms.
Burn, Baby, Burn
Awarded whenever a shuttle or spaceship crashes, is destroyed or otherwise lost.
- "Power Play" - Crashed
- "The Pegasus" - USS Pegasus, fused into an asteroid.
- "Little Green Men" - Quark's shuttle, which serves as the Roswell spaceship and sets a valuable precedent for UFO culture.
- "Valiant" - The eponymous ship, blown up when its arrogant and inexperienced cadet captain thought that he could take on a Jem'Hadar battle station.
- "Innocence" - Crashed, although it is repaired
- "Parturition" - Crashed
- "Future's End" - Crashed
- "Unity" - Stripped for parts
- "The Gift" - Given to Kes, then vaporized during her evolution
- "Counterpoint" - Given honorarily for the two shuttles that Voyager gives away to the telepathic refugees with no indication of the refugees planning to return them.
- "Dark Frontier" - Assimilated by the Borg
- "Course Oblivion" - Voyager-duplicate is dissolved.
- "Tsunkatse" - A shuttlepod blown up by a bomb.
- "Good Shepherd" - Sort of awarded to The Delta Flyer for being damaged and left drifting in space
- "Homestead" - The Delta Flier, for crashing into an asteroid.
- "Terra Nova" - Crashed after landing
- "Breaking the Ice" - Crashed after landing, again
- "Shadows of P'Jem" - Shot down by terrorists.
- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home - Awarded to the Klingon Kia of Prey.
- Star Trek: Generations - The Enterprise-D
Awarded to beings suffering from either Villain Decay or Informed Ability.
Damn Dirty Mutant
Awarded whenever someone undergoes a physical mutation.
I Am Legion
Awarded whenever someone is possessed by another lifeform.
Awarded whenever the ship's self-destruct mechanism is engaged. Named for Janeway's authorization code of "Janeway Pi-1-1-0".
Lazarus of the Week
Awarded whenever a character returns from death to life.
- "Amok Time" - Kirk, as he dies enough for Spock to get over his raging hormones.
- "Tapestry" - Picard
- "All Good Things" - The Enterprise-D crew, in all three timelines!
- "Time and Again" - Janeway and Paris
- "Emanations" - Harry
- "Heroes and Demons" - Harry, Tuvok, and Chakotay.
- "Initiations" - Chakotay wins an honorary Lazarus of the Week
- "Threshold" - Paris (awarded "Jesus of the Week", see "Other" for more details)
- "Death Wish" - all the men of the Voyager crew
- "Deadlock" - Harry and Naomi
- "Tuvix" - Tuvok and Neelix
- "Coda" - Janeway, although there's a flag on the field as to whether or not it actually happened. Chuck's words, not mine.
- "Year of Hell" - Whoever died in this story
- "Bride of Chaotica!" - Lonzak
- "Relativity" - The Voyager Crew
- "Barge of the Dead" - Torres
- "Ashes to Ashes" - Lyndsay Ballard.
- "Fury" - Kes and Torres
- "Shattered" - Tuvok
- "Dead Stop" - Mayweather
- "Observer Effect" - Trip and Hoshi
- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock - Spock
- Star Trek: Generations - The crew of the Enterprise-D
Like Unto An Amoeba
Awarded for the appearance of Sufficiently Advanced Aliens.
- "One of Our Planets Is Missing" - The Cloud
- "Bem" - The godlike being ruling over the primitives.
- "Encounter at Farpoint" - Q
- "Where No One Has Gone Before" - The Traveller
- "Where Silence Has Lease" - Nagilum
- "The Royale" - The aliens who built the casino
- "True Q" - Amanda Rogers
- "Death Wish" - Quinn
- "Observer Effect" - The Organians (again)
Smack/Slap The Hell Up
Awarded whenever an annoying character gets what's coming to them.
- "Time And Again" - Janeway wins the "Slap The Hell Up" for telling Tom not to interfere, which would result in the death of everyone on the planets, and then gets hit in the face with a metal bat.
- "Meld" - Neelix wins the "Smack the Hell Up" award for being the annoying character by bothering Tuvok and then gets strangled to death.note
Twenty Dollar Bill
Awarded whenever a character attempts to, successfully commits or condones genocide.note
- "Duet" - Gul Darhe'el, an unseen character being impersonated by someone else, wins an honorary "Twenty Dollar Bill" award for his attempt at Bajoran genocide.
- "Living Witness" - Holo-Janeway for attempted genocide with biogenic weapons.
- "Dear Doctor" - Archer and Phlox win the "Twenty Dollar Bill" award for condoning genocide
Unsafe At Any Speed
Awarded to any ship that is a danger to its crew.
- "Ethics" - The Enterprise's cargo bay has no means to hold large, dangerously heavy objects from falling out of place and severely injuring people.
- "Acquisition" - The Enterprise, for its inability to contain spreading knockout gas, and for having a Decontamination Room that a potentially infectious occupant can open from the inside, and a sliding metal door with no gasket to make it airtight.
- Star Trek (2009): The Narada, which has no rails or electrical safety.
Awarded for notably dangerous handling of firearms.
- "Past Tense" - Vin for the barrel of his gun to wake a sleeping homeless man.
- Presumably "Empok Nor" would've received this award had it been introduced when the episode was reviewed, as its handling of firearms (a Red Shirt security officer was pointing her phaser at another crewmember and brushing it off with "Don't worry, the safety's on.") drove Chuck off on the tangent that inspired the category in the first place.
You Can Go Home Again
Awarded whenever we encounter a place that looks like Earth, either by deliberate design or coincidence.
- "The Menagerie" - The illusionary Earth created by the Talosians.
- "Shore Leave" - The relaxation planet which recreates anything its visitors can think of.
- "Errand of Mercy" - Organia is made to look familiar for the sake of visitors by the Organians.
- "Catspaw" - A gothic castle on an otherwise barren alien world.
- "The Omega Glory" - Presence of the American Flag and US Constitution
- "Encounter at Farpoint" - The Post-Apocolyptic Court
- "The Royale" - The Casino
- "In The Flesh" - Species 8472's recreation of Starfleet Headquarters
Miscellaneous Awards and bonus points given out once so far.
- "Yesterday's Enterprise" - No awards aside from Annoying Character given.
- "Family" - Not given a post episode followup, so given no awards at all.
- "Genesis" - Given a +0.5 bonus to its score because of the good performances by the cast.
- "Faces" - Given a +1 bonus to its score because the characters were written intelligently.
- "Non Sequitur" - Had a visual rather than an auditory Post Episode Follow-Up. Instead of dialogue, there was a montage of Tom Paris and Harry Kim with (I've Had) The Time of My Life playing over it.
- "Threshold" - Paris wins "Jesus of the Week" for raising himself from the dead.
- "Timeless" - Chuck gave up trying to figure out the awards aside from the Stupid Neelix Moment.
- "Flesh and Blood" - Given a +1 bonus for the unintentional hilarity of crew's failure to consider that the crisis of the week was their fault and that their involvement only made things even worse.
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Ilia wins "Damn Dirty Lazarus Mutant of the Week" because she Came Back Wrong.
SF Debris Non-Trek Reviews:Non-Trek movies and episodes of other series get verbal ratings, as opposed to bell-curve numerical ones, and so far these include (from best to worst) "Must See"note , "Strongly Recommended", "Recommended", "Fine", "Watchable"note , "Skip"note , "Avoid", and "THE WORST"note .
- First Doctor:
- An Unearthly Child: Strongly Recommended (Part 1 Only)/Watchable for the Kitsch (Parts 2-4)
- March Polo: N/A
- Galaxy 4: Watchable
- Mission to the Unknown: N/A
- The Myth Makers: N/A
- The Daleks Master Plan: N/A
- The Massacre: N/A
- The Celestial Toymaker: N/A
- The Savages: N/A
- The Smugglers: N/A
- The Tenth Planet: Must See (if Episode 4 is found or recreated)
- Second Doctor:
- Power of the Daleks: N/A
- The Highlanders: N/A
- The Underwater Menace: Avoid
- The Moonbase: N/A
- The Macra Terror: N/A
- The Faceless Ones: N/A
- Evil of the Daleks: N/A
- Tomb of the Cybermen: N/A
- The Abominable Snowmen: N/A
- The Ice Warriors: N/A
- The Enemy of the World: Recommended
- The Web of Fear: Must See
- Fury from the Deep: N/A
- The Wheel in Space: N/A
- The Invasion: N/A
- The Space Pirates: N/A
- Third Doctor:
- Fourth Doctor:
- Fifth Doctor
- Sixth Doctor
- The Twin Dilemma: THE WORST (The first episode to receive the rating).
- Seventh Doctor
- Battlefield: Recommended
- Ninth Doctor:
- Tenth Doctor:
- "The Girl in the Fire Place": Recommended
- "Love & Monsters": Avoid
- "Fear Her": Avoid
- "Gridlock": Watchable
- "Daleks in Manhattan"/"Evolution of the Daleks": Avoid/Watchable for the Suck
- "Blink": Must See
- "Silence in the Library"/"Forest of the Dead": Must See
- "The End of Time": Must See BUT watch the major Tenth Doctor episodes first
- Eleventh Doctor:
- "The Eleventh Hour": Must See
- "Vincent and the Doctor": N/A (He refused to give this one a rating.)
- "The Doctor's Wife": Strongly Recommended
- "Asylum of the Daleks": Must See
- "Day of the Doctor": Must See
- "The Time of the Doctor": Must See (with the caveat that viewers not think too hard about the episode if they want to enjoy it).
- Premiere: Must See
- They've Got A Secret: Fine
- A Bug's Life: Recommended
- Nerve/The Hidden Memory: Must See
- Bone to Be Wild: Watchable for the Arc
- Crackers Don't Matter: Strongly Recommended
- The Way We Weren't: Strongly Recommended
- Out of Their Minds: Strongly Recommended
- The Ugly Truth: Recommended
- Liars, Guns, and Money: Must See
- Different Destinations: Recommended
- Scratch 'n Sniff: Watchable
- Revenging Angel: Recommended
- Miniseries: Must See
- 33: Must See
- Water: Must See
- Bastille Day: Must See
- Midnight on the Firing Line: Fine
- Signs and Portents: Must See
- Babylon Squared: Must See
- Chrysalis: Must See
- The Coming of Shadows: Must See
- GROPOS: Fine
- Acts of Sacrifice: Strongly Recommended
- In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum: Must See
- The Long Twilight Struggle: Must See
- Comes the Inquisitor: Strongly Recommended
- The Fall of Night: Must See
- Passing Through Gethsemane: Strongly Recommended
- Grey 17 Is Missing: Skip
- And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place: Strongly Recommended
- Rumors, Bargains and Lies: Recommended
- No Surrender, No Retreat: Must See
- "Pilot": Must See
- "Deep Throat": Must See
- "Squeeze": Strongly Recommended
- "Ghost in the Machine": Watchable
- "Fallen Angel": Watchable
- "Beyond the Sea": Recommended
- "E.B.E.": Must See
- "Tooms": Strongly Recommended (but only if you see "Squeeze" first)
- "The Erlenmeyer Flask": Must See
- "The Host": Recommended
- "Blood": Recommended
- "Sleepless": Watchable
- "Duane Barry": Must See
- "Ascension": Must See
- "Aubrey": Watchable
- "Irresistible": Watchable
- "Die Hand die Verletzt": Fine
- "Fresh Bones": Recommended
- "Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man": Must See
- Deadly Force: Must See
- Children of the Gods: N/A
- The Enemy Within: N/A
- Emancipation: THE WORST
- Thor's Hammer: N/A
- Torment of Tantalus: Recommended
- Bloodlines: Must See
- Within the Serpent's Grasp/The Serpent's Lair: Must See
- In the Line of Duty: Must See note
- Thor's Chariot: Must See
- The Tok'ra: Must See
- Touchstone: Must See note
- The Fifth Race: Must See
- A Matter of Time: Must See
- Fair Game: Must See
- Pretense: Must See
- Urgo: Recommended
- Shades of Grey: Must See
- Nemesis: Must See
- Small Victories: Must See
- Window of Opportunity: Strongly Recommended
- Wormhole X-treme: N/A
- Abyss: Strongly Recommended
- The Changeling: Recommended
- Death Knell: Must See
- Rising: Must See
- Hide and Seek: Fine
- Underground: Must See
- The Storm/The Eye: Must See
- Before I Sleep: Recommended
- Letters From Pegasus: Fine
- The Siege: Must See
- The Runner: Must See
- Duet: Watchable
- Critical Mass: Fine
- Michael: Must See
- Irresistible: N/A
- Common Ground: Must See
- McKay and Mrs Miller: Recommended
- The Tao of Rodney: Strongly Recommended
- The Game: Fine
- The Shrine: Recommended (but only once you've been invested with the characters)
The Twilight Zone
- "Where is Everybody?": Fine
- "Time Enough At Last": Must See
- "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street": Must See
- "The Obsolete Man": Recommended
- Colbert Bump: In his re-upload of "Alliances", mentions and quotes part of the review given by The Agony Booth for that episode, joking that people are clearly trying to hassle in on his niche.
- Also drops one towards fellow reviewer Confused Matthew, who occasionally he's collaborated with.
- Received one from Linkara, who freely admits to being a fanboy of his.
- In fact Confused Matthew and Linkara's sites are directly linked to from the footer on his website. The only websites other than his own that he links to that way.
- Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: His BIONICLE 3 review was loaded with this, including several name mispronunciations and implying green characters had the Jungle elementnote . Continuity Lock-Out could be a valid excuse, though.
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: Some fans tried to do this after Chuck removed all his reviews from YouTube, by re-uploading copies of his video reviews to the site. Unfortunately, all they ended up doing was proving that Chuck's decision had been the right one, as Viacom squashed the new uploads almost as soon as they went up.
- Some fan-made archives still exist, off of YouTube, though they aren't too easy to find. The original videos are not 100% identical to the remade ones, so they still remain archive-worthy.
- One of Us:
- Chuck is an avid Troper, even linking this very page from his own site to list the scores for Trek episodes.
- Jokes that a former Mean Boss of his can suck it, cause now Chuck has his own tvtropes page!
- He mentions in his Stargate review that he should avoid talking about something, less it's mentioned in the series and someone adds Did Not Do The Research to his tropes page.
- He also makes frequent Dungeons & Dragons jokes, applying concepts such as dual classing and free actions to the events in stuff he reviews.
- Schedule Slip:
- Magnificently averted. He hasn't missed a scheduled update in ages. Made even more impressive with the transfer of his videos from YouTube to blip.tv; he posts several videos per week, which are either brand new or are completely re-recorded (given the poor sound quality of his older videos), usually with new material added. In August 2011, he posted at the rate of almost one video per day. And the only breaks he takes are scheduled ones. He's only missed three scheduled updates, two of which have been due to outside forces, the first from a tornado knocking out power to his house for a few days, the second from some unknown technical glitch on the blip server.
- Subverted in February 2014. He was summoned to jury duty, and noted that the schedule posted was tentative. He did not miss a day even with jury duty.
- Screwed by the Lawyers: He notes that his legal experience is basically limited to "not singing Ninety-nine [sic] Luftballons", (which was the dropped intro music of TNG on YouTube).
- And now, this.
- Trope Namer: This web series has named Voodoo Shark.
- Unintentional Period Piece: A much more subtle example than most, but some references and jokes that are made when the episode comes out are not always understandable at a later date. For example, in "Ensign Ro," a planet "Salar" is attacked, and SF Debris makes a joke about "Krogans attacking the Salarians" but then comments that "No one who gets that joke is watching today." This was because the episode came out on the day that Mass Effect 3 was released, but future watchers can sometimes be confused. Similarly, the episode "A Matter of Time" was released on the date of the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who, and several jokes reference that.