Symbiosis has at least one of the shows worst moments, with a scene that plays like a genuine PSA, but the premise is something more than that that I think works if you get past he first-season-isms.
> Hell just pick any random season 1 episode
There are a number that I like. I've always been fond of Farpoint despite its many flaws and I think Where No Man Has Gone Before, 11001001, and Conspiracy are strong episodes. Heart of Glory is pretty good and Datalore is until it turns into another episode of "Wesley Crusher, Boy Genius."
> I also dislike Homeward a lot due to it morally dubious ethics
I think this was the most despised episode in the Tor.com reviews and comments. And yeah I agree, although the better elements are better than they are in most of the other stuff either of us listed.