What is your favorite Star Trek series?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by The Dutch Ghost, Feb 20, 2016.

What is your favorite series

  1. Star Trek The Original Series

    10 vote(s)
    27.0%
  2. Star Trek The Next Generation

    21 vote(s)
    56.8%
  3. Star Trek Deep Space Nine

    13 vote(s)
    35.1%
  4. Star Trek Voyager

    3 vote(s)
    8.1%
  5. Star Trek Enterprise

    2 vote(s)
    5.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. The-Artist-64

    The-Artist-64 "Set Phasers to Fun."

    239
    Jul 19, 2015
    I liked the original series and Star Trek: the Animated Series. Everything afterwards was alright, but just couldn't compare to the greatness of the adventures of Kirk and crew.
     
  2. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I probably have talked to him from time to time but no, I am not related to him.
    Why? Does he also read and collect Star Trek comics?
     
  3. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    She, had a huge crush on everything that was comic.
     
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  4. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Neat. Vague memories start to come up again of me talking with her. I hope she will be back one day, I would love to talk about comics with her.
     
  5. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Sandman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    On Season Four of TNG and I really enjoyed the introduction to the Cardassians. A really nice prelude to DS9 and Gul Dakat. The Borg had a really nice introduction in Season Three but I am beginning to think they were misused when researching Voyager. Voyager has to be my least favorite of the Trek series not including Enterprise which I ignored.
     
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  6. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Sadly that is a fact. The Borg's appearance on Voyager will start out excellent in "Scorpion 1&2" in which they really feel like a serious menace the crew of Voyager has run into.
    But sadly I feel that the flaws already start to enter in "Dark Frontier", then we got "Collective" during which we got to experience the 'Borg kids', with the Season 6 ender being "Unimatrix Zero" which in my opinion neutered the Borg and introduced the pretty useless Borg Resistance that would never have an impact on Voyager again. (why the fuck introduce them in the first place then?)

    Seriously, Voyager attacks a Borg vessel even more powerful than the one the Enterprise faced in "Best of both worlds" and gets away with it.

    And "Endgame", well the writers must have thought that now that the Borg concept was ruined anyway they might as well finish it off by introducing the Voyager batmobile armor and torpedoes that can blow up a cube in one or two shots.

    I liked "First Contact" but I honestly still want to beat Moore and Braga for introducing the damn Borg Queen.
    That character should never have been introduced in the first place as the Collective is suppose to be an almost faceless enemy, a consciousness so far above regular humanity that it barely notices it.
    Not become obsessed with humanity and even wanting revenge. Revenge is irrelevant.


    Edit: Give Enterprise season 2 "Regeneration" a try. As a Borg episode it is pretty fun, as an Enterprise episode it is completely unsuitable to the era.
    It introduces another change to the Borg as well, Drones can be brought back to life more than a century after their deaths.
     
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  7. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Sandman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    The one defense I have heard people put forward in Voyager's defense is they had access to tech centuries into the future due to some time travel shenanigans, but I haven't watched any of them myself.

    DS9 is beginning to look very appealing due to the increasing focus on character arcs. I'm just getting to Season Five in TNG with Jammers being my guide to which episodes to watch.

    http://www.jammersreviews.com/st-tng/

    Also, what are your favorite Star Trek games by chance? Starfleet Command is pretty good and I am considering Star Trek Online since they are porting it to PS4. I played the TNG one on SNES back in the day. It seemed pretty good.
     
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  8. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    I've been kind of think of getting into Star Trek for a while.
    I may have to pick up some of the Original Series Boxsets tomorrow.
     
  9. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Unfortunate that was a deus ex for plot convenience as the show basically had to be ended at the end of Season 7 and the producers were already working on Star Trek Enterprise which seemed to have more of their interest than trying to finish a show they had been half assing after taking over from most of the original producers (only Berman still remained from the original three)

    I think at this point it became clear that the people running Star Trek weren't that interested in doing much effort on this show any more, it was something they were stuck when they instead wanted to move on.
    And I think this can be seen in how Season 6 and 7 had been done, more and more filler episodes and not any attempt at all on any kind of resolution that would feel rewarding to the audience that has been with the show since "Caretaker".
    A lot of stuff that had been introduced such as the second Caretaker, the Borg Resistance, the Vaadwaur, and more were never followed up any more at all.

    "Endgame" Was basically a "and then they went home and lived happily ever after"

    When Deep Space Nine was over Moore moved over to Voyager but he stuck with it only for a short time. I think he did not like the atmosphere and the people he was working with.
    Now I am not a big fan of Moore as I think nBSG has barely anything in common with the original show and just served as some vehicle to tell Moore's own version of Christianity. (he should have made his own damn IP), but this guy had been around since TNG and worked on one of the best TNG movie (First Contact).
    And that he thought that Voyager wasn't very good then that should have send signals to the people running the company.


    Ah Jammer, it has been a while since I last went through those reviews. I completely forgot about them.


    I played the SNES TNG game to but apparently the Genesis version is much better it has some fixed and changes the SNES version did not get.

    Well I mentioned in another thread what my own favorite ST games are but I will another quick run down:
    Star Trek 25th Anniversary, Star Trek Judgment Rites, Star Trek Starfleet Academy (PC), Star Trek TNG A Final Unity, Star Trek Elite Force, Star Trek Bridge Commander, Star Trek Away Team, Deep Space Nine The Fallen.

    I would really like to give Star Trek Invasion a try and I re installed Online to give that another try but I will focus on the Single Player aspects.
     
  10. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Actually, I think for the most part Voyager was pretty awesome. It was very different to TNG, while still keeping some of the things that made ST in my opinion awesome. Like the exploration, different cultures and morals. What made Voyager unique was that it also challanged the Federation and its ideals. I think, if they actually left out the Borg, or at the very least keept them much closer to the Borg from TNG, without this time travel bullshit in the last episodes, it would have been pretty awesome. Those last two episodes fuck so much, it's really unbelievable. To much Deus Ex Machina, plot holes and bullshiting. They really lost their track. I don't even know why they had to do something with the Borg.
    I liked Seven of Nine though, as a character. And the first time you see the Borg in Voyager, was actually pretty cool. They should have kept that tone.

    Also DSN9 is a very interesting concept, even though, I think that it follows a very different approach. You either like it, or hate it. I feel like there is not much midle ground here. It's much less about the moral stuff in TNG and the different cultures, but rather telling more personal stories. It reminded me in some cases to Babylon 5, which was a huge plus. Probably beacause both series have been centered around a space station and the character archs. Albeit, Babylon 5 will always have a place in my heart. It was a special kind of TV series. The effects look ridiculous by todays standard. But the way how the series was created, the characters, their changes and how the story was told, was somewhat pretty awesome.
     
  11. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Oct 27, 2003
    TNG woot woot.
     
  12. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Kirk < picard.
    Still like TOS more tho'.
     
  13. Sergeant Politeness

    Sergeant Politeness Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    413
    Jun 20, 2015
    I...have never watched Star Trek.

    Shame on me.
     
  14. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Sandman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    Too young perhaps? Not a child of the 90's?
     
  15. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Shit man. I was born in 1998. You don't have to be old to enjoy old things.
     
  16. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Sandman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    I'm saying he didn't grow up with it on syndication perhaps.
     
  17. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Oh... but then Niether did i. i recommend he pick them up on dvd like i did. TNG is on netflix.
     
  18. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Sandman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    Sure, but it seems easier to watch shows when they air on television. At the time TNG had excellent special effects. Still does in many ways. I prefer TNG's to Voyagers. I prefer the models.
     
  19. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    No only TOS comes on over here and itsv like one ep. Every Wednesday at 12.00 a.m. DVD for me.
     
  20. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    But it sure helps!