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. Spacemunkey

    Spacemunkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 4, 2015
    There is definitely more of a connection to a show pre-dvr when you had to make a conscious effort to be in front of the TV at a certain time on a certain day. I still remember watching the premier of TNG with my dad, it was a big deal for us since he watched TOS growing up.
     
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  2. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Sandman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    It was a different time for sure. Like waiting until the next season to see what happens to Picard after being captured by the Borg or when Worf quit Starfleet. Having Deep Space Nine and TNG on at the same time with characters making cameos on either show was great.
     
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  3. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    You think? You mean like in Game of Thrones or all those other shitty shows that make me wait till the next season before I can see how it continues!!113123
     
  4. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Sandman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    Haha I guess.

    It was much harder to binge watch shows back then unless you recorded them all on VHS. Having a couple Trek shows running at the same time made it feel like a constantly evolving universe where anything could happen. Then they made Enterprise and it nearly killed the series. Now the newest series will be on CBS's online streaming thingie...
     
  5. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I am pretty sure Braga was behind it, wanting to do another reset button spectacle.
    Voyager needed a decent conclusion arc, preferably with the second Caretaker.

    I still think Voyager should have come home in Season 6 (after DSN had already ended) and the show then dealing with the impact of what Voyager's crew had done in the Delta Quadrant.
    Then the show could have ended with an exciting finale in which either the Borg Collective or perhaps Species 8472 attacks the Federation and Janeway and her crew's knowledge proves to be crucial to save Earth.
     
  6. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Species 8472 was sadly wasted potential. They should have done a lot more with it. Was an interesting idea. Up to the point where they of course had to make them more Human.
     
  7. IndignantHedgehog

    IndignantHedgehog It Wandered In From the Wastes

    179
    Jan 7, 2016
    I actually recently started re-watching the original star trek series. I absolutely adore the cheesy wonderfulness that it is.
     
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  8. Sergeant Politeness

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

    413
    Jun 20, 2015
    Indeed. I was born in 1998.
     
  9. Juza The Cloud

    Juza The Cloud Nanto Goshasei

    606
    Jun 3, 2015
    I would have loved to see the timeline with a Federation and Klingon detente with the Romulans after the Dominion War.
     
  10. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    I'm about 8 episodes into TOS, I will say I'm really enjoying it. It's got to the point where I think the makers knew what they were doing as the most recent episodes definitely have a higher quality over the first few.
    One of the episodes I just watched was what Fallout 4 should have been in my opinion, focusing on what makes us human and why Androids can't replace us as they don't share the same emotions, instead they are programed to do what their master says.

    Anyway, I'm now about 1/3 of the way through the first season. Hopefully I'll be done with it by the end of the week,
     
  11. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    The 2nd season is really great.
     
  12. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Finally someone who agrees with me on Species 8472. The producers and writers should never have made them more human like, they were like Star Trek's version of Cthulhu or the Old Ones.
    They are powerful enough to beat the Borg and guess, they are just as bad and alien as the Collective.

    Years ago a Star Trek fanzine accidentally mixed up previews of "Timeless" and "In the flesh", describing that the 100th Voyager episode would have been about Species 8472 invading the Federation. Now that was an episode I would have wanted to see.
    Imagine this opening of Starfleet ships suddenly being overtaken by Bioships in the opening of the episode, as long time watcher you would go "Oh fuck, its Species 8472! And they are in the Alpha Quadrant!"
     
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  13. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Well to flesh out their society and all that, that's alright. But making them act like humans ... meh. It was still a decent episode I think.
     
  14. Spacemunkey

    Spacemunkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 4, 2015
  15. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    It's hard to speculate over a Teaser, but I honestly hope that it's a continuation of the Next Gen stuff, or if not, at least let it take place after the current film series.

    Again, it's hard to tell what they will do with this, I don't want it to simply be a reboot of the Original Series (considering that's what the new films kind of are).
     
  16. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    All I am curious about, is if it will return to what made Star Trek so great in the first place.
     
  17. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Sandman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    I hope it takes place in a part of the galaxy we haven't seen before or even another galaxy altogether.
     
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  18. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    From what I understand it will be an anthology series similar to The Twilight Zone and Outer Limits set in the so called 'lost era' (the period between ST6 and TNG).
    Personally I rather wish not as I feel it will restrict certain creative freedoms, but then again it might also encourage them.

    That trailer, well we don't see anything really other than a nice CGI sequence. But one thing I don't get "New villains"? Sure Star Trek has antagonists but the show was never about heroes fighting villains, that sounds more like something for a more regular action show; the goodies vs the baddies.

    When it was first suggested that there would be a new Star Trek one thing that CBS mentioned was that despite the Khitomer peace treaty Klingons could return as villains.
    I was thinking "Why do you need to mention that? If a writer comes up with a script that involves Klingons as hostiles that is approved for production, than that will happen. It is not as if needs to be confirmed that there will be Klingon villains as if otherwise a Star Trek series can not be a Star Trek series. They are not that integral you know."

    Just give us a fricking intelligent sci-fi adventure show in which you try to tell good stories dealing with new ways of thinking, new concepts in in scientific knowledge and cosmology, and explore philosophy and ethics, with the occasionally exciting action packed story that pushes the main characters to their limit.
     
  19. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    There is no place for intelligent shows. Even the ones that ARE intelligent right now, contain a hell lot of action. Call me ... grumpy. But I just don't see how in this time and age many of the plots of TNG or Voyager could work today. Who would give them a greenlight? They think their audience are cats. Cats with the attention span of a goldfish. And 1 or even several episodes where omg! NOTHING happens! Just ... plot? Character archs? Showing an Android going trough his ... normal live? The horror!
    It's one of the rason why I loved Babylon 5 so much. Yeah, yeah, the acting can get really ... weird sometimes and the effects, have been already back than not stellar. But god, the show had so much going on under the surface. I really recommend it to anyone who's into good Sci-Fi series. But don't watch the 5th season. It sucks. The show pretty much ends after season 4 anyway.