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« on: October 19, 2016, 04:34:25 pm »
Any Trek fans here?

If so, which is your favourite series and why?
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 04:20:54 pm »
That's like asking a parent of 6 which is their favorite child! I like them all, and each for different reasons.
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 05:37:22 pm »
I kind of lost interest in the series towards the end of TNG, and never really got into any of the follow-ons.  When I go back to watch the original series again, I sometimes feel as if it's not quite as ground-breaking as it seemed back then, but I suppose that's true of a lot of older TV and movies. 

I guess I associate more with characters, and was drawn to Spock on the original and Data on TNG.  In some ways, they're kind of plays on the same basic premise, but I thought they were able to explore things a little more deeply and broadly with Data, so he's probably my very favorite (**looks at my forum name. "duh!"**).

That said, I do love this idea about the original where Kirk, Spock and McCoy represented three aspects of one's internal dialogue, which were separated in the show to have the dialogue expressed out loud instead.  Now I have to look at every significant work relationship I've had, and try to find the two closest people to me at the time and assign a Kirk, Spock or McCoy tag on each of us.  (Hint: I'm always either McCoy or Spock). I think in the end, the McCoy character got overshadowed by the Kirk/Spock bromance (romance?), and sadly became a kind of third whiny wheel.  Sigh. 

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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 05:53:31 pm »
I like voyager.  Because I haven't really seen the other ones. I did watch a few episodes of the last series. Enterprise I think it was. It totally bored me. There is a new series coming out though.
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2017, 07:03:33 pm »
I like Voyager the most once Kess leaves, she always annoyed me.

DS9 is a close runner up because of all the weird interpersonal relationships. I don't like Sisko compared to Picard and Janway if it wasn't for Sisko DS9 would probably be my favourite


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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2017, 07:09:20 pm »
I liked voyager much better after kess left too. Seven of nine was much more interesting. I like Kate Mulgrew. She's great as red in orange is the new black.
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2017, 07:39:22 pm »
A favorite?  I have a favorite....I think...maybe????

I know I love the DS9 Trouble with Tribbles crossover with the original series.

I like DS9 probably the most, until towards the end when they were doing the wormhole aliens thing.
I think Enterprise was my least favorite, some of the things seemed to happen out of order.
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2017, 07:46:57 pm »
I liked voyager much better after kess left too. Seven of nine was much more interesting. I like Kate Mulgrew. She's great as red in orange is the new black.
The only reason I originally started orange was because she was in it. I have to admit I really enjoy it though.

7of9 had a more fleshed out character and it made a huge difference.


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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2017, 08:10:04 pm »
Enterprise was my favorite. A lot of it was Scott Bakula, and also being able to relate to Cmdr. Tucker as a Southerner surrounded by Yankees. Phlox was great too. I guess it was the outsider aspect with him too.

I would definitely rewatch TNG if I had time, though.

DS9 couldn't really compete with Babylon 5 in terms of consistently good writing and cohesive vision, but I enjoyed Sisko for the most part. He reminded me of people I knew and had more charming (and likable) quirks than say, Janeway. Kate Mulgrew...just no.

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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2017, 10:52:20 pm »
I personally prefer the original ST series.  It was integrated and positive before such concepts
had even hit main stream.  Captain Kirk never ever gives up and relied upon his crew to find
unique and appropriate solutions. 

The rest of the franchise attempted to touch that original greatness and sometimes some
episodes succeeded. 

Babylon 5 was amazing and maybe better than any of the later Treks.  The time between
the original ST and B5 was sufficient they should be treated each for their own merits. 

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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2017, 02:45:23 pm »
I loved the original star trek I am a big fan of Captain James T. Kirk and Spock and read alot of books that went beyond the.series. Did you know Kirk and Spock played  alot of chess together.

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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2017, 04:06:24 pm »
There is only ONE real Star Trek! Without Gene the rest are only copy-cat posers.
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2017, 06:30:17 pm »
I watched a original star trek episode. It looked so cheesy! Like they would have switches and dials in the future instead of a holographic interface. The female uniforms were kind of cute though.
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2017, 06:45:03 pm »
I watched a original star trek episode. It looked so cheesy! Like they would have switches and dials in the future instead of a holographic interface. The female uniforms were kind of cute though.
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2017, 06:55:45 pm »
I watched a original star trek episode. It looked so cheesy! Like they would have switches and dials in the future instead of a holographic interface. The female uniforms were kind of cute though.

Yeah. But the stories were great and the show was different than anything at the time. 
Back in that day everybody in the family used to sit on the couch and watch the same show at the same time.  A second TV in the house was rare.  I remember watching episodes over at my cousins house where there were upwards of 15 people sitting around on metal folding chairs watching it on a black and white TV.  The stories were always very imaginative and always unique.  Today you shell out 15 bucks to see the same star wars sequel over and over and over and over again. They just slap on a new title and rehash the same old story.  How many times is the universe going to be saved from the death star?  But hey. They have great special effects. Right?

I've probably seen every episode at least 20 times and I've never even watched it on DVD or cable.

Also, how can you be so sure they won't have switches and dials in the future instead of a holographic interfaces?
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2017, 07:14:45 pm »
The original series and TNG. I have yet to finish DS9 and Voyager; just couldn't get into Enterprise.

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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2017, 08:26:03 pm »
The original series is still the best. I am going to New York comic-con in October just because William Shatner will be there, my personal favorite Captain.

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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2017, 09:52:55 pm »
Here is a response from someone whom once was a lieutenant commander in the Klingon Assault Group (a fan club).

I personally preferred the DS9 series, just because of all the interpersonal workings through members of different species. It made me wonder why we had so many problems over race right here on Earth. Many of those conflicts are still relevant.

Add to that the peculiar humor with discussions about both the Cardassians and the Kardashians. :-D
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2017, 10:07:11 pm »
I like the Star Trek with Yoda and Hans Solo. Nah, just kidding, the original of course. There was an episode I think called "A Piece of the Action" where they land on a planet that is run like the 1930's Chicago gangster era. It was great watching Spock and Kirk talking like gangsters.
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2017, 12:09:25 am »
I watched the original airing of the pilot of Star Trek Voyager as a 7 year old kid and became a big fan of the show and all of the Star Trek series.  Got away from it as an adult, but have been watching Voyager on Netflix again.  I love it!
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