you should buy the comedy central roast of william shatner, very funny for anyone who remembers TOS
Yeah I love TNG and Voyager, have only seen 1 or 2 random episodes of DS9, hoping to get it on DVD soon, so ****ing expensive though.:mad:
That Section 32 really pissed me off because it was the culmination of "ah **** this Trek business, let's make a war show instead." attitude of the producers.
Actually it was Section 31 and it made it a bit more interesting, they weren't really involved in wars as much as being secret ops and Starfleet generally didn't approve of them, they were rogue but it drove home the point that even the Federation wasn't perfect because after all they didn't mind looking the other way when it suited them.
But that's the whole point. Roddenberry's whole attitude to Trek was that is was an example of humanity at its best, not its worst, and an example of hope of what humans could be, as opposed to cynicism about what they were at their worst. Section 31 goes totally against everything that Roddenberry and Trek stood for, throws it in the gutter, and pisses all over it.
ixoy wrote: »
Deep Space 9 - a very, very easy vote for me. Far ahead of the rest of the franchise, IMHO. Not a huge surprise given I love Babylon 5 and appreciate season-long arcs that DS9 gave me.
I also prefered the darker tone of DS9 and Sisko was a much tougher SOB than his predecessors especially, as noted, when he went bald and became a bad-ass motherf*cker during the Dominion War et al. There were far more interesting shades of grey in this one - less of the namby pamby goody two shoes of Trek that normally makes me want to vomit. Of course I'm giving a big respect here to Ronald D. Moore who went on to do that other shaded sci-fi show, Battlestar Galactica.
TOS, while we're here, never did it for me - too camped up and cheap, a product of its time.
TNG was good but hasn't aged that well. Still a number of classics but too many daft "stuck in the holodeck episodes".
Voyager, at its best, was merely decent but, at its worst, made me want to smash the TV screen - don't ever mention that Irish village again. I also strongly disliked some of the characters - Neelix in particular - that I couldn't watch it. Had some neat enough time travel stories though and a few decent Borg installments. Just too much excrement in between.
Enterprise - well I can safely say this is the worst. An unbearably awful captain who seemed to have the comptency of a lobotomised baboon, surrounded by the likes of a red-necked hick and a younger transgendered Spock. Added nothing to the canon but certainly destroyed some of it. Thankfully not going to be gracing our screens for much longer so maybe their creative juices will bring us something different next time...
poukai wrote: »
Hard to say really, I hated Voyager to start with, but it was the only Trek series on tv at the time, and it ended up growing on me. I watched Ent purely for Skott Bakula, it was still kind of enjoyable despite its flaws, I loved DS9 (ferengiiiiiis !) but have only seen the 1st season, have only seen random bits of TNG but liked them a lot. I really must watch more of all the series, that is the only logical course of action...