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jpch December 28 2012 08:19 PM

What is your favorite series and why?
 
Vote for what is your fav and share the best memories you have.:)

sonak December 28 2012 08:28 PM

Re: What is your favorite series and why?
 
TOS


It wasn't the one I grew up with(that was TNG) but it's the purest sci-fi adventure of the series'. It didn't have TNG's soap opera episodes which were frequently sci-fi only in the most surface or casual terms, and it was much faster-paced. DS9 is pretty comparable to TOS in terms of quality, but because of its serialized nature doesn't have the re-watchability factor that TOS has. Also, DS9 went a little crazy with the Prophets/religious stuff in later seasons.

I think if you overlook a few things, TOS holds up very well today, which is a good endorsement of an almost fifty-year-old sci-fi show.

Nerys Myk December 28 2012 08:55 PM

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TOS an integral part of my childhood, that formed my love of Science Fiction.

Greg Cox December 28 2012 09:04 PM

Re: What is your favorite series and why?
 
I grew up on TOS, so it will be always be STAR TREK to me.

RandyS December 28 2012 09:17 PM

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Santa Kang wrote: (Post 7456348)
TOS an integral part of my childhood, that formed my love of Science Fiction.

Same here. TOS, TNG, and DS9 are the three good ones, while VOYAGER and ENTERPRISE have aspects to them that I like, but my feelings would not have been hurt if they hadn't been made.

R. Star December 29 2012 01:33 AM

Re: What is your favorite series and why?
 
DS9.

Sure the other four series explored strange new worlds, but DS9 really fleshed them out. Definitely DS9 had the best character development and overall plot. To say nothing of the phenomenal use of their supporting characters.

Certainly each of the other series had their strengths, and some of them individually may have outweighed DS9, but in my opinion DS9 definitely had the best overall package.

JarodRussell December 29 2012 01:38 AM

Re: What is your favorite series and why?
 
DS9, best characters, best stories.

TNG is good, but doesn't catch my attention like DS9 does.

TOS is too silly. The movies are excellent.

VOY is annoying.

ENT doesn't exist in this dojo.

JirinPanthosa December 29 2012 02:11 AM

Re: What is your favorite series and why?
 
Close vote between TNG and DS9. I'll give the edge to TNG for having the best individual episodes.

StarCruiser December 29 2012 02:11 AM

Re: What is your favorite series and why?
 
TOS - The first and the best. Has it's silly moments, yes but, the whole feels more like an adventure.

Shanndee December 29 2012 03:16 AM

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Star Grinch wrote: (Post 7457809)
DS9.

Sure the other four series explored strange new worlds, but DS9 really fleshed them out. Definitely DS9 had the best character development and overall plot. To say nothing of the phenomenal use of their supporting characters.

Certainly each of the other series had their strengths, and some of them individually may have outweighed DS9, but in my opinion DS9 definitely had the best overall package.

^ I couldn't have said it better myself so I'll just quote it!

I also have some great memories of rushing to whichever friend's apartment we were closest to, claiming a section of a crowded living room floor, watching the show, and discussing/critiquing/laughing sessions when it was over.

*sigh* I miss those times.

GalaxyX December 29 2012 04:26 AM

Re: What is your favorite series and why?
 
I can't stand DS9. It's much too melodramatic for me, and they overamped things that I consider negatives in Trek.

TNG is my favorite series because it has the most likeable characters, the most balanced style writing, and its top of the line episodes are amazing!

TOS was too "secret angenty" for me, with Kirk holding a phaser on one hand, and a beautiful alien woman on the other. That seemed to be the basic formula for him.

Voyager is TNG lite. I wish the budget they had post Season 4 was seen in TNG instead.

Nerys Myk December 29 2012 05:41 AM

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GalaxyX wrote: (Post 7458400)

TOS was too "secret angenty" for me, with Kirk holding a phaser on one hand, and a beautiful alien woman on the other. That seemed to be the basic formula for him.

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Have you watched TOS?

GalaxyX December 29 2012 06:27 AM

Re: What is your favorite series and why?
 
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Santa Kang wrote: (Post 7458640)
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GalaxyX wrote: (Post 7458400)

TOS was too "secret angenty" for me, with Kirk holding a phaser on one hand, and a beautiful alien woman on the other. That seemed to be the basic formula for him.

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Have you watched TOS?

Yes I have. Both original and Remastered versions. It's my dad's favorite series. I like it, and it has some great episodes. But some of the concepts are very formulaic in a way that I don't enjoy.

I still get a kick out of watching the episodes, but I don't actively seek them.

Nerys Myk December 29 2012 06:31 AM

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GalaxyX wrote: (Post 7458796)
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Santa Kang wrote: (Post 7458640)
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GalaxyX wrote: (Post 7458400)

TOS was too "secret angenty" for me, with Kirk holding a phaser on one hand, and a beautiful alien woman on the other. That seemed to be the basic formula for him.

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Have you watched TOS?

Yes I have. Both original and Remastered versions. It's my dad's favorite series. I like it, and it has some great episodes. But some of the concepts are very formulaic in a way that I don't enjoy.

I still get a kick out of watching the episodes, but I don't actively seek them.

Which "concepts" are "formulaic"?

R. Star December 29 2012 04:32 PM

Re: What is your favorite series and why?
 
No need to interrogate the man on his personal likes and dislikes. You'll find the arguments rather circular given they're based on respective opinions.


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