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DaNnYElLoCO March 26 2013 07:09 PM

Recommended Viewing Order TV Shows and Movies
 
Hey Trekkies :) I am about to embark on a journey to watch all of the Star Trek TV shows and Movies and want to know if some of you would recommend a viewing order. FYI I have already started - I am in the middle of season 3 of TNG. Should I just complete the series before moving on? I know that DS9 starts in the middle of season 5, but not ever having watched TOS, should I just jump back to it after I finish TNG? Just wondering what you guys and gals would advise. Let me know. Thanks!

BillJ March 26 2013 07:12 PM

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Best to just watch the shows in series production order (TOS, TAS, TOS Movies, TNG, TNG Movies, DS9, VOY and ENT).

The Mirrorball Man March 26 2013 07:27 PM

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You should watch every scene in chronological order, flashbacks and time travel scenes included.

BillJ March 26 2013 07:27 PM

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The Mirrorball Man wrote: (Post 7854445)
You should watch every scene in chronological order, flashbacks and time travel scenes included.

That way lies madness... :rofl:

The Mirrorball Man March 26 2013 07:31 PM

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BillJ wrote: (Post 7854448)
That way lies madness... :rofl:

He wants to watch all of the Star Trek TV shows and movies. I say: let's embrace the madness. :D

Tracer Bullet March 26 2013 07:45 PM

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BillJ wrote: (Post 7854400)
Best to just watch the shows in series production order (TOS, TAS, TOS Movies, TNG, TNG Movies, DS9, VOY and ENT).

I agree with this.

An alternate would be to watch them in broadcast order, interspersing the later series (TNG, DS9, VOY, and the TNG movies.) This is probably more trouble than it's worth.

DaNnYElLoCO March 26 2013 09:09 PM

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Thanks for the responses. What about if I finish TNG since I'm in the middle of it now, then TOS, TAS, original movies, DS9, VOY, ENT, TNG movies, 2009 movie?

Tracer Bullet March 27 2013 12:49 AM

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DaNnYElLoCO wrote: (Post 7854940)
Thanks for the responses. What about if I finish TNG since I'm in the middle of it now, then TOS, TAS, original movies, DS9, VOY, ENT, TNG movies, 2009 movie?

That would work. I'd probably throw Generations in the mix directly after TNG, but it doesn't matter either way all that much.

DaNnYElLoCO March 27 2013 02:05 AM

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Tracer Bullet wrote: (Post 7856161)
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DaNnYElLoCO wrote: (Post 7854940)
Thanks for the responses. What about if I finish TNG since I'm in the middle of it now, then TOS, TAS, original movies, DS9, VOY, ENT, TNG movies, 2009 movie?

That would work. I'd probably throw Generations in the mix directly after TNG, but it doesn't matter either way all that much.

Ok that sounds like a good way to do it. So Generations after TNG, then move to TOS?

Leroy March 27 2013 02:16 AM

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Watch the series and movies in whatever order your enjoy the most if you already enjoy TNG just stick with that until you are done.

You have things like Memory Alpha and other online resources that allow you to do some research and figure out where you want to go from there.

The only things that have to be watched in order are the more arc based seasons from DS9 and ENT but those don't happen till later in their series respective runs.

Star Trek isn't some monolithic franchise you have to go through in order to enjoy lest you be hopelessly lost.

Anji March 27 2013 02:47 AM

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Of all the videos watch TMP as your final one. Only then will you be able to understand the movie.

Enjoy the ride! I wish I was you!

ryan123450 March 27 2013 03:24 AM

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^Why would you want to do that?

I wouldn't watch Generations until after you've seen all of TOS, TAS, and the TOS films. It would totally ruin Generations to watch it first.

Nerys Myk March 27 2013 03:29 AM

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Anji wrote: (Post 7856767)
Of all the videos watch TMP as your final one. Only then will you be able to understand the movie.

Enjoy the ride! I wish I was you!

Why would watching TMP last help you understand TMP?

DaNnYElLoCO March 27 2013 03:49 AM

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ryan123450 wrote: (Post 7856950)
^Why would you want to do that?

I wouldn't watch Generations until after you've seen all of TOS, TAS, and the TOS films. It would totally ruin Generations to watch it first.

Yeah that makes a lot of sense. I mean I've seen the the first four TOS films, but I think I would enjoy Generations more after finishing TNG then seeing TOS, TAS, and TOS films again. The other question would be, when do I watch the TNG films? After TNG, but before TOS, TAS, TOS films and Generations, or after I watch all of those?

Sorry for all of the questions, but thanks for the help! :)

Tracer Bullet March 27 2013 02:43 PM

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ryan123450 wrote: (Post 7856950)
^Why would you want to do that?

I wouldn't watch Generations until after you've seen all of TOS, TAS, and the TOS films. It would totally ruin Generations to watch it first.

Hmm. Yeah, I didn't catch that he started with TNG. In that case I'd recommend the above.


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