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Belz... May 26 2013 12:49 PM

Favourite to least favourite Trek movies and series
 
I haven't seen a thread on this, so here goes: list all movies and series from your favourite to least favourite. Movies separate from series, of course. For me:

Series:
Deep Space Nine
TOS
TNG
Enterprise
Voyager

Movies:
TWOK
TMP
Star Trek 2009
TUC
Into Darkness
Insurrection
TSFS
TVH
First Contact
Nemesis
TFF
Generations

Portal May 26 2013 12:54 PM

Re: Favourite to least favourite Trek movies and series
 
My favorite movie is "The Undiscovered Country".

My favorite series is "The Next Generation".

Belz... May 26 2013 12:58 PM

Re: Favourite to least favourite Trek movies and series
 
Oh, please list them all in order. Otherwise it's no fun. ;)

Portal May 26 2013 01:05 PM

Re: Favourite to least favourite Trek movies and series
 
It may take me a while, but yes sir!

Belz... May 26 2013 01:10 PM

Re: Favourite to least favourite Trek movies and series
 
Make it so !

Portal May 26 2013 01:25 PM

Re: Favourite to least favourite Trek movies and series
 
Series:

The Next Generation
The Original Series
Voyager
Deep Space Nine
The Animated Series
Enterprise

Movies:

The Undiscovered Country
First Contact
The Search For Spock
Generations
Nemesis
Insurrection
The Wrath Of Khan
The Final Frontier
The Motion Picture
The Voyage Home
Star Trek (2009)

I haven't seen "Into Darkness" yet.

I am not Spock May 26 2013 02:27 PM

Re: Favourite to least favourite Trek movies and series
 
Series:
DS9
TOS
TNG
TAS
VOY
ENT

Movies:
Wrath of Khan
First Contact
The Voyage Home
The Undiscovered Country
Into Darkness
Star Trek (2009)
Search for Spock
Generations
The Motion Picture
Final Frontier
Insurrection
Nemesis

Chrono85 May 26 2013 02:51 PM

Re: Favourite to least favourite Trek movies and series
 
I'll go a step further and list short reasons for my choices :).

Series:
1. The Next Generation (Original Star Trek vision at its best realization; great cast, great development of mythology, and exciting and occasionaly though provoking stories).

2. Deep Space Nine (Darker, but more provocative and thoughtful storylines, more epic story arcs, and good cast of characters.)

3. The Original Series (The one that started it :) The stories are more hit and miss than TNG, but it has an even better cast.)

4. Voyager (A real mixed bag in terms of the quality of the story telling, but it has an exciting premise and a better cast of characters than Enterprise.)

5. Enterprise (It's cool to see the pre-Federation starfleet, and the origins of many things from the other series'. The cast isn't as interesting or dynamic as the other series, in my opinion, but it has some decent stories.)

Note: I have not seen The Animated Series :).

Movies:
1. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (A perfectly paced and exciting movie. Ricardo Montalban is awesome to behold on screen, and the movie has some interesting themes. It is one of only a few Star Trek movies that transcends being a good Star Trek movie, into being a classic scifi/action film in general.)

2. Star Trek: First Contact (The only TNG movie that is above mediocre, and also the second best overall, in my opinion. It's not deep or philisophical, but it is tons of fun, with nice character moments, witty dialogue, thrilling action, and an awesome scene set on the outside of the ship. Data in particular is excellent.)

3. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (A nicely executed allegory on the end of the cold war, and reconciliation between two distrusting civilizations, while also being a decent murder mystery. It has great character moments, and a memorable villain. It ends the prime universe original crew movies on a high note.)

4. Star Trek (It has some plot holes and a few too many coincidences, but everything looks great, and is a perfect visual re-imagining of the Star Trek world with modern effects and movie making sensibilities. The actors are perfectly cast in every role, and its fun to re-visit those old characters. The villain is a bit of a throw-away, but the movie was really more about re-introducing the world and crew.)

5. Star Trek IV: The voyage Home (A fun and hilarious movie, that is a nice change of pace from the more fast pace and busy previous two movies. The humor is excellent, and the screen time between the characters is unusually well balanced, and each crew member gets memorable scenes.)

6. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (The way the story unfolds is a bit cheesy and over the top, even for Star Trek, but it is a fun movie anyway. The battle of wits between the Enerprise crew and the Klingons is enjoyable.)

7. Star Trek: Generations (The general premise of the plot is good, but the thematic implications are under-explored. It's fun to see the captains interact, but there is too little of it overall.)

8. Star Trek: Insurrection (This would have made a good two-parter for the series, but here it doesn't feel like a bit, or good enough story to warrant a film :) Still, it isn't a bad movie, but it's one of the most forgettable.)

9. Star Trek: Nemesis (The plot isn't actually too bad, but certain aspects of the story defy logic, and the movie is overall kind of messy and confusing. It also feels too long, and tries too hard to be Wrath of Khan.)

10. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (It actually has some good character moments and development, but the villains relation to Spock feels shoehorned and not-believable. The basic premise is good, but too much badly executed humor, and overall cheesiness make it the second worst Star Trek movie.)

11. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (People call this the Motionless Picture because it is long, plodding and boring. There are way too many long panning views of the Enterprise, and kaleidoscope effects. The premise is very Star Trek-like, but the movie lacks the levity and adventure from the original series. Everyone wears ridiculous outfits.)

Note: I have not seen Into Darkness yet :)

BillJ May 26 2013 03:16 PM

Re: Favourite to least favourite Trek movies and series
 
TV Series:

1. The Original Series
2. The Next Generation
3. Enterprise
4. The Animated Series
5. Deep Space Nine
6. Voyager

Movies:

1. The Motion Picture
2. The Undiscovered Country
3. Star Trek Into Darkness
4. The Search for Spock
5. The Wrath of Khan
6. Star Trek 2009
7. The Final Frontier
8. Nemesis
9. The Voyage Home
10. Generations
11. First Contact
12. Insurrection

CorporalCaptain May 26 2013 03:34 PM

Re: Favourite to least favourite Trek movies and series
 
This changes every time I do it, little by little. Today it is:

TV:
  1. TOS
  2. TNG
  3. DS9
  4. TAS
  5. VOY
  6. ENT

Movies:
  1. TWOK
  2. TMP
  3. STID
  4. STXI
  5. TVH
  6. TSFS
  7. TUC
  8. FC
  9. GEN
  10. TFF
  11. INS
  12. NEM

Tora Ziyal May 26 2013 03:59 PM

Re: Favourite to least favourite Trek movies and series
 
1. TNG
2. DS9
3/4. TOS
3/4. Enterprise
5. Voyager

Haven't seen any of the TOS/TNG movies in a very long time, so I can't really rank them.

Favorites: The Voyage Home and First Contact
Least: The Final Frontier and 2009

Lucky May 26 2013 05:16 PM

Re: Favourite to least favourite Trek movies and series
 
Series:

1. TOS
2. DS9
3. TNG
4. ENT
5. VOY


Movies:

1. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
2. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
3. Star Trek: First Contact
4. Star Trek Into Darkness
5. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
6. Star Trek (2009)
7. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
8. Star Trek: Nemesis
9. Star Trek: Generations
10. Star Trek: The Motion Picture
11. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
12. Star Trek: Insurrection

JirinPanthosa May 26 2013 06:01 PM

Re: Favourite to least favourite Trek movies and series
 
Series:

1. TNG
2. DS9
3. TOS
4. Voyager
5. Enterprise

Movies:

1. The Undiscovered Country
2. Wrath of Khan
3. First Contact
4. The Voyage Home
5. 2009 Remake
6. Search For Spock
7. Into Darkness
8. Insurrection
9. Generations
10. The Final Frontier
11. Nemesis

Have not seen TMP.

Lord Garth May 26 2013 06:21 PM

Re: Favourite to least favourite Trek movies and series
 
Series
TOS
DS9
TNG
VOY
TAS
ENT

It was much easier to rank the movies when there weren't 12 of them and I didn't feel equally about some of them for different reasons.

Movies
Favorites: TWOK, TVH
Runner Ups: FC, XI
Yes, BUT "it's complicated": TMP, TSFS, TUC
Eh: TFF, INS
Didn't Like: GEN, NEM, STID

Third Nacelle May 26 2013 06:48 PM

Re: Favourite to least favourite Trek movies and series
 
1) DS9
2) TNG
3) TOS
4) VOY
5) ENT
...
1) The Undiscovered Country
2) The Wrath of Khan
3) The Motion Picture (I love TMP for the very reasons so many people seem to hate it, and I definitely feel it's the most beautiful of them all)
4) The Voyage Home
5) First Contact (The best of the TNG movies, which isn't saying much)
6) Generations (Felt too much like an ending when it should have been a new beginning. Kirk deserved a much bigger and and bolder death)
7) XI (Fresh-looking and visually beautiful, entertaining but not engaging, utterly without substance or heart)
8) The Search for Spock
9) Insurrection
10) Into Darkness (less points than ST09 for being less original)
11) Nemesis (TNG deserved a much much better ending than this drivel)
12) The Final Frontier (pure nonsense)

Overall I much prefer Star Trek on television than as films.


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