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Old June 10 2010, 05:26 PM   #623
TedShatner10
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Re: Unpopular Trek Opinions What Are Yours?

Here's mine:
  • Throughout the run of The Next Generation, Voyager, and TNG movies Brannon Braga was overall a somewhat better writer than Jeri Taylor and Michael Pillar, though "Threshold" was a howler and he bit off more than he could chew as a producer, outstaying his welcome after VOY wrapped up.
  • Star Trek: Voyager, though clearly outclassed by shows like Farscape, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, NuWho, and the first four seasons of Babylon 5 was almost as enjoyable as Star Trek: The Next Generation, and roughly comparable to Stargate SG-1, Lexx, The X-Files, and the earlier seasons of Sliders. It was marginally better than Enterprise and outclassed post-S1 Heroes, Andromeda, Hercules, and Stargate: Atlantis.
  • Star Trek: First Contact was marginally better than JJ Abrams' Star Trek, with the Borg changing the timeline before Nero did (leading on to Enterprise).
  • Though obviously imperfect and not pleasing everyone, JJ Abrams' Star Trek was a necessary reboot and was as good start as any to genuinely revitalise the Star Trek franchise: it was certainly better than the other two major revamps of the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Season One of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
  • Ronald D. Moore was the best writer of Star Trek in the last two decades, but it sounds like he got very cocky and burned out with NuBSG.
  • A catsuit sort of makes sense for Seven of Nine, but not so much the stiletto high-heels and lack of pockets.
  • Season Two of The Next Generation was a vast improvement over Season One and roughly equal to Season Seven. Season Five was a tad overrated.
  • Brannon Braga has had better success as a TV writer in recent years than Josh Whedon (though that's not saying much).
  • Rick Berman's main problem was that what worked well in 1992 didn't quite cut it in 2002.
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