What's redeeming about the original Star Trek? It's low-budget, sexist camp with cookie cutter moral messages.
It wasn't doing its premise justice. We had to wait for JJ Abrams to get it right.
There'd be no NuBSG without the original Battlestar Galactica.
It debatable if Batman would 've become as popular with the general public as it is without the 60's t.v. show. Without it, maybe no movies or "Timm-verse" animated series.
Things become dated. The Dark Knight
and NuBSG may very well be seen differently through jaded eyes 20 years from now, their fans dismissed as "nostalgic" types. But no one is gonna make them watch it...unless I'm in charge, then they will be required viewing in school.