It kind of occured to me that in the first 4 decades of TV TOS was just about the best there is and not until Star Trek was revived were there any serious challengers. I believe regular TV broadcasts began in the US in 1946 in NYC.
So I chose a round figure 1946-1985 that, yes, happened to be just before Trek was relaunched.
And seriously does anybody think--that with the exception of TLZ--there are any real challengers?
Yes, this is a Trek site and certainly 99% of folks here like it, but I also trust the honesty of the posters to say that something from that era was better. A few have.
That was my point--I love TOS, but I wouldn't say it's the best as a partisan---I honestly think its the best.
If there are Lost in Space fans out there on their website who say they think thaty show is the best of that era---i salute their passion, but I doubt their taste and their honesty.
I love Next gen and DS9 even Voyager, but I would readily admit that X-Files might be better from that