Re: Is TOS the best sci-fi TV American series until 1985?
On Star Trek
, though, I find myself agreeing with Rod Serling
. For every week that the series "rung that bell" as you put it ("The Trouble with Tribbles," "Balance of Terror") there seemed to be a corresponding week that was absolutely dire ("The Alternative Factor," "Spock's Brain").
I agree alternately there's people who like the ones that fans generally don't like and vice versa, this is true for every TV show IMO.
The greatest science fiction series of all time is
Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one
or all in a bunch to back it up!"
--- Harlan Ellison, from his introduction
to the PINNACLE series of Doctor Who books