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Old October 23 2012, 12:56 AM   #90
CorporalCaptain
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Re: Is TOS the best sci-fi TV American series until 1985?

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Like the M*A*S*H reference.
Thanks.

It's true that since original Trek was the only real example of a well-done science-fictionish (non-anthology with regular characters) show back then, that satisfied the requirements of escapist space adventure as well of those of more adult SF drama, it became the focus of a huge fandom. In more recent years, these different kinds of fans might have latched onto different shows.

I don't think this makes original Trek any less great a program, though. I think it helps to show how great it was, to draw in so many different types of viewers.
Yes. This is all true too.

Star Trek also proved that a non-anthology series with serious pretensions could succeed. If Star Trek had never existed, I have to wonder how long it would have been before sci-fi TV got out from under the shadow of the likes of Irwin Allen.
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