In the past few days I've been watching The Next Generation
episodes that cover seasons 1 and 2. I've seen most of them in the past (I think) and not all because as most would agree, seasons 1 and 2 aren't exactly TNG's best of the best. Something struck me as I was watching The Outrageous Okona
and Loud as a Whisper
. It seems as if in the beginnings of TNG, they tried to be a TOS 2.0. I mean there were so many things that I saw, most of them were very small, but certain things that just seemed so 1960's TOS if that makes any sense. It seems to me that once they stopped trying to be like TOS and found their own identity, the episodes got much better and it actually felt like what we know to be TNG-style. My question is, what exactly went wrong with seasons 1 and 2 and what change was made in season 3 and beyond??