Re: So I started with this show...
Comparing the reused shots and how often used them in the original is not fair for two reasons:
1.) almost every shot of the E-D in TNG was filmed for the pilot. Shots were reused all the time, and no one disses the show for that.
2) Reused, over and over or not, the shots were more visceral and exciting!
See, the problem is that you are using your cards to show me what cards you have, and if you can't see that this is viciously circular, then there is no point in continuing