Hey TOS fans,
If you're limited to mostly the TOS forums on this site, then you probably don't know me too well. Lately I've been posting a lot in Voyager, and in the past I've posted quite a bit in the TNG, DS9, movie, and general discussion forums. For the longest time, my interest in Trek has been pretty limited to just TNG, DS9, and more recently Voyager. From time to time I've watched an occasional episode of TOS, but in the past it just hasn't peaked my interest. The corny dialogue, effects, and some wooden acting (among other things) made it hard for me to enjoy.
At one point, probably a year and a half back, I started a thread in the general section called TOS: Overrated??? critiquing the show, characters, writing, and whatnot. I got quite a backlash from the TOS fans from asserting that the iconic TOS was somehow overrated. The thread was not started to provoke anyone, I merely felt the show's high reputation wasn't completely deserved and I wanted to hear other fans thoughts.
Since finishing Voyager I've gone back and watched some more TOS. Believe it or not, I am actually really enjoying it now! Last night I watched a season one episode called A Taste of Armageddon. It was really exciting, dramatic, and it had an interesting and creative premise. I've discovered, looking back, that each time I've returned to TOS I've liked it a little bit more than the previous time I watched it. I feel like it may be an acquired taste. It takes getting used to, and you may not like it at first, but once you've watched enough of it and gotten used to it you start to see it in a different light. You become less distracted by the 60's corniness and are able to appreciate the quality writing and characterization much more.
Anyway, it's been two years and probably 30 episodes since I watched my first episode of TOS. In that time I've finished TNG, watched all of DS9, and watched all of VOY. It's taken a long time, but I'm glad that I've come around to the show. It means there's still a lot of quality Trek out there for me to enjoy!
Just thought you TOS folks might want to hear my story.