Re: "The best and most influential Trek series"
Most influential? That is the original, without argument. But I won't fight over calling DS9 the best series in the franchise. In any event, it is my favorite.
Without a doubt.
The best series? That's going to vary by individual and is a meaningless title in the grand scheme of things.
"If I hadn't tried, the cost would have been my soul." - Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock