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Old April 3 2013, 04:49 PM   #55
Dale Sams
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Re: Does TOS Still Look Futuristic to You?

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And TOS doesn't scream 1960s?
To me it screams 'Star Trek'. Despite the beehives and mini-skirts, it shares nothing with Twilight Zone, The Nanny and the Professor, The Big Valley (or other westerns), Rat Patrol, and doesn't particularly look like The Time Tunnel, Avengers, Lost in Space or Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

It looks like Star Trek.
I don't want to turn this into a TNG vs. TOS debate, though it may head that direction, but I have to disagree that TOS has aged better then TNG. They have both aged IMHO.

Beehives and mini-skirts, sounds 60s to me. TNG sure does have a late 80s vibe going for it in those early seasons, especially with Geordi's VISOR, having a counselor on the ship and the general Hyatt Regency look of the Enterprise-D. Many of these asthetics even started to seem outdated by 1989, but TNG plowed forward with it through 1994. But TNG is just as Star Trek as TOS, it's not like I feel like I'm watching other 80s TV shows like Growing Pains, Perfect Strangers, L.A. Law or St. Elsewhere.

Though you could make a strong case for The Love Boat...
With TNG, I also feel like I'm watching Trek more than 'an 80's show'. Though (understandably) the 80's feel really stands out early. The VISOR, Geordi's flattop, Wesley's Cosby sweaters, the FX. Having Roz from LA Law and Max Headroom on the show.

But again, I feel like it's more Trek than 80's. Especially 3rd season and on.
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