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Old May 3 2013, 04:37 AM   #37
JirinPanthosa
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Re: Is Star Trek (the original series) aging really badly?

King Daniel wrote: View Post

IMO it's The Next Generation that's aged the worst - I couldn't make it through my last attempt at a rewatch. Awful direction (they stand around, arms at sides like mannequins, taking turns to recite lines), zero excitement and endless prentious, self-congratulatory nonsense. Bleh.
You made the same mistake I did: You started with season 1.

Start with season 3 and TNG aged wonderfully.

I think if you take the best of series TOS episodes, they aged pretty decently, though they do have some obvious 'warts'. But take TOS episodes outside the 'best of' ones, it did age pretty terribly.

But then again, what TV series from the 50s and 60s are still watchable today? There's Twilight Zone and The Prisoner. I saw a few episodes of The Fugitive and thought they were okay. Sitcoms from back then are unwatchable.
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