Do we really only think Star Trek is worthwhile because we have a memory of it being good in the past?
Sigh. Assumptions really are
the mother of all f*ck-ups. God I hate these stupid questions. Not all of us first watched TOS when it came out, or later at a very young age. I was 21 when I first started watching TOS and I fucking loved it then just as I do now, seven years later.