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Old May 18 2013, 03:54 AM   #109
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Re: How do Niners feel about TNG?

Third Nacelle wrote: View Post
I love both of them, but I do slightly prefer DS9 and believe it to be the best Trek.

That being said, DS9 had the benefit of taking place in a universe that was built on two previous series. You can't forget that without TNG, there would be no DS9. As a series, it was able to hit the ground running without (too much of) an awkward phase, because TNG laid a path for it.

(TNG also laid a path for Voyager, but instead of exploring off the path, Voyager chose to wear it into a rut.)
I think that's important to recognize. You have to know the 24th century to appreciate what's at-stake in the Dominion War and how we are waging it. It's almost heartbreaking to see some of the moral dilemmas of the show.

I don't have a favorite. I don't watch VOY and ENT, but I would take the first three series, any episode, any time. They are so good.
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