Crazy Eddie wrote:
TOS, in its day, was simplistic and shallow in an age where science fiction had a tendency to BE simplistic and shallow.
I really don't think you know much about TOS then IMO.
What's your definition of a sophisticated science fiction series or film. TOS had stories written by science fiction writers.
Certainly none of the subsequent Star Trek series were more cerebral. No science fiction series in general, then or now.
I think I've watched most science fiction series and movies since TOS until the last couple of years we're frankly is mostly magic and vampires