Captain Kathryn wrote:
That's a known fact about most TV shows in general, not just Star Trek. Shows are almost always better once the characters and plot are developed. That's usually a given.
I think most shows start out with that intention of defining itself and its characters. Once the bumpy first season is done, you can start really having some fun.
The opposite happens once a show is just on for too long. Oftentimes, the worst seasons are a show's first and last seasons. Not true for all shows. Just seems to be for most, from what I've learned.
This is a pretty old comic, but I think it's relevant here. And true for most shows I can think of:
Enteprise is least favorite Trek, but I'm sure if it had been allowed to continue it would have gotten better.