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Old December 24 2012, 10:16 AM   #61
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Old December 24 2012, 08:07 PM   #62
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I do think it's fair to say that DS9 isn't any smarter than the other Treks though. It has perhaps a more interesting message and a truer view of human nature, but it's still in the category of 'smart scifi fun' just like the other Treks.
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Old December 25 2012, 04:00 AM   #63
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I really like DS9, but I'm really frakkin' sick of DS9 lovers going *whine* "Our series is so much better/smarter/more serialized than yours". *end whine*

It's still just dumb ol' Trek. Fuck you.
Someone got into the Christmas cheer a little early this year.
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Old December 25 2012, 04:01 AM   #64
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Old December 25 2012, 04:34 AM   #65
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The Enterprise is the Flagship of Starfleet and one of it's main jobs is to interact with Ambassadors of other planets for diplomatic reasons. Voyager and it's crew before or after the Maquis was not a ship for diplomatic interaction. What you're seeing is the difference in crew are professionals trained in diplomatic interaction with government officials vs. one that isn't. They're stuffy cause they're taking their jobs seriously and professional. Most of Voyager's crew are now people that could barely handle being discipline in their personal lives much less professionally.
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Old December 25 2012, 08:11 AM   #66
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I am presently on my first watch through of VOY and I'm about to start the fifth season. Thinking back to very early episodes of TNG and early episodes of VOY i will concede VOY had better crew interactions and they were much friendlier towards one another.

That might be partially do to TNG being a relaunch of a TV series cancelled 18 years ago, while VOY was launched during Trek's height of popularity with familiar production and writing staff. However mostly i think it comes from the VOY crew being acquainted with one another prior to forming the "one crew" we see at the end of Caretaker.

Chakotay is BFF with B'Elanna

Janeway is BFF's with Tuvok

Harry and Tom became friends fast after meeting

Kes had Neelix and was kind to the Doctor before he developed a personality

Janeway had broken Tom out prison and was friendly enough with him that by the third episode he was volunteering to help her on things he wasn't qualified for.

Tom and Chakotay had a history in the Maqui.


What can we say about TNG?
Picard was and old friend of the family to Beverly and Wesley.

Riker and Troi used to date.

Had TNG started with Data and Geordi being BFF's

Worf and Riker being BFF's and willing to kill for one another

Troi and Beverly being close friends like they were in later seasons

Or even Picard being a closer mentor to Tasha. We could've seen something as similar to VOY in the early days of TNG. Keep in mind DS9 wasn't a well jelled crew either at the start. I could list them out but won't.

Outside of that when you start to peel back the onion of each crew. You find the TNG characters to be more likable and believable.
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Old December 25 2012, 10:19 AM   #67
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TNG started with the entire crew needing pregnancy tests, including Data.

However you want to explain the stuffiness in the pilot, no one was getting over that impromptu orgy in The Naked Now until the command staff had recycled 95 percent of the rest of the crew off ship.

Of course a repeat of all that mating lust in Genesis just meant that they had to start their three card Monty shuffle with quarterly crew evaluations all over again.
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Old December 26 2012, 12:41 AM   #68
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Old January 2 2013, 10:51 PM   #69
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Oh!! of course Voyager is better than TNG...

Voyager was an original Story,exploring space,new worlds,yet it still had amazing characters like Seven of Nine and her quest to be Human,the Doctor had some of the most unorthodox and loved episodes in Trek history,Janeway,B'elana...not to mention TNG was sexist,females are like robots,at least in Voyager you see emotions in the crew,you had some good action,amazing CGI and the Borg!!!

In TNG you had boring episodes,people talking and talking and talking,Holodeck drama,frigid girls,barely any action,not epic at all,spiritual beings and space monsters...the only good thing about TNG was the sexy Will Riker and Data and the fact that they introduced the Borg/Cardassians/Ferengi/Maquis etc...we thank TNG for that,it helped make VOY and DS9 awesome.

I think TNG would have been a lot better if it was like the movies and movies are more like Voyager so TNG would be great if it was more like Voyager .
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Old January 2 2013, 11:48 PM   #70
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Oh!! of course Voyager is better than TNG...

Voyager was an original Story,exploring space,new worlds,yet it still had amazing characters like Seven of Nine and her quest to be Human,the Doctor had some of the most unorthodox and loved episodes in Trek history,Janeway,B'elana...not to mention TNG was sexist,females are like robots,at least in Voyager you see emotions in the crew,you had some good action,amazing CGI and the Borg!!!

In TNG you had boring episodes,people talking and talking and talking,Holodeck drama,frigid girls,barely any action,not epic at all,spiritual beings and space monsters...the only good thing about TNG was the sexy Will Riker and Data and the fact that they introduced the Borg/Cardassians/Ferengi/Maquis etc...we thank TNG for that,it helped make VOY and DS9 awesome.

I think TNG would have been a lot better if it was like the movies and movies are more like Voyager so TNG would be great if it was more like Voyager .
Except TNG broke records and made TV history.
Many of Voy. stories mimic TOS.
There would be no DS9 or Voy. had it not been for TNG.
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Old January 3 2013, 12:17 AM   #71
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And for that I am grateful. I listed that as TNG's strong point in the Gen thread, that it led to other Trek.

It's very much my least favorite series though, and I started with TOS reruns a long time ago.
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Old January 3 2013, 12:55 AM   #72
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And for that I am grateful. I listed that as TNG's strong point in the Gen thread, that it led to other Trek.

It's very much my least favorite series though, and I started with TOS reruns a long time ago.
I think one of the stand out moments in TNG for me is, for 7 years Picard insulted Q by thinking he was better and knew more than him. In the last episode they turned the tables by finding out Q was right the whole time and Picard's knowledge and attitude is very limited.
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Old January 3 2013, 05:47 PM   #73
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Oh!! of course Voyager is better than TNG...

Voyager was an original Story,exploring space,new worlds,yet it still had amazing characters like Seven of Nine and her quest to be Human,the Doctor had some of the most unorthodox and loved episodes in Trek history,Janeway,B'elana...not to mention TNG was sexist,females are like robots,at least in Voyager you see emotions in the crew,you had some good action,amazing CGI and the Borg!!!

In TNG you had boring episodes,people talking and talking and talking,Holodeck drama,frigid girls,barely any action,not epic at all,spiritual beings and space monsters...the only good thing about TNG was the sexy Will Riker and Data and the fact that they introduced the Borg/Cardassians/Ferengi/Maquis etc...we thank TNG for that,it helped make VOY and DS9 awesome.

I think TNG would have been a lot better if it was like the movies and movies are more like Voyager so TNG would be great if it was more like Voyager .
Except TNG broke records and made TV history.
Many of Voy. stories mimic TOS.
There would be no DS9 or Voy. had it not been for TNG.
i already said i am thankful for those things but you need to realize TNG had large amount of viewers because there was nothing competing with it on TV at that time.

Voyager and Ds9 were going against each other as well many other Scifi series in 1995 and later.
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Old January 3 2013, 06:06 PM   #74
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Oh!! of course Voyager is better than TNG...

Voyager was an original Story,exploring space,new worlds,yet it still had amazing characters like Seven of Nine and her quest to be Human,the Doctor had some of the most unorthodox and loved episodes in Trek history,Janeway,B'elana...not to mention TNG was sexist,females are like robots,at least in Voyager you see emotions in the crew,you had some good action,amazing CGI and the Borg!!!

In TNG you had boring episodes,people talking and talking and talking,Holodeck drama,frigid girls,barely any action,not epic at all,spiritual beings and space monsters...the only good thing about TNG was the sexy Will Riker and Data and the fact that they introduced the Borg/Cardassians/Ferengi/Maquis etc...we thank TNG for that,it helped make VOY and DS9 awesome.

I think TNG would have been a lot better if it was like the movies and movies are more like Voyager so TNG would be great if it was more like Voyager .
Original as in:

Space the Final Frontier these are the voyages of the starships Enterprise it's five year mission ......

Original as in:


Space the Final Frontier these are the voyages of the starships Enterprise it's continuing mission...

I could go on.

And just because a show lacks action doesn't detract from it, Voyager was hardly epic the closest thing Trek ever did to epic was DSN. VOY had the potnetial to be epic if they had dared to take risks but more often or not they played it safe.

Poor SFX can be overlooked for a great story, but the best SFX in the world can't make up for a lack of a great story.

That being said the best thing about VOY was Robert Picardo as the EMH, and Voyager did have it's moments.
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Old January 3 2013, 10:18 PM   #75
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Oh!! of course Voyager is better than TNG...

Voyager was an original Story,exploring space,new worlds,yet it still had amazing characters like Seven of Nine and her quest to be Human,the Doctor had some of the most unorthodox and loved episodes in Trek history,Janeway,B'elana...not to mention TNG was sexist,females are like robots,at least in Voyager you see emotions in the crew,you had some good action,amazing CGI and the Borg!!!

In TNG you had boring episodes,people talking and talking and talking,Holodeck drama,frigid girls,barely any action,not epic at all,spiritual beings and space monsters...the only good thing about TNG was the sexy Will Riker and Data and the fact that they introduced the Borg/Cardassians/Ferengi/Maquis etc...we thank TNG for that,it helped make VOY and DS9 awesome.

I think TNG would have been a lot better if it was like the movies and movies are more like Voyager so TNG would be great if it was more like Voyager .
Except TNG broke records and made TV history.
Many of Voy. stories mimic TOS.
There would be no DS9 or Voy. had it not been for TNG.
i already said i am thankful for those things but you need to realize TNG had large amount of viewers because there was nothing competing with it on TV at that time.
So you expect people to believe that TNG was a hit because there was nothing else on TV completing against it, not only nation wide but internationally as well? I guess cable TV doesn't exist either and only station is the Dumont Network. That's not only impossible but improbable as well.

No, I know for a fact TNG had a large amount of viewers because it was a well written show.
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