RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 140,198
Posts: 5,436,798
Members: 24,948
Currently online: 400
Newest member: TedCarchidi

TrekToday headlines

Trek Screenwriter Washington D.C. Appearance
By: T'Bonz on Oct 23

Two Official Starships Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Oct 22

Pine In New Skit
By: T'Bonz on Oct 21

Stewart In Holiday Film
By: T'Bonz on Oct 21

The Red Shirt Diaries #8
By: T'Bonz on Oct 20

IDW Publishing January Comics
By: T'Bonz on Oct 20

Retro Review: Chrysalis
By: Michelle on Oct 18

The Next Generation Season Seven Blu-ray Details
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

CBS Launches Streaming Service
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

Yelchin In New Indie Thriller
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Welcome to the Trek BBS! > General Trek Discussion

General Trek Discussion Trek TV and cinema subjects not related to any specific series or movie.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old March 22 2013, 08:05 PM   #1
LoneDragon
Lieutenant
 
LoneDragon's Avatar
 
Location: Salem, VA
Hi, Im new here!

I was never really a fan of the original series. I like the characters but I have a hard time getting into a show that is so old.

I have seen every episode of The Next Generation, and most of Voyager and Enterprise. I just started watching DS9 for the first time.
LoneDragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 22 2013, 08:33 PM   #2
sonak
Vice Admiral
 
Location: in a figment of a mediocre mind's imagination
Re: Hi, Im new here!

LoneDragon wrote: View Post
I was never really a fan of the original series. I like the characters but I have a hard time getting into a show that is so old.

I have seen every episode of The Next Generation, and most of Voyager and Enterprise. I just started watching DS9 for the first time.

in twenty more years, TNG will be just as "old" as TOS now seems. Old is relative. You should give TOS another chance.

DS9 is a great show, you're lucky to be just starting with it.
__________________
"why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?"
sonak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 22 2013, 08:34 PM   #3
Landru47
Ensign
 
Re: Hi, Im new here!

TOS has aged like fine wine. Give it another go.

Also, check out this thread for introductions: http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=113032
Landru47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 22 2013, 08:39 PM   #4
F. King Daniel
Admiral
 
F. King Daniel's Avatar
 
Location: King Daniel Into Darkness
Re: Hi, Im new here!

LoneDragon wrote: View Post
I was never really a fan of the original series. I like the characters but I have a hard time getting into a show that is so old.
Perhaps the new version of the old will be more to your liking?


Welcome to the site!
__________________
Star Trek Imponderables, fun mashups of Trek's biggest continuity errors! Ep1, Ep2 and Ep3
F. King Daniel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 22 2013, 08:50 PM   #5
LoneDragon
Lieutenant
 
LoneDragon's Avatar
 
Location: Salem, VA
Re: Hi, Im new here!

Thanks, eveyone!

Is there a way to make poll topics on this site? Im kind of interested in seeing who is the most popular doctor on a Star Trek series...though I wouldnt be able to choose between the EMH and Dr Phlox...

Or maybe a best Vulcan poll? T'Pol...
LoneDragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 22 2013, 08:53 PM   #6
Deckerd
Fleet Arse
 
Deckerd's Avatar
 
Location: the Frozen Wastes
Re: Hi, Im new here!

Maybe you should get used to Julian before doing the poll.
__________________
They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance.
Deckerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 22 2013, 09:00 PM   #7
LoneDragon
Lieutenant
 
LoneDragon's Avatar
 
Location: Salem, VA
Re: Hi, Im new here!

Yes, people keep assuring me that it gets better, but so far Bashir is my least favorite character on the show...well least favorite main...seems Jake has a larger role on the show than I would have given him...
LoneDragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 22 2013, 09:03 PM   #8
Deckerd
Fleet Arse
 
Deckerd's Avatar
 
Location: the Frozen Wastes
Re: Hi, Im new here!

Enjoy the ride. I envy you.
__________________
They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance.
Deckerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 23 2013, 06:26 AM   #9
Bry_Sinclair
Commodore
 
Bry_Sinclair's Avatar
 
Location: Tactical withdrawl along the Klingon border
Re: Hi, Im new here!

LoneDragon wrote: View Post
Yes, people keep assuring me that it gets better, but so far Bashir is my least favorite character on the show
When I first started watching DS9, I thought the same thing but, since the series is just so damn good, you really get to like him as he matures and gets some experience under his belt. I still think the Bashir/O'Brien relationship is the best friendship in Trek (sorry Kirk/Spock).

I hope you enjoy DS9 and welcome to the boards.
__________________
Avatar: Captain Naya, U.S.S. Renown NCC-1415 [Star Trek: Four Years War]
Manip by: JM1776 (STPMA.net)
Bry_Sinclair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 23 2013, 06:35 AM   #10
Sigokat
Commander
 
Sigokat's Avatar
 
Location: Fort Bragg, NC but from Chicago (currently deployed)
Re: Hi, Im new here!

welcome. There is already a poll on here for who is the "best" Doctor. I think its in this forum; I resurrected it not to long ago.
__________________
Just my Two Lincolns
Sigokat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 23 2013, 07:04 AM   #11
teacock
Admiral
 
teacock's Avatar
 
Location: teacake
Re: Hi, Im new here!

Everyone should watch TOS. If you love Trek, it's your history.
__________________

"Damnit Spock. God damnit!" Kirk ST:V
■ ■ ■
Janeway does Melbourne
teacock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 23 2013, 10:30 AM   #12
Mareika
Captain
 
Mareika's Avatar
 
Re: Hi, Im new here!

LoneDragon wrote: View Post
I was never really a fan of the original series. I like the characters but I have a hard time getting into a show that is so old.

I have seen every episode of The Next Generation, and most of Voyager and Enterprise. I just started watching DS9 for the first time.
Same here.
I know every episode of the original series (TOS, TNG and Voyager and DS9 are on TV in Germany), but I`m not a fan of TOS. Yes, it`s too old for me.

I like TNG (I know every episode too), but only Voyager made me a Star Trek fan.
I tried to get into DS9, I really did, but it didn`t happen.
I don`t like the characters and I don`t like the storys. Sorry.

Last edited by Mareika; March 23 2013 at 10:31 AM. Reason: error
Mareika is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 23 2013, 03:01 PM   #13
at Quark's
Lieutenant
 
Re: Hi, Im new here!

LoneDragon wrote: View Post
I was never really a fan of the original series. I like the characters but I have a hard time getting into a show that is so old.

I have seen every episode of The Next Generation, and most of Voyager and Enterprise. I just started watching DS9 for the first time.
TNG brought me into trek, and after that its successors. I could never manage to look at more than a few episodes of TOS consecutively at the time. Because it was so old, the pacing so slow, the technology and story ideas so dull .

By this 'dullness', I mean that TNG took a lot of concepts from TOS, and expanded on them. Having seen those TNG and DS9 versions first, the concepts in TOS looked old hat and unimaginative, even though I rationally knew they were the originals. Perhaps that's the same as when people keep preferring the music that was popular when they were teenagers, because that was the music they heard first, the 'real music'. Even though they often learn later that most of those were really ripoffs of yet earlier music.

Also, at that time, I was mainly into Trek because of its philosophical concepts and its technology. My interest for character interaction -in which TOS definitely outshines TNG and VOY- only came later.

It has only been in recent years that I've begun to see that there is something unique in TOS that has mostly been lost by the later series. If I were to put it into words, it would be the sense of friendship between Kirk, McCoy and Spock, as well as the sense of really being on an adventure to explore the great unknown galaxy, guided by ethical guidelines (interpreted freely at the Captain's disgression) instead of a lot of stuffy, constricting rules and political correctness (TNG).


On an unrelated note, I recently watched some early DS9, it seems I had really forgotten how incredibly irritating Julian was in the beginning Luckily, he grows to be much less so in later years
at Quark's is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 23 2013, 03:18 PM   #14
BillJ
Admiral
 
BillJ's Avatar
 
Location: Covington, Ky.
View BillJ's Twitter Profile
Re: Hi, Im new here!

LoneDragon wrote: View Post
I was never really a fan of the original series. I like the characters but I have a hard time getting into a show that is so old.

I have seen every episode of The Next Generation, and most of Voyager and Enterprise. I just started watching DS9 for the first time.
Welcome. And wear a cup. The TrekBBS is a full-contact sport!
__________________
"If I hadn't tried, the cost would have been my soul." - Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
BillJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 23 2013, 03:26 PM   #15
teacock
Admiral
 
teacock's Avatar
 
Location: teacake
Re: Hi, Im new here!

What do you mean BillJ. What about the cakes and tea.
__________________

"Damnit Spock. God damnit!" Kirk ST:V
■ ■ ■
Janeway does Melbourne
teacock is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:05 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.