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Old April 30 2013, 01:45 AM   #31
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Re: If TNG/DS9/VOY were never made, would you have watched TOS?

Interestingly, TOS was 20 years old when TNG started
TNG was 20 years old when ENT started and JJTrek released

(anals, please treat both occurences of the number 20 above as aproximations)

Does the following question make sense?
"If ENT/JJ were never made, would you have watched TNG/DS9/VOY?"
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Old April 30 2013, 01:59 AM   #32
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Re: If TNG/DS9/VOY were never made, would you have watched TOS?

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Have you seen Woman in the Moon? It's a silent film by Lang about a trip to the moon. It 's an odd mix of being right on the money and outlandish ideas. Some rocket scientists were advisers for the movie, among them Hermann Oberth, who has a starship and a starship class named after him in the Trekverse.
I did not know that! I've heard of Woman in the Moon, but I've never actually seen it. I see it's been posted on Youtube, though. I'll have to watch it!
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Old May 1 2013, 12:01 AM   #33
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Re: If TNG/DS9/VOY were never made, would you have watched TOS?

I was a child when TNG was on tv but i ended up watching TOS first because reruns were showing and my parents were fans. Its funny but at the time i enjoyed watching TOS episodes more than TNG which i only started watching because my older brother had control of the tv remote. I got attatched to the TNG characters and came to enjoy but as a child i somehow found TOS more understandable and relatable and fun.
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Old May 1 2013, 01:22 AM   #34
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Re: If TNG/DS9/VOY were never made, would you have watched TOS?

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I missed TOS on first run, but caught it in reruns/syndication before TMP.

So, needless to say, my Trek fandom predates TNG.
Same here. I was born in April, 1970, and was "weened", you might say on TOS by my mom, who watched it religiously during it's NBC run, and all the years afterward. By the time TNG came along, I was 17, and had a well-defined "Star Trek love", if you will. So yes, I'd have watched TOS even if nothing else had ever been made.

But I'm glad they were.
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Old May 1 2013, 01:30 AM   #35
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Re: If TNG/DS9/VOY were never made, would you have watched TOS?

I probably would have caught some of the episodes in syndication when I was a teenager.
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Old May 1 2013, 01:45 AM   #36
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Re: If TNG/DS9/VOY were never made, would you have watched TOS?

Probably not. I remember TOS episodes before TNG premired back in the 80s. I found them unwatchable
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Old May 1 2013, 08:42 AM   #37
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Re: If TNG/DS9/VOY were never made, would you have watched TOS?

Same with me. My parents showed me TOS even before I could think. So the TOS Crew was sort of a second family - on screen. But one of my oldest conscious memory of Star Trek was watching TNG in the living room with the family. We went so far as to record every episode and watched it for dinner, like a celebration.
But though I'm of the TN-Generation, TOS was a constant escort. All the gaps between the two generations/time frames (esp. in relation to our own time frame) were an important item to consider for my analysis.
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Old May 3 2013, 06:49 AM   #38
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Re: If TNG/DS9/VOY were never made, would you have watched TOS?

TNG was the first star trek I was exposed to, and for a long time, it was the only one I liked. When I got to my late teens, I gave TOS another shot and fell in love. Now TOS and TNG are both my favorites, but TOS just feels more important, and iconic. I give TOS a slight edge these days.

Would I have become a TOS fan without TNG to pave the way? It's hard to say. I think I would have, since my father was a big TOS fan since he was a kid. If there had not been a TNG, I think he would have turned me on to it. I don't think I would like it as much as I do now if it hadn't been for TNG, though. I think TOS and TNG really enhance eachother. The Trek Universe feels so much larger when you take both into account.
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Old May 3 2013, 01:50 PM   #39
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Re: If TNG/DS9/VOY were never made, would you have watched TOS?

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I watched TOS in syndicated reruns before TNG even premiered.
This.

I started watching in 1976.

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Interestingly, TOS was 20 years old when TNG started
TNG was 20 years old when ENT started and JJTrek released

(anals, please treat both occurences of the number 20 above as aproximations)
In the case of Enterprise it is a pretty big approximation as The Next Generation was two years shy of twenty when the former was cancelled in 2005.
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