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View Poll Results: Best Star Trek Series
Star Trek Voyager 2 2.86%
Star Trek Enterprise 4 5.71%
Star Trek The Next Generation 11 15.71%
Star Trek The Original Series 24 34.29%
Star Trek Deep Space 9 29 41.43%
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Old June 27 2013, 08:17 PM   #16
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Re: Best Star Trek Series

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What is the best Star Trek Series in terms of characters, story, special effects, etc.?
DS9 hands down on all of them.

Best good story to crap story ratio.
Fleshed out well used characters
And brilliant battles.
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Old June 27 2013, 08:36 PM   #17
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Re: Best Star Trek Series

Star Trek is easily my favorite followed by seasons one and two of The Next Generation and season four of Enterprise.

If the rest of the series/seasons fell into a black hole, I wouldn't miss them.

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DS9 hands down on all of them.

Best good story to crap story ratio.
I found that Deep Space Nine had the most episodes that were simply unwatchable, more than Voyager or Enterprise. It had some masterpieces but they were buried underneath far too many rubbish episodes.
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Old June 27 2013, 08:40 PM   #18
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followed one and two of The Next Generation
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Funny I find them almost completly unwatchable!
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Old June 27 2013, 08:44 PM   #19
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Star Trek is easily my favorite followed one and two of The Next Generation
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Funny I find them almost completly unwatchable!
That's why its a good thing that there plenty of Trek to go around.
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Old June 27 2013, 09:15 PM   #20
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Re: Best Star Trek Series

The first two seasons of all of the shows from TNG onwards are largely crap.

TNG and DS9 improved immensely, Voyager only slightly and Enterprise season four was rather good.
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Old June 27 2013, 09:38 PM   #21
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Re: Best Star Trek Series

1. TOS A++++ Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, Sulu, Uhura, Chekov et al, I will always love you!

2. VOY B+ I guess I just really connected with the characters, and we got a sense of exploration back in Trek.

3. TNG B The first two seasons are my favourite - let's see what's out there.

4. ENT B- Seasons three and four are excellent.

5. DS9 C+ The tediously overlong war and religious overtones really brought the show down for me. I certainly don't dislike it though.
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Old June 27 2013, 09:41 PM   #22
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Re: Best Star Trek Series

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The first two seasons of all of the shows from TNG onwards are largely crap.

TNG and DS9 improved immensely, Voyager only slightly and Enterprise season four was rather good.
Personally, I think The Next Generation seasons one and two were the most creative of Modern Trek and made space seem like a vast wilderness. A feeling that was quickly lost in season three and they never recovered even when using locales on the other side of the galaxy.
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Old June 27 2013, 09:55 PM   #23
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5. DS9 C+ The tediously overlong war and religious overtones really brought the show down for me. I certainly don't dislike it though.
In my opinion if they had made the way a 2 or 3 episode stroy arc it would have ruined it. It would have detracted from its impact and the fact it was meant to be super devistating war and that diplomacy cant work all the time.



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Personally, I think The Next Generation seasons one and two were the most creative of Modern Trek and made space seem like a vast wilderness. A feeling that was quickly lost in season three and they never recovered even when using locales on the other side of the galaxy.
Maybe but the terrible acting and overbearing condescending preachyness plus the Wesly Crusher saves the day storylines ruined it.
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Old June 27 2013, 10:00 PM   #24
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Re: Best Star Trek Series

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Personally, I think The Next Generation seasons one and two were the most creative of Modern Trek and made space seem like a vast wilderness. A feeling that was quickly lost in season three and they never recovered even when using locales on the other side of the galaxy.
Maybe but the terrible acting and overbearing condescending preachyness plus the Wesly Crusher saves the day storylines ruined it.
For me, seasons one and two had a palpable "TOS-like" vibe to them - I can't help but be drawn to them!
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Old June 27 2013, 10:10 PM   #25
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For me, seasons one and two had a palpable "TOS-like" vibe to them - I can't help but be drawn to them!
But then TOS never had the preachy we are so evolved crap. Nor did it have a braty kid that comes out with a deus ex machina every other episode.
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Old June 27 2013, 10:17 PM   #26
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Re: Best Star Trek Series

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For me, seasons one and two had a palpable "TOS-like" vibe to them - I can't help but be drawn to them!
But then TOS never had the preachy we are so evolved crap. Nor did it have a braty kid that comes out with a deus ex machina every other episode.
Hey, no Star Trek's perfect - apart from TOS!
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Old June 28 2013, 01:07 AM   #27
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I have to go with TNG, though DS9 is close.

Story: I would go with TNG over DS9. Yeah, DS9 would win for overall arc, but TNG had the best writing for individual episodes, IMO. DS9 fell back more on standard TV conventions a lot more than TNG did, and the only argument that it had better writing is that stories in episodes happened to be linked together more.

Characters: DS9

Special effects: Not that it affects my opinion of the show, but Enterprise.
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Old June 28 2013, 01:10 AM   #28
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1. TOS A++++ Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, Sulu, Uhura, Chekov et al, I will always love you!
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TOS
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Old July 24 2013, 01:58 PM   #29
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The rest is good and all but I always come back to TNG.

Overall:
TOS: Not applicable
TNG: A+
DS9: C+
VOY: C
ENT: E
TOS: C
TNG: A+
DS9: B
VOY: C
ENT: D

Revised after a TOS marathon and an Enterprise catch-up.
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Old July 24 2013, 02:19 PM   #30
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TOS for me. I grew up with it and it will always have a huge nostalgia bonus for me. I am fond of TNG and also really like ENT. DS9 lost me somewhere in the fourth season and I never cared for VOY.
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