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Old July 7 2013, 02:48 AM   #91
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Re: how many of you realy like the TOS tv show

Calling it tos sounds rude? As in tosser?
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Old July 7 2013, 07:19 AM   #92
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Loved it. Especially the pre-Coon episodes.
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Old July 7 2013, 07:51 AM   #93
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Calling it tos sounds rude? As in tosser?
Yeah. Or it's a load of toss!
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Old July 7 2013, 08:22 PM   #94
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Calling it tos sounds rude? As in tosser?
Yeah. Or it's a load of toss!
What is that, a British curse, or something? It sounds familiar, but I can't place it.
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Old July 8 2013, 01:13 AM   #95
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To me, saying "that is where it all started" is not enough. I was there on day one, in great anticipation and it did not let that 12 year old girl, (me) down. I still watch it every Saturday on MeTV and with great anticipation.

I admit, some episodes are better than others, but I stop and think just how amazing it was to have something like this on TV in the 60's. There was nothing remotely like it. It broke many taboos and it paid the ultimate price.

It was not popular in the deep south, where I am from. I mean A WOMAN, in a command position on the bridge? It didn't get past me that maybe I could be something more than 'barefoot and pregnant' when I grew up. So, I became a software engineer - in Silicon Valley. I attribute my 'brashness and grit' that I could do this to Star Trek.

Let us not forget the contribution that this show has made. I am sure I am not the only female TOS fan with this kind of story to tell.
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Old July 8 2013, 01:29 AM   #96
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^ I love your post, desertstarlover. I'm about your age, but didn't discover Star Trek until midway through the TNG.
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Old July 8 2013, 05:17 AM   #97
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^ I love your post, desertstarlover. I'm about your age, but didn't discover Star Trek until midway through the TNG.
Thank you! It doesn't matter when you discovered Star Trek, it only matters that it made a difference in your life.
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Old July 8 2013, 07:50 AM   #98
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Calling it tos sounds rude? As in tosser?
Yeah. Or it's a load of toss!
What is that, a British curse, or something? It sounds familiar, but I can't place it.
It's a slightly less rude way of saying wank.
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Old July 8 2013, 10:35 AM   #99
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It doesn't matter when you discovered Star Trek, it only matters that it made a difference in your life.
To me, entertainment is entertainment. It doesn't change my life, it kills my time. That being said, TOS is one of the most entertaining series I have ever seen, and remains one of my favourite ones.
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Old July 8 2013, 11:27 AM   #100
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"Change your life" and "difference in your life" are.. different.

All that time you had to do useful productive things with that you have now KILLED has meant your life is different.

You can't escape Star Trek. IT EVOLVES YOU FROM WITHIN.
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Old July 8 2013, 01:42 PM   #101
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^ I love your post, desertstarlover. I'm about your age, but didn't discover Star Trek until midway through the TNG.
Thank you! It doesn't matter when you discovered Star Trek, it only matters that it made a difference in your life.
And the thing is it must have made some sort of difference if we are still watching it almost 50 years later. I, like many others on this BBS still watch it all the time. I just finished doing a complete rewatch yet when I am flicking through the TV channels, if I stumble across an episode I invariably stop flicking and watch. I think that says something about the timelessness of the episodes. Yeah, it's dated (and that is one thing I don't really care about because I lived during those years), but the essence of the show continues.

TZ, I didn't realize you hadn't discovered TOS so late. Nice.

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"Change your life" and "difference in your life" are.. different.

All that time you had to do useful productive things with that you have now KILLED has meant your life is different.

You can't escape Star Trek. IT EVOLVES YOU FROM WITHIN.
There are many aspects of TOS to look at. Despite its age, many of the themes are just as relevant today as they were back then. The meaning of many of the episodes is continually evolving - depending on what is happening out there in the real world.
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Old July 8 2013, 02:17 PM   #102
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Eventually it's cud chewing.. but it's thrilling to me that the music in TOS evokes such strong emotions after all these years. Every single time.
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Old July 8 2013, 02:21 PM   #103
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I don't. I think it's extremely dated and cheesy. For me, Star Trek starts with the movies. TOS is interesting background information about the characters, and I imagine it with the production value and design of the films, meaning that for example the Enterprise always looked like the TMP Enterprise, inside out.
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Old July 8 2013, 02:32 PM   #104
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I am 30 but also a new fan of TOS. I mean I watched it before but I only became really engrossed with the series recently. Not exactly sure what caught me now that didn't before. I always liked science fiction/fantasy and classic film and television (in fact compared to some of the things I enjoy Star Trek isn't even that old) .

I also never minded dated effects as I think story is more important. I also feel today's effects are kind of boring anyways because it is all done by computers. Of course it is going to look more impressive & real but there is less imagination behind it too.

And yes even some elements of the story might seem dated too only because by now we have seen these same concepts so many times. But taking at the time that Star Trek was made those story elements were fresh and new. Looking at the original series in a historical context it is by far the most interesting to me for this very reason. Not that the original series was perfect and some of it's issues were due to the limitation of 1960's television, but for 1960's television it was a pretty creative and original show. It also had a very hopeful outlook for the future (which is definitely different from a lot of science fiction).

Finally though what probably pulled me in is I really just love the main three characters, how iconic they are, logic vs emotion, and their friendship. I am especially partial to McCoy. As a kid I was familiar with Kirk/Spock but somehow I overlooked Bones. Not sure why because now I absolutely love him.

So bottom line yes not only do I really like TOS, it's my favorite.
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Old July 8 2013, 04:04 PM   #105
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Yeah. Or it's a load of toss!
Hmm. I've never actually heard TOS pronounced "toss."

Most people I know say "Tee-Oh-Ess."

(Just like TNG is "Tee-Enn-Gee.")
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