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Old July 8 2013, 05:00 PM   #106
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Re: how many of you realy like the TOS tv show

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Calling it tos sounds rude? As in tosser?
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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Old July 8 2013, 05:03 PM   #107
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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.
Ah, I see. And "wank" is used freely around here.
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Old July 8 2013, 06:05 PM   #108
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Calling it tos sounds rude? As in tosser?
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.")
How interesting. I doubt I've heard anyone pronounce it, because most people I know would just say "Star Trek". Reading it off the page, it's a pronouncable acronym in the way that TNG isn't, so my brain reads it as "tos". So I'm glad it isn't pronounced like that. You learn something new every day.
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Old July 8 2013, 07:40 PM   #109
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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.")
How interesting. I doubt I've heard anyone pronounce it, because most people I know would just say "Star Trek". Reading it off the page, it's a pronouncable acronym in the way that TNG isn't, so my brain reads it as "tos". So I'm glad it isn't pronounced like that. You learn something new every day.
The abbreviations are useful when comparing and contrasting the various different flavors of Trek, as in "Combadges weren't around in TOS. They were invented in TNG. And, by the way, how is your new DS9 novel going?"

And, for the record, I've never heard anyone try to pronounce "DS9".

It's always "Dee-Ess-Nine."
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Old July 8 2013, 09:13 PM   #110
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"Change your life" and "difference in your life" are.. different.
Yes, but why would someone mention something making a difference in your life if it didn't change it ?
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Old July 9 2013, 12:42 PM   #111
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The abbreviations are useful when comparing and contrasting the various different flavors of Trek, as in "Combadges weren't around in TOS. They were invented in TNG. And, by the way, how is your new DS9 novel going?"

And, for the record, I've never heard anyone try to pronounce "DS9".

It's always "Dee-Ess-Nine."
Again interesting. In conversation, I've rarely if ever met anyone who would actually say "TOS" or "T-O-S". Most people of my acquaintance wanting to make the distinction between the various series, say "original Star Trek" or "classic Star Trek", something like that. Or even "the original series" spoken in full like that. We usually say "Next Generation" or even "NextGen" rather than TNG; "Deep Space 9" or "DS9" (I'll give you that.) And Voyager is always "Voyager". Does anyone actually say "VOY" even if they write it like that?
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Old July 9 2013, 01:13 PM   #112
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Being British, I must admit I've automatically read and silently pronounced "Toss" whenever I've seen the TOS acronym on these forums. I never even considered others would be hearing "tee-oh-ess"! Damn, I'm such a tosser!
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Old July 9 2013, 01:18 PM   #113
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Does anyone actually say "VOY" even if they write it like that?
Not in my experience. It's always "Voyager."
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Old July 9 2013, 01:39 PM   #114
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Thanks to all the time spent on this forum I do say TOS and VOY and ENT as words, not letters. Have to stop myself sometimes since most people don't refer to Star Trek that way.
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Old July 9 2013, 02:13 PM   #115
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I am revisiting TOS right now. To be honest I'm just soldiering through them at this point. My gauge is that about 1 out of every 5 episodes is "good." I grew up on TNG so there is no nostalgia factor to outweigh the bad episodes.
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Old July 9 2013, 05:55 PM   #116
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I love it! It is in my top 5 TV Shows of all time.
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Old July 9 2013, 05:57 PM   #117
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I am revisiting TOS right now. To be honest I'm just soldiering through them at this point. My gauge is that about 1 out of every 5 episodes is "good." I grew up on TNG so there is no nostalgia factor to outweigh the bad episodes.
I saw TOS when I was really young and TNG when I was relatively young, so nostalgia plays a part when I view both series. The thing I've noticed with TOS even during bad episodes is that I'm never bored, I definitely can't say the same thing about TNG.
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Old July 10 2013, 04:23 AM   #118
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I am revisiting TOS right now. To be honest I'm just soldiering through them at this point. My gauge is that about 1 out of every 5 episodes is "good." I grew up on TNG so there is no nostalgia factor to outweigh the bad episodes.
I saw TOS when I was really young and TNG when I was relatively young, so nostalgia plays a part when I view both series. The thing I've noticed with TOS even during bad episodes is that I'm never bored, I definitely can't say the same thing about TNG.
Yep, my experience is about the same as yours.
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Old July 10 2013, 02:51 PM   #119
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I am revisiting TOS right now. To be honest I'm just soldiering through them at this point. My gauge is that about 1 out of every 5 episodes is "good." I grew up on TNG so there is no nostalgia factor to outweigh the bad episodes.

I grew up when TNG was on so I am not nostalgic for the original series either and yet from watching episodes of both TNG and TOS now I prefer TOS (although I still enjoy TNG).

Don't get me wrong TOS has many bad episodes but I think it has many good episodes too. And I think even some bad episodes are enjoyable to me because of fun moments between the characters.
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Old July 10 2013, 02:55 PM   #120
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To paraphrase The Companion, "TOS must continue; it is...part of me."
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