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Old October 20 2013, 02:15 AM   #31
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Re: How do I start my roommate on Star Trek?

My experience with Trek newcomers is that younger males are easier to hook with DS9, older people or people who want to watch with their girlfriends are easier to hook with TNG. So I'd go with DS9, it has a lot of things in common with Battlestar Galactica which he already likes.

When I wanted to hook a friend on Stargate I started with Shades of Grey. I would start with an early episode that stands on its own, but is also one of the really good ones. Then if he likes it he'll be motivated to start at the beginning. (Ooh. THE VISITOR! Perfect intro ep.)

Or, another friend of mine who got into Trek on his own, he started by watching TNG with his girlfriend. Then when he was away from his girlfriend he powered through DS9 and said he liked it more.

But I have never met a person apart from this board who likes Voyager.
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Old October 20 2013, 02:29 AM   #32
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Re: How do I start my roommate on Star Trek?

Not all Voyager fans come here, y'know. Some of them aren't into forums at all.
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For some great Original Series fanfic, check out the Valjiir Continuum!
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Old October 20 2013, 02:36 AM   #33
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Re: How do I start my roommate on Star Trek?

Yeah, but you'd think out of all the people not on this board I've ever spoken to who are fans of TOS, TNG, and/or DS9, at least one of them would express some kind of fondness for Voyager.

Heck, my 58 year old mother who hates dark TV shows and is not fond of serialization got into DS9 this year, and she said she 'Didn't like what she saw of Voyager'.

Come to think of it, the episode of Stargate that I consider the best recruiting material has the same name as the episode of Star Trek that is the worst recruiting material.
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Old October 20 2013, 02:46 AM   #34
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Re: How do I start my roommate on Star Trek?

The only Star Trek my brother likes is VOY, my son's best-friends Mother, her ex and new partner all like VOY the best (the DVDs were part of the divorce settlement). My husbands friends wife loves Janeway, the young girl who works in the bookshop tells me she loves VOY. Some of them also like DS9.

The guys I know who like TNG are older. No-one I know (not through a board) likes TOS the best.):
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