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Old March 22 2013, 08:05 PM   #1
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Hi, Im new here!

I was never really a fan of the original series. I like the characters but I have a hard time getting into a show that is so old.

I have seen every episode of The Next Generation, and most of Voyager and Enterprise. I just started watching DS9 for the first time.
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Old March 22 2013, 08:33 PM   #2
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I was never really a fan of the original series. I like the characters but I have a hard time getting into a show that is so old.

I have seen every episode of The Next Generation, and most of Voyager and Enterprise. I just started watching DS9 for the first time.

in twenty more years, TNG will be just as "old" as TOS now seems. Old is relative. You should give TOS another chance.

DS9 is a great show, you're lucky to be just starting with it.
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Old March 22 2013, 08:34 PM   #3
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TOS has aged like fine wine. Give it another go.

Also, check out this thread for introductions: http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=113032
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Old March 22 2013, 08:39 PM   #4
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I was never really a fan of the original series. I like the characters but I have a hard time getting into a show that is so old.
Perhaps the new version of the old will be more to your liking?


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Old March 22 2013, 08:50 PM   #5
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Re: Hi, Im new here!

Thanks, eveyone!

Is there a way to make poll topics on this site? Im kind of interested in seeing who is the most popular doctor on a Star Trek series...though I wouldnt be able to choose between the EMH and Dr Phlox...

Or maybe a best Vulcan poll? T'Pol...
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Old March 22 2013, 08:53 PM   #6
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Maybe you should get used to Julian before doing the poll.
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Old March 22 2013, 09:00 PM   #7
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Yes, people keep assuring me that it gets better, but so far Bashir is my least favorite character on the show...well least favorite main...seems Jake has a larger role on the show than I would have given him...
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Old March 22 2013, 09:03 PM   #8
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Enjoy the ride. I envy you.
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Old March 23 2013, 06:26 AM   #9
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Yes, people keep assuring me that it gets better, but so far Bashir is my least favorite character on the show
When I first started watching DS9, I thought the same thing but, since the series is just so damn good, you really get to like him as he matures and gets some experience under his belt. I still think the Bashir/O'Brien relationship is the best friendship in Trek (sorry Kirk/Spock).

I hope you enjoy DS9 and welcome to the boards.
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Old March 23 2013, 06:35 AM   #10
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welcome. There is already a poll on here for who is the "best" Doctor. I think its in this forum; I resurrected it not to long ago.
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Old March 23 2013, 07:04 AM   #11
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Everyone should watch TOS. If you love Trek, it's your history.
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Old March 23 2013, 10:30 AM   #12
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I was never really a fan of the original series. I like the characters but I have a hard time getting into a show that is so old.

I have seen every episode of The Next Generation, and most of Voyager and Enterprise. I just started watching DS9 for the first time.
Same here.
I know every episode of the original series (TOS, TNG and Voyager and DS9 are on TV in Germany), but I`m not a fan of TOS. Yes, it`s too old for me.

I like TNG (I know every episode too), but only Voyager made me a Star Trek fan.
I tried to get into DS9, I really did, but it didn`t happen.
I don`t like the characters and I don`t like the storys. Sorry.

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Old March 23 2013, 03:01 PM   #13
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I was never really a fan of the original series. I like the characters but I have a hard time getting into a show that is so old.

I have seen every episode of The Next Generation, and most of Voyager and Enterprise. I just started watching DS9 for the first time.
TNG brought me into trek, and after that its successors. I could never manage to look at more than a few episodes of TOS consecutively at the time. Because it was so old, the pacing so slow, the technology and story ideas so dull .

By this 'dullness', I mean that TNG took a lot of concepts from TOS, and expanded on them. Having seen those TNG and DS9 versions first, the concepts in TOS looked old hat and unimaginative, even though I rationally knew they were the originals. Perhaps that's the same as when people keep preferring the music that was popular when they were teenagers, because that was the music they heard first, the 'real music'. Even though they often learn later that most of those were really ripoffs of yet earlier music.

Also, at that time, I was mainly into Trek because of its philosophical concepts and its technology. My interest for character interaction -in which TOS definitely outshines TNG and VOY- only came later.

It has only been in recent years that I've begun to see that there is something unique in TOS that has mostly been lost by the later series. If I were to put it into words, it would be the sense of friendship between Kirk, McCoy and Spock, as well as the sense of really being on an adventure to explore the great unknown galaxy, guided by ethical guidelines (interpreted freely at the Captain's disgression) instead of a lot of stuffy, constricting rules and political correctness (TNG).


On an unrelated note, I recently watched some early DS9, it seems I had really forgotten how incredibly irritating Julian was in the beginning Luckily, he grows to be much less so in later years
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Old March 23 2013, 03:18 PM   #14
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I was never really a fan of the original series. I like the characters but I have a hard time getting into a show that is so old.

I have seen every episode of The Next Generation, and most of Voyager and Enterprise. I just started watching DS9 for the first time.
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Old March 23 2013, 03:26 PM   #15
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What do you mean BillJ. What about the cakes and tea.
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