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View Poll Results: Best Star Trek Series
Star Trek Voyager 2 2.78%
Star Trek Enterprise 4 5.56%
Star Trek The Next Generation 12 16.67%
Star Trek The Original Series 24 33.33%
Star Trek Deep Space 9 30 41.67%
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Old July 24 2013, 02:21 PM   #31
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Re: Best Star Trek Series

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5. DS9 C+ The tediously overlong war and religious overtones really brought the show down for me.
Well put.

I would also add the unintentional humor (like the "liquids vs. solids" thing).

Not a horrible show by any stretch, but not my cup of tea.
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Old July 24 2013, 03:13 PM   #32
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I'm in the process of rewatching TNG and just finished DS9. I haven't watched either in at least 10 years so I'm having fun revisiting them. So with them fresh in my mind:

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Old July 24 2013, 03:44 PM   #33
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Not voting, because it requires choosing one above all others.

I date back to the Stone Age, when all that existed were things like The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and Lost in Space. And then Star Trek raised its head and changed the face of science fiction on television. That incarnation of Star Trek is all we had for 20 years. The later series are simply variations on the theme.

Each successive series has its own moments of excellence and pitfalls, just as the original show did. I like them all, though Star Trek is the oldest friend.

TNG introduced the ensemble cast format, which I have never really been a big fan of for any television show.

DS9 showed the concept could work in a setting other than a starship, but then it failed to hold that premise and introduced its own ship. It's as if it tried to be two shows in one.

I liked Voyager because it had some of the wildest mind-bending stories ever presented.

I'm still digesting Enterprise as I wasn't able to view the entire series until this year. It took a lot of chances, some of them worked and others didn't. It does have some of the most impressive visual effects of all of the series.
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Old July 24 2013, 04:30 PM   #34
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For me, TOS will always have the top spot, partly because that's the Trek I first fell in love with.

My preference for the shows is more emotion based than academic (plot, effects, etc). For a series to make an impression on me, I have to grow to love at least some of the characters. All the shows had merit, I didn't find any of them awful, but if I didn't fall in love with the characters pretty soon, then it didn't become a favorite.

After TOS, I liked TNG and VOY the most, and I while I did enjoy watching DS9, I was never deeply into it. Same with Enterprise, it wasn't unpleasant to watch but the characters didn't affect me on an emotional level, so both it and DS9 rank lower in my personal list.
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Old July 24 2013, 08:34 PM   #35
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I'm a Niner all the way, with TOS in a close second - an' proud of it!
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Old July 24 2013, 08:35 PM   #36
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DS9. TOS is my favorite due to my love of those characters, but I've always thought DS9 was the best Star Trek series. All the main and recurring cast was developed well and there was a very compelling arc.
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Old July 25 2013, 02:02 PM   #37
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For me it's a tie between DS9 and ENT.
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