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Old July 6 2014, 03:10 AM   #1
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Soon-To-Be GF wants to watch Trek with me...Where to start?

So, my soon-to-be GirlFriend wants to watch Star Trek with me.
She wants to because it is one of my interests.
Where should I start? Kirk or Picard?
I don't know if she'll like The Original Series, at least until she knows more about it.
I refuse to, even though I own the, subjugate my senses to the JJVerse again.

What are your opinions?
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Old July 6 2014, 03:15 AM   #2
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Re: Soon-To-Be GF wants to watch Trek with me...Where to start?

I do not like this type of spoiler tag...
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Old July 6 2014, 03:34 AM   #3
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Re: Soon-To-Be GF wants to watch Trek with me...Where to start?

If you want her to like you, don't watch Star Trek with her at all. Just keep your fandom as a dirty little secret.

Seriously, depending on her age, she may like the Abrams films.
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Old July 6 2014, 03:50 AM   #4
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Re: Soon-To-Be GF wants to watch Trek with me...Where to start?

I started with TNG, so maybe you could do that? Ask her what she would like to see, between TOS or TNG. TNG is, IMO, a better way to get people into the franchise. It's more familiar and overall less cheesy (lack of a better term) than TOS was.

However, TNG Seasons 1-2 are very slow starts but be sure to tell her that she'll like it after Season 3.
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Old July 6 2014, 04:05 AM   #5
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...my soon-to-be GirlFriend...
If she knows you like Star Trek, don't count on it.
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Old July 6 2014, 04:07 AM   #6
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Re: Soon-To-Be GF wants to watch Trek with me...Where to start?

She know I like it.
She is 33.
She wants to watch it with me.
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Old July 6 2014, 04:23 AM   #7
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BillJ wrote: View Post
If you want her to like you, don't watch Star Trek with her at all. Just keep your fandom as a dirty little secret.

Seriously, depending on her age, she may like the Abrams films.
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...my soon-to-be GirlFriend...
If she knows you like Star Trek, don't count on it.
Hey, Kaine...Bill and Brett might be right, but if you are going to go where no man, and so forth, stick with the humorous TNG and strong Janeway VOY...avoid Neelix (seems to me he has been killed off many times in another Thread, anyway) and under NO circumstances show her even one frame of Wesley...

...check out the "Favourite Comedy Scene" thread for suggestions on the TNG...IMHO, wait on TOS until after you get the "Dear Kaine" letter... sorry, man, just kidding...I am sure she will love it!
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Old July 6 2014, 04:26 AM   #8
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Re: Soon-To-Be GF wants to watch Trek with me...Where to start?

I would either start at the beginning with "The Cage" or allow her to do a bit of research and pick where she wants to start.
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Old July 6 2014, 04:36 AM   #9
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Re: Soon-To-Be GF wants to watch Trek with me...Where to start?

TNG's "The Offspring".

She'll be near tears, emotional, and she'll love it.

You're welcome.
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Old July 6 2014, 04:48 AM   #10
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I know she loves Horror movies. I can't recall if TNG ever did a "horror" Episode.
I know The Naked Now is a comedy, I love that Episode.
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Old July 6 2014, 04:53 AM   #11
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I know she loves Horror movies. I can't recall if TNG ever did a "horror" Episode.
I know The Naked Now is a comedy, I love that Episode.
There's some dark DS9 stuff, and there's also that episode in TNG where Riker's in some mental institution.
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Old July 6 2014, 04:57 AM   #12
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I know she loves Horror movies. I can't recall if TNG ever did a "horror" Episode.
I know The Naked Now is a comedy, I love that Episode.
There's some dark DS9 stuff, and there's also that episode in TNG where Riker's in some mental institution.
Except for The Animated Series, I only have the Blu-Ray's.
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Old July 6 2014, 05:02 AM   #13
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Re: Soon-To-Be GF wants to watch Trek with me...Where to start?

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I know she loves Horror movies. I can't recall if TNG ever did a "horror" Episode.
I know The Naked Now is a comedy, I love that Episode.
Schisms was suitably creepy. Indeed, Brannon Braga wrote a few episodes for three of the series that had a Twilight Zone darkness to them, if not being outright horror.

Potential DS9 episodes would be Empok Nor, The Darkness and the Light, and Field of Fire, although I'd recommend Hard Time, which is more of a psychological portrait.
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Old July 6 2014, 05:18 AM   #14
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I know she loves Horror movies. I can't recall if TNG ever did a "horror" Episode.
I know The Naked Now is a comedy, I love that Episode.
Schisms was suitably creepy. Indeed, Brannon Braga wrote a few episodes for three of the series that had a Twilight Zone darkness to them, if not being outright horror.

Potential DS9 episodes would be Empok Nor, The Darkness and the Light, and Field of Fire, although I'd recommend Hard Time, which is more of a psychological portrait.
I really really hope that DS9 gets the Blu-Ray remaster! I never gave it a chance when it aired. I will totally buy each Season on Day 1 just like I am with TNG.
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Old July 6 2014, 05:40 AM   #15
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The Original Series is absolutely much sexier. I never felt any of the spinoffs had the sex appeal or even gravure tones of TOS.
Just my two bits... if you want to set a mood.
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