Favourite to least favourite Trek movies and series

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Belz..., May 26, 2013.

  1. Belz...

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    I haven't seen a thread on this, so here goes: list all movies and series from your favourite to least favourite. Movies separate from series, of course. For me:

    Series:
    Deep Space Nine
    TOS
    TNG
    Enterprise
    Voyager

    Movies:
    TWOK
    TMP
    Star Trek 2009
    TUC
    Into Darkness
    Insurrection
    TSFS
    TVH
    First Contact
    Nemesis
    TFF
    Generations
     
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  2. Portal

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    My favorite movie is "The Undiscovered Country".

    My favorite series is "The Next Generation".
     
  3. Belz...

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    Oh, please list them all in order. Otherwise it's no fun. ;)
     
  4. Portal

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    It may take me a while, but yes sir!
     
  5. Belz...

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  6. Portal

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    Series:

    The Next Generation
    The Original Series
    Voyager
    Deep Space Nine
    The Animated Series
    Enterprise

    Movies:

    The Undiscovered Country
    First Contact
    The Search For Spock
    Generations
    Nemesis
    Insurrection
    The Wrath Of Khan
    The Final Frontier
    The Motion Picture
    The Voyage Home
    Star Trek (2009)

    I haven't seen "Into Darkness" yet.
     
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  7. I am not Spock

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    Series:
    DS9
    TOS
    TNG
    TAS
    VOY
    ENT

    Movies:
    Wrath of Khan
    First Contact
    The Voyage Home
    The Undiscovered Country
    Into Darkness
    Star Trek (2009)
    Search for Spock
    Generations
    The Motion Picture
    Final Frontier
    Insurrection
    Nemesis
     
  8. Chrono85

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    I'll go a step further and list short reasons for my choices :).

    Series:
    1. The Next Generation (Original Star Trek vision at its best realization; great cast, great development of mythology, and exciting and occasionaly though provoking stories).

    2. Deep Space Nine (Darker, but more provocative and thoughtful storylines, more epic story arcs, and good cast of characters.)

    3. The Original Series (The one that started it :) The stories are more hit and miss than TNG, but it has an even better cast.)

    4. Voyager (A real mixed bag in terms of the quality of the story telling, but it has an exciting premise and a better cast of characters than Enterprise.)

    5. Enterprise (It's cool to see the pre-Federation starfleet, and the origins of many things from the other series'. The cast isn't as interesting or dynamic as the other series, in my opinion, but it has some decent stories.)

    Note: I have not seen The Animated Series :).

    Movies:
    1. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (A perfectly paced and exciting movie. Ricardo Montalban is awesome to behold on screen, and the movie has some interesting themes. It is one of only a few Star Trek movies that transcends being a good Star Trek movie, into being a classic scifi/action film in general.)

    2. Star Trek: First Contact (The only TNG movie that is above mediocre, and also the second best overall, in my opinion. It's not deep or philisophical, but it is tons of fun, with nice character moments, witty dialogue, thrilling action, and an awesome scene set on the outside of the ship. Data in particular is excellent.)

    3. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (A nicely executed allegory on the end of the cold war, and reconciliation between two distrusting civilizations, while also being a decent murder mystery. It has great character moments, and a memorable villain. It ends the prime universe original crew movies on a high note.)

    4. Star Trek (It has some plot holes and a few too many coincidences, but everything looks great, and is a perfect visual re-imagining of the Star Trek world with modern effects and movie making sensibilities. The actors are perfectly cast in every role, and its fun to re-visit those old characters. The villain is a bit of a throw-away, but the movie was really more about re-introducing the world and crew.)

    5. Star Trek IV: The voyage Home (A fun and hilarious movie, that is a nice change of pace from the more fast pace and busy previous two movies. The humor is excellent, and the screen time between the characters is unusually well balanced, and each crew member gets memorable scenes.)

    6. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (The way the story unfolds is a bit cheesy and over the top, even for Star Trek, but it is a fun movie anyway. The battle of wits between the Enerprise crew and the Klingons is enjoyable.)

    7. Star Trek: Generations (The general premise of the plot is good, but the thematic implications are under-explored. It's fun to see the captains interact, but there is too little of it overall.)

    8. Star Trek: Insurrection (This would have made a good two-parter for the series, but here it doesn't feel like a bit, or good enough story to warrant a film :) Still, it isn't a bad movie, but it's one of the most forgettable.)

    9. Star Trek: Nemesis (The plot isn't actually too bad, but certain aspects of the story defy logic, and the movie is overall kind of messy and confusing. It also feels too long, and tries too hard to be Wrath of Khan.)

    10. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (It actually has some good character moments and development, but the villains relation to Spock feels shoehorned and not-believable. The basic premise is good, but too much badly executed humor, and overall cheesiness make it the second worst Star Trek movie.)

    11. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (People call this the Motionless Picture because it is long, plodding and boring. There are way too many long panning views of the Enterprise, and kaleidoscope effects. The premise is very Star Trek-like, but the movie lacks the levity and adventure from the original series. Everyone wears ridiculous outfits.)

    Note: I have not seen Into Darkness yet :)
     
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  9. BillJ

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    TV Series:

    1. The Original Series
    2. The Next Generation
    3. Enterprise
    4. The Animated Series
    5. Deep Space Nine
    6. Voyager

    Movies:

    1. The Motion Picture
    2. The Undiscovered Country
    3. Star Trek Into Darkness
    4. The Search for Spock
    5. The Wrath of Khan
    6. Star Trek 2009
    7. The Final Frontier
    8. Nemesis
    9. The Voyage Home
    10. Generations
    11. First Contact
    12. Insurrection
     
  10. Crisp Crinkle

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    This changes every time I do it, little by little. Today it is:

    TV:
    1. TOS
    2. TNG
    3. DS9
    4. TAS
    5. VOY
    6. ENT

    Movies:
    1. TWOK
    2. TMP
    3. STID
    4. STXI
    5. TVH
    6. TSFS
    7. TUC
    8. FC
    9. GEN
    10. TFF
    11. INS
    12. NEM
     
  11. Tora Ziyal

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    1. TNG
    2. DS9
    3/4. TOS
    3/4. Enterprise
    5. Voyager

    Haven't seen any of the TOS/TNG movies in a very long time, so I can't really rank them.

    Favorites: The Voyage Home and First Contact
    Least: The Final Frontier and 2009
     
  12. Lucky

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    Series:

    1. TOS
    2. DS9
    3. TNG
    4. ENT
    5. VOY


    Movies:

    1. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
    2. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    3. Star Trek: First Contact
    4. Star Trek Into Darkness
    5. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
    6. Star Trek (2009)
    7. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
    8. Star Trek: Nemesis
    9. Star Trek: Generations
    10. Star Trek: The Motion Picture
    11. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
    12. Star Trek: Insurrection
     
  13. JirinPanthosa

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    Series:

    1. TNG
    2. DS9
    3. TOS
    4. Voyager
    5. Enterprise

    Movies:

    1. The Undiscovered Country
    2. Wrath of Khan
    3. First Contact
    4. The Voyage Home
    5. 2009 Remake
    6. Search For Spock
    7. Into Darkness
    8. Insurrection
    9. Generations
    10. The Final Frontier
    11. Nemesis

    Have not seen TMP.
     
  14. Lord Garth

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    Series
    TOS
    DS9
    TNG
    VOY
    TAS
    ENT

    It was much easier to rank the movies when there weren't 12 of them and I didn't feel equally about some of them for different reasons.

    Movies
    Favorites: TWOK, TVH
    Runner Ups: FC, XI
    Yes, BUT "it's complicated": TMP, TSFS, TUC
    Eh: TFF, INS
    Didn't Like: GEN, NEM, STID
     
  15. Third Nacelle

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    1) DS9
    2) TNG
    3) TOS
    4) VOY
    5) ENT
    ...
    1) The Undiscovered Country
    2) The Wrath of Khan
    3) The Motion Picture (I love TMP for the very reasons so many people seem to hate it, and I definitely feel it's the most beautiful of them all)
    4) The Voyage Home
    5) First Contact (The best of the TNG movies, which isn't saying much)
    6) Generations (Felt too much like an ending when it should have been a new beginning. Kirk deserved a much bigger and and bolder death)
    7) XI (Fresh-looking and visually beautiful, entertaining but not engaging, utterly without substance or heart)
    8) The Search for Spock
    9) Insurrection
    10) Into Darkness (less points than ST09 for being less original)
    11) Nemesis (TNG deserved a much much better ending than this drivel)
    12) The Final Frontier (pure nonsense)

    Overall I much prefer Star Trek on television than as films.
     
  16. Belz...

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    Third Nacelle made a nice addition. I, too, find Trek better on TV.
     
  17. 9Fingers

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    Series:
    Original
    DS9
    Next Generation (although it's first in nostalgia, I was 5-6 when it premiered and would watch it with my dad.)

    Haven't seen the others yet.

    Movies:
    The Voyage Home (see: nostalgia)
    Wrath of Khan
    The Undiscovered Country
    First Contact
    SFS
    Generations with Rifftrax ;)

    The rest are about equal, and I haven't seen the Abrams ones.
     
  18. CorporalClegg

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    If I was to fairly grade everything on an equal scale, it would probably look something like:

    Series:
    The Original Series
    A

    The Next Generation
    A-/B+

    Deep Space Nine
    B+

    Voyager
    B-

    Enterprise
    C+

    The Animated Series
    C


    Movies:
    The Wrath of Khan
    B+/A-

    Star Trek into Darkness
    B+

    Star Trek
    B+

    The Motion Picture
    B

    The Voyage Home
    B

    First Contact
    B-

    The Undiscovered Country
    B-

    Generations:
    C+

    The Search for Spock
    C+

    The Final Frontier
    C

    Insurrection
    C

    Nemesis
    C-
     
  19. Chrisisall

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    TV:
    1. TOS
    2. TNG
    3. TAS
    4. VOY
    5. ENT
    6. DS9

    Movies:
    1. TMP
    2. TUC
    3. TVH
    4. TWOK
    5. TSFS
    6. FC
    7. INS
    8. TFF
    9. ST09
    10. NEM
    11. GEN ....and I haven't seen STID yet.
     
  20. Belz...

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    Ouch. DS9 below Voyager. That's hurtful to me. :)