Which is better: The Animated Series or Enterprise?

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  1. IzzyAtWarp9

    IzzyAtWarp9 Commander Red Shirt

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    I haven't seen any of either series and I've heard a lotta junk about both series and also some praise (not that much) but the important question: which is better?
    Or if you think neither are good; Which is least bad?
     
  2. King Daniel Beyond

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    Enterprise by a very long way. It had two excellent seasons and several good episodes in the bad ones. TAS, as much as I love it, has one good episode.
     
  3. IzzyAtWarp9

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    ^^ Out of interest which is the good episode?
    Like ur signature btw :P
     
  4. BillJ

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    I think it depends how you feel about Modern Trek that you have seen.
     
  5. R. Star

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    Yeah, gotta give it to Enterprise. Watching through TAS was almost a chore at times.
     
  6. Harvey

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    Enterprise by a wide margin. The only essential episode of Star Trek (Animated) is D.C. Fontana's "Yesteryear."
     
  7. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I like TAS better until Manny took over, then Enterprise after
     
  8. TheSubCommander

    TheSubCommander Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I would say Star Trek Enterprise is better by a wide margin. TAS was for kids in the 1970s. It can be daunting at times. Unless you are like me and remember it as a kid, and want to see it out of nostalgia, I doubt you would enjoy it much.
     
  9. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Clean Old Mod Moderator

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    I'm not overly familiar with TAS, but from what I've seen, the characters were more life-like.
     
  10. King Daniel Beyond

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    "Yesteryear". I like a few more, but that's episode is the best by far.

    And thanks!:)
     
  11. Admiral James Kirk

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    TAS. My morning bowel movement is more entertaining than Enterprise.
     
  12. sonak

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    ENT seasons 3 and 4 are better than TAS by a wide margin. Seasons 1 and 2 vs TAS is almost a tie.
     
  13. 1001001

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    I don't think there's any comparison.

    Enterprise is much better than TAS, IMHO.

    Particularly, seasons 3 and 4 of Enterprise are really good.
     
  14. Lance

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    TAS has got nostalgia value, but realistically a half-hour series (really 20-something minutes minus commercials) made in the 1970s will never be able to compete with something that has hour-long episodes and live-action actors and was made in the 2000s. Even if it fails compared to some of the other live-action Treks, ENT has got more scope and sophistication than TAS could ever manage with its format.

    TAS biggest failing is that you just can't do the same kind of character studies in the half-hour animated format as you can in live-action, so by necessity most of TAS's scripts were geared towards story narrative and nothing else. Yesteryear was the only exception to that rule.
     
  15. R. Star

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    Heck, I'd even say seasons 1-2 of Enterprise are more watchable than TAS. ENT had more decent episodes that are watchable, even if the facepalmingly bad ones cropped up every other week... as opposed to most weeks in TAS.
     
  16. WillsBabe

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    Animated every day of the week, and twice on Sundays. :bolian:
     
  17. Enterprise is Great

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    I haven't seen TAS since it originally aired but I'll take ENT over TAS for sure.
     
  18. JariM

    JariM Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    ENT by far...

    Not hating on TAS though. I just think it's more of an ST curiosity than something that can put next to the series and movies.