Moderators and posters: This thread was originally begun in TOS, since the emphasis was why TOS was considered better. 24 hours later , it was closed after I rebutted a TNG supporter's rebuttal. T'Bonz recommended I restart it here, so here it is in the original posting. I apologize for the TNG supporter's harsh reactions which led to the closing, and I hope we all have better luck this time enjoying each other's feedback. So.....here we go again. For all who put in their two cents worth, please give your particular ten reasons why the Original Series has vastly less suckage than the Next Regurgitation Generation. Or, if you are misguided or born after 1975, tell us why you feel it is TNG which is superior to TOS. Here are my chief ten reasons TOS is king. 1. No Troi. Nuff said. 2. No teenage regulars (though Wesley seemed to inherit an offshoot of the dorky kids' costumes from TOS). 3. When Kirk smirks, he has his reasons. When Riker smirks, it's almost always at Picard, and seems kind of....ah....um... 4. Consistently dangerously body count and crew kill ratio of 16 percent (or 60 out of 430 or so). 5. Doesn't fill valuable minutes of script with totally useless technobabble. The terms on TOS were valid and understandable. 6. No ''way teams.'' I call them way teams because Picard pronounces it so. TOS has ''parties'', and they're so hot and heavy you may not even survive them. 7. Uhura and Scotty. No TNG supporting characters can truly compare to them. 8. No cutesy names like Worf or Data. (Klingons never had names ending in ''f'' until Worf. It's almost like they wanted to make him sound cuddly). 9. No children or nurseries were permanent occupants on the ENTERPRISE. So there was no need to slow down the action on their account or disengage the saucer section. 10. Most importantly, Kirk didn't surrender his ship ten minutes into his first episode/mission to a soap opera actor in a funny hat. Now for the rest of you.