Discovery Forum Census

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Michael, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. Michael

    Michael Set to stun Moderator

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    Hopefully this will not stray too far off this forum's mission statement, but spending a lot of time around here lately I wonder where people on either side of the spectrum – those who like the show so far and those who wished for something different – are coming from.

    When someone loves/despises a Discovery character I immediately wonder what their favorite character from the earlier Star Trek shows is. Someone critiques the way the Discovery writers approach the story arc, so I'm going to be curious what your favorite shows are. I'm just trying to get a perspective on who you are as a Star Trek fan. :)

    So, if you'll please indulge me, here are just a couple of quick questions:

    1. Are you liking Discovery thus far?
    2. What's your favorite Star Trek show?
    3. Who's your favorite Star Trek character?
    4. What are your Top Five shows of all time?

    Thank you! :)


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    1. Are you liking Discovery thus far?

    I enjoyed the premiere episodes and love episode three.

    2. What's your favorite Star Trek show?
    Love all the shows, but would put Deep Space Nine at the top. Followed closely by the original Star Trek.

    3. Who's your favorite Star Trek character?
    Toughest question, but I will go with Kira, Sisko, Kirk and Spock for today.

    4. What are your Top Five shows of all time?

    (In no particular order: ) Frasier, Seinfeld, The Twilight Zone, Deep Space Nine, Homicide: Life on the Street
     
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  2. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Tomorrow Never Knows Premium Member

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    1. Are you liking Discovery thus far?
    Yes.
    2. What's your favorite Star Trek show?
    Star Trek
    3. Who's your favorite Star Trek character?
    McCoy, Spock and Kirk
    4. What are your Top Five shows of all time?
    Star Trek, X-Files, Fringe, Blackadder and Doctor Who.
     
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  3. XCV330

    XCV330 Premium Member

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    1. Are you liking Discovery thus far?
    Yes
    1. What's your favorite Star Trek show?
    Deep Space 9 or Enterprise. It fluctuates.
    1. Who's your favorite Star Trek character?
    Shran
    1. What are your Top Five shows of all time?
    Star Trek (lumping them all together), Crime Story, Doctor Who (lumping them all together), Garth Merenghi's Darkplace, Twilight Zone
     
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  4. Brainsucker

    Brainsucker Captain Captain

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    Are you liking Discovery thus far?
    Yes, I like it so much.

    What's your favorite Star Trek show?
    I like them all except TOS. It's not the concept, but maybe because it's already old. Too old to my taste. It is similar to Star Trek TNG the first season. It's ugly, because it's already too old to my taste.

    Who's your favorite Star Trek character?

    Jeanluc Picard.

    What are your Top Five shows of all time

    You mean western TV show? Star Trek TNG, The Expanse, Game of Throne, The Last Kingdom, and MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson version).
    I have another TV Show (non western) that I like. But I think that it's irrelevant here.
     
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  5. Spider

    Spider Dirty Old Man Premium Member

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    Asking trekkies to describe themselves is like candy to kids. :guffaw:

    1. Are you liking Discovery thus far?

    Episode 3, yes, the first two not so much.

    2. What's your favorite Star Trek show?

    TOS

    3. Who's your favorite Star Trek character?

    Since you did, I assume we can list multiple characters as well. (Original) Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Data, Riker, Honorable mention to the Cardassion regulars on DS9 and Shran.

    4. What are your Top Five shows of all time?

    The Americans, GOT, SG1, nuBSG, Outer Limits
     
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  6. Michael

    Michael Set to stun Moderator

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    This explains so much about you. :lol:

    The 1964 original series I suppose, right? Love it, too.

    Yes, of course. Forcing someone to name just one is against the Geneva Convention of 1928 and 2155. ;)

    :lol: Well, what can I say, I know my kind.
     
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  7. Apparition B5

    Apparition B5 Commander Red Shirt

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    1. Are you liking Discovery thus far?
    I'm not a fan of Michael Burnham (not yet at least), and I could seriously have done without the gore that was in the third episode. That said, yes, I do enjoy the show.

    2. What's your favorite Star Trek show?
    The Original Series, followed closely by Deep Space Nine.

    3. Who's your favorite Star Trek character?
    Captain James T. Kirk, Mr. Spock, Montgomery Scott, Benjamin Sisko, and Elim Garak.

    4. What are your Top Five shows of all time?

    Star Trek: The Original Series, Babylon 5, Robotech, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
     
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  8. Spider

    Spider Dirty Old Man Premium Member

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    The original, yes. The remake had some excellent shows, but a butt load of sorry ones as well.
     
  9. Michael

    Michael Set to stun Moderator

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    IIRC, it had some naked butts in it too, yes. :shifty:
     
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  10. Campe

    Campe Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Are you liking Discovery thus far?
    For the most part, yes.
    Admittedly, they have a little work to do.

    What's your favorite Star Trek show?
    The Original Series.

    Who's your favorite Star Trek character?
    Dr. McCoy.

    What are your Top Five shows of all time?
    The West Wing
    Firefly
    M*A*S*H
    Parks & Recreation
    Arrested Development
     
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  11. Psion

    Psion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Are you liking Discovery thus far?
    Loving it. They've made a few artistic choices I disagree with, but I can find fault with every Trek series to date; I simply chose not to.

    What's your favorite Star Trek show?
    This might actually become it. But Star Trek: Deep Space Nine currently holds that rank. Parts of Star Trek Enterprise were amazing, too.

    Who's your favorite Star Trek character?
    Spock.
    Or is it Gul Dukat? No, no, it's Elim Garak. No, wait a minute ... Lieutenant Arex!
    No, no! Trip Tucker!
    Yep. Definitely Spock.

    What are your Top Five shows of all time?
    Tough one. Firefly is probably in there. Then there's PBS' Nova. Star Trek TOS, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine deserve mention. Doctor Who!
     
  12. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    1) Episode 2 and 3, yes.

    2) TNG and DS9

    3) Picard

    4) Farscape, Babylon 5, TNG, DS9, and Orphan Black
     
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  13. Vger23

    Vger23 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Are you liking Discovery so far?
    Yes, I haven't been this excited about a Trek series after the firs three hours ever.


    What is your favorite Star Trek show?
    TOS, with DS9 a respectable second.

    Who is your favorite Star Trek character?
    Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Kira, Riker (in order)



    Top 5 Shows of All Time?
    Star Trek
    24
    Lost
    ER
    The Leftovers
     
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  14. Fateor

    Fateor Captain Captain

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    1. Are you liking Discovery thus far?
    No.
    1. What's your favorite Star Trek show?
    Deep Space 9
    1. Who's your favorite Star Trek character?
    Elim Garak
    1. What are your Top Five shows of all time?
    Stargate, Babylon 5, Farscape, Chuck, and Star Trek in no particular order.
     
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  15. JoeCabby

    JoeCabby Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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      • Are you liking Discovery thus far?
    Yes, 1st 2 were good. 3rd was awesome


    2. What's your favorite Star Trek show?

    DS9


    3. Who's your favorite Star Trek character?



      • Geordi, Data, Quark... one of those 3. if it was captain id say sisko
    Fav shows..
    Lost, prison break, futurama, xfiles, star trek
     
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  16. Noname Given

    Noname Given Admiral Admiral

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    1) Are you liking Discovery thus far?
    Yes, very much.

    What's your favorite Star Trek show?
    Star Trek (The Original 1966-1969)

    followed by Enterprise and Deep Space Nine

    Who's your favorite Star Trek character?
    James T. Kirk

    What are your Top Five shows of all time?
    1 - Star Trek (The Original 1966-1969)

    2 - Space Battleship Yamato: 2199 (2012 - 2013) [Japanese Anime]
    (I would have still said the original 1973 version of SBY here but this is an amazing and well done updated telling of the story that's very good.)

    3 - The Prisoner (1967) [with Patrick McGowan]

    4 - The Outer Limits (1963 - 1965)

    5 - The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)

    Edited to add:
    You know if you assume everyone here would mention a Star Trek series as one of their 'Top 5' (and take that as a given) then I'm missing a '5th' - so to round it out I was have to say for my 5th (Non-Trek* )'Top 5' show:

    5* - The Adventures of Rick and Morty
    (And yeah, I just got into it recently, but it's IMO got great humor - and is a real 'guilty pleasure of mine. Looking forward to its Season 4 that hopefully won't be 2 years to complete and show. ;))
     
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  17. donners22

    donners22 Commodore Commodore

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    • Are you liking Discovery thus far?
    Definitely. Intrigued as to the story arc and characters.
    • What's your favorite Star Trek show?
    DS9, though I like each series.
    • Who's your favorite Star Trek character?
    Don't really have a single stand-out character, but always particularly liked McCoy, Picard, O'Brien, Dukat, Weyoun, Seven, the EMH and Trip.
    • What are your Top Five shows of all time?
    The Sopranos, Early Edition, Blackadder, DS9 and Round the Twist.
     
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  18. Mirror Mirror

    Mirror Mirror Commodore Commodore

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    • Are you liking Discovery thus far?
    • Yes, a great deal, this is the trek show I have wanted for a very long time.
    • What's your favorite Star Trek show?
    • Deep Space Nine
    • Who's your favorite Star Trek character?
    • Jadzia Dax
    • What are your Top Five shows of all time?
    • off the top of my head, Babylon 5, DS9, Dr.who, Stargate,BSG
     
  19. SolarisOne

    SolarisOne Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Are you liking Discovery thus far?
    Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeh.

    What's your favorite Star Trek show?
    DS9

    Who are your favorite Star Trek character(s)?
    Sisko, Worf, and Odo

    What are your Top Five shows of all time?
    1. Star Trek
    2. Doctor Who
    3. Heroes
    4. Firefly
     
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  20. Agony_Boothb

    Agony_Boothb Commodore Commodore

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    1. Are you liking Discovery thus far?
    Yes and Yes
    1. What's your favorite Star Trek show?
    Deep Space Nine
    1. Who's your favorite Star Trek character?
    Odo
    1. What are your Top Five shows of all time?
    Battlestar Galactica (RDM version), Legend of Korra, 30 Rock. The Simpsons (season 1 - 10), Game of Thrones.