Favorite Series?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by dougiezerts, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. dougiezerts

    dougiezerts Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Jul 13, 2014
    Silver Spring, MD
    What's your all-around favorite Star Trek series?
    For many years, I would only accept the original Star Trek. But now, I would say it's Next Generation.
  2. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Star Trek
  3. 2takesfrakes

    2takesfrakes Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 13, 2013
    California, USA
    STAR TREK: The Next Generation

    A stellar role-call of the finest talent of the day comprises the main cast for this series. The ENTERPRISE-D is stately and elegant, inside and out - giving it a timelessness, all its own. The Human Condition is well-explored throughout TNG, which keeps it relevant. Some of the biggest names in Hollywood guest-starred throughout the series - some even finding their start there. And best of all: The Next Generation has Gene Roddenberry's stamp all over it!

    My favourite character on the show is Commander Riker. A Hero and a Ladies' Man, very reminiscent of Kirk, only without the hammy acting. In fact, Wil Riker's probably the most relatable TNG character on every other level. Jonathan Frakes brings him to life in a way I don't think anyone else could.
  4. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Ghost of Tom Joad Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
  5. xavier

    xavier Commander

    Jun 26, 2014
    TNG is my favorite series
  6. Disco

    Disco Commodore Commodore

    Jul 24, 2014
    TNG for me. It was the series that got me hooked. I think it took the ideas of the Original Series but was able to go further and add more depth which enhanced the series. DS9 was good but Worf made DS9 for me.
  7. Viper78

    Viper78 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Aug 1, 2013
    My favourite series is DS9. Agreed that the introduction of Worf to DS9 just gave it the edge over TNG for me.
  8. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    Definitely TOS. Although raised on it, I don't care for TNG much these days. Aside from the few classic episodes (Yesterday's Enterprise etc), it's not very entertaining.
  9. Hoshi3

    Hoshi3 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 28, 2013
    Voyager for sure, with Enterprise being a close second.
  10. Joel_Kirk

    Joel_Kirk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Aug 16, 2009
    In the Joel Zone, identifying as Sexually Fluid.
    If I watch TNG, I tend to watch the first season episodes. Later seasons tend to get really boring with a few episodes here and there I like and rewatch occasionally - "Parallels" and "All Good Things."

    DS9 for me, even though it had some problems behind-the-scenes I didn't care for, knew how to mix action and drama without being preachy about it.

    My favorite, even though I'm slamming a lot of the episodes in my reviews on the TOS board, is...well... TOS. The best costumes, and the best sense of adventure.
  11. Lucky

    Lucky Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 20, 2004
    TOS. DS9 is a close second.
  12. 1001001

    1001001 Pull Up a Groove and Get Fabulous! Moderator

    Nov 3, 2001
    In a Bozo Nightmare
    I enjoy all of them except Deep Space Nine.

    My favorite would have to be TNG.
  13. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 20, 2012
    For me it's between TNG and DS9. It's hard for me to judge between them since I watched TNG so much in my high school and college days it's hard for me to watch them again now, and I've been watching DS9 more recently.

    I don't know how to compare the two now just because my brain has never been in the condition to enjoy both of them at the same time.

    TOS is hard for me to watch most of the episodes due to the camp factor, one speed resolutions and now-unrelateable cultural signposts.
  14. JesterFace

    JesterFace Captain Captain

    Jun 1, 2014
    Suomi Finland
    This thread could use a poll.

    Well said.

    My choice is The Next Generation, best of all Star Trek and television and movies and all forms of entertainment.
  15. JohnChod

    JohnChod Captain Captain

    Sep 28, 2001
    Buffalo, NY (USA)
    1. TOS
    2. DS9 (very close call between TOS and DS9)
    3. TNG

    Although I did watch all seven seasons of VOY, as a whole I though it failed to live up to the promise of its premise, was often poorly written, was too derivative and generic and, with a couple of exceptions, had a less than striking cast.

    ENT is the only Trek I have not watched every episode of. I've tried, believe me I've tried. Even samplings of the generally well regarded 4th season don't seem to work for me. My complaints are much the same as for VOY. And that cast? As much as I like Scott Bakula, I think he was horribly miscast and the writing and characterization of Archer did Scott no favors. Although I didn't much care for the Phlox character, Billingsley did a great job with what he was given. As for the rest, I don't think I can even recall many of their names.
  16. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2001
    Land of Enchantment
    I like the one with the aliens and the pew pew ray guns.
  17. Vger23

    Vger23 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 19, 2014
    New England
    1. To me, it's very simple: Star Trek is far-and-away the best series. It is the only series that can call itself a true world-wide classic. It launched a 50-year phenomenon. The characters and actors are household names. The stories and the impact of the show on culture and technology are way ahead of their time. Nothing else even comes close.

    2. DS9
    3. TNG
    4. ENT
    5. VOY
  18. CorporalCaptain

    CorporalCaptain Admiral Admiral

    Feb 12, 2011
    Gene's office
    1. TOS
    2. TNG
    3. TAS
    4. DS9
    5. VOY
    6. ENT
  19. M.A.C.O.

    M.A.C.O. Commodore Commodore

    Sep 13, 2011
    1. TNG + Films -- To the final frontier and beyond
    2. TOS + Films -- Timeless Classic
    3. ENT -- A good prequel that was cancelled too soon.
    4. DS9 -- Great series but somewhat lessend in awesomeness everytime I rewatch it.
    5. VOY -- Could've been so much more but 7 of 9 in season 4 and 5 made the show.
    6. TAS -- I have a soft spot for old Hanna Barbera Cartoons. Too silly at times though.
  20. Commishsleer

    Commishsleer Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 19, 2013
    Its funny but I also don't like DS9.
    I can't understand it really. It has good stories. It has Worf. Maybe its the Space station thing.
    It would be great if I liked it because there are probably a couple of seasons I haven't seen.