Is TNG your favourite?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by JesterFace, May 3, 2019.

  1. Spirit of 73

    Spirit of 73 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 25, 2008
    TNG is definitely mt favorite Star Trek. I am working my way through DS9 season six, and by now I have realized that DS9 has zero chance of catching up to TNG. DS9 is more consistently watchable than TNG, but I remember a show for its great episodes, not its bad ones. DS9's best episodes are nowhere near TNG's best, and that's what decides the issue for me. If an album has great songs and bad songs, I simply skip the bad songs and listen to the great ones.

    Now, if you're proposing a watch-through of the entire show, the gap closes significantly, but I still prefer TNG by a comfortable margin.

    As for best of all time, TNG is in consideration with a handful of other shows. Hard to pick just one.
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  2. TREK_GOD_1

    TREK_GOD_1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 24, 2006
    Escaped from Delta Vega
    Same here.

    Nothing in the franchise comes close to TOS, but TNG just had a few moments here and there.
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  3. comics1996

    comics1996 Ensign Red Shirt

    Feb 11, 2019
    Tos to voy is my favourite
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  4. Eckauskas

    Eckauskas Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 19, 2010
    Conn Station, Enterprise-D
    Yes, it's not even a contest. While I can appreciate the saga of DS9, the highs and lows of Voyager and the boldness of TOS, none of it holds a candle to TNG. I care more about the characters far, far more. The death of Data in Nemesis got me in a place that no fictional death got me since I saw the first Transformers movie when I was 6 and watched Optimus Prime die. Serious lump in my throat from the Picard trailer. It gave us enemies like The Borg, Cardassians and Ferenghi. It spawned the finest captain to ever serve in Starfleet. Easily my favourite.

    And yes, I can't think of a TV series that I know so intimately or a TV theme that gets me as pumped as TNG. There are some shows that come close, like Game of Thrones or seasons 1-8 of The Simpsons. But I love The Next Generation.
  5. jgf

    jgf Lieutenant Newbie

    Aug 26, 2019
    No. The best TNG episodes are better than the best TOS episodes, but I prefer TOS because the denouements to most plots can be seen by the viewer as well as the characters, where in TNG too many episodes end in "deus ex technobabble".

    DS9 is a soap opera in sci-fi garb; a few interesting episodes do not redeem hours of soporific drivel, and the most interesting character - Odo - isn't developed enough.

    Voyager could have been a serious "Lost In Space" but is typically silly and illogical, with characters I fell little sympathy for (Seven is quite interesting, they should have used her more).

    Enterprise isn't Star Trek; the first couple of seasons are a decent science fiction show, from there it rapidly degenerates.
  6. NigellaDeanna20

    NigellaDeanna20 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Sep 10, 2015
    Greystones, Ireland
    yes and yes it is.
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  7. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Ensign Newbie

    Sep 2, 2019
    TNG is tired for last with VOY.
    Rascals is my fav show, and Ro my fav girl.
    Playing SFB did not coincide with TNG, we were still in the TOS timeline.
  8. TV's Frank

    TV's Frank Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 15, 2002
    Burbank, CA USA
    TNG is for sure my favorite Trek series, followed by DS9 and then TOS, and would probably be my default favorite TV series overall too.
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  9. HelenofBorg

    HelenofBorg Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Sep 2, 2019
    TNG is not my favourite, DS9 is, but over all TV series of all time, it definitely makes the top 10
  10. JayTheTrekkie

    JayTheTrekkie Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 25, 2005
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    TNG is my top 1 favorite series and it was the first Trek series I started with.

    Voyager comes 2nd.
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  11. Spicy Thunder

    Spicy Thunder Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Aug 17, 2019
    The Q Continuum
    I think that over time, TNG has climbed its way to the top of my list.
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