Every so often my sig ellicits a response along the lines of, "You're obviously a hater of anything after 1979 so basically your opinion is suspect and/or irrelevant." Or words to that effect delivered with varying degrees of intensity. What the sig actually means is I feel that with few exceptions Star Trek lost it way after 1979 in my opinion. It doesn't say that I found nothing to like after '79 but that I never found anything consistent related to Trek. I've liked aspects or parts of films. I have liked individual episodes of TNG and DS9. I've liked some ideas I've seen introduced. On a more consistent basis I've liked Babylon 5 and the two Stargate series as well as the first season of Earth Final Conflict. Many years ago I recall talking with someone who considered 2001: A Space Odyssey the only genuine science fiction ever made. He totally discounted everything else including the 2010: Odyssey Two sequel. Suffice to say I found that really bizarre. But then it's perhaps little more bizarre than some folk's puzzlement over how I could dismiss broad swaths of Trek made after 1979. Few people I've ever met like positively everything about something they like. Few people I've met seem to feel compelled to collect absolutely everything related to a subject of interest. More I usually I've found more people tend to be selective in their likes and dislikes. We like what we like for our own particular reasons. My perspective and my sig is far less offensive than many things I've seen posted around here or things I've seen imprinted on T-shirts worn in public. Why do some get so up-in-arms about this? Why do some take it as a personal affront that someone else, someone they don't even know, might not like what they like? Why the big deal? I've no illusion that Star Trek will ever again be what it once was. It was a product of a particular group of people coming together at a particular time that can never again be duplicated in quite the same way. And candidly I wouldn't want it remade exactly that way again, mostly because you're probably setting yourself up for disappointment. My perspective is that I wish something would come along to evoke the sensibilities we once experienced with Star Trek in those long ago days. I don't apologize for liking how it was done then and wish we could see more of that kind of thinking. And, of course, there will be inevitable disagreement over whether this can happen or has even has happened. My opinion and preferences cannot possibly affect anyone else's enjoyment of whatever they like. Certainly their opinions don't affect my enjoyment of what I like. Still, it gets tiresome sometimes to have your views used like an accusation as if you're promoting bigotry of some sort. Like what you like, state your opinion, and leave me to like what I like.