Still the best?

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by KirkPicard, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. Valenti

    Valenti Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    But GR was the lightning rod, the prism which everybody eventually filtered through to form the gestalt.
     
  2. CaptainMurdock

    CaptainMurdock Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    10 years later after discovering TOS, it's still the best. :beer:
     
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  3. Herbert

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    Well, I don't know about that. yes, they could have done a bleaker, grittier version than they did but I would say that they were put through the ringer on several occasions during that show.
     
  4. Phaser Two

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    Whoa about Voyager - those characters were put through the ringer of all ringers IMO.
    Anyway, just watched Mirror, Mirror yesterday. The answer to the thread title question is yes. :beer:
     
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  5. Vger23

    Vger23 Commodore Commodore

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    I think maybe what was meant by the "not put through the ringer" comment is that they never really changed or evolved. Yes, they went through difficult things, but they'd just be back to their usual selves (just like the ship would be back to normal) by the beginning of the next episode typically.
     
  6. Herbert

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    Yeah, you have a point. I laughed when the Delta Flyer got done blowed up and there it was all fixed up as if nothing happened. :guffaw:As if it was so easy to reconstruct it.
    As an aside, I never bought into the idea that the Delta Flyer could have been built by Tom Paris while on Voyager. Really stretches the disbelief
     
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    Oh man. I never thought TOS could be unseated by any other Trek. After watching all of TOS last year and the TOS films, I was firmly a TOS True-Believer.

    Then I watched DS9 and gave up my old gods for the Prophets.
     
  8. Pauln6

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    Yeah I meant the tendency to reset most things. Unlimited photon torpedoes, unlimited shuttles, not enough use of recurring cannon fodder crewmen. Of course TOS re-used actors rather than characters a lot of the time and even then rarely after season one. No Trek show is perfect!
     
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  9. TREK_GOD_1

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    The heart of your message is true. With the exception of TAS, which--from time to time--faithfully captured what made TOS a legendary creation, and is a glaring contrast to the largely weaker, bloodless, new age-y franchise series to follow. From their lack of that "charge into adventure and the unknown" overflowing from TOS, but only hit and (so often) miss with the Berman series, JJ movies and Discovery. Star Trek is one of the few entertainment franchises (along with Star Wars' original trilogy) where its original version remains every jewel in its crown.
     
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  10. Valenti

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    Transcendental.
     
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  11. MacLeod

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    Well with regards to "The Neutral Zone" the episode in question Picard and the Enterprise where assigned to investigate the loss of contact with several coloniesnear The Neutral Zone with the suspesion the Romulans where responsible for the loss of contact. So perhaps he was pre-occupied that.
     
  12. Push The Button

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    Though I love TNG, TOS will always be my favorite. We will both turn 52 this year.
     
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    But my Lord, Day of The Dove, The Enterprise Incident, The Tholian Web, Spectre of The Gun, Let That Be Your Last Battlefield, All Our Yesterdays and The Savage Curtain were produced during that period!!! :shrug:
    JB
     
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  14. johnnybear

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    Maybe it really shocked her and she was scared? :techman:
    JB
     
  15. Pauln6

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    Uhura was always scared! Except when being threatened by Khan's goons.
     
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    johnnybear Commodore Commodore

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    There was a fire between her and Joachim, but his way of wooing her was very suspect to say the least!
    Is it true that actor Mark Tobin who played Joachim and one of Kang's Klingon goons in Day of The Dove played a Klingon in the Voyager episode where they found a D-7 cruiser on a religious pilgrimage into the Delta Quadrant?
    JB
     
  17. Spock's Barber

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    How true, JB, but also Plato's Stepchildren and Melvin Belli as the Gorgan. :ack:
     
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  18. STEPhon IT

    STEPhon IT Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    LOL! Are you saying males didn't scream of fright or death on Star Trek???
     
  19. Valenti

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    You're kidding, right?
     
  20. Spock's Barber

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    Yes. I'm pointing those out as really stinker episodes, not the best of season 3. :)
     
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