What are your controversial Star Trek opinions?

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  1. Disco

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    I'm not sure TAS as canon is controversial?
     
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  2. Disposable_Ensign

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    Sorry, I thought I must have stepped into the middle of a conversation without context. And I was saying I think (like some articles on Ex Astris Scientia say) that I opine that those shows are an alternate universe. Edited to rephrase appropriately.
    Well, a some people think it is and a ton of others think it isn't.
     
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  3. TrekTrucker

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    TOS isn’t the most important show in the franchise and other Star Trek productions/writers/etc needn’t be so slavishly devoted to it.

    I cut my Trek teeth during the TNG/DS9/VOY era and to me TOS has always been the odd man out. It’s a very important part of the franchise. And yes, it is the show that kicked off the franchise, the some type of holy grail or the gold standard by which all other Trek needs to measured - not so much.
     
  4. Vincent van Ghoul

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    I'll add my two cents on this. I think TOS is great, and it doesn't need to be treated as holy writ. Moreso, I don't think any Star Trek production should be treated as holy writ or immutable.
     
  5. Farscape One

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    TOS is great. It started it all, and created the universe I love to play in.

    Is it the best ST? No. Is it my favorite? Certainly not, as my many posts clearly which one it is.

    But I still love it and respect it immensely. It has aged the worst, but what the hell do you expect? It's almost 60 years old! Very few shows or movies age well past 30 years.

    TOS deserves some slack, not flak.
     
  6. tesral

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    I lost that thread earlier this year.
     
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  7. ScottJ85

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    Discovery is a perfectly cromulent Star Trek show.
     
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    Replicated food is better than ordinary food.
     
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    The Deneva parasites are misunderstood heroes of “Operation: Annihilate!”
     
  11. Richard S. Aaaargh!

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    This should be canon.
     
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  12. Vincent van Ghoul

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    What about the Deneva Parasites being in a war with the Conspiracy bugs?
     
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  13. dupersuper

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    Another controversial view you seem to have: that Lower Decks is abbreviated LOW and...I'm guessing Short Treks (?) is abbreviated SHO.
     
  14. Ray Hardgrit

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    SHO = Star Trek: The Next Generation. Obviously.
     
  15. KamenRiderBlade

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    Lower Decks = LDs
    Short Treks = STs

    Yes, capitalization matters!
     
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  16. Ray Hardgrit

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    Ds9, TOs. DIsCO.
     
  17. KamenRiderBlade

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    https://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/database/series-titles.htm

    DS9 = Deep Space Nine
    TOS = The Original Series
    Dsc = Discovery

    The Movies need a bit more information for clarity IMO:
    • ST01:TMP = "Star Trek: The Motion Picture"
    • ST02:TWoK = "Star Trek: The Wrath of Kahn"
    • ST11:2k9 = "Star Trek (2009)"
    • ST12:ID = "Star Trek: Into Darkness"
    • ST13:B = "Star Trek: Beyond"
     
  18. Jedi Marso

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    That if we let the Kelvin-verse die without any more movies, Chris Pine can cross-deck and replace Wesley as James Kirk in SNW.
     
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  19. Ray Hardgrit

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    He'd eat up all the budget sadly. We'd get a whole season set in present day Canada.
     
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  20. Guy Gardener

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    Chris wants to be paid millions of dollars to do a couple weeks work.

    Paul is willing to be paid, bless his cotton socks, just thousands of dollars to work for 8 months a year.

    Chris might work for scale, for a special occasion, if he is feeling generous.