I could not agree more. Season 1 gets an unfair rap. By S7, it almost seems like they had fallen into a "boring drama in space" type show instead of what Star Trek should be, which is let's explore space. A lot of S7 is a snoozefest or just plain whatever/meh. I recently went through S7 and watched some episodes I haven't seen in a long while. I wanted to know if my opinion of them had changed. I came away from that with the realization that the only S7 episodes that I actually want to watch these days are Phantasms Parallels Lower Decks (if I'm in the right mood) Masks Emergence As far as my unpopular opinions are concerned? (not sure they are all unpopular though ) Lwaxana and Deanna were completely superfluous to the show and never should have been characters. They would not have been missed at all. It's fair for me to say that the Lwaxana episodes where she is primarily comic relief are okay but when they decided to get all dark and serious (Dark Page, the one where she falls for Charles Emerson Winchester) it was past time to stop using her character. And don't get me started on them using her in DS9 Masks is a great episode. It's completely batpoop crazy and I love it. The earlier seasons are more enjoyable than the later seasons. They overused Q I love, love, love Sub Rosa (kidding) I really dislike "evil" data. There's something very unsettling about evil data. Maybe that's a compliment on Spiner's acting ability. And my number one unpopular(?) opinion is what I said above. They turned Star Trek into a boring drama in space show. They should have stuck with more TOS-type, exploring the unknown stories.