What do people think of SNW (spoiler free please)

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by ED-209, May 7, 2022.

  1. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Time brings changes of value, and sometimes, with it, mediocrity. Recall that when there were Chopins, Mozarts and Beethovens, the people who could learn to use those instruments were limited, largely by socioeconomic factors. Now we have more access, including to those artists themselves to learn from.

    So, we have taken something that was elite and limited and broadened it out.

    Also, we can't really replicate the past. It's, to take your music analogy, like a band coming back together after a while and someone asks, "Will this album be like your first one?" And the answer to that is a hard "No." Why? Because the musicians have learned from their debut album, their mistakes and have changed musically with time. To recreate the past would basically be like saying "pretend TOS et. al" doesn't exist and make Star Trek. How do you do that in a culture that has had Star Trek for 50 years?
     
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  2. Noname Given

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    Different Strokes for different folks I guess. Yes for me SNW is not the same as TOS, however, for me it does produce/evoke the same feelings and enjoyment level I get from watching a TOS episode that I like.
    ^^^
    And it does that more than any of the later installments of Star Trek includingTAS, the TOS era feature films, and way more than anything from the Rick Berman and Brannon Braga era (TNG, DS9, the 1 season of VOY I slogged through, DS9, or ENT <-- and I didn't enjoy these last two just not as much as TOS or SNW.)

    And it goes without saying that aside from SNW, STD S2 is also a favorite of mine from the current Alex Kurtzman era of Star Trek.
     
  3. dupersuper

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    Now that the season is done, and to give the OP some idea of my tastes so they can weigh my opinion of SNW accordingly, I'll post my Trek series rankings:

    A+:
    TOS, TNG, DS9

    B+
    SNW, ST, PRO, LD

    C
    VOY, ENT, TAS

    D+
    DISC

    D-
    PIC
     
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  4. Serveaux

    Serveaux Mediocre Old White Man Premium Member

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    TOS, SNW, TNG...uh, those other shows.
     
  5. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    TOS
    DS9
    TNG
    SNW
    ENT
    VOY
    PRO
    PIC
    LD
    DSC
    TAS
     
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  6. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Garth of Algar Premium Member

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    TOS
    SNW
    DS9
    ENT
    TNG
    LD

    and the rest
     
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  7. Noname Given

    Noname Given Admiral Admiral

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    TOS
    SNW
    STD S2
    TAS
    ENT
    DS9
    STD S1
    TNG
    LDS
    PIC
    STD S3, S4
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    VOY

    (Not really interested in or watching Star Trek Prodigy, as I was really disgusted with the episode where they used audio taken directly from episodes from the now deceased Leonard Nimoy and others in an attempt to create a holographic Mr. Spock, etc. and didn't feel like watching it after that episode; so no comment or rating on it from me.)
     
  8. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Screenwriter | Award-Winning Journalist Premium Member

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    TOS
    SNW
    TNG
    LD
    DIS
    TAS
    VOY
    PRO
    DS9
    ENT
    PIC


    Also known as The Professor and Mary Ann!
     
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  9. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Commodore Commodore

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    TOS
    TAS
    DSC
    LDS
    VOY
    TNG
    ENT
    DS9
    SNW
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  10. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

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    TOS/TNG/DS9/TAS
    VOYAGER
    ENTERPRISE
    LOWER DECKS
    STRANGE NEW WORLDS (I've only seen the pilot so far so this ranking might go down)

    I haven't seen PRODIGY yet, so no comment there. DISCOVERY and PICARD not only have no business being STAR TREK series, they have no business being TV series at all.
     
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  11. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Love seeing all the TOS appreciation.
     
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  12. dupersuper

    dupersuper Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    No chance it could go up?
     
  13. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It's the best. None other like it.
     
  14. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I don't know yet, I have to see more first.
     
  15. Amasov

    Amasov Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    TOS
    SNW
    LDS
    VOY
    DS9
    ENT
    PRO
    TAS
    PIC
    DIS

    Of course the series that are currently in production could shift position based on how they go. Picard would've been a lot higher on the list if I did this before I saw the second season.
     
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  16. Eckauskas

    Eckauskas Commander Red Shirt

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    I don't know how to quantify it, but it feels like Star Trek more than any of the new series and I love it. I'm a bit behind atm as Paramount+ in the UK only has up to episode 9 but I only have good things to say about it. Didn't buy into Quintos Spock at all, but Ethan Peck, for me, has absolutely nailed it.

    I'd love for this energy to be replicated into a series set on a Fed starship around the same time as the events of Picard.
     
  17. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Garth of Algar Premium Member

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    That's called "The Orville". ;)
     
  18. Donald G

    Donald G Commander Red Shirt

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    TOS
    SNW
    DSC S.2
    LDS
    TAS
    DS9
    PRO
    TNG
    DSC S.3-4
    VOY
    ENT
    PIC
    DSC S.1
     
  19. Eckauskas

    Eckauskas Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm really into The Orville too. I'd definitely watch a Seth MacFarlane Star Trek series too.
     
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  20. F. King Daniel

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    Orville S3 and SNW S1 are so similar in premise and execution, it's been like watching alternating episodes of the same show with 2 entirely different casts.