Poll Your favourite modern Treks

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by F. King Daniel, Jul 17, 2022.


Which modern Treks do you like?

  1. Discovery

  2. Picard

  3. Lower Decks

  4. Prodigy

  5. Strange New Worlds

  6. Kelvin universe movies

  7. Hate them all

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    A type 13 planet in it's final stage
    Fir the purposes of this, everything on TV/film since 2009 is Modern Trek. Click ALL that you like, and we'll see the most/least popular.

    I haven't included Short Treks, since 90% of them are Discovery minisodes or SNW prequels.

    Bonus option for those who aren't into anything post-2005.
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  2. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 19, 2014
    Lower Decks and Strange New Worlds (though I've only seen two episodes of SNW due to not having any time to actively watch a show right now)
    The others just aren't for me for various reasons.
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  3. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 7, 2011
    Aug 10, 2399

    I thought Picard might overtake it, but that didn't end up happening.
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  4. 1001001

    1001001 Workin' Them Angels Moderator

    Nov 3, 2001
    Kelvin Films

    Prodigy is fine for what it is. Picard stinks.
  5. Kilana2

    Kilana2 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 31, 2015
    Can't stand the Kelvin stuff - tried in vain to get into it, ended up switching it off.

    Discovery is surprisingly good - although I think I'm the only one who likes Silly Tilly. Picard is just fine, even if it has its flaws....

    In Germany we have to wait a little bit longer until we can enjoy Strange New Worlds.....
  6. BillJ

    BillJ The King of Kings Admiral

    Jan 30, 2001
    Lower Decks, Strange New Worlds and the Abrams films.
  7. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 2, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    Lower Decks
    Strange New Worlds
    I also said the Kelvin Films, but I didn't like Into Darkness that much
  8. Paul755

    Paul755 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 21, 2018
    Lower Decks, Prodigy, SNW and two of the three Kelvin films (Trek ‘09 and Beyond).

    Picard is fine and has a chance to go out on a high note. Disco is coming off it’s best season to date but can they improve?
  9. Ray Hardgrit

    Ray Hardgrit Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 8, 2021
    I like them all to an extent, though for different reasons.

    The Kelvin Universe movies are just fun, dramatic and more cinematic than almost any of the films that came before them. I was so drawn into each of them that I was able to ignore the little voice in my head pointing out all the things that make absolutely no sense.

    Discovery's current incarnation is okay, but those first couple of seasons were just insane. Plots didn't add up, the twists were eye-rolling, and the science was absurd. But I have to admit, when it got to the point where Burnham was fighting alongside the evil version of her former captain, who is also her mother and the emperor (and a cannibal), to defeat the evil version of her current captain and save all life in the entire multiverse from being wiped out due to the collapse of the mushroom dimension, my eyes were glued to the screen. It was ridiculous but it was not boring.

    Picard really feels like a series compromised by Covid, the lead actor's age, and the showrunners being very busy with other shows/seasons, but it's got such a good cast that I end up enjoying every episode anyway. It's a case of good characters making up for bad storytelling.

    Lower Decks needs to calm down with the references. Only then will it take the crown as the greatest of all Star Trek series.

    Prodigy is a bit too childish for me at the moment and it also feels very small and isolated. Sometimes it feels more like Star Wars, sometimes it feels more like Star Trek, but both Wars and Trek are about the characters going to worlds full of people and Prodigy would rather just hang out on the ship or an empty planet. It's full of potential though and I'm eager to see where it goes next.

    Strange New Worlds is a series that picked a massive metaphorical chasm to leap over, and it's got so much talent involved and so much enthusiasm, that it actually made it three quarters of the way over before plummeting to the ground. These are just my feelings, everyone else loves it, but for me SNW is a series that took on the hardest challenge, to lead directly into a series from the 60s, and came far closer to pulling it off than people might have expected. It makes more sense than the Kelvin movies or Discovery, it has far better storytelling than Picard, it doesn't go overboard with the references like Lower Decks, and it's more mature than Prodigy. All that and it's got a great cast! Trouble is that it's apparently leading into a version of TOS that exists mostly in the writers' imaginations, and discontinuity is the biggest dealbreaker for me personally.
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  10. jos3s

    jos3s Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Jan 29, 2022
    Discovery is definitely my Star Trek series of all time. Next comes Lower Decks, then Prodigy/Strange New Worlds and finally Picard. The movies are also amazing but they are around the series not in the same ranking
  11. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    A type 13 planet in it's final stage
    Forgot to say my piece.

    Love the Kelvin movies. Discovery I loved for the first few seasons but it's been downgraded to "like" after the latest season. Prodigy was excellent, Lower Decks is fun but it took awhile to get into. Picard is a mishmash but I like it, solid gold and some tripe coming minutes apart.

    Strange New Worlds is okay, but hasn't grabbed me like it has the rest of the board. I'm feeling more and more like I "like" Trek more than love it these days. A new episode pops up and it's a couple of days before I get around to it, whereas I was staying up late to watch Picard season 1 as it dropped. So I like them all, but it's not what it was.
  12. publiusr

    publiusr Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    I am really digging Prodigy now that I am able to see it.
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  13. antinoos

    antinoos Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 31, 2017
    Deep Space Repair Beta Six
    I'm easy to please. I love them all. Well, the ones I've seen at least. I don't know when/if PRO is coming to my neck of the woods.
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  14. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 7, 2011
    Aug 10, 2399
    It's not my favorite or runner-up, but Prodigy is pretty good. I'm almost 43 and I still find myself looking forward to what happens next. Yeah, it's a kids' show, but it does what it sets out to do and is entertaining and feels genuine while doing it. Best part is: I don't think it writes down to kids. So, yes, I think it deserves an Honorable Mention from me.
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  15. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 11, 2014
    Kelvin films will always be the best for me. Strange New Worlds bumped Discovery if only because of very strange choices for DSC for Season 3 and 4. Still 2nd best. Lower Decks is fine, and Picard is OK. Haven't seen Prodigy and not inspired to do so.
  16. kirk55555

    kirk55555 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2011
    Washington State, USA
    I love Lower Decks and Star Trek Beyond, and really enjoy (most) of Strange New Worlds. I like Picard Season 1 fairly well, but dislike Season 2 (except for the first two episodes and Q's scenes). I find Into Darkness to be so bad its entertaining. I hate DSC Season 1 and 3 (never watched 4), but like Season 2 to an extent (especially the Pike stuff). I loathe Star Trek 2009, its my most hated piece of Star Trek media.

    I've never watched Prodigy, and don't plan to (even as someone who watches a lot of animated stuff, Prodigy seems like its made for kids a bit too young to be an interesting show for me).
  17. Cyfa

    Cyfa Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 9, 2013
    Over the Cusp...
    Lower Decks is easily my favourite Trek series (sorry, DS9 - you've been usurped). I think it's funny and charming, with fantastic characters (not one I don't like or I'm 'meh' about), great little stories with an overarching storyline, and I find it a real tonic to all the real life misery going on in the world. I like my Star Trek joyful, or uplifting, or thoughtful - ideally all three, which I find LDS to be. Plus, it's got Cetacean Ops and Rutherford! :luvlove::adore::luvlove::adore:

    The Kelvin Universe movies weren't my cup of tea at all. Although I did like 2009 up to George Kirk's sacrifice and the escape of the shuttles.
    I was excited for Discovery, and initially quite liked it as it was so different to other Trek, but that soon wore off with all the convoluted Klingon stuff, the Mirror Universe malarkey, ridiculous Section 31 machinations, and the lack of use of the 'other' bridge crew (other than pre-MU-reveal-Lorca, Saru, and Tilly, Airiam, Owo and Detmer were my favourites. Oh, and Bryce :luvlove:). I struggled through season 3, and wasn't disappointed that I couldn't watch season 4 after P+ snatched it back from Netflix. It did give us Pike though... :luvlove::adore:
    Picard never grabbed my attention. I watched season 1 and just over half of season 2 before giving up on its plodding, overstretched, nonsensical and self-indulgent storylines. However, I do find myself anticipating season 3 with the returning TNG cast, but I'm trying not to get my hopes up.

    As well as LDS, I also voted for Strange New Worlds and Prodigy despite not having seen them yet, being a UK dweller. I have seen plenty of clips & trailers, photos, artwork, and not too spoilery (I hope) reviews & synopses, and love what I've seen, so I'm really looking forward to watching when they become available.
  18. Kirby

    Kirby Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 16, 2003
    Alt: 5280
    I love Lower Decks and Strange New Worlds.
    Not a fan of Picard and Discovery (but I still watch them - they're Trek after all)
    I'm ambivalent towards the Kelvin movies
    I haven't seen Prodigy yet, but I'm planning on it this summer.
  19. Vger23

    Vger23 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 19, 2014
    Enterprise bowling alley
    I like all of them to varying degrees and for different reasons.

    DSC was kind of my "first love" with the newer stuff, so there's a bias there
    PIC I appreciate because it dares to crap on "sacred TNG ground," which is an aspect of the show that I love
    SNW is awesome because it's like watching TOS but through a modern lens

    The Kelvin Films are all fun and I loved them when they came out, but I don't find them particularly essential or compelling. They're great, I revisit them often, but I don't really care too much about them either way.

    PRO has the distinction of changing my mind regarding how I feel about animation in the franchise. It's a great little show with a ton of heart and just the right balance of everything.

    LD is relatively enjoyable, but it could disappear tomorrow and I wouldn't notice or care at all.

    I think the references and Easter eggs are the most entertaining elements of LD. If those went away, my interest would fade almost immediately.
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  20. Galileo7

    Galileo7 Commodore Commodore

    Sep 19, 2010
    Kelvin Movies
    Strange New Worlds