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Postby Prowl76 » Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:28 pm

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My favorite is Next Generation. Second for me is the original series. I also like DS9. The rest I don't care about.
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Postby Wheeljack35 » Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:00 am

Burn wrote:
Redimus' Ego +1 wrote:Only Star Trek series that managed to survive my tastes after puberty hit was and is DS9. It's the only series with a decent plot. Shame about the last episode. Penaltimate episode, a huge war is brewing, final episode, peace man, lets do some hardcore drugs, we love hippies. BOOORING...


The majority of ST episodes looked to be heading for a cliffhanger before suddenly finishing in a happy happy joy joy way.
Never had that happen with Babylon 5.


I totally agree they allways seemed to finish it off so nice and tidy

I LOVED B5
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Postby Ironhidensh » Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:45 am

1) Enterprise- great acting and awesome cgi

2) TNG- Awesome cast of characters that you actually care about

3) Voyager- not so good, but okay story-telling

4) DS9- don't know, never watched a single episode of this

1000) TOS- I'm sorry to all the Trekkies here, but TOS was such utter crap, I don't even know the words to convey my feelings of disgust with this.
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Postby High Command » Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:02 am

In the spirit of Burn:

A new hope*
The emprie strikes back*
Return of the Jedi*
Attack of the Clones*
Revenge of the Sith*
The Phantom Menace*

* Bite me. 8)
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Postby Burn » Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:47 pm

Oh crap. I've inadvertantly (sp) helped HC to derail a thread! :sad:
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Postby Emperor Primacron the 1st » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:20 pm

Ironhidensh wrote:1) Enterprise- great acting and awesome cgi

2) TNG- Awesome cast of characters that you actually care about

3) Voyager- not so good, but okay story-telling

4) DS9- don't know, never watched a single episode of this

1000) TOS- I'm sorry to all the Trekkies here, but TOS was such utter crap, I don't even know the words to convey my feelings of disgust with this.


You still need to explain why TOS is "Such utter crap". It's like someone saying they hate roastbeef or something, but won't tell you why. :lol:
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Postby Binaltech Bombshell » Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:00 pm

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Three words: Deep Space Nine. An excellent ensamble cast, a darker more mature tone, and some great stories with repercussions felt in some cases, years later. Easily the best Star Trek series, shame it sometimes seen as the black sheep of the franchise.
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Postby Predaprince » Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:38 pm

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Binaltech Bombshell wrote:Three words: Deep Space Nine. An excellent ensamble cast, a darker more mature tone, and some great stories with repercussions felt in some cases, years later. Easily the best Star Trek series, shame it sometimes seen as the black sheep of the franchise.


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Postby proximus » Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:04 am

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Binaltech Bombshell wrote:Three words: Deep Space Nine. An excellent ensamble cast, a darker more mature tone, and some great stories with repercussions felt in some cases, years later. Easily the best Star Trek series, shame it sometimes seen as the black sheep of the franchise.


I have to totally agree with you on this one.

Because it was a largely stationary environment, They had more time to devote to character development. Especially so for the villians.

See, where Voyager lacked was because they are always moving, in a straight line, they never set themselves up to really explore any character development other than the crew. Probably why they reverted to the borg so much, fill in that flaw.

TNG, suffered from this somewhat, but not nearly as much. DS9 had some very thoughtful story arcs. Now it's not for everyone, but it was engaging.

Enterprise, although good on it's own, is really hard for me to relate to in terms of star trek lore. Though, Trips death was probably the most believable and sincere one I can remember since spock died from replacing the wrong wattage lightbulb in engineering.

I've been watching TOS all over again since they fixed the special effects up, space scenes and such, really cool to see. They did it without ruining the spirit of the show.

Just my two bits, but in the end my vote is with DS9.
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Postby Emperor Primacron the 1st » Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:17 am

proximus wrote:
Binaltech Bombshell wrote:Three words: Deep Space Nine. An excellent ensamble cast, a darker more mature tone, and some great stories with repercussions felt in some cases, years later. Easily the best Star Trek series, shame it sometimes seen as the black sheep of the franchise.


I have to totally agree with you on this one.

Because it was a largely stationary environment, They had more time to devote to character development. Especially so for the villians.

See, where Voyager lacked was because they are always moving, in a straight line, they never set themselves up to really explore any character development other than the crew. Probably why they reverted to the borg so much, fill in that flaw.

TNG, suffered from this somewhat, but not nearly as much. DS9 had some very thoughtful story arcs. Now it's not for everyone, but it was engaging.

Enterprise, although good on it's own, is really hard for me to relate to in terms of star trek lore. Though, Trips death was probably the most believable and sincere one I can remember since spock died from replacing the wrong wattage lightbulb in engineering.

I've been watching TOS all over again since they fixed the special effects up, space scenes and such, really cool to see. They did it without ruining the spirit of the show.

Just my two bits, but in the end my vote is with DS9.


Most people, including myself, HATED the way they off'ed Trip. He was in more dangerous jams before and just blew himself up when a few no name aliens ( one sounding alot like Jack Palance ) boarded ship.

I am GLAD that the TOS remastering has not ended up doing a George Lucas, I tell you what. :)
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Postby Ironhidensh » Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:27 am

Emperor Primacron the 1st wrote:
Ironhidensh wrote:1) Enterprise- great acting and awesome cgi

2) TNG- Awesome cast of characters that you actually care about

3) Voyager- not so good, but okay story-telling

4) DS9- don't know, never watched a single episode of this

1000) TOS- I'm sorry to all the Trekkies here, but TOS was such utter crap, I don't even know the words to convey my feelings of disgust with this.


You still need to explain why TOS is "Such utter crap". It's like someone saying they hate roastbeef or something, but won't tell you why. :lol:


Fair enough. Acting sucked. The bridge looks like something out of a childs playroom. Story lines were overly cheesy. But mainly, the acting sucked. Shatner didn't learn how to do it properly till the Wrath of Khan. Same with the rest, although I always felt Scotty was pretty good.

The visual effects were crap, though I haven't watched any of the remastered episodes yet, so I can't really use that one anymore.
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Postby Insurgent » Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:15 am

Ironhidensh wrote:Fair enough. Acting sucked. The bridge looks like something out of a childs playroom. Story lines were overly cheesy. But mainly, the acting sucked. Shatner didn't learn how to do it properly till the Wrath of Khan. Same with the rest, although I always felt Scotty was pretty good.

The visual effects were crap, though I haven't watched any of the remastered episodes yet, so I can't really use that one anymore.


Considering it was made on a very low budget in the 60's with a bunch of not very well known actors willing to work for a pittance, you can't blame them. And I think I read a book on the story of TOS that stated the company that did the exterior shots were done in a garage. It was that low budget.
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Postby Burn » Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:03 pm

Dr Who was made on a very low budget in the 60's and it produced far more interesting story lines, oh and didn't get cancelled until nearly 30 years later.

Then there was Kirk who had to sleep with every female alien nearly every episode. Riker was doing that too until Roddenberry died.
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Postby Insurgent » Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:03 pm

Yeah, but Who was made by the BBC. We Brits seem to be more easygoing on shows than the American networks.
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Postby Autobot032 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:32 pm

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My number one favorite version of Star Trek?

Enterprise. Hell, my dad and I are glued to the set, every monday night for 4 hours on Sci-Fi.

We don't care about the continuity errors, we tend to look at it as a fresh new story, somewhat of it's own universe. Yeah, it's supposed to tie-in, etc...but even with history written as it has been in Trek....the show is still fantastic because it truly captures what the show was always meant to be about:

"To seek out new life, and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no one has gone before"

They're explorers and they truly captured that with Enterprise, and that theme, mixed in with the humor (most likely the funniest of the ST shows), and the humanity...oh the humanity....it's a great show. I regret not watching it now. I really do.

TNG is my next favorite because of Data. He's more human than the rest of them, and us. It asked tough questions, it was open minded.

TOS is my next favorite (because they've remastered it) and it's the Shat. How the hell can you not love the Shat?

Voyager follows next because it was at least watchable to some extent.

DS9 comes in at a distant, final, crappola rating because...it's a friggin' coat rack in the middle of nowhere (literally) and they focused on people I just don't give a damn about. No thanks.

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Postby God Magnus » Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:14 am

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1) DS9 (Avery Brooks was one of the best things to ever happen to Star Trek.)
2) TNG (The series that got me into Trek.)
3) TOS (Absolutely classic.)
4) Enterprise (At least it's not voyager.)
5) Voyager (I just couldn't take it anymore when a major plot devise became Janeway threatening to blow up the ship every other episode.)
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Postby God Thundercracker » Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:07 am

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1. TNG (Picard is my favorite captain and I just love Q.)
2. DS9 (I really enjoyed the epic storylines involving the Cardassians and the Dominion.)
3. Original (Kind of cheesy, but good for its time.)
4. Voyager (I can't stand Janeway, and the "Lost in Space" premise just didn't do it for me.)

I can't rank Enterprise because I've never seen it.
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Postby Godmodule » Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:30 am

TNG...the Borg are one of the creepiest, coolest villians EVER. And it's a nice jab at those commie bastards!!
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Postby GooberTron » Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:10 am

I thought this was a transformer forum. Are you guys bored with transformers and thats why you guys wanted to talk about something else. And why talk about star trek. All Star Trek is, is a bunch of different species of beings floating around in space shooting frickin lazer beams saying beam me up scotty. Anything I am not disclosing about star trek is just a bunch of star trek drama about tribbles and flibbles. Star trek is a show made by somebody who wanted to go into space so bad they had to go there in reality or make one up. I am not totally unreasonable, I have seen a few episodes and some of them get interesting but I cant stand all the different species where all they do is add pointy ears or an extra eye or maybe a wierd tatoo to differenciate the different types of beings. So it looks like a bunch of humans trying to act the part with wrinkles in their forehead and nose trying to act tough or acne in their temples and their psychic. At least star wars had the right idea. Star Trek Blows.
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Postby Moff-V8 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:17 pm

Cmon! They all stink because its the same stuff rehashed endlessly with nothing new except the names and which piece of latex gets attached to the forehead. Ships get reused, races get over-used, and plot lines show up again and again. BORING!. At least shows like Babylon 5 were so different and did surprising things, and Red Dwarf where they at least made a comical rehash of Sci Fi plots. Star Trek in all its cash-in incarnations was just trying to stretch a premise and keep the spheghettio eating basement living mommas boys glued to their sets wondering what real girls were like. Quit watching seven of nines rack and get a girlfriend, dingus! The shows got worse as time went on because you the fans got older and more complicated, some of you began to question the whole Trek meaning of your lives. The shows had not changed, you did! You grew up, got taste and complexity, demanded quality of your TV.... These shows are repetetive bore-fests and you are better off watching old Space 1999 episodes or even Lost in Space with fruity pedephile Dr. Smith. Keep away from me, Keep Away young Robinson!!
Honestly dont talk about what show is best or worst, just do what more and more trek fans did, move on and take your starship posters down of the wall. Put the plastic phaser down, take off the ears, and forget continuity theories. Go see if the sun is out and get some air.....
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Postby Rijie » Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:39 pm

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Postby Moff-V8 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:05 pm

You must have the trek poster...yeah I think you do. Its my opinion that your opinion is incorrect and mine is correct, and its my opinon that you havent had an independant thought since you taped your last Enterprise episode. Thats just my freely expressed opinion though... An enlightened person like you wont take issue with that.

And paragraphs are for letters to Congress or Dear Johns, not star trek forums with people who believe warp drive and klingons are cool.

I however am cool... and your next response to my posts will make me cooler. Go upstairs and tell your mom you looked for a job today or she will be mad. GO!
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Postby Grendel » Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:08 pm

more of a star wars guy myself, but i always like next generation and DS9, could never really get into voyager despite seven of nine, and never seen an episode of enterprise
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Postby Insurgent » Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:20 pm

Goobertron. Moff-V8. You are new to this site so perhaps you don't know. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. You hate Star Trek. Fine. I can accept that. This is the general Discussion thread. It's a place for non tf related discussions. Now, if you want to enter this thread and say you don't like Star Trek, and give reasons for that (like you did about the storylines), it's also fine. However, if you enter threads and start slagging off the people who are interesterd in things you are not, you will find you quickly make enemies. Such as people have discovered many times in the new movie forum. If you don't like ST, why did you enter this thread? To slag us off? not cool guys, not cool at all.

Moff-V8 wrote:Its my opinion that your opinion is incorrect and mine is correct


Comments like this are especially frowned upon.
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Postby Moff-V8 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:45 pm

You are right, I was deliberately slagging you and wanted to invoke just the response I got. I am deeply ashamed.

Star trek sucks because its fans cant let a dead horse lie down.

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