Star Trek! the show that inspired a generation.

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    May 31, 2008 8:53 AM GMT
    So I, when I was a kid, Watched Star Trek, with Picard and Riker. It was ok to me, but then again I was so little that I didint realy focus.
    Now in my teens I loved the Voyager series,
    Its a great show. Im sort of getting into
    the new one, But Its too stargate atlantis for me at times. though I love Lutenant T'pol the vulcan. because I have been told I look like her somewhat. lol

    Yes Im a fan of the Vulcans. I hate romulans and
    Ferengey. nealix bothers me at times. though Kess is cute.
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    May 31, 2008 2:33 PM GMT
    Awww you do kinda look like T'pol!

    I'm looking forward to the movie.
  • Timbales

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    May 31, 2008 3:19 PM GMT
    I'm a Deep Space 9 guy. Voyager had a great premise that they totally didn't follow through on. Enterprise sucked until the last season.
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    May 31, 2008 3:54 PM GMT
    Love Next Generation best, although the best writing didn't kick in until the 2nd or 3rd years.
    Top 3:
    "Yesterday's Enterprise"
    "The Inner Light"
    "The Best of Both Worlds, Pt.1" (best cliffhanger on TV)
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    May 31, 2008 4:53 PM GMT
    While I grew up with Next Generation, my favorite ST series is the animated series. It enlivens the ST universe, provides some fun characterization moments (such as Spock's influence on his younger self), and is a quality cartoon series (though it lasted for only one season).

    If you enjoy Next Generation, I recommend checking out Wil Wheaton's (Wesley Crusher's) reminiscences at TV Squad.
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    May 31, 2008 5:12 PM GMT
    I thought "Star Trek" inspired the next generation...
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    May 31, 2008 8:23 PM GMT
    Lenne saidSo I, when I was a kid, Watched Star Trek, with Picard and Riker. It was ok to me, but then again I was so little that I didint realy focus.
    Now in my teens I loved the Voyager series,
    Its a great show. Im sort of getting into
    the new one, But Its too stargate atlantis for me at times. though I love Lutenant T'pol the vulcan. because I have been told I look like her somewhat. lol

    Yes Im a fan of the Vulcans. I hate romulans and
    Ferengey. nealix bothers me at times. though Kess is cute.



    Star Trek was a show that ran two seasons in the late 60s created by Gene Roddenberry, It changed SCI Fi in TV and movies forever,

    You are talking about Star Trek Next Generation which in my opinion is the best of the franchises for the writing, but the other ones are good for other reasons.
    I wasn't fond of Deep Space Nine but I watched it as well.

    There IS a new Star Trek feature Film in the works!

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    May 31, 2008 8:35 PM GMT
    TallGWMvballer said
    There IS a new Star Trek feature Film in the works!




    Damn skippy! Can't wait! icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 31, 2008 8:43 PM GMT
    1969er saidLove Next Generation best, although the best writing didn't kick in until the 2nd or 3rd years.
    Top 3:
    "Yesterday's Enterprise"
    "The Inner Light"
    "The Best of Both Worlds, Pt.1" (best cliffhanger on TV)


    Total agreement.
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    May 31, 2008 9:02 PM GMT
    I have to say that I love them all for different reasons; though I have to agree that Voyager never fully delivered on it's potential, but it's still produced a couple of my favorite Star Trek characters: Seven of Nine, Tuvok and The Doctor.

    Deep Space Nine was all around the best of the series in my humblest opinion. Like a grand soap/opera of a series, it carried on what The Next Generation had created and went off in a great direction; all but for the Dax character (in the last season) whom foiled the show.

    As for Next Generation itself, it was great, and couldn't of come out at a better time. The drama and scope that show had to play with helped the show cover lots of ground and reflected a lot of good and the bad in society, without being pretentious or failing it's audience.

    And not having expanded cable anymore, I've had the chance to watch all three randomly several times a week. So you can only imagine the smallest things I've begun to notice... not to mention the perfect perkiness of Seven's bust, lol.
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    May 31, 2008 9:17 PM GMT
    I am a HUGE Star Trek fan. Dorked out to the max.

    ST TNG is the best... my fav episodes (but there are so many):
    Inner Light, Darmok, and the series finale

    Voyager - The Thaw, and the series finale


    I'm saddened that the only good TNG movie was First Contact. With all those good episodes you'd think they could crank out a good script for a movie. I'm keeping my expectations low for the next movie, which is supposed to be a prequel to the original series.
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    May 31, 2008 9:27 PM GMT
    Amongst the kind of friends I have, I could NEVER admit to having been a Star Trek fan. I always enjoyed the original; you can't beat Mr. Spock! icon_biggrin.gif

    And I have to agree with a previous poster that it definitely inspired a generation (or two) toward the study in the sciences, engineering, astronomy, computer sciences, and perhaps architecture and design. Though I never went in those directions, however, both the TV series and movies were always a wonderful glimpse into a, hopefully, optimistic and positive future, more so than a "Bladerunner" or "Terminator" tomorrow. Plus, it's nice to see the Star Trek universe has Starfleet centralized in my hometurf, San Francisco.

    And I am looking forward to J.J. Abrams version of Star Trek coming out next year! Even the current movie trailer (featuring John F. Kennedy's heroic words) and its moving music sends chills through me. I know -- total dork! icon_biggrin.gif

    One thing that interests me is the "economical environment" of the Star Trek universe. According to some of the movies and some references sprinkled through-out all the different series, they "don't use money." I'm no economic forecaster, but it would be interesting to hear someone's well-versed outlook to the economic possibility of not only this country (America) but the world if money may become an exchange of the past? Will the world of tomorrow, in fact, no longer use money in the distant future? Will the world resort to a "communal-capitalistic society" (not "communism" in the corrupt sense we have known, but where the growing populace, without contest, have their economic status spread across evenly)? A sort of "quasi-socialistic" society, if you will?
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    May 31, 2008 11:07 PM GMT
    Star Trek is my all time favorite TV show - and I'm talking about TNG. I didn't really watch DS9 much even though I know it to be an awesome show as well. I really liked voyager and didn't understand all the criticism it got. It had by far the best writing and I loved the characters a great deal.

    That said, only TNG was I into so much that I could actually name episodes hahahahah.

    Inner Light - hands down my favorite episode.

    Remember Me - I just love it. Cracks me up every time.

    Cause and Effect

    Times Arrow

    Attached

    I could watch all 3 series over and over. lol

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    May 31, 2008 11:32 PM GMT
    The original series ran when I was in HS and I never invested. The petitions going around that attempted to save the show from NBC's ax are remembered, along with the enthusiasm of the supporters.

    I was totally invested in TNG. Some of the topics were utterly fascinating. My all time favorite was in the fifth season when Riker falls in love with a woman on a planet that only recognizes same sex pairs. Ahead of its time!

    DS9 had something mystical/spiritual about it. I never totally immersed myself there. Voyager had the greatest adventures and a slices of levity and humor that were missing in the predecessors. I loved this one so much that I bought the European version of all 7 seasons. There is a soundtrack choice of 6 spoken languages and with 9 languages of subtitles. The match of the German and French character voices to character personality is amazing. Not like seeing Gone With the Wind in German where Butterfly McQueen's overdubs of 'Birthing Babies' comes out from a Heidi Frau with a great baritone. Even though I don't play for the other team, Seven and B'lana are two of the sexiest women to grace the small screen.

    The train ran off the track with Enterprise. The characters and the themes were no match for the earlier series. Kudos to the team for selling the franchises for more than 15 years (TNG, DS9, Voyager, Enterprise).
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    May 31, 2008 11:32 PM GMT
    Yeah, all around it was a great series.

    The original: it started it all and actually brought many contemporary issues into question like politics, war, race relations, etc. The movies did the same thing

    The next generation: Was not sure where it was going when it started out, but just got better as the characters and themes got better developed. I like how it actually bridged the original featuring its characters and even wrapping up the original with what happened to Kirk and the rest of the crew.

    Deep Space Nine: was also confused as to where it was going, but it had a final episode that made it all make sense with those non-time thingies (the prophets?)

    Voyager: Same as Deep Space nine, but loved that it featured a race that could kick the Borg's ass. Also like the finale that had the crew get home and the "future" Janeway come back with an "uber" enterprise that also whooped the Borg and Janeway duped the Borg queen into giving herself a virus that made her go to pieces.

    Star Trek enterprise: Didn't see enough of it to say much. I guess the few episodes that I saw were kind of cool.
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    Jun 01, 2008 2:57 AM GMT
    boiwunderkind1984 said

    Deep Space Nine was all around the best of the series in my humblest opinion. Like a grand soap/opera of a series, it carried on what The Next Generation had created and went off in a great direction; all but for the Dax character whom foiled the show.


    Agreed. DS9 was the best IMHO. And I hate that the character of Dax was wasted--there was so much potential. Who's to blame? Terry Ferrell or the writers? Hmmm.

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    Jun 01, 2008 7:08 AM GMT
    One thing I've never like about Space operas like Star Trek and BSG is that there's too much character drama and not enough big explosions! icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 01, 2008 7:47 AM GMT
    I like watching the vulcans act around humans,
    and wthey way they use logic.

    I love um, the epasode in voyager, Warlord.
    Kess acted Perfictly In it.

    But my heart is still to

    Tuvoc, t'pol, spock.
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    Jun 01, 2008 2:29 PM GMT
    The only Star Trek I watched with any enthusiasm was the original show. I found it was funnier and cheesier then the others. The newer Star Treks were too serious for my taste.
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    Jun 01, 2008 2:35 PM GMT
    Assimilate this! Star Trek is amazing. I never got into the original series yet started watching TNG and was hooked from there. I enjoy them all especially Voyager.
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    Jun 01, 2008 2:39 PM GMT
    The new Battlestar Galactica is the not only the finest show on Si-Fi, but is one of the best writtem, directed and acted shows on TV. Do NOT confuse this with the original 70's series.

    If you've never appreciated Si-fi, you will like this show..

    If you're into Si-Fi, you will LOVE this show . . . .
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    Jun 01, 2008 3:29 PM GMT
    I too and a huge Trek fan, I own TNG, Voyager and DS9 on DVD. You guys have captured most of what I would say already, too many great episodes to list but 1 episode worth a mention that I like is Tapestry featuring Picard and Q. Although I didn’t like when Section 31 was introduced, I kinda liked the gear, lol.
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    Jun 02, 2008 5:17 AM GMT
    jnmodesto saidI loved all the Star Trek series.
    Voyager had some great episodes. The series finale movie was the best of them all. It did not disappoint. I also enjoyed the federation/borg war with species 8472.


    Ah yes the borg, and 7of9. its funny I remember the number for species 8472. I didint like the CGI on them but the concept was nice to see, kinda like when the girl fights back in a horror movie.
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    Jun 02, 2008 2:03 PM GMT
    You are correct Lenne, the concept was ahead of the CGI ability at the time. I did like the fluidic space part. I also thought the enemy of my enemy is my friend (borg/federation alliance) was brilliant. It was a great way to introduce 7 of 9. Seven was a very sympathetic character. In some ways her experience mirrored that of gays. She was a part of two worlds but didn't truely fit in either one.
    If she were to place a personal ad do you think she might include "borg-acting" or "human-acting" instead of "str8-acting?" icon_smile.gif I suppose it would depend on whether the ad would appear on Earth or the Collective.
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    Jun 02, 2008 2:22 PM GMT
    jnmodesto said...In some ways her experience mirrored that of gays. She was a part of two worlds but didn't truely fit in either one...

    I thought those were bisexuals....lol!


    Yeah, the trailer for the new movie is here:
    http://www.startrekmovie.com/
    WAY cool!

    And yeah, I was a just a wee lad when my mother took me with a bunch of her friends to see ST TMP in the theatre. It made a huge impact on me then, not really being able to understand the movie as I had JUST turned 6, because of the crowd reaction. People cheered during the departure from space dock sequence.