WearsHats wrote:I could never get into TOS. It seemed like nothing more than thinly veiled morality plays with a low budget sci-fi veneer. I know, I lose 1000 nerd points for that.
Nah, no nerd points lost. That's exactly what it was. You should probably gain 1000 points for recognizing it. ;^)
WearsHats wrote:The first two seasons of TNG did suck, especially when they were doing little more than trying to copy TOS. (Wil Wheaton's reviews of some of those early episodes, however, are hilarious.) But it got much better when it learned to stand on its own. This actually led to the phrase "growing a beard" taking its place at TV Tropes as meaning the opposite of "jumping the shark." The most obvious visual change which coincided with the show's positive turning point into something worth watching was that Riker grew a beard between the second and third seasons.
The sad thing is, they were trying to copy it at the same time they were trying to deny it. That and the bad writing - I feel for Wil Wheaton. He didn't ask to be turned into a super character, but he got a lot of grief for it.
WearsHats wrote:DS9 is my favorite. Long term plots, character development, story arcs, the Federation at war, and a look into some things that Trek usually hand waves away, like money and espionage. There was a lot of untapped potential to it (they set up the war, and then proceeded to ignore it unless the current episode specifically addressed some new happening), but overall I find the series to be a lot of fun.
It had moments. I liked Odo. But over all, "Gunsmoke in space" just didn't do it for me.
WearsHats wrote:Voyager was... Well, sometimes it was watchable. If there was nothing better on. It's an interesting concept. But I just found the writing very weak. And they spent far too long being chased around by people with foam rubber hair.
WearsHats wrote:Enterprise... We shall speak of it no more!
But ... Time War!!!
Actually, I thought the ending of the series was really, really, really weak. But I enjoyed most of it.