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Posted: 15 August 2011 03:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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mid atlantic - 15 August 2011 03:27 PM

I hate to admit it, but I can’t even find camp appeal to TOS.

How many episodes have you watched? There are certainly more than a few that are awful.

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Posted: 15 August 2011 03:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Most of the first season TNG episodes were pretty awful too. The show got better as it went along. DS9 started out excellent and went downhill.

And please check and see what universe we currently inhabit. I find myself agreeing with psikeyhacker: B5 is the best science fiction show of all time.

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Posted: 15 August 2011 04:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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mid atlantic - 15 August 2011 03:27 PM

I hate to admit it, but I can’t even find camp appeal to TOS.

How many episodes have you watched? There are certainly more than a few that are awful.

Out of the original?  A dozen, maybe two dozen.

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Posted: 15 August 2011 05:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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I was raised on Voyager so that’s my fav, but I understand a lot of story lines were stolen from TNG. I find the story lines very engaging and thought-provoking, though. I enjoyed the novel plot structures you could get from all the new technologies, especially things like the holodeck, holograms (the doctor), AI (Data, others), and space-time anomalies. I especially enjoyed the episodes about time travel or time dilation.

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Posted: 15 August 2011 05:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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That’s interesting domokato. I grew bored with Voyager because I found the plots too predictable. Maybe it was because I had seen them all in TNG. But as Occam mentioned, Seven of Nine made Voyager worthwhile.

Trivia question: How did Seven of Nine indirectly helped get Barack Obama elected?

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Posted: 15 August 2011 05:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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DarronS - 15 August 2011 03:52 PM

B5 is the best science fiction show of all time.

Certainly the best SF show I’ve ever seen. Though again, far from perfect.

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Posted: 15 August 2011 05:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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mid atlantic - 15 August 2011 04:01 PM

Out of the original?  A dozen, maybe two dozen.

Maybe you were unlucky?

(Then again, if you don’t like SF you really aren’t the target market for Trek).

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Posted: 15 August 2011 05:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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dougsmith - 15 August 2011 05:36 PM
DarronS - 15 August 2011 03:52 PM

B5 is the best science fiction show of all time.

Certainly the best SF show I’ve ever seen. Though again, far from perfect.

And the outtakes are great. Check out Season Five at the 2:40 mark. LOL You knew it had to happen sooner or later.

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Posted: 15 August 2011 06:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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dougsmith - 15 August 2011 05:36 PM
DarronS - 15 August 2011 03:52 PM

B5 is the best science fiction show of all time.

Certainly the best SF show I’ve ever seen. Though again, far from perfect.

B5 and Star Trek tie for #1 (no pun intended) for me.  I love them both and Majel made an appearance once on B5 too.  Betazoids were my favourite on ST, but Delenn and other Membari were my fave on B5.

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Posted: 15 August 2011 06:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Mriana - 15 August 2011 06:27 PM
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DarronS - 15 August 2011 03:52 PM

B5 is the best science fiction show of all time.

Certainly the best SF show I’ve ever seen. Though again, far from perfect.

B5 and Star Trek tie for #1 (no pun intended) for me.  I love them both and Majel made an appearance once on B5 too.

Yep, JMS also is a big Trek fan.

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Posted: 15 August 2011 06:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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It was in some respects like ST and there has been disputes in both circles as to whether or not JMS stole from Gene and when Majel appeared, people stopped and it doesn’t come up as much.

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Posted: 15 August 2011 07:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Occam. - 15 August 2011 12:15 PM

Sorry guys (not Doug), but you don’t know what you’re talking about.  I loved both TOS and TNG ( not the others so much, except for Seven of Nine) because they often showed our present social stupidities in a subtle way that could get past people’s conscious prejudices, similar to Jonathan Swift.  I agree that it was too complex for most to appreciate.  LOL 

I also enjoyed the way they extrapolated technology that, while not presently available, wasn’t often obviously impossible. 

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Subtle?  Hah!  Were you watching the same shows I was, Occam?

  Sure I was.  I guess that just means I’m brighter than you, D-M, right?  LOL

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Posted: 15 August 2011 08:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI0OkkAAobM&feature=related    I wish Star Trek was as wonderful as this parody clip! LOL

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Posted: 15 August 2011 08:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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That’s pretty good MA. Are you familiar with Swine Trek?

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Posted: 15 August 2011 09:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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mid atlantic - 15 August 2011 08:22 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI0OkkAAobM&feature=related    I wish Star Trek was as wonderful as this parody clip! LOL

Oh brother!  rolleyes  You call that mind stuff better than Star Trek?  The was terrible!  Boring too.

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