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Why is TNG generally the most popular Star Trek Series?

2takesfrakes

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Report this Dec. 05 2010, 8:12 pm

An outstanding assessment, lbouldin!
I couldn't have said it better, myself.
It always surprises me, when I read
someone here, saying something negative
about this series. NEXT GENERATION was
created and cast by Roddenberry, himself.
I don't think it could have any higher
pedigree than that. If you want to find
flaws, you'll find them. But not many...

lbouldin

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Report this Dec. 06 2010, 8:47 am

gosh, thanks. i just like to watch tng because it makes me smile, you know? it came along at a time in my life when i needed some hope, and it will always be very close to my heart. there was a time that i was very hardcore and into all the extras, but now i just catch it on dvr once in awhile, and it takes me to a place outside of myself and my world, just for a few minutes. the enterprise is my happy place. and i think THAT'S what gene was going for, wouldn't you say?

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Report this Dec. 06 2010, 9:07 am

From the mouths of hot babes ...
That's it! That's exactly it.
See that's why I love reading
everybody's posts here - it
can really open my eyes as to
why I love this series so much.

jesusismyadvocate

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Report this Dec. 06 2010, 9:43 am

because 2takesfrakes says it is....

So this dyslexic walks into a bra...

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Report this Dec. 09 2010, 6:09 am

Quote: Sora @ Nov. 26 2010, 2:43 pm

>TOS and TNG, just mostly has random stand alone episodes that have nothing to do with eachother from one episode to the next in most cases.

>As I said, I do like TOS and TNG, but I don't understand why those two series are most fans first choice for best Star Trek series?


But don't you see that is just the point about Star Trek isn't it? Those of us who prefer ST:TOS & ST:TNG do so because they fulfill the initial premise (most of the time) - to boldy go where no one has gone before. Roddenberry's concept of the 'Wagon Train to the Stars' was about a rolling journey with different episodic encounters every week. He didn't want to get too bogged down in the detail of Star Fleet etc. The strength of Star Trek was when the lone ship was out there encountering new things. They forgot that with DS9 and it suffered because of it. The remembered again with Voyager but that failed for other reasons. They sort of got back on track with Enterprise. It's all about that final frontier ... who cares about wormholes and static spacestations? We need adventure and exploration - that's what Star Trek was always about.


to boldy go where no man has gone before

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Report this Dec. 09 2010, 8:09 am

Quote: jesusismyadvocate @ Dec. 06 2010, 9:43 am

because 2takesfrakes says it is....

What a wonderful philosophy you have!

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Report this Feb. 26 2011, 3:33 pm

Star Trek Nemesis is playing on Scyfy channel at 7 pm EST.


How about a live chat in the movie board ?


www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcdZla4gKk0

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Report this Feb. 27 2011, 3:54 pm

I think Data is the reason...he is so awesome!!!


Pain is a thing of the mind. The mind can be controlled. -Spock

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Report this Feb. 28 2011, 10:26 am

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>the next generation owes its success to the borg.

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I don't think any series' success hinged on any villain. It is about character. I think we see ourselves more in tos and tng characters on a whole. For most of us, tng is probably the first trek we watched and it got us in. There is always that place in your heart for first car, first love, first trek.

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Report this Feb. 28 2011, 12:16 pm

267198ed used a description for
TNG that I found very apt. She
used the word "versatile." And
that versatility has done a lot
also, to help the show stand up,
over time. It's a nice word ...


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