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Does Star Trek make better movies or television series?

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Created by: Matthias Russell


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Report this Jun. 06 2011, 2:41 am

I do like both, but I enjoy the movies more!


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Report this Jul. 01 2011, 8:57 am

Even with the debacle that was ENT, ST is better as a tv series franchise. Honestly the only movies that are exceptional enough to be thought of as classic sci-fi movies are TWOK and TSFS. You might be able to include FC, but it would be a stretch. But the others, one ca easily forget them altogether.

Having said that, as much as I'd like to see another ST series, the cost of production would be too high, there'd be a problem of retreaded plots, and there's no way it would survive on network tv, no matter how good it was scripted. 

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Report this Aug. 29 2011, 11:00 am

Fresh votes?

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Report this Aug. 29 2011, 3:47 pm

I love both forms of trek story telling as long as it has vulcans with pointy ears not being genocidily killed I'm happy

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Report this Nov. 23 2011, 9:21 am

New thoughts from new members?


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Report this Nov. 24 2011, 8:04 am

I'm with ICEMAN, I don't have time to watch TV weekly and rather see a major motion picture.


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Report this Nov. 24 2011, 9:06 am

I like them both equallly (: but I think a tad more with the seriess!

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Report this Nov. 26 2011, 5:18 pm

This thread shows most trek fans favor a show over a movie and the last movie did amazing in the box office.  The front page shows 1,604,022 on facebook like star trek.  How many does it take before the franchise has a large enough audience to justify there being high enough viewership?


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Report this Nov. 26 2011, 7:55 pm

I believe the answer is TV. The movies come out as a result of the popularity of the shows. ST09 being the exeption somewhat, but it was created as a result of TOS.


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Report this Jan. 10 2012, 12:50 pm

Quote: Spot_Data's_Cat @ Feb. 02 2011, 1:26 am

>I definitely prefer the TV series, paticularly with TOS, I find the movies are not as whimsical and colourful as the episodes, which is what I love about TOS. .

i agree

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Report this Jan. 10 2012, 3:20 pm

Television. More time to develop characters, more time to see new and old species. More time for just about everything. More time to love and hate or love/hate a character.

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Report this Jan. 12 2012, 4:32 am

I am rewatching the series all the time. I rarely rewatch a movie. Does did means i like the series better, maybe. I think the series and the movies complement themselves.


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Report this Jan. 12 2012, 5:57 am

I liked both the series and the movies. But if I had to choose between the two, I'd say the TV series in a heartbeat.

No movie could compare to the character development which is neccessary for the survival of any story.

"The future is in the hands of those who explore... And from all the beauty they discover while crossing perpetually receding frontiers, they develop for nature and for humankind an infinite love." - Jacques Yves Cousteau

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