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What is the percentage of Star Trek fans who enjoy the whole franchise?

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CloakedTerror

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Report this Jun. 06 2011, 5:44 pm

I like all of it!  I do have my favorites, (TOS and TNG) which I watch more then the rest, but I find there is a lot to enjoy in each series.  IMO, each series has great characters, drama, conflicts, etc. that make them special. 


I think when it comes to people disliking things, it's because we are human and get used to having things a certain way and can sometimes be afriad of change.  For instance, my parents had always loved TOS, and refused to branch out and watch TNG when it first came out, but after I convinced them to just watch a few episodes and not judge the characters based on the previous series, they found that they liked it.


I love each series for what they are, and each cast/crew/ship/station for being unique in their own ways!

Aloenam

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Report this Jun. 06 2011, 6:41 pm


For me it’s ENT then it’s too close to call between TNG, TOS & DS9. I simply couldn’t get into Voyager. I think the concept of Voyager looks great on paper but IMO the cast selection for that series was by far the worst out of the whole ST franchise. I tried & tried to like Janeway but she annoyed me far too often. It all starts with the Captain & I was never sold on her. The only one I liked was the Doctor & that unfortunately was not enough to keep me in my seat for an hour an episode.


The Movies are ok but I have yet to see one that really blows my socks off. I’ve always felt they try to hard when they know there making a movie. Next time there is an ST series they should just save one of their 2hour episodes and make it into a movie. For example the 2hour TNG episode where Picard gets captured by the Borg. (Is it: The Best of both worlds?) That would have made a great movie and the special effects would have been 10times better on the big screen.


It’s easy to please a wide range of ST fans when you have roughly 25 episodes at an hour long each per Season. But when you only have two and a half hours every couple of years to please so many…. It might be best to cut back on them or just not have movies at all.

OtakuJo

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Report this Jun. 06 2011, 6:58 pm

Quote: Treknoir @ Jun. 06 2011, 9:39 am

Quote: Vger23 @ Jun. 06 2011, 9:18 am

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>There's another phenomenon that is NOT being discussed here, and that is what I call "specialized" fans. It's kind of the polar opposite of the "I like everything" syndrome.

>These are fans who like very limited and very specific elements of the Star Trek universe. You might have a "I LOVE NEELIX" fan, for example, and all they ever talk about, think about, or care about in the entire Star Trek franchise is the character of Neelix. You have other fans that are obsessed with certain races as another example. They may be heavily fascinated with the Pakleds, for example...and that's really all they care or talk about.

>I've always found this kind of behavior MUCH stranger than people who "like everything" or only like one or two of the series or movies.

>I can't imagine basing my entire fandom on the obsession with one very limited element (a character, race, etc) of the Star Trek universe. I find that phenomenon the most difficult to understand.

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My name is Treknoir and I am a Vulcan stan. I check in regularly with my sponsor and generally take things a day at a time.


lol. I've been strange all my life. See no reason to stop now.


Think of it this way, too -- finding a particular character, story element, or species to hook onto can be a good initial step into the general Trek (or other) 'verse.


Always happens with me. I discover that I can't really fully squee about something until I've connected with specific characters. (Yes, for me -- specially being a writer and all, and still a student of human nature -- it's generally particularly characters that bring me in to a fandom.)


Have you ever danced with a Tribble in the pale moonlight?

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Report this Jun. 07 2011, 9:00 am

Quote: OtakuJo @ Jun. 06 2011, 6:58 pm

Quote: Treknoir @ Jun. 06 2011, 9:39 am

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lol. I've been strange all my life. See no reason to stop now.

Think of it this way, too -- finding a particular character, story element, or species to hook onto can be a good initial step into the general Trek (or other) 'verse.

Always happens with me. I discover that I can't really fully squee about something until I've connected with specific characters. (Yes, for me -- specially being a writer and all, and still a student of human nature -- it's generally particularly characters that bring me in to a fandom.)


It's not like I set places for them at the dinner table.


 


 


Any more.


 


J/K


 


It is curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want. - Spock

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