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What about TNG makes it so popular?

MaraJade18

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Report this Nov. 04 2011, 10:53 am

It's a classic.


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2takesfrakes

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Report this Nov. 05 2011, 4:44 am

Absolutely right! TNG has all the ingredients:
A stellar role call of some of Hollywood's best talent and timeless stories.


Who could ask for anything more?


OtakuJo

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Report this Nov. 05 2011, 3:55 pm

Quote: PeepsMcJuggs @ Nov. 04 2011, 2:38 am

Quote: OtakuJo @ Nov. 03 2011, 10:55 pm

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>Well I'd have to disagree with you there -- for my part I feel much more intrigued by DS9 than the Enterprise D, which strikes me as more like a cruise ship in space.

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DS9 was more intriguing, sure, but it wasn't as inviting.  And maybe there's something to your cruise ship in space image.  But that's kind of the point.  DS9 was a great show, and the station was an intriguing place, but it just didn't have that warmth and familiarity that the Enterprise D did.  A place free from judgement and optimistic for the future.

Mind you, this isn't a discussion on which is a better series.  It's attempting to explain why TNG had more mass appeal than any Trek series before or since.


I guess different strokes and all that. For the same reason that I find the deserts of Australia or Kauri forests of Northland to be far more beautiful than an English country garden. In the Emissary episode of DS9, when Sisko and Dax were standing alternately on a cliff face and in a grassy meadow, I find the cliff-face in that scene to be far more beautiful than that boring old meadow!


Same with the Enterprise. There's something so... Cultivated and Wholesome about it that makes it seem so unappealing to me. Whereas DS9 the Promenade is lively and cosmopolitan and interesting. The Enterprise is more like that garden or meadow, or some kind of suburbia. Clean and tidy, and perhaps even "inviting", but a mildly dull environment for just that reason.


Make sense?


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PeepsMcJuggs

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Report this Nov. 07 2011, 12:39 am

Quote: OtakuJo @ Nov. 05 2011, 3:55 pm

> I guess different strokes and all that. For the same reason that I find the deserts of Australia or Kauri forests of Northland to be far more beautiful than an English country garden. In the Emissary episode of DS9, when Sisko and Dax were standing alternately on a cliff face and in a grassy meadow, I find the cliff-face in that scene to be far more beautiful than that boring old meadow!

>Same with the Enterprise. There's something so... Cultivated and Wholesome about it that makes it seem so unappealing to me. Whereas DS9 the Promenade is lively and cosmopolitan and interesting. The Enterprise is more like that garden or meadow, or some kind of suburbia. Clean and tidy, and perhaps even "inviting", but a mildly dull environment for just that reason.

>Make sense?


Oh no, I get it, and it makes perfect sense.  Of course there's going to be differences of opinion.  I'm just pointing out why most people found TNG more appealing than DS9.


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Report this Dec. 31 2011, 4:27 pm

Star Trek is to me a philosophy. After being a TOS and TNG fan for most of my life then seeing DS9, VGR & ENT, I was really disturbed at what it had become. I guess I'm too old or something but Roddenberry had strong beliefs which I sorely miss.

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Report this Dec. 31 2011, 7:02 pm

Diversity.

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Report this Dec. 31 2011, 9:26 pm

Quote: Sora @ Sep. 19 2011, 7:14 am

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>I'm just curious? TNG is so popular both with Star Trek fans and non fans. TNG is usually the only Trek show people don't like Trek still like. I just want to know, what makes it so special?

>I love TNG of course, but I don't understand how it had this huge fan base while the other series don't?

>It's just always seemed to me like all of the shows have something good to offer and have some really awesome things to see, and I just don't get why people hang onto TNG so dearly while practically ignoring the other series?

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In addition to all the great comments previously made...perhaps it is because TNG is the "happiest" of all 4 incarnations of the series. I believe most people believe it to be closest to Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future and it is the only one that he was involved in, after TOS.

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