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Star Trek series from best worst

zrelena

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Report this Jun. 06 2013, 10:13 am

1)VOY


2)TOS


3)TNG


4)ENT


5)DS9

Vger23

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Report this Jun. 06 2013, 10:45 am

1. TOS- The classic that started it all. The blueprint that was followed in nearly all that came after. One of the greatest television shows in the history of the medium. 50 years later, and it still sets the benchmark for scifi franchises. This is THE show.  


2. DS9- The most unique and daring of the spin-off series. Took the franchise in new, needed directions. Great character depth. Star Trek's first attempt at arc-based story telling. Took risks and dealt with consequences in the long-term. The most "mature" of the series. Less stuffy than TNG.


3. TNG- A mix of endearing brilliance and drab self-importance. When it was at it's best, nothing compared to TNG. But, the average TNG episode is kind of a dull, preachy, slightly pompus experience. The worst TNG episodes are unwatchable. Great moments, but ultimately uneven.


4. ENT- I have yet to watch this entire series, but I never really connected with the arcs (temporal cold war, Xindi, etc) and I had very little care for any of the characters. I was looking forward to a pioneering, wide-eyed exploration series, and I got TNG-lite with 22nd century technology.


5. VOY- So much promise, so much wasted potential. There were a few great characters, but otherwise it felt like a weak sister / TNG knock-off. I've tried multiple times to watch this whole series. I can't get through it.  

USS.Shizuoka

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Report this Jun. 06 2013, 4:02 pm

1.Voyager.


2.Enterprise.


3.Deep Space Nine.


4.The Next Generation.


5.The Original Series.


CountJohn

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Report this Jun. 06 2013, 5:54 pm

So, I counted up the rankings for each of the series (excluding posters who didn't rank all the series, and "adapting" the rankings on posts that included the animated series, since it wasn't included enough to put it in the rankings) and came up with these aggregate rankings. The lower the score, the higher the series is ranked-


1.TNG-67


2.Ds9-69


3.TOS-75


4.Voy-102


5.ENT-113


It's entirely possible that I miscounted.


 

metternich1815

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Report this Jun. 07 2013, 11:07 am

1. The Next Generation


2. Deep Space Nine


3. Voyager


4. Enterprise


5. The Old Series


I loved The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager.  I never really understood why people hated DS9 or Voyager.  I thought they both presented very unique ideas and made Star Trek seem more realistic.  I love DS9 more than Voyager because of the whole Dominion war arc, which I thought was brilliant.  As for Enterprise, I thought it a pretty enjoyable show, even if there were some holes.  There were aspects of it I liked and disliked and I loved the pre-Federation concept.  My primary criticisms are that they should have made it more "Wild West", made the the technology seem less advanced, and gotten rid of the time travel arc because that's what made the show good being before the Federation, but  they kept mentioning it.  It made no sense.  Plus, an alien doctor on a United Earth ship?  What? That makes no sense.  So clearly the show had some flaws, but it still effectively explored humanity and philosophy, even if it was not as effectively as previous series'.  As for TOS, it had a really good cast (Leonard Nimoy being my favorite), but the plots were too outlandish.  At least with future entries, they sold the outlandish plots better.  Plus, there were not enough aliens.  I consider the aliens one of ther easons I watch Star Trek.  So, that other vastly different cultures could be explored.  Don't get me wrong, it has some really good episodes, but on the whole it is flawed.  Plus, there are a number of contradictions.  First, Spock smiles.  What?  That makes no sense.  Second, the Enterprise was called a United States Ship and a United Earth ship.  The United States supposedly did not exist for at least one hundred years.  The ships were not called United Earth ships after the Federation was created.  Also, the Klingons and Romulans were lacking in their famous features.  It was really hard to buy crestless Klingons.  These are just some of the criticisms I have of this show, causing me to rank it as my least favorite Star Trek show.  I have always considered it a little overrated.    

CountJohn

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Report this Jun. 07 2013, 12:32 pm

Quote: metternich1815 @ Jun. 07 2013, 11:07 am

> As for TOS, it had a really good cast (Leonard Nimoy being my favorite), but the plots were too outlandish.  At least with future entries, they sold the outlandish plots better.  Plus, there were not enough aliens.  I consider the aliens one of ther easons I watch Star Trek.  So, that other vastly different cultures could be explored.  Don't get me wrong, it has some really good episodes, but on the whole it is flawed.  Plus, there are a number of contradictions.  First, Spock smiles.  What?  That makes no sense.  Second, the Enterprise was called a United States Ship and a United Earth ship.  The United States supposedly did not exist for at least one hundred years.  The ships were not called United Earth ships after the Federation was created.  Also, the Klingons and Romulans were lacking in their famous features.  It was really hard to buy crestless Klingons.  These are just some of the criticisms I have of this show, causing me to rank it as my least favorite Star Trek show.  I have always considered it a little overrated.    

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Technically, TOS can't contradict anything since it was the first show. If you don't like the contradiction of Klingons having ridges later on, you should hold that against the TOS movies and TNG (and it was actually explained later on, albeit in a somewhat far-fetched way). Spock only ever smiled in the unaired pilot. He showed slightly more emotion earlier, but the later shows had similiar changes in character as they went on (i.e Worf being an almost animal-like buffoon early on in TNG, and Data being more expressive early on, similiar to how Spock was). TOS did depict the Federation as a looser alliance (more like the EU than one united nation state) and it seemed to be implied that the different species tended to man their own ships (thus Spock being the only alien seen on the Enterprise and occasionally being the target of some xenophobia as a result, and the Defiant being all Vulcans), thus why the Enterprise would be called an "Earth ship". It was TNG that contradicted TOS on these matters, not the converse.

metternich1815

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Report this Jun. 07 2013, 1:46 pm

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[quote] As for TOS, it had a really good cast (Leonard Nimoy being my favorite), but the plots were too outlandish.  At least with future entries, they sold the outlandish plots better.  Plus, there were not enough aliens.  I consider the aliens one of ther easons I watch Star Trek.  So, that other vastly different cultures could be explored.  Don't get me wrong, it has some really good episodes, but on the whole it is flawed.  Plus, there are a number of contradictions.  First, Spock smiles.  What?  That makes no sense.  Second, the Enterprise was called a United States Ship and a United Earth ship.  The United States supposedly did not exist for at least one hundred years.  The ships were not called United Earth ships after the Federation was created.  Also, the Klingons and Romulans were lacking in their famous features.  It was really hard to buy crestless Klingons.  These are just some of the criticisms I have of this show, causing me to rank it as my least favorite Star Trek show.  I have always considered it a little overrated.    


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Technically, TOS can't contradict anything since it was the first show. If you don't like the contradiction of Klingons having ridges later on, you should hold that against the TOS movies and TNG (and it was actually explained later on, albeit in a somewhat far-fetched way). Spock only ever smiled in the unaired pilot. He showed slightly more emotion earlier, but the later shows had similiar changes in character as they went on (i.e Worf being an almost animal-like buffoon early on in TNG, and Data being more expressive early on, similiar to how Spock was). TOS did depict the Federation as a looser alliance (more like the EU than one united nation state) and it seemed to be implied that the different species tended to man their own ships (thus Spock being the only alien seen on the Enterprise and occasionally being the target of some xenophobia as a result, and the Defiant being all Vulcans), thus why the Enterprise would be called an "Earth ship". It was TNG that contradicted TOS on these matters, not the converse.


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Well, I guess I feel that way because I watched TOS last, but it actually contradicted itself.  At one point in the show they called it United States ship, then United Earth ship, then all of a sudden it is a Federation ship.  This was all within TOS.  I just can't buy Klingons without ridges.  Explained or not.  Tecnically, Spock smiled in the Meneagerie (which re-aired most of the footage from the un-aired pilot).  Vulcans do not smile.  From the very beginning Data was an android and acted as such.  I have just watch all the seasons of the Next Generation recently.  TOS just seemed too much like a standard 1950s Sci-fi (I know it's from the 1960s).  It definitely had some really good cast members and there were some really good episodes too.  Also, the technology was pathetic (I know it was the 1960s, it probably seemed amazing to them).  I understand where you are coming from, but I started with all the other series' first, so I doubt I will be able to change my mind (I actually did not even get into Star Trek until 9th or 10th grade, prior to that I was always a big Star Wars fan, but know i'm much more into Star Trek.  Star Trek is much better for the mind because they have explored nearly every topic in philosophy). 

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Report this Jun. 07 2013, 8:15 pm

What made Deep Space Nine so good was that it had something none of the others had: a war that affected the main characters of the show. Which of the other shows had that? All the others were really about exploration.

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Report this Jun. 26 2013, 12:24 pm

1: TOS


2:TNG


3: DS9


4:Voyager (tie)


5: Enterprise (tie)


 


I think that the quality got worse every series. I do like TNG and DS9 a lot though. But I dislike VOY and ENT equally.

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