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« on: December 25, 2012, 11:49:01 PM »
should I watch this? or do something else

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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2012, 11:50:03 PM »
Yes as long as you go straight to deep space 9 or voyager.

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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2012, 11:52:48 PM »
TNG > *

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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2012, 11:53:42 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2012, 11:58:54 PM »
It has good parts and bad.

Really, it's been so long since I've seen any Trek show. Should really do a rewatch but that's like 500 hours or whatever, lol.

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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012, 12:01:38 AM »
It has good parts and bad.


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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2012, 12:01:42 AM »
TNG then DS9 yes. Never, ever Voyager.

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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2012, 12:04:09 AM »
so by process of elimination i should start with DS9

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« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2012, 12:05:15 AM »
so by process of elimination i should start with DS9

If you watch DS9 first it will ruin the other ones in terms of how much better it is to the other ones.

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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2012, 12:06:56 AM »
TNG then DS9 yes. Never, ever Voyager.

This is my prerogative too.

Original series is fine as well.

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« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2012, 12:07:34 AM »
TNG then DS9 yes. Never, ever Voyager.

This is my prerogative too.

Original series is fine as well.

TNG is a snooze fest.

it's only saving graces are data and Q.

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« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2012, 12:10:01 AM »
so then why is voyager so divisive? Kinda thinking about starting with TNG

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« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2012, 12:10:31 AM »
so then why is voyager so divisive? Kinda thinking about starting with TNG

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« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2012, 12:17:58 AM »
Most of the first two season of TNG are pretty dire, so just watch a few select episodes and then move onto Season 3.

Select episodes being mainly the two-parter at the beginning and any episodes with Q. Here's a handy guide:

http://www.tv.com/shows/star-trek-the-next-generation/episodes/
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« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2012, 12:25:34 AM »
so then why is voyager so divisive? Kinda thinking about starting with TNG

start with the original movie. if you like, continue.
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« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2012, 12:27:21 AM »
watching first episode of TNG this is corny in the best way :lol

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« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2012, 12:28:09 AM »
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« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2012, 12:29:51 AM »
Why the fuck was there never a TNG movie with Q anyway? So lame.
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« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2012, 12:31:00 AM »
I insist that you watch TNG - perhaps not in its entirety but definitely season 3 on - prior to jumping on DS9.

Reason is because TNG established its own lore, as well as restructured that of the original series, all of which acts as a foundation for the Deep Space Nine Universe. There is definitely some overlap between the two shows. You will be completely lost with regard to key episodes and characters from DS9 whose back story originate in TNG.

I give DS9 a lot of credit. The only Star Trek show post-original series that didn't succumb to the Borg get-out-of-ratings-jail-free card. First Stark Trek program to abandon the by-then antiquated episodic format and present a season-long arc. The Dominion War.

I simply cannot believe how far the series fell after that. Voyager was a return to the old TNG formula, but by then viewers were bored by the pristine and stoic presentation of the Federation which had been replaced by a more gritty and militaristic appearance in DS9. You want to know what Voyager should have been? Watch the first 3 seasons of BSG.

Enterprise started slow, but I think it began to warm up in the end. By then it was too late, but the show's writers did their best to damage control a doomed backwards concept that should never have launched in the first place. Going backwards in the Star Trek Universe timeline is the same as erasing almost 50 years of Star Trek lore, which isn't something that sits well with Star Trek loyalists.

What they should have done instead is create a series based on:

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« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2012, 01:00:28 AM »
thank you for that detailed and well thought out post. ill continue with TNG

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« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2012, 02:19:37 AM »
I watched Season 1 of TNG on Blu-Ray a few months back, it's still pretty fun. I need to pick up Season 2.
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« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2012, 02:42:53 AM »
"Why not Voyager"

Apart from Tom Paris, Seven of Spandex and maybe Kes I found all the chars to be dreadful and wanted their ship to be blown up every episode. I was always rooting for the villains. That and they used so many recycled ideas from TOS and TNG that it may as well have been horse armor DLC to the first shows. They did introduce interesting species though, but never ever did it matter longer than 2 episodes. That and it came after DS9 which is an absolute masterclass of Star Trek.


EDIT: Actually the Doctor was great too.

If I had to rank TNG = DS9 > TOS >>>> Voyager >>>>> Enterprise (shitty start). DS9 is probably better than TNG overall but TNG is the character set that made me fall in love with Star Trek.

 
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« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2012, 09:22:46 AM »
I started watching star trek tng earlier this month after having limited exposure to star trek past the recent film, wrath of khan, an episode of tos, and whatever through osmosis.  I'm mostly following the gaf recommended watching order, although I skipped the original series.  Here: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=435749

So far (in season 4) it's beyond what I expected.  I really truly enjoy the show.  Between those awfully dull gifs on gaf and knowing some obnoxious star trek fans in real life, I had a lot of assumptions.  Now I just feel bad for judging the show by its fans and wish I watched it earlier.

It is unbelievably boring, but the interesting side of boring.  It's like watching the day to day of a starship and not something entertaining.



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« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2012, 11:10:28 AM »
EDIT: Actually the Doctor was great too.

I was glad when the Doctor showed up in First Contact, he was cool.
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« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2012, 12:32:38 PM »

So far (in season 4) it's beyond what I expected.  I really truly enjoy the show.  Between those awfully dull gifs on gaf and knowing some obnoxious star trek fans in real life, I had a lot of assumptions.  Now I just feel bad for judging the show by its fans and wish I watched it earlier.

It is unbelievably boring, but the interesting side of boring.  It's like watching the day to day of a starship and not something entertaining.
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« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2012, 01:37:02 PM »
why is everyone such a dick to Data ? if you prick him... does he not bleed ?

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« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2012, 01:48:07 PM »
Since we're talking about TNG:



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« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2012, 03:37:54 PM »
:rofl at dr. crusher being exposed to alien viruses , energy and everything terrible. no mercy for MILF widows i suppose

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« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2012, 04:15:17 PM »
:rofl at dr. crusher being exposed to alien viruses , energy and everything terrible. no mercy for MILF widows i suppose

Just wait until Season 7 when she screws a ghost. :hump
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« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2012, 05:08:08 PM »
Just wait until Wesley Crusher

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« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2012, 06:14:14 PM »
TNG, then DS9

I'm rewatching DS9 myself at the moment. DS9 may be the best of the series. It is so very dark compared to the rest of the Trek series. Extremely good writing.
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« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2012, 06:31:10 PM »
I'm rewatching DS9 myself at the moment. DS9 may be the best of the series. It is so very dark compared to the rest of the Trek series. Extremely good writing.

:bow Michael Piller :bow2

Except he also was one of the main forces behind Voyager, but I won't hold that against him.
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« Reply #32 on: December 26, 2012, 06:33:20 PM »
Most of the TNG writers moved to DS9. DS9 also had Ira Steven Behr, who really diversified how a Trek series was presented. Ronald D Moore was also on board for DS9.
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« Reply #33 on: December 26, 2012, 06:52:58 PM »
There's a chat log out there with Ronald Moore (maybe IGN?) where he more or less describes the management styles of the writing on each of the franchises since he worked on TNG, DS9 and VOY. On TNG it was still a new endeavor so they had situations like where he was given basically a free hand to recreate Klingon culture from scratch, on DS9 they were always kinda the red-headed stepchild and generally ignored or left alone to the point where Berman (I think) wanted the Dominion War to be over in like four episodes but didn't care enough that they were allowed to do it for three years.

On Voyager though everything was top-down controlled, they couldn't do this, they had to use that, conflict amongst the crew wasn't allowed (even though one of the original core premises was the conflict between the Maquis and Starfleet), the ship had to be repaired and people had to live so it wasn't too depressing (another part of the original premise being how alone they were), etc. People would come in with good story ideas that Berman and Taylor would instantly kill in favor of crap like Threshold. Story lines and character development were curtailed because higher ups disliked serialization and arcs afraid people just tuning in would be scared off. It being the "flagship" show of UPN just made this all worse and drew in more higher ups with their own ideas of how it should be.

And since Voyager was getting all that focus, DS9 was allowed to even more go down its own path.

There's like a short version of this in Enterprise in the first two seasons (look Ferengi! Borg! Decontamination chamber!) where it was supposed to be this hot new streamlined way to bring in not only new fans who never saw Star Trek before or were afraid of sci-fi, but also to bring back all the Star Trek fans who supposedly loved the TOS and some TNG but bailed due to DS9 and "franchise fatigue." And then they basically stopped caring about it when it failed, Star Trek was added to the title, the third season is one long serial and then you have the fan service final season.
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« Reply #34 on: December 26, 2012, 07:30:06 PM »
As awesome as a holdeck would be, it seemed to malfunction every three episodes or so of TNG. Geordi Laforge must have been a shitty engineer.
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« Reply #35 on: December 26, 2012, 07:32:13 PM »
expecting a blind man to know how a holodeck works

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« Reply #36 on: December 26, 2012, 07:38:41 PM »
well the transporters were also fucked up on the regular
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« Reply #37 on: December 26, 2012, 10:41:32 PM »
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« Reply #38 on: December 26, 2012, 11:00:38 PM »


describes FTL sometimes
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« Reply #39 on: December 27, 2012, 02:36:46 AM »
DS9 is the master of the slow build. The Dominion were introduced in season two and were around until the beginning of the show. Meanwhile Voyager sucked.
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« Reply #40 on: December 27, 2012, 05:35:09 AM »
I've been trying to slog through Voyager lately. It's not awful, it's just a little lackluster. Some of the characters are pretty interesting, but then they never seem to do anything interesting with them.
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« Reply #41 on: December 27, 2012, 06:15:41 AM »
Kes is like the only character that has a multi episode plot that actually pays off. Voyager is made of poo

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« Reply #42 on: December 27, 2012, 10:08:11 AM »
Year of Hell two part redeems voyager- watch it if you havent
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« Reply #43 on: December 27, 2012, 10:44:19 AM »
I watched about every episode of Voyager, but can't tell you one story that I remember. All I can recall are the stunt castings, fan service and a couple very good season finales.

It seemed like a show that was always chasing after the most ratings, instead of trying to be a good show and tell a good story. Although, I guess after DS9's failure, that was to be expected.


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« Reply #44 on: December 27, 2012, 10:51:58 AM »
The only episode of Voyager I can remember was the one where Janeway and one of the other members of the crew got up to warp 10 and evolved into lizards, which then mated. It was probably the worst episode of Star Trek ever.

This is the only good thing related to Voyager:

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« Reply #45 on: December 27, 2012, 10:56:10 AM »
I've never been a Star Trek person but I watched TNG many Saturday mornings as a kid. I'd get up super early to sneak into the basement for morning cartoons around 6am. Golden Girls would be on at 6, then TNG at 6:30, and cartoons would start at seven lol

I'll probably go through the series soon. I liked the characters at the time and have heard the show hasn't aged poorly. My fav ep as a kid was the one where Data is in the 1700s or some shit and falls in love with some chick, then the town people try to kill him lol
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« Reply #46 on: December 27, 2012, 11:19:49 AM »
TOS' best episodes are probably better than TNG's best, but overall TNG is better.

Just sayin'.

Kirk + Spock + McCoy at their best is amazing. But it's rare, though. TNG is actually quite a bit better. There's too many shitty TOS episodes.

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« Reply #47 on: December 27, 2012, 11:24:00 AM »


Fucking love me some year of hell
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« Reply #48 on: December 27, 2012, 11:25:17 AM »
The only episode of Voyager I can remember was the one where Janeway and one of the other members of the crew got up to warp 10 and evolved into lizards, which then mated. It was probably the worst episode of Star Trek ever.
Fuck that poo episode. Fuck it to hell.

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« Reply #49 on: December 27, 2012, 11:27:24 AM »
Lol, I remember seeing that episode, but I was young back then. I guess the awfulness of that episode didn't affect me.

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« Reply #51 on: December 27, 2012, 11:34:25 AM »
God damn dat last 3-4 seasons of Deep Space 9. YOU WANT SUM SPACESHIPS BLOWIN UP HERE WE GOOOOOO awesome bald bearded sisko get
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« Reply #52 on: December 27, 2012, 11:36:32 AM »
I suppose the success of the rebooted Star Trek movie has stalled any possibility of seeing a new television series.

It sucks because we'll never learn how the Federation and the different empires fared in the aftermath of Dominion War, which shifted the balance of power in the quadrant.

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« Reply #53 on: December 27, 2012, 11:46:11 AM »
There'll be a new TV series. I just think it'll be a reboot, and largely ignore any of the older stuff.  For better or worse.

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« Reply #54 on: December 27, 2012, 11:48:25 AM »
I suppose the success of the rebooted Star Trek movie has stalled any possibility of seeing a new television series.

It sucks because we'll never learn how the Federation and the different empires fared in the aftermath of Dominion War, which shifted the balance of power in the quadrant.
yup, sadly.

There'll be a new TV series. I just think it'll be a reboot, and largely ignore any of the older stuff.  For better or worse.
It will be insta poo :(

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« Reply #55 on: December 27, 2012, 03:48:11 PM »
Voyager does have some quite good standalone episodes (Death Wish, Distant Origin, Living Witness, Timeless, Pathfinder, for example...) but if you cobbled them all together it might fill one season's worth. You could probably hit two seasons if you included the kinda dumb but fun episodes.

You could also cobble together a season or two of some outright atrocious ones. Like say anything involving that Irish town or whatever the fuck in the holodeck. Or nearly any episode involving Chakotay dreaming.
Year of Hell two part redeems voyager- watch it if you havent
It was originally conceived to be an entire season of the show or at least a half-season, but all viewers hate serialized stories so it became a two-parter.

Equinox is a decent two-parter too.
I suppose the success of the rebooted Star Trek movie has stalled any possibility of seeing a new television series.

It sucks because we'll never learn how the Federation and the different empires fared in the aftermath of Dominion War, which shifted the balance of power in the quadrant.
There are novels that are considered canon that follow up after Nemesis, DS9 and Voyager. The DS9 ones in particular are pretty good and do explore that post-War situation.

Such as Garak's backstory along with some post-destruction of Cardassia musings to Dr. Bashir written by the actor who played Garak:
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« Reply #56 on: December 27, 2012, 05:07:19 PM »
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« Reply #57 on: December 27, 2012, 05:46:25 PM »
I'm just past the part in Voyager where they got the borg lady on their crew. Watching Harry Kim fawn all over her is kind of nauseating. I'm also sick of episodes where Chakotay goes on vision quests/communes with nature. He's a cool character otherwise.

Top Tier Voyager crewmates: Tom Paris, Dr. Hal O. Graham (I know he doesn't have a name but it's so obvious that this should be his name)

Mid Tier Voyager crewmates: B'elanna, Janeway, Chakotay

Shit Tier Voyager crewmates: Neelix, Harry, Borg lady (might redeem herself hopefully)


Pretty much all of DS9 crew is top tier.
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« Reply #58 on: December 27, 2012, 07:57:42 PM »
Oh God, the episode where Neelix's organs got stolen.  :-\
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« Reply #59 on: December 28, 2012, 01:48:09 AM »
:lol at the cryogenic space hick from the 20th century