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Sep. 9th, 2016 01:59 pm (UTC)
Can't believe it's been 50 years. Crazy! It seems like TOS is the only show you like? For me, it's the only one I have never liked at all XD;;.... oh actually Enterprise was terribad, but that one seems to have that consensus. I actually really have a hard time understanding why TOS has such a huge fan base. I guess maybe it's because the characters are very likable and some of the movies were quite good.
Sep. 9th, 2016 02:20 pm (UTC)
It's not the only one I like, but it's the only one that I have been watching recently and wanted to talk about.

I don't like any really modern shows, only Babylon 5, Quantum Leap and ER, and I couldn't finish ER.

Did not like Enterprise much, but Next Generation was even worse. But maybe because Scott Bakula is captain Archer, and like I said, Quantum Leap.

Aaand it was a huge shock to me to learn that there were entire three seasons of Star Trek before the movies (our TV showed the movies in the late 1990s and I was hooked at once and regretted there were so few of them. LOL. I also remember disliking Spock in the first movie coz he broke Kirk's heart. Another LOL. And Kirk might have been my first ever character crush.)
Sep. 9th, 2016 02:31 pm (UTC)
Wow you don't like Next Gen!!! Sorry very surprised, that one has always been the most popular of the series. I love Next Gen and funny side note... that show literally enabled my dad to be fluent in English XD.

At one point Justin and I watched all the TOS movies except for 5 because he said 5 was terrible. I really loved 4 and 6 was alright... very influenced by Star Wars.

I think my problem with TOS was that it was just way, way too old school for me. I hated the original Battlestar Gallactica too... same kind of cheesy, weird sci fi. Back in the day the cool thing to do was have these rotating up and coming sci fi authors of the day write episodes. So you had godawful episodes like "Spock's Brain" intermixed with old school silliness like "The Naked Time" and the tribble episode. The silly episodes actually were ok, it's just there was a whole lot of bad in between IMO.
Sep. 9th, 2016 02:53 pm (UTC)
I find its the old-schoolness delicious, on the contrary. Yes, you can see the dome they filmed in, and the uniforms unimaginative (and the mini-skirts gawdawful), and all other decorations are kinda funny (not surprisingly, they had a very low budget and I have read the decorators literally went looking through trash for ideas, and they used painted footballs in one of the episodes), and writing sucks sometimes, or is not engaging to me (Naked Time, and Tribbles, OMG WHAT is so funny in tribbles?!, and that Gangster world episode), but then some of the episodes are funny, and engaging and just breathtaking, like that one set in 1930s New York, with the Guardian of Forever, and — of course all the names left on vacation).

It's interesting what you say about your Dad learning English through New Generation, because part of the reason I like ToS is that they say out loud difficult scientific terms that it is nearly impossible to come across in most movies ("jettison fuel" comes to mind).
Sep. 9th, 2016 05:00 pm (UTC)
I didn't find the budget issues in TOS to really be that bad, I mean it was nothing like the first season of Dr. Who, that's just another one of those things to expect. Sci-fi from that era was just.... not exactly my cup of tea.

You really don't find the tribble episode funny? I'm not sure if I can exactly convey what is so funny about it. It's just... exceedingly silly. I think most Trek shows have a "Naked" episode... most are pretty bad, the TOS one was actually the best one of them all because it was very amusing.

They had a TOS ep where they were in 1930s NYC? Hm really... I'm pretty sure they didn't have the Holodeck in TOS (that I know of), so something like that sounds interesting. However, when they did an episode of that in Next Gen, it was incredibly popular and I didn't like it at all, nor did I like most of the Holodeck episodes because I kind of think that if I wanted a period drama, I would watch a period drama and not Star Trek.

Yeah I find it funny that my dad learned English from Next Gen, but that was the show he watched all the time and I think he just ignored most of the techno babble.
Sep. 9th, 2016 02:22 pm (UTC)
As for ToS, 2/3 of the 2d season are absolutely bloody awesome (I have not yet watched the 3d season :) ).
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