Which Star Trek TV series is your favourite?

XanatharXanathar ✭✭✭
edited October 2017 in Strange New Worlds
Ok, so I'm blatantly just doing this to get the first post in this new forum, but might as well start with the obvious question and go on from there! Feel free to post your reasons why.

Which Star Trek TV series is your favourite? 175 votes

The Original Series
13%
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The Animated Series
1%
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The Next Generation
25%
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Deep Space Nine
38%
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Voyager
15%
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Enterprise
4%
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Discovery
2%
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  • Voyager
    The first series I watched as it was the first to be broadcast when I was young: Voyager.

    We all agree that it's one of the most flawed series, but nostalgia can be powerful.
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  • Lady CabernetLady Cabernet ✭✭
    edited October 2017
    The Original Series
    Simply because my parents read me TOS bedtime stories :)
  • The Original Series
    TOS cause Kirk is the best ever
    Jack Mitchell
  • Voyager
    You making me choose between TOS and VOY; how dare you! lol

    I went with VOY, only because I want to show it some love. ;)
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  • The Original Series
    I personally like all the series except Discovery since I don't get CBS All Access and TAS I never really watched all which something I ought check out on Netflix.
  • The Next Generation
    Wow, very much like this new poll feature. I voted for TNG but it wasn't easy to decide between TOS and TNG. Took TNG because it has much more good episodes.
  • Discovery
    Having watched every episode of every series, I'd be more inclined to vote for particular episodes rather than whole series, as there is a lot of variation within each series. Though, in keeping with the context of the thread, in general it would go something like this: DIS, TNG, DS9, VOY, TOS, ENT, TAS

    Why Discovery takes the current favorite spot, is because I've seen all the other episodes and I like exploring strange new worlds, and Discovery offers that. I like it so far and I also think that given time, it will prove to be a interesting series. That said, I've never had a shred of nostalgia or sentimentality, and tend to consider differences between various stories and perspectives within a common universe to add to the overall quality of realism and immersion. Much like the way, as a student of history, the most accurate view of what actually happened tends emerge from some combination and distillation of different and often conflicting views and accounts of events.

    It terms of one of my favorite episodes: Star Trek: The Next Generation - Sentient Being
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  • Ricard Daystrom Ricard Daystrom ✭✭✭
    edited October 2017
    Deep Space Nine
    I love how DS9 is Character driven.
    Proud Member of Everlong and avid Star Trek Fan

  • Enterprise
    Enterprise! It was the first Star Trek i got to watch so this will always be my top favorite.
  • Lady GaghgaghLady Gaghgagh ✭✭✭✭✭
    Voyager
    Voyager here.
    I grew up on TOS movies, then TNG movies. So one day a few years back I decided to watch through all of the Star Trek series.

    I started with TNG because I didn't feel I'd be able to appreciate the antiquity of 60's TOS without having more Trek under my belt. I loved TNG, then I went onto DS9 which I loved even more than TNG because of DS9's world-building. After TNG came VOY, then finally TOS because I felt ready by then, then came ENT, TAS, and of course now STD/DIS.

    But it wasn't until Voyager that I really got absolutely enthralled by a Trek series. TNG started the spark in my serial watching, and DS9 captivated me, but it was the tight-knittedness of the Voyager crew, the strong character development, and the unique anomalies of the Delta Quadrant that outright enchanted me. I really felt like the Voyager crew more than any other Star Trek crew was a family, they all had regular interactions with one another in their episodes, and they all shared a common goal - to get back home and to stay together. It just really resonated with me.
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  • MagisseMagisse ✭✭✭✭✭
    Deep Space Nine
    Personally I'm torn between TNG (grew up with it) & DS9 (watched much later), but I give DS9 a slight edge because the characters were just a little more engaging. I really felt emotionally attached to them after a while, and that makes sense since TNG got to rely on discovering "new life and new civilizations" every episode, while DS9 had to deal for the most part with being insular. They're both great in their own way though. Worth mentioning that at first I found DS9 dreadfully boring, a soap opera in space, but it really grew on me.
    And it's worth mentioning that the other series all have their own bright points too. We'd have nothing without TOS, and Spock is *the* icon of the whole franchise. Voyager had a "desperation" streak that made life interesting. Enterprise was enjoyable (though admittedly I don't recall specifically great things about it).
  • PallidynePallidyne ✭✭✭✭✭
    Deep Space Nine
    Wow it feels like the DS9 contingent gets bigger each time this is run. Wasn't it only 40% last time?.....wow.

    I like some of what has been said about much of the series having had bright spots. I can really get behind them. But I go to DS9 though as a complete body of work because, with a few exceptions, its enjoyable as a whole. I guess its why I also enjoyed Farscape, Babylon 5 and some others. Even the weakest eps usually contributed something valuable and enjoyable to the whole.
  • The Original Series
    For me, it wall always be the original series. As a child of the 60's, watching the space race and moon landing, and being fascinated with everything space. It completely captured the imagination. It was a combination of military, adventure, action, horror, under the umbrella of science fiction. I can understand how some people today may look at it as somewhat of a joke compared to newer shows that they grew up with; but without it, there would be no other. It set the stage and created the Trek universe; iconic characters, and all with a low budget production.
  • The Original Series
    I'm guessing that the age range of DS9 fans probably correlates to the age range of the majority of gamers here.
  • The Original Series
    Nerfball6 wrote: »
    I'm guessing that the age range of DS9 fans probably correlates to the age range of the majority of gamers here.

    Don't forget the other spin-offs: TNG, VOY, ENT and DSC.
  • PallidynePallidyne ✭✭✭✭✭
    Deep Space Nine
    Nerfball6 wrote: »
    For me, it wall always be the original series. As a child of the 60's, watching the space race and moon landing, and being fascinated with everything space. It completely captured the imagination. It was a combination of military, adventure, action, horror, under the umbrella of science fiction. I can understand how some people today may look at it as somewhat of a joke compared to newer shows that they grew up with; but without it, there would be no other. It set the stage and created the Trek universe; iconic characters, and all with a low budget production.

    Its pretty incredible what they did not only lower budget but an ever shrinking budget. The Western ep was a perfect example of doing what they could when their budget had been slashed. It looks arty and minimalistic now, but was not how they wanted to do it.
  • PallidynePallidyne ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2017
    Deep Space Nine
    Nerfball6 wrote: »
    I'm guessing that the age range of DS9 fans probably correlates to the age range of the majority of gamers here.

    Don't forget the other spin-offs: TNG, VOY, ENT and DSC.

    So, how does his statement forget them. He's stating that the reason that DS9 keeps topping the polls is that the age range of average DS9 viewers correlates to the average age range of the playerbase...

    Not a bad thought, it would be interesting to explore the data. Especially since I know at least one person who Enterprise is their favorite who is the same age as me (Sisko all the way...) (not Cisco, not Sisqo, Sisko)

    But he could be an outlier, or hell, I might be one age wise.

  • The Original Series
    jackson992 wrote: »
    TOS cause Kirk is the best ever

    Absolutely +1
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  • The Original Series
    Nerfball6 wrote: »
    For me, it wall always be the original series. As a child of the 60's, watching the space race and moon landing, and being fascinated with everything space. It completely captured the imagination. It was a combination of military, adventure, action, horror, under the umbrella of science fiction. I can understand how some people today may look at it as somewhat of a joke compared to newer shows that they grew up with; but without it, there would be no other. It set the stage and created the Trek universe; iconic characters, and all with a low budget production.

    As a child of the 60s family tv was new & not taken for granted at my house. With a father part of the west coast aerospace scientists, watching trek during the 60s was seeing what my dad was ultimately working toward. At least that's how my kindergarten imagination understood what dad did at work.

    ~ seeking out new life
  • Deep Space Nine
    Nerfball6 wrote: »
    I'm guessing that the age range of DS9 fans probably correlates to the age range of the majority of gamers here.

    Since DS9 overlapped with the last two years of TNG and the first five years of VOY, I doubt age would play a significant part in how you rank these three series (although it is true there is a notable difference between the start of TNG and the end of VOY, so age might well be a factor in preferring one of those to the other).

    For TOS, ENT and Discovery though, I will agree that age is almost certainly significant.
    But not just age per se, other circumstances surrounding when you first saw them are probably just as significant. Seeing them on a big family screen with friends, loved ones etc. will naturally make the experience different to catching them on a portable TV/computer at university for example.
  • Deep Space Nine
    Xanathar wrote: »
    Nerfball6 wrote: »
    I'm guessing that the age range of DS9 fans probably correlates to the age range of the majority of gamers here.

    Since DS9 overlapped with the last two years of TNG and the first five years of VOY, I doubt age would play a significant part in how you rank these three series.

    100% agree. Personally, I started young with TNG (IMO, the beginning of the 'golden age' of Rick Berman's era of the franchise). I watched all the way through the end of ENT and now, of course, Discovery. I think DS9 is the best, and not for nostalgia reasons. I view TNG with much more nostalgia than I do DS9.
  • Voyager
    Difficult choice between DS9 and Voyager. Very illogical of me, but I get attached to characters, so I had trouble choosing between Quark and Jadzia Dax on the one hand and Seven and Kes on the other. Voyager got the upper hand as my finger hoovered over the options...
  • Zann CalcoreZann Calcore ✭✭✭✭
    Deep Space Nine
    I love them all, with the possible exception of Discovery, but my absolute favorites are DS9 and Voyager, though oddly enough Picard is probably my favorite captain, then again, maybe it’s Janeway, blast, they’re all so awesome, well, except Discovery. It’s just meh so far. Also, I know a lot of people like to hate on Enterprise but I loved it as well. I mean, at least it was actually a Star Trek show and not just a science fiction, “dystopian conflict porn” show with Star Trek affectations.
    Weirdly enough, I’m also Vulcan Housewife. Also, RNGesus hates me, like really, REALLY hates me.
  • PallidynePallidyne ✭✭✭✭✭
    Deep Space Nine
    I love them all, with the possible exception of Discovery, but my absolute favorites are DS9 and Voyager, though oddly enough Picard is probably my favorite captain, then again, maybe it’s Janeway, blast, they’re all so awesome, well, except Discovery. It’s just meh so far. Also, I know a lot of people like to hate on Enterprise but I loved it as well. I mean, at least it was actually a Star Trek show and not just a science fiction, “dystopian conflict porn” show with Star Trek affectations.

    When you have to say "At least it was...." that's not a ringing endorsement, lol

  • Zann CalcoreZann Calcore ✭✭✭✭
    Deep Space Nine
    Ok, fine. I actually love Enterprise, though it’s not my favorite and I find the first season a bit boring.
    Weirdly enough, I’m also Vulcan Housewife. Also, RNGesus hates me, like really, REALLY hates me.
  • Lady GaghgaghLady Gaghgagh ✭✭✭✭✭
    Voyager
    I love Enterprise personally. It's not flawless, but it still has a good Trek feel.
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  • MagisseMagisse ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2017
    Deep Space Nine
    I thought it was just starting to get quite good when they canceled it. In another season or two it could've really been something!
  • Lady GaghgaghLady Gaghgagh ✭✭✭✭✭
    Voyager
    Magisse wrote: »
    I thought it was just starting to get quite good when they canceled it. In another season or two it could've really been something!

    The way I would have done ENT is have Season 4 feature Terra Prime as the main plot of the whole season. Earth was at that time facing strong xenophobic attitudes due to the Xindi Crisis, which would have acted as a perfect transition into Terra Prime being the main plot of the season. I feel like a plot like that could have carried the show one more season if anything. I heard that if there was a season 5, they would have revealed that T'Pol is part Romulan. That would have been interesting.
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    Captain of the voyage vessels: Queen of Bashir, and the Landsknecht, the first luxury starship cruiseliners.
    Amenities include wifi, fully-functioning holodecks, a full-service bar, 3 party decks, a Trill spa, and a business centre.
    Now featuring Cabana boys: Trip Tucker and Thadiun Okona.
  • Zann CalcoreZann Calcore ✭✭✭✭
    Deep Space Nine
    One of the guys that wrote some of those episodes, Christopher L. Bennett, has written several officially licensed books that pick up right where the last episode left off and carry it years into the future. It’s a really well done extrapolation that’s pretty enjoyable. Rise of the Federation is the series for those of you interested.
    Weirdly enough, I’m also Vulcan Housewife. Also, RNGesus hates me, like really, REALLY hates me.
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