Which Star Trek series is your favorite?

United States
February 1, 2007 6:58am CST
While I enjoy watching the original series, I have a special place in my heart for Star Trek: The Next Generation and Voyager. I never really liked Deep Space Nine as well as I did the others and frankly, Enterprise never could keep my attention. So what was your favorite Star Trek series?
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• United States
9 Feb 07
I grew up watching the original reruns at my Dad's house every weekend, and at the time that TNG came out I said it could never equal the original, but I have to agree that after all the series' that have come out TNG and Voyager are my favorites as well. I never cared for DS9, the characters didn't grab me. I also thought that Enterprise was a last grasp to keep the franchise going, but they really tried too hard to come up with new material on that one, and there were a few storylines that just messed up the whole timeline for me. I've also noticed that in each series there was always one annoying character that I really didn't like at the beginning of the show. For TNG, it was Tasha Yar, in Voyager it was Kes (don't ask me why, I really can't explain it), I can't really say I cared one way or the other about DS9, and in Enterprise T'Pol bugged the crap out of me.
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• United States
10 Feb 07
Hello, and thank you for your response. I am the same way about Tasha Yar, and was kinda glad when they got rid of her. But Kes? I love Kes! I thought she was so sweet, and the fact that her race only lives about 7 years made her all the more interesting to me. On Voyager, my least favorite character is B'Ellana Torres. She just rubs me the wrong way. I really have no opinions of characters on DS9 and Enterprise, because I really didn't watch them enough because they bored me.
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• United States
19 Jul 07
I share your sentiments about Star Trek: Enterprise even though, perversely, I enjoyed some of it. I liked the basic concept of a Star Trek "prequel" and appreciated some of the plot line, especially the way the Vulcan/Earth relationship was depicted. I didn't like some of the alien adversaries created for Enterprise; the Suliban (?) were kind of boring and weird, and the Xindi came too late into the series' run to keep me interested. I would have liked more about the Klingons and Romulans...and I loved the episode where they were in another universe and found a Federation starship from the future. Tasha (from TNG) wasn't really annoying (to me). I thought she was underused and not well-developed as a person, plus I think Denise Crosby wasn't the most engaging cast member to begin with.
• United States
4 Feb 07
I tend to favor Star Trek: The Next Generation myself, even though it took the series almost three seasons to find its stride with the introduction of the Borg in "Q Who?" and "The Best of Both Worlds - Part I." About the spin-offs, we tend to diverge, since I enjoyed DS-9 and tried to get into Voyager but couldn't really find as much enthusiasm for it. I tolerated more than enjoyed Enterprise; it was an interesting premise but the execution was...um...well, no wonder it got canceled. I also like The Original Series, though having been weaned on Star Wars more, I tend to like the feature films better.
• United States
4 Feb 07
I appreciate your response to this one, Alex. As for TNG, I have some problems with the first two seasons, myself. But around the 3rd season, it seemed like the characters were more relaxed and the storylines had more meaning. I feel like I personally know everyone from TNG and Voyager. I guess the reason I like Voyager so much was the fact that they were thrown so far from home into the Delta quadrant and desperately trying to make it back to the Alpha quadrant, all the while experiencing many great adventures. At first, I didn't care for Janeway, but now I just love her.
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• United States
4 Feb 07
The problem with ST-TNG's first two seasons was, perversely, the presence of Gene Roddenberry as co-executive producer and his constant meddling with the writing staff. I don't know if you've noticed, but Seasons 1 and 2 had a lot of turnover in the writing/production end, which meant that there was a great deal of behind-the-scenes turmoil, which resulted on a less-relaxed atmosphere on the set. Once Rick Berman had the reins of the series and Ronald D. Moore, Michael Piller, Jeri Taylor and other writer/producers joined the crew, ST-TNG soared at Warp 10.
• United States
4 Feb 07
No, I didn't know all that, and it certainly does explain some things. Thank you for that bit of trivia. I'm always happy to learn new things about the TNG. But, being the creator of Star Trek, you gotta admit that Roddenberry had the right to meddle, don't ya think? LoL!
@nickeeg (74)
2 Feb 07
I grew up watching repeats of the original series here in the UK, so that series naturally has a special place in my heart. However, I think my favourite series has to be TNG, for the stories, acting, and characters. I think Deep Space Nine was a brave move and generally worked, although I never really warmed to it that much. Voyager was a wasted opportunity to let the creative juices run overtime, but it seemed to just fall back on the same tried and tested formulas. Enterprise I was pleasantly surprised with. Although not a patch on TNG for characters, it was still a breath of fresh air after the pervious three recent series. It was a shame it was threatened with the axe from early on, as it became obvious the producers shifted to more action and sfx to try and maintain the audience, rather than giving us an insight into how humans managed that brave new step. Will let my fingers rest now ;) Nick
• United States
2 Feb 07
Thanks so much for your input, Nick. You are obviously a huge ST fan and know what you are talking about. I guess I just haven't given Deep Space Nine or Enterprise much of a chance, really. It's hard for me to catch reruns on now, because I don't have cable right now, but maybe I can buy the DVDs soon. I'd like to have them all on DVD someday. It's one of my dreams. LoL!
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2 Feb 07
Well I wouldn't go as far to say that! ;) There are still episodes I haven't seen, mostly from DS9 and Voyager, which as I said didn't really grab my attnetion too well. I too hope to catch up on the ones I've missed. At the moment I am working my way through TNG with one of my firends, although at 1 episode every couple of weeks it will take some time! The season boxsets are now very cheap in the UK. You can get the TNG sets for about £13.97 each now at www.amazon.co.uk Nick
• United States
2 Feb 07
Well, you need to get TNG on DVD or else it will take you FOREVER to finish the series at the rate you're going. I think I'll try the bittorrents and see what they have there. I did happen to find the whole 7th season of Voyager on there one time. Still have yet to watch it all. They are all .avi files, so have to watch them on the PC...but that's ok with me. I have a 19-inch monitor. Woohoo!
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• Canada
20 Feb 07
The orignal is one of my favs but enterprise adn voyager are the two best TNG was too clean and DS9 was too inone spot for a sci fi show
• United States
21 Feb 07
LoL! Well, they couldn't really move around much on DS9...they were on a space station.
• Canada
23 Feb 07
They were able to move it to the worm hole ahead of the cardassins
• United States
15 Feb 07
My favorite Star Trek series will always be the original. I also love the next generation but I'm kind of a traditionalist. Some of my favorite episodes are with the the original characters.
• United States
15 Feb 07
Hi jerseygirl. Thank you for your response. There are lots of people like that, and I don't blame you at all. I like the original too, but I prefer to watch TNG and Voyager.
• United States
2 Feb 07
I've never been much of a Trekie, but I did watch the original series when I was younger. I liked it then, but watching it now just makes me laugh.
• United States
2 Feb 07
Thanks for your response. I guess you have to be one of us sci-fi geeks to appreciate the original series. It was a bit cheesy, but it's a sci-fi classic. The newer ones are much better thought out, and the characters and story lines are much more interesting, IMO.
@drakan291 (818)
• Ireland
2 Mar 07
Voyager all the way!
@drakan291 (818)
• Ireland
1 Mar 07
voyager and enterprise
@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
27 Feb 07
Next Generation is my overall favorite. I think Voyager would have to come in second place. I too grew up on them and we have the whole lot of DVD so my kids are getting brainwashed into being Trekkies, as well. They prefer Voyager.
• United States
25 Feb 07
I'm old school. I like the oringal series. I tried The Next Generation but I couldn't get into it.
@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
22 Feb 07
I was an avid Star trek fan when the first series appeared, and have remained so ever since. When The Next Generation came out it did not seem right, mainly because the characters were different. Of course, it did not take long for me to become familiar with the characters and I soon became a great fan of The Next Generation. Voyager was also a welcome introduction, with a new starship and a new set of characters to relate to. The one complaint that I have about Voyager is that they encounter the same people too often. This could not happen if they were travelling in one direction at maximum speed. Like yourself, I do not like Deep Space Nine. This is not a science fiction series, it is a soap opera set on a space station.