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  •  I don't totally agree with that. (0+ / 0-)

    First of all, I think Star Trek reached it's apex of being intelligent and thought-provoking and dealing with issues on TNG.

    DS9 was more about complex storytelling with a wide range of characters, which the show did very well.  A few episodes did deal with some compelling issues, however, such the "Past Tense", 2-parter and the phenomenal "Far Beyond the Stars", which Avery Brooks absolutely deserved an Emmy for, as lead, director, or both.

    Voyager, I don't have much to say about that's good.

    Enterprise was a bit uneven and not as deep, but when it actually did what it was supposed to (tell how the Star Trek universe came to be) it was a lot of fun, especially the fourth season.  That it was cancelled when it finally got consistently good is particularly cruel

    As for what monkeybrainpolitics, suggested, that's what the movie "Star Trek: First Contact" (still the best of the Star Trek films, IMHO) was supposed to be about:

    A decade after World War III, you have what writers Ron Moore and Brannon Braga call "the Star Trek nativity scene" where the first warp flight draws the attention of an alien ship and "the three wise Vulcans"  come to make first contact with human race, an event that changes human history once we realize we're not alone.

    •  You clearly forget... (0+ / 0-)

      ...how shallow and bland most of the Berman/Braga era was, mostly filled with lifeless characters, special effects driven "nonsense physics anomaly of the week" episodes laden with ridiculous technobabble and plot holes and continuity snafus. Yes, there were some gems in there, but a heft percentage was filler. And that was in TNG alone.

      Voyager was, as well known, all the filler of TNG with none of the bright points and no help from a Patrick Stewart or Avery Brooks to lend charisma and talent to paper over the gaps. But much of TNG was no better than Voyager was.

      As to DS9... I liked it a hundred times better when they called it Babylon 5.

      "Is there anybody listening? Is there anyone who sees what's going on? Read between the lines, criticize the words they're selling. Think for yourself, and feel the walls become sand beneath your feet." --Geoff Tate, Queensryche

      by DarthMeow504 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 01:09:57 AM PST

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