Latest 'Star Trek' Series to End in May In my opinion, this was the worst Star Trek series to ever air as it broke so many story plots and "historical" references to foundational material. Good riddance. From Surfer
NeoCon Wrote the following on 02/02/2005 9:17 PM : Gene Rodenberry was the only guy that knew how to do it right. The rest were just copiers.
Sky Wrote the following on 02/03/2005 08:07 AM : Damn, NC, I agree too. "Enterprise" should have been titled Star Trek: Tits and Ass. What a lame kiddy show it was. I watched two episodes before I gave up on it. Did anyone catch that the USS Enterprise in this series should not have been named Enterprise? According to the timeline in the original series and in TNG, NCC-1701 was the first starship to bear the name Enterprise.
Surfer Wrote the following on 02/03/2005 1:26 PM : Well, if you follow the books, the first true captian of the Enterprise was Robert April. This was while she was being named.
Nony Wrote the following on 02/03/2005 1:40 PM : We (me and the wife) just finished a marathon watching off the entire first 3 seasons of Star Trek...they have released it on DVD, a worthwhile investment. Never liked any of the following spin offs. Also a lot of Trivia about Star Trek on those DVDs, Including the story of the original pilot movie. That pilot was never broadcast, but huge parts of it were later worked into a Star Trek episode. There is approximately 9 hours of star trek trivia and interviews on those DVDs! Haven't watched it all. Bit of OD on Star Trek at the moment.
NeoCon Wrote the following on 02/03/2005 2:21 PM : Rod Sterling was the only guy that could do the Twilight Zone and Gene Roddenbery was the only guy that could do Star Trek. They were geniuses that could not be copied.
Juniper Wrote the following on 02/03/2005 2:25 PM : Love Captain James T. Kirk! Such a man! Never liked "Bones" The first Star Trek series are absolutely the best ever!
Appears to be the only thing everybody on this site can agree on! (and cats ofcourse, except Patriot, he don't like them that much)
Golly Wrote the following on 02/03/2005 2:50 PM : My oh my...that just shocks me Juniper. I figured "Bones" by far, is your favorite. Hell, I am not even going to start with the klingon jokes.
Juniper Wrote the following on 02/03/2005 2:57 PM : Well at least one Bone I don't like... Not into Klingons either, they had ugly clothes and always looked greasy. Yuk.
Sky Wrote the following on 02/03/2005 4:26 PM : The Twilight ZOne was one of my favorites too. I think that there was more craft in TV entertainment in the 60s. They were trying new things and letting people like Serling and Roddenberry give it a go. Of course, in it's first run Star Trek wasn't much of a hit and way too expensive. I liked Star Trek: TNG, too, but after Gene Roddenberry died, it started to slip.
Juniper, I guess you'd have to be really into leather and be a bottom to get into Klingons. LOL
Surfer Wrote the following on 02/03/2005 8:57 PM : Okay, now let's look at this. You've got the brash Captain Kirk. Everything that society said a man was supposed to be when the series was released. He had everything except one thing: answers. He had gut instinct.
Then there was Spock, the logical side of humanity.
Then McCoy. He represented irrational emotion in the face of situations.
Everything else was only designed to play up the relationship between those three men.
So who's my favorite?
Golly Wrote the following on 02/03/2005 9:46 PM : Hum, Scotty you say? I was always a fan of the white or black guy in the off colored shirt. This individual was always the first one to bite the bullet when they "beamed" down. Still waiting for one of them to live. Oh well...see you all in 10 days, outta here.
Surfer Wrote the following on 02/04/2005 01:03 AM : That would be the red shirt syndrome. If you go planetside and you're wearing a red shirt and you're not a main character, you die. Period.
Nony Wrote the following on 02/04/2005 02:22 AM : Ah yes Scotty, so easily overlooked, but always saving their butt at the last minute with some engeneering feat. Scotty, I need warp power in 2 minutes! Ay Captain, I'm doing my best, don't know if she will hold.
Well saw all 80+ episodes in the past 6 weeks... still can't figure out my favorite one. Amazing how much I remembered of them (not seen any of them for 30 something years!) Must have made a great impact on my mind.
Sky Wrote the following on 02/04/2005 06:19 AM : Whenever we start a new IT project, I insiste that we put a "Scotty Factor" into the development time estimate. This is because senior managers tend to compress timelines (impatient little boys, the lot). So if you tell some senior VP that you can have that application in production in four weeks, two weeks into the project, he'll decide he must have it by the end of the following week. Solution: follow the wise Scotty's lead and inflate all estimates by 50%.
Let's not forget Lt. Uhura! Nichelle Nichols was a ground breaker; the first Black woman to have a major role in television. Some people thought Roddenberry was making a mistake in casting her, but he insisted. His reasoning was that if man had progressed socially to the point that they had a extraterrestrial bridge officer, they must also have a Black one. Also, the Earth was to be a united planet. They had Kirk (American) Chechov (Russian), Sulu (Japanese), and Scotty (Scotish), so Uhura's (Zulu) rounded out the representation of the continents.