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    Where I think the original Trek series really beats Next Gen is in prop and alien designs. Next Gen suffered too much from weird forehead of the week alien designs and their Dustbusters just cannot compare to the original Phasers. I also think the original Enterprise is way nicer looking than the Next Gen one.
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    I like TNG well enough, well, after Season 3 or so. But the characters on that show were often so devoid of humanity, it made relating to them almost impossible. And the stories were often dull. The ones that stand out, like "The Best of Both Worlds" broke that mold. TOS was never dull. The character's had...well, character, and their inner conflicts were often as engaging as the great and fast-paced stories they were in.

    Roddenberry's changed humanist beliefs made TMP a snorefest, and it almost did the same to TNG, but young blood managed to inject just enough life into it to make it watchable, and often times very good to great. I understand DS9 is full of that lost humanity, but I always found the space station premise boring, so I haven't watched much of it over the years. Voyager just seemed like a good concept handled poorly. Enterprise was the beginning of them monkeying around with the established canon, and I didn't like that, so I bailed early. I understand it got pretty good in the last two seasons.

    The Abrams films may be a bit dumbed down, science-wise, but they did capture that adventurous spirit that has been missing in Trek since the original cast films ended. I LOVE Star Trek: Beyond. It's one of my favorite Trek adventures, PERIOD.

    I will admit I'm interested in trying Picard, but I don't want to subscribe to CBS. I have enough subscriptions, and Disney + is going to offer a lot of stuff I want to see.

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    I like Next Gen but not really interested in this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Werewolf View Post
    Where I think the original Trek series really beats Next Gen is in prop and alien designs. Next Gen suffered too much from weird forehead of the week alien designs and their Dustbusters just cannot compare to the original Phasers. I also think the original Enterprise is way nicer looking than the Next Gen one.
    Yeah a lot of the late 80s/early 90s aesthetic doesn't stand the test of time like the mid-century design sensibility of TOS. I mean mileage varies but some of the alien designs are unintentionally hilarious now.

    This Picard trailer, even though I'm not a fan of TNG, it feels somewhat generic. I could be wrong, it's a trailer but it felt more in line with the over the top action of Abrams' films.

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    this show is just to drive nostalgia so that people who were on the fence about getting the streaming service before, for just Discovery, will take the plunge. I won't. I haven't seen a single episode of Discovery, although I hear it has some good to great moments. and I am a life long Trekkie, watched every series religiously.....except Enterprise, that one lost me early on because of playing with established cannon, but I did find my way back and ended up watching it all in the end as it did really come together in the last season

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    FWIW I enjoyed the hell out of Discovery. I love PS, but I'm not sure about Picard. I have some favorite story lines in TNG, but I find an awful lot to skip over too.

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    I agree with Nostalgiabuff... The J. J. Abram's movies and Discovery, made many of us old school fans bail on anything new... Picard will put a band-aid on that wound. We'll just have to wait and see if it evolves to something more than that... I'm not in any hurry to subscribe to CBS over this. loved Patrick Stewart in Conspiracy Theory, good guys always make the best bad guys.

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    I actually liked the Abrams movies. they established a new timeline so I did not mind them playing with what had been done in the alpha universe

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    I enjoyed the Abrams movies and cast as well. I occasionally revisit the first and third one, the second one is fun to look at but a total mess storywise.

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    FWIW Patrick Stewart has said in multiple interviews this show will not be TNG 2.0, and will be "very different"..



    Fast-forward to 5:38 in this video to hear Stewart's comments in regard to this not being a re-make..
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