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I think the best is...

Original series 3 6.25%
 
The Next Generation 24 50.00%
 
Deep Space Nine 7 14.58%
 
Voyager 9 18.75%
 
Enterprise 3 6.25%
 
Discovery 1 2.08%
 
Picard 1 2.08%
 
Total:48
curl-6 said:
I haven't watched Picard yet but the more I hear about it the less I want to, to be honest.

Its a million times better than the new Discovery one.
Like if you want to watch a new Star Trek, its basically your only option at a decent one.



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I think most people agree that TNG and DS9 are "A tier", with TOS and Voyager as "B tier"

Enterprise could have been good, if they had more likeable characters and got rid of the time travel nonsense so "C tier".

Enterprise's reputation has been salvaged by what happened since. Abrams/Discovery/Picard/etc. the "Do not watch tier".



JRPGfan said:
curl-6 said:
I haven't watched Picard yet but the more I hear about it the less I want to, to be honest.

Its a million times better than the new Discovery one.
Like if you want to watch a new Star Trek, its basically your only option at a decent one.

I'll definitely get around to it eventually, it just doesn't sound all that great.

I also wish it was more accessible, like if it was on netflix like the entire rest of the franchise.

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Picard is decent, but I agree the start was better. Towards the end of the season there’s some stuff that make you think ‘why though’. Really the best parts are when you see some of the old characters. It doesn’t spit on the canon like Discovery did though. Also it’s actually necessary to watch Star Trek Nemesis beforehand, especially in the first episodes it references events from the TNG movies a lot.

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JRPGfan said:

WHY are Star Trek Enterprise (prequel with Scott Bakula) and Star Trek Voyager not winning these polls?

Imo their the best star trek series.
However I do think Star Trek - The next generation was also pretty decent (loved Patrick Stewart as capt Jean-Luc Picard), and its currently winning so thats fine too.

Enterprise > Voyager > Next Generation.

Enterprise got cancelled too soon, the first season turned many off from the series. Maybe it was too early, many including me, discovered the series later. Perhaps it's not too late to continue Enterprise? I also had the problem associating Scott Bakula too much with Quantum leap. After that had faded, Enterprise was much better. Same reason I can't watch Castle since Nathan Fillion is Firefly for me. Too distracting.

For Voyager and Next Generation it comes down to the ship for me. Enterprise-D > USS Voyager. TNG feels like a luxury cruise liner, a place I would want to be and even if the episode itself was kinda meh, the comforting hum of the engine and bright comfy ship layout was enough to keep me watching. Voyager is darker, more military like, less inviting.

ST: Picard, no ship, no thanks.
STD: Worst ship in the series but that's the least of its problems.




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Guess I'll just have to buy Picard on DVD from a reseller, since it doesn't seem to stream anywhere available here in Australia. I'm still rewatching Enterprise at the moment though, so it can wait.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

I know it's not a popular opinion but I enjoy Discovery for what it is.

It's nowhere near the same league as DS9, Next Gen, or Voyager, but it can be some decent dumb fun. Anyone else just watch the first episode of Season 3? 



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

https://www.comicbookmovie.com/amp/sci-fi/star_trek/star-trek-discovery-renewed-for-season-4-with-production-slated-to-begin-on-november-2-a179357

If Discovery gets a 5th season, 1 more than Enterprise got, I might just jump off a bridge. Seriously, how is this show getting enough viewers to keep it alive? Almost every TOS and TNG era Star Trek fan I know, and most TOS and TNG era fans I've seen online, hate Discovery with a burning passion as intense as the sun. So how is it getting enough viewers to justify the budget? Fans of the JJ reboots keeping it alive?

I'm just glad that we TNG era fans have The Orville. It may have started as a parody of TNG era Trek, but it evolved into a proper show in it's own right, because the production crew understand what TNG era Star Trek fans want in a show, many of them having previously worked on TNG era Trek shows. They just need to bring Alara back as a main character in season 3, I like her way more than Talla.

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shikamaru317 said:

https://www.comicbookmovie.com/amp/sci-fi/star_trek/star-trek-discovery-renewed-for-season-4-with-production-slated-to-begin-on-november-2-a179357

If Discovery gets a 5th season, 1 more than Enterprise got, I might just jump off a bridge. Seriously, how is this show getting enough viewers to keep it alive? Almost every TOS and TNG era Star Trek fan I know, and most TOS and TNG era fans I've seen online, hate Discovery with a burning passion as instance as the sun. So how is it getting enough viewers to justify the budget? Fans of the JJ reboots keeping it alive?

I'm just glad that we TNG era fans have The Orville. It may have started as a parody of TNG era Trek, but it evolved into a proper show in it's own right, because the writers and directors understand what TNG era Star Trek fans in a show, many of them having previously wrote on TNG era Trek shows. They just need to bring Alara back as a main character in season 3, I like her way more than Talla.

It might be one of those things where the hardcore old school fans hate a new take on something but it resonates more with the general viewer base, like the JJ films or the recent Godzilla reboots by both Hollywood and Japan.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

BTW, I would say DS9 fans can safely be included in those who dislike most of the new series.
DS9 did approach Trek lore respectfully, even if TOS/TNG/Voyager fans don't like how it broke the familiar patterns.