Meinhard1 wrote:Picking a favorite series is difficult for me, but TNG does have a slight edge over Voyager. The cast is a bit more balanced and it just has some of my favorite episodes. Yes Janeway, Seven, and the Doctor are great (and Tuvok, as well!), but I don't care for the rest of Voyagers cast as much. TNG's "Darmok" is the episode I usually mention when people ask why I like Star Trek.
Favorite Trek captain could only come down to Picard vs Janeway, for me... and I flip flop on the answer. Janeway is probably more dynamic and bad-ass but Picard is such a great, intellectual leader; I like when he quotes Shakespeare or is awkward around children.
(Agreed on Sisko. Listening is a part of what makes Star Trek great -- problems are often solved though dialogue and diplomacy; it as an essential quality in a commander or star-ship captain and Janeway/Picard exemplify this. I stopped watching DS9 a few seasons in, though I have been told it gets much better.)
(I do like the The Original Series)
(I also remember being surprised at Janeway's apparent unpopularity online.)
Oh wow. So with the context you provided, that's Jen who doesn't know what a browser is and who works in IT as Roy's boss. It does look like an amusing show. Roy seems to really care about his work!
Yes I loved it how Picard was awkward around children, so funny when he had to attend the “Captain Picard Day” and pretend that he was enjoying it
. And that Darmok episode was very clever.
I’m the opposite with Next Generation, in that there were a few of the crew that I really liked - Picard, Deanna, and Data, but the rest of them I either didn’t care for much (the Crushers, Worf, that other doctor), or they really annoyed me. Riker gave me the absolute sh…you-know-whats
, and I got so sick of Geordi being a sulky “I can’t get a girlfriend” type (just like Kim in Voyager!)
I can understand Deep Space Nine not appealing to everyone, after all it was so contained to the space station rather than episodes exploring lots of cool new places, and it was very focused on political conflict. But it does get better and better as the series progresses. Also about Sisko, while I thought he was an appalling Commander, I did think he was an absolutely wonderful father to Jake (I just wish he used more of that diplomatic approach to his Starfleet leadership roll!).
I never saw much of the Original series, just the odd pieces of odd episode here and there. The only episode I saw in full was the Tribbles one. I don’t know if I could go back and watch it all as it’s just so outdated (same as how I haven’t watched all the old Doctor Who stuff), so I’ll just appreciate it from afar because it was what started Star Trek and lead to much better series.
And about the I.T. Crowd, yeah you got most of that right from that clip, with the exception being that Roy really seems to care about his work - as one of the show’s most well known jokes is that the I.T. department (if they even answer the phone at all) answer unenthusiastically with “Hello, I.T. - have you tried turning it off and on again?”