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post #1 of 16
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I chose a "new post" because this doesn't really belong in the biographies (BTW, how fun is it to meet everyone?). Are you talking about the "new" Star Trek, or the "real" Star Trek? We are great Trek fans - but only of the original series, made in the 60s. Can't beat Kirk!!!!!
post #2 of 16
My favorite is Voyager, but I love all Star Treks!! Star Trek rules!
post #3 of 16
Laurie! A real Trekkie! I'll have you know that I held in my own hand one of the communicators used by Scottie! A friend bought it at a convention. My favorite, of course, is Mr. Spock. I think I'm in love with his intelligence. He might not think that to be logical, however.
post #4 of 16
I'll have you know that I held in my own hand one of the communicators used by Scottie! A friend bought it at a convention.
Oh! I'm aso jealous now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #5 of 16
I just love the original series the best! You could always tell who was going to buy it when they sent down an away team! The NEW guy hahahaha
post #6 of 16
Log me in as another Trekkie! I started off watching the orginal series as a kid with my father. Nowadays, I think I like TNG best, although I like them all. Who couldn't love Mr. Spock? I still cry when he dies at the end of Wrath of Khan!
post #7 of 16
I was a basket case when Spock died! My favorite episode is the one when Spock goes "in heat," and fights Kirk to the "death." The high point of the episode is when Spock sees Jim alive, and, with obvious deep emotion (!!) cries out "Jim!!", then realizes he has shown his feelings and backs off immediately!
post #8 of 16
If I had to log a favorite episode for the original series, it would be a toss-up between "City on the Edge of Forever" with guest Joan Collins and "The Trouble with Tribbles".

When DS9 did the remake of the Tribbles episode, integrating old footage with new, it was a classic!
post #9 of 16
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Vader - love ya for lovin' all Trek, but I just can't help it. I agree - you're just not a "real" Trek fan unless it's the "real" Trek!!! Jeannie G. - VERY COOL on the communicator.

I love ALL the episodes you guys have mentioned, but one of my favorites is a really early episode, The Corbomite Maneuver. It's where Kirk's ability to "play poker" gets the Enterprise and crew out of a life threatening jam, where Kirk shows Spock that human emotion can be used to good purpose some times. I also love Bread & Circuses. But gosh - there are just so many great ones. Trouble with Tribles is a classic! And I really love watching the episode Space Seed, and then watching Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. It's almost like a fabulous sequel or something.
post #10 of 16
Well, I was born in the 80's and I've never really even watched the original, since it's only on once a day here, and that's at 3 in the morning.
post #11 of 16
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I sure don't hold it against you! And you sure shouldn't be up at 3:00 in the morning! I didn't see the originals when they aired, I grew up watching reruns after school in th 70s. Then there have been the various Star Trek-a-thons in the 80s or 90s where we made sure to tape as many episodes as we could, because we really enjoy them. They've become part of our video library. But that's what happens as you get older, and you have both the space and time to collect stuff.
I can also see how they would appear kind of hard to watch in that "low-tech" way, for people who grew up with more exciting graphics than I did. But maybe you'll have fun over the years as you get a chance here and there to see some of the original episodes!
post #12 of 16
I always used to watch the original with my dad, but I never really caught onto the characters or storylines
post #13 of 16
Vader - that's because the storylines were so pants there was nothing to catch on to!!! The characters were so 2D that if you blew at them they'd fall over!!

Don't get me wrong guys - I LOVE the original Star Trek, but I love it primarily for it's cheese value..

For me, the films and subsequent spin-offs didn't have that same, rocks-built-out-of-fibreglass quality.

But I agree about the Joan Collins episode - loved it. I also like the one where they all get old.
post #14 of 16
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Yola - while it certainly was cheesey, for it's time it was actually ground-breaking in many ways. It brought a lot of issues to "prime-time" TV that had never been dealt with before: racism, certainly, the folly of the cold war and racism (original klingons), the first black/white kiss on TV was on Trek. So while it certainly has great cheese factor, it sure has great historic "pop culture" value, I think! It just has to be viewed with a mind to the time in which it was created....

post #15 of 16
Hubby is kind of a Trekkie. We own every movie, but he doesn't speak Klingon or anything. He has this great old poster that has every character from the original series on it, drawn in characature (sp?). He points out that the very first inter-racial kiss EVER on TV was between Kirk and a green alien lady. Caused quite an uproar at the time. Then the first black/white kiss was between Kirk and Ohura (sp?).

I have to say, although I have never been a big fan of Star Trek, Gene Roddenbury's vision was quite remarkable for the time, and still in our time. A place where all races, creeds, genders, and even species work together toward the common good. Isn't that still the perfect world we all dream of?
post #16 of 16
Whoopi Goldberg asked for the Guinan role on TNG because as a kid she was inspired by Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura), one of the first regular Black actresses on a prime time network show.
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