I do like the uniform of the original series.
DS9 still worth watching even though B5 is better. On a related note I watched into darkness earlier, liked it better than the first one. Chris Pine seems to have found his place and isn't trying to be as cocky as Shatner (I don't think anybody besides himself could pull that off!). The environment is interesting too compare to the utopian/cartoonish of the previous series. I figured out what I didn't like about Voyager, the characters/environments/makeup are way too cartoony, probably the most of all the star trek franchise. Oh and as usual the token Asian guy gets shafted.
I don't get the hate for DS9 here. I've only seen bits and pieces of Babylon 5, but the plot doesn't seem very similar to what DS9 did, other than that they are both on space stations. I agree DS9 definitely had some problems in the beginning (not as bad as Next Generation though, which I love, but which was god-awful for the first season at least). The characters are not likable, the episodes are kind of boring, but once the writers learned how to tie the episodes together to tell larger stories (which other Trek series almost never do) and to develop the characters over time it gets good. No other Trek has anything as epic as the Dominion War stuff.
the Stargates were the only connection needed tbh.I feel there is a definite lack of Space SciFi atm, be it trek, BSG, or otherwise.
I know I've said it a million times but bring back Firefly!!!
Quote from: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on August 19, 2013, 03:38:26 PMI know I've said it a million times but bring back Firefly!!!Is there a word for "I totally agree with the sentiment, but I feel the moment has passed"? Also, I really wouldn't call Firefly SF. It's another ensemble driven Whedon series about created family,but a really great one. And it's the best space cowboy series ever!That said, there was absolutely no real exploration angle in Firefly, but it's probably the best example mentioned till now about the concept of "no backup, no second chances" that I was saying I missed from SF on television now.
I have to make a guilty announcement here though: much as I liked and watch TNG, DS9 and Voyager (not so much Enterprise), I don't feel the need to ever watch them again. Every time I have tried I am struck by just how dated they feel. Also it always feels like I am watching people walking down sets, not corridors, interacting with props, not 'real' devices.
Yeah, that's a good observation. I have some of the same feeling. The sets felt like sets, not worlds, even when I watched TNG when it was new, though. Also for DS9. Didn't watch Voyager before it was already dated, so not sure how I would have felt there. TOS is so dated it feels like a time capsule though, so it has a different kind of charm. I don't think the ST sets feeling fake has much to do with age, though, more the way they were designed. B5 still feels "real" when people walk down the corridor, even though we get a cut scene with extremely dated CGI.
I rewatched Space Above And Beyond a few years ago, and that's another one that got the axe too soon. I don't think they could revive it... maybe a reboot like BSG did.