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    You're really appealing to my nostalgia here. Oh shit, I remember Dominion Tank Police. I stopped watching sci-fi after that anyway. Their content just isn't as good. I miss Farscape, Sliders, First Wave, etc.


lol: Sliders was the first show I ever joined a campaign to save. I boycotted Fox for almost a year before they announced someone else (Sci-fi) was buying the show. Fox dropped the ball on so ooooo many Sci-fi shows around that time. I haven't seen Farscape in ages and I forgot First Wave even existed until you just mentioned it. It was a fun show, too. I still wonder how properties such as Supernatural, Warrior Nun Arealla, Lady Death and Witchblade could get anime but not naturals such as Sliders or Farscape.




    Fret not, I'm sure the Supernatural anime is awful, and I can tell you that the Witchblade one is. Actually, I confess to never having watched Supernatural at all. The crazy fandom makes me shy away.

    Ahh, I rewatched Farscape a few years back. The show still holds up really well.

    Are you a Star Trek fan?





All but Voyager. For some reason I never liked the cast chemistry on Voyager. The friendship among the cast never appeared there that appeared on the other shows. Whether Shatner-Nimoy, Frakes-Sirtis-Stewart-Mcfadden, Brooks-Visitor or even Bakula-Trinnear, there seemed natural chemistry when working together. I kind of see it a bit in the new movies but not as much.
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    I don't like the original series or voyager, really. Enterprise was too different for me to care about. TNG and DS9 are definitely the gems of the franchise, for me. Maybe it's because of my freakish fangirling over Cardassians. I love them so much as a race, and Garak is one of the best acted Trek characters I've ever seen. I thought Abrams would ruin Star Trek for me, but the movies were decent. You have to think of them as a completely separate entity, really.


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    I don't like the original series or voyager, really. Enterprise was too different for me to care about. TNG and DS9 are definitely the gems of the franchise, for me. Maybe it's because of my freakish fangirling over Cardassians. I love them so much as a race, and Garak is one of the best acted Trek characters I've ever seen. I thought Abrams would ruin Star Trek for me, but the movies were decent. You have to think of them as a completely separate entity, really.




When I was a kid The Original is all we had It's why I connected to it. Looking back at it it's very cheesy but in a way that brings me back to my childhood. That said, when we heard the old Star Trek 2 Scripts were fished out of storage and being done for a new show called ST:TNG we had that same fanboy feel as your fangirl one I'm betting . Originally my favorite alien race was the Andorians (they just looked so different) but eventually the Ferengi stole my heart (and probably my wallet at some of the collectibles stores I used to visit). I did love the Cardassians too and as a villain nobody beat the Dominion and that moment when we saw Starfleet, the Klingons and the Romulans standing side by side against a greater threat. I remember a bunch of us completely freaking out over the line "Captain, the Klingon ship is hailing us...they want to join us". It was surreal as an old-time fan. What's funny is I treated each generations shows as separate entity du to the 100s of years between them so I understand where you're coming from. Abrams surprised me too. I was expecting a complete travesty, instead we got decent product. It may sound as weird to hear as it seems for me to say but Benjamin's Khan beat Ricardo's for me hands down. I also have to fully agree with you on Garak. He introduced us to the Cardassians in a big way.
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    Benedict's? Well not to dishonor any of the original movies, but he's probably a better actor in the first place. I don't know why people throw a fit over his appearance. It's not like the original Khan fit the name either.

    Yes! Each race is unique in it's own respect, and they all play their parts wonderfully. I think DS9 gave everyone a little more exposure to the races, specifically Ferengi. I'd say Picard over Sisko, but DS9 over TNG, for me. TNG has those harlequin romance moments that make me kind of ill (let us forget Beverly's fiasco with that "ghost" back at her family mansion.) The only ST woman I've ever fawned over is Jadzia, so points to DS9 for that one as well. Her relationship with Worf is just groundbreaking for me.

    I feel as though they forced Captain Janeway to be too much like Picard, so she had no real identity of their own. That coupled with the sub-par acting in comparison to any other series and it makes Voyager leave a sour taste in my mouth. Most people probably only watch it for Seven of Nine anyway. I think their encounters with Species 8472 are interesting, though. Phew, enough fangirling.

    Have you played Star Trek Online? They've recently introduced the Iconians, though I'm beyond disappointed with their design.


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    Benedict's? Well not to dishonor any of the original movies, but he's probably a better actor in the first place. I don't know why people throw a fit over his appearance. It's not like the original Khan fit the name either.

    Yes! Each race is unique in it's own respect, and they all play their parts wonderfully. I think DS9 gave everyone a little more exposure to the races, specifically Ferengi. I'd say Picard over Sisko, but DS9 over TNG, for me. TNG has those harlequin romance moments that make me kind of ill (let us forget Beverly's fiasco with that "ghost" back at her family mansion.) The only ST woman I've ever fawned over is Jadzia, so points to DS9 for that one as well. Her relationship with Worf is just groundbreaking for me.

    I feel as though they forced Captain Janeway to be too much like Picard, so she had no real identity of their own. That coupled with the sub-par acting in comparison to any other series and it makes Voyager leave a sour taste in my mouth. Most people probably only watch it for Seven of Nine anyway. I think their encounters with Species 8472 are interesting, though. Phew, enough fangirling.

    Have you played Star Trek Online? They've recently introduced the Iconians, though I'm beyond disappointed with their design.




With me, Benjamin was more human and inherently more evil than Ricardo ever seemed. It was more based on the emotions he delivered in the role.

I have to kind of agree with you on the Harlequin Moments and the Holo-deck Adventures did the same to me. For me, my crushes weren't the usual; Yeoman Janice Rand and Lt. Uhura from the original, Leeta from DS9 and T'Pol from Enterprise. I was never too crazy over 7 of 9. Kate Mulgrew kind was kind of okay as Janeway but nothing spectacular. You're right in saying they tried making her a female Picard. I'm not sure if you ever saw her on either Mrs. Columbo or Warehouse 13 but her acting style didnt change at all in the 30-40 year span of time.

I absolutely love Star Trek Online but haven't been able to play since they brought the Romulans in. My computer died back then and I had to go back to a previous computer that has trouble running Sims 2 lol . It has no chance of running STO these days. Hopefully I'll remedy that situation soon lol . Looking at a new computer to get fairly soon. I'm dying to get back on quite a few mmorpgs I used to play.
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