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    Posted: July 07 2011 at 23:42
Originally posted by dwill123

I like all the movies.
Even The Final Frontier? UGHHhh
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It is now closed but you might find this poll of interest.  http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=62143&KW=star+trek&PID=3419415#3419415   
 
I've re-opened the pollBig smile


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I am not Herbert.

Love the original series ... but I actually love all the series, including Enterprise. They all have their unique charme ... the important thing is to not watch one series and wish it was like another one.
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Big fan. Grew up with the original, really enjoyed Next Gen and most of DS9. Voyager and Enterprise had some good moments, but overall I always felt they were inconsistent and not as good. Also like the movies except for Final Frontier and Nemesis. Looking forward to the next of the "new" movies.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dwill123 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 08 2011 at 18:43
Originally posted by Slaughternalia

Originally posted by dwill123

I like all the movies.
Even The Final Frontier? UGHHhh
It used to be my least favorite (until Nemesis) but over time I've mellowed and will watch it if it's on TV. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 08 2011 at 19:06
I actually liked TFF when I first saw it in a theater but don't as much now, though that last scene with 'God' is pretty cool..  Undiscovered Country not bad either on further viewings
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Originally posted by loveforall

Hello, I am looking to introduce a friend/potential girlfriend to the world of Star Trek. She already knows quite a bit, but claims to have never seen any of the episodes or movies. I have therefore decided to come to you guys to ask, which five original series episodes are the most quintessential? Preferably this list would NOT include "Space Seed", as I will show her this one anyway, since it would be cool to use as a precursor to TWOK when we get to the classic movies stage. My initial thoughts are that the list would include:

"Where No Man Has Gone Before"
"The City on the Edge of Forever"
"The Trouble with Tribbles" 
"The Doomsday Machine"
"Journey to Babel"

This list is just an idea. What do you guys think?
 
Good list, though I'd suggest replacing "Journey to Babel" with "The Galileo Seven" or "Amok Time."  Both of those showcase Spock's character and dynamic with the rest of the crew, which I always felt was an essential aspect of the original series and something that your list is currently lacking.
 
That said, definitely keep "City On the Edge," "Tribbles," and "Doomsday Machine."
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2011 at 03:12
uhh.. no--  except for City, change your list;  WNMHGB is a garbled intro to a show that was unrecognizable from the real Trek; Tribbles is more farce than quality ST;  Doomsday Machine is great but too much of a 'guy episode'; and Babel is fun but come on, seriously?  Do we reach, bra?
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here would be my alternate suggestions -

'Mirror, Mirror'
'City on the Edge of Forever'
'Shore Leave'
'Amok Time'
'The Ultimate Computer'

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2011 at 03:16
oh BTW, the new re-treated episodes are very well done with careful, tasteful enhancements--  I'd highly recommend all fans see them when possible, many have been released already  Thumbs Up

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mr. Maestro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2011 at 13:36
Originally posted by Atavachron

uhh.. no--  except for City, change your list;  WNMHGB is a garbled intro to a show that was unrecognizable from the real Trek; Tribbles is more farce than quality ST;  Doomsday Machine is great but too much of a 'guy episode'; and Babel is fun but come on, seriously?  Do we reach, bra?
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here would be my alternate suggestions -

'Mirror, Mirror'
'City on the Edge of Forever'
'Shore Leave'
'Amok Time'
'The Ultimate Computer'

good luck !



 
You call "Tribbles" a farce, yet your list includes "Shore Leave?"  Why not throw in "Spock's Brain" while you're at it?
 
Sorry, that was a little harsh.  I see your point about "The Doomsday Machine" and "WNMHGB," but I wouldn't exclude "Tribbles" for the world.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2011 at 18:09
 LOL  Stern Smile    

okay toss out Shore Leave for Tribs Thumbs Up

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stooge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2011 at 19:51
I just watched Star Trek V: The Final Frontier for just the second time.  I can see why it gets criticism, but I'll still take it over the first movie.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Easy Livin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2011 at 11:07
Was "City..." the one with a young Joan Collins?
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Speaking of The Doomsday Machine: Smoke
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dwill123 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2011 at 13:04
Originally posted by Stooge

I just watched Star Trek V: The Final Frontier for just the second time.  I can see why it gets criticism, but I'll still take it over the first movie.
I like the "ST The Motion Picture" very much.  I think it suffers a bit from the way it was "rushed" into the theaters.  You have to remember that at the time of its release Star Trek had been off the air for ten years.  SciFi was enjoying a resurgence and Warner Bros had just scored a big hit with "Superman".  Also the Star Trek TV show was enjoying success in syndication and the Star Trek conventions were selling out all over the place.  Paramount not wanting to miss a pay day decided to get a Star Trek movie out a little to hastily in my opinion.  In the movie they (Paramount) tried to do too much and appeal to too many of its fans.  From the laborious re-introduction to the starship Enterprise to trying to figure out how to bring the crew back together again after so much time.  The base story was sound and I liked it.  But the producers just tried to do too much in one movie.
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My top five
 
City On The Edge Of Forever
The Way To Eden
Patterns Of Force
Bread and Circuses
All Our Yesterdays
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2011 at 18:02
 ^ Patterns awesome, B&C too, and a shout-out to 'Specter of the Gun'

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2011 at 18:03
Originally posted by Easy Livin

Was "City..." the one with a young Joan Collins?


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Originally posted by Atavachron

 ^ Patterns awesome, B&C too, and a shout-out to 'Specter of the Gun'

Specter Of The Gun -great one
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