TOS started out being fun from the gate.
Yes the acting in TOS was over the top but you got these cheezy fun fight scenes nearly every episode.
That or a hot chick in a mini skirt.
Those episode were like 60's Marvel comics with real people in them.
The characters on the modern shows seem kinda emasucated in comparison (with the exception of Sisko and I'll never forgive Trek for how they ended his story).
Priest is only half right about Trek, IMO.
For all its flaws, it was still the only show where you got to see actors like Avery Brooks and Tony Todd (Candyman) work on the regular.
The thing was modern Trek had a strong subtext that had rulebreaking and maverickdom as wrong and bad and foolish. The Klingons were tough, but not smart(.
So where Spock was a badass (and even Sulu got to come off as kind off a badass), Ensign Kim, Chakotay and Torrez never came off to me as anything but punks.
TNG was alright but was a huge bore at times imo. The only good episodes involved the Romulans and/or Klingons and they wimped the Klingons out terribly. The Klingons in DS9 were far, far better.
i saw this the yesterday, it's gone a bit viral
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