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Old 02-25-2008, 12:15 PM
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Default Why "The Next Generation" is the best!!!

To be honest, my favorite Star Trek series wasn't even a real series: the first three classic trek movies were, to me, purely iconic, and the best Star Trek stories ever told. The refit Enterprise, Admiral Kirk, and everything in between, was my absolute favorite. HOWEVER, I don't like TOS best as far as television series' go; the TOS ship and crew were too big and epic for the small screen. Therefore, in my opinion, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION was the epitome of a Star Trek TV Show. And, to be honest, I think it was Gene's REAL vision of Star Trek, or at least as close as we'll ever get to it.

So, to all the fans of the 24th Century Enterprise, what was it that made TNG the best Star Trek television series? What do YOU guys think?
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Best characters, best designs, best stories!
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Great stories, great character development, real chemistry between the actors, great effects. Remember, TNG is the highest rated first run syndicated show in history, and I remember TNG's last episode got a lot of hype. TNG was more than good Trek... it was actually good TV. It doesn't look dated, at least to me..
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Patrick Stewart, classically trained theatre actor, really from there need I say more?
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The Next Generation had the best characters, and the best stories. Data and Worf and Picard are some of the best characters in all of Star Trek!
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Patrick Stewart, classically trained theatre actor, really from there need I say more?
Thus the greatest flaw of TNG. Patrick Stewart sounded English not French. Maybe the universial translator was messed up.

A conversation of TOS vs TNG (and other modern ST series) is difficult. Both brought something very different.

TNG was perhaps the best series (of the newer stuff), however, it has flaws, and I think a ST fan could agrue DS9 held together the franchise the longest after the peak of TNG. DS9 brought new fans in, for the most part keep TNG fans.

So while I may prefer TNG, I may have to tip my hat to DS9, as it continued the universe when TNG was running dry (helping projects like TNG movies, VOY, and ENT).
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Thus the greatest flaw of TNG. Patrick Stewart sounded English not French. Maybe the universial translator was messed up.
Actually, Patrick Stewart originally performed the voice of Picard with a french accent at his audition, but Roddenberry preferred him to speak in his native british accent because he liked it better. Boy, talk about retarded! LOL!

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So while I may prefer TNG, I may have to tip my hat to DS9, as it continued the universe when TNG was running dry (helping projects like TNG movies, VOY, and ENT).
Yes, DS9 was by far the best Trek of all, but unfortunately, the characters were never iconic unlike TOS cast. Ditto for TNG. But here's hoping that once the new TOS cast passes the baton to the new TNG crew, the writers will have an opportunity to flesh them out more and make them iconic as well.
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Actually, Patrick Stewart originally performed the voice of Picard with a french accent at his audition, but Roddenberry preferred him to speak in his native british accent because he liked it better. Boy, talk about retarded! LOL!
Makes you wonder why he didn't just make him British then.

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Makes you wonder why he didn't just make him British then.

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Becuase GR wanted a "Jacques Cousteau" type as Captain to get as far away from Kirk as possible.
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The characters where okay, I think. Not as good as the original characters, but in difference to TOS the authors made better use of them.

The scripts where okay in season one and two and grew in quality throughout the show and, most important, stayed on a high level.

The design of the 1701-D was just fantastic and so where the sets and the make up and the props. The uniforms looked a bit strange though, I know no non-fan who likes them.

And then lets not forget the music: Just great!
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