Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Top 25 Sci-Fi TV Shows Countdown: # 23 Star Trek Next Generation

  # 23 Star Trek Next Generation  1987-1994

Trekkies will probably right me hate letters for placing this show so low on my list......but it is my list and I'm not a Trekkie.   I never watched this show on a regular basis--too many of the episodes were just boring to me with characters talking ad naseum about recalibrating crystals in order to save the day or getting stuck on the Holodeck.   I grew up with the original Star Trek which though campy was far more entertaining to me.  I loved the humor and character interactions  of the original cast,  something I felt was missing for this version of Trek.    That being said this show did have some really good moments such as whenever the Borg were involved or Q episodes  (which was a throw back to some of the older Trek where they encountered races far beyond our own.)   This series is a landmark series in Sci-Fi TV and needs to be on the list even if I prefer my Trek with Kirk kissing Green Slave girls and fighting Lizard man or getting out of situations with double handed karate chops instead of scientific discussions.

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