JCC What Star Trek (DVD, series) set would be good to start ?

Discussion in 'Community' started by BaronNoir, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. BaronNoir Force Ghost

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    Well, it says it. I want to discover Star Trek, and I wonder which series would be good to begin (the less cheesy possible ones)
  2. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Come on, you have to start with the cheese and begin with the original 60's series.
  3. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    Start with TOS Season 1. And it ain't too cheesy. That comes later.
  4. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    they all have cheese, but that is part of the appeal. start with tos as suggested above or tng.
  5. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Yes, start at the beginning. Original series.
  6. Space_Caboose Jedi Master

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    I started late, with Voyager. I suggest TNG though. Never too late to join the anti-Wesley Crusher league. I don't know what people keep gushing about DS9 for though. It was so dull.
  7. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    DS9 was not dull once the Dominion War started.
  8. Space_Caboose Jedi Master

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    People keep saying that. I couldn't make it that far.
  9. Robal_Krahl Force Ghost

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    I would say The Next Generation, since that's what I started with. But it couldn't hurt to start with The Original Series.
  10. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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  11. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    You don't miss a whole hell of a lot of you start with restart with S3 (which is where the Dominion War arc starts to take form) or even S4 (which is where Worf joins the show), and continue on from there.
  12. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    The Next Generation for me. Loved the Borg and Q episodes
  13. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Although I think TNG is the best, if you want to get to know Star Trek you should start at the beginning and watch TOS. Only then will all the references and cameos in the other ST series make sense and be better.
  14. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    by my recollection ds9 really gets going with season 4. that's a lot of sub-par material to wade through, but in the end, i felt it was worth it.
  15. timmoishere Force Ghost

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    Start with TNG, for sure. But it can't hurt to watch the TOS movies (excluding 1 and 5) too. I'm only 9 episodes in, but DS9 is brilliant too. But since a lot of its plotlines and characters stem from TNG, you definitely need to watch TNG before DS9.
  16. Kimball_Kinnison Chosen One

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    After we discovered that all of the Start Trek series are available through Amazon Prime, we decided to watch them straight through by stardate in the Prime (original) universe, starting with Enterprise. We're now up to TNG Season 4 (just finished Galaxy's Child and Night Terrors), and once we hit Season 6 we'll start alternating between TNG and DS9, and then we'll alternate between DS9 and Voyager according to the stardates given in each episode (where possible). We might make exceptions for 2-parters and time travel episodes as we go along, but we haven't yet. (So, for example, we held of on Enterprise's "In a Mirror Darkly" until after TOS's "The Tholian Web", because of when the Defiant got thrown back in time.)

    The original plan was to finish everything before the next film comes out, but we might have to push back to its DVD release instead.
  17. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Eww, are you one of those 'must watch SW ep 1 through ep 6' people?

    Watch in the order of release, for Goodness' sake.
  18. Kimball_Kinnison Chosen One

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    She'd already seen TOS and TNG (albeit a long time ago), and we watched most of DS9 from DVDs I had borrowed from a friend. But, she was curious about Enterprise (as a Scott Bakula fan), so after we started with that, we decided to use it as the starting point.

    It gives a different perspective from the release order. As a result, I have a greater appreciation for how they did try to work various things into Enterprise.
  19. timmoishere Force Ghost

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    I recently finished watching all of TNG in a row, and when it came time for it, I considered alternating between TNG and DS9, but I decided it wasn't worth the hassle. So I finished TNG, then started DS9 from the beginning.
  20. Kimball_Kinnison Chosen One

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    This site has a nice timeline that helps. It's a lot easier when you are using Amazon Prime through a PS3. It keeps track for each show of what the next episode is, and you don't need to swap DVDs.
  21. timmoishere Force Ghost

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    Well, I used Netflix to watch them, so switching DVDs wasn't an issue at all. I just didn't want to divert my attention between two shows at the same time.
  22. Kimball_Kinnison Chosen One

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    What I expect will be interesting is to see how the various crossovers between series fit in the overall timeline.

    For example, First Contact had the Defiant "Adrift but salvageable", on stardate 50893.5, and a short time later we had "Call to Arms" where they used the Defiant to escape the station after mining the wormhole. Similarly, Worf's appearance in Insurrection was at almost the exact same time as "It's Only a Paper Moon".
  23. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    why isn't this thread called "where to start trek?"
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  24. Adam of Nuchtern Force Ghost

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    TOS and DS9 are the only ones that are worth a damn.
  25. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    How can you say that? ST:NG was fantastic. I was such a Picard fangirl. While Voyager never caught my fancy, I watched most of it as ex was a big fan at the time.