'Star Trek' Lives Long and Prospers on 50th Anniversary

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    I also just realised what bugged me about voyager all these years. The 1st 3 seasons they tried to treat it as normal Star Trek like TNG but after season 4 when 7 comes, Kes leaves and Janeway turn from SJW to the southern Badass she was always meant to be. They finally remembered they were meant to be getting home and ditched the Kazon which were appalling villains.
     
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    Garak though is the best character in DS9
     
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    One of my favorite episodes of TOS was Let That Be Your Last Battlefield. They hated each other because they were black and white on opposite sides. Brilliant!

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    It reminds me of a story my father told me. When he was a kid, they had regular wars in a vacant lot with kids from the other side of the block. When I asked why, he said "Because they were from the other side of the block".
     
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    Awww, sheee-it. I looked up the DS-9 episode on IMDB and it's rated a remarkable 9.4 plus the entire series streams on Amazon Prime --- so now I'll have to watch it tonight and you've probably going to get me hooked on watching all 7 seasons!

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708557/

    Agreed Wrath of Khan is awesome. My next favorite is "Voyage Home" since it had a lot of the humor that was often found in the series.

    One of my most memorable Star Trek NG episodes was Chain of Command Part II where Picard is captured and tortured/brainwashed. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708687/
     
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    I see four lights (But then admits he saw 5 for a second!)
     
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    My all time fave episode.
     
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    Agreed it was a great episode capped by Kirk's comment "Let's get the hell out of here" at the end.

    The episode was written by "speculative fiction" writer Harlan Ellison who had some great stories, but was a bit on the fringe due to his personality. I saw him on a SF panel once in the 70s.

     
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    Another great episode, but really a pilot for the character Gary Seven which was never picked up. I like Robert Lansing in 12 O'clock High and had hoped the series would be picked up. Teri Garr was always a favorite too.

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    The Cage - said by some critics back then as possibly the greatest TV episode of all time. But times have changed and we don't hear of it anymore.
     
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    The trouble with tribbles both the original TOS and DS9 homage!

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    Dax in a short skirt! NICE!
     
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    For sci-fi, I might give that to the Dr. Who episode, "Blink"

    They only exist when not observed. LOL!!! I still love that.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion - will look into it.
     
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    Red Dwarf Queeg, pure genius closely followed by Back to Reality and The last day. All deserve honourable mentions as they are not only incredibly funny but explore much deeper themes.
     
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    In that event, be sure to check out Vincent and the Doctor as well. :)

    Blink won a bunch of awards.
     
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    Out of gas Serenity is an amazing episode but my fave Serenity scene is
     
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    I have never watched Red Dwarf but I've heard about it for years. I guess I will have to check it out.
     
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    Rob Grant and Doug Naylor created and wrote the first 6 seasons of Red Dwarf together. Then Doug Naylor went it alone and season 7 & 8 were crap. Then it came back recently with still only Doug writing but has been pretty good although not as good it's not bad at all!

    They also wrote 2 novels together about Red Dwarf which take a much more serious tone to the story.
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/349090.Infinity_Welcomes_Careful_Drivers

    http://www.fantasybookreview.co.uk/Grant-Naylor/Better-Than-Life.html

    both of which are VERY VERY good I love how Red Dwarf ends with the best last line

    "But in Bedford Falls everyday in Christmas Eve..."

    On a side note Rob Grant and Doug Naylor were also a large part of the success of spitting image in the UK. (They essentially ran it at the beginning)
     
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    Interesting side note they tried to make a US version of Red Dwarf with Jane Leeves as Holly and Terry Farrel as the cat! It was complete crap and thank god never got past a pilot.

    US TV execs just didn't get it.
     
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