Bah. I would likely
switch if Blizzard ever
offered it, but I do not think I could go through the long grind again.
As for ST, I do really like the series, but it definitely could use some work.
ToS - It is big time cheesey today, but I have to consider the time it came out. In some ways, it still hold up today and I can only imagine what it would have been like back then.
TNG - It is somewhat dated, but primarily due to simple progression of standards rather than any flaw with the show itself. I think that this show nailed
the ongoing search, it had a good television ending (such a rare thing these days,) and has done...adequately on the move side of things. For the newer generations, this is their ToS. After TNG, it is hard to do another exploration show without it being held directly up to TNG's standards or feeling like a rehash.
DS9 - This is probably my favorite of the series. I only struggle with calling it the best due to TNG. I think that TNG is the most refined, but DS9 has a special uniquenss to it and its setting makes it completely fresh compared to all the other series. I think it lost its way a few times and the religious aspects, especially at the end, were out of place, but it is a wonderful setting, set of stories, and huge cast of (relatively) deep characters.Voyager
- I hated
this series from day one. The answer to the avoiding the "Oh, another random exploration show..." was to add in the lost in space motif. However, that is an even weaker premise; the vast majority of episodes are goint to be "OMG - LOOK - WE CAN GET HOME NOW.......ohhhhhhhhh, we just missed it!" type shows. Drag that out over seven years and bleh. On top of that, it re-used the Borg from TNG, it then proceeded to make them fairly weak, and it just wandered aimlessly for parts. I actually picked it up on DVD, though, and was able to enjoy it somewhat (compared to previously hating it.) The whole premise was broken, but there were some nice chracter dynamics. The ending was really rushed, though, and completely put the ST world in havoc. Now that would be a series that I would be somewhat interested in seeing.Enterprise
- Watched a few early episodes, but never felt a liking or disliking of it. It was a scaled back exploration theme (yawn,) it did a poor job of being a prequel, the crew does not mesh well as a whole, the time travel aspect was an extremely tired cliche, it really nevere had a gripping story, etc. It does seem to have changed its way somewhat in the past two years, even if more refinement than alteration, but it was in a tough position from time slots, tedium with the franchise, and/or from losing a lot of potential fans from the very beginning.Stargate: SG1
is losing its (never very rough) edge and is stuck in its routine, Stargate: Atlantis
is so unspetacular that I really do not care about the show, and, bizarrely, Battlestar Galactica
is the one sci-fi series that I am enjoying, even with the semi-ridiculous "human" change to the story. Still, BG is the best sci-fi on right now.
As ever, telling any/all of you that do not like this series to go to hell, Farscape
is the best
sci-fi series to date. Rest in peace, fine series, rest in peace...Farscape for life!
There is a lot of decent quality generic anime out there, but nothing profound right now. I am only keeping track of four series at the moment:
- Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex - Just more of the Major and crew.
- Paranoia Agent - Satoshi Kon. Love 'im or hate 'im. 'Nuff said.
- Requiem from the Darkness - Not great, rough, but a little different. In all honesty, this is just more Vampire Princess Miyu type stuff.
- Samurai Champloo - Probably the best all-around, easy to watch (Edit) current anime for new or non anime fans. It is no NGE or CB, but it still has style.
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