What are people's favourite Star Trek shows/movies?
I'd have to rank them as:
1/ The Next Generation - it might just be nostalgia but this was the one I grew up with, watching those dreadful early episodes on a tiny, black-and-white portable telly in my grandparent's spare room (the later seasons do hold up really well).
2/ Original Series - all these decades later and it is still the most iconic
3/ Deep Space Nine - a solid show once it got into the swing of things in the later years but I don't love it as much as some do
4/ Enterprise - seasons three and four deserve better than the general apathy surrounding the show (well, not the series finale episode)
5/ Voyager - Neelix.
Never seen The Animated Series.
1/ The Wrath of Khan - the 1982 version, not the 2002 or 2013 versions. No doubt there will be some contrarians but surely this is one movie franchise with a unanimous choice for the best film in it?
2/ The Undiscovered Country - Nicholas Meyer again delivers the goods
3/ The Voyage Home - sheer fun; crazy to think there was a time when a major sci-fi movie franchise could put out a light-hearted comedy
4/ First Contact - would work a lot better as a generic sci-fi action flick than as a Star Trek film given the wonky treatment of some characters, especially Picard, but it is still a rollicking good time
5/ The Search for Spock - the weakest link of the 'trilogy' between the second/third/fourth movies but still worth it for the charisma of that original crew
6/ The Final Frontier - a mess, to be sure, but at least a well-intended one with some ambitions
7/ Star Trek - as with a lot of JJ Abrams work, it was fun at the time but gets more irritating the more I think about it
8/ Generations - pretty dull and plodding but, hey, look kids, it's a Kirk/Picard team-up!
9/ Insurrection - just pretty dull and plodding
10/ Nemesis - it is a fine line between this and the next one but this gets slight bonus marks for Picard's Top Gear moment and the sheer balls on display for not even attempting to explain Worf's presence
11/ Into Darkness - the Neelix of the movie installments, largely because it squandered a lot of potential and decent set-up just to go back to 1982 again. People have the internet now, JJ. They can just watch Khan if they want to.
Still haven't seen The Motion Picture or Beyond.