iamalfff asked: Hello ION! Say I want to watch Star Trek. Where do I start? Which series do I watch?
What’s up???!!! Dude, that’s a tough question. You have so much to choose from: there’s The Original Series (TOS), which ran from 1966-69, and includes the first six movies; The Next Generation (TNG), from ‘87-94, and the next four movies; Deep Space Nine (DS9), from ‘93 to 99 (and my personal fave); Voyager, from ‘95 to 01; and Enterprise, from ‘01-‘05. The Abrams reboots too. But start with TOS, since it set the canon for everything afterwards. It ran 79 episodes, so it’s manageable. Then — I know this will be tough — try watching TNG, DS9 and VOY in sequential order, WITH the season overlaps. I know that sounds insane, but it’ll be most satisfying that way (there’s some crossover eps between the series). Also, Enterprise was the last of the Trek TV series and they waited a full year before debuting, so no overlap with other shows there. Use your off-days to catch the films: Wrath of Khan, Search for Spock and The Voyage Home is generally regarded as a trilogy, so you might want to start there. “The Undiscovered Country” is my top Trek film; “First Contact” my top TNG film. I hope this helps!
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OH CRAIG SAGER, YOU CARD.
YOU DON’T SAY.
Cue the Republican outrage. Amirite?
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Dubai. (Photo by Daniel Cheong / Hot Spot Media via The Telegraph)
You guys go and do this awesomely nerdy thing that Slate did.
“O HAI, IT’S ME JJ, I MADE YOU A DOPE MOVIE YO, IT’S FRESH, IT’S REBOOTED STAR TREK AND IT’S AIIIIIGHT, GO SEE IT AND I’LL SIGN YOUR PICTURE WITH THIS HERE RETRACTABLE SHARPIE, IT MAKES CLICKING SOUNDS AND DOESN’T HAVE OR NEED A CAP LIKE A TRADITIONAL SHARPIE, IT’S LIKE A REBOOTED SHARPIE AND I’M HEAVY INTO REBOOTS, YOU KNOW WHAT I’M SAYING, HEY ANYWAY LET ME GET BACK TO AUTOGRAPHING PIX, WHAT IS THIS GIRL STARING AT OFF IN THE DISTANCE, GO SEE STAR TREK BECAUSE IT’S TOTES MAGOTES AWESOME, LIKE A SHAVEN TRIBBLE! K THX BAI!”
(Photo of JJ Abrams at the London premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness via TreksIntoSciFi.com)
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I know today’s Friday, but I’ll go on record and say my favorite day this week was Wednesday. No doubt.