Going back in time, Star Trek.

“Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. It’s continuing mission,  to explore strange new worlds, to see out new life; new civilisations. To boldy go where no man has ever gone before”

Going back in time
Now, I am 22 but I can confess that I’ve not yet watched a whole series of Star Trek right through. I had on the occasion watched it on TV when nothing else was on but I never got into it as such. This is where my typical ‘young generation nerd’ trait comes into things, I started being a part of the Star Trek fandom after watching the films but I was taken in much like I was with Star Wars, I am a Sci-Fi fantasy lover.

First impressions
I recently decided to throw myself into watching Star Trek: The original series but that came to a quick end when I wasn’t taken in by that particular series, it didn’t make me want to watch the next episode or draw me in enough to make me want to binge watch it. However, I wanted to keep going but I compromised with myself & started watching The Next Generation instead and low and behold, I loved it from the very first pilot episode “Encounter on Farpoint” and now 12 episodes in I’m hooked. My first favorite bad guy was ‘Q’ and his character(s) intrigued me. The king/god like being threatens the extinction of all mankind for being ‘savages’ giving them no choice but to solve a mystery occurring at Farpoint Station to prove their worthiness. After successfully solving the mystery and avoiding disaster, the crew officially departs and continues to make their way across the stars.

Casting
Two of my favorites in this series so far are obviously Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean Luc Picard, commanding officer of the USS enterprise and Jonathan Frakes as Commander William Riker, the ship’s first officer. Although we don’t get to see the late Leonard Nimoy as Spock and William Shatner as Kirk (Later played by Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine in the movies) It to me doesn’t change a thing, I honestly feel Picard is a much stronger character than Kirk but I’m sure there will be some all round Star Trek fans who will disagree, but that’s just my opinion on what I’ve seen so far.

Beam me up, scotty?
(I felt obliged to fit that in somewhere, I’m sorry, I know it’s from the original series)
So with me only being 12 episodes in I feel this is all I can say about my opinion so far, however when I get much further into the series I’ll come back with some more opinions. I do feel that if you wanted to get into the Star Trek series that you should start with Next Generation if you’re looking for a fun, gripping story line, It’s a really easy story to follow where as I couldn’t get into The Original Series. Others may feel completely  different but it’s always good to hear it from all sides, getting in late on the Star Trek bandwagon is a tough one though simply because how huge it is, I don’t know if I could actually manage to watch them from start to finish in full, I’d probably finish at the age of 50! Anyway I hope you enjoyed reading, let me know how you feel about the Star Trek series. Which was your favorite? Give us a tweet @ Twogirlsgaming_ on twitter or drop us a comment below if you’re a member of wordpress.

Over and out, nerds!
(Thatnerdygirl)

 

One thought on “Going back in time, Star Trek.

  1. You’re in for a treat: it only gets better. Season 3, I believe, is when it really finds its feet. I think The Next Generation is my favourite: I watched it a bit as a child. For most of its run I was too young to really get it, but was still fascinated. Deep Space 9 is actually probably the better series because of its better writing and characterisation, but The Next Generation is more pure sci-fi. As of course is the original series. Even though it’s dated now and can be a little hard to watch, I’ve been watching it a lot on Netflix recently, and its charm wins you over :).

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