I'm old enough to remember Captain James T. Kirk (and his predecessor, Christopher Pike) when they were black & white - at least, that's how they appeared on my family's TV.
Years later, Senior Management and I became big fans of the appropriately titled, Star Trek:The Next Generation. I loved the darker aspect of its spinoff,Star Trek:Deep Space Nine. For me, the franchise waned after that. Star Trek:Voyager and Star Trek:Enterprise had their moments, but they didn't quite have the magic of the first three series.
Why do I bring this up? Because yesterday, as I browsed through the 'Watch now' menu on Netflix, I discovered to my delight that all the Star Trek TV shows (except DS9, which must surely follow soon), are now available on Netflix streaming.
It's a tough choice, but much as I loved the original series (and the 2010 re-launch), If pushed, I'd have to choose Star Trek:The Next Generation as my favorite.
I know what I'll be watching over the weekend.
How about you?
What's your favorite Star Trek?
What's your favorite Star Trek series
The original series
The Next Generation
Deep Space Nine
I 'Khaaaaaaaaan't decide :)
Star Trek, Shmar Trek - I don't like any of them