LOL! TOS is true trek. Not the regurgitated, boring, and overdone plotline berman, and braga crap. Least JJ abrams nuked the trek timeline from orbit b4 he hit the reset button.
The ONLY reason i am doing TNG era is because i cannot re-design, and mesh an entire six plus faction TOS fleet from scratch by myself. I originally planned to do a mod based on the SFB universe "Federation, and Empire" game. However i refuse to use the starfleet battles designs. Have any of you seen the old SFB ship designs? they are aweful! tin cans with bolt on warp nacelles, and that is the ROMULAN fleet! It gets much worse when you look at tholians, and the wyn.
Most of the younger generation hate TOS (movies included), and are iffy about TNG. While most of my generation (born in the 60's) hates damn near everything post roddenbury. Why because everyone post roddenbury thinks major plot items MUST include time travel, major technobabble (even in ENT era) to save the day, and a token silicon boobed bimbo with the IQ of lint wearing a catsuit to attract the tween crowd to watch bad writing, repetitive storylines, overused plots, and dry acting.
Sure TOS had its share of very bad moments as well, but we can blame it all on a low 60's budget. It had one thing going for it.. it was Original at the time not a spinoff. No bloody a-b-c-d, or e. It delt with issues no one dared to at the time.
Im pissed that the Ent D crew kicked borg ass (using thier brains not brawn), but gets thier ass kicked by an old Duras sisters d-12 bird of prey.... Nice going killer b's.
Lets see.... after tng the only issues delt with was?... war... war, and more war. We watched the enterprise-e kick borg ass only to damn near get its ass kicked by wannabe nosferastus flying a warbird that looked like it was designed by the jem hadar. Nice going killer b's
speaking of jem hadar... notice how the dominion war was damn near a direct ripoff of the b5 shadow wars. Treks major competition in the 90's.. hmm killer b's cant think of any new ideas so they rip others.
Then we go to voyager where the technobabble, and an idiot savant with a tool kit cyborg with silicon boobs (wearing the mandatory catsuit) saves the day. Lets not talk about janeways prime directive double standard oh we need to uphold it... oh screw it...oh we need to uphold it.. and how voyager herself is aways squeaky clean, and doesnt have a scratch on her after major firefights, and goes through shuttles like i go through cigarettes with no starbase.. no supply's, no replacement redshirts. Yup fresh out the showroom floor. Equinox never got that lucky.. hmmm. Nice going killer b's
then we got ENT... Lets go "back to the future" Did you know that the killer b's originally intended to use the AKIRA.. UNTOUCHED in full TNG configuration as the nx-01. I am not lying. Thank god the FX crew said please let us work her over 1st. Unfortunetly it still remained an akira wannabe. However that is not what killed ENT. What killed ENT is the shields on a 22nd century ship..err i mean charged hull plating, and the phasers...err i mean phase cannons.., Oh and the photon torpe. oh i mean pho-ton-ic... and the ridiculous xindi that came from nowhere in the trek universe.. with a oh now this is original.. a time travel plotline..aka the temperal cold war. oh, and of course the mandatory silicon boobed catsuited bimbo with the iq of lint.. playing a vulcan no less. The worst part about ENT aside from the inept storytelling was the acting. Worst acting of all the series. Zero enthusiasim and it showed. Manny coto was the shows only saving grace, but he came in way too late. Thank you killer b's for damn near killing trek, and giving JJ abrams the excuse he needed to wipe the timeline from the face of the universe.