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20. A long time ago, I read an article about Space 1999.
Tue May 9, 2023, 10:56 PM
May 2023

The article described how Space 1999 evolved from the series UFO.

UFO was described as having paranoid characters who shoot first and ask questions later when fighting aliens. Space 1999 indeed followed suit. Commander Koenig was paranoid about aliens.

As a kid, I loved 1999 ( but I knew it was no Star Trek in its greatness). Space 1999 aired around the same time as the Star Trek animated series. This explains why Walter Koenig (Chekov) was not in the animated series. He was in 1999 playing the alien Oro.

As an adult, I watched a few episodes of 1999 and found it to be often cringy in its silliness. UFO was never silly.

Kirk vs. Picard [View all] Different Drummer May 2023 OP
Capt. Pike Earl_from_PA May 2023 #1
the Next Generation brought me back into Trek. Loved Picard and the relationship he had with crew BlueWaveNeverEnd May 2023 #2
Exactly why I preferred TNG to the original. Different Drummer May 2023 #3
Sorry to say: Captain Picard is my least favorite Tetrachloride May 2023 #4
Going with rough-and-tumble Kirk Shermann May 2023 #5
I liked both Kirk and Picard. n/t RKP5637 May 2023 #6
Janeway, just saying. thatcrowwoman May 2023 #7
Captain Janeway n/t Stargleamer May 2023 #8
Captain Seven. sky_masterson May 2023 #9
Didn't know that was an option. Changing my vote! Shermann May 2023 #13
+1! I enjoyed the nostalgia of Picard S3, especially the Worf parts, but Jeri Ryan petronius May 2023 #21
They handled Worf amazingly well sky_masterson May 2023 #25
Picard ProfessorGAC May 2023 #10
Jonathan Archer PJMcK May 2023 #11
Enterprise seasons 3 and 4 was some of the very best of Trek. Earth-shine May 2023 #16
Agreed PJMcK May 2023 #18
I like how they used season 4 to wrap up dangling storylines from the original series. Earth-shine May 2023 #24
Continuing mission GreenWave May 2023 #12
Who was Sheldon's pick? Just saw this recently on Big Bang Theory.... Chakaconcarne May 2023 #14
I think Leonard's answer was Picard but ST:TOS was the better series. Gidney N Cloyd May 2023 #17
Kirk was my role model as a boy growing up. Earth-shine May 2023 #15
Commander John Koenig n/t targetpractice May 2023 #19
A long time ago, I read an article about Space 1999. Earth-shine May 2023 #20
Hah... I agree... targetpractice May 2023 #22
Space 1999 had it all, except for serviceable storylines! Earth-shine May 2023 #23
I guess I have to go with Kirk because he... LudwigPastorius May 2023 #26
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