Monday, April 24, 2006

It's Star Trek Week! (Part 1)

In case you've missed it, you won't be able to miss it for much longer. September 8th of this year marks the 40th anniversary of the premiere of the original Star Trek TV series, and in the next four to five months you may reasonably expect to be fairly carpet-bombed with Trek retrospectives, interviews, articles, anthologies, memoirs, television specials, Burger King commemorative glasses, etc., etc., etc., etc....

Ergo, while I meant to hold off on this topic for a little longer, the arrival in the mail this week of yet another solicitation to submit a paper on the cultural impact of Trek has tripped my trigger, and I am now issuing this proclamation:

It's Star Trek Week here in the Ranting Room!

This week we are going to talk about nothing but Star Trek, and you may consider this either an open invitation to express your true feelings or an open season in a target-rich environment, whichever you prefer. And with that said, I'd like to start things off with a nice, slow and easy softball right down the middle and over home plate:

Which was the best Star Trek TV series, and why?