UPN (ended 2005)
Its really hard for me to decide... the first two had the whole exploration aspect, and often to the point it almost felt like a NASA mission...
the third had a much darker twist as the group was forced to change to military vessel, more like the Navy... T'Pol getting hooked on Vulcan smack, Trip going crazy over the death of his sis, the Cap'n having to make really difficult decisions...all of this played nicely into evolving their characters into much deeper, real people then I'd seen in most Trek shows... only main down-side i saw, was the big story was too drawn-out... and the blasted remix of the theme was HORRIBLE....
the fourth season lacked any solidity... the mini-arc thing was okay, but should have been working to make a bigger picture that would have acted as a spine for the mini-arcs...
and the last episode made me so irked at the final season, I would refuse to vote for it, just out of principle that that one episode would have been included in the vote...
|I loved the story and tension of season three. Every week I was dying for the next episode and that's something no show has been able to get me to do.|
|I'd definitely have to say season 4, even despite the finale. It'd finally gotten off it's feet, the stories were excellent and it knew how to build off the characters developed in season three.|
|My favorite is season 3, because it is the first time Star Trek has ever had a long-term story arc, and they pulled it off rather well. Season 4 was also enjoyable, and for me it looked like the series might have some promise - until it was cancelled obviously.|
I like season 4 even though it took mulitple episodes to solve the major storyline in a central episode but they were generally better written(Discluding 'These are the Voyages'Not to mention 'In a Mirror Darkly' was just an amazing episode with Jolene Blalock and Linda Park fighting, YES!
Season 1 had some great moments. I've enjoyed "Broken Bow" as well the Pe'Jem episodes.
To see Andorians, Vulcans and old (new) Klingons was a good time.
The Xindi-thing was strange. Season 3 was excited, I guess the wanted to develop something like the Dominion War. But after the 4.01 with that Nazi-ending of this story line I was shocked. Never seen greater crap in Trek history.
Season 4 was great. The team has done such a great work with good episodes about Andoria, the Klingon forehead mystery, Vulcan history and at least Federation history. Sadly this was the last one