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Mike Lynch

The effects in the old Trek never bothered me. I guess that's because when there was a movie or TV show where a spaceship went from one side of the screen to the other, way back in the 1960s or early 1970s, it was GOL DANGED EXCITING! Woo hoo! Lookee that model going s l o w l y from left to right on the screen! Wowee!

And when TNG came on, I remember everyone oohing and ahhing over the sfx, how superior TNG is etc. Well, not those video effects look pretty cheesey! As does that Howard Johnson hotel lobby-looking bridge!

Everything ages -- but if the stories are good, and well grounded, then a show endures. I still think TOS is a good show and very watchable. It wouldn't bother me to tweak it with new efx. The core of the show would be unchanged.

And I agree, them new efx are danged exciting!

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