|22nd April 2002, 04:55 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2000
I took riskiest as the show that took the most um risks, pushed the envelope. I chose TOS because it had first interacial kiss on television and a russian on the bridge both of these practically unheard of for that time (based on what I've read in history books .) Of course there are many more examples but I can't think of them right now.
|23rd April 2002, 10:59 PM||#4 (permalink)|
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I would have to go for TOS too.
I've read the other boards running this question, but I have to ask: Do you seriously think, there is any doubt about Enterprise going for a second or third season?
They will have to make several 'Spock's Brains' and 'Shades of Grey' before it gets cancelled and doesn't reach a 7th season.
TOS did get cancelled, and it was permanently in danger of cancellation from it's genesis, as Ray already said.
|23rd April 2002, 11:31 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2001
I voted TNG.
I don't really know that much about ratings and risk of actual cancellation for any of the shows, but it would seem to me that The Next Generation was risky for a few reasons.
In this day and age we are continually being subjected to covers of old classics, movies, tv shows, pretty much anything that might possibly have been popular once has been rehashed. Way back in 1987 (is this the right date?) this process of making "homages" to old tv shows and movies wasn't really a factor. In this case it would seem to me that deciding to use a format from a show that was popular in a vey campy way in the 60s was quite brave. TNG could easily have fallen on its face. If it had, we probably wouldn't have had any new trek stories on our tvs at all.