A ground-breaker for sci-fi television and a pop-culture icon. Decades ahead of its time (voice interactive computers? computer information on little square pieces of plastic? flip-up two-way communications?) Also broke down racial barriers and addressed many of society's issues of the day.
Ground-breaking! The first black Star Trek commanding officer! A Trek franchise based on an alien station that didn't travel the cosmos. Then came the Dominion War and all the sugar-coated ideas of the previous Treks melted away and it got really nasty!
THE quintessential mystery anthology. Rod Serling set a bar few shows have met in the last 50 years and that says a lot. Many of today's established actors were up-and-comers when they did guest spots on the show.
Serviceable, syndicated update of the original. I put this in the "good" column because it had more hits than misses. As with many Canadian-based sci-fi series, it was mellowed, cleaned up to the point of being sterile and a bit too staid for its own good.
The first Star Trek series other than The Original that was produced under the aegis of a network and it showed. It had a serviceable run, but never hit the excitement levels of the previous variations.
How do you go back to the origins of the Star Trek franchise and not remember its history? Another network-backed disaster clearly without much input from anyone familiar with Star Trek. Once the multiple errors were exposed by fans, the writers tried to cover it up with the old canard of multiple time lines. The show only got interesting once it was slated for cancellation and the writers had nothing to lose.