Let me preface this by saying that I'm autistic. I didn't grow up with The Original Series and The Next Generation; TNG was in reruns for the most part when I was young and I saw only a few episodes of it before getting cable/satellite TV in my late teens/early adulthood. For me, the Star Treks I grew up with were Deep Space Nine and Voyager. Of these, I prefer Voyager and I'm aware that I'm bashing a sacred cow here but I really just never cared for Deep Space Nine, because I'm autistic. When I was a kid on the spectrum, it was just that DS9 was boring while Voyager was an adventurer romp through space going from one wacky planet or random encounter to another. Looking back on it as an adult with a more informed opinion on the franchise as a whole, I rank the series thusly: 1) The Next Generation 2) The Original Series 3) Enterprise 4) The Animated Series 5) Voyager 6) Deep Space Nine I have my reasons for liking Deep Space Nine the least. Namely, the driving and defining feature of Star Trek is optimism; I personally don't believe we'll ever make a world where people only do jobs because they want to in a post-capitalism non-economy, where all diseases are cured food is unlimited and barriers of prejudice are erased. I don't believe it anymore than I believe we'll make faster than light ships and find races of bangable aliens who look nearly identical to humans. The thing is, the optimism is baked into the premise of Star Trek and when you remove that, make the story about how the future is a sucky place to live just like nowadays, all you have is any other scifi series. Enterprise had a lot of melodrama going for it too, but it at least gave me a more fun ride. If Deep Space Nine were its own continuity/alternate universe, I'd be much more on board with it. The Mirror, Mirror universe has its place in Star Trek lore and I have no issue with a more mixed grimdark world of heroic Federation guys fighting a losing war against external evil and internal intrigue instead of just being "Everyone's the same, only with more goatees and everyone's a dick". The way Wicked is part of the overall Wizard of Oz franchise but isn't in continuity with the main series. I'm well aware and cognizant of Voyager's faults, which are brought up all the time in Trek. I'm just saying DS9 isn't better or more mature just because it's darker and its captain is cool instead of Hillary Clinton Lite. I'm just saying I have more fun watching a typical episode of Voyager than I do of Deep Space Nine and that Voyager is more in line with the overall tone of the franchise, even with its relatively botched execution. I'd call Voyager so bad it's good, even. So what does everyone else think of Star Trek?