But even it wasn't as cynical and not fun as the newer Trek
shows. Like it still had episodes like "Trials and Tribble-ations," "Little Green Men," and "Fascination" to provide relief.
IMO, Star Trek
is first and foremost about exploration. Those newer shows are aesthetically more like Blade Runner
and plot-wise more like every other bland dystopian piece of sci-fi.
I go to sci-fi for a temporary escape
from the shitty world I live in, not to be plunged further into it.