How to Watch Star Trek

Digg is going all out for the new Star Trek series Star Trek: Discovery, which premiered last night with one episode on CBS-TV and another on the streaming service CBS All Access. Here's a roundup of reviews. They gushed about the artistry of the opening credits, which you can see here. And since there are people -mostly young people- who haven't seen much Star Trek over the past fifty years, they have a viewer's guide to catching up on all 600 hours of Star Trek in TV and film (or at least the hours worth watching). Here's the order list:

Star Trek: The Original Series
The Animated Series
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Territory
The Next Generation Seasons 1-7
Star Trek: Generations
Deep Space Nine Seasons 1-5
Voyager Seasons 1-2
Star Trek: First Contact
Deep Space Nine Seasons 6-7
Star Trek: Insurrection
Voyager Seasons 3-7
Star Trek: Nemesis
Enterprise
Star Trek (2009)
Star Trek: Into Darkness
Star Trek: Beyond

The reasoning behind the viewing order is explained in this post.


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I think that Trek is best viewed chronologically by whole series.

Star Trek
Star Trek films 1-6
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: Deep Space 9
Star Trek Generations
Star Trek: First Contact
Star Trek: Insurrection
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Nemesis
Enterprise

The Animated Series should be put off until never.

I disagree with Olson's counsel on Deep Space Nine. The Dominion War story arc--the greatest long story arc in all of Trek--should not be broken up.
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"SET PHASERS TO 'WE'RE STUNNED'
The Opening Credits For 'Star Trek: Discovery' Are Absolutely Jawdropping"

The only thing stunning and jaw dropping are those hyperbolic comments.
Apparently the same person who created the clickbait headlines in Yahoo News inflicted the same on this show.
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On the east coast the first episode was pre-empted by football so I didn't get to see it.
The rest I would have to pay to watch online, with commercials, so I guess I won't be seeing it until it comes to Netflix.
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