Posted September 06, 2017
Certainly doesn't hurt. Again, when I, and many of my trekkie buddies go back and actually watch TNG, we find that they simply don't take enough chances in many aspects of the characterizations of the plot. No, not everything has to be GOT but it definitely is the way TV is and SHOULD go. DS9 is and always will be my favorite trek simply because it took the risks the other TV shows wouldn't. Voyager had some great moments, but the concept was again flawed by not taking the chances they had. The ENTIRE show should have been Year of Hell. Eventually BSG came along and did a great job (until the last two seasons) but Trek needs to take up that mantle of telling the hard stories of our future, not a Roddenberry future which will never exist.
itchy01ca01: No. Sex happens for the vast majority of us on a daily basis. Ignoring it like they do in trek detracts, and im talking mostly from a characterization/plot aspect. G Of T actually got nudity right. If you watch those scenes and don't focus on the titillating aspects you'll find that a LOT of plot was in those "filthy, DIRTY" scenes. Listen to what happens in the brothel in the FIRST SEASON of GOT and you'll have a grasp of how the whole show is shaping out as we speak.
Breja: Not everything has to be the fucking Game of Thrones. Star Trek has completely different kind of stories to tell. At least it always did. Some movies or TV shows do need sex and/or violence to tell their stories, but that's not some universal constant.