We're cut from the same cloth, minus hardcore science fiction. I enjoyed all of those shows, too. And while I enjoy aspects of science fiction it's usually as the spice instead of the meat, as with Back to The Future, Groundhog Day or even Quantum Leap.
When I think of TOS hammy overacting I also think of Scotty and Chekov, as well as the occasional guest star. One of my friends in school could do a spot on Scotty. "I can't change the laws of physics, man! I've got to have 30 more minutes!!"
At any rate, the appeal of the TOS (for me) was much more character based - and the beautiful women Kirk would tag. How could you not love that? Mini-skirts. 60's hair and make-up. Janice Rand was everything right about the 60's. And like with the TV Westerns of the 60's, there will apparently be no fat broads in the future.
I hope you don't mind if I chip in once in a while. Star Trek was definitely an all-time classic.
This post was edited on 6/21 at 5:16 pm