Orson Scott Card on Star Trek
Good essay on Star Trek.
The original 'Star Trek,' created by Gene Roddenberry, was, with a few exceptions, bad in every way that a science-fiction television show could be bad....
This was in the days before series characters were allowed to grow and change, before episodic television was allowed to have a through line. So it didn't matter which episode you might be watching, from which year -- the characters were exactly the same.
Says the man who's made a career out of turning a very good novella into a sprawling empire of "Ender" books?