Now I know that online polling of this kind is hardly scientific, but it does prove a point I made last month - that Trek fans like Picard better than Kirk (or at least certainly Stewart better than Shatner).
Note this other poll:
What is your favorite Star Trek series?
- The Original Series - 89 (28%)
- The Animated Series - 2 (1%)
- The Next Generation - 81 (25%)
- Deep Space Nine - 76 (24%)
- Voyager - 51 (16%)
- Enterprise - 22 (7%)
TNG, DS9, and TOS are all in essentially a dead heat. The numbers for VOY, ENT, and TOS line up almost exactly with the popularity of their respective captains, but TNG takes a nosedive and DS9 soars over Sisko's ratings.
What will marketers do with this? Find some way to get Patrick Stewart into "Star Trek 12." ... Frankly I wish that Stewart had been cast as Sarek in "ST11," but that may have been too distracting from the new crew.