While I’m a devout fan of TNG, I’ve made attempts at watching TOS from time to time. A lot of the episodes just don’t click with me, though, and I think I know why.
While watching Trek Nation, it came up that Westerns were very popular in the 60s, when TOS was trying to get on the air, and the early series had that space as the new wild west concept. To say that I hate Westerns might be a bit strong, but I definitely do NOT like them, have never enjoyed them, and have nothing but negative associations with them. While my feelings on TOS are not quite that strongly opposed, maybe this new-found understanding will help me appreciate TOS for what it was, in spite of the era that founded it.
Or maybe I’ll just stick to TNG.