Well to each there own. However Star Trek is not just a series about sci-fi, lasers and starships. It is something deeper. With rich characters, stories and morals. It is something that a lot of people can learn from today. Many episodes address problems that we still face today. From racism, religion, greed and ethics, it has a lot of value for anyone looking to expand their perspective.
But it is boring
That is a matter of perspective. I do admit, there are some episode from the many different series that I wish could have been more engaging. However in some of the episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Voyager and The Next Generation had me at the edge of my seat. I don't want to go into too much details, no spoilers, but characters like Captain Benjamin Sisko (portrayed by Avery Brooks) and Captain Kathryn Janeway (portrayed by Kate Mulgrew) have had to face several dark and nerve-racking dilemmas. Not to mention that they also respectively promoted equality for both people of color (Sisko) and woman (Janeway) in the sense that they were both in positions of command and leadership. Anyways the plot of Voyager consisted of the starship Voyager that, during a mission, was swept away 70,000 light years away from their previous location. Need help getting perspective? Well Voyager 2 (A satellite launched from Earth in 1989) took about 12 years to get to Neptune, a planet in the outermost part of our solar system. Neptune from Earth is about 4 light "hours" (Not even years). Now imagine 70,000 light years . Now there are about 8760 hours in a year. It took 12 years to get to Neptune, so 70,000 light years. I am no Math genius, and I don't have enough fingers to count that high, but that is a lot of Neptunes.
I won't get it
No worries, there are a lot of things I don't get about it either. However there are many parts that I do see in today's society. The Ferengi for example.
The Ferengi are an alien species, who have a simple belief. The pursuit of wealth, greed is eternal. Sound familiar to anything in our world? They are a greed-driven species. One that puts the pursuit of wealth above anything else: morals, family etc. This is a sort of look at today's society in which several individuals pursue wealth at the cost of other people and our planet. Yet like the Ferengi they don't care, as long as they make a profit. I bet I can name a few famous individuals you'd recognize, who would make a perfect Ferengi, but I'm not going to get into politics right now. Beyond the Ferengi, there are many other points of Star Trek: From the Prime Directive, genetic experimentation, parallel universe, and time travel, that can really grab your interest.
I'm just not into sci-fi
To be honest, not everything about Star Trek is completely nerd-out sci-fi. It can really get down into the roots of civilizations that resemble a lot of Earth's past. From Theology, to westerns, even a trip back to the 1980s. The variety of settings that the many Star Trek series have utilize make it much more than just a typical Sci-fi. It is more about Philosophy and Morals. What was the episode really about? Was it something as simple as, don't count your chickens before they hatch, or something more complex like; The law governs that we do not interfere, but if we don't millions will die.
Star Trek is really very deep and each episode has a very significant meaning, that could be applied to even today's society. Not just that but the characters themselves, are so full of life. They are portrayed by some of the most dedicated people. They immerse themselves into the role. My personal favorites is The Doctor (portrayed by Robert Picardo) a holograhpic doctor, who is very sassy, is a character who develops himself throughout the Voyager series. Being only a hologram he had to adapt to being more than just a hologram but to adapt into becoming part of the crew. His journey is like one of an infant filling their curiosity. Also there is Miles O' Brien (portrayed by Colm Meaney), just your average human. He is the Chief of Operations of Deep Space Nine. He is a character who one can say is just an average joe. However his character is one who has to constantly face psychological traumas, whether it be torture, deadly infection, or in one episode a clone who replaced him who really believed he was the real Miles O'Brien (very intense episode).
Just give it a chance, It doesn't atter which series first
They all have their wonderful characters and captains from. Captain Kirk's bold cowboy-like exploration, Captain Picard's wisdom filled and analytical approach and Captain Sisko's sometimes you got to do what you got to do. It is a very rich series in where you will be bound to fall in love with one of the characters. There will definitely be an episode where you will laugh or even get lost in deep thought. Just give it a chance, and boldly go where your mind has not gone before.