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 moon_fish
Joined: 10/8/2006
Msg: 37
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Last night watched Wrath of Kahn with my son for maybe the 6th time, Love it !
 shydog
Joined: 8/5/2006
Msg: 38
Star Trek-Trekkies-geeks or not?
Posted: 2/19/2007 10:39:21 PM
i think wearing vulcan ears or a star trek uniform is more deviant today than having a bunch of tattoos and piercings.
 Scryer41
Joined: 7/10/2005
Msg: 39
Star Trek-Trekkies-geeks or not?
Posted: 2/19/2007 10:56:42 PM
shydog

i think wearing vulcan ears or a star trek uniform is more deviant today than having a bunch of tattoos and piercings.


This coming from a guy who looks like the Burger King in his photo.

I'm just mess'n with ya!
 designingwoman
Joined: 9/4/2005
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Posted: 2/20/2007 6:46:46 PM
At least you can take the Star Trek uniform and Spock ears off. With tattoos, you're stuck with them!

I dress as a Classic Klingon to conventions. Basically, I am wearing black slacks with a black turtleneck, along with a gold sweater vest and warrior's sash. All I need to do is take the sash off, and I look like I am ready for the golf course. I can go out to dinner while attending a convention and not look like I've come from the convention. I like going to this very nice restaurant when I go to United Fan Con, and would feel silly wearing a Star Trek outfit into the restaurant. Just taking the sash off makes it easy enough to eat at a nice restaurant and not look silly while there. After dinner, I can put the sash back on when I return to the convention, where it is more appropriate.

Freaky is when someone wears Star Trek outfits for everyday wear, such as to work (unless you work at the Star Trek Experience, that is!). Inappropriate use of such an outfit is freaky, not the occasional wear of said outfit to a convention or private fan club function.

Live Long and Prosper!!

DW
 Random Entry
Joined: 12/30/2006
Msg: 41
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Posted: 2/20/2007 9:03:26 PM
Cute, Munkeechi.

I got a real chuckle of out last night's HEROES where the Japanese guy is giving everyone the Vulcan symbol and saying "I come in peace.". I cracked up every time he did it!
 Scryer41
Joined: 7/10/2005
Msg: 42
Star Trek-Trekkies-geeks or not?
Posted: 2/21/2007 5:36:48 AM

Freaky is when someone wears Star Trek outfits for everyday wear, such as to work (unless you work at the Star Trek Experience, that is!). Inappropriate use of such an outfit is freaky, not the occasional wear of said outfit to a convention or private fan club function.


Sort of like that woman who was on jury duty and always wore her Star Fleet Uniform! She got a lot of attention! Some fans supported her in doing what she did while others were embarressed and felt she made Trek fans look foolish.

Out side event related situations, I'd never go that far. Trek is fun, work is work. You can talk Trek, but don't live it 24/7! Unless, of course, it's Halloween.

I watched the History Channels Star Trek: Beyond The Final Frontier and they made the comment that though fans are avid about the show, they are normal people who live normal lives. But I think they forgot about that woman and her jury duty.
 designingwoman
Joined: 9/4/2005
Msg: 43
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Posted: 2/21/2007 7:33:00 PM
Oh, yeah, I remember that whack job who wore her Trek outfit to jury duty. She is an embarrassment to the everyday Trek fan who lives normally.

Exactly my point--Trek outfits are fine for events such as conventions or charity events.

The Shat himself has said, "Get a life"!! And I think he directed that at loony tunes like that woman on jury duty.
 Scryer41
Joined: 7/10/2005
Msg: 44
Star Trek-Trekkies-geeks or not?
Posted: 2/21/2007 9:11:00 PM
Well, I can see how she thought it was a statement about truth, justice and the Federation way but she really should have thought about it before doing it.

There is a dentist who has done up his office with a bunch of Trek / sci-fi stuff. He and his staff all dress in Next Gen uniforms. So, I am wondering... is that going to far or is that just a gimic to get clients? Either way... I think it's one of those things that could go either way when it comes to Trek Fandom and Trek Fanatic.
 4h couture
Joined: 2/6/2007
Msg: 45
Star Trek-Trekkies-geeks or not?
Posted: 3/7/2007 7:55:21 PM
Yeah sorry to break it to you.... if you like or love Star Trek... you're a GEEK!!! didn't you get the memo???? But thanks for coming out!

 gentlyplease
Joined: 12/3/2006
Msg: 46
Star Trek-Trekkies-geeks or not?
Posted: 3/7/2007 8:45:16 PM
Watch the movie Galaxy Quest...they are obviously making fun of Trekkies...funny movie, too
 Leana76
Joined: 3/3/2007
Msg: 47
Star Trek-Trekkies-geeks or not?
Posted: 3/8/2007 12:14:49 PM
I personally don't care for them. I don't really like talking about that stuff during the entire date...BORING!!!! No thank you, not interested...Go find yourself the space martian of your dreams (I'm not her)...
 designingwoman
Joined: 9/4/2005
Msg: 48
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Posted: 3/8/2007 5:56:49 PM
That dentist is over the top, as is that nutty woman who wore a Trek outfit every day to jury duty.

I can tell you right now, as president of a Trek fan club chapter, I would not admit her to my chapter, nor would the president of the other local chapter to which I belong. I discussed this with him, and he said that someone like that would be disruptive to the functioning of a chapter full of ordinary people who happen to like Star Trek. Some members don't even own a Trek outfit, and are just fans of the show who also like the organizations' involvement in the community. Our focus is on supporting various charities as well as having fun. Someone like that would interfere with the other members' activities and cause too much trouble. For most of the days at a convention I wear my club chapter polo shirts. I only "dress up" for one day out of the three days.

I've been offered the chance to buy a Trek outfit for $200, but then I would have to hire a tailor to make the outfit fit me. I am sorry, but I am not interested in spending upwards of $400 for something I would wear maybe once or twice a year, if that! I decided I could outfit myself for about $100 with an authentic Classic Klingon outfit for twice a year--less money, and it's easier to change out into regular clothing to go out to dinner during a convention. I already have the black slacks and turtleneck, and a quick change into a normal sweater later I am ready to go out to the restaurant. Easy enough!

I do agree with the above poster, that even though I am a Trek fan, my life is far more than my interest in certain books, movies and TV programs. I have many interests, and might only touch briefly on my interest in Trek during a first date, if that. I enjoy travel, fine dining, all kinds of movies, sports, cooking, interior design, politics, reading, the beach, shopping, spending time with friends and family, and music to name a few things I like.

Even though I happen to be a Trek fan, I would be equally turned off by someone who wore Trek outfits for everyday wear.
 B. Diva
Joined: 8/13/2006
Msg: 49
Star Trek-Trekkies-geeks or not?
Posted: 3/8/2007 8:55:48 PM
I must second what gentlyplease has posted above - Galaxy Quest is a very obvious spoof on StarTrek and it is freaking brilliant! Tony Shaloub - before he was Adrian Monk - was wonderful - well the whole cast was really - it also pokes fun at the obsessed fans.

For the poster who mentioned Babylon 5 - several years ago when I was in school I got into several debates with classmates about Trek versus B5 - people were shocked and astounded when I told them Majel Barrett had made a guest appearance on B5 so clearly SHE thought the show had something going for it. She was really good too - and her character was BALD which was ironic since Lwaxana Troi has so many elaborate wigs.

Dar
 Scryer41
Joined: 7/10/2005
Msg: 50
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Posted: 3/9/2007 1:56:23 PM
I would like to stand up and be counted as a Questie! Wouldn't it be funny to have a t.v. show based on a movie that was based on a fake t.v. show that was a parody of a real t.v. show running now?

Oh man... that hurt my head!
 yna6
Joined: 1/21/2007
Msg: 51
Star Trek-Trekkies-geeks or not?
Posted: 3/9/2007 8:32:05 PM
Hurt my head following it...but managed....must be that "logic" thing we half Vulcans have going for us, while the rest of you "hoomans" stagnate in your own feeble thoughts...hehehe...

Gotta love the ferengi.....often said that some sales people must have some ferengi in them...especially some of those used car salespeople.
 busy_mom
Joined: 3/5/2007
Msg: 52
Star Trek-Trekkies-geeks or not?
Posted: 3/9/2007 10:23:08 PM
I enjoy all the star trek series except enterprise which sucked. I go to conventions and dress up while my kids dress up in star wars costumes. They love it. My (now ex) husband used to tell me it was ridiculous. My question to him was what's the difference between wearing a costume to a convention and wearing hockey stuff to a hockey game. You dress for the occasion and in support of what you're a fan of.
Am I a geek? I've been called much worse but I have a normal life like most fans.
 Art Vandolay
Joined: 2/28/2007
Msg: 53
Star Trek-Trekkies-geeks or not?
Posted: 3/10/2007 1:33:33 AM
I don't think I am constantly ribbed for liking Star Trek. And I call myself a Geek more than anyone other person does. Star Trek, IMO is a soap opera for those of us who hate soap operas. I personally liked the story lines more than I liked the sci-fi aspect. But of course I wouldn't take away the sci-fi part.

I guess what I am trying to say is, I like Trekkies/ers they are smart, they make things go.
 Scryer41
Joined: 7/10/2005
Msg: 54
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Posted: 3/10/2007 5:09:16 AM
What other show has been on for 40 years in the U.S., has produced several films, hundreds of books, and inspired so many people to do wonderful things with their lives? No other show in history can claim this! And even though it is mocked at times by non-sci-fi fans, it has brought about a viewpoint that is not only positive but inspiring! Does Star Trek have the right to boast about it's effects on our world? You betcha!

I remember reading in one of the early books about Star Trek (I believe it was in "Star Trek Letters") that an officer and his tank crew came across a group of enemy soldiers. I would have to go back and read it to give you the full detail, but for some reason he called out to the group saying that he was Captain James T. Kirk of the U.S.S. Enterprise and if they did not surrender, he would be forced to use his Corbomite Device on them. He didn't think it would work, because he knew they wouldn't understand his language. But out of the brush and trees the group came, with their hands up. Apparently, they had seen one of the Classic Trek shows and thought it really was Kirk.
 *Starstuff*
Joined: 4/2/2009
Msg: 56
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Posted: 4/26/2009 11:41:39 AM
You can call me a Trekkie, a Trekker, a geek or whatever. I don't care. I love the shows and was a huge fan of TNG especially. I have about 100 TNG action figures, have gone to sci-fi cons, have met many of the actors and had a private tour of the sets of Voyager and Deep Space 9. I can't wait for the new movie!!!

If someone is being derogatory towards me about it, it's their problem not mine. I find it a lot of fun. And I find that many people who enjoy science fiction of different kinds are creative and imaginative.
 Beaugrand®™©
Joined: 3/24/2008
Msg: 57
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Posted: 4/26/2009 2:13:52 PM
Bill Gates, the wealthiest (or second wealthiest) person on the planet is a nerd.

I would say the primary difference between a nerd and a geek is that geeks, in general, work for nerds; nerds generally do not work for geeks.

Trekkers would be more likely to be nerds, trekkies more likely to be geeks.

If your life depends on someone knowing the difference between sodium hydroxide and sodium perchlorate, it doesn't matter much if they are geeks or nerds, Trekkers or Trekkies, be nice to them.
 adamISaNAMEiHAVE
Joined: 1/13/2009
Msg: 58
Star Trek-Trekkies-geeks or not?
Posted: 4/26/2009 2:28:59 PM
I love it! Everything to do with it.

And yes . . . that makes me a geek . . .

: /

I don't really talk about it unless surrounded by other geeks and a convention sounds pretty boring . . . but it still makes me a geek.

lol
 themadfiddler
Joined: 9/17/2008
Msg: 59
Star Trek-Trekkies-geeks or not?
Posted: 4/26/2009 3:14:47 PM


My question to him was what's the difference between wearing a costume to a convention and wearing hockey stuff to a hockey game. You dress for the occasion and in support of what you're a fan of.


Well said...there is absolutely no difference. Except of course I have yet to hear about drunken Star Trek fans overturning cars, breaking windows or causing riots when their team loses...

Which is clearly why we need more Klingons
 spicynicegirl
Joined: 8/10/2008
Msg: 61
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Posted: 4/26/2009 8:00:35 PM
I love Jean Luc Picard and I don't care what anyone thinks........................
 itechman63
Joined: 7/7/2005
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Posted: 4/26/2009 8:04:48 PM

Hey, I've still have the original Enterprise hanging from my ceiling.


You must have a big azz house!

See, if you like Star Trek or some sci-fi openly you're too geeky for some but if you can't say what specifically happened when asked about Episode 47 then you're rejected by the geeks.
 *Starstuff*
Joined: 4/2/2009
Msg: 63
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Posted: 4/26/2009 8:13:22 PM
LOL

As I said above, I loved Star Trek The Next Generation. I didn't know the number of the episodes but it used to be that someone could tell me the title and I'd know the storyline and vice versa. But, that's all been deleted. Now I'm lucky to remember my neighbor's names.
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