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 Art Vandolay
Joined: 2/28/2007
Msg: 53
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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
Star Trek-Trekkies-geeks or not?
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
Star Trek-Trekkies-geeks or not?
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
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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
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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
 xzanthius
Joined: 9/28/2004
Msg: 60
Star Trek-Trekkies-geeks or not?
Posted: 4/26/2009 6:21:24 PM
My favorite alternate universe on T.V.

Infinite Diversity in infinite combination.
 spicynicegirl
Joined: 8/10/2008
Msg: 61
Star Trek-Trekkies-geeks or not?
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
Star Trek-Trekkies-geeks or not?
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.
 digipix3d
Joined: 12/26/2008
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Posted: 4/26/2009 10:21:59 PM
I don't consider myself a Trekkie geek. I liked all the Star Trek series, but never took interest in Deep Space Nine. Never been to a convention nor wore Star Trek clothing.

My Chinese bowl cut hair might have resembled Spock's when I was little, but I wasn't watching Star Trek at that age. I had some McDonald's Star Trek toy from a Happy Meal, but that was about it.

Farscape was really my favorite space sci fi TV series.
 Scryer41
Joined: 7/10/2005
Msg: 65
Star Trek-Trekkies-geeks or not?
Posted: 4/27/2009 9:57:55 AM
I'm happy to see other Trek fans speaking up here. It's almost a taboo subject in social sites like this. But if you talk about LOST or 24... everyone can relate. Why is that? Trek is just as cool as (and in some cases, better than) the programs you see on T.V. today. Just because Trek is full on Sci Fi and has a massive following, anyone who hears someone talking Trek instantly gets that look in their eyes. "Oh... one of those people." Holy crap. I don't say that about someone who watches all the CSI shows that are out there. They like it, I dig that. I don't put them down for it.

Those who read these forums and think Trek Folk are retarded or geeky should get a clue.

I'm going to the new movie on May 9th. I'd go first showing on the 8th, but I have to work. I must admit that it won't be Trek without hearing all the catch phrases from Classic Trek. You know... "Damn it, Jim! I'm a doctor not a (fill in the blank!)" or "I canna give her any more! If I do, she'll blow. Ya canna change the laws o' physics!" or "Hailing frequencies open." or "Kipton, there's Klingons on the starboard bow!" You get the idea. I hope J.J. Abrams does a great job with this film, but I also want to see some of the flavor of the original in it.

Live long and prosper.
 itechman63
Joined: 7/7/2005
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Posted: 4/27/2009 2:51:48 PM
I will say that I am wondering how I will react to seeing Sulu not hanging around with Kumar.
 Scryer41
Joined: 7/10/2005
Msg: 67
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Posted: 5/8/2009 7:55:38 AM
I don't believe the "character" Sulu ever meet the man.
 BBW2Love
Joined: 5/2/2009
Msg: 68
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Posted: 5/8/2009 2:45:54 PM
Love Star Trek and yes I am a nerd. Though no, I have never dressed up as a Star Trek character. Well okay, I did once, but it was for a costume party. Only went to one convention. I was extremely embarassed for the young man who asked Patrick Stewart, if he got any tips on being captain of the Enterprise from William Shatner. Never went again.

Saw the documentary film "Trekkies" twice. This is the best Star Trek film out there and I encourage all Star Trek fans to see it. There are some creative, fun, intelligent and decent people in this movie who are also wacky as the day is long. Which I hope describes me as well.
 the.best.guy.ever
Joined: 11/11/2008
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Posted: 5/8/2009 2:53:56 PM
I like pretty much all of the Star Trek shows, though I don't care much for the original (oddly enough it's too vanilla and goofy for me). I enjoy watching the movies as well, and will be heading out tonight to watch the new Star Trek.

I do not, however, plan on dressing up as a character anytime soon (ok never), just as I don't think I'll ever dress up as Wolverine even though I'm just about the right height, and think that's one of the coolest characters in any comic book.

But Star Trek does not guide or control my life as it might the other more, hard core, fan(atics) who live and breath by its ideals and fantasy. That is taking it a bit far, but hey whatever they like, I don't care. I just simply look the other way and giggle before turning my face back and walking past.
 xzanthius
Joined: 9/28/2004
Msg: 70
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Posted: 5/8/2009 3:51:14 PM
So... anyone see the big number VIII? Was it any good... it's been getting decent reviews. I've gotta wait till it comes out on DVD (no theaters... )
 daylillies2
Joined: 7/9/2008
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Posted: 5/9/2009 7:29:44 AM
^^^going to see it Sunday with my girlfriend ...and I cant wait...mmmmmmm......popcorn..yummy.. I'll let ya know. not geeky, everyone is a geek in their own unique ways.
 lady read only
Joined: 2/4/2009
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Posted: 5/9/2009 11:21:03 AM
I agree with firefly being a great show. Very sad it didn't live longer.

I am a trekkie, been to many conventions, have many autographs. Even have a box set of the original movies on vhs, signed. My daughter has even played peek a boo with Avery Brooks, and I used to deliver pizza to Jimmy Dohans house, a little start struck there.

Does this make me a geek, I guess so, but I am proud of it. Do I look like a geek?Probably not, atleast I don't think I do.

So cheers to all that say it loud and proud.
And to all that don't? may you find the inner strength to show it.

May everyone live long and prosper. Especially in these tough times.

Oh BTW the most common question asked at the Trekkie conventions? Where is the bathroom. It is asked multiple times at the same convention too.
 blindwonder
Joined: 9/16/2008
Msg: 73
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Posted: 5/9/2009 3:01:22 PM
I'm also off this evening to see the latest film. Not much else culturally has stuck around for 40 years, Granted Enterprise wasn't a super spin off but the other three did exceptionally well.
I love the series, a toss up between TWOK, and First contact as to my fav film.
It's hopeful, a much nicer future to look forward to.
 ~CaDreamin~
Joined: 3/15/2009
Msg: 74
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Posted: 5/9/2009 9:54:29 PM
OMG!!! My son and I just returned from seeing the movie and absolutely loved it! The casting was brilliant (in my opinion) and I loved all the actors including one of ATL's favorites! I don't want to say anything else, because I don't want to give anything away. But I'm giving it a big thumb's up! Unfortunately, the IMAX showings were all sold out tonight, but loved it so much I'll be going next week to see it on the IMAX screen.
 LakeCountyGal
Joined: 9/4/2008
Msg: 76
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Posted: 5/10/2009 10:21:40 PM
I was never much of a fan of the show as a kid (my dad was) but I was aware of it. And I've seen some of the later movies, but again, it was just "ok". But I was more of a Star Wars and Aliens nut. (especially Aliens)

I just consider Trekkies really, really big Star Trek fans. But not all sci-fi geeks (like me) were into Star Trek. (I was more of a Buck Rogers and Battlestar Gallactica fan myself growing up)

I did see the new Star Trek movie though. It was good but the ending felt kind of "rushed" and I got a bit confused with the time line, as far as the time travel story line. Got a little confused towards the end. But all in all, it was a pretty good movie.
 daylillies2
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Posted: 5/11/2009 6:55:18 AM
I saw the new Star Trek movie and i quite enjoyed watching it. sure brought back some memories and the characters were perfect for their parts too. I loved it.
 Scryer41
Joined: 7/10/2005
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Posted: 5/11/2009 8:50:17 AM
I loved the new film. It does something that will help with problems created by the original series. By resetting some events of the old t.v. series, they can now iron out a more solid continuity!

Best character by far was McCoy. That guy who plays him was right on the money!

The most surprising thing was the love affair.

The Romulan commander does bring back memories of Khan and that is what Abrams was aiming for.

Kirk's life is slightly altered now because of the events we see take place. But then again, we see it really hasn't changed his character much. He is just more bad assed.

Spock... what can I say... another dead on.

The only thing I have a problem with is Chekov. My lord, his accent was so thick even I couldn't understand him at times. Gezzz.. litten up on it a bit okay? It's funny at first but gets annoy after awhile.

I'm looking forward to another film now. I don't want a series. Films are the best for Trek now. Perhaps in another 10 years, we can return to a television series. J.J. Abrams will have to head it up though. He did wonders for Star Trek. I think he can do it again.
 Padawan61
Joined: 3/1/2008
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Posted: 5/11/2009 10:47:13 PM
I loved the new film

I think the film rates a 0.5 star out of 5.

It does something that will help with problems created by the original series

And what would those problems be?? Abrams' film has problems too if you think about it and put the movie through critical analysis rather than being just one of the herd and go ga-ga over it..

By resetting some events of the old t.v. series, they can now iron out a more solid continuity!

If you had read the interview with writer Bob Orci ... this movie isn't a "reset" of TOS, rather it plays heavily with the idea of multiple realities theory of quantum mechanics. Based on the Orci interview and how they implemented the reality shift in the film, I've found areas where the writing is questionable.

Best character by far was McCoy. That guy who plays him was right on the money!

I didn't find any of the characters convincing at all. They tried very hard to become the characters they were supposed to be, but with phrases like "I'm a doctor ... not a physicist" is simply playing on winks and nods to TOS and does nothing to develop that character. I didn't see Kirk in the captain's chair. I saw some actor named Chris Pine.

The most surprising thing was the love affair

Only if you're Pine-ing (pun-intended) for Star Trek 90210.

The Romulan commander does bring back memories of Khan and that is what Abrams was aiming for

Abrams' stole the idea of "slug in a body" right out of Star Trek II. How original.

Except for Kirk and Spock ... none of the characters had any backstory. Abrams' brought them all together for some Trek love-in. Uhura had as much significance as Deanna Troi on Picard's Enterprise. She was in the film as nothing more than a barbie doll for Spock. Now I wonder ... being the logical Vulcan that he is ... is it rational to "dip his pen in the company ink"??
J.J. Abrams will have to head it up though. He did wonders for Star Trek

From my vantage point ... he kill it. Sure the movie ratings are high at the beginning. Let's see if Abrams' "vision" can hold up for 40+ years.
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