Lt. Commander
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# 41
02-04-2010, 03:45 PM
You decide

No costumes
Went to 1 small con 20 years ago
All seasons TOS on blue ray only Season 1 TNG on dvd
Used to debate on alt.tech.startrekvstarwars and associated news groups
Once said "Saying the yield of a photon torpedo is only equivalent to 64 megatons is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Not because your math is bad, but you actually put the word ONLY if front of 64 megatons"
Subscribed to the Timo Salimi theories of Warp Currents.
Have un opened Galaxy, Neg'Var, Romulan De'derdix, Connie, NX01 and phaser kits in a closet.
Read most of the books before 2001 and several since.
Played every Trek game at least an hour (to my dismay sometimes)
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# 42
02-04-2010, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Sir_Cedric View Post
After reading a flaming post about Trekkie carebears, I figured I would set the record stright. lol

So what do you cal yourself when it comes to Trek? BTW I said I was a trekker in the other post, but I am really a Trekkie. lol

1. Trekkie - Are often fans of the show but tend not to too heavily engage in the geekyer aspects of it such as conventions or creating their own uniform, righting fan scripts. Still likely to own plenty of DVD/PC Games on the subject buts thatís about it.

2. Trekkers - Tend to be much more devoted/fanatical and noticeably geekier, oftern sporting uniforms from the show in public with out much reason. Speaking Klingon to their friends (though most Treckies know the odd phrase her or there) and having hundreds of pounds (yes, not dollars) worth of Star Trek memorabilia.

Does that sound about right? Got this off the UD. lol

Again so what are you?
Interesting. I've always read that the meanings were pretty much the opposite of what you said. In the early days of the forum, there was a huge thread discussing this, and as I read it, the main difference seemed to become apparent: Trekkies don't much care about titles and Trekkers do.

In the other thread, it began to look like the Trekkers were just concerned about having a name that looked much cooler and less nerdy. Trekkies usually didin't care. My stance was it didn't much matter. You can't give yourself a name based on your fandom of star trek and not come across as nerdy to some folks.

Personally, I think Trekkies and Trekkers should stand together against the greatest evil known to fandom: Twihards.

That was a joke, by the way.
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# 43
02-04-2010, 04:03 PM
I am a Trekkie. I love the movies and the TOS and TNG. Never really got into DS9 or after, and I don't much care for the TNG movies.
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# 44
02-04-2010, 04:05 PM
I personally prior to this game, have been an avid fan of ST but not obessesively so, I'm highly obsessed with Star Wars though, this game is rapidly turning me into the OP's definition of a Trekker.
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# 45
02-04-2010, 04:46 PM
I am a fan not a trekkie or trekker, damn it. (Shout out to DeForest Kelly, RIP)

One may find that there is far more to fandom than simple labels and some people donít do well with stereotyping. Not that the OP is in error, rather that there is so much cross over for some fans between the two definitions that many people will fall in both or neither category.

Yes, I have a uniform, have attended private Star Trek events in costume, attended conventions in costume, paid to be on the set during Star Trek filming, and yet STO is the first Star Trek thing I have done since 2006 and I havenít a clue or care what the combination is to Kirkís safe in episode 29.

I am very much a fan of the show and will love to argue canon at times, but itís all a lark nevertheless. Itís some writersí concepts (some might fine writing in a lot of cases) for entertainment. Entertainment that I happen to thoroughly enjoy.
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# 46
02-04-2010, 05:00 PM
Trekkie,
Been a fan since watching re-runs of TOS since the early 70's.
I think the 'Trekkers' give Trek fans a bad name, Its FUN for ***ake!
maybe 'Worshiping at the alter of Rodenberry' is a little sad guys?
Although I do like to make Bat'leths in my spare time

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...6&id=821787645

and Mek'leths

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...6&id=821787645
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# 47
02-04-2010, 05:12 PM
I've called myself both over the years. I certainly identify with both terms, though I don't speak Klingon. In high school I wore a button on my hooded sweatshirt (long before the term 'hoodie' was coined) that said, "I'm a Trekker, not a Trekkie" but even then I disliked the 'er' term.

Nowadays I simply call myself a Star Trek fan. Others around me call me a Trekkie.

I've been to many conventions, but it was at Comic Con 2009 that I finally met my lifelong idol, Leonard Nimoy, and spoke to him and shook his hand. I then found a quiet spot at the San Diego Convention Center and silently wept tears of joy to myself.
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# 48
02-04-2010, 05:21 PM
With regards to the original post, I would say I am almost getting to be a Trekkie; I love it. I was always under the impression that you were EITHER a Star Wars OR Star Trek fan, that has blurred for me now.

Quote:
Originally Posted by PodSix
Trekkie

I like the sound better than "Trekker". "Trekker" always sounded a bit pretentious, like someone who "didn't want to be called a Trekkie".

For the record. I've owned half a dozen uniforms, collected resin castings off studio props, made my own props, modified toys, built models, customized models, written fan fiction, made drawings, blueprints, comic strips, and even a flash cartoon. I've held the position of the president of a fan club, vice president of two clubs, founding member of three.. I've held office on the regional level of an international fan club, I've edited newsletters, planned social events, and run and played hundreds of role-playing games. And in highschool, I made my own tribbles. In the years following I made my own commbadges, and latex appliances, and more. I've attended countless conventions, and worked staff on many of them.

The problem with the terms "Trekker" vs "Trekkie" isn't what one group does, and what one group doesn't do.. it's people who try to arbitrarily pigeonhole people based on whichever of the two terms they like.
Wow, impressive list, I bet you are popular with the opposite sex
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# 49
02-04-2010, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by nzdeathtoall View Post

Wow, impressive list, I bet you are popular with the opposite sex
I just want to throw this out there, to ease the hearts of many Trekkeries out there. When you get to your mid to late twenties, and you start to drift away from the mentality that dominated your psyche from age 13 onward... you discover that the grownup world is actually a much easier place to be a nerd AND be a cool motor scooter, Sam Jackson style. That's when life starts to get very grand.

nxdeathtoall, that wasn't a dig toward you, by the way. I know you were just kidding around. I just used the comment as a springboard to offer comfort to any young nerds out there that worries the stigma they have now will follow them to adulthood.
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# 50
02-04-2010, 05:34 PM
Can I be both? Please?
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