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Old May 20 2009, 02:16 AM   #1
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Your definition of a real 'Trekkie'?

Hey guys, I don't post here too much, but something has been under my skin lately and I wanted your opinions on it.

How would you define a real Trekkie?

I know that that could be a very broad category of people, but I ask this because many people who have seen the new movie are now calling themselves Trekkies. People who didn't care about Star Trek before but are saying that they really like it now.

I'm fine with people liking the movie, it's just that...there is a difference between a Star Trek fan and a Trekkie. And I think that you need to like more than one fan's movie of a TV show to say that you are now a part of that fandom. I just feel that there is so much more to the Trekkie label than they seem to think there is.

I don't know. Do you think they have a right to call themselves Trekkies when they probably haven't seen more than five episodes? What do you think is the least that you would have to be/have done/know/etc. to really be considered a Trekkie by other Trekkies?

(Also, I'm pretty sure this is the right forum? It's not a discussion about the movie itself...)
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