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Old August 20 2009, 11:51 PM   #5
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Re: New Trek fans?

CailinBlair wrote: View Post
Alright so...I've got a few questions about new Trek fans. I don't really have a huge problem with people that are new to Trek but treat it with respect, but the new fans who do the slash pairings, and support the SpockXUhura, etc. annoy me. Well, mainly the people who watched Trek after watching the movie just because it is now an "it thing" to watch Trek. I am a new fan, however I did not start watching the series because of the movie. A friend sat me down to watch a few episodes of TOS right around the time that the movie came out.
So my questions...Should all new fans be lumped into the same category? What does "Trekkie" mean exactly? Like...when does someone gain the ability to truely call themselves a trekkie? Also, what do you think about the new movie fans and that the movie brought in -so many- new fans?
What about the old fans who supported SpockxUhura and long before the movie? And what about all the old fans who wrote thousans of slash fanfics decades before the movie? Do they also annoy you?

You've really never heard of Kirk/Spock slash before?! You really don't know much about Star Trek fandom, do you?

I am a new fan, however I did not start watching the series because of the movie. A friend sat me down to watch a few episodes of TOS right around the time that the movie came out.

Yes, I think you should officially be pronounced a superior being on a higher level of existence than the lowly humans who watched TOS after the movie.

Like...when does someone gain the ability to truely call themselves a trekkie?

As soon as they learn how to talk? Or at least as they learn how to type on the keyboard?
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