Well,one could say I'm hardcore,I started watching TOS in 1966,with my Dad.I've seen them all(vids) but haven't read all the books.Voyager is my fav series and I still play Elite Forces occasionally.
I hope to live long enough to see at least one or two of the science concepts come to pass,notably a free energy system that will give us the resources to spend to crack warp drive theories and and switch over to a plasma powered technical society devoid of stupid concepts such as money,debt,politicians,etc.
W/O too much horn tooting I can tell you some of the work I've been associated with as an engineer(sorry no details)
F-18x(DOD-already too much detail
but my baby is a/v,yeah that geeky stuff.