Therin of Andor wrote:
The Wormhole wrote:
I don't know what kind of Trekkies you hang out with, but in my social circles we bitch about this sort of thing and accuse it of ruining Trek's purity of spirit.
Mostly, I choose to hang with fans who have a positive outlook like my own, and we manage to enjoy most of what we see. If it's bad (eg. ST V) we see it a few times and have a laugh, and if it's good we see it lots.
That's a great way to approach it.
I recall watching the premiere of Insurrection at Crown Casino, in a cinema full of fans. We laughed and cheered throughout and gave it a round of applause at the end, and I went home feeling great about it. I went online the next day, read through the waves of negativity and didn't feel like sharing my experience at all.
It's such a different experience sharing it with the right people. I am going through Voyager with my girlfriend, who's quickly becoming a Trek convert. We watched Threshold last night, and a part of my mind braced for the howls of outrage at the abomination that ruined Star Trek forever. The verdict: "That was fun! Silly, but fun."
Give me a shared experience with a like-minded person than a forum discussion any day.
Kim: I'm detecting some weird technobabble.
Janeway: A possibly dangerous anomaly that we know nothing about?
Kim: Yeah. I suppose we should steer clear.
Janeway: Ha! Good one, Ensign. Take us in, Mr. Paris.