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Old May 9 2013, 11:21 PM   #101
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Re: TOS: Devil's Bargain by Tony Daniel Review Thread (Spoilers!)

I read my first Trek novel about 37 years ago, I'd say. And my 40th anniversary as a Trek fan will be this coming January.

For a long time, "Trekkie" was seen as a derogatory label applied to Trek fans by those who looked down on them -- akin to "hippie" or "groupie," or maybe even "junkie." "Trekker" was coined as a more respectable alternative, by analogy with "trucker," I think. (Or perhaps simply from the Dutch word trekker, one who goes on a long journey.) These days the stigma attached to "Trekkie" seems to have been forgotten and the terms are used pretty much interchangeably.
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