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Old January 16 2009, 07:30 PM   #1
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1980s Trek Convention Footage

I found a really great video online from a 1980s Star Trek convention, complete with a brief interview of Walter Koenig, and all the mullets you can stand.

http://conventionfans.today.com/2009...ntion-footage/

The best part? The copious usage of the term "Trekker' and NOT "Trekkie."

I was born in 1983, so I never really experienced the 80s. I had completely forgotten about the age old Trekker/Trekkie battle that had taken place!

Does anyone else have any convention videos from the 80s or 90s lying around? I'd loved to see more.
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Old January 16 2009, 08:03 PM   #2
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Change the clothes and cons haven't changed for 35 years! I'm off to a con in a few weeks. I'm getting excited now. Did the voice over really say 74 episodes?
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Old January 16 2009, 09:00 PM   #3
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Like mother, like daughter...
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Old January 16 2009, 09:47 PM   #4
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Check out the pedo-stache at :54! It comes back at 2:35!
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Old January 17 2009, 01:49 AM   #5
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Okay. I, by all accounts, am firmly entrenched in geekdom. I am so much a geek that I just started a thread to post the dialogue from Wrath of Khan line-by-line. And yet I watched that and was in absolute awe of the level of geekdom.
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Old January 17 2009, 05:10 AM   #6
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Okay. I, by all accounts, am firmly entrenched in geekdom. I am so much a geek that I just started a thread to post the dialogue from Wrath of Khan line-by-line. And yet I watched that and was in absolute awe of the level of geekdom.
LOL. Yeah... it took some dedication to be a Trek fan in the 80s. I really think its become sooo much more socially acceptable since then.
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Old January 19 2009, 02:56 PM   #7
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Ah, yes! The heady days of the 80's cons...I remember them fondly. Back during a time when fan-made blueprints were King and you didn't have to worry about Paramount lawyers jumping out from underneath the skirts of the garage-resin model kit tables to arrest you for supporting non-licensed paraphernalia. It was those early cons that breathed new life into the franchise and kick-started the interest in making a new series. It will never be like that again.
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Old January 19 2009, 03:11 PM   #8
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My first con was the 1980 August Trek (or August Party) in Washington DC. No Trek actors, but lots of authors. It meant a nine hour car trip crammed into the back of a sub-compact car, but it was the best time ever...
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Old January 21 2009, 02:51 AM   #9
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Ah, yes! The heady days of the 80's cons...I remember them fondly. Back during a time when fan-made blueprints were King and you didn't have to worry about Paramount lawyers jumping out from underneath the skirts of the garage-resin model kit tables to arrest you for supporting non-licensed paraphernalia. It was those early cons that breathed new life into the franchise and kick-started the interest in making a new series. It will never be like that again.
There is something to be said for the non-corporate fan nature of the early cons.
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Old January 21 2009, 04:23 AM   #10
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I can't say what it was like to attend a convention in the 1980's (My one and only experience was in 1994), but, having been 16 in 1986, and already a full-fledged Trek fan then, thanks largely to my mom who saw TOS first-run, I have to say that video brings back alot of memories.

And Ironically, I wasn't even there!
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Old February 3 2009, 02:38 PM   #11
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My first con was the 1980 August Trek (or August Party) in Washington DC. No Trek actors, but lots of authors. It meant a nine hour car trip crammed into the back of a sub-compact car, but it was the best time ever...
I was at the 1st (and other) AP. I just made a facebook group about the cons. Best time of my life!
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