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Old June 5 2009, 12:46 AM   #271
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Hello, BBS.

Ah, finally a forum I've found that moves at a quick speed that I can stand (and is also supportive of the new film). I've been posting over at the troll-infested IMDb page for a few weeks.

Anyway... I never had any interest in watching Star Trek prior to this film, which I was turned onto because it looked interesting and people were talking about it very positively (raving about it, in fact) on the various Whedonite BtVS/AtS forums that I belong to.

First off, I'm an Star Wars OT fan (Han/Leia, in particular). The technobabble aspects that Star Trek had become [in]famous for (especially with TNG) were not appealing to me (I'm a fantasy/supernatural genre fan). I had seen the last half of First Contact at a friend's house, however, and enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I watched the new film (and became a Zachary Quinto/Heroes fan in the process) and started watching TOS.

As far as TOS goes, I'm a known TVLand retro television junkie (I've seen insane amounts of I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, I Love Lucy, The Addams Family, The Munsters, Happy Days, The Wonder Years, Family Ties, Mork & Mindy, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, etc...), so TOS appeals to me on that retro kitsch level. TOS is very comparable to those kinds of shows for me. Though, I must admit that Shatner was always one of the turn-offs of Star Trek for me. I enjoy Spock and McCoy at least (same favorites with the movie, in fact).

So, with that said, I hope I will be welcome!
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Old June 5 2009, 01:37 AM   #272
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So, with that said, I hope I will be welcome!
Completely

We're trekkies of all stripes here.

Actually, check out the General TV and Media forum - I think there'll be plenty of folk there who share your love of classic TV shows.
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Old June 5 2009, 01:52 AM   #273
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Well, I mention those only because I have watched a lot of them (and now starting on TOS), but I certainly do watch more modern stuff (a few of which I mentioned--Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, Angel: the Series, Bones, Dollhouse, Roswell, Heroes, etc...). And yep, I have noticed that some people here have similar tastes in the T.V./movies section.

I'll eventually continue with watching the rest of TOS online (it's nice they have it for assuredly many new viewers lately by free and legal means).

And as I said, I've been helping explain things like alternate timelines (which I am familiar with due to my exposure to genre franchises--it's shocking how many people have had trouble with it, while I thought it was very clear in the film), the plot holes that aren't plot holes and the deleted scenes on IMDb ever since the first few days that the film was out. I think I've caught onto quite a bit about the franchise and the history of it.
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Old June 5 2009, 02:59 AM   #274
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I've been posting over at the troll-infested IMDb page for a few weeks.
Ooo, sorry about that. From there, you have nowhere to go but up.

Welcome to the funhouse.
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Old June 5 2009, 03:29 AM   #275
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Hello, BBS.

Ah, finally a forum I've found that moves at a quick speed that I can stand (and is also supportive of the new film). I've been posting over at the troll-infested IMDb page for a few weeks.

Anyway... I never had any interest in watching Star Trek prior to this film, which I was turned onto because it looked interesting and people were talking about it very positively (raving about it, in fact) on the various Whedonite BtVS/AtS forums that I belong to.

First off, I'm an Star Wars OT fan (Han/Leia, in particular). The technobabble aspects that Star Trek had become [in]famous for (especially with TNG) were not appealing to me (I'm a fantasy/supernatural genre fan). I had seen the last half of First Contact at a friend's house, however, and enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I watched the new film (and became a Zachary Quinto/Heroes fan in the process) and started watching TOS.

As far as TOS goes, I'm a known TVLand retro television junkie (I've seen insane amounts of I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, I Love Lucy, The Addams Family, The Munsters, Happy Days, The Wonder Years, Family Ties, Mork & Mindy, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, etc...), so TOS appeals to me on that retro kitsch level. TOS is very comparable to those kinds of shows for me. Though, I must admit that Shatner was always one of the turn-offs of Star Trek for me. I enjoy Spock and McCoy at least (same favorites with the movie, in fact).

So, with that said, I hope I will be welcome!
welcome... great to see you here
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Old June 5 2009, 03:22 PM   #276
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Hi I'm Sanae!

Growing up with a Star Trek fan mum and a Star Wars fan dad it was pretty much impossible for me to not LOVE both. I also got into Harry Potter but that's my own doing...

Anyway, I'm ecstatic about the new movie and the fact that they've rebooted the whole thing making it possible to have so much more Star Trek goodness to look forward to also allowing for new people to join the fandom who will hopefully come to cherish it as much as the old fans have done for the past 45 years. This way, Star Trek will indeed live long and prosper!

To the admins of these boards: thank you for letting me play in here, I promise I'll set my phasers to "behave".
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Old June 5 2009, 03:25 PM   #277
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Hi I'm Sanae!

To the admins of these boards: thank you for letting me play in here, I promise I'll set my phasers to "behave".
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Hello, BBS.

Ah, finally a forum I've found that moves at a quick speed that I can stand (and is also supportive of the new film). I've been posting over at the troll-infested IMDb page for a few weeks.
Welcome to you both! It's so awesome having new blood around here. I've made so many new friends in the past month thanks to the new movie.
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Old June 5 2009, 03:25 PM   #278
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A smooth arrival.

Welcome to all the new guys.
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Old June 5 2009, 11:37 PM   #279
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Hi everyone 77sevenseven here! I absolutley eat, breath and sleep Star Trek. I got into it from TNG and loved it ever since, I have always been a fan of sci fi ever since I was a kid. I still remember my forst Star Wars action figure! It was all downhill from there! I like most sci fi including the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica (shoot me if you must).
I even remember changing my shift in work to watch episode 1 of the last season of Enterprise (now I thank god for my PVR)!
I have seen the new movie of Star Trek about 8 times - sad I know but hey if it floats your boat!
Anyhow Its nice to be here with like minded people. I look forward to making a contribution to the forum!

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Old June 6 2009, 05:56 AM   #280
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Should we call you Seven for short? Or 7?
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Old June 6 2009, 11:45 AM   #281
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Old June 6 2009, 03:23 PM   #282
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Oh my!



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Old June 7 2009, 04:30 AM   #283
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Hi, I'm Edge of Forever, I've been wondering around the forum for some year now and only really decided to join because I wanted to talk about the future of Trek after this new film.

I'm Sixteen Years old and have been a fan of Star Trek since I was, well, the first thing I ever remember watching on TV was TNG. I pretty grew with Star Trek, playing with Toys, catching in on TV every time. Even if it was a rerun I would never miss it.

So yeah, I'm a very big Trekkie and very open about it. My favourite episode is either City of the Edge of Forever (as my title might suggested) or Q Who, because it introduced my favourite villains.

So yeah, Hi.
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Old June 7 2009, 09:07 AM   #284
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Hello. I'm The Exile. I'm not actually exiled from anywhere, it's just a name I have on a few other forums and I don't have the cognitive capacity for multiple usernames.

I've been lurking on here for a few weeks, seeing the movie has reignited my interest in Trek. Loved TOS and Next Gen, not so keen on DS9, Voyager and Enterprise (although I hardly saw any of the latter, curse you Sky TV). I also believe the new Battlestar Galactica is the finest television in any genre of the modern era.

As far as I'm concerned, canon is something you fire canonballs from. All forms of banter gratefully accepted.

I live near Stonehenge and work as an air traffic controller.
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Old June 7 2009, 09:38 AM   #285
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Hi all, I'm Matt and I'm from the UK.

Long time Trek fan - I grew up with TNG back in the 80s/90s - but have been a bit ambivalent towards the franchise over the past few years.

Now, with the release of the new movie (which I haven't seen yet), I've found my appreciation for the series shooting up again and I'm currently ploughing my way through various relaunch books and old episodes, as well as writing some hackneyed fanfiction along the way...

My username was chosen for no particular reason other than the word popped into my head while I was filling out the registration form. Plus, it's easy to remember

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