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Old July 12 2010, 06:19 AM   #16
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Re: Trekkies or Trekkers?

I am a Trekkist.
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Old July 12 2010, 06:22 AM   #17
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Re: Trekkies or Trekkers?

Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
Trekologist is the correct term.
Personally, I prefer to be known as a Trekophile.
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Old July 12 2010, 09:00 AM   #18
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Re: Trekkies or Trekkers?

I wanted to ask the same question about the difference between Trekkie and Trekker when I first joined this board. I'd just seen the two "Trekkies" documentaries and noticed that there had been some debate on this subject.

I didn't ask because in the end I decided that the whole thing is beside the point. The point being that we all love Star Trek, we all make it a part of our lives and should all just enjoy it. It's not what you call yourself that matters, the important thing is that we have this wonderful thing called Star Trek that brings us together.
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Old July 12 2010, 09:36 AM   #19
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Re: Trekkies or Trekkers?

I don't care either way: Trekkie, Trekker. I think that some fans prefer Trekker because Trekkie has been used perjoratively by the unenlightened masses.
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Old July 12 2010, 09:52 AM   #20
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Re: Trekkies or Trekkers?

Maybe the unenlightened masses should shove it...
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Old July 12 2010, 09:57 AM   #21
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Re: Trekkies or Trekkers?

Isn't it much the same as Vulcan or Vulcanian ?

Oh & my spellchecker just flagged up Vulcanian but not Vulcan
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Old July 12 2010, 02:16 PM   #22
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I've always had the impression that 'Trekkie' is the general term and 'Trekker' is something hardcore fans prefer for some reason. Best to go with the more popular one in my opinion.
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Old July 12 2010, 02:21 PM   #23
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I'll use whatever word is the most embarrassing. Out and proud I say!
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Old July 12 2010, 02:23 PM   #24
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Re: Trekkies or Trekkers?

A little bit from column A, a little bit from column B, if I happen to go by that list someone provided.

(Shrugs)

I'm a dork. I always have been, and a small portion of that applies to Star Trek.
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Old July 12 2010, 02:38 PM   #25
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I prefer 'Star Trek fan'.
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Old July 12 2010, 05:44 PM   #26
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Re: Trekkies or Trekkers?

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Maybe the unenlightened masses should shove it...
Best advice I've heard all day.

But, you were probably just talking about their opinion of Star Trek, weren't you?
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Old July 12 2010, 08:00 PM   #27
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Isn't it much the same as Vulcan or Vulcanian ?

Oh & my spellchecker just flagged up Vulcanian but not Vulcan
Well it is the name of Roman god.
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Old July 12 2010, 10:02 PM   #28
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I prefer 'Star Trek fan'.
There you go. I do too.

Also, I really, really, like your avatar.
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Old July 13 2010, 04:20 AM   #29
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Re: Trekkies or Trekkers?

Vague memories... I had read some "Making of Star Trek" (or something like that) book when I was a kid, and IIRC I came out of it stating I was a "Trekker". But I do remember that I had to stand up in front of my 8th grade English class to give a report or something, and I must have made the subject Star Trek because I remember that I had a black Nike shirt and wrote "Trekkie" on a post card and taped it to my shirt over the word Nike. I assume that I thought that was witty at the time. The early 80's are a haze... I think I must have done a little too much LDS in college...

Anyway, I like the sound of Trekker more than Trekkie. But I'm sure I'll still refer to myself as a simply a Trek fan. I really just posted this thread so I wouldn't offend anyone in the future.
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Old July 13 2010, 04:33 AM   #30
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This has been around a while:
A Trekker wears a starfleet uniform to a convention because it's fun.
A Trekkie wears a starfleet uniform to a convention because s/he has heard that it is in style at the academy.

A Trekker has a Starfleet Academy window sticker on his car.
A Trekkie is cramming for the entrance exams.

A Trekker meets Marina Sirtis/Gates McFadden at a convention, tells her how pretty he thinks she is, that it is too bad she is married or he would ask her out.
A Trekkie meets Deanna Troi/Dr. Crusher at a convention, tells her how pretty he thinks she is, and asks her if she is still seeing Riker (Picard, some alien patient, et al).

A Trekker loves watching the show, nitpicking and discussing it with friends.
A Trekkie loves watching those documentaries filmed aboard the Enterprise.

A Trekker thinks Wil Wheaton was a lucky kid who got to play a kid on Star Trek.
A Trekkie thinks that Wesley Crusher was a lucky kid who got to sit on the bridge.

A Trekker thinks that it is a shame that the show is coming to an end.
A Trekkie thinks that it is a shame that the crew is being reassigned and the Enterprise is being decomissioned.

A Trekker knows that there are gaping holes in the technology, but ignores them and enjoys the show.
A Trekkie can't wait for the price to come down on those home food replicator units.

A Trekker buys pips for the rank s/he wants to be.
A Trekkie wonders why he is constantly passed over for promotion.

A Trekker tells his/her new girl/boyfriend that s/he really likes Star Trek.
A Trekkie's new girl/boyfriend is an underclassman at the academy.

A Trekker wonders what sex in zero g would be like.
A Trekkie wonders what sex would be like.
Whoever came up with that has it the wrong way around.
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