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Old September 9 2012, 04:52 PM   #46
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Re: What's the difference between a trekkie and a trekker?

When I was made fun of growing up for liking Star Trek, it was for liking Star Trek. The name "trekkie" had nothing to do with it.

And, if I had said, "No, you don't understand: I'm not a trekkie; I'm a trekker," it would have only made them laugh all the harder, predictably, as others have pointed out already.
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Old September 12 2012, 11:08 AM   #47
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Re: What's the difference between a trekkie and a trekker?

I'm trying to remember if I've ever heard the term "Trekker" in conversation at all, and I cannot recall ever hearing the term. I would think that the differences in the use of the words come more in context and depend on the person saying it than which word is chosen.
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Old September 12 2012, 03:36 PM   #48
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Re: What's the difference between a trekkie and a trekker?

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AFAIC, the "Trekkie" has always been a more juvenile distinction from "Trekker" (like a fan who just loves it, versus a fan who is more serious). But, if someone calls me either one, I don't really mind.

That's what "trekkers" tried to tell themselves, to look down on other fans as somehow more nerdy or fanatic about it, but it's a fake distinction made after the fact.

As others have pointed out, "trekker" was just invented because the term "trekkie" had come to have a negative connotation. Kind of sad that fans didn't just decide to stick with the original term and own it.
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Old September 13 2012, 01:38 PM   #49
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Kind of sad that fans didn't just decide to stick with the original term and own it.
I did. I'm a Trekkie and I'm proud.
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Old September 13 2012, 10:46 PM   #50
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Re: What's the difference between a trekkie and a trekker?

'Trekkers' are what 'Trekkers' think 'Trekkies' are.
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Old September 13 2012, 11:52 PM   #51
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Re: What's the difference between a trekkie and a trekker?

I didn't hear the Term Trekker till I got online I am a Trekkie Proud!!!
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Old September 14 2012, 04:09 AM   #52
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Re: What's the difference between a trekkie and a trekker?

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Trekkies laugh at this...

Trekkers are FURIOUS
(although at the video or JJ Abrams for making the movie I'm not sure!)
THIS x 10. I love that video AND Shatner's Get a Life skit from 1986.

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Old September 14 2012, 04:13 AM   #53
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As others have pointed out, "trekker" was just invented because the term "trekkie" had come to have a negative connotation. Kind of sad that fans didn't just decide to stick with the original term and own it.
QFT, and one of the main reasons I'd rather be called a Trekkie.

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