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Old February 9 2013, 06:38 PM   #1
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Why do you like Star Trek

I never really though about it till yesterday when my friend asked why I love it so much I got to thinking why do I like it I know some people like it because of the adventure some for the medical advances what is your reason
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Old February 9 2013, 07:04 PM   #2
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Re: Why do you like Star Trek

Top of the list would be the adventure, the sense of adventure.

Then would come watching people I "know" handling difficult situations, how they do it.

After that is that the show take place off of Earth (mostly), I've had a fascination with space since I was a child.

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Old February 9 2013, 07:05 PM   #3
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Re: Why do you like Star Trek

Why? I don't know.

For me, part of it is definitely nostalgia since I've been watching for thirty-five years. Part of it is cool adventure with fist fights and feats of daring-do. Part of it is cool spaceships hurtling massive destructive forces at each other. Part of it is Captain Kirk, every kid and men who are kids at heart want to punch the bad guy, save the universe and get the girl. Part of it is arguing with other fans who see the universe differently, they should make debating the Prime Directive an Olympic sport.

Lots of different reasons why I like Star Trek.
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Old February 9 2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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Re: Why do you like Star Trek

The adventure, the drama, & the idea of a world where there are starships, aliens, Starfleet, and all sorts of fantastic cool technologies. Plus that world being something fun & exciting rather than depressing & bleak makes it something to aspire to rather than avoid.
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Old February 9 2013, 07:12 PM   #5
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Re: Why do you like Star Trek

There's many reasons why. Mainly due to I am interested in the future and I am interested in the endless possibilities of space. And I like the characters as well.
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Old February 10 2013, 01:48 AM   #6
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Re: Why do you like Star Trek

I like the characters (well... some of them), the adventure, the setting, the insanely insane scope of the universe (700+ episodes, 12 movies, 500+ novels, probably as many comic books... it goes on forever!), I like laughing at the bad episodes, I enjoy the fandom... it's a lot of things, basically.
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Old February 10 2013, 01:57 AM   #7
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Re: Why do you like Star Trek

I'm just in it for the characters and good storytelling. I mean, what else am I going to watch, CSI?
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Old February 10 2013, 02:02 AM   #8
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I'm just in it for the characters and good storytelling. I mean, what else am I going to watch, CSI?
Some people watch both.
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Old February 10 2013, 02:03 AM   #9
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Re: Why do you like Star Trek

Because spaceships are cool.
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Old February 10 2013, 02:05 AM   #10
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Because spaceships are cool.
And Salt Vampires.

(Hey, that's what hooked me originally, way back when.)
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Old February 10 2013, 02:05 AM   #11
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Re: Why do you like Star Trek

The biggest reason has to be that a lot of it is extremely well written and the universe it's created is so rich and detailed.

Another big reason I think it's stuck in people's minds for so many years whereas most shows from the same time have been forgotten or treated as a nostalgia item is Gene Roddenberry's vision. Everything I want to happen to the human race happened. That makes me feel good and makes me want to keep watching. And it inspires me to behave that way in our current, less than ideal times.
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Old February 10 2013, 02:52 AM   #12
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Because spaceships are cool.
And Salt Vampires.

(Hey, that's what hooked me originally, way back when.)
Meanwhile what hooked me, aside from my diecast metal toy of the Enterprise D, was the hissing and skipping Ferengi of The Last Outpost. Hey, I was 8 years old, that genuinely interested me.
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Old February 10 2013, 07:15 AM   #13
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Re: Why do you like Star Trek

I dunno, this is kind of like asking why I like the sun.
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Old February 10 2013, 02:27 PM   #14
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^^I personally fear and hate the scary day moon.
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Old February 10 2013, 06:40 PM   #15
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Because.
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