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Old February 4 2013, 04:13 AM   #796
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Re: Welcome Fellow Trekkies! The GTD Get to Know You thread

Hey, all. Thought I'd finally introduce myself. Lifelong trekkie here, I started watching when Kirk, Spock, et al were it. I like all Trek, but still have a soft spot for the original.
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Old February 4 2013, 05:13 PM   #797
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hello, anybody there....? I'm still trying to get the hang of this. I've read the FAQ and I still haven't figured out how you're meant to introduce yourself...
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Old February 4 2013, 05:45 PM   #798
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....aha! it works!
Hi there everyone. I've been reading discussions on this site for the past 2 and a half years and finally decided to join in November. Messed up registration procedure, success on 2nd attempt! So here I am...
Truth be told I was extremely reluctant way back when EVER to watch Star Trek anything. I had the quite widespread image that stuff like that was for social misfits who spend all day talking to computers but need two stiff drinks before saying hello to a fellow human being and would probably spontaneously ejaculate if a woman so much as smiled at them; and I was damned if I'd have people think I was in that category by admitting to watching Trek and liking it... Well what can I say?
Most of the people on this site seem to be quite normal so I'm happy to be cured of my preconceptions (grin). It was some mates at uni who got me onto TNG, by insisting they plonk me down in front of it, and I was initially sold purely on the acting qualities of Patrick Stewart. I thought, well if he's in it, this can't be such rubbish after all. Watched a few episodes, quite liked it, didn't fall in love yet. Then a couple years ago I was staying at a hotel over in Germany unable to sleep and watching TNG re-runs at half three in the morning, sort of as background, like having the radio on. Then the episode "Ensign Ro" came on and had me instantly hooked. The whole Bajoran-Cardassian thing and the background that was hinted at really fired up my imagination and it went from there. First thing back home, looked up the terms on the net... found out that DS9 dealt with the topic in more depth... ended up buying first the last two seasons of TNG, then bit by bit the entire run of both series... then a few books... The quality of many of the storylines and the calibre of the acting absolutely won me over. In fact I've got so infatuated that I'm currently in my 'professional capacity' working on an anthology of short stories dealing with the occupation and what came after.
So, I still wouldn't call myself a Trekkie for fear people should think I walk around in fancy dress and will spout Klingon grammar at them, but I am unashamedly a massive fan by now!! Come on, you lot, everyone pour themselves a virtual drink at my expense... I'm glad to be sitting at the table! Cheers!
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Old February 6 2013, 02:09 PM   #799
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Dal Rassak wrote: View Post
I had the quite widespread image that [Start Trek] was for social misfits who spend all day talking to computers but need two stiff drinks before saying hello to a fellow human being and would probably spontaneously ejaculate if a woman so much as smiled at them.
Wow, Dal, how did you get that one so very wrong?

I am also new, by the way.
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Old February 8 2013, 10:32 PM   #800
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I am also new, by the way.
Or, rather, quite old?

Welcome to all new members, I hope you'll enjoy your stay here.
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Old February 8 2013, 10:44 PM   #801
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Hello all, I'm CaptainMurdock. It's a pleasure to be here.
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Old February 9 2013, 09:23 AM   #802
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Hello all! I'm a 20-something journalist in Washington State and have been a trek fan since a little kid. Our family recorded the original movies when they were shown on TV and I wore out the Wrath of Khan tape. Watched basically all of TNG... still think its the best kind of Trek. I enjoy the series optimistic outlook as opposed to all the apocalyptic sci-fi shows and movies that tend to get made now.
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Old February 9 2013, 09:32 AM   #803
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Hello all, I'm CaptainMurdock. It's a pleasure to be here.
Welcome Ensign.
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Old February 9 2013, 10:40 AM   #804
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Hello, I just joined this forum a month or so ago and I am so glad to be here It's nice to speak to people that are interested in the same things I am
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Old February 9 2013, 03:48 PM   #805
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Hello to the new members who have joined over the last week...I see a few new names
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Old February 9 2013, 04:05 PM   #806
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Waves at fellow Brit.
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Old February 9 2013, 04:35 PM   #807
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Oooh, hello Bigjoe. A fellow Brit indeed
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Old February 11 2013, 12:40 AM   #808
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Hi, I am Bill, 57 years old, and retired after 29 years in commercial nuclear power. I now work part time as an Industrial Safety Supervisor/Specialist and travel to different commercial nuclear power facilities in the Northeast and Midwest to provide safety training and oversight of workers conducting plant maintenance activities.

I was 11 years old when I watched my first TOS episode in 1966: "The Corbomite Maneuver" and became hooked on Star Trek forever. My primary Trek interests are TOS and TNG TV and movies.

I got into replica prop kit making and collecting back in 2008 when I bought my first prop, a HMS TOS Phaser from Rodd.com. I try to combine my basic electronics and laser knowledge into my prop builds. I currently have several ST Phasers equipped with lasers. Tricorders are my latest interest with several on the work bench from the TNG era to build. I also enjoy building scfi models primarily Star Trek and Lost in Space. You can see some of my props on Youtube (Syfypropmaker).

I am also an active volunteer firefighter in my community for nearly 40 years now and also enjoy photography and auto racing.

Thanks for having me aboard!
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Old February 11 2013, 11:02 PM   #809
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Hello Safetyman, hope you enjoy your stay here
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Old February 13 2013, 10:44 PM   #810
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Welcome to all those that have posted here since I last was here. I hope you'll have fun around here.
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