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Old February 10 2013, 07:01 PM   #16
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Re: Why do you like Star Trek

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Old February 11 2013, 04:27 PM   #17
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Re: Why do you like Star Trek

From when I first saw a clip of the forthcoming (to British Televison) Star Trek on the national news on BBC1 in most probably late 1968 or early 1969, I just thought "Wow".

Kirk fighting the Gorn was the clip, and being an impressionable and slightly out there 9 year old, that memory will always live with me.

It was fresh, different, clever, even cerebral as some American TV critics said, but it was just amazing.
Still watch it to this day, well Kirks Star Trek, and still love it, but as a middle aged adult, I can now see its sometimes ridiculous flaws and I can nit pick with the best of them, however it will always be my favourite television programme, good or bad, always.

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Old February 11 2013, 06:02 PM   #18
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Re: Why do you like Star Trek

The fact that it manages to be both fun AND intellectual.
It does the moral debates as well as the exploding battleships. Many shows written as "entertainment" shy away from addressing fundamentally serious issues. Many shows classed as "serious" come across as leaden or depressing.
Trek is good entertainment with some depth to it - the perfect balance.
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Old February 11 2013, 06:28 PM   #19
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Because its scfi and I love how the show could possibly portray the future.
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Old February 12 2013, 04:10 PM   #20
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Great question, but I don't have good answer. I I could give all the cliche responses but those really don't mean anything.

Ask me why I like pizza and I couldn't tell you why.
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Old February 13 2013, 08:07 PM   #21
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I just love the atmosphere of all the Star Trek shows and movies.
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Old February 13 2013, 09:08 PM   #22
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Part of it's nostalgia, I'm sure, but the main reason is that it gives me hope for the future of our species and our planet. It's kind of hard to find that in other places nowadays.

Star Trek is one of the few parts of modern culture that doesn't make me think that Mike Judge was a prophet when he made Idiocracy.
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Old February 13 2013, 09:36 PM   #23
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I suspect that people's reasons for liking TREK change and evolve over time. I'd like to say that my seven-year-old self got hooked on STAR TREK because of its sophisticated topical commentary and progressive vision of the future, but let's be honest . . . I was in it for the monsters and spaceships.

Nowadays, of course, STAR TREK has been a part of my life for so long that I can't imagine not being a Trekkie . . . .
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Old February 14 2013, 09:13 PM   #24
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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.
Well said, agree.
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Old February 14 2013, 09:54 PM   #25
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I'm sure it has as much to do with nostalgic connections as its positive view of the future, plus fascinating storytelling with good camaraderie between the characters. My initial awareness was kids swapping "Star Trek" gum cards in the 60s but it was a show that aired after 8.30pm on a weeknight in Australia, so I was in bed.

I remember loving TAS in b/w on Saturday mornings in the 70s - and some eps of TOS that were specially selected to celebrate the arrival of colour TV in Australia in 1975. One of those eps I caught was definitely "The Devil in the Dark" - very memorable for so many reasons. I wish I could recall exactly which others, but possibly "Miri", "Arena", "The City on the Edge of Forever", "The Trouble With Tribbles" and "Spectre of the Gun". Certainly, McCoy's blue eyes were riveting; my whole family was fascinated with them.

Then I managed to avoid totally the huge "Star Wars" phenomenon of '77. I'm not sure why I didn't bother with it - because I really liked science fiction - but I'd just started teachers' college and I guess I was distracted by my studies (and all the related social aspects, such as writing and performing in skits, and representing my group on committees). But, in late 1979, my course was over and suddenly I needed something to do, especially since we'd been told to expect a four year wait for a full time job offer.

On the night of my 21st birthday party, a friend described his recent attendance at the gala premiere of ST:TMP. The cinema had been filled with people in costume, and I'd just been reading a series of newspaper articles about the "making of" this reunion movie that had reunited the cast. It suddenly became a "must see" movie. I bought the novelization, which I couldn't put down (I certainly hadn't planned on getting to the end before seeing the film) - and then used a birthday voucher to buy the soundtrack LP before getting to the cinema (no friends or relatives wanted to go with me, so I went alone) - and wow!

Within a few weeks, the potential void in my life left by my college graduation was suddenly filled with similar social aspects. I found local fandom: and I was again writing and performing in skits, making costumes, collecting and reading "Star Trek" models, hunting for "Star Trek" novels, new people to meet... and so on.

ST:TMP was a life-changing event for me. From then on, each new "Star Trek" movie, tie-in and sequel TV series was an adventure of anticipation, discovery and nostalgia.
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Old February 14 2013, 10:22 PM   #26
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The trousers, mainly.
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Old February 14 2013, 10:23 PM   #27
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The trousers, mainly.
You mean the lack of trousers on the ladies?
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Old February 14 2013, 10:34 PM   #28
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I was hooked young in the early 70's, pre-TAS. I remember realizing what science fiction was by watching my first episode, The Cloud Minders. Making that leap, by myself as a child, prekindergarten, made a big impression on me. I haven't been the same since.
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Old February 14 2013, 11:29 PM   #29
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Because I find it interesting love scifi & fantasy I like adventure and I usually like the characters
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Old February 15 2013, 04:30 AM   #30
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It gives me hope that we will someday evolve from this ridiculously selifish and petty species that we are.
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