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Old July 13 2013, 10:18 PM   #16
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Re: Is there a recipe for becoming a trekkie?

Well I always thought you had to be a freak of some kind. Sort of like those people living on Mars in Total Recall.
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Old July 13 2013, 10:32 PM   #17
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The Two Commandments of Trekkism:

1. Thou shalt watch Star Trek. Consuming Trek entertainment in other forms — books, comics, games, soundtracks, paraphernalia, etc. — is also encouraged.

2. Thou shalt share thy love of Trek with others. Watch it with friends and family, or discuss it with them. Attending conventions and making new friends through Star Trek is especially praiseworthy. If you're a shut-in with no friends, you can still follow this commandment here on TrekBBS — kind of a cop-out, but at least it's something.
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Old July 14 2013, 12:58 AM   #18
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There's no initiation,
Yes there is. I had to be tied up, blindfolded, and ball-gaged while J and ShamelessMcBundy took turns spanking my ass with wooden spoons. I asked them if they were just trying to trick me, but they promised me this was an official ritual sanctioned by Gene Roddenberry himself and was totally legitimate.
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Old July 14 2013, 01:07 AM   #19
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There's no initiation,
Yes there is. I had to be tied up, blindfolded, and ball-gaged while J and ShamelessMcBundy took turns spanking my ass with wooden spoons. I asked them if they were just trying to trick me, but they promised me this was an official ritual sanctioned by Gene Roddenberry himself and was totally legitimate.
When they branded your arse with the IDIC symbol did they ask for a small fee to cover costs as they were a bit short right now but it's all cool and they'll totally pay you back and everything and it's all on the level honestly?

Because it's true. They totally will. I'm expecting a check in the post any day now.

Any day now.
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Old July 14 2013, 01:08 AM   #20
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There's no initiation,
Yes there is. I had to be tied up, blindfolded, and ball-gaged while J and ShamelessMcBundy took turns spanking my ass with wooden spoons.
They were not spoons. Albeit, there was some kind of "wood" involved.
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Old July 14 2013, 06:07 AM   #21
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Be conceived and born into Trekkieness.

Some are born into Trekkieness. Some others achieve Trekkieness. Others still have Trekkieness thrust upon them.

For me, it was the will of the miditricorderians that conceived my trekkieness into existence. That, and watching Star Trek III many times.
You mean quadrotritichlorians, don't you?

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Hello everyone, I'm new, and there's a few things I want to know. i just got into Star Trek about 6 months ago, and I don't confess to be a trekkie. I know I have quite a long way to go! But my question is, is there a special method to becoming a trekkie? Is it just watching episodes frequently, or following the franchise? Someday I hope to be able to call myself a trekkie, (Even though 99.9% of my friends couldn't care less about Star Trek!) and I want to know an efficient and effective way to achieve it! Any ideas? Where should I start?
* Start by watching some episodes. (Where you start doesn't really matter all that much.)
* If you enjoy them, try watching some more.
* Repeat, as needed or desired. Try some episodes from another Trek series, or one of the movies.
* You don't even need to worry about when to call yourself a Trekkie; I've been at this for quite a while, and I still just think of myself as someone who enjoys watching Star Trek.
* If you feel like it, you can also talk about Trek stuff here with other people who like to talk about Trek.
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Old July 14 2013, 07:03 AM   #22
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* Start by watching some episodes. (Where you start doesn't really matter all that much.)
It kind of does. I don't recommend starting with Voyager.

If you start with TNG, DS9 or ENT, it may be a good idea to start with S3. All three took a while to hit their stride. If you start one of those series from the beginning, be patient.
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Old July 14 2013, 08:04 AM   #23
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Just two words: Pointed ears.
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Old July 15 2013, 07:44 PM   #24
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Re: Is there a recipe for becoming a trekkie?

The right combination of geek and nerd mixed with some social awkwardness, self-loathing and delusions of grandeur.

No, wait, that's the recipe for posting on the Trek BBS.

For being a Trekkie/Trekker? Just watch Trek and like it enough to think and talk about it a lot.
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Old July 17 2013, 09:46 PM   #25
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Be conceived and born into Trekkieness.
Heh. I was born in 1970, and, (even though I don't personally remember this) my mom weaned me on the first set of TOS reruns that hit our area that year. Been a Trekkie ever since.

Do I count?
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Old July 18 2013, 01:04 AM   #26
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I watched classic TOS reruns when I was a toddler. I've been a Trekkie/Trekker since Ford was President.
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Old July 18 2013, 02:16 AM   #27
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I watched classic TOS reruns when I was a toddler. I've been a Trekkie/Trekker since Ford was President.
I must be just slightly ahead of you then, my toddler years were when Nixon was President. This was also right around the time TAS came on, and I also watched that with my mom, who used to say how funny she found it when I would ask her why Spock was a cartoon on the morning show, but a real person on the evening show.
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Old July 18 2013, 02:26 AM   #28
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When I was a child I dreamed of writing a Star Trek episode. I was crushed when I learned that the series had been canceled before I was born and they weren’t making new episodes any more. I didn't have the foresight to dream of writing a Star Trek movie or a new TV series.
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Old July 18 2013, 02:45 AM   #29
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I was born not long before TAS aired its final episode and went off the air. I never got to catch any of the animated series until many, many years later when basic cable channels like Nickelodeon got the rights to broadcast the show.
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Old July 18 2013, 11:35 AM   #30
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Re: Is there a recipe for becoming a trekkie?

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* Start by watching some episodes. (Where you start doesn't really matter all that much.)
It kind of does. I don't recommend starting with Voyager.
I have introduced multiple people to Star Trek via Voyager who have gone on to watch the other series. I know someone right now who is on season 4 of VOY as their first Star Trek and they love it. I think it's more accessible than DS9 if you don't have a sci fi background.. obviously if your steeped in sci fi DS9 is a good place to start but if most of your tv viewing consists of british comedies and you've never watched sci fi VOY's characters and humor work very well.
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