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Old December 28 2009, 09:56 PM   #1
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Trekkie vs. Trekker

I know this thread has probably already been done before, but I'm new to this site (and am loving it by the way), so I wanted to get everyone's opinion.

I myself consider myself a Trekkie. But you adopted brother, who is only ten years old, considers himself a Trekker.

What do you refer to yourself as, and why?
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Old December 28 2009, 09:58 PM   #2
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Re: Trekkie vs. Trekker

"Trekkers" are simply Trekkies who are afraid to admit it. They're in denial....



I'm a Trekkie.

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Old December 28 2009, 10:00 PM   #3
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Re: Trekkie vs. Trekker

Trekkie. Either that or "Babylon 5 fan who likes Star Trek as well", but definitely not Trekker. Always go for the more widely understood one.
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Old December 28 2009, 10:16 PM   #4
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Trekkie, and damn proud of it!!
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Old December 28 2009, 10:21 PM   #5
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Re: Trekkie vs. Trekker

Neither. Just a fan.
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Old December 28 2009, 10:24 PM   #6
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I'm a Trekkie. I've been a fan of Star Trek since the 70's. It wasn't until I'd been a fan for some time when the whole trekkie or trekker thing started. I never saw the point in changing to a trekker.
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Old December 28 2009, 11:53 PM   #7
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Re: Trekkie vs. Trekker

1001001 wrote: View Post
"Trekkers" are simply Trekkies who are afraid to admit it. They're in denial....



I'm a Trekkie.


^^^^THIS!

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Old December 29 2009, 12:03 AM   #8
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Re: Trekkie vs. Trekker

Honestly, I prefer Trekker, but I think it's more of a paranoid, defensive position, to be honest. I'm trying to be more comfortable with Trekkie.

Usually, instead of labeling myself as some sort of sci-fi fan, I simply refer to those who can't handle sci-fi as "mundanes."
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Old December 29 2009, 12:28 AM   #9
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The whole Trekkie vs. Trekker distinction seems to be a bit silly, to be honest.

I just call myself a Trekkie and don't worry about it.
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Old December 29 2009, 01:26 AM   #10
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Re: Trekkie vs. Trekker

JJ and a huge fan both have differing opinions on the terms in the Star Trek XI extras. This debate will probably never end. I don't really go by either, honestly.
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Old December 29 2009, 02:24 AM   #11
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Re: Trekkie vs. Trekker

Doesn't matter. Either way, soon as you say "Star Trek", the look on a woman's face is such that she looks like she would have felt better if you said "serial rapist murderer".
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Old December 29 2009, 02:46 AM   #12
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Re: Trekkie vs. Trekker

"Trekkie" is the commonly-used term--usually by non-fans.

I mention Star Trek, and it's always either, "Oh, you're a Trekkie?"

--or worse, "Oh, the movies with Darth Vader?"

Anyhow, I guess "Trekker" was coined by The Brethren as a more "comfortable" term--one that doesn't sound as derogatory.

In effect:

Trekkies are obsessed. Trekkers are passionate.
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Old December 29 2009, 02:49 AM   #13
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Rush Limborg wrote: View Post

Trekkies are obsessed. Trekkers are passionate.
No. Trekkies enjoy the show. Trekkers have persecution complexes.
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Old December 29 2009, 02:54 AM   #14
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Re: Trekkie vs. Trekker

I've always heard Trekkie, never heard of this "Trekker" term, before. So I assume Trekkie is correct. It doesn't really matter, anyway, though. It's like asking a Twilight fan if they are a Twilighter or a Twi-hard or a Fanpire or whatever those weirdos are calling themselves.

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Doesn't matter. Either way, soon as you say "Star Trek", the look on a woman's face is such that she looks like she would have felt better if you said "serial rapist murderer".
Not true. I would be absolutely delighted if a guy admitted to liking Star Trek He would get a date from me instantly.
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Old December 29 2009, 03:16 AM   #15
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A beaker full of death wrote: View Post
Rush Limborg wrote: View Post

Trekkies are obsessed. Trekkers are passionate.
No. Trekkies enjoy the show. Trekkers have persecution complexes.
Didn't say I agree with it. Just--they basically mean the same thing.
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