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Old March 20 2013, 08:02 AM   #61
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Re: What was your frist star trek experience

That first scene on Psi 2000 when Kirk and Spock are in spacesuits in a completely frozen room. That was my very first Star Trek experience.

My first experience with TNG (which I ended up strongly preferring to TOS) came a few days later and was the scene at the end of "Tapestry", when Picard is admitting to Riker the value of the experience Q gave him.

Both of these experiences occurred in the hospital room of a loved one. I had just turned 9. Helluva time...
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Old March 20 2013, 06:18 PM   #62
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My earliest memories were trying to watch TOS and TAS through the non-cable, rabbit ear TV reception of the mid to late 70s. Also, two of the people in my household were not scifi fans so my older sis and I had to struggle to watch it till I got my own TV. She was the one that got me into scifi in general. I didn't become a full fledged Trekkie till 1983 though. I recorded episodes on analog audio tapes, I listened to STII and III on audiotapes from movie booklets before I saw the movies themselves. I watched the show on my little 13" b&w tv then a 13" color TV by about 1982-83.
That all seems long ago, but I've mentioned on here that I distinctly remember becoming a "Trekkie" proper in 1983. Before that i would occasionally watch episodes on Saturday or Sunday, but then one night after watching back to back episodes it literally HIT me...these episodes were so good I felt a new level of appreciation. I started to look at the midnight showings of ST EVERY night ( I finally managed to see EVERY one of the 79 episodes, the last two I saw were The Changeling and The Cloudminders), got audio tapes and records, I saw STII shown first in school on a projector, then finally in 1984 in June I saw STIII in a theater..a first, it cemented everything. It's been downhill ever since!
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Old March 20 2013, 06:20 PM   #63
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Re: What was your frist star trek experience

Around 6 years old. Started with the TNG episode Qpid. Been an obsession ever since.
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Old March 20 2013, 09:27 PM   #64
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My Dad knew I liked Lost In Space so he said "Here's a show you might also like" and put on Star Trek. I don't remember exactly which episode, I was pretty darn young in 1967.
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Old March 24 2013, 07:32 PM   #65
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A TNG Borg episode. I don't remember which.
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Old March 24 2013, 07:54 PM   #66
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My uncle took me to the cinema to see First Contact, didn't watch anything to do with star trek again for over 13 years even though I really enjoyed it.

First TV episode was TNG 'Rascals', wasn't sure what to make of it. I ended up watching more though and consequently became quite a big fan.

The last few years haven't been able to get enough.
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Old March 24 2013, 09:25 PM   #67
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When I first started dating my girlfriend 3 years ago. I was never a fan of sci-fi, but she loved it and got me watching some BSG. That led into Trek when she showed me the episode "The Trouble With Tribbles", and I haven't stopped watching it since.
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Old April 10 2013, 09:26 PM   #68
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It was the original series when I was a child. It was an episode where Kirk and some others have space suits on and lies on a planet/ on the grounde and worms or bugs or something crawls into their ears and they cant take them away with their hands because´of the suits. This really got to me! It was very discomforting and horrifying for a kid! (anyone know what episode it was?)
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Old April 10 2013, 10:15 PM   #69
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My old friend and I have been together now for quite some time now. My old friend Star Trek and I met on Thursday, September 8, 1966.
I was there when it all began and have faithfully been there since.
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Old April 10 2013, 10:23 PM   #70
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My old friend and I have been together now for quite some time now. My old friend Star Trek and I met on Thursday, September 8, 1966.
I was there when it all began and have faithfully been there since.
I'm ashamed to say I only discovered it in '67.
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Old April 10 2013, 10:38 PM   #71
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I've told the story before, but I can pinpoint it to 20 October 1966, when I was 15. I stumbled into the middle of "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" during a station break. First I saw a fake unconvincing cave set. Then some guy was running around in the cave. Some big ugly guy who looked pretty cool was looking for him. First guy pulls a phallic looking styrofoam rock from the ceiling and holds it at waist level (!). Ugly guy hears it and in a woman's voice, says "Captain Kirk! Where are you? I want to help you!"

It was another couple of weeks before I gave the series another chance, this time from the opening teaser, and I was hooked before Christmas.
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Old April 10 2013, 10:49 PM   #72
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I've told the story before, but I can pinpoint it to 20 October 1966, when I was 15. I stumbled into the middle of "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" during a station break. First I saw a fake unconvincing cave set. Then some guy was running around in the cave. Some big ugly guy who looked pretty cool was looking for him. First guy pulls a phallic looking styrofoam rock from the ceiling and holds it at waist level (!). Ugly guy hears it and in a woman's voice, says "Captain Kirk! Where are you? I want to help you!"
Best episode description EVER.

The first ST episode I ever saw - that I can remember - was "Elementary, My Dear Data". I was a very small child, and I had no idea what was going on, but I liked it. It may have also contributed to my lifelong obsession with Sherlock Holmes. (To this day, I think Spiner did a better job playing Holmes than RDJ. But that's just me.)
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Old April 10 2013, 10:58 PM   #73
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Re: What was your frist star trek experience

I got hooked on Star Trek from the very beginning -- September 1966.

I was just about to turn thirteen.

We'd just purchased our first color TV set.

Now, that's what you call a perfect storm for making a kid into a lifelong Trek geek!


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It was the original series when I was a child. It was an episode where Kirk and some others have space suits on and lies on a planet/ on the grounde and worms or bugs or something crawls into their ears and they cant take them away with their hands because´of the suits. This really got to me! It was very discomforting and horrifying for a kid! (anyone know what episode it was?)
That sounds like the feature film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Maybe you've mixed it up with one of the original series episodes like "The Naked Time" or "The Tholian Web."
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Old April 14 2013, 08:07 PM   #74
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September 28, 1987. I was six years old and watching the TNG premiere with my older brothers. They were both TOS fans, which I didn't get into until I was a lot older. But I liked TNG from the start.

I really went from 'like' to 'love' years later when 'First Contact' (the episode) aired. It filled me with hope. Made me wish a beautiful starship would come take me away.
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Old May 26 2013, 01:50 PM   #75
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I started watching the show on NBC in Sep 1966; Dad was a sci-fi fan (his favorite show was Twilight Zone), and he got me started on that genre. At university in the late 1940's, he wrote sci-fi stories for the English classes in his engineering curriculum. I had always liked the space program. Back then NASA events were a big deal at school, etc. So Star Trek was just a fun thing and the beginning of a long relationship.
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