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Old December 8 2005, 10:34 PM   #106
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Re: TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

i'm new here....i want to post but need to come back after spending thought on this post. everyone's post is very well thought out.
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Old December 8 2005, 11:02 PM   #107
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Re: TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

Hello there fellow trek buddies

I have to say that I became immersed into Trek by the great old threesome of Spock, Kirk and McCoy. I'd watch the repeats as a kid, and mum would laugh at how she loved it when it first aired and soon sit and watch it again with me. I even went and saw my first trek movie ST4 : The Voyage Home at the cinemas. But yes the all time favoruite that clinched trek for me was Wrath of Khan. Had to get it out on video, and after watching the motion picture, it certainly brought my interest up a thousand fold.

I have to say, I never liked TNG, like Puppet Master, saw encounter at farpoint on video, groaned at how bad it was, the stiff acting, a bald captain who looked like he was from thunderbirds are go. And soon turned away to continue watching the new TOS movies that came out.

Australian TV was a few years behind in trek and still is. I'm sure we never got to see TNG season three either. Played out of order etc it helped later on when I soon became immersed in the new and well improved TNG from the encounter days.

A student was commenting on the graphics on a new star trek video called emmissary. Something called Deep Space Nine. So I hired it watched it and loved the whole story of the borg and Wolf 359. So searching the cobwebbed video store located best of both worlds.

This is where I became a TNG fan. Riker on that battle bridge chair, in his accustomed slump just sold it to me. Well maybe the beard and smile did So yes, headed back found a few more of Season 5, then watched season 1 again as they were the only videos available. I looked beyond the awkwardness of season 1 and enjoyed the sotries instead. Watched it like I did as a kid with Dr Who and fell in love.

And yup, from there on I became a TNG and TOS fan. And a bearded riker groupie too

We unfortunately are too far for some actors, to hold great trek conventions here. Some in the past we've only just scrapped in with making it a huge sci-fi con rather than just trek. Stewart, Dorn and gates have made it here many many years ago. But now everytime we have Sirtis or someone else they pull out at the end. I guess what I am saying is, I would love to see a convention in the US, see what it's really like. And havea chance of seeing the beard...opps Riker in person

Well there's my piece. I'm a fan. And I do cringe at what it has become. A drawn out series that was mishandled for many years. I only hope that one day it will rise again like TNG did from the TOS ashes. But hopefully not as woodenly
uh oh check out the foot on the rock, the jutting chin, the puffed out chest. It's the ruggered commander pose.
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Old December 9 2005, 09:57 PM   #108
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Greetings - Cherub here - thought I'd flap by and say 'Hi'.


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Old December 14 2005, 05:43 AM   #109
Location: Chicago, IL
Re: TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

I suppose I should post in this. I watched over the Enterprise forum for 18 months and never bothered in their thread.

Hi, I'm 29 years old from the Chicago, IL area. I'm an IT consultant. I'm also a pilot finishing up my commercial rating as I head towards a supplemental carreer as a flight instructor.

I was a young kid watching Star Trek reruns for a number of years. Pretty much got on board with TNG from the start and never looked back. It is of course my favorite, and I can list all sorts of ungodly things a kid with no VCR used to do to ensure that he was in front of the TV Saturdays at 6 PM.

Don't get me wrong, I love strong characters. But I believe the ensemble and general image that was the TNG concept is one of the most appealing aspects of this series.
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Old December 17 2005, 08:11 AM   #110
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Location: Winnipeg
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Hey everyone, I'm totally new and I love TNG. I'm 21 and grew up watching TNG, hell this is the first time since I can remember that there hasn't been a Trek show on TV. It's soooo weird. My fav character as a kid was Wesley *ducks*, but I've since grown to love Troi (maybe that's why I'm majoring in psych?) and she did not crash the saucer! LOL. My favorite recurring character was Vash, I love smart mouthed women . The Galaxy-class is my favorite Federation ship, it's just beautiful. So hey everyone and I hope to be posting more!
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Old December 17 2005, 08:29 PM   #111
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Hello, ch'Rihan! Nice username.

I hope to see you around the forum in the future...
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Old December 18 2005, 02:09 AM   #112
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Thanks Naraht, I take it you're a Duane fan too? Love the avatar too.
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Old December 18 2005, 05:22 AM   #113
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My screenname is evidence enough, right?
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Old December 20 2005, 11:13 AM   #114
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Re: TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

I should post something, but have been rather lacking in posting in the trek forums for a long time as I've been hanging out in the lounges at lot (okay just the admirals lounge at the moment). Probabily my favourite characters are Picard and Worf, but there is a character I don't like either (including Wesley). Yesterday's Enterprise is one of my favourite episodes. I could be cast as DS9er/TNGer.
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Old December 20 2005, 11:31 AM   #115
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I'm a huge fan of TNG, though back in the late eighties when it first came out I was one of the diehard TOS fans who thought it was tripe. I remember watching Naked Now and Code of Honour (the first episodes I saw on rental video) and being utterly horrified. I gave the show a second chance and rented Encounter at Farpoint, which, while not as bad as the others, I still disliked.

It wasn't until I met a guy at uni, in about 89 or 90, who had access to really bad bootleg copies (I'm in the UK) of season two that I started to turn around on it. Ironically, a Wesley episode (The Dauphin) was one of the first I really enjoyed. That was followed by Pen Pals and Q Who.

I adored season 3, and still consider it on a par with TOS season one. My all time favourite TNG episode (indeed, my favorite of any of the Treks) is season 5's Darmok.
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Old December 20 2005, 11:54 AM   #116
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Re: TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

Posted by jkladis:
Hi, I'm 29 years old from the Chicago, IL area.

Hey, me too! Nice to see meet another Trek fan from the area.
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Old December 22 2005, 11:42 PM   #117
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Location: CA
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I'll chime in. I remember reg'ng on this board years ago but never could find the time to post -- so here I am now.

I remember watching TNG on Sundays back-to-back with the Simpsons. My neighbor and I had that time reserved every week - it really got me into Trek. I had watched TOS as a young'n with Dad but never much cared for it.

About me, I'm 35, married with several kids, network engineeer for a large aerospace company, I like anything electronic('puters), motorcyles(OMG!), and HOCKEY! add trek to that and what a combo!
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Old December 28 2005, 03:16 AM   #118
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Hey I've only been here a few weeks and TNG is my favorite, I grew up watching Picard.
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Old December 28 2005, 03:42 AM   #119
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Location: Chattanooga, TN
Re: TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

Everything wonderful about TNG has been said, but here's my short run-down list:

Jean-Luc Picard. The greatest role model in tv history.

1701-D. Big, bright, beautiful.

The cast. Likeable

Vision of the future. Optimistic, but not elitist.
"There are several books that I have-the Physics of Star Trek, Star Trek and Business, there are manuals on command style and countless scholarly papers that have been written about the significance of Next Generation."
Patrick Stewart
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Old December 30 2005, 02:16 AM   #120
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Reading all these posts, and looking at the number of people who were turned on to ST through reruns and/or their parents is aging me.

I started watching TOS the first time around - yes, way back in the 60's. I'll admit I was rather young, but having been raised in a house with an older brother who read tons of sci-fi and shared it with me, I was immediately hooked - then doubly hooked by the camaraderie of Spock, Kirk and McCoy.
I suffered through the cancellation, the years of reruns, the countless arguments with my other geeky friends (we played games like, "Can you name the episode from one word of dialog - and who wrote it?"), survived the animated series, read the fanzines, and rejoiced when TMP was announced, and lived from movie to movie thereafter.
When TNG was announced, I was cautious - even dubious! - to say the least. Love ST as I do, I also recognized that it had its weaknesses - and all of them were evident in that first episode. But I hung in there and became a TNG fiend, with just the slightest amount of interest in P/C and Data (as some of you may be aware.)
DS9 was probably a better crafted series - but as I live in the Chicago area (Hi! jkladis! Nice to see another Chicagoan in the chat) the local station put it on Saturday afternoons, forcing it compete with the Cubs games - so sometimes it was on, other times it would run at midnight the following day - and so on. Hard to track, and I lost interest.
I never found the allure in VOY; i thought that if they had really wanted to have a good series, they should have killed the captain, and left a less competent leader in place. The story possibilities were endless! But I'm sure they had reasons for doing what they did.
I hoped ENT would escape the VOY production problems - and for a time, it seemed it would - but after the whole season arc about the Xindi, I suspected it was doomed. When the Nazi episode appeared, I knew the end was in sight. Could it get any more cliched?
Ironically, my sone was born just before TNG premiered; ENT went off the air on his 17th birthday. He has been imbued with ST-ness all his life. (He was listening to his friends discuss some Trek-related issue the other day, and they deferred to him and his knowledge. He protested that he was not a geek, then immediately corrected them all, explaining that Worf hadn't married Ezri Dax, but rather Jadzia. The boy can speak Klingon for crying out loud. I guess it's in the blood.)
I wait, with great anticipation and hope, the future of Trek that TPTB will give us - but in the interim, it's me and my computer and all our unfulfilled fantasies making do in the interim.
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