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Old May 27 2009, 03:05 AM   #256
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jeremiah_jux,wow that is great that you dove right in to TOS like that.
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Old May 27 2009, 03:15 AM   #257
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Hi everyone! My name is Jeremiah, you can just call me Jux. I became a fan after watching STXI. Now I'm watching the Star Trek Original series! It's awesome!
Hey Jux, Welcome!

What is it about Star Trek that you like so much?

How many episodes have you watched so far?
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! The entertainment value of the movie is what drew me in at first. It just looked really fun to watch! I then looked into TOS and I just loved how awesome the stories are and how cool things look! I've just been zooming through the episodes!

I just finished watching "The Conscience of The King" so I guess I've seen 13.
what'd you think of that ep?

you know Tarsus IV is probably no longer one of the formative experiences in Jim Kirk's young life. instead, he is shaped by his father's death.

interesting stuff.
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Old May 30 2009, 04:24 AM   #258
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Another poster suggested a thread of this type and I agreed. I haven't kept up with the exact numbers of membership but if you have joined TrekBBS due to the new movie, I'd like to extend a welcome.

Feel free to post whatever comes to mind, don't be afraid to ask a question that you think someone who's been around forever has heard 50 million times. Please feel free to spread enthusiasm for the new movie as it might even become contagious. If you aren't enthuastic about the movie that's fine as well, believe it or not.

I'd appreciate it if you took the opportunity to introduce yourself if you're new, or even if you're old.

I joined TrekBBS in the summer of 1999 and have been a moderator for almost six years. I'm looking forward to this movie, TOS is my favorite Star Trek series, and I've been a fan since I was 11 (in 1991 not 1966). The other sci-fi interest of mine is the new Battlestar Galactica.

My field of work is television production which has included news interviews, digital editing, and taping sports even though I'm not a sports fan. Once you shoot a game everything else is child's play, but post-production is my personal preference.

Hi. I am not exactly new to Star Trek. Although to be honest, I have never been a fan of TOS. I was a fan of ST:TNG, though. But after several bad movies, IMHO, I stopped being a fan. I don't think I watched the last 2 or 3 movies of ST:TNG.

Anyway, I did not really think I would enjoy this movie. Mainly because it's based on TOS and I was expecting that it would be another prequel type movie like Star Wars 1-3. And even after seeing the trailer, I still did not feel like watching it. But then, someone said reboot and AU. And that got me interested. So I did watch the movie with my 17 yr old bro and mom the other. And we all had such a great time! It was very entertaining from start to finish. The actors portraying the familiar characters were all great. Which is another surprise. My mom knows about the old TOS and my bro does not know anything about Star Trek at all. He thought this was another ST:TNG movie so I had to give him a brief rundown of the Star Trek basics.

I have a feeling that this movie has made new fans from new generations and revitalised the interest on the franchise for people like me. I can't wait for the next installment.
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Old May 30 2009, 04:41 AM   #259
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Hey Jux, Welcome!

What is it about Star Trek that you like so much?

How many episodes have you watched so far?
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! The entertainment value of the movie is what drew me in at first. It just looked really fun to watch! I then looked into TOS and I just loved how awesome the stories are and how cool things look! I've just been zooming through the episodes!

I just finished watching "The Conscience of The King" so I guess I've seen 13.
what'd you think of that ep?

you know Tarsus IV is probably no longer one of the formative experiences in Jim Kirk's young life. instead, he is shaped by his father's death.

interesting stuff.

who knows


maybe young kirk had just got back from tarsus and couldnt get his
step father to understand the horror he had seen..
and well decided to teach him a little lesson about grief over loss.
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Old May 30 2009, 04:50 AM   #260
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you know... I did think of that. that'd actually be awesome. beyond awesome if they did something with it!
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Old May 30 2009, 04:52 AM   #261
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Hi. I am not exactly new to Star Trek. Although to be honest, I have never been a fan of TOS. I was a fan of ST:TNG, though. But after several bad movies, IMHO, I stopped being a fan. I don't think I watched the last 2 or 3 movies of ST:TNG.

Anyway, I did not really think I would enjoy this movie. Mainly because it's based on TOS and I was expecting that it would be another prequel type movie like Star Wars 1-3. And even after seeing the trailer, I still did not feel like watching it. But then, someone said reboot and AU. And that got me interested. So I did watch the movie with my 17 yr old bro and mom the other. And we all had such a great time! It was very entertaining from start to finish. The actors portraying the familiar characters were all great. Which is another surprise. My mom knows about the old TOS and my bro does not know anything about Star Trek at all. He thought this was another ST:TNG movie so I had to give him a brief rundown of the Star Trek basics.

I have a feeling that this movie has made new fans from new generations and revitalised the interest on the franchise for people like me. I can't wait for the next installment.

That's good to hear! Glad you and your mom and brother enjoyed the movie - the more the merrier Welcome to TrekBBS!
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Old May 30 2009, 09:15 AM   #262
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Hi, I'm new to this BBS but not to Star Trek. I've been a fan of TOS since I was a kid and caught in in late night reruns in the mid-80s. Saw the fourth movie through the last one in the theater. I stuck through the first few seasons of TNG and was rewarded once the show hit its stride in the 3rd season and kept improving. My favorite post-TOS series is DS9. I thought it did the best with truly using an ensemble cast. I just loved the characters. My big gripe with it was the inclusion of Worf and the Klingons in the 4th season. The Klingons took too much away from the Bajoran and Cardassian stories in my opinion. I am watching right now through Netflix and have just started the 4th season. I never have seen the last season due to going to college.

I could never get into Voyager, plus I had gone off to college by then and didn't have the time and not until recently have I seen any Enterprise episodes. I was prepared to like it when it premiered as it had Scott Bakula in it but was very put off by its being directly marketed to 18 year old boys. Sorry- I still can't imagine Vulcans wearing skin tight uniforms. I did catch the last three eps on Sci-Fi recently and might give it a second chance.

I didn't follow any information about the new movie until I saw a preview for it. I was totally put off and griped to my husband (a fan of the original show who never got past the first season of TNG) how it'd be horrible but we'd have to see it on opening weekend anyway- just so we could know how bad it was. So I went to the movie totally unspoiled- I couldn't have even told you which actors were in it. He, my mom, and I went to see it and halfway through I was totally shocked how good it was. I've been to see it a second time and loved it just as much (I've just told myself to ignore the shaky plot and the Romulans). What made it work was the interaction/chemistry of the actors and the eye to detail for me.

It has totally gotten me back interested in the series a lot more. In fact, I've gone back and been rewatching TOS which I haven't really done since the early 90s. I was first thrown off by how low-tech it looks now in comparison to the new series (it didn't seem that low-tech when I was a kid *g*) but what made it was the chemistry between the actors and some decent stories.

Didn't intend to write a book here- I just have my old Star Trek enthusiasm back.
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Old May 31 2009, 01:01 AM   #263
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the new movie has also revived my inner trekkie.


I've also had multiple friends (mostly Star Wars/LOTR fans) who never got into Star Trek.....but they loved the new movie and now they're hooked. Several have got in touch with me because they knew I liked both and wanted advice on which previous Trek movies/episodes to watch.


I found this board...lurked for awhile and then decided to register. I really like this place....its user friendly and filled with many excellent posters.


Thanks for the welcome thread.
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Old May 31 2009, 03:59 AM   #264
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welcome to all the new peeps!
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Old June 1 2009, 05:31 PM   #265
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Hi all. I went looking around for sites that were discussing the new movie as well as Star Trek in general (who knew that there were so many Star Trek sites on the Internet? ) but this one looks like the most fun and the craziest, in a good way.

Me, I'm a fan of pretty much anything Star Trek. I grew up on TNG and Voyager (and some TOS reruns) but lately I'd have to say my favorite series are TOS and Enterprise. But I also really like DS9, as I'm a sucker for anything with a big plot arc. I have to say that I also adore the new movie and I can't wait for more.

I'm also huge into toy collecting. Needless to say, the Star Trek and Transformers films have destroyed my wallet! Most of my older Star Trek toys are up in a box in the attic, but I have bought nearly every single one of the new toys and I'm itching for the next wave so I can complete the bridge. So if anybody ever wants to talk toys I'm game.

Hope to have many scintillating conversations with you folks in the future!
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Old June 1 2009, 06:06 PM   #266
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Old June 3 2009, 09:36 PM   #267
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Guess I should of posted here first

Hi I am USS Dragon, but you can call me USS Dragon

I Love the site and reading all the posts from people passionate about all the different Star Trek series. I am curious though, are there any other people here that love "all things ST"?
Growing up I remember "playing Star Trek" at recess even as young as KG and 1st grade (that would have been in 1969-1970) so early on I enjoyed ST. I watched it when ever I could and by 4th grade I even had action figures, a model of the enterprise, a tricoder?, and a communicator in my room.
Be it girls or age I slowly stepped away from ST as I got older but would always watch a re-run if I caught it on TV. I just no longer would "seek out" the play times or stations of the re-runs. (of course only had 3 channels back then and 1 fuzzy UHF channel) LOL
Later in life I was overjoyed to hear about the movies coming out! I loved ST the Motion Picture and was not bored at all. I was just glad to see a "new star trek" project again! (I enjoyed the cartoons as well when I was younger). I loved all the movies Just because it was a Star Trek movie. Star Wars was fun to watch, it had cool stories and cool characters, but is was NOT Star Trek. Hans Solo was cool, but he was no Kirk! The M.-falcon is cool, but its no Enterprise! So while never shunning or hating other Sci-Fi movies, I just always loved ST more.
When TNG came out I was in Europe and did not get to see the early episodes and just like the original would never seek it out, but would be glued to the TV whenever I happened upon an episode. At first I thought I would not like it (because all the characters were different), but the Enterprise was still there, so I figured its OK with me too! Love TNG now as much as TOS. Unlike TOS though, I never saw every single episode of TNG (working on that now). DS9 and Voyager came out later, and was worried because the people would be different and No Enterprise. To my own shock though, I enjoyed both of those too!
I have all 7 seasons of TNG now at my home and I am watching an episode or three every day and loving it!!!! There are soooooo many shows I never even saw that it makes me feel like a kid on Christmas everyday
I cannot wait to find all the episodes of Voy. & DS9 to watch them as well; There are prob more then a 100 episodes of each of those that I have never seen.
When it comes to Enterprise, I have never watched even 1 show yet!! But I know in my heart, that I will LOVE it too!
WHY???
Because I love ALL THINGS ST! (I don't know why, but I just do! No show rather good or bad has made me change my mind).

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Old June 4 2009, 01:21 AM   #268
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Hello folks Omegalomaniac here,I do love TREK but not completely geeked about it.There are those who would disagree about the last part of that statement.But that's of no consequence to me
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Old June 4 2009, 02:20 AM   #269
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We accept Trek fans in any strength. Welcome to the funhouse.
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Old June 4 2009, 06:31 PM   #270
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Yeah, welcome up everybody. We're having a BBQ with vegan options in an hour on the Lido deck.
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