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Old April 4 2008, 04:23 PM   #31
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Re: Stewart Defends Trek Fans

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Your apology for mocking us on Ricky Gervais' Extras is accepted!
That was an excellent episode too

Thanks for the support Patrick. Worth mentioning that Colm Meaney defended us (sort of) on Irish TV a while back. He said Trekkies are usually very polite, come over and say how much they enjoyed the show then leave him alone.
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Old April 5 2008, 06:32 PM   #32
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I'm glad Stewart did what he did, but I wonder if the reporter has a point. I mean trek fans are judged stereotypically as geeks, nerds, and stuff like that and it shows when you get documentaries like Trekkies who show nothing but fans in starfleet uniforms or dressed up as Klingons. It's one thing to show dedication, but it is another to take it to the extreme and those fans out there who do that are fodder for the media. Still, as a professional journalist, she shouldn't have called Stewart on it for the second time.
And yet, sports fans dress up in "uniforms" of their favorite teams...and not just at the games. Go to any shopping mall in this country, and you will see sports fans dressed in the complete regalia of their idols -- they are considered enthusiasts...we are "weird".

I love Star Trek. I don't mind if you don't -- but if you need to put us down to make yourself feel better about life...my advice would be, "physician, heal thyself."
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Old April 5 2008, 09:47 PM   #33
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tomalak301 wrote: View Post
I'm glad Stewart did what he did, but I wonder if the reporter has a point. I mean trek fans are judged stereotypically as geeks, nerds, and stuff like that and it shows when you get documentaries like Trekkies who show nothing but fans in starfleet uniforms or dressed up as Klingons. It's one thing to show dedication, but it is another to take it to the extreme and those fans out there who do that are fodder for the media. Still, as a professional journalist, she shouldn't have called Stewart on it for the second time.
And yet, sports fans dress up in "uniforms" of their favorite teams...and not just at the games. Go to any shopping mall in this country, and you will see sports fans dressed in the complete regalia of their idols -- they are considered enthusiasts...we are "weird".

I love Star Trek. I don't mind if you don't -- but if you need to put us down to make yourself feel better about life...my advice would be, "physician, heal thyself."
You don't know me, so don't assume something that is not true. I said that in most cases, Trek fans are portrayed as weird, and the group who do that is the Media. I brought up the Trekkies thing because that did pretty much come out of the Media juggernut, at least IMO. As for sports, it was a point that was brought up earlier in the thread and it's a great point.

As for me making fun of Trek fans, I am a trek fan. Have been all my life and I still watch it occasionally. I said that I appreciate Stewart for doing what he did, but I was playing a little devils advocate. I knew it wasn't going to work on a board like this but oh well.
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Old April 5 2008, 10:03 PM   #34
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Regardless of Mr. Stewart's statements of the past, I think he is a class act. Two cheers for Mr. Stewart. And Mr. Meany. (I hope I spelled that right.)

One of my favorite small stickers, which I purchased at a small Klingon convention, I might add reads: "Normal is a setting on my dryer."
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Old April 6 2008, 04:16 AM   #35
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I'm glad Stewart did what he did, but I wonder if the reporter has a point. I mean trek fans are judged stereotypically as geeks, nerds, and stuff like that and it shows when you get documentaries like Trekkies who show nothing but fans in starfleet uniforms or dressed up as Klingons. It's one thing to show dedication, but it is another to take it to the extreme and those fans out there who do that are fodder for the media. Still, as a professional journalist, she shouldn't have called Stewart on it for the second time.
And yet, sports fans dress up in "uniforms" of their favorite teams...and not just at the games. Go to any shopping mall in this country, and you will see sports fans dressed in the complete regalia of their idols -- they are considered enthusiasts...we are "weird".

I love Star Trek. I don't mind if you don't -- but if you need to put us down to make yourself feel better about life...my advice would be, "physician, heal thyself."
You don't know me, so don't assume something that is not true. I said that in most cases, Trek fans are portrayed as weird, and the group who do that is the Media. I brought up the Trekkies thing because that did pretty much come out of the Media juggernut, at least IMO. As for sports, it was a point that was brought up earlier in the thread and it's a great point.

As for me making fun of Trek fans, I am a trek fan. Have been all my life and I still watch it occasionally. I said that I appreciate Stewart for doing what he did, but I was playing a little devils advocate. I knew it wasn't going to work on a board like this but oh well.
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And yet, sports fans dress up in "uniforms" of their favorite teams...and not just at the games. Go to any shopping mall in this country, and you will see sports fans dressed in the complete regalia of their idols -- they are considered enthusiasts...we are "weird".

I love Star Trek. I don't mind if you don't -- but if you need to put us down to make yourself feel better about life...my advice would be, "physician, heal thyself."
You don't know me, so don't assume something that is not true. I said that in most cases, Trek fans are portrayed as weird, and the group who do that is the Media. I brought up the Trekkies thing because that did pretty much come out of the Media juggernut, at least IMO. As for sports, it was a point that was brought up earlier in the thread and it's a great point.

As for me making fun of Trek fans, I am a trek fan. Have been all my life and I still watch it occasionally. I said that I appreciate Stewart for doing what he did, but I was playing a little devils advocate. I knew it wasn't going to work on a board like this but oh well.
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My friend, I didn't mean you...I meant the general "you." as in people.
Ok, thanks for the clarification. You were replying to me so that's why I thought the way I did.
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Old April 6 2008, 05:04 AM   #37
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no worries...keep on trekkin.

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Old April 6 2008, 03:44 PM   #38
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And I think as an actor ,you don't want the work you've spent years doing dismissed as weird.
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Old April 7 2008, 07:28 PM   #39
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Why don't they use a journalist who knows wtf the topic is.
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Old April 11 2008, 09:12 AM   #40
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I'm glad Stewart did what he did, but I wonder if the reporter has a point.
When the media reports on Star Trek fans, they show the ones that appear in Trekkies and Trekkies 2. When they report on Star Wars fans, they show the ones dressed in costumes in line for the movie two weeks before it opens. At sporting events, shots of the fans are either the really super hot chicks or the shirtless nuts in freezing weather who have painted their entire bodies or the hooligans beating the crap out of one another. That's just the way it is.
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Old April 12 2008, 09:07 AM   #41
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Freaks sell more copies/get ratings.
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