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Old April 8 2009, 07:54 PM   #1
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Were you..an OUTSIDER?

Were you ever someone who didn't care for star trek and later did? Some of my friends, who I have forced to watch Star Trek at gun point, later became fans..I am proud to have spread my seed. And its cool to know that I introduced them to it....but what about me? I have always been a fan since my Uncle showed my first episode during Season three. But I am talking about people, later in life, maybe even adults, who then discover Star Trek...if you are such a person how did it happen and did you have a postive opinion of Trek? Or were we all geeks to you...

My wife is one such person who thought all TREK fans were geeks...ummmm..she will be wearing her Uhura outfit win the movie opens up...I have assimlated her!!!


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Old April 8 2009, 08:23 PM   #2
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Re: Were you..an OUTSIDER?

Nope! I was a fan from birth I'm afraid! (would not have it any other way!) Oh! and good job on the ''assimilation'' of your wife!
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Old April 8 2009, 08:38 PM   #3
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Re: Were you..an OUTSIDER?

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Nope! I was a fan from birth I'm afraid! (would not have it any other way!) Oh! and good job on the ''assimilation'' of your wife!
But now she has me watching "AMERICA's NEXT TOP MODEL"...Pay back is a bitch!!!

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Old April 8 2009, 08:52 PM   #4
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Re: Were you..an OUTSIDER?

Nope, I'm a fan since I can remember, since my earliest childhood...
As a result, I never was an outsider before becoming a Star Trek fan, but I became* an outsider for being a Star Trek fan...

* I still am sometimes. However, now I'm old enough - and have risen high enough in the academic hierarchy - to finally be beyond caring.
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Old April 8 2009, 09:41 PM   #5
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Re: Were you..an OUTSIDER?

Yes, I thought Trek was boring and for geeks until I was in college and saw "Undiscovered Country".

It was that movie that made me understand what Trek really was about.
I've been a fan ever since.
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Old April 8 2009, 10:26 PM   #6
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Re: Were you..an OUTSIDER?

I first started to become interested in Star Trek back in 1996 when I was four years old and I saw Plato's Stepchildren on TV. After that I kept catching more episodes of TOS, and after not seeing it for a few years I started to watch TNG on SpikeTV. Following that I watched Enterprise on Sci-Fi (I did not watch it when it was new, because I was watching Stargate SG-1 ever since Sci-Fi aquired it from Showtime and I saw trailers for Enterprise on Monday nights.).
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Old April 9 2009, 02:08 AM   #7
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Nope, fan from the mid-70's when I was a child and it was syndicated. I did refrain from watching TNG during the first season much because I didn't like the idea of them re-doing ST, but I came to my senses and it has been all uphill since(well except for Voyager).
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Old April 9 2009, 02:17 AM   #8
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Re: Were you..an OUTSIDER?

Not me, one of my earliest memories was actually an episode of TNG, even though nobody in my family really watched it much. I became a real fan by as early as the 2nd or 3rd grade, the first novel I ever read was a Star Trek novel.

That being said, I've definitely brought in other people who were definitely opposed to it before they saw it. My best friend in high school and one of my roommates, in particular, were very big conversions. In fact, I've since gotten my roommate into BSG, too. At least an appreciation for these things is kind of a prerequisite for friendship, I suppose.

That being said, my ex really didn't care for Star Trek, but she'd seen a ton because her dad was a fan, so I tolerated it.
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Old April 9 2009, 01:01 PM   #9
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No...I've been watching and liking Trek since about 3 or 4.

My father used to hold me and we would sit there watching TOS.
And other shows of course like Galactica, Space 1999 etc etc
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Old April 9 2009, 02:19 PM   #10
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Re: Were you..an OUTSIDER?

I went the other way (hence this being my first time on the boards since....?)....

Started out a fan when I was about 8, then dropped out (largely due to all the riots about Enterprise) just before it ended. Just got burned out with it I guess, or grew out of it. And like I said the inter-fan riots just got annoying. I've given away most of my Trek stuff to charity shops, but kept the dvds, a few books and toys.
Another thing that led to my giving up on it was the thing with the books being "canon" or whatever, and you having to read them to follow the whole story instead of just watching the shows. And the constant re-release of things with "bonus features" or the "remastered" TOS. All of that crap went way beyond my budget.

Ah, memories...
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Old April 9 2009, 02:30 PM   #11
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Re: Were you..an OUTSIDER?

I was never an Outsider. Batman and Katana wouldn't let me join.

And I've been a Trek fan for as long as I can remember in this life. I did fall asleep during ST:TMP when my parents took me to see it at the theatre, but in my defense, I wasn't old enough to walk yet, and I did that a lot back then. And, it really wasn't very good Trek, either.
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Old April 9 2009, 02:46 PM   #12
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Nope. Been watching Star Trek since I was too young to even understand what was going on. My mom watched it, and it just kind of rubbed off on me.
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Old April 9 2009, 04:03 PM   #13
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I've been watching since the early seventies. My dad, uncles on my mom's side, and her father all watched it with me. The first model kit i built, with my dad, was TOS Enterprise and the K-7 space station. I remember going to see all the movies in the theater, reading many books, and always having an interest.

I hated TNG, at first. I thought the Ent D was hideous. In all fairness, though, I missed the first 4 seasons because I was stationed overseas in the Army. It took me some doing, but eventually got into it. I think part of it had to do with seeing TUC in the theater and finally getting caught up on older episodes of TNG.

I have always been a fan and although I would've liked to see something different with this new movie, will still enjoy it. I've even turned my new girlfriend on to Trek and BSG.
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Old April 9 2009, 05:37 PM   #14
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I've been a fan for ages but I have converted a friend into liking it... a lot. I took him to Vegas for my 21st birthday because I wanted to get my picture taken on the bridge of the Enterprise at Star Trek: The Experience. From then on he has been hooked - it's actually quite annoying lol!
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Old April 9 2009, 07:47 PM   #15
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I was an outsider.

Nobody i knew growing up liked Star Trek or watched it ever, so it never got the chance to rub off on me. Then about a year ago a friend asked me if i liked Star Trek and i was all "yeah right, like that's any good", but i watched an episode anyway just to be sure, and well, here i am, the resident trekkie in my group of m8s.

I was assimilated
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