1980s Trek Convention Footage

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  1. dreadpiraterose

    dreadpiraterose Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I found a really great video online from a 1980s Star Trek convention, complete with a brief interview of Walter Koenig, and all the mullets you can stand.

    http://conventionfans.today.com/2009/01/16/con-vids-vintage-star-trek-convention-footage/

    The best part? The copious usage of the term "Trekker' and NOT "Trekkie."

    I was born in 1983, so I never really experienced the 80s. I had completely forgotten about the age old Trekker/Trekkie battle that had taken place!

    Does anyone else have any convention videos from the 80s or 90s lying around? I'd loved to see more.
     
  2. WillsBabe

    WillsBabe Vice Admiral Admiral

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    :lol: Change the clothes and cons haven't changed for 35 years! I'm off to a con in a few weeks. I'm getting excited now. Did the voice over really say 74 episodes? :lol:
     
  3. SonicRanger

    SonicRanger Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Like mother, like daughter... :eek:
     
  4. Cyke101

    Cyke101 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Check out the pedo-stache at :54! It comes back at 2:35!
     
  5. CoveTom

    CoveTom Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Okay. I, by all accounts, am firmly entrenched in geekdom. I am so much a geek that I just started a thread to post the dialogue from Wrath of Khan line-by-line. And yet I watched that and was in absolute awe of the level of geekdom. :)
     
  6. dreadpiraterose

    dreadpiraterose Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    LOL. Yeah... it took some dedication to be a Trek fan in the 80s. I really think its become sooo much more socially acceptable since then.
     
  7. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Ah, yes! The heady days of the 80's cons...I remember them fondly. Back during a time when fan-made blueprints were King and you didn't have to worry about Paramount lawyers jumping out from underneath the skirts of the garage-resin model kit tables to arrest you for supporting non-licensed paraphernalia. It was those early cons that breathed new life into the franchise and kick-started the interest in making a new series. It will never be like that again.
     
  8. Misfit Toy

    Misfit Toy Caped Trek Mod Moderator

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    My first con was the 1980 August Trek (or August Party) in Washington DC. No Trek actors, but lots of authors. It meant a nine hour car trip crammed into the back of a sub-compact car, but it was the best time ever...
     
  9. dreadpiraterose

    dreadpiraterose Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    There is something to be said for the non-corporate fan nature of the early cons.
     
  10. RandyS

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    I can't say what it was like to attend a convention in the 1980's (My one and only experience was in 1994), but, having been 16 in 1986, and already a full-fledged Trek fan then, thanks largely to my mom who saw TOS first-run, I have to say that video brings back alot of memories.

    And Ironically, I wasn't even there!
     
  11. thegreatunknown

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    I was at the 1st (and other) AP. I just made a facebook group about the cons. Best time of my life!
     

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