ENT Forum Get To Know You Thread Pt 2

Discussion in 'Enterprise' started by Kalen Archer, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. KathyA11

    KathyA11 Cadet Newbie

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    I'm a first-gen Classic Trekker -- age 11 when TOS premiered. I watched the show through all three seasons and into syndication. TOS ran at 6pm weeknights here in the NYC area, and my husband and I used to have dinner with Kirk and Spock every night. When we bought our first VCR in 1982, the first pre-recorded tape we bought was TWOK.

    TNG didn't do much for me when it was in syndication -- I didn't fully appreciate it until I bought the DVDs (and later saw First Contact).

    DS9 though -- I loved that from the premiere, and still adore it. I don't think it ever received the attention it was due, unfortunately.

    I gave Voyager a try, but it didn't do anything for me, and I stopped watching in the second season.

    I didn't watch ENT when it was originally on -- it conflicted with other things I'd been taping previously (and with Yankee games in the summer -- and -nothing- interferes with my Yankee games). But the Columbia references in the latest Destiny novel trilogy piqued my curiosity, and when Barnes & Noble ran its 'buy 2, get one free' DVD sale, I found a good use for my Christmas money, and grabbed all 4 seasons, then devoured them in a marathon (I took a break after S4 to watch the 8th season of L&O:SVU, then jumped back into S1 of ENT). Since then, I've been scapping up the novels, and trolling the Web for good ENT fanfic.

    Fan stuff: I'm a fanzine reader, writer, and editor/publisher, have run a convention, and am taking renewed pleasure in the current incarnations of the ST novels. Other favorite fandoms include Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Rat Patrol, JAG, Magnum, Classic Star Wars, Stargate SG-1.

    Personal stuff -- I'm in my mid-50s, a career civil servant who will be married 29 years this April (to the love of my life, a self-proclaimed non-fan who loves Trek nonetheless -- and who can quote TOS dialogue better than I can); no human kids, but we're owned by two Bassets, two Jack Russells (one of whom is named Tucker -- but the name comes from a mystery novel series, not ENT), and three parrots. Diehard NY Yankee fan fom the womb. Give me DVDs, books, a nice backyard (read: rose garden -- my husband and I are certified rose junkies, as well) to read in, and I'm in hog heaven.
     
  2. HopefulRomantic

    HopefulRomantic Phloxist Moderator Moderator

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    Welcome, KathyA11! :) Glad to have you here.
     
  3. MajorReed

    MajorReed Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I started watching Trek when one of my old ex-boyfriends did it - and it grew on me. I'm a huge Voyager fan (and Janeway is the reason why I started drinking coffee) but I've been starting to watch Enterprise now that the new Star Trek movie's coming out. When Enterprise was actually on its first run, I watched some of the second season episodes (Regeneration, Cogenitor, Dead Stop) but never really had the chance to watch it again. It's actually much better than I thought it would be. I love the caption contests here, and I got an account so I could join in :D

    In RL I'm from Texas, pursuing a math major (it's my second year in college) and a CS minor. I'm currently writing a blog called Ex Luna Scientia which pretty much details my creative writing pursuits and life (sometimes.)

    KathyA11, there's an awesome place called the Warp 5 Complex, which is an archive of Enterprise fanfic - may I suggest you start there? They have pretty much anything under the sun, and a lot of the fanfic there is very good.

    See ya around!
     
  4. HopefulRomantic

    HopefulRomantic Phloxist Moderator Moderator

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    Welcome, MajorReed. :) I see you've already jumped into the caption thread. Have fun!
     
  5. iamtosk

    iamtosk Captain Captain

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    Just started watching Enterprise again... and I'm loving it.

    I guess I never gave it enough of a chance the first time around. I would have easily placed ENT as my least favorite series but now I'd have to put it at 2nd(maybe 3rd).

    Glad I gave this gem another chance.
     
  6. KathyA11

    KathyA11 Cadet Newbie

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    Thanks -- I already have it bookmarked. I'm making my way through the T/T stories at House of Tucker now.
     
  7. KathyA11

    KathyA11 Cadet Newbie

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    Classic Trek will always be my first Trek love, but I have to say that ENT is tied with DS9 for second.
     
  8. Kalen Archer

    Kalen Archer Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Welome to the ENT forum iamtosk!
     
  9. Mr.bobo

    Mr.bobo Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Ok, I did not introduce myself here yet... :)

    I'm from Croatia and the bigest fan of Enterprise there...
    Voyager is my first love, but... Enterprise is a little better... :)
    ...with Enterprise I'm become trekkie... :)
    ...and meet a lot of interesting people...
    ...so here I'm... :vulcan:
     
  10. Aviva

    Aviva Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Hello, I'm Aviva from Sussex in the UK; I've been a Trek fan since childhood. I've not been to any conventions but there used to be a Star Trek themed pub in London called Page's Bar where I met several Trek actors over the years when they made public appearances. I also once worked (in 2000) at the Science Museum in London in a Star Trek exhibition in full Star Fleet uniform!

    Currently I've really got into 'Enterprise' after not paying too much attention to it when it first emerged. I have a bit of a thing for Dominic Keating.
     
  11. HopefulRomantic

    HopefulRomantic Phloxist Moderator Moderator

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    Welcome! Great to have you here. :)
     
  12. SheliakBob

    SheliakBob Commander Red Shirt

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    Heya.
    I've been a member of the forum for years, but normally settled for just lurking and browsing the threads. The Star Trek XI board got me stirred up enough to jump into the fray and splash around all fierce and thrashedy. I come back out here to cool off and relax a little.
    Enterprise certainly had its problems, but I was a fan for the whole run. I was actually pretty excited to get glimpses of the pre-Federation worlds, even with the annoying "Temporal Cold War" mucking about.
    LOVED the fourth season, which was exactly what Ent should have been from the start. I was frustrated as hell when the show got canceled right after it seemed to have hit its stride.

    I've been around since the first airing of TOS (I was six when the show premiered.), wallowed shamelessly in the fanzines of the era and have run hundreds of sessions of Trek rpg's over the years.

    so. like. "hi!"
     
  13. John Doe

    John Doe Cadet Newbie

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    Hello, my first post here.

    I became a Trek fan like 15 years ago. I like TOS and TNG, but I like a lot more DS9 and VOY, and absolutely love ENT. I don't know why, but "Enterprise" got me hooked up since the beginning. Love at first sight, they call it. :D

    See you around. :)
     
  14. HopefulRomantic

    HopefulRomantic Phloxist Moderator Moderator

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    SheliakBob and John Doe, welcome to the Enterprise forum. It's always good to see more fans of the show here. :)
     
  15. Wyse

    Wyse Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Hi, I'm Wyse.

    Had an account here for years but I've mostly lurked in the TNG and Doctor who/sci fi forums. From Texas. I'm single and turned 27 last December.

    Grew up watching TNG. I can't pinpoint the year, but I was at least 11 or twelve so it might have been reruns and not first run episodes I saw. Watching it now I can admit, the acting can be really hammy and the stories blah, so I don't turn a blind eye to the fact that it did occassionally suck. But I love it anyway. I'm giving Enterprise a chance now. So far I'm just at the season one episode Dear Doctor. Liking it so far. I don't see any of the massive suckitude other trek fans claim it to be. Yes, there are some bad episodes/acting/etc, but every trek show had them in the early days.

    Other sci-fi shows I've seen. Doctor Who, both classic and new, I've seen some Farscape until they took it off syndication on weeknights, and TNG which is by default my favorite Trek.

    Other stuff: I'm a gamer and an anime fan. I like reading biographies and technical books on the golden era of Hollywood. I'm a cook. The end. :)
     
  16. smosquito

    smosquito Lieutenant Junior Grade

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    Enterprise was the show with the most promise. But the least inspired writing. It could have done the business. But it didn't.

    I wish there could have a second crack at a prequel. It was a great idea. The founding of the Federation. The beginning of Starfleet. The fundaments of nonagression and peace yet with the ability to fight and win as a way of life.

    The opportunity will never come again; at least not with the same actors (who were brilliant).
     
  17. robtclements

    robtclements Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    More a Niner than a true Trekker, though i was bought up on TOS (& watched the shows on 16mm in the old ANZAC House theatrette in Sydney). I came to Enterprise late & somewhat reluctantly (to me, it can either be very good or very, very bad), largely because i've adored Jeffrey Combs for as almost as long as i've watched ST. Studied avant-garde art & support kiva.org (
    www.kiva.org/lender/robtclements ), not necessarily in that order. Travelled to the Middle kingdom (PRChina) 3 times. I guess that about wraps me up
     
  18. HopefulRomantic

    HopefulRomantic Phloxist Moderator Moderator

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    Welcome to the ENT forum. :)
     
  19. Middleman

    Middleman Captain Captain

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    I recently realized that I have been posting here for a few months now and I haven’t introduced my self. It’s just like me to do something like that. Please don’t take my straight forward “New York City” style for being rude and nasty; I’m really a nice guy. On the internet, I go by the name “The Middleman” where possible; It was my old CB Radio handle from the early 80's.

    I consider my self a born again Star Trek fan. Like many here, I grew up on the original series, mostly in reruns, although I was about 9 years old when it first aired and I remember watching it. I also remember my brothers and I making Star Ships out of toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, Paper plates and ice cream sticks. I was excited when the movies came out in the late 70’s and saw them all. I started watching TNG when it came out but gave up on it sometime during the third season mostly because it bored me and I was focusing on my career and starting a family. That began a 17 year absence from Star Trek (on TV, I still saw the movies).

    I "found" Enterprise in October 2007 on the Sci-Fi channel while looking for something decent to watch. Between the writer’s strike at the time and the proliferation of “Reality TV”, I was driven to seek out alternatives. Sci-Fi was showing Season 3 at the time and it didn't take me long to become addicted to the series. Not only did I become a fan of the series but a fan of Trip & T’Pol’s relationship, which really surprised me because I have never, ever been drawn to a fictional romance before. I went out and purchased the DVD's of all 4 seasons as a Christmas present to myself and, along with my daughter (16 at the time), worked my way through the series, in order. My daughter joined me in my new Trek addiction and is now a devoted fan of Enterprise as well as all the movies. This is another reason I'm extremely grateful for finding Enterprise, it's something my daughter and I now have in common and something we can do together for a long time to come. She and I are going to see Connor at the NJ Trek Convention in July.

    In the real life world, I was born, raised and (unfortunately) educated in New York City (Manhattan and The Bronx). I now live in a northern suburb of New York City. I’m married with 2 children and, career wise; I’m a financial professional specializing in helping foreign companies operate their businesses in the US. Currently I work for a large Japanese consumer electronics company running their accounting operations in North and South America.
     
  20. notgod

    notgod Cadet Newbie

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    Hi everyone!

    My name is Mary, I'm 21, and I live near Charlotte, NC. Basically, I like Star Trek Enterprise and Star Trek Enterprise. Malcolm, Trip, and Archer are my favourite characters, with Malcolm and Trip tying for first. (Shh, don't tell the friend that got me into Enterprise that.)

    The next most tolerable Trek is Next Gen, and I haven't really seen much of TOS or Deep Space Nine, and that doesn't bother me much.

    I joined the board to spazz over Enterprise and the new movie with you all and hopefully learn a lot (for my fic writing). :]