Is there a recipe for becoming a trekkie?

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  1. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    You mean quadrotritichlorians, don't you?

    * Start by watching some episodes. (Where you start doesn't really matter all that much.)
    * If you enjoy them, try watching some more.
    * Repeat, as needed or desired. Try some episodes from another Trek series, or one of the movies.
    * You don't even need to worry about when to call yourself a Trekkie; I've been at this for quite a while, and I still just think of myself as someone who enjoys watching Star Trek.
    * If you feel like it, you can also talk about Trek stuff here with other people who like to talk about Trek.
     
  2. Captrek

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    It kind of does. I don't recommend starting with Voyager.

    If you start with TNG, DS9 or ENT, it may be a good idea to start with S3. All three took a while to hit their stride. If you start one of those series from the beginning, be patient.
     
  3. scotpens

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    Just two words: Pointed ears. :vulcan:
     
  4. SantaEddie74

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    The right combination of geek and nerd mixed with some social awkwardness, self-loathing and delusions of grandeur.

    No, wait, that's the recipe for posting on the Trek BBS.

    For being a Trekkie/Trekker? Just watch Trek and like it enough to think and talk about it a lot.
     
  5. RandyS

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    Heh. I was born in 1970, and, (even though I don't personally remember this) my mom weaned me on the first set of TOS reruns that hit our area that year. Been a Trekkie ever since.

    Do I count?
     
  6. SantaEddie74

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    I watched classic TOS reruns when I was a toddler. I've been a Trekkie/Trekker since Ford was President.
     
  7. RandyS

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    I must be just slightly ahead of you then, my toddler years were when Nixon was President. This was also right around the time TAS came on, and I also watched that with my mom, who used to say how funny she found it when I would ask her why Spock was a cartoon on the morning show, but a real person on the evening show.
     
  8. Captrek

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    When I was a child I dreamed of writing a Star Trek episode. I was crushed when I learned that the series had been canceled before I was born and they weren’t making new episodes any more. I didn't have the foresight to dream of writing a Star Trek movie or a new TV series.
     
  9. SantaEddie74

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    I was born not long before TAS aired its final episode and went off the air. I never got to catch any of the animated series until many, many years later when basic cable channels like Nickelodeon got the rights to broadcast the show.
     
  10. Fruitcake

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    I have introduced multiple people to Star Trek via Voyager who have gone on to watch the other series. I know someone right now who is on season 4 of VOY as their first Star Trek and they love it. I think it's more accessible than DS9 if you don't have a sci fi background.. obviously if your steeped in sci fi DS9 is a good place to start but if most of your tv viewing consists of british comedies and you've never watched sci fi VOY's characters and humor work very well.
     
  11. bbjeg

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    I think just watching the shows makes you a viewer. IMO, a Trekkie is more involved with Star Trek, mentally, physically and/or emotionally. Knowing detailed knowledge of the Star Trek cosmos, having a deep fandom, dressing up to go to conventions, having a collection (videos, props, etc.), speaking Klingon as a language, contemplating episodes to help guide you in life, letting it direct your moral compass, even some go so far as to treat it religiously. I think those are the true Trekkie.
     
  12. Fruitcake

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    ^Believing there is such a thing as "true trekkies" makes you one :lol:
     
  13. Chris3123

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    1. Mix flour, sugar, milk, eggs, and cellular peptides in a bowl.
    2. Pour mixture into baking pan.
    3. Heat in oven at 470 degrees for 47 minutes.
    4. Slather mint frosting on cake.
    :techman:
     
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    A cellular peptide cake, with mint frosting! Mmm...
     
  15. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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    Whippersnappers, I was watching Star Trek when Johnson was President! :p
     
  16. SantaEddie74

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    GO TO BED, OLD MAN!
     
  17. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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    Don't make me get up out this chair young man!!!!!! ( Seriously, don't. My leg's gone to sleep)
     
  18. Vendikarr

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    Those were the days. I too watched Star Trek and the animated Star Trek during it's original NBC run. I have the Star Trek Concordance with the episode dial wheel, the Star Trek Blueprints, the Spaceflight Chronology, the Blish Adaptations, all the Bantam novels and the Foster Star Trek Log books adapting TAS.

    I am a Trekkie, and always have been.
     
  19. bbjeg

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    That sounds right. :techman:
     
  20. M'Sharak

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    I don't believe it. :p