The Official Welcome Thread

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by Lord Garth, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. HopefulRomantic

    HopefulRomantic Phloxist Moderator Moderator

    Aug 18, 2004
    feeding the cats again
    Howdy. I've been a member of this board for 4 years, but never got around to doing the Welcome Thread thing anywhere. (Took me almost a year to rack up enough posts to get an avatar. I wasn't very talkative.) But I've been reading the Blue Warp Nacelles thread for the past few weeks and laughing myself silly, and I just wanted to say hello and thank the mad creative geniuses here.

    Oh, and I've been a Trek fan forever. Looking forward to XI.
  2. star

    star Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 13, 2004
    Back in the land of Lurkdom
    Woohoo! My sis is in da house!!! :D
  3. HopefulRomantic

    HopefulRomantic Phloxist Moderator Moderator

    Aug 18, 2004
    feeding the cats again
    And finding entertaining ways to waste far too much time. :lol: The "Shouty Spock" thread is a riot. The memories... "PHASERS-- FULL INTENSITY!"
  4. Kira45

    Kira45 Cadet Newbie

    Jul 30, 2008
    West suburbs of Chicago
    Hi, I'm Kira45, and I'm new to the BBS -- not because of XI -- but I just got a new computer and finally broadband (phew) and decided to look for
    ways to let my Trek thoughts ease out slowly without exploding my brain.

    Started watching TOS in '66, as a college senior. The lack of special effects didn't bother me; it was like theater, and had much more thoughtful stories and character development than other "space shows."

    I was slow to warm to TNG ("this isn't Star Trek!") but got hooked by the
    reruns. Same with DS9, to be honest! By the time VOY came along,
    I had my popcorn ready for the series premiere, and liked the series. Didn't like ENT as well as the rest, but by then I had an insatiable curiosity
    about everything going on in the Trek universe, and did think some of the
    episodes were outstanding; also liked the characters. But during the last
    year or two it seemed to me there was more action than character deve-
    lopment, and a more drawn-out and explicit focus on violence and even
    what I considered to be torture by Jonathan Archer. (OK, I squirmed a lot
    during Picard's Cardassian interrogation and his "Locutus" experience!)

    Anyway, I'm glad to be here; and thank you all for being here!
  5. Akiraprise

    Akiraprise Vice Admiral Moderator

    Mar 4, 2004
    Welcome to the board. :)
    There's plenty of discussion to be had here on just about any topic so jump right in.
  6. Commander Fotze

    Commander Fotze Ensign

    Aug 22, 2008
  7. M

    M Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 10, 2007
    ^ Kannst du nicht woanders nerven?
  8. PKTrekGirl

    PKTrekGirl Arrogant Niner Thug Admiral

    Aug 17, 2001
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Guys, we really aren't supposed to be posting in any languages other than English.

    Fotze, I don't have any idea what you are up to, both in this forum and in another I moderate. But let's keep it to English, please.
  9. TroubledTribble

    TroubledTribble Ensign Newbie

    Re: The official welcome thread

    Hi y'all. TroubledTribble here. I'm "very old" to Trek, but new to TrekBBS. I've read this board off and on for eight or so years, Finally decided to start posting.

    I've watched all of the incarnations starting with reruns of TOS in the early '70's. I liked TOS, TNG, Voy, couldn't get into DS9, probably because I like the ships so much. Loved Enterprise, especially after Manny Coto took over. Could not believe they ended it just when someone was finally going to start filling in the blanks.

    I'm and "old salt" with lots of Navy experience and I'm an adventurer at heart. Look forward to the new movie and can't wait to see where it takes us. This looks to be a great new adventure!!!!!
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2008
  10. jenstar

    jenstar Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Jul 6, 2004
    Australia NSW
    Hi guys and gals I haven't been here for ages needless to say a lot has changed
    Im looking forward to the new movie when is it out. I suppose we will get it weeks later but thats ok better late then never
  11. Quark

    Quark Ensign Newbie

    Aug 26, 2008
    Brighton, UK
    Hey Quark here :p

    I started watching when my Uncle started showing me episodes when I was about 3. That was back in '94, havent stopped since :techman:

    I have watched every series, loved TNG and DS9, Voyager was ok and ws rather disapointed with Enterprise. Of course, TOS was great!

    Favourite characters - Quark and O'Brien.

    Can't wait for the new movie, I am intigued already!
  12. explodingmuffin

    explodingmuffin Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Aug 31, 2008
    Las Vegas, NV
    Hello all, I introduced myself in one of the other boards but I think I'll do it here too X)

    I joined here so I can have more people to talk with about Star Trek things...being 16, it's kinda hard to find other people. Star Trek isn't exactly a teen thing XD I've been watching since about 4; I grew up watching Voyager and started watching the others when it ended. I'm sad I could never have met Gene Roddenberry, he died before I was born. :(

    I'm hoping to make a bunch of friends here, this place looks pretty awesome :D
  13. BK613

    BK613 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 3, 2008
    I was five when TOS aired on NBC but I remember the arguments between my older brother and my parents over watching it more than the first run of the show. I didn't really get hooked until the reruns. Been watching ever since.
  14. Hawku

    Hawku Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 7, 2005
    Hey people. I'm Hawku (now available in bold lettering!), and I've been a Trek fan since the mid 90's. I got into TNG, then VOY and DS9 - with TOS reruns in the background of it all. My family was into it, so I just went along with them on it-- but just that one time. :p
  15. azebelys

    azebelys Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Sep 11, 2008
    Manchester UK
    just wanted to say that i am hugely looking forward to this movie. since the experience closed this month, it has felt like star trek has died, but this movie can keep things alive if it is good and more importantly - accurate.

    One thing i wanted to ask (sorry if this is a stupid question. i keep reading on this word CANON being mentioned when talking about making the timeline fit. could someone explain to me what CANON actually means.

    Thanks in advance
  16. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

    Aug 22, 2002
    Terra Inlandia
    The Memory Alpha entry here is probably as good a place as any to start (and far less inflammatory than some explanations you're likely to find.)

    The Wikipedia link provides a further, more general, background on the subject.
  17. Jon1701

    Jon1701 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 24, 2005
    Manchester, UK
    Its basically the history of the show. If its onscreen, its canon. If you see it or someone says it - its canon.

    If Kirk says "I was born in Iowa", that is now canon (part of the history of the show) from there on in. They can't turn round and say he was born in calcutta. That would violate "canon".

    Problem is, the show has been going for 42 years, and it makes it very difficult to come up with anything new, especially if it contridicts some obsure line of dialogue written years before.

    Were it up to me, I'd throw everything out and start again. But that's just my opinion ;)

    Books are not canon though. Nor are Comics. Written material (with a few exceptions) is not canon.
  18. azebelys

    azebelys Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Sep 11, 2008
    Manchester UK
    thanks for the quick response guys. expect me to ask a lot more questions over the coming weeks. i've only been a fan for about 3 years. before that it was a passing familiarity. my mate for his 21st paid for and him to go to vegas to see the experience and have his picture taken on the bridge in uniform and since then i've been hooked. i would say that my DS9 knowledge is excellent, and TNG and voyager is good. not yet watched enterprise. i finally got all the episodes off my friend tonight so that takes care of my weekend lol. i know very little about TOS, and my tech knowledge is poor, but i look forward to learning more. thanks again for the responses, i had an idea that was what it meant, but i thought the letter C A N O N actually stood for real words (if that maes sense)
  19. Samuel T. Cogley

    Samuel T. Cogley Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 7, 2001
    Hold still, Jim.
    Yes, but what if Kirk was lying when he said he was born in Iowa?

    Or he simply forgot?

    Or he was possessed by an alien entity at the time?

    Or he had been ripped in half and that was his evil side that said it?

    Or aliens experimented on him as a child and only made him believe that he was born in Iowa?

    Or that it was the Mirror Universe Kirk who said that?

    It's not so simple, is it?
  20. Jon1701

    Jon1701 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 24, 2005
    Manchester, UK

    I've often thought you'd could explain anything away if you think about it. Especially lines of dialogue. In real life, people say stuff wrong all the time.

    Picard in First Contact
    "Shit, sorry - did I say 24 decks? I meant 26. Sorry, fucking Borg and that, stressing me out..."


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