Trekkies or Trekkers?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Whill, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. tau136

    tau136 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Isn't it much the same as Vulcan or Vulcanian ?

    Oh & my spellchecker just flagged up Vulcanian but not Vulcan :confused:
     
  2. Pemmer Harge

    Pemmer Harge Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I've always had the impression that 'Trekkie' is the general term and 'Trekker' is something hardcore fans prefer for some reason. Best to go with the more popular one in my opinion.
     
  3. Fruitcake

    Fruitcake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I'll use whatever word is the most embarrassing. Out and proud I say!
     
  4. barnaclelapse

    barnaclelapse Commodore Commodore

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    A little bit from column A, a little bit from column B, if I happen to go by that list someone provided.

    (Shrugs)

    I'm a dork. I always have been, and a small portion of that applies to Star Trek.
     
  5. Geckothan

    Geckothan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I prefer 'Star Trek fan'.
     
  6. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Best advice I've heard all day.

    But, you were probably just talking about their opinion of Star Trek, weren't you?
     
  7. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Well it is the name of Roman god.
     
  8. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

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    There you go. I do too.

    Also, I really, really, like your avatar.:bolian:
     
  9. Whill

    Whill Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Vague memories... I had read some "Making of Star Trek" (or something like that) book when I was a kid, and IIRC I came out of it stating I was a "Trekker". But I do remember that I had to stand up in front of my 8th grade English class to give a report or something, and I must have made the subject Star Trek because I remember that I had a black Nike shirt and wrote "Trekkie" on a post card and taped it to my shirt over the word Nike. I assume that I thought that was witty at the time. The early 80's are a haze... I think I must have done a little too much LDS in college...

    Anyway, I like the sound of Trekker more than Trekkie. But I'm sure I'll still refer to myself as a simply a Trek fan. I really just posted this thread so I wouldn't offend anyone in the future.
     
  10. Skywalker

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    Whoever came up with that has it the wrong way around.
     
  11. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    “Vulcanian” was used early in Trek TOS. I believe the last episode in which it was heard was “Court Martial.” Since “Vulcan” sounded like an adjective anyway, it was simpler to use the same word for both the planet and its inhabitants.

    Actually, come to think of it, Vulcans should be from the planet Vulc.
    I gave an oral report on Star Trek in my 11th grade Spanish class -- in Spanish. Hell, the whole school already knew I was one of the geeks.
     
  12. Whill

    Whill Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    My name in French class was of course Jean-Luc.
     
  13. whatamacallit

    whatamacallit Ensign Newbie

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    I really don't care about being called "Trekker" or "Trekkie". For my friends I'm totally Trekkie (I showed them the list which was quoted by the 4th hanson bro). My birthday gift was a T-Shirt with photo of Kirk&Spock&McCoy and sign "I'm Trekkie!".
    I feel like a big Star Trek fan, that's it.