Welcome Fellow Trekkies! The GTD Get to Know You thread

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Alidar Jarok, Jan 21, 2010.

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How excited are you that I'm here?

  1. W00t!! Let's get this party started!

    233 vote(s)
    71.3%
  2. I'm ok with it, I'll live.

    68 vote(s)
    20.8%
  3. Meh.

    18 vote(s)
    5.5%
  4. BOO!! GO AWAY!!!

    8 vote(s)
    2.4%
  1. Jhubelle

    Jhubelle Ensign Newbie

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    Hi. :cool:

    I won't bore you with how much I like Star Trek (lol), but I will tell you that my father has pictures of him holding me as a baby and watching TNG...
     
  2. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Haha, that's quite cool.
     
  3. TehEdn

    TehEdn Cadet Newbie

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    Hello everyone!

    Newest member and all that jazz, aside from being a Star Trek dork, I'm also a conlang dork that has started working on a Gorn language, so hopefully I'll be doing some show n' tell on that idea once it's fleshed out!
     
  4. Count Zero

    Count Zero Watching Moderator

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    Welcome! Gorn language? Sounds interesting.
     
  5. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Hi TehEdn :)
     
  6. Bamarren

    Bamarren Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Hi guys,

    Newbie here, long time lurker, first time poster.

    Grew up with TOS and TNG on the telly, recently finished watching through all the films again, and working my way through Enterprise at the minute. Started into the books recently, read the Q Continuum books which I thought were great, and more recently just finished Andrew J Robinson's A Stitch in Time - loved DS9 and Garak in particular, hence the username, great book.

    Hope to get to know some of you around the boards!
     
  7. Count Zero

    Count Zero Watching Moderator

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    Welcome. I liked the book, too, though I've forgotten who Bamarren was. I hope you'll have a good time here.
     
  8. Bamarren

    Bamarren Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Its actually the name of the Institute Garak was at, I just really liked the name!
     
  9. Count Zero

    Count Zero Watching Moderator

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    Ah. Yeah, thanks for reminding me.
     
  10. BeatleJWOL

    BeatleJWOL Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Welcome Fellow Trekkies? Ah, one of your Earth customs... :biggrin:

    So I'm Jason, from Winston-Salem (NC born but not raised!). Growing up (in Fort Wayne, Indiana) I probably read more about Star Trek than I ever did much watching, thanks to the Encyclopedia and the Chronology. I did have the 6 TOS films + Generations in a box set, so I watched those (upgrading to the special edition DVD sets later). TNG and DS9 got shuffled all over the place on my local stations (TOS was nowhere to be found...or maybe I just didn't look that hard), and by the time Voyager started airing on UPN, well, we had either cable or DirecTV that didn't carry UPN! (oh, the fun of syndication!)

    Mostly I just watched episodes where I could; it wasn't until very recently when I snagged the TOS DVD sets, followed by the TNG DVD sets and then the TOS Blu-ray sets (thanks eBay!) that I could really dig in and finally catch up on all those episodes that I'd read the Okuda's plot summaries of for so long! Now I'm here and enjoying what I've read so far as a lurker; trying to participate more, if I have something to contribute. :D
     
  11. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Hello new members, welcome to TrekBBS :) Hope you've found your way to the Red Shirts Lounge.
     
  12. KamenRiderBlade

    KamenRiderBlade Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Hi everybody,

    I've been a fan since I was a kid.

    I first caught ST when TNG was freshly airing.

    I followed ST from TNG > DS9 (I missed too many episodes during it's first run) > VOY

    I didn't watch ENT until recently and found it to be pretty good, not as good as the above 3, but not as bad as the fans would like to make it out to be.

    As far as TOS, I can't get into it's campy style and old VFX.

    I own all of TNG, DS9, VOY on DVD. I'll eventually get ENT when it comes out on BD in a series set.

    So nice to meetcha all. I've been looking for a nice Trek forum. I'm glad I found one.

    =D
     
  13. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    It took me over 10 years (about 13 or 14) to get into TOS but I love it now.
     
  14. Count Zero

    Count Zero Watching Moderator

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    Welcome to all new members who've joined since I last was in here. I hope you'll enjoy your stay here.
     
  15. Sahmira

    Sahmira Cadet Newbie

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    Hi everyone. Very happy to be here!
    I'm from a family of Star Trek fans. My mother taught me to do the Vulcan salute when I was about 7 years old. :) I'm a huge TOS and TNG fan. I remember staying up late as a kid watching reruns of both. Captin Kirk was my first crush.

    I'm currently getting into Star Trek literature, if anyone has suggestions on books that would be awesome.

    Proud Spock fan girl! :vulcan:
     
  16. Count Zero

    Count Zero Watching Moderator

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    Welcome, Sahmira! I hope you'll have a good time around here.

    As for Trek literature, there's a whole subforum on this board devoted to it. Since you're a TOS fan, I'd recommend the Vanguard series which plays in the same era. Christopher Bennett's books Ex Machina (set shortly after the first movie) and The Buried Age (a tale of epic scope which takes place between Picard's loss of the Stargazer and his taking command of the Enterprise) are also great. There are many more great books but those should give you a good start.
     
  17. Surak of Vulcan

    Surak of Vulcan Ensign Red Shirt

    I suppose I'm suppose to post here?

    Hello, I'm Surak of Vulcan (Or, just Surak) and I'm a pretty big TNG and DS9 fan, but I like all of the Trek series. I hope to get into some discussions and all.
     
  18. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Welcome to Trek BBS :)
     
  19. [N]

    [N] Ensign Newbie

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    I have to admit I never had any interest in Star Trek, it didn't appeal to me at all, I loved Star Wars but Trek just didn't seem like my thing.

    Buuuuuuut then I happened to catch a TOS episode over the summer and was instantly and ridiculously obsessed. I've now seen every episode of TOS and the first 2 seasons of TNG and will desperately try to watch the rest of TNG as quickly as possible before moving onto the other incarnations.

    So, ummm, howdy :)
     
  20. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Hello, hope you keep on enjoying it :)