Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Alidar Jarok, Jan 21, 2010.
Hello new members, hope you like it here
Probably should have done this earlier, but I'm still relatively new.
Been a Trek fan for 20 years now. I got into it mainly because I had just seen the Star Wars movies on USA Network for the first time and wanted to see more space adventures. The same network was airing THE MOTION PICTURE, so that was my first slice of Trek. After that, I got into the rest of the films, enjoyed them enough that my folks got all the six films on VHS for me. Funny thing is that I was completely unaware that there was a TV show with more adventures with Kirk and did not see an episode until August of 1994. It was "The Enterprise Incident", I remember that because the VCR had to be timed for past midnight and there was no other way of seeing the show on TV. It was pretty strange seeing the same crew, yet much younger and in a lower budget, but still fun.
Over the years since then, I didn't watch every episode of Trek religiously. I'd go see the TNG movies in theaters, even though I didn't see much of TNG until TNN started airing reruns in 2001. Same thing with DS9 once that aired in reruns in 2005, and then VOY in 2007. I did try to watch ENT when that started, but I didn't commit so I dropped out 8 episodes in. I wouldn't get to finally watch every single episode of every show until 2009 as I rented on Netflix. I'm glad I did, even if I thought VOY was mostly a waste.
Because of that experience, I always encourage anyone who wants to try out a franchise to watch everything if they can, rather than just ask others opinions on which bits to see. When I'm asked which Bond films to see, I'd tell them my favorites but ultimately encourage people to see them all to form their own opinions, because they might find something enjoyable in a movie I might not have cared for. Same with Trek. I don't care for VOY, but it does have its fans so I don't discourage anyone.
A trekkie since birth I think I've watched all the movies and all television series at least twice, I own the entire collection.
Anyway, I create music for fun in my spare time and considering I'm *such* a trekkie I thought making a TOS tune with video just.felt.right.
Glad to be here and looking forward to another movie.
Hello Cal. Nothing but interesting talk around here. Especially Behind-The-Scenes and character related.
Hi. My name is 2takesfrakes and ...
I love STAR TREK: The Next Generation.
Thanks for all the welcomes! It's taken me a while find my way back to this thread can I say I was stuck in a transport buffer or is that too predictable an excuse?
I feel like I should know what "2takesfrakes" might refer to - but I could only guess it's either his ability to nail his acting scenes in 2 takes or that when he's directing he sets the upper limit on takes or shots as "2"?
Then I will look for those topics and check them out, thanks, Captain Bearclaw.
Hello there, new face around here
and to start with the skinship this is my ranking of star trek captains
1. Jonathan Archer
2. kathryn janeway
3. Jean luc piccard
4. Benjamin Sisco
5. James Tadeus Kirk
anyone who dont praise my ranking or argue with that gona be vaporized by my baron T phaser
well, see you in 10-Forward!
Welcome to the team, Arpadiam.
James Tiberius Kirk (Prime)
Jonathan Archer (Not a fan of the series, but I liked the Captain)
Jean Luc Picard
James Tiberius Kirk (Abrams)
Beverly Crusher (Alternate Future)
I am Daniël, a 17 year old boy from the netherlands I go the a university of applied sciences (hanzehogeschool groningen) i started watching star trek in summer 2012, watching it ever since. I got the idea to watch star trek because of the Voyager reruns in my childhood, i still had some vague memories of them and i always had a thing for sci-fi. Now more then a year later i've watched VOY, TNG, DS9 and i am now busy with Enterprise. I already watched all the movies and i saw STID in the cinema I have also started on the novel series The fall, but its a little expensive for me.
btw, Janeway ftw!
Welcome to the forums, General Daniël S. Always happy to see the next generation pick up the torch of fandom.
Hello new members, hope you're settling in
Hello everyone. I'm here for a week, already have some posts, and I liked your community very much, so I decided to post here.
As some of you could notice from my posts, I'm from Яussia (I bet you didn't have Russians on board before ).
*Note: My knowledge of English is not bad. Still, there are possible punctual/syntactic mistakes, wrong prepositions, or using wrong words, which I apologise for.
I'm a student in a Moscow Aviation Institute, on a second (of five) year of study, with a future speciality of 'spacecraft designing, producing and operation'. Although it is not necessarily means I will be the real space engineer, but I sincerely hope that I will be working on 'operation' part when I finish studiyng, which is quiet possible - many of Soviet/Russian cosmonauts graduated from our university.
A little offtop: I was surprised to know that in Starfleet Academy dormitories they use hinged doors instead of typical futuristic sliding doors, LOL (TNG S05E19 if you are interested). I've noticed that because I live in dormitories myself.
I must note that I started to be interested in Star Trek after I enrolled to university, so I can't say that 'Star Trek defined my destiny' or something like that. What I knew about Trek before actually meeting with a franchise, was 'greeting of Spock' and the design of Federation starships, which most of the people heard about. At the first time, I watched 2009 movie on TV and, frankly, it didn't impress me very much. Two years ago, a new friend of mine persuaded me to watch TOS and guess what happened next
I'm currently on Season 6 of TNG and keep going.
Also, someone was interested in the nature of my nickname. No, it's not my real name/surname, it is the character name from Soviet sci-fi animation movie (I expected to use him as my avatar but found that I cannot upload an avatar until 50 posts or something).
I'm sure we've had a few.
Now, say "Nuclear Wessels"!!!
1001001, I already did, check out "Science and Technology" threads
Hello, hope you enjoy the boards
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