What's the difference between a trekkie and a trekker?

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  1. RB_Kandy

    RB_Kandy Commander Red Shirt

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    What is the difference between a Trekkie and a trekker, and which one are you?
     
  2. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Trekkers keep asking this question.
     
  3. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    In many different universes, simultaneously.
    If you're a Trekker (a more mature fan), you don't need to ask what the difference is.
     
  4. Methos

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  5. CorporalClegg

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    The spelling? :confused:
     
  6. teacake

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    Hey, my neck is just flexible.

    Oh that's "bubble" not "bobble".

    I'll take whatever is currently the most embarrassing label. I'm out and proud.
     
  7. King Daniel Beyond

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    Trekkies laugh at this...
    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02LgdXVkXgM[/YT]
    Trekkers are FURIOUS:mad::scream:
    (although at the video or JJ Abrams for making the movie I'm not sure!)
     
  8. CorporalCaptain

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    I think the difference between a trekkie and a trekker as about on par with the difference between Unified Atheist League and the United Atheist Alliance, if you know the reference.

    Fans argue about it a lot, but there's really nothing there.
     
  9. Greg Cox

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    Or the People's Front for Judea? :)

    I like Trekkie, because it's fun and unpretentious and not trying too hard to be taken seriously, but it's no big deal.
     
  10. RandyS

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    The main difference is some over-senstive fans way back when got tired of being looked down upon by tactless morons with nothing better to do than make fun of sci-fi fans, so they came up with a name that sounded "less insulting".
     
  11. Rhaven

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    The spelling or how playful one is at the moment. :rommie:

    I'm either, but will admit Trekker sounds less fan-boy.
     
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    Trekkies are fans.
    Trekkers are people who are ashamed of star trek.
    I'm not ashamed.
     
  13. Greg Cox

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    The other issue, of course, is that these distinctions are only meaningful to the handful of people who care about them.

    Try explaining to most people that, no, you're a "Trekker," not a Trekkie, and they're just going to look at you funny . . . which, ironically, is probably the opposite of what you were going for!
     
  14. CorporalCaptain

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    Oh, yeah.
     
  15. The Wormhole

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    Trekkers are Trekkies who are uptight and snooty.
     
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    :guffaw:
     
  17. CorporalClegg

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    And ultimately akin to squabbling over whether someone is wearing a "cap" or a "hat."
     
  18. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

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    Great. Now I'm visualizing Margaret Dumont (the snooty grande dame from the old Marx Bros. movies) as a Trekker:

    "I'm sure I don't know what a 'Trekkie" is . . . ."
     
  19. R. Star

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    As far as I can tell the only tangible difference is in the last two letters. The rest is just in people's heads.
     
  20. kirk55555

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    I agree with both of these statements. Trekker has always sounded pretentious to me. I'm a Trekkie, and proud of it.
     

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