Did people act surprised when you told them you were a Trek fan?

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  1. John Vasiliou

    John Vasiliou Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I get it all the time for some reason.

    But when I tell them I'm a horror movie fan nobody bats an eye lol
     
  2. nx1701g

    nx1701g Admiral Admiral

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    Actually yes. The Administrative Assistant in my office is a huge Trek fan and she was shocked when she realized I was too.
     
  3. Strider

    Strider Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Why do you tell them at all?
     
  4. The_Beef

    The_Beef Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Good lord no. In fact, I think it tends to be the thing that seals people's images of me as a nerd.

    That being said, I have a lot of other sides to my personality and I definitely don't go around talking about Star Trek so much that people know right off the bat. But if they know me well enough, they'll know I'm a fan, and honestly I don't think they'd be surprised.
     
  5. SomniumRabidum

    SomniumRabidum Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    People are normally shocked. But it's not exactly something I advertise.

    I'm 25, it's not exactly "cool" to be a Star Trek fan.
     
  6. Jono

    Jono Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    From time to time it has surprised people, though whether it is the fact they think it is surprising that all would like the show or that Star Trek has fans I don't know. However, Trek rarely comes up in my day to day conversations. Only reason I might mention it is when I talk about upcoming movies I plan to see this year.
     
  7. gwud

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    No, but then I am currently wearing a "Sweet Ride" T'shirt with a pic of the E-D.
     
  8. John Vasiliou

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    Why shouldn't I?

    Sometimes it comes up in conversation.
     
  9. StephanieFaith

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    I'm now going to tell people I'm a Trekkie so they think I'm more intelligent (geek). S'pose it's like sexuality preference, you don't have to tell them, but if you do there's a danger of being filed away in a draw...
     
  10. StephanieFaith

    StephanieFaith Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I think having blonde hair and big tits is worse for peoples' reactions... :eek:
     
  11. The Academic

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    No, never...
    I was always a little bit weird and on the nerdy side since I was a kid...
     
  12. StephanieFaith

    StephanieFaith Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    that's because you're naughty. :rommie:
     
  13. JustKate

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    It doesn't come up very often, but when it does, oh, yeah - I almost always surprise people. A lot, apparently. I guess I seem "too normal"? I'd better do something about that! ;)

    But I don't really care if anybody thinks it's cool or not - and as a general rule, they don't. If they want to put me in some category, so be it. Just for fun, I recently moved one Trek item (a Romulan Warbird Christmas ornament - I didn't have a good place for it at home) to my office - so far, nobody's noticed it, but I'm very curious to see their reactions when they finally do.
     
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  14. The Academic

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    In my case, it's the complete opposite...
    Whenever I drop a hint that I like horror movies (and I'm talking about HORROR movies, not the teenie Twilight stuff), people look like they want to lock me up like Hannibal Lecter...

    (Well, on the other hand, I met a couple of interesting girls that way back in the days... I'm married with one of them now.)
     
  15. superdeluxe

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    No, but then again, they know I am kind of a nerd :)
     
  16. The Academic

    The Academic Commander Red Shirt

    And even it they do, I couldn't care less... because... I've... got... a... PhD. :lol:
     
  17. KimMH

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    I suspect it confirms in people's minds what they were thinking about me all along . . .
     
  18. Frazzled

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    No, some of them like Trek too :techman: We're all old enough to remember when TNG at least was new and a bit more mainstream.

    Then again I don't go on and on about it ... I don't need to, I can post here :)
     
  19. Edinburgh

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    None of my friends or family watch Star trek. I'm all alone .:(

    When people hear I'm a trek fan. The over 35s look at me like this. :cardie:







    and the under 35s seem to always do this.
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    What should i do.
     
  20. SFRabid

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    For the most part I am a closet fan. I did not even tell my family that when I went to Vegas last year it was for a ST convention. From those that do find out I get that look. You know. The quizzical look of "I thought Star Trek fans all acted like those people in the move Trekkies."