TNG fans please identify yourselves ...

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by Gold Grizzly, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. Scribble

    Scribble Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    A lot of people (including the original cast) had those feelings. I was just at the right age to welcome more Trek with open arms at the time. I was still a huge TOS fan, though.

    I will say, though, that my friend told his dad that I was a Star Trek and his dad said, "You mean The Next Generation, right?" quite accusingly, suggesting that no "cool" person would like TOS. Yes, according to much of the general public, TNG became "cool" to mention in the open. Just think about how many people touch their chest when they see a TOS delta patch.
     
  2. JuvenileBard

    JuvenileBard Cadet Newbie

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    Hello im JuvinileBard

    im excited to meet fellow TNG fans. I dont really have a whole lotta cool stories, but i gotta wesley crusher sweater..... and an undying love for the Soong type androids. I don't know what it is, but gosh...

    i honestly think Spiner is a awesome musician- if you haven't heard him sing it's amazing- and actor. Hes kinda inspired me to try and tame my singing voice- i play with instruments more than i use vocals so it's not pretty- and pop back into acting. I personally love his sense of humor and ide have to say that my own sense of humor kind of mimics Spiner's unintentionally.

    ill stop raving about Brent Spiner and Data for now.... I guess i'm just a newbie Trekky, my dad kinda roped me into Star Trek, but i've always been a big ol' nerd i guess (''^-^). At the time i'm posting this, I'm 17, and will be starting my senior year of high school in the fall. I'm in my school's Jazz band- playing Trumpet, Concert band- playing flute, and marching band- on trumpet as well. I aspire to play Harp and learn more about the stars.

    I find astrophysics hella interesting but i'm abysmal at math- like im going to be in a algebra 2 concepts class next semester im awful- welp..... ill stop rambling,,, but im new to the forum and want sum friends. :)
     
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  3. LJS1138

    LJS1138 Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Hi. I just found this site, even though I've been on the internet since it Ye Olde Usenet Days. I'm old enough to have watched TOS when it was on, and then again in syndication. Then watched TNG and loved it, and Deep Space 9. Voyager is where they lost me, though, although I go and cherry-pick the Doctor episodes on Amazon Prime now.

    Of course, in addition to Star Trek, I'm an all-around science fiction fan, with special likings for Asimov's Foundation and Robots stories.
     
  4. Borg

    Borg Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Hey guys/gals, just joined this week.

    I'm 33, but I've only recently been sucked into the ST universe. I've always been a sci-fi fan, but I only started watching ST after looking for stuff to watch on Netflix.

    My dad grew up a Trekker and was a fan of TOS during it's original run. He still has a bunch of these collector plates that he bought during TMP era (or some time around there), but I don't think they're worth much unfortunately.

    Anyway I love ALL of the series, including Enterprise. I especially love TNG and the Borg, so I was psyched to find that this user name was available. Look forward to posting here!
     
  5. Mutai Sho-Rin

    Mutai Sho-Rin Crusty Old Bastard Moderator

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    Welcome Mr. Borg. Note that once you begin, resistance is futile.
     
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  6. Handsomeyoungensign

    Handsomeyoungensign Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Handsomeyoungensign - loved the episode the names from like most trekkies. Was looking up "chain of command" as per my previous posts which is how I found this site. Looking forward to it!!
     
  7. brianwdaugherty

    brianwdaugherty Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I've always considered TNG to be "my Trek", although I love almost all of the other series.
     
  8. Death Ray

    Death Ray Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Hello all! I'm 45 and a huge fan of TNG from the very first episode.

    Notable TNG memory: in "Where Silence Has Lease", the conversation about death between Picard and "Data" was literally an eye-opener, and the first time I realized that there could be a concept of the afterlife that did not fit a conventional mold.

    "Have you ever tried Star Trek....on weeeeeed?"
     
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  9. Mapper

    Mapper Ensign Red Shirt

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    The saucer sep scene hooked me :)
     
  10. CelestialAeon

    CelestialAeon Cadet Newbie

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    TNG is definitely "that Star Trek" for me. I am too young to have watched the original series and TNG was the first I saw and hence it has that special place for me. The original series feels slightly too "camp" for me, TNG has the best balance. Also the characters - Picard, Data, Q are my absolute favourites. It is rare to see such a high quality acting in sci-fi series. While some of the episodes are a bit silly, the best of the best are gorgeous.
     
  11. MaximusGrandimus

    MaximusGrandimus Cadet Newbie

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    Hi all. Newbie here. I'm an all-Trek fan but sounding off as TNG is near the top of my list. My absolute favorite has to be DS9. Usually I just watch one from each when I'm binging. Live long and prosper!
     
  12. TauCygna

    TauCygna Commander Red Shirt

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    Hi TauCygna here !
    Soooo I am a 29 years old French TNG fan. At first I began watching Star Trek to please my husband (he's been a fan since his teenagehood), and then I stayed for the characters - especially Cmd Data ! I always had a soft Spot (ahah) for androids in fiction. I love Asimov's Robots stories, Blade Runner, Chobits, Ghost in the Shell...So Data is basically everything I love in a scifi character ! I am currently working on a fic about him and I'd love some help from more knowledgeable trekkies : )

    Seeya soon !
     
  13. Mutai Sho-Rin

    Mutai Sho-Rin Crusty Old Bastard Moderator

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    I'm always fascinated by the global reach of Trek. I must say, your use of English is outstanding. If character development is your thing, I highly recommend the Enterprise series. In addition, the arc toward development of the UFP and the Prime Directive is powerful.
     
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  15. Apollo7

    Apollo7 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    My favorite characters were Picard and Data. I saw Picard as a father figure growing up as a teenager as my dad & I were not close. I find it humorous now, but I used to mimic Data as a teen on occasion. Anyway, it was Picard's interest in archaeology and classical music that inspired me to get a BA minor in Anthropology and I love going to classical concerts at least once a year. Nice to meet all of you.
     
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  16. Stroudarian

    Stroudarian Lieutenant Commander Premium Member

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    I have a confession. Growing up and watching Star Trek TNG, I loved the show, and still do to this day. Its by far my favorite series in the franchise, but at the time, I despised Riker. I could not stand the man. However, after growing up, getting older, and hopefully a little wiser, and also having served as an XO (Executive Officer), I can relate to Riker more than any other character, and not only do I appreciate him a lot more, he has since become my all-time favorite Star Trek character.
     
  17. Elephant999

    Elephant999 Ensign Newbie

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    Hi,
    Long time fan of TNG and latterly DS9.
    Rewatching on Netflix for the thousandth time!

    Love Picard, Data, Worf and Riker. Beverly and Troi annoy me with their simpering and “I sense.....” respectively. Geordi got better latterly but wasn’t great early on.

    The series became so much better as it went on, moving away from the squeaky clean, no conflict ethos.

    I enjoy most episodes but tend to avoid anything with Lxwanna Troi in it!
     
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  18. May 20

    May 20 Consumer of cookies and milk Premium Member

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    Welcome!
    If you're avoiding Lwaxana in DS9 episodes, don't. She's practically a different character there and much easier to relate to, imo. Fwiw, I liked her episodes in the later seasons of TNG. Once she became emotionally vulnerable, she became less cartoonish. Just a thought. :)
     
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  19. ClintDagger

    ClintDagger Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Hi everyone I’m Clint. Love TNG, discovered it towards the end of the run as I was born too early to watch the early years in their first run. I’m definitely a Picard/ Riker / Data guy.
     
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  20. Stroudarian

    Stroudarian Lieutenant Commander Premium Member

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    Welcome!