Welcome Fellow Trekkies! The GTD Get to Know You thread

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


How excited are you that I'm here?

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

    272 vote(s)
  2. I'm ok with it, I'll live.

    84 vote(s)
  3. Meh.

    19 vote(s)
  4. BOO!! GO AWAY!!!

    11 vote(s)
  1. IrvinWithAnEye

    IrvinWithAnEye Ensign Newbie

    Dec 30, 2015
    Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Hey everyone! I'm glad to have finally had an opportunity to join this board after years of lurking. :rofl:

    I've been a fan since I was a kid. I jumped onto the wagon when I was around 13 and didn't look back. Star Trek got me through some pretty rough times at home. It gave me a creative outlet to a large degree. Now that I'm 40 and married, I still watch whatever ST is put before me and get to cons whenever I can.

    Looking forward to making some new friends out here!
  2. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Admiral

    Nov 6, 2010
    Hey lurker! I'm almost as bad. Not been her for a year!
  3. Nanerpus

    Nanerpus Cadet Newbie

    Jan 12, 2016
    Hey guys! I'm in an ugly position where I want to talk about Star Trek because it is my favorite show, but I have nobody to talk about it with. Hopefully this forum will change that! During the summer after my freshmen year of high school (7 years ago), my father introduced me to the series by letting me watch his collection of the original series on VHS. After a few episodes, I was hooked and binge watched the entire series, in addition to the movies, in just a few weeks. As soon as I finished it, my father bought me the animated series on dvd and I also binge watched that. The next summer, I watched some of The Next Generation, but my father only owned a few of the episodes so I gave up on it. Fast forward 6 years (I can't believe it was really that long) to last summer when I discovered that the entirety of Star Trek was on Netflix. I started by watching all of Enterprise because it related somewhat to the original series. I thought it was pretty good, but the second half of it didn't really feel like Star Trek. Then I watched DS9 and didn't really like it. There was only about 1 episode out of every 5 that I actually enjoyed. After going through the second half of Enterprise and DS9, I was hesitant to start Voyager because I thought that I might not like it. To my pleasant surprise, I actually LOVE Voyager and I am almost done with the whole thing. After Voyager, I am very excited to start The Next Generation, because I've heard it is the best.
  4. Steve Roberts

    Steve Roberts Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Jan 16, 2016

    My name is Steve and I'm a Trek addict... oh wait wrong place for that! ;)

    I watched the odd epsiodes of TOS, TNG and DS9 through the 80s and 90s, plus the films at Christmas time, but did not get into Trek until I started watching Voyager around 1996 - I identified with the crew being stuck away from what I called home and family.
    I then started watching all the episodes of Voyager and even arranged to rent the VHS tapes upon release at the local video store (if you don't know what a VHS tape is, it is what came before DVD!) as it would take another year for episodes to air on the BBC!

    From there I started watching TNG and DS9 and then when it came out I watched ENT.
    Only recently have I been watching TOS (still no TAS) as I never could stand the way Kirk treated women, spoke and a whole lot of other things - and yes I know it was the 60s and for those times what they tackled where very important issues, but as teenager, I thought... nope, not watching that!!

    I did not do much with Trek for years after ENT until I found Star Trek Online (STO) in 2011. I know have 44 characters in 26 fleets!

    Since then I've gotten into podcasting where I host my own Star Trek and STO podcast called Tribbles in Ecstasy.
    I have also been involved in other Sar Trek podcast productions like the G&T Show, Priority One Podcast, The Red Shirt Army, USS Starfinder, amoungst others, through audio editing, guest appearances, voice artist etc.

    I heard about this board from discussions on the G&T Show about Axanar, so I'm getting to know my way around atm.

    LLAP, Steve
  5. Dan_theNerd

    Dan_theNerd Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Nov 6, 2011
    Hello all,

    This is my first time posting on TrekBBS. I signed up some years ago, but became too busy to get involved with the message board.

    With the announcement of the new Trek series in 2017, and the recent Abrams-Trek movies, my interest in Trek and sci-fi has peaked again. Looking for a community for some good conversation and reminiscing on a variety of sci-fi and non-sci-fi related topics. :)

    So... I guess a hello is in order. :)

    P.S. Was anyone here a member of SCN (Subspace Comms Network) about 10+ years ago? I spent about 1-2 years as a semi-regular poster on that site. Just curious if there'd be anyone here that I'd know.
  6. UnknownSample

    UnknownSample Commodore Commodore

    Aug 10, 2004
    Earth's surface
    I'm back after a long gap. I'm an original fan, viewer, obsessive, whatever... I started partway through season one (best season of any show, I think), and the 1970s for me were a long, long period of waiting for Star Trek (and the Beatles) to come back.
  7. RedForman

    RedForman Captain Captain

    Feb 19, 2016
    Up your ass with my foot
    Hey all - been a lurker for a while, decided to join the conversation on a whim today.

    Started watching the original when it was in syndication almost 30 years ago. Don't have a particularly favorite series, but am a big fan of the 'Rihannsu' and 'Vanguard' novels. Still have too many others left to read :cool:
  8. Tesophius

    Tesophius Captain Captain

    Feb 22, 2016
    Hey everyone, I've been searching for a good Star Trek forum for a few days now, basically meaning to get into fan fiction a little, as both a reader and maybe a writer. The latter, however, remains to be seen.

    I've always been interested in space exploration and science fiction, but with almost no interest in fantasy, which is sci-fi's weird cousin. I remember catching a few episodes of TNG on tv in the early 2000s, but all I remember was seeing Worf and thinking that it was some weird fantasy world with monsters in it, which suppressed my interest. Fast forward many years to 2008 (had to re-edit this year, since I remembered that it was earlier than what I thought initially) and I got hooked on one of the Holodeck episodes. I was already 21/22 at the time, much older than most people are when they get into Star Trek, or at least that's my perception, but I've been a huge fan ever since then. I don't think the show is perfect, but it's the best there is. I also don't think that it's realistic, but elements of it are. Anyhow, after getting hooked on TNG and watching through a few seasons, I decided to follow a more systematic approach and started watching The Enterprise.

    I didn't know at the time that it wasn't considered to be as good as other series, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the first two seasons, which is also inconsistent with a lot of the fans, it seems. The reason why I enjoyed the first two seasons more, is because what I love the most about Star Trek is the exploration aspect and encountering unusual situations. The episode "Dear Doctor" where a planet is encountered with two humanoid species at different evolutionary stages, is probably one of my all time favorite episodes of any Star Trek series. I enjoy these kind of exploration and discovery episodes more than traditional conflicts, involving diplomacy, with Klingons and Romulans, mainly because I find the latter to be less realistic. Not to say that I don't enjoy those at all either. The whole Xindi conflict failed to fully grasp my attention, but I still loved the show, and it was sad that it ended prematurely. The Klingon encounters were least favorable, as they were overly primitive in their behavior, significantly more so than in other series.

    Then I watched The Original Series, which I thought were fantastic. Initially I thought I'd just give a few episodes a try, a sort of homage to the origins of the Star Trek Universe, but the writing is so good, that I genuinely enjoyed almost every single episode, as much, if not more than The Enterprise. In some ways I thought that TOS were more modern/progressive than the later series and touched upon more important questions.

    It was disappointing to find out that TOS had only 3 seasons, I still don't understand how that was possible, it must have been the most revolutionary series to ever appear on television at the time. Following TOS I moved on to The Next Generation, and it was a lot of fun! The Holodeck episodes, I think, are some of the best, while the TNG characters are the best of any ST series. I found Captain Picard to be a very intriguing but also relatable character. Commander Riker, on the other hand, I always thought wasn't good of an actor and didn't add anything to the show.

    Tried to get into Deep Space Nine a few times, but just couldn't do it, it doesn't feel like Star Trek at all to me and the characters are weak and unrelatable. No offense meant to any DS9 fans... Maybe one day I'll learn to appreciate it.

    The Voyager was a pleasant surprise, the idea was spectacular, it had some of my all-time favorite episodes. Tuvok was a great character.

    My top favorite characters
    Jean Luc Picard
    The Doctor

    All in all, if I could live in the Star Trek universe, I would choose Picard's ship, Kirk's worlds and Archer's missions.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2017
  9. Tesophius

    Tesophius Captain Captain

    Feb 22, 2016
    It's also noteworthy to add that I could never get to really enjoy the movies, as big of a Star Trek fan as I am. I derive more enjoyment from average episodes, than I do from most of the movies. I consider myself to be a Trekkie and yet I can't even get myself to finish watching ST: Into Darkness. It's just so boring, lacks any of the Star Trek feel and just seems like yet another Superman or some other comic book villain movie. Too much action, that's not Star Treks strongest point, never was. I wonder if anyone else feels the same way.
  10. JesterFace

    JesterFace Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 1, 2014
    Suomi Finland
    I'm one those few(?) here that doesn't really like Star Trek films, it's a series and works in that format, but as a movie, no, at least not for me. The only Trek movie I like to watch is the very first one, because it has "extended episode" feel to it, it doesn't feel like a movie... And when watched in two parts, it's like a two part episode.
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  11. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2001
    Dahar Master final exams
    Welcome to the BBS. :cool:

    To me, the new movies are like TOS with a shot of caffeine for the contemporary era. They explore certain themes of the human condition, but they don't bash them over your head like '90s Trek.

    This is what I like, when it comes to Trek:
    A few TOS movies

  12. Dentari

    Dentari Cadet Newbie

    Jan 12, 2016
    Hello all,

    I've been aware of TrekBBS for some time now, but never got around to actually posting here. I figured that this particular thread would be a good place to start!

    I've been a big fan of Star Trek for many years now, having watched all of the films and most of the series (minus most of TOS and all of TAS). I've also recently started getting into Trek literature, having predominantly read through the DS9 series starting with Avatar books 1 and 2.

    As for my favourite shows (although they're all pretty close), I would have to go with:
    • DS9
    • TNG
    • VOY
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  13. Kilana2

    Kilana2 Commodore Commodore

    Jan 31, 2015
    Erlangen, Germany
    Welcome. I basically share your interests. But I'd definitely include TOS. :biggrin:
  14. GornMcCoy

    GornMcCoy Ensign Newbie

    Feb 3, 2016
    Hello Everyone!

    I am a brand new Star Trek fan and am currently working my way through all of the shows and movies. (Currently, I am on Season Two of TOS.) I'm really excited to get to know other Trek fans. :c)
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  15. JesterFace

    JesterFace Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 1, 2014
    Suomi Finland

    Because you're in the middle of TOS and haven't got to TNG yet, I feel like I must say, be patient with TNG, it'll get better, a lot better, after the first two seasons. :)

    However, seasons 1 & 2 on TNG do have some gems in them, so don't skip them.
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  16. Tesophius

    Tesophius Captain Captain

    Feb 22, 2016
    I liked the first TNG seasons :)
  17. JesterFace

    JesterFace Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 1, 2014
    Suomi Finland
    It seems that some people do like them, however I'm under the impression that most people don't... I could be wrong though.
  18. GornMcCoy

    GornMcCoy Ensign Newbie

    Feb 3, 2016
    Thank you for the warm welcome and TNG warnings. I don't know much about TNG other than the famous "shut up Wesley" line.
  19. Phx

    Phx Cadet Newbie

    Feb 17, 2016
    Hi everyone

    Long long time star trek fan ever since I was a little kid when TNG first Aired. Have my mum to thank for it as one day she just sat me down in front of the TV and said watch this, and have been hooked ever since.

    Now years later I'm avid collector of playmates figures and books mostly, as well as the eaglemoss starship collection.

    I have been looking at this site for a number of years and seen some really interesting discussions and finally thought it about time I posted and got to know some like minded people.

    Regards all

  20. Loyalkat

    Loyalkat Ensign Red Shirt

    Jan 28, 2016
    Hello. I am new here!
    I love Star Trek! Especially the original series.

    My favorite character is Captain Kirk! I had a crush on him and still do!
    I have made notes for some fan fiction. I have shared my ideas with a good friend who really likes my ideas.

    I look forward to good discussions with my fellow Trekkies

    Take care