Welcome Fellow Trekkies! The GTD Get to Know You thread

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

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How excited are you that I'm here?

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

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

    80 vote(s)
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  3. Meh.

    18 vote(s)
    4.8%
  4. BOO!! GO AWAY!!!

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  1. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

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    Welcome you trekkie animals.
     
  2. LeeDrawsStuff

    LeeDrawsStuff Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Hi all, I'm Lee and I'm from Brisbane Australia. I'm a life long Star Trek fan, grew up with TOS saw TNG in my teens (just to age me!). I used to hang out at TrekWeb years ago - I'm reasonably sure I used my real name on there but can't remember.

    I'm a digital marketing manager for the day job but I'm an illustrator in my real life ;) and draw a lot of Star Trek stuff. I found a old vhs trailer here on the forum and had to join so I could thank the poster because it had been driving me crazy for years. Figure I might stick around to be amongst fellow minded folks :D

    Be gentle!
     
  3. sljolt

    sljolt Cadet Newbie

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    Hi everyone, I dumped a lot of my life story in my first thread. So without repeating too much redundant info, I'll say I was sucked in by TNG in the summer of 2012 and it had a big effect on me. I've since watched DS9, and am working my way through the films. I stumbled across TrekBBS looking for communities to pose a specific question, but I definitely intend to stay as it looks like an active community.

    That's excellent, Lee, today I was just looking at some of the extras on the Blu Ray edition of TNG. Some of the sketches and designs for the Enterprise NCC-1701-D were beautiful. What kind of things do you draw? Aliens, architecture, spacecraft?
     
  4. LeeDrawsStuff

    LeeDrawsStuff Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I actually draw pretty much everything Trek related - currently ushering in the new year with a set of Captain Kirk sketch cards :) http://startrekscribbles.tumblr.com/
     
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  5. sljolt

    sljolt Cadet Newbie

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    Really sweet drawings, I like the style.
     
  6. Stingh2

    Stingh2 Ensign Red Shirt

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    Hi, I am a lifelong Star Trek fan. Started watching the original show on syndication channel 11 in the early 70's. Was very lucky to attend most of the conventions in New York during the 70's. From the 80's on went to a few in NY and NJ. Definitely was fun to attend this past years show at the Javits center mission New York. My main focus on collecting are autographed items especially trading cards.
    Regards
    Bill
     
  7. CRLSarv

    CRLSarv Cadet Newbie

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    Hello all! I've been a fan of Star Trek since I was a kid. I grew up watching TNG with my dad but my trekkie side has always been a relatively secret part of my life. Mostly because growing up I cared too much about what other people thought of me and Star Trek wasn't "cool". Anyways, I got married a few years ago to a huge comic book/video game nerd and I'm finally beginning to embrace the trek within! I've worked my way through TOS, TNG, DS9 and most of the movies but I'll never say no to anything Trek-related.
     
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  8. BaronNumNums

    BaronNumNums Ensign Red Shirt

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    Y'ello. BaronNumNums here, I used to watch TNG when I was 4-6 but I was too young to remember most of it back then so it took me the new films, TOS and old films to really get hooked. I'm currently enjoying going through TNG, it's different but I do very much enjoy it.

    So yeah even though my whole family are bing into sci-fi (and fantasy), I figure it was about time I looked elsewhere to really share my enjoyment of the franchise. Here's to exploring strange new worlds with some of you ;)
     
  9. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

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    Welcome to the best trek message board there is newbs.
     
  10. UnknownSample

    UnknownSample Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    My memory being what it is... what is it... oh yes, bad... I've probably introduced myself multiple times here.

    In 1967, Trek pulled me out of bland suburbia, and alienation as a result of harassment at school, and got my brain and spirit going, and saved me. DS9 would be my second favorite. I became a science fiction reader and viewer, and in recent years I've found TOS holding up in SF terms VERY well, better than the other series, and I'm relieved. I was right as a kid, after all!
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    It just occurred to me that if you have the society around you coming down on you just for being different (the society in this case being school), you can get embittered in a way that really distorts you, making you go bad as a human being. Trek not only embraced and even rewarded differences... it also worked against this kind of alienation. It's a hard job, trying to sell people who have been through a lot of harassment that we can all come together and identify with the society as a whole. In the midst of telling some good adventure stories, they managed that.
     
  11. Anni

    Anni Cadet Newbie

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    Hello! I'm Anni! I never know what to say in intros, but I just wanted to let you all know I was here and say hi, so Hi!
     
  12. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

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    Hi Anni and hi to all of you new folks that have become apart of the trek.
     
  13. Brodry Redhour

    Brodry Redhour Ensign Newbie

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    Hello, I have been a Trek fan since I was a kid in the '70s. For the longest time, I have been a bit of a purist (only watching TOS/TAS) but catching the odd post-TOS episodes from time to time. Recently I have decided to watch all of TNG (halfway through S2 now), DS9, VOY, and ENT (I got as far as the Mirror episode). Playing Timelines from Disruptor Beam has piqued my interest in the other series so that I can understand half of the characters I am using in the game. Aside from that, I am a fan of the movies (Abrams's work not so much) and TOS novels.
     
  14. Mizrach

    Mizrach Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Hello, I'm Mattia and I write from Italy.
    I'm a fresh ST fan thank's to the new Kelvinverse movies. During the past few months I watched:

    TOS (all)
    TAS (all)
    TNG (currently in season 5)

    Movie 1-2

    Finished reading ---> Star Trek: Federation - The First 150 Years.
    Currently reading ---> Captain to Captain.
     
  15. UnknownSample

    UnknownSample Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Wow, I wonder what it's like to stay in Trek for that long.
     
  16. Mizrach

    Mizrach Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Every day I discover something new :)
     
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  17. JDobbs

    JDobbs Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Hi, I just re-located these forums, apparently I registered here awhile and never knew or just forgot! Now is a good time to introduce myself I suppose haha. I look forward to talking with everyone!

    J
     
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  18. kap

    kap Cadet Newbie

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    Hi I am just visiting to get some info so my question is in this introduction.
    I cannot remember what original Star Trek movie I watched (80s?) but remember a scene that is very significant to me for personal reasons. We'll see how good you all are ;) with very limited info... its (probably) Kirk and another person walking on a ship and I think its Kirk tells the other to just keep walking like nothing is wrong and they won't be hostile to them and they do walk right past the hostile ones... best I can explain it. Its important to me in the sense that I am healing from childhood stuff and the scene keeps flashing to me, that I also had to pretend most my life that I didn't know "they" were "bad"... its pretty incredible... I'd like to see & capture that scene... Does it ring a bell? and about how far into the movie and which one? I am trying to scroll thru and find it myself but its not so easy. Thank you so much, I hope this wasn't too strange for you all... I figured I could depend on Treky fans to help me out :) K:biggrin:
     
  19. Beamer

    Beamer Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Hi ^^
    I'm Beamer and I'm from New Mexico (that one state everyone thinks is either a part of mexico or it's own country inhabited by spanish speakers). I've pretty much been of Trek for as long as I remember. My earliest memory was when I was about 4 (possibly 3) The intro to Star Trek Voyager was playing on the TV and my Mom called out to my dad to say "the new Star Trek is on" which I immediately parroted as that impressive shot of the sun shining behind the ship was being played. A family friend also kept it on all the time, but it wasn't until we started buying the DVDs in 2002(?) that I really got hooked. Actually, the first forum I ever signed on to was one that hosted TOS mods for Star Trek Elite Force called space Station K7. They were the people who created the Starbase 11 Mod if anyone's heard of it (excellent work btw). From there I got into Star Trek Online and was a fleet admiral for a while.
    I'm currently studying for my Bachelor's Animation so I can get into the Video Game Industry but I already have my Associate's in Computer Science. I guess I also really like graphic design as I'm constantly making banners for a role-play group that does a Star Trek RP.
    I'm really looking forward to getting to know you guys!
     
  20. 1001001

    1001001 Pull Up a Groove and Get Fabulous! Moderator

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    I don't recall anything like that from the TOS movies...

    It sounds like what you're describing is a scene from First Contact, with Picard and Lily.

    Is this it?