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!

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

    93 vote(s)
  3. Meh.

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

    13 vote(s)
  1. Trip's still my guy

    Trip's still my guy Ensign Newbie

    Sep 19, 2018
    Great, thank you very much!!!
  2. BetaHazard

    BetaHazard Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Sep 27, 2018
    Hi! A noob trekkie, it seems, as I have only finished TOS and now I'm in the middle of TNG, specifically right smack in the middle of season 4, I am looking to continue on to DS9 and VOY, and Enterprise, and Discovery, maybe even watch TAS as well. It is a big inspiration in my life, and my favorite character is Jean-Luc Picard.
    Edit: Just an update on my status, I've finished TOS, TAS, TNG, DS9, and am right now watching Voyager.
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2019
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  3. Kilana2

    Kilana2 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 31, 2015
    Welcome and enjoy the shows....
  4. plentode

    plentode Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Sep 27, 2018
    The Red Room
    Greetings and Felicitations!

    I've been a Star Trek fan for as long as I can remember. My earliest memories are of watching first run TNG (season 5 onward) with my Dad, plus an incident that has been since referred to in my family as the "Immaculate Ear Infection." That stemmed from my first viewing of TWOK. Shortly after the Ceti Eel scene, I noticed my ear was hurting. My dad thought I was faking it given what we'd just seen, plus I was around 5 or 6 at the time. I didn't get much deeper into the film before the pain got to me and I went to take a nap. I was taken to the doctor with a high fever and ear pain the next day, and low and behold, the birth of the Immaculate Ear Infection.

    At an early age, it was the space battles and humor was what attracted me before I could fully conceptualize the philosophical and moral discussions of Star Trek. It was years later that I realized, as a latchkey kid, that Star Trek had helped greatly to shape who I am (TNG in particular).

    TOS (and the films) and TNG were my favorites growing up. It took me until I hit my 20s to fully appreciate DS9, which is now my favorite series. VOY was a great concept that was left unrealized. ENT seemed to be a product of the Star Wars Prequels... I hated it at the time, but I've grown to appreciate it (especially the later seasons) and still wish that it had gotten at least a 5th season. I'm not a fan of the Kelvin Universe films, but it seems they have attracted some new fans to Star Trek, which is always a good thing... I think. DSC... I'm not certain of where to begin with my thoughts. So I'll leave it at that.

    Anyway, I've been a lurker here for quite sometime now and I thought it was time to introduce myself and join in on the discussions!
  5. Janeway_74656

    Janeway_74656 Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Oct 4, 2018
    South Carolina
    Hello fellow Trek fans! I just joined yesterday evening. So excited to join the great Trek discussion. So backstory: My interest in Star Trek has been on and off growing up. I hung the Hallmark Voyager ornament on the Christmas tree every year not really knowing what it was (I was unenlightened at the time, lol). My dad sat me down when I was younger and had me watch "Q Who" and "The Best of Both Worlds Parts 1 & 2," and I had seen a couple TOS episodes, but I really didn't truly get into Star Trek until, one day in March, I sat in the living room with nothing to do while my father was watching "Endgame"... and I've been a diehard Voyager fan ever since.

    My favorite Trek things in a nutshell:

    Captain: Janeway
    Series: Voyager
    Ship Class: Intrepid
    Villain: the Borg
    Episode: Can't choose! TNG's "The Best of Both Worlds" Parts 1 & 2 and VOY's "The Year of Hell" are a couple of my faves.

    See y'all around on the forums!
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  6. georgetown

    georgetown Cadet Newbie

    Oct 14, 2018
    Hi there everyone. Its good to be here. seeing other fans how happy they are loving star trek. awesome!
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  7. Commodore_Sarvour

    Commodore_Sarvour Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Mar 21, 2017
    First off, please accept my humble apologies.
    I have not, as of yet, introduced myself; please let me do so now.

    I have had Star Trek in my life as long as I ca remember; when I was still small enough to sit on my father's lap as we watched Star Trek after he got home from work.
    In the eighties, I hated junior high, but discovered the hobbies of model building & miniatures. I started with classic cars, but Santa & my folks noted my interests in sci-fi, so AMT/ERTL kits for TOS & the movies became the norm, with Gundam mecha and Dalek & Cyberman minis rounding out the growing collection. I literally could not get enough of the Star Trek SHIPS; plastic minis & metal mins! They devoured a sizable chunk of my miniscule allowance, and was one of the few things that could keep me out of the friendly neighborhood arcade...
    And during this time I got the Doctor Who rpg from FASA & the Atari 2600; two very different introductions to gaming. It wouldn't be until the nineties that I would learn about Star Fleet Battles, and it would be the early 2000s when I finally got educated on FASA having made both RPG and Tactical Combat games for Star Trek. Why did I not see these at conventions? …
    During the last 2 years of purgatory; I mean, junior high, I made a friend who shared my interests, as well got reunited with a friend from my previous school, so now I had friends to game with and build ships with. During this time I had the ideas that would, respectively, become my main Trek persona of Commodore Sarvour, and a small group called Sarvour Shipyards.

    In the nineties I got involved with KAG (Klingon Assault Group), and created two personas (i'll try to get the spellings right; memory is a touch rickety); first was Le'sAr of House Krull, an engineer. The second, was K'Zar of House Sov'vaj, an engineer from a House famous for their engineers and shipyards. I also had varying levels of involvement with numerous sci-fi groups, and even kitbashed 2 Galaxy-class kits to make a Galaxy Dreadnought for one of them, the only commissioned model I've made... It was challenging, but fun!

    From 2001 to 2006, most of the groups I was involved with shrank and disbanded, with only a few lasting to the present day. It was during this time I had gotten into Warhammer 40,000, and was fairly active in the hobby. At Games Day Canada 2003 & '04, I was unbeatable, and represented the Imperium and the U.S..

    After the Bush Recession I drifted from temp job to temp job, some brief some lasting many months.
    Went back to school at ITT Tech in 2014 for their Design program; ITT was closed permanently in September 2016. Before i could complete the program and get my degree.
    Soon as I find a school that won't insult me by screwing me on credit hours, I will work on finishing my degree in traditional and computer assisted design.

    In 2017 the March Challenge caught my interest, and I hunkered down to do a ship redesign that had been percolating in my mind for a few years. It was a fun project and I am glad I got to do it.

    Star Trek & Me:
    TOS/TAS & the TOS Movies are my #1!
    Deep Space Nine is a very, very close second!
    MY Third? Enterprise. DS9 & ENT are the only spinoffs that had me hooked in the pilot, and kept me engaged throughout the series' run.
    Fourth favorite is TNG; the pilot was interesting, and good enough to still give the show a chance. Despite I (at the time it was airing) hated the look of the ship, and those uniforms were awful. But some fans love them. *shrugs* To each their own I guess.
    Kelvin Timeline. Yes, the KT has taken VOY down a notch; despite VOY having some of my favorite episodes of all Trek. Despite the KT films being hampered both creatively and progressively by corporate bungling, they have overall disappointed me less, and satisfied me more, than VOY has overall. My biggest complaint was the poorly-rationalized super-sizing of the ship. And CBS repeated that blunder rather than own up to being too cheap/lazy to fix the shuttlebay to fit the 366-meter-long ship mister Ryan Church had designed so well.
    That leaves Voyager in sixth; in danger of getting taken down a notch by Discovery. VOY could've, and should have, been better than TNG. I blame the show runners and the writers. They had a good cast, interesting characters, and an interesting premise that set it apart from all the Treks that had come before. But the Kazons came off as garbage-patch Klingon-wannabes. They didn't do enough for the supporting cast, as they seldom got stories in which they could shine, as the show became over-focused on Janeway & Seven, and to a lesser extent The Doctor.
    Chakotay. My favorite character on the show, had 3 really good episodes, but was so sidelined by the writers and showrunners, it hurt. Instead of getting more Chakotay, we got a few episodes I can not watch; I have to leave the room or turn the tv off (for reasons).
    *deep breath*
    Discovery. The new Trek on the block. The most controversial Trek yet; but the showrunners wanted it that way, to generate publicity and entice those who would watch it out of morbid curiosity. I like the cast, not so much the redesigns...
    I am reserving judgement. They have interesting characters, though 3 of the principal 6 appear to have been significantly plagiarized along with plot/story elements. And this I will admit sours perceptions of the show, my own included. I am optimistic things will improve; trailers for the second season are rather promising. Will I still have misgivings (which we can discuss at length elsewhere) I am hopeful things will only improve from here on.
    And the supporting characters about whom we still know no more than when they first appeared, we need to get to know them. I can't even recall their names, as they have barely been used, and any random extra could replace them at this point.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2018
  8. WinterSoldier

    WinterSoldier Ensign Red Shirt

    Oct 24, 2018
    Hi, my name is Alek! I'm 23 years old and I'm currently (temporarily) living in New Zealand. He/Him. I've been a Star Trek fan since I was a kid, Deep Space Nine is my favourite series. At the moment, I'm re-watching all the 90's shows (TNG, DS9, Voyager) and with no IRL friends to discuss them with, I've come online.
    I'm also gay - specifically, gay for Dr Julian Bashir. As a young man I often dreamt of living in a century where everyone was too concerned with space exploration to give a damn about other people's sexuality, so Star Trek has meant a lot to me.
    I'm also really into Marvel, and other nerdy shit.
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  9. Kilana2

    Kilana2 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 31, 2015
    Welcome to this forum.

    Gay characters were introduced in the Trek novels. Some of them are bland, others quite interesting. Like Titan's Ranul Keru.

    I hope you enjoy this place!
  10. Sareesataka

    Sareesataka Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 31, 2018
    Rook here. Just got approved. Long time Trek fan and all things sci-fi (mostly). Looking forward to some Trek chat, and getting to know y'all in due time.
  11. Crimson Forcefield

    Crimson Forcefield Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Nov 27, 2018
    Hey guys, lifelong fan here. Grew up with the TOS movies and watched TNG religiously. Later got into Voyager and DS9 is now my favorite series with TNG a very close second. I also play Timelines under the same name.
  12. Dalinar Kholin

    Dalinar Kholin Cadet Newbie

    Dec 7, 2018
    Hello all,

    My name's Matthew and I'm working on my third? year I think being a Star Trek fan. I've seen all of TOS/TNG, the first season of Discovery and am about halfway through DS9 season 5. I really enjoy Star Trek Online and Star Trek Timelines as well. Finally, I've joined STARFLEET International and am a Lt. Jr. Grade there.

    Aside from Trek, I'm a first year special education/autism teacher in real life. I am married to my best friend of 7.5 years (working on four months of marriage!). I have 2 beautiful cats and 2 beautiful gerbils. I love Pokemon, ElderScrolls, vintage gaming, Yu Gi Oh and Pokemon cards, my Nintendo Switch, etc.

    If you want to know anything else, please feel free to ask!
  13. Night Shade

    Night Shade Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 10, 2018
    Hello everyone. I've been a Star trek fan for most of my life. I grew up watching reruns of TOS, and really grew into my fandom with TNG. I can't wait to discuss all things Trek with all of you!
  14. super dooper trekkie

    super dooper trekkie Cadet Newbie

    Dec 10, 2018
    hi follow trekkies and Klingons

    ive just started to watch this awesome show wow its brilliant
    with its many life lessons and and social skill building,
    i cant wait for next episode i only watch a few a day so its gonna take me years to watch it
    i like captain kirk and spork there brillaint
    does any one have a theory there a couple too,
    i mean they seem very close
  15. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 7, 2011
    Aug 10, 1999
    Just wait until Welshie shows up. He's in the later seasons.
  16. super dooper trekkie

    super dooper trekkie Cadet Newbie

    Dec 10, 2018
    sounds like futurama sir you trolling me
  17. super dooper trekkie

    super dooper trekkie Cadet Newbie

    Dec 10, 2018
    i thought that was joke charactor sorry lord garth
  18. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 7, 2011
    Aug 10, 1999
    He's the Shemp of Star Trek.
  19. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2001
    Christopher Pike, future Orion Pirate
    Welcome, one and all!

  20. tama.maigo

    tama.maigo Ensign Newbie

    Dec 14, 2018
    Hi all I joined recently, and would like to introduce myself.
    I've been trek fans and watched all episodes of TOS,VOY, DS9, ENT when having DVD sets was cool. Somehow I never completed TNT. Now they're on Netflix, I may binge watch during holiday season:)
    Now I'm totally enjoying Discovery. Such complex stories and beautifully shot.
    I'm reading past threads here and still lots to go!
    A bit short intro, but thank you for admitting me.
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