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!

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  2. I'm ok with it, I'll live.

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  3. Meh.

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

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  1. MiriMenagerie

    MiriMenagerie Ensign Red Shirt

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    Hi! I’m MiriMenagerie, i’m new to this forum and new to forums in general, actually. I decided to make it my 2020 goal to watch every episode of Star Trek for the first time... sort of. My dad’s a big Trek fan, so I grew up watching a lot of Star Trek, but I’ve never seen it chronologically and I definitely haven’t every episode. I’m starting with TOS and then moving on to NextGen and so and so forth. I wanted to join a forum to have a place to talk about my experience with the series since my hubby and friends aren’t really into it. Star Trek is powerful, it speaks to the human spirit and I’m really looking forward to exploring it along side some like minded individuals. But, I am very new to this. In fact I’m not sure I’m even posting this correctly since I just hit “reply” to a post and dove in, lol. Pleas feel free to share the ins and outs of how to make the most of this forum with me as well as your love and observation of all things Star Trek. I look forward to getting to know you!
     
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  2. Henoch

    Henoch Commodore Premium Member

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    Good to have another fellow Trek fan on the site! Welcome. So far, so good. Newbies have a probational period of about 2 weeks (I think) before all the site features are open to you (like editing after the submit, avatar selection, etc.). I recommend you read a lot of threads and reply as you see fit. :techman:
     
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  3. MiriMenagerie

    MiriMenagerie Ensign Red Shirt

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    Pleased to meet you Commodore! Thanks for your post and your warm welcome! I have to ask, what are you currently watching? I’m on season one of TOS right now.
     
  4. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Commodore Commodore

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    Welcome! I started rewatching them all at the 50th anniversary 3 years ago, and feel kinda empty now that I'm done. Remembered most of TNG and DS9 (which I had seen several times over the years), but I hadn't seen VOY in ~15 years and it was funny how many episodes I had forgotten about XD. Saw the few remaining TOS S3 episodes I hadn't seen yet and most TAS episodes for the first time, so I've finally seen them all, and it was so worth it!
     
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  5. Henoch

    Henoch Commodore Premium Member

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    I guess I'm watching more Enterprise at this time, but my favorite is still TOS. I started watching TOS during its original broadcast in the late sixties, and have probably seen every episode about 50 times. I'm mostly a tech-head, so, most of my posts are about trek technobabble things (or just funny thoughts). :rommie:
     
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  6. MiriMenagerie

    MiriMenagerie Ensign Red Shirt

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    Hi NCC-73515! Nice to make your acquaintance! I’ve never seen the animated series before. I’ll have to check into where I can stream it from, I know Netflix has most of the series... DS9 is probably my favorite, followed closely by TOS. I love the conflict and the character development of DS9 and I thought it ended well, which is really tricky for a show to do. I’m starting over again with TOS so I can watch it from the beginning. I just finished the 4th episode, so I have a ways to go
     
  7. MiriMenagerie

    MiriMenagerie Ensign Red Shirt

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    That is impressive! There are things I remember about TOS from reruns as a kid... did you ever see the Thanksgiving marathon of Star Trek on tv? The one where the turkey flies by to the theme song instead of the enterprise? Not sure if that was regional or national but it was hilarious. The TOS episodes were so dramatic and now that I’m rewatching them I realize they were even a bit scary... kind of like The Twilight Zone in space. So far I’m really enjoying it.
     
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  8. rredmond

    rredmond Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Welcome MiriMenagerie! 'Tis a good place to talk Trek!! :D
     
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  9. MiriMenagerie

    MiriMenagerie Ensign Red Shirt

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    Thanks Rredmond !! What aspect of Star Trek are you most drawn to? Some people get really into the tech stuff, or the exploration and adventure of it, the morality issues within or the close/not so close science behind it...for me it was definitely a tie between the science and the adventure. Part of the fun of TOS was watching the crew encounter all these new and random planets and alien cultures, discovering and experiencing something totally unique. Made starting third grade (about 30 years ago) not seem as daunting by comparison, lol. My dad was really into the show, and he got me into it. For him it was all about the possibility- what could be one day... what the show represented is almost better then the show itself. What do you think?
     
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  10. 1987SpaceGuy

    1987SpaceGuy Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Hello everyone.

    Decided to step onto Vic Fontaine's stage from the pale moonlight and introduce myself ;)

    Big SciFi fan and Space fan since as far as I can remember.
    Love Star Trek, Stargate, the Expanse, for all mankind and many others.

    Ad astra
     
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  11. Henoch

    Henoch Commodore Premium Member

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    Welcome, @1987SpaceGuy. I feel this is finest Star Trek and Sci-Fi site on the web, so, enjoy your time here.
     
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  12. MiriMenagerie

    MiriMenagerie Ensign Red Shirt

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    Hi SpaceGuy!! Nice to meet you! We can learn together... for example are we supposed to delete the quote from the person we are replying to? Or leave it? Or does it matter? Never belonged to a discussion forum before, except the ones they make you do in college. I haven’t seen the expanse...but I was practically raised on Stargate, my mom is eternally in love with Richard Dean Anderson, lol. What are you watching now? I’m about to start episode 10 of TOS.
     
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  13. Spicy Thunder

    Spicy Thunder Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    You can keep the quote! That's how you are able to see what the person you are quoting said.
     
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  14. rredmond

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  15. rredmond

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    As a TOS fan myself, and a social worker I guess :) , I like the relationships. I enjoy watching the main three (as well as the rest of the crew) interact and protect each other. The stories are good, and (again being a social worker) the morality of it all is very important to me, but the friendships, both working and personal, are what bring me back to the show time after time. I really enjoyed the stories, but there were episodes others though weak, that I still enjoyed due to the characters. Besides TOS, TNG is only Trek I've seen the whole run of, and for similar reasons. I think TNG had some of the greatest season enders, and the best series ender I may have ever seen. Thanks for the question, and again welcome!!!
     
  16. MrPicard

    MrPicard Jean-Luc's Loving Husband Premium Member

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    Oops, I somehow forgot about posting something in this thread as well... I'm still trying to find my way around this huge board - learning by doing, as they say.

    So yeah. I guess most people have deduced by now that I'm a TNG fan and generally rather fond of Sir Patrick Stewart and Jean-Luc Picard. I like weird episodes - therefore yay for the first two TNG seasons - and have a thing for stuff that remains unexplained and unresolved because I adore making up my own headcanon. I used to be a rather enthusiastic JLP-centric fanfic writer, but have retired from it (for now). I have seen all Trek series in their entirety (except TAS), but TNG is the one special series for me.

    Unlike most Trekkies I did not grow up with Star Trek, it took until I was 18 for me to be nagged into watching a TNG episode by my then-boyfriend. I had - and still have - very little interest in sci-fi as a genre and it took him weeks to convince me to watch because I didn't care about "the bald dude in pajamas". I guess I've changed my mind on that one by now. :D

    Anyways. Hi! And if you want to know something, just ask. I'm always happy to answer questions. :)
     
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  17. sleepyjaffa

    sleepyjaffa Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    So, hi! I'm Kylie. Ah I'm 31 and watched Trek since I was a little one. From the UK, started conventions a few years ago and going to the Vegas one next year for the second time.

    Voyager is my favourite of the treks yet it's DS9 I tend to do the most rewatches of (and I don't care, I love the dumb 'Move Along Home' episode so much okay). First Contact is my favourite movie of all time in general.

    I have pretty bad anxiety and depression, and was spurred on to find a place with more people like myself, Trek fans, out there to try to get to know more people and occupy my mind more. As well as Trek I love pretty much anything Robert Carlyle touches and does, most kinds of music, animals (especially Dogs and Goats) and gaming.

    I also ramble a lot so Imma stop now, say hi again and hopefully get to know y'all!
     
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  18. 1987SpaceGuy

    1987SpaceGuy Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Hello @MiriMenagerie

    Expanse are this separate little stories slowly coming together and getting bigger and bigger and bigger. Mind blowing.
    Great SciFi with a dash of realism, good characters arcs and personalities.

    I'm a fan of RDA since MacGyver reruns as a kid.

    Just binged the Mandolorian, despite not being a Star Wars fan, enjoyed it.

    also thanks for the assistance @SpicyThunder
     
  19. Oniramen

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    Hi everyone, I'm Oni. Someone on Reddit recommended this forum as a more positive Trek community, I'm hoping to make it my new home. Love DSC, getting hyped for Picard, and I'm looking for folks to geek out with. Other interests include writing, tabletop rpgs, and music.
     
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  20. StarTrekToyHunter

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    Hello everyone, I'm Martin and a huge fan of the original series. I grew up in 1990 with star trek TNG on TV - I come from Germany.
    That's when I started collecting these cool characters from my favorite series. This collector's passion has not left me to this day and I now have a considerable collection of the 4.5 inch Playmates figures.
    In germany i have the feeling that i am the only collector of star trek figures, because all my collector friends collect star wars.
    I'm looking forward to meeting other collectors here.
     
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