Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by RB_Kandy, Sep 7, 2012.
What is the difference between a Trekkie and a trekker, and which one are you?
Trekkers keep asking this question.
If you're a Trekker (a more mature fan), you don't need to ask what the difference is.
Hey, my neck is just flexible.
Oh that's "bubble" not "bobble".
I'll take whatever is currently the most embarrassing label. I'm out and proud.
Trekkies laugh at this...
Trekkers are FURIOUS
(although at the video or JJ Abrams for making the movie I'm not sure!)
I think the difference between a trekkie and a trekker as about on par with the difference between Unified Atheist League and the United Atheist Alliance, if you know the reference.
Fans argue about it a lot, but there's really nothing there.
Or the People's Front for Judea?
I like Trekkie, because it's fun and unpretentious and not trying too hard to be taken seriously, but it's no big deal.
The main difference is some over-senstive fans way back when got tired of being looked down upon by tactless morons with nothing better to do than make fun of sci-fi fans, so they came up with a name that sounded "less insulting".
The spelling or how playful one is at the moment.
I'm either, but will admit Trekker sounds less fan-boy.
Trekkies are fans.
Trekkers are people who are ashamed of star trek.
I'm not ashamed.
The other issue, of course, is that these distinctions are only meaningful to the handful of people who care about them.
Try explaining to most people that, no, you're a "Trekker," not a Trekkie, and they're just going to look at you funny . . . which, ironically, is probably the opposite of what you were going for!
Trekkers are Trekkies who are uptight and snooty.
And ultimately akin to squabbling over whether someone is wearing a "cap" or a "hat."
Great. Now I'm visualizing Margaret Dumont (the snooty grande dame from the old Marx Bros. movies) as a Trekker:
"I'm sure I don't know what a 'Trekkie" is . . . ."
As far as I can tell the only tangible difference is in the last two letters. The rest is just in people's heads.
I agree with both of these statements. Trekker has always sounded pretentious to me. I'm a Trekkie, and proud of it.
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