Well, consider yourself lucky! My stepfather's typical reaction when coming into the TV room and seeing me watching Star Trek: "Jamieeee, he's watching Star Trek again!". Even though I had "1st dibs" by being in the middle of watching a show, if there was something he wanted to watch at the same time, I had to step aside. We didn't have a 2nd TV and no VCR at the time. At the point where I'd come up with the idea of recording the audio of Star Trek episodes by putting my cassette recorder external microphone up near the TV speaker, there were times he'd come into the room and sit down with a newspaper. You could hear him coughing and flipping the newspaper pages on the audio, essentially ruining it. I tried asking him to try being quiet as I was recording and he'd get mad at me and rustle the papers even more. The day we got a VCR couldn't come fast enough, and thankfully they did just a few years later. So my being a Star Trek fan wasn't exactly an asset in my family. I only ever received criticism for it, not support or praise. I'd bought a few Star Trek spaceship models and built them... "why don't you build something that's from our time, not fantasy?" Getting out of the house and on my own finally allowed me to freely enjoy Star Trek without criticism hanging over my shoulder.