You know you're a Star Trek nerd when...

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Savage Dragon, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon Not really all that savage Moderator

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    I thought this could be fun thread for sharing those moments when you realize how much of a Star Trek geek you are.

    For me, it was when I realized that I think of the Enterprise B every time I get a warm sandwich at Starbucks and hear the alarm on the oven go off. It sounds just like an alert sound from one of the bridge consoles!

    What's your Star Trek nerd moment?
     
  2. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    For me it was when Yeoman Randi told me I was a much bigger Trekkie than she is... and she has a Trek arrowhead tattooed on her shoulder!
     
  3. bbjeg

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    A friend and I debated which captain was the "best" for an hour (Picard of course :p). When we realized how long the conversation went, we both knew we were nerds.
     
  4. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral In Memoriam

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    I know I'm a Star Trek nerd when...

    when I post in threads like this.
     
  5. ten70

    ten70 Captain Captain

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    ...when a car cuts you off in traffic and you yell out "Red alert! Shields up!"
     
  6. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    I say Fascinating a lot. I probably got that from Spock.
     
  7. bbjeg

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    I was going to say that.
     
  8. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon Not really all that savage Moderator

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    Intriguing.
     
  9. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    I say Intriguing a lot too, but I thought Intriguing was more of a Data staple.
     
  10. JirinPanthosa

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    When your friends are discussing an episode they can vaguely remember and you blurt out the name of the episode.
     
  11. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

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    ^That!
     
  12. nureintier

    nureintier Commander Red Shirt

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    Yeah, I've had this realization mostly when I've found myself discussing specific characters or episodes for hours on end with people. And the fact that I spend time on a board like this, posting in threads like this (lol). And the fact that, in my living room, I have a life sized cardboard cutout of Spock and a bunch of ST action figures on all the shelves. And I'm attempting to actually learn some Klingon (my excuse for this, to "normal" people, is that I'm a translator and went to college for foreign languages, so I have an interest in languages for that reason).
     
  13. Captain Clark Terrell

    Captain Clark Terrell Commodore Commodore

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    When you equate sitting in the driver's seat of your car to sitting in the command chair of a starship.

    --Sran
     
  14. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Garth of Algar Premium Member

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    Nah, you're just the helmsman. ;)
     
  15. bbjeg

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    ^And when you give other riders designations like navigations lab, communications, and security officer.
     
  16. Zelenyj

    Zelenyj Ensign Red Shirt

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    About the driving again:
    That happened when I was sitting to the right of the unexpirienced driver (very unexperienced) with GPS navigator and found myself reporting him ETA to highway exits and collision alerts (and not joking, that trucks were really close), imitating bridge officers from the series.
     
  17. BillJ

    BillJ Former Democrat Premium Member

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    When you argue for thirty years that Bob Wesley from "The Ultimate Computer" is not the regular captain of the Lexington. :guffaw:
     
  18. Pondwater

    Pondwater Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Discussing events of a Trek episode during activity.
     
  19. Savage Dragon

    Savage Dragon Not really all that savage Moderator

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    Impressive. If it's the activity I'm thinking of.
     
  20. R. Star

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    When I discovered the intriguing world of Trek rpgs in the old school aol chat rooms. ;)