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Trekker or Trekkie?

  1. Trekker (32 votes [30.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.19%

  2. Trekkie (74 votes [69.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 69.81%

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#1 Captain_Hair

 

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Posted 10 March 2005 - 01:26 PM

So, are you a Trekker or Trekkie? What's the difference?

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Posted 10 March 2005 - 01:57 PM

I voted Trekkie. I really don't know what the difference is, but I will tell you what the difference is in my own mind.

Trekker: Someone who is completely devoted to Star Trek (i.e. goes to the conventions, has watched every episode of every series, knows Trek continuity backwards and forwards, can recite lines from various episodes, etc.)

Trekkie: Someone who enjoys Star Trek but isn't diehard (i.e. has watched a lot of Star Trek but has missed some along the way, knows some Trek continuity but unsure about others, can recite some lines but can't remember which episode it came from, etc.)

I definitely put myself in the Trekkie category. I love Star Trek but I have some gaps. I have seen all the TOS movies but none of the TNG ones. I have watched all of the series except DS9 (not because of lack of interest but my local channel put it on late at night/early morning and kept switching days). I don't own any DVDs although I did pre-order ENT. Some continuity I'm a real stickler for and others I could care less about.

Anyway, that is my very long-winded answer to your question. :D

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Posted 10 March 2005 - 02:38 PM

I voted Trekkie. I really don't know what the difference is, but I will tell you what the difference is in my own mind.

Trekker:  Someone who is completely devoted to Star Trek (i.e. goes to the conventions, has watched every episode of every series, knows Trek continuity backwards and forwards, can recite lines from various episodes, etc.)

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Well, In haven't been to any conventions (want to), haven't seen every episode (but could tell you what happens before I see it, Best of Both Worlds, for instance), but I still know Star Trek like the back of my hand (never seen that mole before...) and can recite lines like there's no tommorrow (This is not the time to argue about time. We don't have the time!). Anyway, I really don't like the sound of Trekker, and I'm a die hard.
I'll just call myself a Trekkie and leave it at that.

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Posted 10 March 2005 - 03:00 PM

I voted Trekkie. I really don't know what the difference is, but I will tell you what the difference is in my own mind.

Trekker:  Someone who is completely devoted to Star Trek (i.e. goes to the conventions, has watched every episode of every series, knows Trek continuity backwards and forwards, can recite lines from various episodes, etc.)

Trekkie:  Someone who enjoys Star Trek but isn't diehard (i.e. has watched a lot of Star Trek but has missed some along the way, knows some Trek continuity but unsure about others, can recite some lines but can't remember which episode it came from, etc.)

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I think you have reversed the common definitions of trekker and trekkie. Trekkie was a word that got associated with die hard fans in the sixties/seventies, so later, more moderate fans started using the word trekker to distiguish themselves.
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Posted 10 March 2005 - 03:13 PM

I think you have reversed the common definitions of trekker and trekkie. Trekkie was a word that got associated with die hard fans in the sixties/seventies, so later, more moderate fans started using the word trekker to distiguish themselves.

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That's how I always thought of it. Trekkie was sort of a derogatory term to make fans sound like junkies.

So I always thought a Trekkie was the person truly immersed in Trek. The people you see at conventions that know every little detail, dress up elaborately, live their lives though Trek. (The people non-trek fans always roll their eyes at.) Its not a good or bad thing. It shouldn't be derogatory. Its just how involved they are with Star Trek. (Although there are some out there tht make Trek lovers like me cringe. You know who you are... ;) )

Trekkers, IMO, are the fans with a little more distance. We love the shows, read the books, go to conventions like other fans, know details and can pick out episode names with some of the best. But we just don't get as immersed in Trek like Trekkies are thought to do. But we're still die hard fans So I put myself down as a Trekker.

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Posted 10 March 2005 - 03:15 PM

It's bizarre how nomenclature appears like that.

I suppose there are names for Stargate fans too... gaters or something... and presumably by the end of the year there's going to be at least two factions of battlestar galactica fans...

The term "Why can't we all just get along?" comes to mind sometimes, along with wise words like "before you point out the Bajoran earring on the trekkie's ear, remember the latex Vulcan ears on your own". :D :D
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Posted 10 March 2005 - 03:21 PM

So, are you a Trekker or Trekkie? What's the difference?

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It's "Trekker" if you want to be snootie! :P

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Posted 10 March 2005 - 03:53 PM

How bout we Unite this old thing to: Trekko/Trekka or something that goes that way......

Anyhow i dont know if i'm a Trekkie or Trekker. I dont even know who i am :helpsmilie: :P

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Posted 10 March 2005 - 04:20 PM

How bout we Unite this old thing to: Trekko/Trekka or something that goes that way......

Anyhow i dont know if i'm a Trekkie or Trekker. I dont even know who i am :helpsmilie:  :P

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Trekka , kinda like that. Would an OT be an Original Trekka?
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Posted 10 March 2005 - 05:11 PM

OK, here is one more catagory for those who are fans of the show, but don't quite reach the Trekker, Trekkie level, - Let's just call them Trekish.
Of course, then you'll have to have different levels of Trekishness & . . . .
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Posted 10 March 2005 - 08:00 PM

Well, In haven't been to any conventions (want to), haven't seen every episode (but could tell you what happens before I see it, Best of Both Worlds, for instance), but I still know Star Trek like the back of my hand (never seen that mole before...) and can recite lines like there's no tommorrow (This is not the time to argue about time. We don't have the time!). Anyway, I really don't like the sound of Trekker, and I'm a die hard.
I'll just call myself a Trekkie and leave it at that.

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Either, depends what people want to label me i suppose. I wouldnt say i'm obsessed by it to the point of knowing the books inside out, but i am always scared to death of missing an episode, i also have quite a big collection of books, toys, models etc & went to the convention at Blackpool in 97, Brent Spiner was there :clap: Last but not least i'm desperate to keep Enterprise going & i've never really been like that!!! So its up to you guys :thumbsup:
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Posted 10 March 2005 - 08:26 PM

In the tradition of the numerous Star Trek species with names beginning with "T" and ending with "an" we should be called "Trekkans"

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Posted 10 March 2005 - 08:57 PM

trekker o'coarse.
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Posted 10 March 2005 - 09:55 PM

I voted Trekkie. I really don't know what the difference is, but I will tell you what the difference is in my own mind.

Trekker:  Someone who is completely devoted to Star Trek (i.e. goes to the conventions, has watched every episode of every series, knows Trek continuity backwards and forwards, can recite lines from various episodes, etc.)

Trekkie:  Someone who enjoys Star Trek but isn't diehard (i.e. has watched a lot of Star Trek but has missed some along the way, knows some Trek continuity but unsure about others, can recite some lines but can't remember which episode it came from, etc.)

I definitely put myself in the Trekkie category. I love Star Trek but I have some gaps. I have seen all the TOS movies but none of the TNG ones. I have watched all of the series except DS9 (not because of lack of interest but my local channel put it on late at night/early morning and kept switching days). I don't own any DVDs although I did pre-order ENT. Some continuity I'm a real stickler for and others I could care less about.

Anyway, that is my very long-winded answer to your question.  :D

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I also believe your description is reversed....

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Posted 11 March 2005 - 10:47 AM

I voted trekker, i want to like i'm a trek freak.
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Posted 11 March 2005 - 11:16 AM

I'm a Star Trek fan. The label is pretty much unimportant to me.
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Posted 11 March 2005 - 11:27 AM

Okay, I'm a big girl and can admit when I'm wrong. Apparently, I got the terms backwards. If you knew me, you wouldn't be very surprised!! I bow to your wisdom.

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I guess that makes me a Trekker then. I guess I can live with that.

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Posted 11 March 2005 - 12:07 PM

I agree, those defs are reversed. Those of us who have been there from the beginning usually refer to ourselves as "Trekkies". Gene Roddenberry said he ought to know, he coined the term-- so Gene said it, and I believe it!

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Posted 11 March 2005 - 12:36 PM

I´m a Trekkie, ´cause in Bavaria, a Trekker is this:

Trekker, broom-broom...

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Posted 11 March 2005 - 12:40 PM

I´m a Trekkie, ´cause in Bavaria, a Trekker is this:

Trekker, broom-broom...

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