Posted 16 May 2010 - 01:55 PM
I have been a Trekkie since I was six or seven years old, I am now 27. I was introduced thanks to the BBC2 Wednesday 6pm showing of TNG around that time and watched with my Dad when he wasn't off on night-shift. I found the whole thing wonderful, this really cool spaceship and this calm and imposing, bald (ironically, like my Dad), Englishman (we're Scottish - close enough and eminently relatable) bloke giving lots or orders and strange creatures and weird space stuff every week. I confess I wasn't as hardcore into Trek at the time as I was into the BBC's re-runs of Doctor Who which I also watched with my Dad when they were showing the Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker eras in-particular. I also had a weakness for Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlett, Stingray and cartoons like Dangermouse, which remains a classic. Later in life I discovered reruns of Blake's Seven and the Prisoner as well as modern classics like Farscape and Battlestar Galactica. But for all that, Trek holds a special place in my heart, when I realised that anything really was possible if you had the imagination to conceive it.