Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:13 AM
A little bit about me...
I'm a college student/researcher studying psychology at USF. I'm interested in media fandoms (like Star Trek) which is why I joined this forum. In my spare time I care for saltwater aquariums or build with Legos. Not sure what else to say...
Glad to be here!
Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:42 AM
Star Trek fandom is a worldwide phenomenon. I invite you to click on the "Clustrmaps" at the bottom of any page of Star Trek Reviewed and see the number of visitors from places you might not have guessed. You can use google translate to 'listen in' on conversations on non-English websites as people debate Star Trek ideas from Bangalore, India to Bangalore, Maine. Nothing like reading a discussion of Trek on an Islamic website, with an Arab Trek fan defending his love to his Iman.
National differences can also be viewed in the Trek lens. Comedic Star Track is clearly Canadian, while England's Star Trek: Unity features a Time Lord who is also Captain Lewis of the U.S.S. Odyssey (which works out of Star Base Unity.). Although unfinished, Star Trek: Lexington (out of Lexington, Ky) is full of Stars and Stripes. And as one German Trek fan once said to me, "you don't really appreciate Star Trek until you've enjoyed it in the original German." (a steal from a Klingon saying about Shakespeare.)
Anyway, if I or my website can be of any help in your study, let me know!
Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:25 PM
Have fun here! Swing by Ten Forward for an e-drink some time!!
Are we ever really HERE, man?
"...death is my bread and danger my butter - oh, no, danger's my bread, and death is my butter. No, no, wait. Danger's my bread, death - no, death is - no, I'm sorry. Death is my - death and danger are my various breads and various butters. ." -Woody Allen
Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:05 AM
"So I can squash it." "Are we allowed to squash alien life forms?"
"If they're inside your sleeping bag. There it is. Wait a minute. Where'd you put the phase pistols?"
"You wanna shoot a bug?"
"I'm just gonna stun it."- Tucker and Mayweather