How did you get into Star Trek?
Posted 18 March 2005 - 11:20 AM
So, here I am, 8 years old, and Voyager comes on the air. I go to my first Star Trek movie, Generations. I'm hooked. I have to learn more about this Kirk fellow. Suddenly, the Sci-Fi channel starts showing the original series, so I start watching. Now that's three series I'm watching (I never got into DS9 the first time around, the station concept just didn't appeal to me), two movies, and dozens of novels from the library. Time to buy the Encyclopedia. Oh, what a wonderful, wide world was opened to my eyes.
I finally got into Deep Space Nine just as it was ending. And then Voyager ended a short time later. What was I to do? My Star Trek experience was over- oop, nevermind, here comes this new show. Reading the rumors, early on they said it was going to be an Excelsior series, but we all learned that it would be Enterprise. I tried to watch, but scheduling conflicts prevented me from watching most of Seasons 1-3. I actually lost interest in Enterprise. Of course, the 24th century still had my attention, but there wass nothing new going on except for Nemesis. Anyway, I go off to college and Enterprise moves nights, and suddenly I have time to watch it. And it's good! Shock and Awe! I start lurking about on Save Enterprise.com, and then Enterprise is cancelled and this place opens up. I come, contribute, and join the effort. IIt's here that I finally realize the profound effects Star Trek hsa had on me, and I now know that it is something we cannot allow to die.
So, that's my story. What's yours?
Posted 18 March 2005 - 11:47 AM
Posted 18 March 2005 - 12:19 PM
I became a really Trekkie short before my graduation. Most of my schoolfriends watched Star Trek and at that time the Star Trek CCG was the attraction everyone talked about. We traded the cards in the breaks. At the same time DS9 started in German TV. Cause of the many crossover episodes I decided to also watch the re-runs of TNG which were broacasted before DS9. Well so it started.
After school I did not go to the army. Instead I worked for our local catholic church in a youth club. With the money I earned I started buying merchandise (video tapes, my first uniform, english books...). At the same time I started going to our local Trekdinner. There I met my best friends and my former girl-friend. We are freinds until know and one year later I started doing conventions.
So until know I visited 15 conventions.
"I've always wondered why it's okay for football fans to go to a football game with their faces painted and sloshing beer around and that's considered old fashioned American fun. Yet someone dressing as a Klingon is considered weird. You don't see Star Trek fans after a convention running through the streets and turning over cars or breaking windows in a drunken haze. Star Trek fans benevolent optimistic and incredibly intelligent."
(Manny Coto 02/23/05)
Posted 18 March 2005 - 04:23 PM
I like Starfleet rule, star trek culture, i hope in good future.......for my (future) children, in this sad time it is important!
and now, here, i meet nice people.............you
Posted 18 March 2005 - 04:50 PM
I became a massive TOS fan and read all the novels that I could lay my hands on. Then when TNG came out I watched it with avidity until they managed to kill off Tasha Yar. She being my favourite TNG character, I moved on to watching it with mere interest
Then DS9 came out and I fell in love with the show - I actually bought it on video for the first year or two because they hadn't got around to broadcasting it on terrestrial TV before releasing it on VHS.
And so on.
And the people are so nice. Compared to fans for certain other shows, particularly, but even generally there's an amazingly high proportion of trek fans who are just... happy to share the Trek.
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Posted 18 March 2005 - 05:13 PM
A few years later TNG started it's firsth run in holland, since ep. one I was hooked and never missed one star trek ep. if i could help it.. It was from tos to tng to ds9 over voyager to Enterprise and I love them all
Later when I first met my girlfriend she told me something she never told anyone before. She watches TNG religiously. And now we both watch all trek together......
Posted 18 March 2005 - 05:28 PM
I watched every week and even made a point to come back for season 3, it was a show that I just REFUSED to miss, I had to watch it every week. So then I was on TrekToday and learned about SaveEnterprise. I followed up with it and have ever since I first looked at SE. I then read about the formation of TrekUnited and instantly sent in my application. I have loved Trek since the first ep I watched, and will love it forever.
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Posted 18 March 2005 - 05:38 PM
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Posted 19 March 2005 - 01:25 AM
It's been along road getting from there to here but i've finally found my way back to the Star Trek universe!
The Wrap Trail is still hot and it will lead us back to Enterprise!
Were steppin Up a Level for the silver will never settle Enterprise is taking the Gold Medal!
Season 5 will prevail!
Posted 19 March 2005 - 02:26 AM
I don't know what weapons WW3 will be fought with, but WW4 will be fought with sticks and stones
Posted 19 March 2005 - 03:23 AM
My parents watched TNG when I was little (I'm 17 now just so you know). I remember them building me Kirk's Enterprise out of LEGO. As I grew older, I caught a few TNG episodes and fewer TOS episodes. Never saw DS9. Then my Mom gave me a TNG book called "The Romulan Prize." From then on I was hooked. I gobbled up the books (TNG at first and then TOS). Watched TNG whenever possible. And when Sci-Fi showed TOS, we recorded it. I still haven't watched them all, but will soon. I've only seen maybe 5 VOY episodes. I just started watching DS9 and I love it. I'll be in the Navy though when Spike begins to show VOY. ENT is the only series I have watched as new episodes come out. Love it. 2nd only to TOS. So I guess that is my story. And Trek has inspired me to become a writer of sci-fi (big surprise). So I'm going to work on that.
Posted 19 March 2005 - 03:33 AM
Vancouver...While I may not live there anymore, this is the city I still call home.
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