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Simple question: "Are you a Trek fan?"


"Are you a Trek fan?"  

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No I'm not a fan, but I don't mind some of it.

I do like watching the older episodes, which are charming in their own way. Some of the movies are entertaining enough, as were some NG episodes. I quite liked Voyager and very nearly got into it, but then I remembered that I'm not enough of a fan to stick with it. Oh and I'll probably go to see the new movie, if the reviews are good.

Trekkies on the other hand are mostly horrid little creatures who should be rounded up and shot.

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Those of you who are not familiar with DS9, Voyager and Enterprise, I recommend that you check them out. Keep an open mind when watching the series especially for Voyager and Enterprise. I know a lot of people didn't like Voyager all that well but I for one loved it from beginning to end. Ya there were some rather boring episodes but TNG, DS9 and Enterprise had their fair share of boring episodes.

To me DS9 is the best Star Trek series there is.

Trekkies on the other hand are mostly horrid little creatures who should be rounded up and shot.

Um okay what ever.

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As geek properties, they're even.

Nah, Star Wars has never reached the fantastic heights of Trek in terms of geekiness. Star Trek is really the epitome of geekiness in terms of entertainment, I can't think of one film/TV show/franchise that is more geeky.

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As geek properties, they're even.

Nah, Star Wars has never reached the fantastic heights of Trek in terms of geekiness. Star Trek is really the epitome of geekiness in terms of entertainment, I can't think of one film/TV show/franchise that is more geeky.

I don't think Quint meant it that way, but in terms of actual nerd terms, SW is there now. It hasn't been cool for a while.

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I'd say they're both even in terms of how fanatic their legions of die-hard geeky fans will go to publicly demonstrate their love of their fictional universe of choice. For crying out loud, there is an organized Jedi church in England. Shatner may have two specials on Trekkies, but I don't think anybody sits down and practices Bajoran religions based on DS9...not even Stef.

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As geek properties, they're even.

Nah, Star Wars has never reached the fantastic heights of Trek in terms of geekiness. Star Trek is really the epitome of geekiness in terms of entertainment, I can't think of one film/TV show/franchise that is more geeky.

I don't think Quint meant it that way, but in terms of actual nerd terms, SW is there now. It hasn't been cool for a while.

Oh, SW is definitely geeky. Just not to the extent of ST.

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As geek properties, they're even.

Nah, Star Wars has never reached the fantastic heights of Trek in terms of geekiness. Star Trek is really the epitome of geekiness in terms of entertainment, I can't think of one film/TV show/franchise that is more geeky.

No, Star Wars has surpassed Star Trek. Just listen to

. Dressing up as a character from the "Expanded Universe" is the bottom of the barrel.

By the way, that clip may not be safe for work. It's a clip from the Howard Stern show.

Neil

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I never realised The Kurgan was a SW nerd.
Dressing up as a character from the "Expanded Universe" is the bottom of the barrel.

I'm still not convinced it's any worse than dressing as Trip Tucker or Harry Kim or Captain Janeway.

Oh no, it is. Those are recognizable mainstream characters. These other guys are made up for the books and you have to be super hardcore to know who they are. I was proud that I didn't know who Darth Nihilus was until the Stern show bit.

Neil

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I never realised The Kurgan was a SW nerd.
Dressing up as a character from the "Expanded Universe" is the bottom of the barrel.

I'm still not convinced it's any worse than dressing as Trip Tucker or Harry Kim or Captain Janeway.

Oh no, it is. Those are recognizable mainstream characters. These other guys are made up for the books and you have to be super hardcore to know who they are. I was proud that I didn't know who Darth Nihilus was until the Stern show bit.

Neil

I agree to an extent. However, Nihilius is from the video game Knights of the Old Republic II, so he's a little more mainstream than most of the other EU materials.

I think what I was going for is that Voyager and Enterprise suck as much as the SW EU. Which I think is mostly true. To me they always felt like ST EU.

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I never realised The Kurgan was a SW nerd.
Dressing up as a character from the "Expanded Universe" is the bottom of the barrel.

I'm still not convinced it's any worse than dressing as Trip Tucker or Harry Kim or Captain Janeway.

Oh no, it is. Those are recognizable mainstream characters. These other guys are made up for the books and you have to be super hardcore to know who they are. I was proud that I didn't know who Darth Nihilus was until the Stern show bit.

Neil

I agree to an extent. However, Nihilius is from the video game Knights of the Old Republic II, so he's a little more mainstream than most of the other EU materials.

I think what I was going for is that Voyager and Enterprise suck as much as the SW EU. Which I think is mostly true. To me they always felt like ST EU.

if the character is not from the films, then the character is not mainstream, thats just too geeky, or nerdy, whichever applies.

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I never realised The Kurgan was a SW nerd.
Dressing up as a character from the "Expanded Universe" is the bottom of the barrel.

I'm still not convinced it's any worse than dressing as Trip Tucker or Harry Kim or Captain Janeway.

You know you're at a bad Star Trek convention when you count the number of Spock ear's and get an odd number.

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I never realised The Kurgan was a SW nerd.
Dressing up as a character from the "Expanded Universe" is the bottom of the barrel.

I'm still not convinced it's any worse than dressing as Trip Tucker or Harry Kim or Captain Janeway.

Oh no, it is. Those are recognizable mainstream characters. These other guys are made up for the books and you have to be super hardcore to know who they are. I was proud that I didn't know who Darth Nihilus was until the Stern show bit.

Neil

I agree to an extent. However, Nihilius is from the video game Knights of the Old Republic II, so he's a little more mainstream than most of the other EU materials.

I think what I was going for is that Voyager and Enterprise suck as much as the SW EU. Which I think is mostly true. To me they always felt like ST EU.

if the character is not from the films, then the character is not mainstream, thats just too geeky, or nerdy, whichever applies.

I didn't say he was mainstream.

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