raptornx01 wrote:Star Trek fans are trekkies
Watchman44 wrote:Terry regularly calles us "A bunch of bloody loonies!"
The Mad Collector wrote:Watchman44 wrote:Terry regularly calles us "A bunch of bloody loonies!"
and his publishers call us a bunch of idiots they can try to sell lots of different variants of the same bl@@dy book to
and yes I know this website is run by his publishers
The Mad Collector wrote:I only have multiple copies if I am given another version or find it cheap in a charity shop
The Mad Collector wrote:Ah but I don't keep falling for it WWD, I just pick the most interesting variant and buy that one. I only have multiple copies if I am given another version or find it cheap in a charity shop
Bouncy wrote:Indeed. Trekkers get very annoyed at being called Trekkies
The term "Trekkie" is sometimes considered derogatory, perhaps because of a perceived parallel to the term "groupie". Some Star Trek enthusiasts prefer the term "Trekker", while some others hold the latter term to be stupid or pretentious, and, for that reason, self-identify as "Trekkies". Some Trekkies even hold that a "Trekker" is a "Trekkie" who is embarrassed of being a "Trekkie". On the other hand, "Trekker" is sometimes used as a term for the kind of Star Trek fan who is obsessed with the minutiae and the fine details. A Trekkie was considered to be someone stupid and embarrassing to intelligent and serious fans known as Trekkers. The classic stereotype is a clueless Trekkie walking around wearing rubber Spock ears and being held up to public ridicule for his obsession. Trekkie vs Trekker mirrors the Sci-Fi vs SF debate.
A Trekker wears a STARFLEET uniform to a convention because its fun…
A Trekkie wears a uniform to a convention because s/he has heard that it is in style at the academy.
A Trekker has a STARFLEET Academy window sticker on his car…
A Trekkie is cramming for the entrance exams.
A Trekker thinks Wil Wheaton was a lucky kid who got to play a kid on Star Trek…
A Trekkie thinks that Wesley Crusher was a lucky kid who got to sit on the bridge.
A Trekker thinks that it is a shame that the show is coming to an end…
A Trekkie thinks that it is a shame that the crew is being reassigned and the Enterprise is being decommissioned.
A Trekker knows that there are gaping holes in the technology, but ignores them and enjoys the show…
A Trekkie can't wait for the price to come down on those home food replicator units.”
Those self-identified trekkies, however, have their own fodder to fling. They associate the term trekkers with pretentious nuts obsessed over minutiae and details. Moreover, they accuse ‘trekkers’ of being too ashamed to admit they are ‘trekkies.’ Apparently this camp has the good graces of Gene Roddenbury, the creator of Star Trek. According to his former assistant, Richard Arnold, Gene Roddenbury spoke during a convention and used the term trekkie. Someone attempted to correct him, to which he responded, “Excuse me, did you say 'TrekkER?' The word is 'TrekkIE.' I should know, I created them."
And so the question still rings, trekkers or trekkies? What is the correct term of usage? My advice? When labeling any group of people, political correctness rules the day. Just to play it safe, maybe use “Star Trek enthusiast.”
Del wrote: I am a Trekkie... OUT! LOUD AND PROUD!