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wanderista | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted March 12, 2012 at 6:30 PM via web

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Are you a trekkie?

In other words, have you watched a Star Trek film or series and really enjoyed it? If so, which is your favourite series or films? Mine has to be Star Trek Voyager - the story is inspirational.

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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 12, 2012 at 8:51 PM (Answer #2)

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My favorite is the Next Generation. I love the character of Jean-Luc Picard. I find him to be the greatest leader that ever graced the TV. He is compassionate, brave, logical, level-headed, and honest. He is a person with character and talent. This combination is rare. Captain Kirk was great too, but he was a bit more a stereotypical man who always got the ladies. I also like the supporting cast and the various adventure that they faced.

 

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 12, 2012 at 11:18 PM (Answer #3)

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Aren't true fans supposed to call themselves "Trekkers" whereas other people call them "Trekkies?"

Anyway... Voyager annoyed me.  Too many spirit guides and too much almost getting back to the alpha quadrant.  And Neelix...

At first, TNG was my favorite, but I have to say now that I probably like DS9 best although I haven't watched any of it in a while.  It was nice that it had a real story line as opposed to being fairly random episodes like TNG.  Nice to have Ferengi.  Nice to have Klingons.  But basically, the whole long story line of the last few seasons makes it my favorite.

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 13, 2012 at 12:27 AM (Answer #4)

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I have seen nearly all of the Star Trek movies and have long enjoyed most of the TV series. However, I don't consider myself a "trekkie," since I don't attend sci-fi conventions or own any Star Trek figurines. But I do love the original series with William Shatner, and I remember having quite a battle with my parents each night in order to watch it during its original run. (They hated it.) Next Generation is my favorite, and I still watch the reruns regularly when I can. (My wife also hates it.)

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wannam | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted March 13, 2012 at 12:32 AM (Answer #5)

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I think my favorite is Next Generation.  This is probably, in part, because it is the one I watched as child.  I like that they set rules and follow them.  There seems to be more of a moral to each episode than in other series.  I like the juxtaposition Data often offers to the quandary as well.  Voyager is probably my next favorite.  It offers many different species and cultures.  I did not watch much Deep Space 9 so I cannot offer much on that series.  Of course, the original series is always a classic.  My husband would say I am not a true Trekkie because I find Captain Kirk annoying.  The character is fine, I just don't like the actor William Shatner.  Although, out of all the series, my favorite episode has to be "Trouble with Tribbles."

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vangoghfan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 13, 2012 at 12:33 AM (Answer #6)

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I watched Star Trek when it was first on and enjoyed it. It's interesting to me how well the whole concept has lasted. It must appeal to something very firmly rooted in our nature. I like the fact that some of the original folks -- Shatner and Takei in particular -- have so much fun with their fans. I cannot believe how well Shatner has aged.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 13, 2012 at 1:10 AM (Answer #7)

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I am a Star Wars fan only recently, a few years, and I never thought I would be.  So I imagine that if I ever see Star Trek I might enjoy it.  I just never have had occasion to watch one of the movies or television shows.  Maybe sometime I will.

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brettd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 13, 2012 at 3:33 AM (Answer #8)

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I enjoy a good science fiction show, like many people, and tend to lean towards the classic Star Trek show and the early movies, but as far as being a "Trekkie" not so much.  I've met those that are almost fanatical on the subject, up to and including being able to speak the Klingon language.  I guess that's why "fan" is the root word of "Fanatic".

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lmetcalf | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted March 13, 2012 at 4:29 AM (Answer #9)

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I am most assuredly NOT a trekkie or a trekker and it is because I thought that the original series was so cheesy! I haven't given any other version of the series more than a passing glance, even though I have heard excellent reviews and understand that there are legions of loyal fans. I should probably give the more current inceptions a chance.

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enotechris | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted March 13, 2012 at 8:44 AM (Answer #10)

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Old School Trekkie.  Despite the now seemingly cheesy effects, tiny budgets, and predictable plots, this was groundbreaking, iconic television at its most innovative.  Nothing like it had existed before.  I'd take Vulcans over Klingons any day.

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 13, 2012 at 8:47 AM (Answer #11)

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The only episode I remember is the one which depicts the "people" who live under and above the surface. Based upon Plato's "Allegory of the Cave," the episode always stuck with me. Outside of that, I cannot say I have followed, or would follow, any of the series.

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booboosmoosh | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 13, 2012 at 10:30 AM (Answer #12)

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I have loved all of the Star Trek series: the original ("The Trouble With Tribbles"), the movies and the spin-offs. I like the Next Generation a lot. I thought the characters worked well together, and I liked the Borg episodes, but especially liked the episode where Picard was "fed" images from a satellite of life on a dying planet: he lived a lifetime in the short time he was "receiving" these images and even learned to play a flute-type instrument. But I also enjoyed Voyager and Deep Space Nine. Deep Space Nine did a great episode similar to the pursuit of war criminals after the Holocaust. I even enjoyed the recent prequel of Star Trek. Great fun!

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bhawanipur | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted March 13, 2012 at 6:09 PM (Answer #13)

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I was but not now. When I was in Air Force, I liked one serial showed on only sunday in TV named Star Trek or something like that. As it was in 1982, I don't remember it correctly. I liked it and saw on every sunday. After 1986, I have never seen. It highlights some imaginative star war with spirits and other objects. It was thrilling and helps in enhancing power to imagine.

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Wiggin42 | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted June 29, 2014 at 10:02 PM (Answer #14)

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I am a huge trekkie!! My favorite series is the original series. Sure, the series is slightly (okay, very) cheesy, and Shatner's acting is quite over dramatic. But there is something adorably optimistic and buoyant about it. The plot lines are well thought out. The overall themes and ideas are prevalent in every other tv show today. Its groundbreaking. 

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