I really don't know how old I was when I first watched Trek. It's something that's just always been with me. Me and both of my parents would sit down every week and watch TNG. One Christmas when I was five-ish I got a Playmates Enterprse-D. I loved that ship! When the opening credits would roll by, I'd swoosh the toy by the TV at the same time the ship did, lol. I also recall a Geordie action figure, since as a kid he was my favorite character. Why? Because, obviously, he also starred on Reading Rainbow!
That fact also somewhat confused me, as how could a blind man read children's books without his VISOR?