Just like other people here, I consider myself as a Star Trek fan - not a Trekkie or a Trekker - mostly because even though I love the franchise to pieces, there's never been a time when I was obsessed with it.
Originally Posted by Redshirt Bob
There's a great scene in the film Trekkies 2, in which a Star Trek fan talks about an incident during a Star Trek convention where Gene Roddenberry used the term "trekkies" to describe fans of the show, only to be corrected by a fan that stood up and yelled "Trekkers!" Gene Roddenberry responded with "No, it's trekkies. I should know, I invented the damn thing."
Whoa... I have to admit it takes balls to contradict Mr. Roddenberry like that but at the same time I find it a little disrespectful. Never in a million years would I have dared doing this...