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Old 01-16-2009, 08:33 PM
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I don't consider myself "overboard" with Star Trek, but I think some of my family would beg to differ. I have spent a lot on my Ten Forward room I have designed in my basement. I have a bar, and all the series and movies some on both VHS and DVD, all 49 Hallmark ornaments displayed year round, the glass shelve in my bar area are full of the ornaments and figures. the rest of the room has about 200 model ships, Spocks uniform shirt, autographed! Calendars, Books, a homemade "space station" and lots of memorablia. I am adding a few items as I go along. I have been to a few conventions but never worn any costumes or anything like that. So, some would say, I'm overboard, some would say normal, and others just right.
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I suppose the old rule of thumb applies: it's not a problem unless it interferes with your ability to lead a happy, productive life. The same can be said of alcohol, drug, and sex addiction. I've certainly met some guys over the years who really needed a 12 step program to deal with their NFL or other sports related addictions. The difference is: sports are more socially acceptable than is Trek.

Look at the aforementined Ms. Adams... if she had worn a sports jersey to her job every day, no one would have batted an eye... yet, because she chooses to wear a starfleet uniform, suddenly she's the biggest geek in the world? We seem to be dealing with a societal double standard of what is considered "appropriate" behavior. An inconsequential sports game whom no one but the biggest fanatics can remember the history of, where people ritually beat the living crap out of each other is okay... while expressing your devotion to a TV show that believes in a more positive future is frowned upon...

We live in a fracked up culture, to be sure.
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I suppose the old rule of thumb applies: it's not a problem unless it interferes with your ability to lead a happy, productive life. The same can be said of alcohol, drug, and sex addiction. I've certainly met some guys over the years who really needed a 12 step program to deal with their NFL or other sports related addictions. The difference is: sports are more socially acceptable than is Trek.

Look at the aforementined Ms. Adams... if she had worn a sports jersey to her job every day, no one would have batted an eye... yet, because she chooses to wear a starfleet uniform, suddenly she's the biggest geek in the world? We seem to be dealing with a societal double standard of what is considered "appropriate" behavior. An inconsequential sports game whom no one but the biggest fanatics can remember the history of, where people ritually beat the living crap out of each other is okay... while expressing your devotion to a TV show that believes in a more positive future is frowned upon...

We live in a fracked up culture, to be sure.
You are just now figuring this out? lol...Our culture from the get go has been "fracked up" as they say. Gladitorial sports have always been a facination of humankind putting us in touch with or our more primal nature. Nothing has changed since the first olympic games...strive for the last person standing. However Trek has shown us that we no longer have to out do or constantly compete amongst ourselves but work co-operatively as equals to achieve goals... now those prone to the gladiator mentality have a hard time wrapping their mind around this concept and there for condemn it. And let's be honest. Not everyone gets Star Trek. They see it as weak and inferior because people have to work together to solve problems instead of battling their way through it head to head like a true "man".
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