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Old 06-20-2008, 11:49 AM
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I think they overstate how "neat" it is....it's more like those commercials that run during online streaming video at ABC.com and FOXonDemand....
Ok, then in that case...Booooooo!!!
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Some Person Took My Trek Spotter Guide, Held In The Air, And Yelled, Hey, Look At The Trek Book. He's A Nerd. I Almost Popped Him. I Wish I Did
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:53 PM
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I'm just blinking like a deer in the headlights....Zardoz here on the weekend? OMG!!!
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:23 AM
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Will Star Trek ever shake the 'only for nerds' stigma?
Nope.

Never.
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:49 AM
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Lets clear up a few questionable facts....

According to Whatis.com, nerds are people of above-average intelligence who place little importance on their appearance. Nerds are often aware of their status, but they don't mind. In fact, many take pride in the putdown, as it means they're smart and not wrapped up in superficial worries.



Geek is a more specific term. Back in the day, geeks worked at carnivals, and (according to the dictionary) "bit the heads off live chickens." Thankfully, the term now has a different connotation. Like nerds, geeks are smart, but they tend to focus more on technology. As Urban Dictionary explains, these are the people you make fun of in high school and later work for as an adult.



Being called a "dork" is the biggest insult of the three. There's no way you can spin it into something positive. After all, even the dictionary writes that dorks are "stupid" people. And to make matters worse, dorks assume they're cool. Oh, and they smell, too.
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:17 PM
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I think that any spoofs of Star Trek would just make it worse.

The key may be in the promotion of this new film. Promotion for The Dark Knight was found in cereal boxes, pizza boxes, news media, etc. People believe what the media tells them. It they seriously promote this movie and tell people that it is cool and not just for nerds then people will buy it.
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I'll order a pizza delivered by the Enterprise any day. Or one delivered by Kirk, young or old.

And yes, I think Star Trek will always be for nerds. But I love nerds.
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:06 AM
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I'm just blinking like a deer in the headlights....Zardoz here on the weekend? OMG!!!
Sorry that was just a fake out, lol....was very busy this weekend.
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So..yeah. The qustion is who would parody ST? I have yet to see if my post on the Lego forms has gotten any responces yet (Lego Star Trek!!! The game! And hopefully set line as well!) But, other than them, who? Probably not FG or RC, for they already have done damage to the cause (Two Kirks, A khan and a pizza place!) If people are serious about this, then that question must be answered. Well, off to check the Lego foums!

I do know the creator for Family Guy wants to do a parody... Hopefully paramount will let him
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Legally, no one needs permission to make a parody of an existing production at all. The only permission needed is to use copywritten material (music, sounds, images) from that production. On the other hand, cooperation from and with Paramount might make a better, richer parody of it for such material being shared by the studio.
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