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Are you a Trekker? 7 63.64%
Are you a Trekkie? 4 36.36%
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:50 PM
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No. Trekker is the term for an original Star trek fan. It's what we called ourselves. Trekkie came about after the series died and went into syndication. A lot of media outlets used trekkie to describe fans and us Trekkers were mightily offended.
Hey, that's discrimination! I wasn't born until 1992!

But I was brought up on Trek, and have Trekkish predispositions in my blood.

(And that means my dad on one side, and my grandad on the other side of the family - but neither are scarily nerdy...)
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Old 07-06-2009, 03:35 PM
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Trekker would sound a bit odd (and dare I say it? A bit pretentious) in an Australian context.
It's pretentious in any context.

It's kind of like saying you're a South-American American or an African American or an Australian American or a European American or a North American American or an Asian American or even (if applicable) an Antarctic American.

Got news... if you're a citizen of America (U.S.A.) you're an American.
Anything else is just patent nonsense elitism and overt racism.
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:14 PM
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I'm a fan of Star Trek, call it whatever you want.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:42 PM
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I'm a fan of Star Trek, call it whatever you want.
Most people, myself included, do not consider there to be much of an important distinction between the two. But if pressed I would say it has to do with how much time a person puts into Star Trek. There are avid fans and then there are avid fans who can tell you the exact dimensions of each version of Enterprise. Thats the difference.

If you want to say 'Trekkers' are original TOS watchers (1968-71) only then eventually all Trekkers will be dead and there will be no more. There will only be Trekkies, who can continually add to their numbers whereas Trekkers can only decline. So... if you go by this and call yourself a Trekker then consider yourself part of a dying breed.
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:30 PM
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It's all nonsense, if you are a fan you are a fan.
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:47 PM
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I'm a fan of Star Trek, call it whatever you want.
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It's all nonsense, if you are a fan you are a fan.
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:53 PM
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So, basically, the conclusion is that nobody has a clue what the terms "Trekkie" and "Trekker" are supposed to mean, or everyone has different ideas what they mean?
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Old 07-07-2009, 05:43 AM
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Got news... if you're a citizen of America (U.S.A.) you're an American.
So South America and the entire rest of North America... are not America?
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:03 AM
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"Trekker" still sounds like someone who wants to go walkabout.
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