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Old 07-26-2009, 04:44 AM
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I don't recall asking anyone their opinion on John Barrowman's sexuality. Each to their own! He's still a hottie and a pretty good actor!

Looks like I came a bit late in life to Star Trek. I blame the ex-boyfriend for putting me off Trek though.
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:47 AM
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Our KVVU-TV 5 (which I think had just recently become FOX-5) began playing Star Trek at about the same time, and I started watching that (whenever I could get the TV). I didn't always 'get' the sci-fi gimmicry or social commentary, though. But we started seeing promos for TNG that summer ("In... six... weeks... the... 24th... century... begins...").
Talking of promos for Star Trek. Has anyone in the UK seen the new promos on Virgin for Voyager? I thought they were quite funny.
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:56 AM
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John Barrowman is also a flaming homosexual. He is almost militant in he zeal to forward the homosexual agenda.
If that's what you want, I don't really care, but don't try to force me to like it. If it is what you are then that's fine, but I don't go around trying to make everyone accept my sexual preference.
Nice way to jack a thread that has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with sexuality, or agendas in the least.

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I don't recall asking anyone their opinion on John Barrowman's sexuality. Each to their own! He's still a hottie and a pretty good actor!

Looks like I came a bit late in life to Star Trek. I blame the ex-boyfriend for putting me off Trek though.
You didn't but some folk just can't help themselves changing the topic for their own soapbox anyway.

However -

On the topic of getting into Trek, which despite attempts to alter, remain the intent of the thread.

I tended to enjoy anything set in space as a kid, so found TWOK on TV I think when I was about 5/6 years old. Then realised it was part of a series of films, so saw the others, then TNG launched around this time and got into it from the very start.

Then I saw most of the other series in order, but had to back and watch TOS out of synch when some reruns started on BBC2 many years back.

Been into ever since.
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:58 AM
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I'm confused. Are you saying she shouldn't think the guy is hot because he is gay?
The only way the remark makes sense is if Elder is presuming Janeway to be male. Either way male/female doesn't matter.
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He assumed Janeway is male, I believe. Either way - male/female doesn't matter.
Janeway72 is most definitely female. Just like the original.

But, as you say Kevin, male or female I can fancy whoever I like!
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I was only making the comment in case it was an unknown factor.
I'm not out to "jack the thread"
I suppose I am somehow offended by those in the "gay" community trying to make me accept them and their way of life.

Now, I apologize for my earlier remarks and ask that we not become embroiled in this line of thinking.

BTW: I'm watching Barrowman and company on Torchwood even at this moment.
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I was 10 in 1966 when Star Trek first aired. I was a fan from the very beginning, but back then, in the beginning, I was a bigger fan of Lost in Space. I really got hooked later when it began to air every afternoon after school. My Mom used to fuss that all I wanted to do was watch "Outer Space" in the afternoon. I always loved Star Trek, but I didn't start collecting the toys until after the movies started coming out. That was when I started collecting the series on VHS. Then a few little items, a model ship here, a phaser there. I have always been a passionate fan of Trek through the years, some times in my life, I would drift away from it, then come back. I remember when the Trek bug bit me the last time. My wife bought me TOS on DVD in 2006. I had all the movies on DVD, but not the series. It is really strange in a way, because 7 months after I started collecting the series, I got reallly ill. Then I had to go on disability permanently. I am really, really greatful that I have had this set of series since I have been home. I think I would have gone nutty if I hadn't. Anyway, I guess I've always loved Star Trek!
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Reruns in the early 1970's.
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Which reminds me... how does one go about reporting offensive posts again?


I started by watching the original series on TV. (Yeah, back when there were just 3 networks, and a fledgling PBS) My friends and I used to play "Trek" on the school playground constantly. Great times! But then, I'm old enough to remember a time when no one had ever stepped on the moon. (This last couple of weeks with all the coverage of the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 has been quite the trip down memory lane.) I've especially enjoyed the "Cronkite Remembers" series... including the two shows he did on the late sixties, the fight for civil rights and the push to get to the moon before the russians...

Of course, much the same is happening today with the "homosexual agenda." (BTW, we don't "recruit" just everyone, TGElder... just the cute ones. Which I'm sure, has always left you out.) I was going to write a long rant about gay rights here... but why bother? It's pretty obvious that you're an older guy, probably set in his ways, and as such arguing with someone who's had bigotry ingrained in his thinking from an early age is pretty much a wasted effort.

Face it man... we're just not that into you.
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Which reminds me... how does one go about reporting offensive posts again?


I started by watching the original series on TV. (Yeah, back when there were just 3 networks, and a fledgling PBS) My friends and I used to play "Trek" on the school playground constantly. Great times! But then, I'm old enough to remember a time when no one had ever stepped on the moon. (This last couple of weeks with all the coverage of the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 has been quite the trip down memory lane.) I've especially enjoyed the "Cronkite Remembers" series... including the two shows he did on the late sixties, the fight for civil rights and the push to get to the moon before the russians...

Of course, much the same is happening today with the "homosexual agenda." (BTW, we don't "recruit" just everyone, TGElder... just the cute ones. Which I'm sure, has always left you out.) I was going to write a long rant about gay rights here... but why bother? It's pretty obvious that you're an older guy, probably set in his ways, and as such arguing with someone who's had bigotry ingrained in his thinking from an early age is pretty much a wasted effort.

Face it man... we're just not that into you.
So Fan, when is "open recruitment"? (Teasing you of course) Great story!
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