Rants and Ramblings of a not so sterotypical trekkie. There is life outside of Star Trek


Trekkie vs Trekker

Trekkie vs Trekker. I have been asked many times what's the difference? Is there a difference? Which do you prefer?

I prefer Trekkie. Why? I like the way it sounds, especially whenI say it out loud. If you heard me say Trekker you'd thinkI said trucker. Trekkie is so much cooler. As a button I have says " I'm a Trekkie not a Trekker. "

I've read things and talked with people that say there is a difference. They say Trekkies are the more obsessed fans. The ones that go dressed up to cons and stuff. Others say Trekkers are the more "closet" type. Not willing to admit their into Trek. They don't go to cons. Their more hush hush.

I think one time I saw a list of qualities for each. I personally fall between both.

Be it you're a Trekkie or Trekker we all have one thing in common Star Trek.

The thing that gets me is that people expect me to know a bunch of stuff. I can rattle off the series in order. I can describe an epsiode but not remember the title. I don't know when the original enterprise launched. I can tell you other stuff but not some of the weird quircky stuff. People hear the word trekkie and just assume that you know everything about trek. There are some out there that do and some that don't, including myself. I know things but not everything.

In the long run does it really matter what you call yourself as long as you stay true to what you believe..

These are the endings....

I just rewatched the finale to Enterprise. When it hit me that the way they ended made it seem like the whole thing took place as a holodeck program. They had Riker interacting as the chef onboard the ship. Also had Riker and Troi watching as Archer was about to give a huge speech. It was weird. My fave part of the whole thing was the " These are the voyages" speech showing all three enterprises from the series ie. Tng, Ent, and Tos. with the captains' voice overs.

Another finale that could have used some work; Voyager. The way that ended it was like they hurried up the story to get them home from being stranded in the Delta Quadrant. The time travel where a future Janeway travels back and changes history dramatically. We also see our good friends the borg appear again. How many times did we see them throughout Voyager's seven seasons??

The best finale is TNG. It tied in well with the very first episode. The whole Q putting the human race on trial. Picard doing time leaps and remembering each one. The rest of the crew thinking he's crazy.


Old School jewelry

" I made a ton of cash off of my old school jewelry."

I just had to laugh when I saw that on an infomercial for some 800 number for a gold buying service. I didn't know there was such a thing as old school jewelry; especially some that you can make a ton of cash from if you call an 800 number. I'm going to go get me some old school jewelry and call that number and see if I can make a ton of cash too. Maybe I'll get to be in an informercial too or at least have some paid actor portrayal.

Yes it's true I'm a trekkie

Yes, folks it's true I am a trekkie. Not the kind that goes dressed up to conventions or anything but one that enjoys a great sci fi series. I'm not the sterotypical trekkie either I don't live in my parents basement. I live in the little crawlspace in the attic next to the bats. What more do you need to know? That's why I'm unknown. You might walk past me and never know it.