Yes it can be embarrassing because I needed to explain to some people who did not understand Star Trek before. But I feel it is much less embarrassing now that the new Star Trek movie is out because it is back into modern culture and starting to be currently relevant again.
i have always been trek enthusiast
i have not always been comfortable with trek in public
until the trailers for THIS movie came out
and so did i
completely and unabashedly
where i was not received well by the public before i am way cooly received by the public now
there are no 'looks' now there are no eyes rolling now
to paraphrase nu-scotti on the enterprise bridge "i LIKE [star trek xi]"
i like not only the movie i like what it has done for me
I also relate with your comments thank you for sharing.