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Trek Fans: Male or Female?

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Roboto

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Report this Mar. 31 2011, 2:06 pm

I think men are more attracted to Star Trek than women... but then, I am a young gal who loves it and is hardly some anti-social nerd, so I really do not know! 


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Report this Mar. 31 2011, 2:32 pm

I know a ton of girl Trekkies, and the only boy Trekkie I know is my Dad : )


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Report this Apr. 01 2011, 1:37 am

Quote: KAHLESS THE UNFORGETTABLE @ Mar. 30 2011, 11:34 pm

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class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;">I want to know where are all the female Klingon fans?

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LOL Let me be your first disappointment. Klingons are actually one of my main annoyances on ST. Sorry!


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Report this Apr. 05 2011, 8:53 pm

I think back around the time of TOS there were probably more male than female fans, especially since the women didn't do much in that show. After TNG, and even more now, I think it's almost even between men and women.

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Report this Apr. 05 2011, 8:57 pm

female


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Report this Jul. 13 2011, 5:55 am

It seems every femail fan is infatuated with either
Spock, or Data ... not the studds like Kirk and Riker,
as one would think. I find that very interesting, since
neither character is meant to represent a Human Being.


But if it were the mere thrill of experimentation, you
would suspect that someone like Odo or Neelix would be
just as popular with the ladies ... perhaps they are?
But how they relate to this franchise is interesting ...


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Report this Jul. 13 2011, 12:10 pm

interesting question I am a female and I know some other female trekies but I think other sci fi shows have stronger females if that means anything


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Report this Jul. 13 2011, 11:26 pm

I think the "studs" of sci-fi exist more as wish-fulfilment for fanboys than they do for fangirls. Take for example, Han Solo (who... I don't know if I'd go so far as to say I dislike Han Solo, but I find him to be an extremely groan-inducing character.) He's sexist, annoying, and generally pretty clueless, and still manages to "get" Leia...??! C'mon!! That's total fanboy wish-fulfillment. No smart girl in their right mind would ever be attracted to a slobbering, infantile troglodyte like Han!


I am female, and actually at this time (when I voted -- not sure why I didn't earlier, unless I was on a hiatus from ST.com at the time) there were 53% males and 47% (Forty Seven-- hahaha) females. But I don't think I am what would be considered a "typical" female fan ~~ in the sense that when TV networks try to "appeal" to women, it's generally not women like me they are thinking of.


I like to think that fandom is about more than just "Eye-candy" however, and I think the reason that Spock and Data are more appealing is that they are interesting characters, possibly even because they are so different from the usual stereotypical mould of "hero". We get so much of these grunty hero-types, and they're generally pretty sexist in their views of women.


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Report this Jul. 13 2011, 11:27 pm

OtakuJo, you said it all so very well.


And 2takes, it seems most of the ST female fans prefer interesting characters over the “studs.” They are neither physically or intellectually attractive to myself and others I have spoken with.


It seems that only STE has a main cast that is physically attractive, Archer being the Kirk or Riker, and even then he is still an interesting character, more so than the Kirks and Rikers anyways! 


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Report this Jul. 13 2011, 11:28 pm

Seems I said it a few too many times -- sorry -- Internet glitch. Excuse me while I delete some posts.


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Report this Jul. 13 2011, 11:32 pm

haha, it’s the forums being extra buggy tonight, no worries.


Jolan Tru, may your day be filled with peace.

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Report this Jul. 13 2011, 11:44 pm

I hate Klingon and Romulan ships. Everytime I see the inside I become ill.


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Report this Jul. 14 2011, 7:41 am

It's interesting to note also, that Spock and Data are
both unemotional. Undoubtedly, this feeds into fantasies
that wymin often have about how their love (!) can mold and
transform someone into (their idea of) a better man.


On the other hand, however, at the gym, it's not uncommon for
a meat-head to be seen hanging around  with a fine peice of fluff.
And while he doesn't work and treats her like property openly,
he can get away with it because his looks validate her sex appeal
... and impresses her girlfriends. Oh, how Art imitates Life!


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Report this Jul. 14 2011, 10:41 am

I'm a female, and most of the other Trekkies I know are guys. Wait, I know a girl Trekkie. But that's it. I'd say it's pretty much even, though.


And I love Spock and Data because, as others have said, how interesting they are.


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Report this Jul. 14 2011, 4:50 pm

I'm a male, but I think trek appeals to both genders.  Star Trek has great characters, great stories and great writing, and that appeals to anyone.  I think many people believe that trek, and sci-fi in general, is for guys only, but I disagree.  Go to any convention and you'll see just as many girls (in uniform no less) as guys.  

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