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Trekkie vs Trekker

Ayko

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Report this Sep. 27 2011, 6:11 am

I already know the difference, seriously, and would like to see if any of you true fans also know,

What is the difference between a Trekkie and a Trekker?


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tribblenator999

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Report this Sep. 27 2011, 6:20 am

trekkie = proud and open star trek fan


trekker = fan but doesn't want to be public about it.

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Report this Sep. 27 2011, 12:11 pm

same thing, except the latter is pretty stuck up about their fandom to the point that they reject trekkies and even other avenues of science fiction.


OneDamnMinuteAdmiral

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Report this Sep. 28 2011, 2:52 am

I only say I'm a Trekkie because that was the only term I ever heard growing up. I think it is wierd that people argue over something so trivial.


Trekkie=nerd
Trekker=nerd


There problem solved we are all nerds.


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OtakuJo

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Report this Sep. 28 2011, 5:25 am

One has an R in it and the other one doesn't.



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OtakuJo

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Report this Sep. 28 2011, 5:39 pm

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Trekkie, Trekker   They are spelled differently though


Oh awright. What can I say -- it was probably about one or two am when I wrote the above! Point taken though.


One has an "EE" sound at the end and the other has an "AH" sound. One is a little more pretentious, perhaps -- but apart from that there isn't any significant difference. (None that matters, at any rate.)


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trek_grrl

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Report this Sep. 29 2011, 4:30 am

Here's the scoop. In the 70s a book called "Star Trek Lives!" came out (not sure who wrote it), and in this book the author mentions trekkIE, trekkER and trekIST.


1. trekkie - obnoxious fans who run around conventions sticking pictures into the professionals' faces, demanding autographs. And IMO trek fans who learn Klingon and wear Starfleet Uniforms to nationally-publicized hearings.


2. trekker - ST fans who are a bit more sedate, but love the show as much as trekkies do. We're just cooler about it. Patrick Stewart mentioned this once on a "game show" he was part of when asked the difference.


3. trekkist - Someone who might watch ST if it happens to be on, enjoys it, but doesn't go all ga-ga over it. Most in my family are trekkists. Mom and Dad sure were, they never missed an episode when it was on the air.

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Report this Sep. 29 2011, 7:57 am

don't much care...Trek is simply awesome...


 


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guillermo.mejía

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Report this Sep. 29 2011, 9:54 am

It's a state of mind.


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LtPondwater9

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Report this Sep. 29 2011, 4:31 pm

Don't really see a difference between the two. It is more so of a preference of which one the person refers to themselves as. When I think of the word Trekker, I think of some kind of traveler. 


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Report this Nov. 16 2011, 10:11 pm

Trekkie sounds like groupie.


Trekker all the way!


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Report this Nov. 16 2011, 10:49 pm

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But kind of fun to sit on the sidelines and watch the trivial arguments. Even more when they start to get emotional about it. And quite a novelty to watch it come to blows.


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LtPondwater9

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Report this Nov. 17 2011, 3:26 pm

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But kind of fun to sit on the sidelines and watch the trivial arguments. Even more when they start to get emotional about it. And quite a novelty to watch it come to blows.


 


A thread like this way back when would go for pages.


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originalseriestrekkie

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Report this Nov. 17 2011, 3:35 pm

I honestly don't think there is a differnece. I mainly go by trekkie, but were all nerds, so what's the difference?


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Report this Nov. 17 2011, 4:19 pm

I'll say this every time this topic appears...


A Trekkie is a fan of Star Trek.


A Trekker is a fan of talking really long walks.

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