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What was the first time you ever watched Star trek?

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Report this Mar. 30 2013, 12:52 pm

I was looking at the topics and i didnt see one about how people first saw Star trek. So Im interested to know: How did you all come to like Star trek? 

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Report this Mar. 30 2013, 1:37 pm

Well i was a kid with 8 or 10 years old and to to me was just fascinating the first time i saw Star trek in tv some decades ago..it took me to a world of fantasy and imagination,i grew up with the original series and Space 1999..in fact i owe to this two tv series my fascination to science-fiction that perdures to these days.


I got say that the famous Eagles from Space 1999 are still may favourite ship 

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Report this Mar. 30 2013, 2:43 pm

I saw it back in the 60s (I was around 5 years old) and it scared me so I was afraid of it until I sat down and watched the reruns in the 70s then I loved it and have been hooked ever since.


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Report this Mar. 31 2013, 5:07 am

I was about 12 and my parents had gone out for the night, and this was before DVDs so i couldnt just pop something in. So I was scrolling through the channels and I happened to come across an episode of TNG. I had heard my parents talk about it because they thought the original series was way better and were stubborn and dint want to watch the new ones. I think the episode was "Hollow Pursuits" I about busted a gut. What I loved about it was tha it took place in the future and well... it was different in some way but i couldnt put my finger on it at the time. Finally I told my parents about it, and even they started watching it. It became a family trafition after that to watch star trek.  What I like about Star trek is  that it seems realistic. It seems possible to make warp drive and fly in a spaceship. It seems possible to see a Vulcan in the chair next to you at school. But what I love best about it is it gave me a chance to look up at the sky and wonder what is up there. Thats how I became addicted to Star trek.

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Report this Apr. 08 2013, 10:46 am

I was six when TNG premiered and watched it with my older brothers. I liked it from the start, but it was a couple of years later that I really grew to love it.


I can pinpoint exactly when I really fell in love with Trek and became a true believer... In 'First Contact,' when Mirasta Yale is standing in Ten Forward seeing her world from above for the first time. She was a character with whom I deeply identified, and I could really imagine myself standing there. Even all these years later that is still the most magical moment in all of Trek for me.

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Report this Apr. 08 2013, 7:29 pm

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I was six when TNG premiered and watched it with my older brothers. I liked it from the start, but it was a couple of years later that I really grew to love it.


I can pinpoint exactly when I really fell in love with Trek and became a true believer... In 'First Contact,' when Mirasta Yale is standing in Ten Forward seeing her world from above for the first time. She was a character with whom I deeply identified, and I could really imagine myself standing there. Even all these years later that is still the most magical moment in all of Trek for me.


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I agree that scene in TNG ep "First Contact" is a powerful moment.  Picard seemed to have a talent for initiating people to the wonders of the Federations' advanced technology and interstellar exploration.


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Report this May. 05 2013, 7:03 pm

I got hooked on TOS watching reruns in the 70s.

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Report this May. 05 2013, 7:15 pm

My dad is a fan who watched it when it originally aired so I've always remembered seeing it. I do joke to him sometimes how he turned me into a monster since I am a bigger Trekkie than he is though.


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Report this May. 06 2013, 2:52 am

My parents wanted to record some program on VHS but got the time slightly off, so The Next Generation was on that tape instead. Can't remember what episode it was but it was love at first sight.

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Report this May. 10 2013, 12:47 pm

I remeber watching TOS the first time when I was about four with my parents but I only became a real fan a few years ago in my teens when I started to watch TOS a bit more intensively. After I had watched all TOS episodes several times (I got DVDs to be finally able to watch it in English) I finally started watching TNG and Voyager, which I guess is what got me really into it.

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Report this May. 10 2013, 1:20 pm

My parents were never fans but I watched occasional episodes through my childhood and was distantly interested in TNG when it first came out. But I never became a regular viewer until I left home for my first year of uni. (age 19) and a friend introduced me to TNG videos. After that I watched Star Trek late at night on the telly (whatever series happened to be on), and got into it that way. It was so late that I remember a lot of the first five minutes of episodes but would as often as not fall asleep from being so tired. For a while my dad would watch Voyager with me. (I think he liked Seven...) Now my parents are still not into it so much especially Mum, but they watched a couple of episodes with me and I think enjoyed some. Mum thinks I'm weird but she would think that even without Star Trek so I don't care.


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Report this May. 11 2013, 5:47 am

My mother starting dating a guy in about 1980 who would later become my step-father.  He had a Star Trek stamp album from the 70s he gave me and I was very interested.  I started watching about 81, perhaps?  I know TWOK was the first movie I saw in theaters.


Humorous note: I was far too young to have read Moby Dick, so I thought all the quotes were original.   When I read it years later I understood the context.


To this day whenever someone mentions the book or quotes it, I think of TWOK.


 



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Report this May. 11 2013, 8:05 am

it came on after Electric Company in the early 70's when I came home from school.



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Report this May. 11 2013, 11:12 am

The FIRST TIME that I watched Trek? I couldn't even answer nor remember it!


I started watching in the 70s because both of my older brothers watched it.

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Report this May. 12 2013, 12:27 am

First time I watched an episode I was a week old; my parents were feeding me while the new Trek came on and my eyes were glued to the screen.  


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