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On Sci-Fi Nerds/Geeks/Enthusiasts

Posted by The Xinlo , Feb 20 2013 · 153 views

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It really surprises me how few of them/us like Star Trek. I mean, it's the show that, while not quite pioneering the genre, really opened up the possibilities. It even planted the seeds for a lot of the technology we actually use today, like sliding doors, cellphones and even the bridge schematics for navy vessels.

Yet when I talk to other science fiction fans, and go through the list "Do you like Doctor Who? How about Star Wars? Firefly? Stargate?" They're pretty much all a resounding "yeah!". And then you ask about Star Trek and everyone's like "eh... It's okay but kinda' boring." or worse.

Why is that? It's got everything the other shows have (cool ships, deep plots, likeable characters) except for a ton of explosions, but then you watch DS9 or Voyager and the entirety of the last 3 seasons are explosions.

I just don't get what makes people so wary of such a classic and genre-defining show.



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Takuma Nuva
Feb 20 2013 07:58 PM

To tell the truth, I've never actually watched any amount of Star Trek, so I can't say it's good or bad.
 
I have no interest in starting though, so, case in point I guess.

 

 

Takuma Nuva

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Jedi Master J.
Feb 20 2013 11:37 PM

Hm...I actually rather interest in checking out Star Trek at some point.

 

I think my only issues with trying to do that as whole is well, free time and the fact that show isn't exactly regularly airing on TV anymore. I guess I could always ask my uncle if I could borrow a season of that show since I know he is a fan of that series (Among other things like Doctor Who, Star Wars, ect.). *shrugs*

 

- JMJ 2013

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(... I actually like Star Trek ._.)

 

IMO a show doesn't need mostly explosions to be good, on the contrary - too much of them makes it a bit annoying for me. :/

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I agree. I'm no tmuch of an explosions guy.

Though it's always nice to watch a romulan go boom from time to time. :P
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I normally don't post in the blogs, but I can't resist. XD

 

Personally, I like Star Trek for the episodes that make you think after you see them, wondering if the tough choice the characters made was the right one. You don't find many of those in Doctor Who or Star Wars.

 

On the other hand, that means less action, which Doctor Who and Star Wars have plenty of. And, at the end of the day, I guess people like action over well-written episodes that leave you thinking.

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Name: Lachlan

Age: Nineteen

Country: Canada

Hobbies: Guitar, Bass Music, Drawing, Drafting, Lego, Model Kits, Internet, Xbox, My Little Pony

Genres: Thrash Metal, Progressive Rock/Metal, Alternative Rock, Blues, Jazz Fusion, Classical, Solo Piano

Bands I've Seen Live

In order of date:

BEST D#MN THING TOUR 2007
-Boys Like Girls
-Avril Lavigne

GIGANTOUR 2012 (Feb)
-Lacuna Coil
-Volbeat
-Motörhead
-Megadeth

WIZARDS IN WINTER III TOUR 2014 (Jan)
-Trans-Siberian Orchestra

3 CLASSIC ALBUMS TOUR (Feb) 2014
-Yes

ALONG FOR THE RIDE TOUR 2014 (April)
-Dream Theater

SOUNDTRACK OF SUMMER TOUR 2014 (Aug)
-Loverboy
-Foreigner
-Styx

Albums Owned (Hard Copies)

Aerosmith:
-Permanent Vacation
-Pump (Vinyl)


The Alan Parsons Project:
-Tales Of Mystery And Imagination
-I-Robot (Vinyl)
-Pyramid (Vinyl)
-Eve (Vinyl)
-Eve
-The Turn Of A Friendly Card (Vinyl)
-Eye In The Sky (Vinyl)
-Ammonia Avenue (Vinyl)
-Vulture Culture (Vinyl)
-Stereotomy (Vinyl)
-Gaudi (Vinyl)


The All-American Rejects:
-The All-American Rejects
-Move Along
-When The World Comes Down
-Kids In The Street (Deluxe)


Alter Bridge:
-AB III
-Fortress


Anathema:
-Alternative 4 (Vinyl)
-Judgement
-A Fine Day To Exit
-A Natural Disaster


Anthrax:
-Spreading The Disease
-Among The Living
-Persistence Of Time
-Worship Music
-Worship Music (Orange Vinyl)
-Anthems


Art Of Dying:
-Vices And Virtues

Asia:
-Heat Of The Moment (Single, Vinyl)
-Asia (Vinyl)
-Alpha (Vinyl)
-Astra (Vinyl)
-Then & Now
-XXX (Vinyl)
-Gravitas (Special Edition)


Avenged Sevenfold:
-City Of Evil
-Nightmare (2LP Vinyl)
-Hail To The King


Avril Lavigne:
-Let Go
-The Best D*** Thing (Japanese Import)


The Beatles:
-Rubber Soul (Vinyl)
-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Vinyl)
-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Cassette)
-Abbey Road (Vinyl)


Billy Talent:
-Billy Talent
-Billy Talent II
-Billy Talent III
-Dead Silence


Black Sabbath
-Paranoid (Vinyl)
-Vol. 4
-Greatest Hits, 1970 - 1978
-13


Boston:
-Boston (Vinyl)
-Boston
-Don't Look Back (Vinyl)
-Amanda (Single, Vinyl)
-Third Stage (Cassette)
-Walk On (Cassette)


Breaking Benjamin:
-We Are Not Alone
-Phobia
-Dear Agony


Bruce Dickinson:
-Tattooed Millionaire (Cassette Tape)

Camel:
-Mirage (Vinyl)
-Moonmadness (Vinyl)
-Breathless (Vinyl)
-Stationary Traveller (Vinyl)
-Nude (Vinyl)
-The Single Factor (Vinyl)


Chris de Burgh:
-The Getaway (Vinyl)

Chris Squire:
-Fish Out Of Water (Vinyl)

Coheed & Cambria:
-In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3
-In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3 (Vinyl)
-Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV: Volume One - From Fear Through The Eyes Of Madness
-Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV: Volume Two - No World For Tomorrow
-Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV: Volume Two - No World For Tomorrow (Vinyl)
-Year Of The Black Rainbow
-The Afterman: Ascension
-The Afterman: Ascension (Vinyl)
-The Afterman: Descension
-The Afterman (Silver/Gold Vinyl)


The Cure:
-Wish

Death Angel:
-Act III
-The Dream Calls For Blood (2LP Vinyl)


Deep Purple:
-Machine Head (Vinyl)
-Machine Head
-Deepest Purple: The Absolute Best Of Deep Purple


Dennis DeYoung:
-Desert Moon (Vinyl)

Dio:
-Holy Diver
-Sacred Heart (Vinyl)
-Master Of The Moon (Picture Vinyl)


Dire Straits
-Love Over Gold (Vinyl)

Disturbed:
-Ten Thousand Fists
-The Lost Children


Dream Theater:
-When Dream And Day Unite
-Images And Words
-Images And Words (Cassette)
-Awake
-A Change Of Seasons [EP]
-Falling Into Infinity
-Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
-Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory (Limited Edition Vinyl)
-Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
-Train Of Thought
-Octavarium
-Black Clouds & Silver Linings (3-Disc Special Edition)
-A Dramatic Turn Of Events (Special Edition DVD)
-A Dramatic Turn Of Events (2LP Vinyl)
-Dream Theater
-Dream Theater (2LP Vinyl)


Electric Light Orchestra:
-Discovery (Vinyl)
-Out Of The Blue (2LP Vinyl)


Emerson, Lake & Palmer:
-Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Vinyl)
-Tarkus (Vinyl)
-Trilogy (Vinyl)
-Brain Salad Surgery (Vinyl)
-Welcome Back My Friends, To The Show That Never Ends - Ladies And Gentlemen (3LP Vinyl)
-Works: Volume 1 (2LP Vinyl)
-Works: Volume 2 (Vinyl)


Fates Warning:
-No Exit (Cassette Tape)

Foreigner:
-Foreigner (Vinyl)
-Double Vision (Vinyl)
-4 (Vinyl)


Genesis:
-Trespass (Vinyl)
-Nursery Cryme (Vinyl)
-Foxtrot (Vinyl)
-Genesis Live (Vinyl)
-Selling England By The Pound (Vinyl)
-The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (2LP Vinyl)
-A Trick Of The Tail (Vinyl)
-Wind & Wuthering (Vinyl)
-...And Then There Were Three... (Vinyl)
-Misunderstanding (Single, Vinyl)
-Duke (Vinyl)
-Abacab (Vinyl)
-Genesis (Vinyl)
-Invisible Touch (Vinyl)
-Invisible Touch (Cassette)
-We Can't Dance (Cassette)
-Calling All Stations


Godsmack:
-The Oracle

Green Day:
-American Id**t

The Guess Who:
-The Greatest Of The Guess Who (Vinyl)

H*** Or Highwater:
-Begin Again

Iron Maiden:
-The Number Of The Beast (Remastered)
-Piece Of Mind (Remastered)
-Piece Of Mind (Vinyl)
-Powerslave (Picture Vinyl)
-Live After Death (2LP Picture Vinyl)
-Somewhere In Time (Cassette)
-Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (Cassette)
-Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (Picture Vinyl)
-Somewhere Back In Time: The Best Of 1980-1989
-The Final Frontier
-The Final Frontier (2LP Vinyl Picture Disc)


Jethro Tull:
-Aqualung (Vinyl)
-Thick As A Brick (Vinyl)
-A Passion Play (Vinyl)
-M.U. - The Best Of Jethro Tull (Vinyl)


Jimi Hendrix
-Winterland: The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Journey:
-Infinity
-Evolution (Vinyl)
-Separate Ways (Single, Vinyl)
-Departure (Vinyl)


Judas Priest:
-Screaming For Vengeance (Vinyl)
-Turbo (Cassette)


Katatonia:
-Last Fair Deal Gone Down
-Viva Emptiness (Vinyl)
-Viva Emptiness (Anti-Utopian MMXIII Edition)
-The Great Cold Distance 9Special Edition)
-Night Is The New Day (Tour Edition)
-Dead End Kings
-Dethroned & Uncrowned (Vinyl)


King Crimson:
-In The Court Of The Crimson King (Vinyl)
-Starless And Bible Black (Vinyl)
-Larks' TOngues In Aspic (Vinyl)
-Discipline (Vinyl)
-Beat (Vinyl)


Lacuna Coil:
-Karmacode
-Dark Adrenaline
-Broken Crown Halo


Led Zeppelin:
-Led Zeppelin III (Cassette)
-Led Zeppelin IV


Lobate Scarp:
-Time And Space

Logan Carlstrom:
-Logan Carlstrom

Machinae Supremacy:
-Overworld
-A View From The End Of The World
-Rise Of A Digital Nation
-Phantom Shadow


Marillion:
-Misplaced Childhood (Vinyl)
-Garden Party Live (12-inch Single Vinyl)
-Brave (2LP Vinyl)
-Crash Course


The Mars Volta:
-De-Loused In The Comatorium
-Octahedron


The Mayfield Four:
-Second SKin

Meat Loaf:
-Bat Out Of H*** (Cassette)

Megadeth:
-Killing Is My Business... (Original Uncensored Vinyl)
-Killing Is My Business... (Remastered)
-Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (Remastered)
-So far, So Good... So What! (Cassette)
-So Far, So Good... So What! (Remastered)
-So Far, So Good... So What! (Vinyl)
-So Far, So Good... So What! (Picture Vinyl)
-Rust In Peace
-Countdown To Extinction (Cassette)
-Countdown To Extinction (Remastered)
-Youthanasia (Cassette)
-Youthanasia
-Youthanasia (Remastered)
-Hidden Treasures EP
-Cryptic Writings (Special Edition Cassette)
-Cryptic Writings (Remastered)
-Risk
-The World Needs A Hero
-United Abominations
-Endgame
-Th1rt3en
-Supercollider


Metal Church:
-The Human Factor
-This Present Wasteland


Metallica:
-Ride The Lightning
-Master Of Puppets
-Master Of Puppets (Picture Vinyl)
-...And Justice For All (Cassette)
-...And Justice For All (2LP Vinyl)
-...And Justice For All
-Metallica (The Black Album)
-Load
-Reload (Cassette)
-Reload
-S&M With the San-Francisco Orchestra (3LP Vinyl)
-St. Anger
-Death Magnetic
-Through The Never Live (Vinyl Single)
-Beyond Magnetic [EP]


Mika:
-Life In Cartoon Motion

Albums Owned (Hard Copies; Cont.d)

Nazareth:
-Greatest Hits

Nightwish:
-Oceanborn (Collector's Edition)
-Dark Passion Play
-Imaginaerum (2CD Special Edition)


Mike Oldfield:
-Tubular Bells (Vinyl)

Opeth:
-Heritage (Special Edition DVD)

Overkill:
-The Electric Age

Ozzy Osbourne:
-Blizzard Of Ozz
-No More Tears (Cassette)
-Ozzmosis


Peter Gabriel:
-Peter Gabriel (Car) (Vinyl)
-Peter Gabriel (Security) (Vinyl)
-So (Vinyl)
-Shaking The Tree
-Up


Phil Collins:
-Face Value
-Face Value (Vinyl)
-No Jacket Required (Vinyl)
-Dance Into The Light
-Hits


Pink Floyd:
-Atom Heart Mother (Cassette)
-Meddle (Cassette)
-Dark Side Of The Moon (Vinyl)
-Wish You Were Here (Vinyl)
-Animals (Vinyl)
-Animals (Cassette)
-The Final Cut (Cassette)

-A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (Vinyl)
-A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (Cassette)
-A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
-The Division Bell (Blue Cassette)
-The Division Bell (Blue Vinyl)


The Police:
-King Of Pain (Single, Vinyl)
-Synchronicity (Cassette)


Prism:
-Prism (Vinyl)
-See Forever Eyes (Vinyl)
-Armageddon (Vinyl)


Queen:
-Sheer Heart Attack (Vinyl)
-Under Pressure (Single, Vinyl)


Queensrÿche:
-Queensryche [EP] (Vinyl)
-Rage For Order (Vinyl)
-Empire (Cassette)
-Promised Land


Rage Against The Machine:
-Renegades

Ravenhead:
-Catharsis

REO Speedwagon:
-Hi Infidelity (Vinyl)
-The Hits


Rush:
-Rush (Vinyl)
-Rush
-Fly By Night (Vinyl)
-Fly By Night
-Caress Of Steel
-Archives (3LP Vinyl)
-2112 (Vinyl)
-2112
-A Show Of Hands (2LP Vinyl)
-A Farewell To Kings (Vinyl)
-A Farewell To Kings
-Hemispheres
-Permanent Waves
-Moving Pictures
-Exit... Stage Left (2LP Vinyl)
-Signals (Vinyl)
-Signals
-Grace Under Pressure (Vinyl)
-Power Windows (Vinyl)
-Power Windows
-Hold Your Fire (Cassette)
-Hold Your Fire
-Presto
-Roll The Bones (Cassette)
-Roll The Bones
-Counterparts (Cassette)
-Counterparts
-Test For Echo
-Vapour Trails
-Feedback
-Snakes And Arrows
-Time Machine (Live In Cleveland 2011)
-Clockwork Angels
-Clockwork Angels (2LP Vinyl)
-The Garden (Single; 10" Record Store Day Picture Vinyl)
-Vapour Trails (Remixed)
-Clockwork Angels Tour (3CD)


Schramm & Kvarnström:
-Dolphin Dance

The Scorpions:
-Hits

Seether:
-Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray

The Smashing Pumpkins
-Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness
-Siamese Dream


Slayer:
-Seasons In The Abyss

Starcastle:
-Starcastle (Vinyl)
-Fountain Of Light (Vinyl)
-Citadel (Vinyl)


Styx:
-Styx II (Vinyl)
-Equinox (Vinyl)
-Crystal Ball (Vinyl)
-The Grand Illusion (Vinyl)
-The Grand Illusion (Cassette)
-Pieces Of Eight (Vinyl)
-Pieces Of Eight
-Cornerstone (Vinyl)
-Cornerstone (Cassette)
-Paradise Theatre (Vinyl)
-Kilroy Was Here (Vinyl)
-Kilroy Was Here (Cassette)
-Soundtrack Of Summer (w/ Foreigner)


Supertramp:
-Crisis? What Crisis? (Vinyl)
-Even In The Quietest Moments... (Vinyl)
-Breakfast In America (Vinyl)
-...Famous Last Words... (Vinyl)


Swallow The Sun:
-Hope

System Of A Down:
-Mesmerize

Tesla:
-The Great Radio Controversy (Vinyl)

Thin Lizzy:
-Jailbreak (Vinyl)

Toto:
-Toto (Vinyl)
-Toto IV (Vinyl)
-Hydra (Vinyl)


Transatlantic:
-Kaleidoscope (2CD Special Edition)
-Kaleidoscope (3LP Vinyl)


Uriah Heep:
-Abominog (Vinyl)

Vangelis:
-Chariots Of Fire (Vinyl)
-The Friends Of Mr. Cairo [With Jon Anderson] (Vinyl)


Volbeat:
-Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil
-Beyond H***/Above Heaven
-Live From Beyond H***/Above Heaven (3-disc/DVD Special Edition, signed copy)
-Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Deluxe Edition)


Roger Waters:
-Amused To Death (Cassette)

Andrew Lloyd Webber:
-Jesus Christ Superstar (vinyl)

The Who:
-Who's Next? (Vinyl)

Wings:
-Greatest (Vinyl)

Yes:
-The Yes Album (Remastered)
-Fragile (Vinyl)
-Fragile (Remastered and Expanded)
-Close To The Edge (Vinyl)
-Close To The Edge
-Yessongs (3LP Vinyl)
-Tales From Topographic Oceans (2LP Vinyl)
-Relayer (Vinyl)
-Going For The One (Vinyl)
-Tormato (Vinyl)
-Drama (Vinyl)
-90125 (Vinyl)
-90125
-Big Generator (Vinyl)
-Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
-Union
-Talk
-The Ladder (2LP Limited Numbered Edition Vinyl)
-Fly From Here
-Heaven And Earth


3 Doors Down:
-The Better Life

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