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Trekkie Stamp by Carthoris Trekkie Stamp by Carthoris
I've been a fan of Star Trek since I was five years old; I've seen the Original Series first run, the series since then, the movies, etc. In fact, Trek is why I love Sci Fi in general, whether it's Doctor Who, tho two StarGate series (and movies), and, yes, even Lost In Space.

Why Trekkie, and not Trekker? Well, it's like this...

In the 1970's when Trek was starting to have its resurgence, the fans were divided into three groups:

TREKKERS, who considered themselves the Cream of the Crop of fans; by their own admission (or, bragging), claimed that it was THEY who did the Letter Writing Campaign to keep Trek on the air; that it was THEY who put on the Cons, that it was THEY who, in general, "Kept it ALIVE for EVERYONE!!"

TREKKISTS (which was the group I pretty much fit into) who watched the show (this was BF: Before the Films), bought the merchandise, attended the Cons...in other words, helped to keep it going, without "Doing all of the legwork".

And then...
TREKKIES: The Annoying, obnoxious ANIMALS who "Scurried about, bothering the people who worked on the show, who had NO RESPECT AT ALL for "all of the work that goes into keeping it going"...Yada, yada yada. In other words, the Bottom Feeders.

(As if you couldn't tell, the list was made by the so-called Trekker faction...)

For me, this issue was resolved during an appearance by Gene Roddenberry HIMSELF at a speaking engagement, which I was lucky enough to attend in the late '70s.
When asked which term he preferred---asked by someone who introduced himself as a TREKKER, by the way---Gene said that he preferred TREKKIE. The reason? Because it was originated By HIM, that's why. :)

And that's good enough for me. :D





STAR TREK, copyright CBS-VIACOM-PARAMOUNT
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:iconsnowflakekittyartist:
Snowflakekittyartist Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Student General Artist
Using :3 
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AprilDraven Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! Thanks =D
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twiggymdk Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so cool. I love Star Trek, and I really don't know which category I fall into (if I even do). I just prefer to call myself a "Trek Fan"... I'm honestly pretty new to the series but I absolutely love it and I wish I had watched it sooner. I'm obsessed lol. Anyways, I hope it's ok if I use this! :D
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
Sorry so late. :) Yes, of course it's okay! :)
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:iconmoogiesgirl77:
Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Woohoo, I love it, thanks! :happybounce:
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
:D You're very welcome. :)
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:iconmoogiesgirl77:
Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
Back at you! :D
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:iconmidnightmoonkid:
MidnightMoonKid Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student General Artist
TREKKIE'S FOREVER i still watch it.... ^^
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
As everyone should. :)
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:iconmidnightmoonkid:
MidnightMoonKid Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student General Artist
yep everyone should.Cat nods 
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
:)
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:iconamyemolga:
AmyEmolga Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Are you gonna go see Star Trek: Into Darkness?
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Oh yeah. :)
By the way, if you go to the Trek Movie site ([link]) they have updates and images. :)
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:iconamyemolga:
AmyEmolga Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Cool :3

2 weeks to go...
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Soon..............
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StarWolf118 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SCREW STAR WARS! :dummy: :star:
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
:D :D :D :D :D :D
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unknown20troper Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
:D

Ah, I love Gene's way of twisting the perceived social order! Gene wins an :iconfreeinternetplz: - for a lot, including Star Trek and this quote!
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
:D
All hail we Trekkies! :D :D
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:iconunknown20troper:
unknown20troper Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
:D:nod:
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
:D

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:iconunknown20troper:
unknown20troper Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
:iconspockplz:
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Fascinating.
To coin a phrase. :)
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unknown20troper Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
:D
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ScottGardener Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
I consider the "Trekkie" versus "Trekker" debate a classic example, if not the holotype example of how people can get caught up being highly emotional to the point of dire hostility over a difference of opinion over the meaning of words, completely losing perspective over the underlying meanings and purposes. Furry fandom has suffered for a number of years from this problem, and we certainly see it a lot in other venues. There is no reason for taking such offense to be called a "Trekkie" instead of a "Trekker." Is it really that important? To someone who has actually watched the show and taken in its messages, the whole debate is highly illogical.
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
I agree; I've never been ashamed of the Trekkie label...as far as I'm concerned, it's a badge of honor. :)
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AbbeeNormyll Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
I honestly don't know which category I'd fall in but I've been a fan off and on for as long as I can remember. In fact my first words were "these are the voyages".
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
:D
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diana6echo Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
dunno if I'm a Trekkie but TNG was huge part of my childhood, so as the Voyager series
I just enjoyed the shows and the movies^^
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
:) That's okay, you can still join the club. :D :D
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diana6echo Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
yay :D
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
:D
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Groovygoddess Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Yay!:w00t: I have always called myself a Trekkie- it just sounds cooler. :giggle: & Knowing it has had Gene's stamp of approval. Alrighty then!
:hug::heart::smooch: So Mr. Stamp guy- when can I expect a Stargate one from you then??? LOL :hug:
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Soon, in fact.....SG1 and Atlantis.....
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SpaceTigger Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Nice stamp..It fits me too..I consider myself a Trekkie, I have since the first time I saw The Original Series..I may need to use this stamp around.. *walks away whistling*
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
:) Feel free, Fellow Trekkie! :)
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WibSkelDS9 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay :D Now you need to make a "Whovian" stamp :P
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
It's in the works; be up today! :)
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Nookslider Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay, another stamp I can use with no shame.
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
:D :D
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mizox Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
I'm not one, my dad liked it alot, he claims to have seen every one of the original episodes, don't think he actually fits into any of the above categories, he wasn't actually obsessed with it, he just liked it, alot

anyone who can speak fluent Klingon has obvious issues, that's my motto (although you could probably say the same for someone like me who has perfectly memorized all 32 levels of Sonic Adventure 2)
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Carthoris Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
bIlujlaHbe'chugh bIQaplaHbe'

(If you cannot fail, you cannot succeed)
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:iconmizox:
mizox Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
ok, now try Hamlet
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:iconglenhallprotectorite:
I don't think I am in any of these catagories. I just enjoy the reruns.
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Well, that's good, too. :)
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Glenhallprotectorite Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
yes.
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WillRipamonti Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Brilliant!:D
I want one!!!:giggle:
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:iconcarthoris:
Carthoris Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
:D :D
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yourchemicaltaco Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
I realy think we have the same brain ^^
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:iconglenhallprotectorite:
are you his evil clone then? rofl.
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