Quick Update

I’m doing well in Germany but due to a plans malfunction in Cincinnati, we landed late in Atlanta and missed our flight to Frankfurt. So we stayed overnight in Atlanta and flew to Frankfurt the next day. This means that I missed the convention at the Messe. I was looking forward to it so much, though. But this just means that my dad has someone else to complain to about something. So maybe I’ll go to the huge one in Las Vegas this summer?

We’ll see.


Destination Star Trek Germany

Tomorrow, I’m flying to Frankfurt and will hopefully get a photo with William Shatner and Karl Urban on Sunday when I land. Check the blog on Monday or Tuesday for photos of the convention!

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What makes the Star Trek fandom so widepread? (WIP)

Over the past few years, I’ve been getting really into Star Trek, which was helped by my aunt and my uncle, who are both original fans of Star Trek. (Though my uncle prefers TNG (The Next Generation) and my aunt prefers TOS (The Original Series).)

During my time in the Trek fandom, I’ve discovered that almost nobody among us is a mean person. No matter what form of Trek you like, you can be friends with everyone in the fandom without a problem. Before Star Trek, I was in the Avengers fandom, and it wasn’t a completely pleasant experience. Those fans who didn’t read the comics were looked down upon and seen as inferior because they joined most likely because of the movie. 

But the Star Trek fandom has been around for almost 50 years. We’re responsible for the whole third season airing (which was not going to because of low ratings) and a few of the movies, which were produced only because of the fans making petitions and sending mass amounts of letters to Paramount. In addition, TOS and TNG are still aired on TV once a week on multiple channels, depending on where you live.

What is it about Star Trek that makes people coming back for more? In my previous post, I mentioned that I’m going to Germany on Saturday. On the weekend I land, there’s a Star Trek convention there and I’ll be surrounded by more fans than I’ve ever been in my life. I’ll try to post photos if I have time though.

Live long and prosper.

WIP- work in progress

fandom- refers to a subculture composed of fans characterized by a feeling of sympathy and camaraderie with others who share a common interest (x)