Thursday, May 13, 2010

Trekkers vs. Trekkies...What's the Diff?

OK, so I was going to spare you all of the Trek Trivia but since you insist on going there, this is the best of my understanding. For those of you who didn't ask, you can put this in the category of "Useless Stuff for 500, please Alex." If might come in handy should you ever be on Jeopardy. And let me just say that before hubby and I married, I had never even see an episode of Star Trek and now I am using valuable brain space on this. So I'm passing it on to you. You're welcome!
There was actually a documentary about Trekkers vs. Trekkies that we endured, I mean watched a couple of years ago. I think the difference is how "into" Star Trek they are. Trekkers vs. Trekkies, they all dress up for the conventions, it's the difference of some recognizing that it's a costume vs. some insisting it's a uniform. Interruption - have you ever been to a convention? It's interesting to say the least. Anywho, the self-proclaimed Trekkers say they are the ultimate fans but they recognize it's just a show. They say the Trekkies are the ones who think it's all real. Aren't you impressed by my vast knowledge in this area? Thanks hubby, for corrupting, oh I mean educating me for the past 8 years. Yes, I've been to a convention but no, we didn't dress up. However, do you honestly think I would have gotten off that easy in the last 8 years?

Exhibit A ~ The Trek Twins
This was their third Halloween. Hubby talked my mother into making the costumes - I mean uniforms (sorry honey!)- and then he photoshopped this picture so we could send out Halloween cards to everyone.

Exhibit B ~ Last Halloween
It took 8 years, but Hubby finally talked me into dressing up with him. See how much I love this man?! I dressed up in a Star Trek costume - I mean uniform - sorry, I did it again honey!

Have a great day everyone! Live long and prosper!


  1. Oh dude....I can't even comment. I am snorting!

    I like Star Trek...but jeepers Wes, your poor wife!! Leave my friend out of it ;)

  2. Um . . . I don't think I have yet seen Star Trek? Hmmm . . . . :)

  3. Well at least he hasn't made you dress in the Princess Leia costume. I've always enjoyed Star Wars more than Star Trek, despite once owning a dog named Spock. And btw, that wasn't what Rosie O'Donnell said word for word. ;p I jest. I jest.

  4. I don't remember Rosie doing a bit about Star Trek. Hmmm... I would have rather been Princess Leia. Hubby wanted to name the twins Luke and Leia. Now that would have been something. Good thing I put my foot down.