I am Gary
Many of you knows me from online as Trekkerprise or Gary, but many of you might wonder how I actually became a Trekkie? Which one is my favourite show? Who is my favourite captain? Do I really talk Klingon? OK, maybe not that, but I do have a story to share.
A long time ago, not so far away...
I remember the first time... it was about 20 years ago, a rainy night round 10 pm. I couldn't sleep and I was just browsing on the TV. I've accidentally found myself in the battle scene from the epic Star Trek movie Wrath of Khan. My curiosity quickly turned over to a big interest about the series. Soon I was collecting the pictures from the TV guide, getting pictures from the web and record music with my radio. I know, I know, sounds a bit old school, but hey... I was very young and it was a great fun back then. ;)
Since the first encounter of course, I had the chance to explore the universe of Star Trek. I started my long journey with the 4th series in line, Star Trek Voyager that inspired me soo much back in the early days of my life. :) Deep Space Nine was the second series that I watched in it's entirety and they both guided me through the years. With time I've got introduced to TNG, ENT, TOS and even to TAS that took my breath away. Over 20 years now I think I can safely say: Star Trek has been a really big part of my life that I always loved, and now I'm really happy to share my passion with fellow Trekkies. :)
More than a Trekkie
Obviously apart from Star Trek I do have many more TV series that I really enjoy watching. Somehow I always believed that the golden age of TV was in the 80's and the 90's era. We can argue on this I know, but for me TV shows like Knight Rider, SeaQuest, X-Files paved the path towards Trek. Movies like The Last Starfighter, Men in Black, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future also brought a new light into the big picture.
Nowadays I don't really have a lot of time to dive myself into too much TV series despite the fact I do have a Netflix account, but whenever I can, I watch Doctor Who. I've got to know this regenerative alien who goes where he/she needs to go and helps people. The story is just as remarkable as the Doctor him/her self.
Over the years I happened to meet many great Trekkie and also many great actor and actress who made a big contribution to our beloved franchise. I've met the fantastic Nichelle Nichols, William Shatner, George Takei and Walter Koenig from the Original Series. Many people from The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and even from Enterprise. All those encounters... or Trek-counters as I mentioned up there plays a big part in my life. Each and every moment that I happened to share with these fantastic actors brought Star Trek to a more personal level, that I'll be always grateful. :)
I'm sure you noticed Christopher Lloyd and Michelle Gomez here too and you sort of thinking like "what the hell, they are not really Trek actors!" Well, while that is correct, they both represent my "non-trek" side that completes me in a deeper level. :)