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September 24th, 2004, 12:23 PM
Hey there!

I've been a Sco Fi fan for quite a few years. I've found that the majority of Trekkies/Trekkers I know dislike Stargate, and that most of the Gaters I know dislike Star Trek.

I happen to love both!

Anyone else?

September 24th, 2004, 12:36 PM
Hmm, well when I watched Star Trek (back when I was a trekkie), I was also watching Stargate just as faithfully. I don't really see why interests wouldn't be compatible. As for losing interest in Trek, that came with having been exposed to Buffy, Angel and Farscape.

Major Fischer
September 24th, 2004, 12:40 PM
I was very into Stargate when I was a teenager, but stopped watchign sometime midseries on Voyager primarily because I moved into a house where I was not allowed to control the television and no one there liked scifi in any form.

When I tried to come back to it I found that I had matured a bit in my tastes and I stopped seeing Star Trek's world in the way I had when I was younger.

September 24th, 2004, 12:56 PM
I was a fan of Classic Star Trek as well as TNG and DS9. Was kinda disappointed in Voyager, and majorly disappointed with Enterprise. Wouldn't consider myself a Trekkie at all, but I did enjoy the first 3 series. Watched every available episode of Stargate SG-1, Atlantis, and love it all. No conflict here.

September 24th, 2004, 01:02 PM
I'v never been too fond of TOS or DS9, but I quite like TNG and I love Voyager.

Enterprise has been a MASSIVE let down. It had such a promising start but it's went WAY downhill.

I've only been watching Stargate since March, and I've seen almost every episode. I've never seen Atlantis, but I will watch it when it airs in the UK.

I'm not as big a trekkie as I used to be because I dislike Berman and Braga. Here's hoping Manny Coto can get it back on track!

September 24th, 2004, 01:04 PM
I was a big Trek fan years ago too. Somewhere about mid 3rd season of Voyager, I stopped watching. It just didn't keep my interest the way DS9 or TNG did. I have never seen an episode of Enterprise.

September 24th, 2004, 02:49 PM
I came into the Trek scene a while ago with Next Gen.

Hated Voyager and DSN, but I still try to watch Enterprise whenever I can.

I've never met a Trek fan who actually preferred Trekker over Trekkie (dunno who came up with it anyway), but I still consider myself the former.

September 24th, 2004, 03:23 PM
I love Trek too, I like all the series, but Voyager is my favourite. I'm one of the apparently few people who actually loves Ent!!
I'm still not entirely sure whether I should call myself a Trekker or a Trekkie...:rolleyes:

September 24th, 2004, 03:26 PM
I love Trek too, I like all the series, but Voyager is my favourite. I'm one of the apparently few people who actually loves Ent!!
I'm still not entirely sure whether I should call myself a Trekker or a Trekkie...:rolleyes:

I'm a trekkie - and proud!

September 24th, 2004, 03:44 PM
Well, uh, my screenname is a pretty good indication of my feelings on Star Trek. :p I love TNG, the first half or so of DS9, and the first couple of seasons of Enterprise, but never could catch on to Voyager. I'm going to try and start watching Enterprise again, but I'm not holding my breath. The whole Xindi-weapon-of-death-thing kinda lost me and I don't like what they're doing with some of the characters, but I'm gonna give it a second chance.

As for liking Stargate...I'm here, so I've got to like it a little at least. :cool: The movie was a cult classic for my circle of friends (we saw it 15 times). I didn't get in to SG-1 until halfway through the second season. Carter ticked me off when I watched the pilot, so I didn't watch SG-1 for a while, but now I love it and Atlantis.

Anyway, that's the long way of saying you're not the only one that likes both series. :D


September 24th, 2004, 04:32 PM
The Trekkers are just jealous of us, because we found Atlantis, and they didn't. <nod>

September 24th, 2004, 04:51 PM
The Trekkers are just jealous of us, because we found Atlantis, and they didn't. <nod>

Their wormhole looks well cooler than ours. And they found Valhalla beacause of a vision not because of accidental ancient head sucking.

Just me rambling on (It 1 am where I am)

Major Tyler
September 24th, 2004, 05:07 PM
I'm a big Trek fan, too. TOS and TNG are fun to watch sometimes, but I really enjoy DS9 and Voyager! Enterprise is one of my favorite shows, right behind Stargate.

I prefer the term "Trekker."

September 24th, 2004, 05:17 PM
The Trekkies who don't like Stargate probably don't like it because deep down in side they know that Stargate will get just as popular as Star Trek.

September 24th, 2004, 05:24 PM
I love both, although Voyager was a bit of a disappointment and I gave up on Enterprise, about the time they put it up against Smallville.

It took a while to get into Stargate (mainly cause I didn't have Showtime, and only one channel shows it halfheartedly in syndication) I actually love it more than Trek these days.

September 24th, 2004, 06:20 PM
I watched Star Trek mainly when I went through one of my major sci fi phases when I was like 6 or 7. I still watch it now and then, but not as faithfully as I do Stargate.

September 24th, 2004, 08:53 PM
I enjoyed TOS in all its cheesy technicolour glory. I thought TNG had some truly wonderful moments, and at its worst it was still a very good way to spend 40 minutes. Voyager had far fewer wonderful moments and a good deal of dross. Enterprise is also very patchy, but you know what? I don't notice poor quality writing as long as there are fellas in blue undies to be distracted by :rolleyes:

DS9 had incredible potential, and started off very... plodding. Then they decided to introduce ongoing plots (B5's influence?) and things perked up. It really got better and better until it was (IMO) far and away the best of the Treks. I loved how it was Trek with all its component parts drawn from TOS and TNG but was able to go in directions they never had. Pale Moonlight for instance. And I have to mention Trials and Tribbleations, I haven't had so much fun watching any other ep of Trek ever.

I've never even touched Trek fandom, I only fell into this one by accident and haven't time for more ;) so I'd not have a clue how Trekkies in general see Stargate. I'd guess that most Stargate fans do like Trek, at least in one of its various incarnations - I'm sure I see more positive than negative about it.

Supreme Commander Thor
September 24th, 2004, 10:04 PM
I love both... well, better said, I love SG-1, Atlantis, TOS, and TNG... DS9 was on and off with me... Voyager was not even in the ball park, Never seen enterprise...

September 24th, 2004, 11:58 PM
I don't notice poor quality writing as long as there are fellas in blue undies to be distracted by :rolleyes:

LOL! I think Enterprise's costumes department is compensating for all the catsuits over the years...

September 25th, 2004, 09:03 AM
LOL! I think Enterprise's costumes department is compensating for all the catsuits over the years...

Hee! If that's the case, then I can look forward to years and YEARS of blue undies. :D


September 25th, 2004, 02:06 PM
I watch, and enjoy both. I also prefer the term Trekker.

September 25th, 2004, 02:46 PM
I watched every episode of TNG. That was my favourite. Neither DS9 nor Voyager have held any interest for me, so I only watched a few early seasons. DS9 just couldn't compare with B5 and I watched that instead. Voyager just became really flat and repetitive, and the Borg were ruined. What ever happened to the Borg we saw in early TNG? Those were awesome.

I've also seen every ep of Enterprise. It could have been a lot better though, but I enjoy it more than DS9 or Voyager. I keep watching it because I want to see proper "prequel" qualities (and it has had a few which were good, like the Romulans in one episode and the Vulcan/Andorian story).

I find Stargate to be more entertaining but the production values aren't as good as the Trek ones. The humour is just great, something that's lacking in Trek. And I think the main characters have better chemistry.

September 25th, 2004, 08:08 PM
Yeah, I have seen every TNG episode at least once (The only one's I've seen only once is Chain of Command Pt. 1 and 2, and don't want to see them again...the tourture is far to..real).

Yes, Voyager did ruin the Borg.

September 26th, 2004, 01:43 AM
I only became interested in Stargate after my wife and I finished going through DS9 on DVDs and wanted something with the same kind of substance. But I am looking forward to giving this season of Enterprise a try ... Manny Coto looks like he has some good ideas and seems to have a deep respect for where Trek started (Rick Berman, on the other hand, will be the first to admit he's no great fan of the original series). So i was wondering if anyone else is planning on giving ENT one last chance, or if its too little too late.

Erik Pasternak
September 26th, 2004, 02:03 AM
Once upon a time, I was a huge fan of Star Trek, as in every single series. But then I discovered Stargate, a show I had been meaning to watch for a long time, but had only gotten around to it. So, I stuck with Stargate and, while I still watch Enterprise, I think that I have become way less of a Star Trek fan, and more of a Stargate fan.

September 26th, 2004, 02:50 AM
I consider myself a trekker. I Always used to watch The Original Star Trek and TNG growing up, watched them all multiple times over. Then i did the same with DS9, which is my favourite Star Trek Series. Voyager is above average at best for me and I like Enterprise, its a good show but nothing special.

The Problem with Star Trek is that they all have basically the same format. TOS and TNG were the same but they were years apart (and it was called the Next Generation) so that is ok. Voyager, for all its different Premise was still basically Planet of the week, just with new aliens, and the Overuse of the Borg, which were great on TNG. Enterprise seems to be a bit different with these story arcs they have but its still similar, I think Sci FI has grown since those days. The Reason i was so drawn to DS9 was because it didnt try to be TOS or TNG, It was different for me, and i loved it.

When i found Stargate (which i watched ironically because of John DeLancie) i loved it and have been watching it religiously ever since. I also find that i am becoming more of a Gater than a Trekker, which, a few years ago i never thought i could like another show as much as i loved Star Trek.

I Love SG1 as much if not More than TOS, TNG and DS9. I dont think i will stop watching Star Trek. For me, a series that i know i love is one were i can watch its episodes over and over. I can do that with TOS, TNG, DS9 and SG1, not with Voy and ENT.

Tom Servo
September 26th, 2004, 08:00 AM
I started off a trekkie. I still am a trekkie. I had a friend who watched stargate and convinced me to watch it. I loved it and contined to watch. At the same time, I still watched trek, and I still do. Now, in my mind, Stargate is good, but to me trek has always been better. I donno, I just enjoy the whole trek premise and the trek universe much more. I especially love enterprise. Season three has been the best sci-fi on TV in recent memory. I am not saying stargate is bad, it's not, it's quite good and I continue to watch, I just like trek a lot more. Someone metioned earlier that trek fans feel threatened by stargate growing populatity. I don't think thats it as all. Stargate will most likeky become very successful, but I realy don't see it becoming the cultural icon that trek has become. If I had to rate my favorite shows it would have to be:

1. Enterprise
2. DS9
3. TNG
4.Stargate Sg-1/ Atlantis(they are tied for now)
5. Voyager
6. TOS

September 29th, 2004, 09:54 PM
I love the Orignial movies, TNG, DS9, after that I left and then found stargate