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(io9)   Before DVDs and Blu-rays of every Star Trek episode - before VHS tapes, even - there were trading cards that commemorated every adventure. Here are some examples   (io9.com) divider line 27
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2013-08-20 12:39:26 AM  
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2013-08-20 07:26:09 AM  
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In the membrane!
 
2013-08-20 07:44:15 AM  
I had some of these and the original BSG, Buck Rodgers, and Star Wars. I was pretty cool.
 
2013-08-20 07:51:23 AM  
the description of Spock is interesting.
 
2013-08-20 07:52:18 AM  
I bought a FotoNovel of "All Our Yesterdays" at the high school book fair, so I'm getting a kick....
 
2013-08-20 08:16:37 AM  
I have every Star Wars/Empire/RotJ card but they're in such worn condition that even if they should be worth something, they're not anymore
 
2013-08-20 08:18:08 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: I bought a FotoNovel of "All Our Yesterdays" at the high school book fair, so I'm getting a kick....


Ah Fotomovels! I had ones for TMP and the Battlestar Galactica pilot/movie.
 
2013-08-20 08:27:48 AM  
It's a something. But it was nothing compared to Beatlemania. The way I remember it best was that as popular as baseball cards were back then, baseball card collecting was out and Beatles card collecting was in.
 
2013-08-20 08:28:50 AM  

MayoSlather: I had some of these and the original BSG, Buck Rodgers, and Star Wars. I was pretty cool.


buntz: I have every Star Wars


I had tons of Star Wars cards back in the '70s. Think my friend had some Star Trek. His mom was a local Star Trek fan club president or something, back in the '60s. I do know she was in on the letter writing campaign to keep ST:TOS from being cancelled.
 
2013-08-20 08:36:33 AM  

PacManDreaming: I had tons of Star Wars cards back in the '70s. Think my friend had some Star Trek. His mom was a local Star Trek fan club president or something, back in the '60s. I do know she was in on the letter writing campaign to keep ST:TOS from being cancelled.


Oh yeah, well, I ALSO have the Boba Fett with the FIRING rocket pack!!  Well, not ME, but a guy I know has it!  He got in before they were recalled for kids shooting their eyes out!

I'd take pictures, but it's in a safety deposit box next to his Jawa with the vinyl cape, so.....
 
2013-08-20 08:45:22 AM  

buntz: Oh yeah, well, I ALSO have the Boba Fett with the FIRING rocket pack!! Well, not ME, but a guy I know has it! He got in before they were recalled for kids shooting their eyes out!

I'd take pictures, but it's in a safety deposit box next to his Jawa with the vinyl cape, so.....


I wish I had a sackful of those along with some of the blue Snaggletooth figures with the silver boots.
 
2013-08-20 08:57:12 AM  

PacManDreaming: I wish I had a sackful of those along with some of the blue Snaggletooth figures with the silver boots.


Funny thing is I actually DO have the blue Snaggletooth and CAN post a picture of that if you like :)
 
2013-08-20 09:01:51 AM  
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My favorite card of the series.
 
2013-08-20 09:43:10 AM  
Paula M. Block called the fans 'Trekkers'.

What is the difference between a 'Trekker' and a 'Trekkie'?

A Trekker gets mortally offended if you call them a Trekkie.

/Say it loud:  I'm a Trekkie and I'm proud.
 
2013-08-20 09:57:15 AM  

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My favorite card of the series.





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/Thanks to farker atomicsausage
 
2013-08-20 10:00:22 AM  
I'll just leave this here:

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2013-08-20 10:39:49 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: What is the difference between a 'Trekker' and a 'Trekkie'?


As I understand it, Trekkers are the long time fans that - although they are devoted to ST - do not show their love of the series in manic, public displays of geekiness.  The don't get married in ST uniforms, nor do they don Spock ears, or any other sensationalist type of fandom.  They've loved the various series for decades, and although they aren't likely to cosplay or build a shuttlecraft out of a step van, their devotion to the series has not waned.

Trekkies are the over-the-top crazed fans that get all the press doing all kinds of geeky stuff publicly.

My 9yr old absolutely loves TOS & TNG (hasn't seen DS9 yet)...but has no interest in dressing up in a ST uniform.  She's a Trekker.
 
2013-08-20 10:48:22 AM  

buntz: Funny thing is I actually DO have the blue Snaggletooth and CAN post a picture of that if you like :)


I never had any rare figures. I do still have the very first one I ever got....a Stormtrooper. Wish I had gotten into the 8" Mego Star Trek figures when I was a kid. I always thought they were cool.
 
2013-08-20 10:56:40 AM  

PacManDreaming: I never had any rare figures.


I have that Snaggletooth (I have the whole Sears Cantina set), a R2-D2 with holograhic Leia that, at the time, was hard to come by though I don't know about now, and a Jedi Luke Theater edition that they were handing out when they released the Special Editions.
But they pushed back the release date so the date on the package is wrong.

Those are the only things I have I would consider "rare"
 
2013-08-20 11:00:32 AM  

PacManDreaming: I never had any rare figures.


Welp, based on a quick glance at Ebay, the only one of those worth anything is the Snaggletooth.

Guess I can't retire yet.
 
2013-08-20 11:47:39 AM  

ristst: DjangoStonereaver: What is the difference between a 'Trekker' and a 'Trekkie'?

As I understand it, Trekkers are the long time fans that - although they are devoted to ST - do not show their love of the series in manic, public displays of geekiness.  The don't get married in ST uniforms, nor do they don Spock ears, or any other sensationalist type of fandom.  They've loved the various series for decades, and although they aren't likely to cosplay or build a shuttlecraft out of a step van, their devotion to the series has not waned.

Trekkies are the over-the-top crazed fans that get all the press doing all kinds of geeky stuff publicly.

My 9yr old absolutely loves TOS & TNG (hasn't seen DS9 yet)...but has no interest in dressing up in a ST uniform.  She's a Trekker.


Um.....

The first time I was ever aware of the difference between Trekkers and Trekkies was when WOR TV in
NY interviewed a hard-core fan dressed as a Klingon who took GREAT umbrage at being called a 'Trekkie'
by the interviewer.  And all the truly hard-core fans I know personally self-designate  as 'Trekkers' and
show utter disdain for anyone calling themselves a 'Trekkie'.

So there goes that theory.

Your mileage, obviously, varies.
 
2013-08-20 12:11:33 PM  
Hey cool... I have an entire unopened box of those.  Never really knew what they looked like until now.
 
2013-08-20 12:21:53 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: ristst: DjangoStonereaver: What is the difference between a 'Trekker' and a 'Trekkie'?

As I understand it, Trekkers are the long time fans that - although they are devoted to ST - do not show their love of the series in manic, public displays of geekiness.  The don't get married in ST uniforms, nor do they don Spock ears, or any other sensationalist type of fandom.  They've loved the various series for decades, and although they aren't likely to cosplay or build a shuttlecraft out of a step van, their devotion to the series has not waned.

Trekkies are the over-the-top crazed fans that get all the press doing all kinds of geeky stuff publicly.

My 9yr old absolutely loves TOS & TNG (hasn't seen DS9 yet)...but has no interest in dressing up in a ST uniform.  She's a Trekker.

Um.....

The first time I was ever aware of the difference between Trekkers and Trekkies was when WOR TV in
NY interviewed a hard-core fan dressed as a Klingon who took GREAT umbrage at being called a 'Trekkie'
by the interviewer.  And all the truly hard-core fans I know personally self-designate  as 'Trekkers' and
show utter disdain for anyone calling themselves a 'Trekkie'.

So there goes that theory.

Your mileage, obviously, varies.


Interesting.  I had heard for many years (and I'm trying to recall where I first saw the comparison) that Trekkie's were much more rabid, where Trekkers were more understated yet extremely loyal to the series over the course of many decades.  Remember that the term Trekker has been around for a long time...it predated the documentary by a couple decades.

It would appear that the terms have evolved over the years.  From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trekkie

Trekkie is "frequently depreciative", thus, "not an acceptable term to serious fans", who prefer Trekker. The distinction existed as early as May 1970, when the editor of fanzine Deck 6 wrote:
...when I start acting like a bubble-headed trekkie (rather than a sober, dignified-albeit enthusiastic-trekker).

By 1976, media reports on Star Trek conventions acknowledged the two types of fans:
One Trekkie came by and felt compelled to explain, while paying for his Mr. Spock computer image, that he was actually a Trekker (a rational fan). Whereas, he said, a Trekkie worships anything connected with Star Trek and would sell his or her mother for a pair of Spock ears.


And the actors have contributed to some of the confusion:

In the documentary, Kate Mulgrew stated that Trekkers are the ones "walking with us" while the Trekkies are the ones content to simply sit and watch Star Trek.


I'd always heard it the other way around!  At this point it's hard to say which is which.  I agree with the one woman who called herself a "Spiner-fem", that she'd rather not get involved with the quarrel over the two terms.
 
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2013-08-20 12:51:03 PM  
O RLY?
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2013-08-20 01:11:10 PM  
ristst:

(Snip an interesting exegis of the history of the terms TREKKIE and TREKKER)


FWIW:  There is an apocryphal story Gene Roddenberry himself coined the term "Trekkie" during an early
convention, and I never actually heard the term "Trekker" until at least the late 1980s, and I have been
fairly active in various SF fandoms since at least 1983.

In the end, it hardly matters what we call ourself:  we're all nerds, and while many SF fans haughtily claim
to be 'better' than mundanes, in the end we are just as bad as they are by seeking out artificial dividers
between 'us' as good fans and 'them' as bad fans.
 
2013-08-20 09:28:15 PM  

Bf+: O RLY?


So that is what a Vulcan fapping looks like.
 
2013-08-21 03:00:22 AM  
I have a handful of those somewhere, and 1 pack of "Close Encounters" cards. And a shiat-ton of "Star Wars" cards - mostly the first (blue) series, but also (in both chronological and descending # order) the green series, the red series and the yellow series.

Or was it yellow, then red? I can't believe I even remember that. It was more than 30 years ago.

/fark, I'm old
//also had a Mickey Mantle rookie card
///but when I got the collection appraised, my dad suddenly decided, "Oh, no, no, no. I did not give you those baseball cards..."
 
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