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Takara_Soong

Known or Suspected Famous Trekkies/Trekkers

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I'm going to add Rick Rashid, the top researcher at Microsoft, to the list. In a Business Week article that is currently available online, it said this about him:

Like most good geeks, Rick Rashid is a hard-core Star Trek nut. He's got the Star Trek symbol on his office door, and little figures from the show line his shelves. He was even friends with the late actor James Doohan, who played Scotty.

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I suppose you can add Steven Harper, it was in the TrekToday news bullets.

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I've mentioned Takara's list and this thread on the Talk page of Wikipedia's article on the Trekkie.

 

EDIT: Here's another article not entirely unlike the subject of this thread.

 

List of notable Star Trek fans

 

That's cool, Dr. Who. I hope a few people will come check us out, join STF and add to it. I find it fascinating to see the wide variety of people who are on the list but then it is just another example of the diversity of the Trek fan base.

 

I checked out their list and the only person we don't seem to have on ours is Quentin Tarantino. According to wikipedia's list he has named Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan as one of his favorite films of all time, and also makes frequent references to the original series in his films.

 

Otherwise our list has more names. LOL

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Yeah, a line in Kill Bill Volume 1 said that that Sofie woman looked like a villain on Star Trek. I don't know how though.

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I seem to have missed Andy Dick from the list. I know he's a fan and he appeared on Voyager as EMH-2 in the episode Message in a Bottle.

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Trekweb.com had a link to a Valentine's article at the Boston Herald that said that Angelina Jolie had a childhood crush on Spock so I'm adding her to the list.

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Trekweb.com also had a report that Moody Blue's drummer Graeme Edge considers himself a Trekkie. He says he evens has an autographed TOS script.

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Robin Curtis (definite)

Ricardo Montalban (suspected...but if he wasn't a fan, why would he return to do a movie?)

Stephen Collins (suspected)

Jolene Blalock (definite <didn't see her on the list, but I did see her mentioned in the thread>)

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I don't know if she is a fan or not but I was watching TNG on G4 and saw someone say a desperate housewife Teri Hatcher. Season 2 The Outrageous Okona she plays the transporter operator B.G Robison if she is then add her to the list.

 

Brian

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Of course we need to add JJ Abrams to the list.

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I remember Kevin Newman who did a short stint as host of Good Morning America was a trekkie (I don't know what happened to him - I think he has gone back to Canada)

 

LOL!!! Thank you for that. :welcome:

 

No one has mentioned Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. he and his whole family were big Star Trek fans, As a matter of fact its because of Dr. King that Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) stayed on the show!

 

 

Yes, someone did mention that before, but not in as much detail. That's awesome!!! :klingon:

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I've received confirmation that author Sherrilyn Kenyon (who also writes under the name Kinley MacGregor) is a Trek fan. For those not familiar with her work, she writes a paranormal series called Dark-Hunters that is really good. I haven't read her Kinley McGregor books but they are historical rather than paranormal.

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What's the first thing Will Sasso asked someone who claimed to be a psychic in a skit on MAD TV? "When's it gonna be like Star Trek?" That's in addition to their Trek skits.

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I'm going to add another writer to the list - Tanya Huff. She's best know for her Victory Nelson series which I just finished reading. Here's a couple of examples from the last novel, Blood Debt, which was about "organ-legging" (selling organs, in this case kidneys, for illegal transplant operations):

"We were watching Jeopardy," she continued, able to talk about what had happened now that it was officially over. "It was the championship round. Miss Evans had just shouted out "Who is Captain Kirk?' when all of a sudden, she sort of whimpered and clapped her hands over her ears. She looked like she'd heard something horrible except I didn't hear anything at all. The next thing I knew, she was... gone."
Since they knew he'd lost it locally, organ-legging was beginning to make more sense. And the motive for removing the organ? That was the only easy answer. Profit.

So maybe we should look for a Ferengi, he snorted.

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Here's the list updated once again:

  • Colin Powell
  • Dahlai Lama
  • Tom Hanks
  • Dr. Mae Jamieson
  • Neil Armstrong
  • Jean Simmons (actress)
  • Paul Sorvino
  • Mira Sorvino
  • Berkeley Breathed (cartoonist - Opus, Bloom County)
  • Bill Amend (cartoonist - Fox Trot)
  • Seth McFarlane (creator of Family Guy)
  • Bill Gates
  • Al Gore
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Jason Alexander
  • Dr. Stephen Hawking
  • Scott Adams (cartoonist - Dilbert)
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Douglas Adams
  • Carol Moseley Braun
  • Christan Slater
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Most, if not all, of NASA
  • Most, if not all, of Microsoft
  • George Noory
  • Art Bell
  • Marc Scott Zicree
  • Ben Browder
  • Rockne S. O'Bannon
  • Charles M. Schulz
  • King Abdullah of Jordan
  • Vin Diesel
  • John Glenn
  • Mel Gibson
  • Sally Ride
  • Mick Fleetwood
  • James Worthy
  • Bebe Neuworth
  • Kelsey Grammer
  • Tom Morello
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • Rod Serling
  • Trey Parker
  • Matt Stone
  • Howard Stern
  • Will Smith
  • Iggy Pop
  • Ben Stiller
  • Conan O'Brien
  • Kirstie Alley
  • Tom Bergeron
  • Beastie Boys
  • Kevin Newman
  • Richard Dean Anderson
  • Drew Carey
  • Eric McCormack
  • Weird Al Yankovic
  • Joss Whedon
  • Mel Brooks
  • Robert Atkins
  • Kathy Lee Gifford
  • Paul "Big Show" Wight
  • George Lucas
  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
  • Tim Allen
  • Neal McDonough
  • Barry Manilow
  • Robin Williams
  • Paul McGillion
  • Jim Meddick (cartoonist - Monty)
  • Dave Foley
  • David Hewlett
  • Number of people at Pixar Animation
  • late Douglas Adams
  • Alan Keyes (Repulican Senate candidate, Illinois)
  • Dennis Haysbert
  • Brad Paisley
  • Jim Davidson
  • Jonathan Ross
  • The Wiggles
  • Someone working on the kids' series Big Comfy Couch
  • Jane Wiedlin (formerly of the GoGo's)
  • David Reddick (cartoonist)
  • Kevin Sorbo
  • Tony Danza
  • Bryan Singer
  • David X. Cohen
  • Alec Newman
  • Jon Stewart
  • Rick Rashid, the top researcher at Microsoft
  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper (Canada)
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Andy Dick
  • Mark Hamill
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Graeme Edge, Moody Blues' drummer
  • Kirsten Dunst
  • Robin Curtis
  • Jolene Blalock
  • JJ Abrams
  • Scott Bakula
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon/Kinley MacGregor
  • Will Sasso
  • Tanya Huff
  • Daniel Craig
  • Someone in charge at Beavis and Butthead

I've updated the list to those included in this thread. I've also added the current James Bond, Daniel Craig to the list after reading this at st.com:

Daniel Craig, the suave Brit who has redefined the iconic role of James Bond in "Casino Royale," wants a crack at another longstanding venerable franchise. Turns out he is a massive Star Trek fan and would jump at the chance to don a Starfleet uniform. "I would love a stint in the TV show or in a film," Craig revealed, according to World Entertainment News Network. "It's been a secret ambition of mine for years."

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According to Cindy Adams in the NY Post, Russell Crowe was a Trek fan when he was a kid.

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Wow, Bill Gates, Will Smith, David Palmer, Tom Hanks. Really?

 

George Lucas?! HA HA! Oh the Irony.

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forgot patrick stewart....but i kinda knew seth macfarland was a trekkie when he kept adding patrick stewart to the guest list lol

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I don't remember if it's been said before but Brent Spiner does the voice of Conan O'Brien in South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut.

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I'm adding Nicole de Boer. I was reading an article at Trek Today where she said that before joining DS9 she was a big TNG fan.

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James Kevin Brown known as Kevin Brown of the Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Florida Marlins, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, and New York Yankees.

 

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Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., who had bid $1 billion for England's Manchester United soccer team -- the Dodger coffers opened wide. Just in case a record-setting paycheck wasn't enough to erase his concerns about spending most of the season 3,000 miles from his family, the Dodgers also gave Brown the use of a private jet up to twelve times during the season to fly his wife and two sons to the West Coast. A "Star Wars" poster signed by producer George Lucas helped seal the deal, even though Brown was actually a Star Trek fan.

Link: http://www.baseballlibrary.com/ballplayers...evin_Brown_1965

 

The injustice here is about more than just money. How fair is it to Montreal, or to Kansas City, or to Pittsburgh, or Cincinnati, or Milwaukee, or Oakland, that the Dodgers, as part of the wooing process, can take Kevin Brown, a big Star Trek fan, over to the Twentieth Century Fox studio where the new Star Wars movie is filming? The big-money salary aside, where is the competitive balance in Rupert Murdoch's ability to call on all the resources of News Corp.'s vast media and entertainment empire when he is recruiting a player?

Space, in Brown's favorite TV show, is called the Final Frontier. The Dodgers are helping him explore the stratosphere of that frontier now. But they won't be there by themselves for long, because Malone is right: If the Dodgers didn't do it, somebody else would have.

Link: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m120...222/ai_53487432

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Barack Obama is a big fan of Star Trek. He said himself: "I grew up on Star Trek. I believe in the final frontier." And, when Leonard Nimoy was the guest on NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" in September, he said that he had run into "one of the presidential candidates" and that that candidate had, upon seeing Nimoy, given him the Vulcan salute. He refused to name the candidate, but said he "was not John McCain." (Ed. Note: not to mention, he is the best example of the strength of IDIC we've seen in a long time)

Link: http://blog.wired.com/geekdad/2008/11/5-signs-preside.html

 

Last Friday, at a campaign event in Wyoming, presidential hopeful Barack Obama said the following: "I grew up on Star Trek. I believe in the final frontier."

Link: http://trekmovie.com/2008/03/09/the-next-space-frontier/

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Joel Hodgson, Mike Nelson and the rest of the cast of Mystery Science Theater 3000 are huge Trek fans. They make tons of Trek references on many episode and Mike was Janeway in one episode

 

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