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Known or Suspected Famous Trekkies/Trekkers

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I've read so many threads where mention is made of someone famous being a Trekkie/Trekker. I thought it was time we put together a list so we have "ammunition" to throw back at people who try to make fun of us. You know what I mean - if you think I'm dumb because I'm a Trekkie then you must think "insert name" is dumb too. Hopefully the name you insert will be someone the naysayer really likes or looks up to.

 

I'll start with a few off the top of my head but I want you guys to add names.

  • Colin Powell
  • Dahlai Lama
  • Tom Hanks
  • Dr. Mae Jamieson
  • Neil Armstrong
  • Jean Simmons (actress)
  • Paul Sorvino
  • Mira Sorvino (strongly suspect she is)
  • Berkeley Breathed (cartoonist - Opus, Bloom County)
  • Bill Amend (cartoonist - Fox Trot)
  • Seth McFarlane (creator of Family Guy)
  • Bill Gates
  • Al Gore
  • Eddie Murphy

I'm sure I missed quite a few as I was just going from memory so add away.

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Mmm, these are some that I suspect are Trek[kies/kers].

• Stephen Hawking

• Scott Adams [Creator of Dilbert].

• Douglas Adams [Author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy].

• Isaac Asimov.

• Marty McFly.

• Laurell K. Hamilton [Fantasy author].

That's 'bout all for right now...

I know that Bill Clinton likes Lost in Space though. B)

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Carol Moseley Braun

Christan Slater

Whoopi Goldberg

Ashley Judd

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Anyone that works at Microsoft or N.A.S.A.

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Hmmm, here's a few more...

Matt Groening [Creator of The Simpsons and Futurama].

George Noory [Radio talk show host].

Art Bell [Radio talk show host].

Marc Scott Zicree [Researcher of The Twilight Zone].

Ben Browder [Actor in Farscape].

Rockne S. O'Bannon [Creator of Farscape].

Charles M. Schulz [Creator of Peanuts].

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King Abdullah of Jordan who was featured on an episode of Voyager

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Vin Diesel, John Glenn, Mel Gibson, Sally Ride, Mick Fleetwood

James Worthy

Bebe Neuworth

Kelsey Grammer

Tom Morello

Barbara Adams

Tom Hanks

Martin Luther King

Arthur C. Clarke

Rod Serling

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A South Park fan could correct me on this...

 

But I think Trey Parker and Matt Stone are fans. (At least one Trek reference was in the series, plus Brent Spiner was in the South Park movie...so who knows?)

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Mira Sorvino-- who in treklore is Worf's brother.

 

Howard Stern-- Admits he's a star trek fan on his show.

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A South Park fan could correct me on this...

 

But I think Trey Parker and Matt Stone are fans. (At least one Trek reference was in the series, plus Brent Spiner was in the South Park movie...so who knows?)

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Nope your right both matt and tray are big fans of ST B)

 

Will smith

Eddie murphy

Tom hanks

Iggy pop...i belive he did a guest spot on DS9 B)

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woops...

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King Abdullah of Jordan who was featured on an episode of Voyager

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Youre kidding me right? What character did he play and in wich episode?

Iggy pop...i belive he did a guest spot on DS9 
I believe he played Yelgrun, one of the Dominion's Vorta in an episode were the Ferengi try rescue moogie and exchange Keevan for her. I think Yelgrun was the Vorta, overseeing the exchange but I am not sure. B)

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King Abdullah of Jordan who was featured on an episode of Voyager

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Youre kidding me right? What character did he play and in wich episode?

Iggy pop...i belive he did a guest spot on DS9 
I believe he played Yelgrun, one of the Dominion's Vorta in an episode were the Ferengi try rescue moogie and exchange Keevan for her. I think Yelgrun was the Vorta, overseeing the exchange but I am not sure. B)

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Yep thats the episode with iggy pop that i was thinking about B)

 

another just came to me and he was in TNG...

 

Stephen Hawking

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Anyone on the U.S.S. Enterprise CVN-65.

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Matt Stone and Trey Parker (Creators of South Park)

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OOps, somebody said that already. By the way, they have a whole episode which is a takeoff of "Dagger of the Mind". The South Park episode's name was something like Roger Ebert should Layoff Fatty Foods. Matt and Trey are Trekkies big time.

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Ben Stiller

Conan O'Brien (from what he was saying to Shatner)

Kirstie Alley (has anyone said her?)

Tom Bergeron

 

An interesting aside about Matt Groening is that he has never seen a TOS episode all the way through.

 

King Abdullah of Jordan apparently appears in Investigations as a sciences crewman. He has no lines as he is not a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

 

Why can't more of them appear on the show? The ratings would soar if someone like Tom Hanks was on.

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Here's the updated list:

  • Colin Powell
  • Dahlai Lama
  • Tom Hanks
  • Dr. Mae Jamieson
  • Neil Armstrong
  • Jean Simmons (actress)
  • Paul Sorvino
  • Mira Sorvino (strongly suspect she is)
  • 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
  • Ashley Judd
  • 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

WEAREBORG (I think it was you), are you sure about Ashley Judd. I know she was on TNG a few times but they were one of her first acting jobs so she isn't like other "stars" who appeared in the series. Has she said she's a Trek fan or were you assuming it because she was on TNG.

 

No fictional characters though please. Dr. Who, I'm assuming when you named Marty McFly you meant the character from the Back to the Future movies and not a real person or did you mean his portrayer, Michael J. Fox?.

 

BTW, I didn't include Barbara Adams in the list as, IMO, she's more infamous than famous. For those who don't recognize her name, she was the Whitewater juror who was featured in Trekkies. IMO, she is the type who lead to the negative stereotype that this list is fighting.

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I'm not sure about Ashley Judd, but this topic is about known or suspected famous Trekkies/Trekkers. Exclude it if you want. I don't mind.

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::insert sound of evil laugh::

 

HA Ha, Trekkers and Trekkies have infiltrated important positions in human society, and no one even knows!!

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I think that the Beastie Boys may be Trek fans as well, based on their imitation of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy in the Ch-Ch-Check It Out music video.

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I'm not sure about Ashley Judd, but this topic is about known or suspected famous Trekkies/Trekkers. Exclude it if you want. I don't mind.

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I was just wondering. I haven't read anything about her being a Trek fan so I was curious if you had.

 

We need to remember if someone who is now famous appeared in Trek before they were famous it that may have been just a job to them. Others you mentioned, such as Mick Fleetwood and Whoopi Goldberg, were already famous and asked to be guests on the show.

 

I'll keep Ashley Judd on unless someone has information that she says she isn't/wasn't a Trek fan.

 

::insert sound of evil laugh::

 

HA Ha, Trekkers and Trekkies have infiltrated important positions in human society, and no one even knows!!

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Ain't that the truth!!!

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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)

 

And, I don't see Richard Dean Anderson on the list, Anderson, star and executive producer of Stargate SG1, thinks it would be cool for the SG1 team to go to another world and find an "away team" on the planet. B)

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I'm pretty sure Drew Carey is a trek fan.

 

I would suspect that Weird Al Yankovic and Eric McCormack (Will and Grace) are as well. McCormack starred in 'Free Enterprise' and Will and Grace makes occassional nods to Star Trek using McCormack's character.

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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)

 

Kevin Newman is the lead anchor for Global National (Global TV's national news cast) in Canada.

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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)

 

Kevin Newman is the lead anchor for Global National (Global TV's national news cast) in Canada.

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Good, I'm glad he's still around. Thanks for the info. I really enjoyed him on GMA.

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