Trek Untold-Episode 89: The State of The Star Trek Fandom with Larry Nemecek
“Fandom” has seemingly become a dirty word on the internet, but it doesn't have to be that way! “Dr. Trek” Larry Nemecek has been enjoying Star Trek for more time than I've been walking this earth, and if one man knows and understands the fandom, it's certainly him.
John discusses the history of the fandom and how two fans named Bjo and John Trimble ensured that the series continued to live on after its initial demise, why there has always been a segment of fans who dislike the latest iteration of a show, “Toxic fans” and “Gatekeepers,” how the COVID-19 pandemic actually helped strengthen and create new fans for this franchise, his hope for the future of this fandom, and more!
- Check out Trekland and more from Larry at – https://larrynemecek.com/
- Larry's Youtube channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/larryn77
- Visit https://www.drivebydogooders.org/ to donate to the cause, and if you donate $35 or more, Lycia will send you an autographed picture. In the comments section where you donate, include your name and address and what pic you would like, and Lycia will send it on your way!
- Visit Pancan.org to support the Trek against Pancreatic Cancer
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