I’m a die-hard Original Series Star Trek fan. Been one for years, and I’ve always thought of myself as a “Trekker,” rather than a “Trekkie.” I’ve been under the impression that Trekkers are the more respectable fans who appreciate the show and its legacy without going overboard; while Trekkies are the ones who believe they are Starfleet officers, speak fluent Klingon, and get their ears “Spocked.”
Am I getting my “Trekker/Trekkie” terminology right, or is it the other way around? How do you Trek fans out there identify yourselves?
Update: More on the difference between Trekkers and Trekkies. My initial perceptions of the dichotomy are confirmed. About.com’s profile, however, is a bit more ambiguous.