#1 - Trekkies
We start off Fanthropological with a look at the fans that often get credit for starting it all: Trekkies.
Which activist leader loved Star Trek? What did the fans do when the original series ended? How did the first Star Trek conventions get started?
We'll answer all of these questions and more as we deliver a history of Star Trek fandom, its key players, and its greatest moments directly to your ears. And be sure to set your phasers to fun!
Everyone's a fan!
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00:00 – Cold Open
00:05 – Theme Song
00:45 – Introduction
01:05 – What is Star Trek and who are Trekkies?
03:20 – Trivia
17:05 – Special Trivia: Nichelle Nichols and Martin Luther King Jr.
20:55 – History of Star Trek? No, the history of fandom!
37:10 – Who owns a fandom?
50:37 – Community Comments
60:19 – Spotlight: [Starfleet](http://sfi.org)
63:32 – Final Notes
70:28 – Goodbye!
71:30 – Outtakes
Citations["Trekker vs Trekkie: The Controversy"](http://www.science-fiction-corner.com/trekker-vs-trekkie.htm)[Memory Alpha](http://memory-alpha.wikia.com)["Secret files reveal police feared that Trekkies could turn on society"](http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11611086/Secret-files-reveal-police-feared-that-Trekkies-could-turn-on-society.html)["What are the main differences between Trekkies and Star Wars fans?"](https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-main-differences-between-Trekkies-and-Star-Wars-fans)["What Makes a 'Star Trek' Fan?"](http://www.space.com/33996-star-trek-fans-stories-cosplay-slideshow.html)["On this day in pop culture history Trekkies gather for the first Star Trek convention" ](http://www.hitfix.com/news/on-this-day-in-pop-culture-history-trekkies-gathered-for-the-first-star-trek-convention)["'Star Trek' Fandom Lives Long and Prospers"](http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2016/09/01/star-trek-fandom/85714934/)[Timeline of Star Trek
Fandom](http://fanlore.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Star_Trek_Fandom)["A Fragment in Time"](https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7989303/1/A-fragment-in-time)["Star Trek and the Culture of Fandom"](http://www.startrek.com/article/star-trek-and-the-culture-of-fandom)["Bjo Trimble: The Woman Who Saved Star Trek"](http://www.startrek.com/article/bjo-trimble-the-woman-who-saved-star-trek-part-1)["Notes for a Star Trek Bibliography: Fanzines!"](http://www.openlettersmonthly.com/stevereads/2010/08/notes-for-a-star-trek-bibliography-fanzines/)["Why 'Star Trek' was so important to Martin Luther King Jr."](https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/09/08/why-star-trek-was-so-important-to-martin-luther-king-jr/)[Where no man has gone before](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_no_man_has_gone_before)[Developer Survey Results 2016](http://stackoverflow.com/research/developer-survey-2016)["'Star Trek' still cruising space on
TV"](https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=a-9VAAAAIBAJ&sjid=DuEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6581%2C3716284)["Star Trek Fan Film In Legal Fight With Paramount"](http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Star-Trek-Fan-Film-Legal-Fight-With-Paramount-102997.html)["'Star Trek' Lives Despite Taboos"](https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=QPFOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=nQEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7135,2042483&hl=en)["Tampa Bay Rays Tales: Star Trek fan Joe Nelson hopes to pitch long and prosper"](http://www.tampabay.com/sports/baseball/rays/tampa-bay-rays-tales-star-trek-fan-joe-nelson-hopes-to-pitch-long-and/997573)["How William Shatner Changed the World - Martin Cooper, mobile phone Inventor"](https://youtu.be/wN-_VA5HFwM)["The Trekkie Fad..."](http://web.archive.org/web/20081029051859/http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,917809-1,00.html)[Bob's ART du Jour - "STAR TREK 1978"](http://bobsartdujour.blogspot.ca/2008/12/star-trek-1978.html)["Joan Winston, 'Trek' Superfan Dies at
77"](http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/21/nyregion/21winston.html)["Marc Okrand on Klingon"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5Did-eVQDc)
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