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After the film was over we were unable to leave our seats.We just nodded at each other and smiled, and began to whisper.I'm not a performer and frankly those conventions scare the hell out of me.It is scary to be surrounded by a thousand people asking questions as if the events in the series actually happened.The angry Shatner leaves but because of his contract must return, and tells the Trekkies that they saw a "recreation of the evil Captain Kirk from episode 27, 'The Enemy Within.'" The Saturday Night Live segment mentioned many such common stereotypes about Trekkies, including their willingness to buy any Star Trek-related merchandise, obsessive study of trivial details of the show, and inability to have conventional social interactions with others or distinguish between fantasy and reality.I have to limit myself to one [convention] in the East and one in the West each year.
I'm just afraid that if it goes too far and it appears that I have created a philosophy to answer all human ills that someone will stand up and cry, 'Fraud! Religious aspects of Star Trek fandom nonetheless grew, according to Jindra, with the show's popularity.
Perhaps the first large gathering of fans occurred in April 1967.
When Leonard Nimoy appeared as Spock as grand marshal of the Medford Pear Blossom Festival parade in Oregon, he hoped to sign hundreds of autographs but thousands of people appeared; after being rescued by police "I made sure never to appear publicly again in Vulcan guise", the actor wrote.
In December 1986, Shatner hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live.
In one skit, he played himself as a guest at a Star Trek convention, where the audience focuses on trivial information about the show and Shatner's personal life. "For crying out loud," Shatner continues, "it's just a TV show!