"One of them has pointy ears and they fly around in a spaceship."I"m pretty sure she thought I was story-ing or hallucinating (she never watched TV with us) but I remember being quite devastated that I couldn't watch the show anymore.
[As an aside, the animated series is out on DVD now. I remember those quite fondly from my Saturday morning cartoon childhood. I'm almost afraid to watch them now...]
It wasn't until I met the wife, more than 20 years later, that I found out there were Trek fans all over the place, and that they were in part responsible for the Resurrection of Star Trek as a movie and then a series. To them and to Gene Roddenberry, I will be eternally grateful.
While the franchise owned by Paramount seems to have taken a turn for the worse of late (not to mention what the makeover will do to it) I still consider myself a trekkie. Here's hoping the next movie salvages something instead of destroying what's left of Star Trek.