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|Name:||Gareth Owen Reynolds|
|Birthdate:||18 March 1981|
|Current Location:||Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand|
|Occupation:||Semi-permanent casual factory work|
I'm not really spending a lot of time here anymore, although I have recently been using the information to help with the creation of Star Trek series information at LibraryThing. It seems that I cycle through websites on an irregular basis, obsessing about something new every few months.
I've watched Star Trek since either 1989 or 1990 when Star Trek: The Next Generation first started airing here in New Zealand and I saw Haven with my father. Apart from Star Trek: The Animated Series (which may not have aired here at all) I think I've seen practically everything I've had the opportunity to, apart from season 2, 3 and 4 of Star Trek: Enterprise and the occasional random episode. Since I became aware of it I was irritated by the fact we were receiving episodes around two years behind the US. Enterprise only got past the first season free to air at some point last year I think and that was around noon on Sundays, while I'm at church, so I have yet to see anything past season 1.
I seem to keep my personal library at around 40-45% Star Trek novels (currently 247 of 598) without consciously intending to. The only unread books are parts of series that I don't have completely, yet, and I've also read all the others I found at my local libraries while I was still visiting them. I need a much bigger bookcase (or several) and the physical space to put them in before I'll have easy access to most of my other books.
I am not likely to be starting many articles or contributing much new information, mostly I'll be fixing errors with links and adding more as I see the lack.
I started using the Robot Co-op services at All Consuming and Lists of Bests in 2005 or so to keep track of what I read and watch. (Like almost everywhere I have some sort of presence online my username is Avron there as well). Unsurprisingly (to me at least) there has been a significant number of Star Trek related books and DVDs on the lists. LibraryThing has (since August 2007) superseded them as far as book tracking is concerned.
- DVDs, Books and other Trek stuff I own (this will need updating, once I stop buying more books at TradeMe)
My pet peeve
I decided (when I was spending a lot of time here) that my pet peeve (out of everything that happens here) was the Rank / Name mislinking that I sometimes felt I was finding on every third article.
|Correct link||Commonly linked as|
|[[Captain]] [[Jean-Luc Picard|Picard]] etc.||[[Jean-Luc Picard|Captain Picard]] etc.|
|[[William T. Riker]]||[[Will Riker]], [[William Riker]]|
|[[United Federation of Planets]]||[[Federation]]|
For my use