The Best of Trek Fanfic Interview with TrexPhile

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Title: The Best of Trek Fanfic Interview with TrexPhile
Interviewer: The Best of Trek Fanfic
Interviewee: TrexPhile
Date(s): May 2000
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Star Trek: TNG
External Links: An Interview with TrexPhile; reference link
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The Best of Trek Fanfic Interview with TrexPhile was conducted in 2000.

It is part of a series of nineteen interviews, see The Best of Trek Fanfic.

Excerpts

[What is your favorite series to watch? To write for? To watch?]: TNG most definitely. I refused to watch TNG when it premiered, my reason being that "Spock wasn't in it." It was only when the movie "Generations" came out on video and my daughter *forced* me to sit down and watch ("Mama -- Kirk is in this one, okay?") that I discovered that this Trek *was* good. I've watched a few seasons of DS9 and VOY as well, but TNG is my favorite. And since I know the TNG characters much better than the other series', it's the only one I write.
[What type of fanfic do you like to write?]: Picard/Crusher. That's pretty much all I write, although I will on occasion put some Riker/Troi in there. As for non-Trek, I read a lot of X-Files fanfic and have written four little XF stories, centering around the Mulder/Scully relationship.
[How did you get started writing fanfic?]: It was before I knew there was such a thing. A few months after my obsession for TNG began, a story began forming in my head and wouldn't leave me alone. In Dec '96 we got a computer and I was finally able to get this story out of my head and on "paper"; in March '97 we went online and lo and behold! I discovered there were other people that were doing the same thing I was! I wasn't as crazy as I'd thought!
Anything else you'd like to add?]: Fanfiction has expanded my life in ways that I could have never imagined. In the past three years, I've met so many people, made some dear friends, traveled all over the country. Being a member of this community has been a blessing. I want to thank everyone who has ever told me that they liked what I've written. It has been so rewarding to think that I may have touched someone with my words.