ANDREW: Your older brother is a little strange, I think.
DAN: Steve? You think he's strange? Why?
ANDREW: He wanted me to come over and watch "Star Trek" with him.
DAN: Oh, that. He's a Trekkie. You shouldn't be surprised.
ANDREW: He's a what?
DAN: A Trekkie. He's a serious "Star Trek" fan.
So he has all the episodes on tape. And he has a "Star Trek" website on the internet.
ANDREW: He even has a website? For "Star Trek"?
DAN: Yes, he's a serious fan.
ANDREW: I don't understand it, though.
He's 27 years old. Isn't it kind of immature to be serious about a science fiction show?
DAN: Don't you have Trekkies in Taiwan?
ANDREW: I don't think so. Maybe some kids. But your brother is an adult.
And he works for an accounting firm. Why should he like "Star Trek" so much?
DAN: It's just a kind of hobby. Some American adults are like that.
They have some show they like, and they know every episode.
Some of them even start to collect memorabilia.
ANDREW: Memorabilia? What's that?
DAN: They collect all the posters, or dolls, or stickers,
or anything that comes out from the show.
ANDREW: And your brother is like that too?
DAN: Oh, sure. Go in his basement some time.
You will see the walls are all covered with "Star Trek" stuff.
ANDREW: That's too strange! Doesn't he have trouble finding a girlfriend?
DAN: Maybe a little.
It's true some Americans agree with you. They think it's too immature.
ANDREW: I like "Star Trek" sometimes too. I liked the movie.
But I don't think of it seriously. It's just for fun.
DAN: He does it for fun too. Don't worry. He's not a maniac. He just does it for fun.