I became a big ST-TNG fan when I moved out of the house the first time, was broke, and only had a 13" tv with no cable to entertain me. Funny enough, FOX came in the best, so I watched whatever was on it!
They were running the episodes in succession from the first one on. I taped them all, up through like the 7th season (I think, I've forgotten how long they ran!) and they switched the programming. So irate!
I kept them, but never watched them, finally losing them to a house fire along with my autograph from Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi) that I got at *gulp*, a trekkie convention.
I had a "Star Fleet Academy" sticker on the back window of my car. I thought then that it was sooo cool... it looked like the ones for real schools you see everywhere, like I could still be a semi-closet trekkie if non-fans didn't know what that was!!
I had a crush on Riker