It's...I'm not sure how to explain it. It's like people think lesser of you, if you've never seen Star Trek. And really, there are at least a dozen other TV shows which get the same reaction.
A lot of people make Star Trek jokes, where the punchline is "Ha ha, I'm saying something which relates to Star Trek." The jokes aren't funny in themselves, and someone like me who hasn't seen Star Trek won't laugh. It bugs me. Stop making Star Trek references and pretending that they count as actual jokes!
I think I've heard so many Star Trek jokes over my life that I don't even need to watch the show anymore. I'm pretty sure I know everything that happens on the show.
- Captain Kirk...talks with...lots of...pauses
- People in red shirts get killed
- There is someone called Mr. Spock who never shows emotions. And he reads minds.
- Klingons think today is a good day to die
There's more I can say, like about the Borg or Scotty, but I'll stop there. I'm just making the point that there is a TV show from 50 years ago, which I have never seen, but which I can describe in moderate detail. I dunno, I just think our culture's obsession with Star Trek is a little odd, that's all.