Welcome Trekkers. Have a cup of Klingon Raktajino, and enjoy our friendly Starbase.
I loved Original Trek when I was growing up too. Fortunately, others in the family also liked Sci-Fi so I did not have to watch Star Trek on my own. Later I grew to love TNG and saw every episode. I've seen Enterprise and all the Voyager episodes too. All I have left to see are the Deep Space Nine episodes. I've had the pleasure of meeting many of the star trek actors in passing or at least hearing them speak on a panel. I'd say that most of them are nice, regular people.
I've never written a Star Trek fanfiction though. I think that since I've met the actors in person it would be hard for me to treat them as characters in story. Maybe I'm squeamish? :)
A Chapter from my novel: And Along Came Alice
"Chapter 1: Escape Into The City"