I totally know where you're coming from with this, but in my case at least, it's not true. When I was a kid I hated Star Trek. I thought it was stupid, silly nonsense. But years later I really got into it. The gateway drug in my case was an obscure book my older brother had by Harlen Ellison about the classic TOS episode "The City on the Edge of Forever." The book contains Ellison's original script--which is excellent--but the front half of the book is one of the most incredible tabloid style essays I've ever read. In the essay Ellison details his time as a Star Trek writer and holds forth on everything Trek-related. It's written in the most masterfully bitchy prose style I've probably ever read, and is basically entertainment gold all the way through. I can't recommend it highly enough if you're a Trekkie.