Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Police break up rival sci-fi fansí feud (nerd riot)
metro UK ^

Posted on 05/15/2013 8:34:39 AM PDT by Perdogg

Star Wars fans and Doctor Who fans had to be separated by police after a brawl threatened to break out at a special sci-fi convention.

More than a dozen fans from the rival groups – including several in fancy dress – were involved in bitter exchanges outside the venue.

(Excerpt) Read more at metro.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies; Weather
KEYWORDS:
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-55 last
To: Tanniker Smith

To bring this back to our political themed website, the Wikipedia description of the Daleks could easily describe the “American” Left.

To wit:
The Daleks are a powerful race bent on universal conquest and domination, utterly without pity, compassion or remorse. Various storylines portray them as having had every emotion removed except hate, leaving them with a desire to purge the Universe of all non-Dalek life. Collectively they are the greatest enemies of the series’ protagonist, the Time Lord known as the Doctor. They are popularly known for their catchphrase “Exterminate!”


41 posted on 05/15/2013 12:57:13 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: dainbramaged

The trailer for the movie Fan Boys:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUjrG8gTmM0


42 posted on 05/15/2013 12:59:30 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: 7thson

Always wondered about that. Forty watts is a pretty dim light bulb and pretty low output.

Should have been something like “Phased beam plasma rifle, in the 4 megajoule range.” A 4 megajoule pulse would put a nice hole in anything short of a tank (roughly 4 lbs of HE at point of impact!).


43 posted on 05/15/2013 1:04:51 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Charles Martel

“...I’m just glad you didn’t go for the old Eddie Murphy joke. ...”

It took a great deal of will power, brother!!! Haha!


44 posted on 05/15/2013 2:40:01 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Azeem
Re: Why would Star Wars fans (which I am) hate Shatner? about my post: "Oh, how fondly I recall the golden olden days when Star Wars fans just hated... me--"

My stick above, which you evidently do not get, is... humor--

45 posted on 05/15/2013 2:46:58 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: MuttTheHoople; monkapotamus; EveningStar; KevinDavis; Jet Jaguar; tomkow6; LUV W; ...

OH Man I remember that Trimpuh Dog skit LOL!


46 posted on 05/15/2013 3:17:37 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Bender2

Hey Bender how our Futurama fans

Are they more protective of you than Trekkies or Star Wars fans


47 posted on 05/15/2013 3:19:19 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg; KevinDavis

lol.

I once tried to write a story where the Doctor appears on the Enterprise, but as always I never finish it


48 posted on 05/15/2013 10:09:38 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Vaquero

The one with the scarf would be the Fourth Doctor, played by Tom Baker.

The newest iteration of Doctor Who started in 2005 after being off the air for many years; the production values are much higher. They started with the Ninth Doctor; they’re now on the Eleventh, and will be moving on to the Twelfth after this year.


49 posted on 05/16/2013 1:05:09 AM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Ultra Sonic 007

I never could get into the old Dr. Who when I was a kid... I watched episodes now and again, I just couldn’t get past the cardboard sets. I still have fond memories of Tom Baker, but it’s more a nostalgic thing than being a “fan” of the old shows.

3 of my 4 teenage daughters started watching with the 10th Doctor, and now it’s a “must see” show in our home. I’m really glad they brought it back and actually produced it the way it deserves to be crafted.

I don’t know where I would’ve stood in this nerd war though... I’m a Rebel Scum Trekkie Whovian! ;)


50 posted on 05/16/2013 1:43:37 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

To: LibertyRocks; Vaquero; Ultra Sonic 007

Rumors are the new Doctor will be a woman.


51 posted on 05/16/2013 4:15:56 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 50 | View Replies]

To: Jack Hammer

How about a Phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range?


52 posted on 05/16/2013 7:10:13 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: LibertyRocks

I hearing they try reboot Blake 7

BTW it offical Tommrow people coming to CW network this Fall season


53 posted on 05/16/2013 9:24:56 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 50 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

OHH I hear about that yeah they try cast woman as Next Doctor that be interesting to see


54 posted on 05/16/2013 9:25:34 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 51 | View Replies]

To: NFHale

LOL!


55 posted on 05/16/2013 10:16:07 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-55 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson