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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.

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1 posted on 05/15/2013 8:34:39 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

The Federation vs. The Sonic Screwdriver.


2 posted on 05/15/2013 8:36:02 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Perdogg

3 posted on 05/15/2013 8:36:21 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Slings and Arrows; randita; Old Sarge; Phsstpok; zeugma; ShadowAce; Peanut Gallery; ...

ping


4 posted on 05/15/2013 8:36:27 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

Gotta watch yourself when near those sci-fi fans; they’re a rough bunch.

In fact, it’s better not to mess with ‘em unless you’re packing serious heat; a laser blaster at a minimum - better yet, a pocket photon torpedo launcher.


5 posted on 05/15/2013 8:37:39 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Perdogg

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/laughs.wav


6 posted on 05/15/2013 8:38:45 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Perdogg

“More than a dozen fans from the rival groups were involved in bitter exchanges outside the venue”

Push me, shove you! Oh yeah, says who?..Push me, shove you! Oh yeah, says who?


7 posted on 05/15/2013 8:38:54 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: reg45

Whofans: “Captain Picard is a wuss-nonheterometero-sexual!”

Fedfans: “Dr. Who gots no ‘junk’!”


8 posted on 05/15/2013 8:38:55 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Perdogg; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Oh, how fondly I recall the golden olden days when Star Wars fans just hated... me--
9 posted on 05/15/2013 8:41:06 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Perdogg

The event I waited my whole life for, and I missed it!!!

Btw the Doctor wins. Skywalker is a total wuss and makes out with his sister.


10 posted on 05/15/2013 8:41:10 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Jack Hammer

Thing I’d be most concerned about with this group is them hacking your PC and stealing your personal info and then using it to launch an ICBM........ IN YOUR NAME!


11 posted on 05/15/2013 8:41:31 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Jack Hammer

***In fact, it’s better not to mess with ‘em unless you’re packing serious heat;***

I’ll settle for a “Phased plasma rifle in a 40 watt range.”


12 posted on 05/15/2013 8:41:42 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (When someone burns a cross on your lawn, the best firehose is an AK-47.)
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To: Jack Hammer

How about a plasma rifle in the 40 watt range?


13 posted on 05/15/2013 8:42:00 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: Perdogg

It is unwise for people who travel by phonebooth to pick a fight with people who build/destroy Deathstars, or those who can think you dead.( or at least the fans thereof)


14 posted on 05/15/2013 8:42:47 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.Do what)
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To: GraceG; Anoreth

LOL!


15 posted on 05/15/2013 8:43:30 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: Bender2

Why would Star Wars fans (which I am) hate Shatner? His ‘get a life’ skit did more damage than all the Empire. If the Emperor ever dies, Shatner will be his replacement.


16 posted on 05/15/2013 8:46:28 AM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: Perdogg

NERDS!



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17 posted on 05/15/2013 8:49:04 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Jack Hammer

This is hilarious!


18 posted on 05/15/2013 8:49:50 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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Take FR To A Yellow Galaxy

Donate

19 posted on 05/15/2013 8:50:32 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: ClearBlueSky
...those who can think you dead.

Don't worry - they're not insane. Their mothers had them tested.


20 posted on 05/15/2013 8:51:25 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Hey just what you see pal...


21 posted on 05/15/2013 8:54:16 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Perdogg
This is almost as deadly as the Star War-Star Trek riots of 2002.


22 posted on 05/15/2013 8:54:59 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: GeronL; KevinDavis

Ping.


23 posted on 05/15/2013 8:59:39 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Perdogg

Reminds me of back in the 1990’s when an enthusiatic Military Police lieutenant (and former peer of mine) was working as the Military Police Duty Officer at Ft. Hood and called out the installation Special Response Team (SRT) on a gathering of the Society for Creative Anachronism.


24 posted on 05/15/2013 9:02:43 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: V_TWIN; Perdogg; Slings and Arrows; randita; Old Sarge; Phsstpok; zeugma; ShadowAce; ...

Why, oh WHY do I keep picturing a whole passel of Pee Wee Herman and Steve Urkel looka-alikes in helicopter beanies, tin foil, and Klingon costumes bitch-slapping each other in the street and shouting “I know you are but what am I?” over and over???

“Nerd Riot”...I’m dyin’ over here....


25 posted on 05/15/2013 9:03:57 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

SCA - Pool Noodle Warriors.


26 posted on 05/15/2013 9:05:57 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Azeem
Why would Star Wars fans (which I am) hate Shatner?

It might've been the YouTube sparring between Bill and Carrie Fisher (back in 2011, I think). Pretty funny videos, actually. The condensed version: Shatner opined that SW was mostly a kiddie show, while ST was more adult sci-fi. Bill also mentioned that the Trek women were better-looking.

27 posted on 05/15/2013 9:09:33 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Perdogg
"Can we get a lift to that event? We feel Star Trek needs representation."


28 posted on 05/15/2013 9:24:49 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: Charles Martel

“...Bill also mentioned that the Trek women were better-looking. ...”

Yeah.....but remember, he “did” the green broad in that one episode, so his eye for beauty might be a tad off...


29 posted on 05/15/2013 9:26:19 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Reminds me of back in the 1990’s when an enthusiatic Military Police lieutenant (and former peer of mine) was working as the Military Police Duty Officer at Ft. Hood and called out the installation Special Response Team (SRT) on a gathering of the Society for Creative Anachronism.


Were they medieval sword fighters like the Southern Calif. group?

30 posted on 05/15/2013 9:45:40 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: az_gila

Yes.


31 posted on 05/15/2013 9:47:54 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: NFHale
Yeah.....but remember, he “did” the green broad in that one episode, so his eye for beauty might be a tad off...

What do you have against Miss Martian?

...ok. So less 'beautiful' and more "Awesome Character."

32 posted on 05/15/2013 9:55:33 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Perdogg

My mommie’s basement is bigger than yours!


33 posted on 05/15/2013 9:58:08 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Last time I saw anyone chasing a green broad, it was on “The Walking Dead”...

And she was several shades of green...and purple...and black....and blue...


34 posted on 05/15/2013 10:25:59 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Perdogg

‘Nerd Riot’ would be a great name for a band. I bet it already is.


35 posted on 05/15/2013 10:42:19 AM PDT by Sloth (Rather than a lesser Evil, I voted for Goode.)
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To: Perdogg

Watched an episode or 2 of doctor who years ago. Never liked it. (The one withe the scarf)

Loved Star Wars 4,5,6. But did not care for 1,2,3 too much.

So any fight where nerds slap fight like girls against each other will have to do it without me.

I will however square off with clenched fists against those who wish to denigrate Star TREK and Captain Kirk. ; )~ and when I do I will have background music from the gamesters of triskellion. And you can bet dollars to quatloos I will win.


36 posted on 05/15/2013 10:44:24 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

I see your bet and raise you a real win! Also, not to mention, my dad is bigger than your dad! Let’s dance cowboy! haha


37 posted on 05/15/2013 11:33:42 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: NFHale
Yeah.....but remember, he “did” the green broad in that one episode, so his eye for beauty might be a tad off...

You know the story... "They say no human male can resist them". I'm just glad you didn't go for the old Eddie Murphy joke. ;-)

38 posted on 05/15/2013 12:13:49 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Perdogg

Now I have to write the words to “Sci-Fi Riot”, to the tune of Cherry Poppin’ Daddies’ “Zoot Suit Riot”.


39 posted on 05/15/2013 12:51:38 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Perdogg
Exterminate them all!
Exterminate!
40 posted on 05/15/2013 12:52:11 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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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)
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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.)
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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?)
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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.)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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.)
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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
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