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why do they call us geeks

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i love star wars it is the the best of movies but people call me a geek for liking it i say we stand togeter
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I think that's what we're doing. And, don't worry, if it were just us geeks that liked SW, do you really think all five movies would be in the top 20 grossing films of all time? There's gotta be more than just us watching them.
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i am not a geek, i just like i the books,

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it's the muppet re-do of SW
I think its just because ST is so wide spred and SW is almost un herd of. That gives people who like it the bad rap. Do you ever here of people who like star gate or andromida called geek. Its more wide spred than SW so people except it as normal to to watch them every week. and us people who watch and out dated movie that few have ever seen the original to seems strange to them. I do know were your coming from, my brothers tease me about liking SW.
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Do you ever here of people who like star gate or andromida called geek. Its more wide spred than SW so people except it as normal to to watch them every week.

Oh, I absolutely do hear them called geeks or freaks or just plain losers for actually tuning in to Kevin Sorbo in bad sci fi. I don't agree that Andromeda is more widespread. Nor is Stargate. Just because they have a television series and a minor cult following does not make them more widespread. If they were more widespread, tehy wouldn't be relegated to UPN or WB or whatever piddly little piggyback network they're on. Wait, sorry, Stargate is on SciFi. I do not consider that "piddly". I actually have great respect for SFC. I take that last comment back. Partially, at least. And, no, watching those shows is not usually considered "normal". It is normally considered akin to one of the rings of scifi and geek hell. I dunno who you are talking to that don't consider it geeky (viewers of the show, I'm assuming), but most of the people I've been talking to about it today in response to this thread do consider it "geek".
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Geekiness is directly correlated with one's obsession with science fiction and fantasy. Example: showing up for jury duty in a Starfleet uniform= GEEK!

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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Originally posted by: GundarkHunter
Example: showing up for jury duty in a Starfleet uniform= GEEK!

This I would like to see.
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I am no expert on the subject, but in my case I think the explanation that Gundark Hunter gave is the most accurate.

Enjoying, or even loving, Star Wars does not make a person a geek.

Its the fact that some people can recall, off the top of their heads, that the chances of flying through an asteroid field are approximately 3720 to 1, that make them geeks.
People that rush to the TV to point out the 2 H's that appear for 4 frames during Return of the Jedi, could probably be considered geeks.

During the scene where Palpatine is using the Force Lightning on Luke, in 2 different shots, we see Vader turn his head towards the Emperor. In one, there are smudges on his helmet. In the other, they are gone. Shot during different days? I don't know, but something must have happened.

Does it make me a geek for knowing this from memory? Perhaps, but I don't mind.
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geeks and nerds are diffent just in case you non-knowing type, i never got rid of my and im proud of it
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Originally posted by: GundarkHunter
Example: showing up for jury duty in a Starfleet uniform= GEEK!


il do it
it is my calling
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People that rush to the TV to point out the 2 H's that appear for 4 frames during Return of the Jedi, could probably be considered geeks.

Come again? 2 Hs? Apparently, I'm not a geek.
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Hmmm... I wonder if, in the times of unprecedented LOTR popularity, we could call all those people who speak Elvish, dress up as Boromir etc. as geeks... or those who end every sentence with "...Mister Anderson."

if you're obsessed with sth that is very popular at the moment = you're not a geek (you just follow the fad, like a sheep)
if you're obsessed with sth that is NOT (excessively) popular (at the moment) = you may be considered a geek by some people

I'd write a different definition of geekhood. I always put it together with early Sci-Fi shows, like Star Trek, and the likes - modern series: Stargate etc. They all have common thing - the focus on SCIENCE. Star Wars (the original Trilogy) is NOT about the science, it's a western/fairy tale set in space. Therefore:

ST, SG, whatever fans = are geeks
SW fans = are NOT geeks

This is assuming that "geek" means "a weirdo wearing glasses, with 10 pencils, ruler etc. in a pocket, not knowing anything about sport, but able to explain quantum physics to you".

If "geek" means "any kind of weirdo" then THE WORLD IS MADE OF GEEKS.

Class dismissed
I saw the original theatrical release of the Old Trilogy on the big screen and I'm proud of it...
How did I accomplish that (considering my age) is my secret...
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There are SW conventions, but often these are joint sci-fi cons - and this is the reason: SW fans are thrown into one bag with ST,SG,etc. fans, which is unjust.
I saw the original theatrical release of the Old Trilogy on the big screen and I'm proud of it...
How did I accomplish that (considering my age) is my secret...
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Originally posted by: GundarkHunter
Geekiness is directly correlated with one's obsession with science fiction and fantasy. Example: showing up for jury duty in a Starfleet uniform= GEEK!


Well, I sometimes show up for work, (parties and such) volunteer and for money, in stormtrooper armor. If that makes me a geek, I am proud to be one!! I will tell you this though. When I make a kids day by showing up at his/her b-day party I hardly feel like a geek. In fact, I feel pretty cool!! It used to bother me that more than casual fans were lumped into the "geek" category but I think jealousy and envy plays a big part in that. We have something the bashers don't understand and if that makes us geeks, so be it.
Tag and Bink are NOT Dead!!!!
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But I think there's a difference between when you do something like that to intentionally make someone's day brighter and when you do that to just look like a jackass. Hence, Gundark's example of being in Trekkie gear during Jury Duty. There's just no purpose whatsoever in that. What you did is different. That does not make you a geek. It makes you a bit of an entertainer. No harm in that.
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I was trying to show that people that watch TV series. I should have given Alias and 24 as examples.
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Originally posted by: starkiller
People that rush to the TV to point out the 2 H's that appear for 4 frames during Return of the Jedi, could probably be considered geeks.

Come again? 2 Hs? Apparently, I'm not a geek.


Break out your copy of Return of the Jedi, I shall attempt to walk you through finding them.

Watch until the Imperial Fleet reveals itself at Endor.
At one point, Lando says "Fighters coming in."
Then we cut to a cockpit view of the TIEs coming at, then going around the Falcon.

During the next shot we see the reverse angle, of the Falcon flying towards the camera with the Death Star behind it. If you watch this shot, frame-by-frame, you will see that as the Falcon flies by, 2 letter H's will appear on its hull, then disappear within 2 or 3 frames.
They are a mistake by Lucasfilm. They are 2 TIE fighters that were put in the wrong place (I don't recall exactly how its explained).

A Nova special, which I have mentioned before, about Special Effects points this out. You have to look very closely at the correct spot on the screen to even notice it with the movie going by at full speed.
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Oh my God. Who the hell notices these things in the first place?
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
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