bill-swift - May 17, 2013
Star Wars and Dr. Who fans got into the dorkiest fight ever at a sci-fi convention in England. It all went down in Norwich when the local Star Wars club put on a sci-fi con. Dr. Who actors Graham Cole and Jeremy Bulloch were there to sign autographs, so naturally lots of Tardis lovers left their mom's basements to see their heroes. But when the the Dr. Who fans showed up, the Star Wars fans started verbally abusing them. Many insults were hurled between puffs on their asthma inhalers. So, the Dr. Who fans did what any self respecting person would do and called the cops and whined that the mean old guy dressed like Darth Vader told him to "Da-lick my nuts!" or whatever. I tend to agree with Admiral Akbar when he said, "It's a trap!"
Why would the Star Wars club invite Dr. Who "celebs" to their convention if they hold the show in such poor regard? I think that they wanted to pick a fight with the Whoheads. This makes me think that the organizers may be Sith. Nerds have a hierarchy like any other group of people. It's arguable that Trekkies are on top and Star Wars fans are on the next tier. But Dr. Who is definitely a few steps down the sci-fi virginity pyramid. Was this just an opportunity for one group of nerds to push around a smaller, weaker, less economically profitable franchise? Maybe. I'm reminded of the time I went to see a midnight screening of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith on opening night and two guys showed up dressed like hobbits. The Star Wars fans started booing and throwing stuff at the wee Shire folk. But why would you show up looking like Samwise Gamgee if you weren't looking to start some mess?