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13th Feb '16 7:51:36 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', O'Brien and Bashir enjoyed using the holodeck to take part in famous battles, such as the Battle of Britain and the Alamo. In the case of the latter, they became obsessed in later seasons with trying to figure out a way to win the battle with what the actual combatants had on hand. They went so far with it that O'Brien built a scale model of the battle, and figures for both armies. Worf at one point derisively referred to this as "playing with toys." That's right, these guys were [[EvenNerdsHaveStandards too geeky]] even for ''Star Trek characters''
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** In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', O'Brien and Bashir enjoyed using the holodeck to take part in famous battles, such as the Battle of Britain and the Alamo. In the case of the latter, they became obsessed in later seasons with trying to figure out a way to win the battle with what the actual combatants had on hand. They went so far with it that O'Brien built a scale model of the battle, and figures for both armies. Worf at one point derisively referred to this as "playing with toys." That's right, these guys were [[EvenNerdsHaveStandards too geeky]] even for ''Star Trek characters''characters.'' It was played with in that Dax actually made fun of ''Worf'' for this attitude.
15th Jan '16 9:42:10 AM Anddrix
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'', which is ''[[CriticalResearchFailure not the same thing]]'' as ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (''Star Wars'' is the one with an actual ''war'', and on ''Star Trek'', they're actually ''[[ViewersAreMorons on a trek through the stars]]'' [[note]]except for ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', anyway[[/note]]). Tends to be more popular than the alternative, so expect its fans to be portrayed less negatively, mostly due to how stunningly obsessed most {{Trekkie}}s are portrayed as being. Also expect:
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'', which is ''[[CriticalResearchFailure not the same thing]]'' as ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (''Star Wars'' is the one with an actual ''war'', and on ''Star Trek'', they're actually ''[[ViewersAreMorons on ''on a trek through the stars]]'' stars'' [[note]]except for ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', anyway[[/note]]). Tends to be more popular than the alternative, so expect its fans to be portrayed less negatively, mostly due to how stunningly obsessed most {{Trekkie}}s are portrayed as being. Also expect:
25th Dec '15 5:36:43 PM nombretomado
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* All comic books are about superheroes. [[note]]Though thanks to [=McCarthyism=], this ended up almost actually being true of American comic books for decades as comic books were seen as a kids medium which led to the death of Crime, Horror and Romance and the creation of the SilverAge style[[/note]]
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* All comic books are about superheroes. [[note]]Though thanks to [=McCarthyism=], this ended up almost actually being true of American comic books for decades as comic books were seen as a kids medium which led to the death of Crime, Horror and Romance and the creation of the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} style[[/note]]
4th Dec '15 6:05:29 PM nombretomado
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* The only MMO Geeks ever play is ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Older shows will occasionally do something loosely parodying ''VideoGame/EverQuest'' or a more general parody, but... well, as expected, any video or computer game parody will be [[PacManFever to a real video game what]] ''[[PacManFever A Trip to the Moon]]'' [[PacManFever is to the Apollo program]]. They might as well just call them ''[[SeltzerAndFriedberg Video Game]]''. Judging by subscriber stats, this one is borderline TruthInTelevision.
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* The only MMO Geeks ever play is ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Older shows will occasionally do something loosely parodying ''VideoGame/EverQuest'' or a more general parody, but... well, as expected, any video or computer game parody will be [[PacManFever to a real video game what]] ''[[PacManFever A Trip to the Moon]]'' [[PacManFever is to the Apollo program]]. They might as well just call them ''[[SeltzerAndFriedberg ''[[Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg Video Game]]''. Judging by subscriber stats, this one is borderline TruthInTelevision.
25th Nov '15 4:08:09 PM RapidZucchini
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obvs misspelled
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' tends to stray a bit outside the cannon, varying from full-fledged "made-by-geeks" territory (generally, anything about anime or video games) to "at least bothered to do the research" territory (they'd clearly seen ''Film/TheFellowshipOfTheRing'' and knew at least the general plot of the later books (which hadn't been released in movie form when they did their ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' parody episode) but they also apparently thought there are paladins in Middle Earth).
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' tends to stray a bit outside the cannon, canon, varying from full-fledged "made-by-geeks" territory (generally, anything about anime or video games) to "at least bothered to do the research" territory (they'd clearly seen ''Film/TheFellowshipOfTheRing'' and knew at least the general plot of the later books (which hadn't been released in movie form when they did their ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' parody episode) but they also apparently thought there are paladins in Middle Earth).
8th Nov '15 7:56:56 PM Totema
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* One ''Webcomic/VGCats'' strip details a discussion between Aeris and Leo about ''Star Trek'' - Aeris is a ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'' fan, but [[SubvertedTrope in defiance of this trope]], Leo doesn't mention the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Original Series]] as a counterpoint; instead, it looks like he's a [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Niner]]. (And apparently isn't aware at all of any other Star Trek series, somehow.)
10th Aug '15 11:10:54 AM Emptybee
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edit for clarity
* Geekdom on Television and in movies also often has a high correlation with the collecting of large numbers of either comic books or action figures (both likely in mylar or in their original packaging) because apparently mainstream interest in either kind of collectible is non-existent and the successful movies based on comic books have made is just an illusion. [[DoubleStandard Meanwhile, the exact same hording and protection provided to sports memorabilia is perfectly acceptable]]. Also, the pre-1970s equivalent of playing with action figures (playing with green plastic army men, or astronauts, or CowboysAndIndians) is ''never'' depicted as geeky - only as childish.
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* Geekdom on Television and in movies also often has a high correlation with the collecting of large numbers of either comic books or action figures (both likely in mylar or in their original packaging) because packaging)óbecause apparently mainstream interest in either kind of collectible is non-existent and the successful movies based on comic books have made is are just an illusion. [[DoubleStandard Meanwhile, the exact same hording and protection provided to sports memorabilia is perfectly acceptable]]. Also, the pre-1970s equivalent of playing with action figures (playing with green plastic army men, or astronauts, or CowboysAndIndians) is ''never'' depicted as geeky - only as childish.
29th Jun '15 4:57:03 PM nombretomado
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* For a while, ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' was allowed to replace ''Franchise/StarTrek'' as the go-to reference for something geeks take too seriously, but now it's been off the air [[ViewersAreGoldfish long enough]] for non-geeks to completely forget it ever existed.
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* For a while, ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' Galactica|2003}}'' was allowed to replace ''Franchise/StarTrek'' as the go-to reference for something geeks take too seriously, but now it's been off the air [[ViewersAreGoldfish long enough]] for non-geeks to completely forget it ever existed.

** The guys are also fans of ''Series/{{Firefly}},'' ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles,'' ''Star Trek,'' ([[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Original]] and [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]) and ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined''. Creator/StanLee, Creator/LeonardNimoy, Creator/KateeSackhoff, and Creator/SummerGlau also make guest appearances. Creator/WilWheaton makes regular appearances.
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** The guys are also fans of ''Series/{{Firefly}},'' ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles,'' ''Star Trek,'' ([[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Original]] and [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]) and ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined''.''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003''. Creator/StanLee, Creator/LeonardNimoy, Creator/KateeSackhoff, and Creator/SummerGlau also make guest appearances. Creator/WilWheaton makes regular appearances.

* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' had an episode about a murder at a Brand X ''Franchise/StarTrek'' convention, which may seem bizarre at first; CBS and Paramount, which owns the Trek rights, are both Viacom subsidiaries (sort of. It's complicated). Turns out they needed to obscure the name for plot purposes. Also turns out [[ShownTheirWork they did their research]] into Trek {{In Joke}}s and culture, as well as cameoing ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' producer Ronald D. Moore and Ellen Tigh.
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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' had an episode about a murder at a Brand X ''Franchise/StarTrek'' convention, which may seem bizarre at first; CBS and Paramount, which owns the Trek rights, are both Viacom subsidiaries (sort of. It's complicated). Turns out they needed to obscure the name for plot purposes. Also turns out [[ShownTheirWork they did their research]] into Trek {{In Joke}}s and culture, as well as cameoing ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' Galactica|2003}}'' producer Ronald D. Moore and Ellen Tigh.
20th Jun '15 1:21:30 PM hydrix
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20th Jun '15 1:05:02 PM hydrix
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* If you are a [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry]], or know one, you may be aware of the infamous ''Series/{{CSI}}'' episode "Fur and Loathing" (not to be confused with the [[FurAndLoathing trope of that name]]), which went nuts with the fetishy aspects of fandom.
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* If you are a [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry]], or know one, you may be aware of the infamous ''Series/{{CSI}}'' episode "Fur and Loathing" (not to be confused with the [[FurAndLoathing trope of that name]]), which went tried to go nuts with the fetishy aspects of fandom.fandom, but even woefully failed at being that. Probably because the creators did not even want to be aware that fur suit sex sounds more attractive to people outside of the fandom than people inside it. If you would do that there is after all a very big risk that you would die out of heat exhaustion.
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