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MadaBidyoni November 19 2012 01:50 PM

How fans are called?
 
Hi
Star trek fans called Trekkie & Stargate fans - Gaters
do you know about others? how for example Galactica fans called?

Jan November 19 2012 02:00 PM

Re: How fans are called?
 
Firefly fans are Browncoats.

Babylon 5 fans are "People of Infinite Discretion and Taste" (old joke, sorry) or sometimes 'Fivers'.

Robert D. Robot November 19 2012 03:01 PM

Re: How fans are called?
 
Quote:

Jan wrote: (Post 7276336)
Firefly fans are Browncoats.

Babylon 5 fans are "People of Infinite Discretion and Taste" (old joke, sorry) or sometimes 'Fivers'.

Whovians is a term used for Doctor Who Fans.
MSTies (pronounced MIS-teez) used by some fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000...

Sindatur November 19 2012 03:57 PM

Re: How fans are called?
 
Farscape are 'Scapers

Not sure I recall ever hearing a nickname for BSG Fans? I suppose Capricans or Galacticans would probably work, but, I don't think I've heard them used

Forbin November 19 2012 05:14 PM

Re: How fans are called?
 
Wait, I though B5 fans were "Lurkers."

Enterprise and Voyager fans are "Idiots."

(I KID!!! I KID!!!! :))

B.J. November 19 2012 05:21 PM

Re: How fans are called?
 
I've seen "Frakheads" used for BSG fans, and not in a disparaging way.

Silvercrest November 19 2012 05:47 PM

Re: How fans are called?
 
I've seen Star Wars fans called "Warsies" on this board. Which is the stupidest nickname ever, but it is out there.

Drago-Kazov November 19 2012 06:09 PM

Re: How fans are called?
 
There are the Ronulans and there is a book called Rise of the Vulcans about the Bush administration.

The Mirrorball Man November 19 2012 06:09 PM

Re: How fans are called?
 
Quote:

Silvercrest wrote: (Post 7277098)
I've seen Star Wars fans called "Warsies" on this board. Which is the stupidest nickname ever, but it is out there.

I've seen them called "Warheads", but that might have just been one guy's idea.

Drago-Kazov November 19 2012 06:10 PM

Re: How fans are called?
 
Sounds like a band to me.

Tosk November 19 2012 06:25 PM

Re: How fans are called?
 
One old school one that springs to mind...Leapers. Quantum Leap fans.

Sindatur November 19 2012 07:30 PM

Re: How fans are called?
 
Quote:

Forbin wrote: (Post 7276957)
Wait, I though B5 fans were "Lurkers."

Enterprise and Voyager fans are "Idiots."

(I KID!!! I KID!!!! :))

Lurker was adopted to name those who only read BBSes, but, don't post

Pingfah November 19 2012 07:31 PM

Re: How fans are called?
 
I don't think I like anything enough to want to add an "er" to the end of the name and call myself one.

Klaus November 19 2012 08:16 PM

Re: How fans are called?
 
As someone old enough to remember when the" Trekker"/"Trekkie" debate was fresh, call me anything but late for dinner, I don't care...

Sindatur November 19 2012 08:21 PM

Re: How fans are called?
 
Quote:

Klaus wrote: (Post 7277764)
As someone old enough to remember when the" Trekker"/"Trekkie" debate was fresh, call me anything but late for dinner, I don't care...

I wouldn't call most LotR fans "Hobbits", though. Calling someone a Hobbit on the internet seems to generally be meant as an insult ;)


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