Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
Hard core fans of *anything* never shut up. Browncoats don't seem any different.
It's a whole entitlement mindset: We're the fans, we pay the bills, you OWE US!
In many ways I blame 'Trek for starting this with TOS, and then feeding into it over the years with the whole "The fans saved the show!". It's infected-- yeah, I think that's a good word for it-- television fandom with a sense of being "owed" and "entitled" to a show, and by-damn-god, it better be their way or they'll be hell to pay.