I'm certain Star Trek fans are much less common in Sweden and a lot of the genera people have that "geek" thought of it, but who gives a shit? Laugh at them for their ignorance. If you have friends that are that dumb or narrow-minded, just get new ones or grow some balls. Better yet, tell them to go to the devil.
Question for you, Admiral Bear: Are you a member of the official William Shatner forum?