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Old November 19 2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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How fans are called?

Hi
Star trek fans called Trekkie & Stargate fans - Gaters
do you know about others? how for example Galactica fans called?
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Old November 19 2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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Firefly fans are Browncoats.

Babylon 5 fans are "People of Infinite Discretion and Taste" (old joke, sorry) or sometimes 'Fivers'.
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Old November 19 2012, 03:01 PM   #3
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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...
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Old November 19 2012, 03:57 PM   #4
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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
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Old November 19 2012, 05:14 PM   #5
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Wait, I though B5 fans were "Lurkers."

Enterprise and Voyager fans are "Idiots."

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Old November 19 2012, 05:21 PM   #6
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Re: How fans are called?

I've seen "Frakheads" used for BSG fans, and not in a disparaging way.
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Old November 19 2012, 05:47 PM   #7
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I've seen Star Wars fans called "Warsies" on this board. Which is the stupidest nickname ever, but it is out there.
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Old November 19 2012, 06:09 PM   #8
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There are the Ronulans and there is a book called Rise of the Vulcans about the Bush administration.
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Old November 19 2012, 06:09 PM   #9
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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.
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Old November 19 2012, 06:10 PM   #10
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Sounds like a band to me.
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Old November 19 2012, 06:25 PM   #11
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One old school one that springs to mind...Leapers. Quantum Leap fans.
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Old November 19 2012, 07:30 PM   #12
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Forbin wrote: View Post
Wait, I though B5 fans were "Lurkers."

Enterprise and Voyager fans are "Idiots."

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Lurker was adopted to name those who only read BBSes, but, don't post
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Old November 19 2012, 07:31 PM   #13
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I don't think I like anything enough to want to add an "er" to the end of the name and call myself one.
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Old November 19 2012, 08:16 PM   #14
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As someone old enough to remember when the" Trekker"/"Trekkie" debate was fresh, call me anything but late for dinner, I don't care...
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Old November 19 2012, 08:21 PM   #15
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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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