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Old October 14 2012, 07:16 PM   #31
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Re: How can any decent person be a SW stormtrooper fan?

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^ No one here is being a "fan" of evil. Get over it.

Just because you might dress up as a character you see in a movie, or even kind of 'root' for them, doesn't mean you are completely in favor of what they represent or that you are part of the "real life" group they are modeled on. You don't seriously think that Sopranos fans are all mobsters, do you?
I don't think the Sopranos should have ever been made, now that you mention it. It was an attempt to "humanize" the American Mob.
Have you ever seen the show? Clearly not because that was far, far from the point of it? That's such a massive misreading of the show that I actually LOLed.
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Old October 14 2012, 07:21 PM   #32
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Re: How can any decent person be a SW stormtrooper fan?

"Humanize" organized crime?!

I hope you've never seen or claim to like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. A film about the lives of two notorious outlaws from the closing years of the Old West? Paul Newman and Robert Redford should have been absolutely ashamed of themselves for taking those roles. What were they thinking? They obviously gave tacit support to armed robbery.
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Old October 14 2012, 07:23 PM   #33
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I am simply amazed (and not in a good way) how cavalier you all are being. Lucas explicitly modeled the Imperial Forces after a cartoonized version of Nazism.

The 501st in the SW universe was the spearhead division in Palpatine/Sidious' Final Solution to the Jedi.

"It's just fiction" is no excuse. The Empire is evil. People with functioning consciences are not fans of evil.
So, not even an attempt to answer how dressing up as Storm Troopers at a Con is any different then Dressing up as Darth Vader or the Genocidal characters/races in Star Trek or Doctor Who?
Like the Doctor himself for one.
Or Sisko, or Picard, Or Janeway, or Kirk. How about dressing up as a Klingon or a Romulan or a Borg?

Oh my <please insert divine figure on your choice>...every cosplayer on the planet worships evil!
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Old October 14 2012, 07:24 PM   #34
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The Borg could be seen to represent communism. Therefore anyone who dresses as one for a convention are communist agents.
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Old October 14 2012, 07:25 PM   #35
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They dress up as Han Solo and Luke Skywalker pretending to be Stormtroopers. How about that?
There was a deleted scene with Han and Luke breaking down into tears at what they had done. They felt... dirty after having worn the uniform of Imperial Space Nazis (tm).
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Old October 14 2012, 07:26 PM   #36
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Re: How can any decent person be a SW stormtrooper fan?

The Visitors in the original 1983-85 incarnation of V were modeled on the Nazis. They even had a symbol on their craft and uniforms that was a modified swastika.

Jane Badler: racist and anti-Semite.
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Old October 14 2012, 07:27 PM   #37
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They dress up as Han Solo and Luke Skywalker pretending to be Stormtroopers. How about that?
There was a deleted scene with Han and Luke breaking down into tears at what they had done. They felt... dirty after having worn the uniform of Imperial Space Nazis (tm).
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The Visitors in the original 1983-85 incarnation of V were modeled on the Nazis. They even had a symbol on their craft and uniforms that was a modified swastika.

Jane Badler: racist and anti-Semite.
Oh shit....Kirk and Spock dressed up as Nazis in "pattern of force" and gangsters in "Piece Of the Action" and then as Christian Slaves in "Breat in Circus". Don't you get it? Gene Roddenberry supports Mobster Christian Nazis...FROM SPACE*! Trek is ruined forever

* Capping that one, that one's mine
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Old October 14 2012, 07:28 PM   #38
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I'm going back to reality now. Have fun people.
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Old October 14 2012, 07:30 PM   #39
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Some people think that people who dress up as witches etc. on Halloween glorify devil worship.
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Old October 14 2012, 07:31 PM   #40
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I'm going back to reality now. Have fun people.
Reality is just a crutch for people who can't handle SciFi/Fantasy
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Old October 14 2012, 07:32 PM   #41
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I guess I just found another member of this board that truly doesn't understand the difference between fact and fiction. It's amazing how many there are.
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Old October 14 2012, 07:43 PM   #42
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Eh, people go to Cons dressed as Daleks,Cybermen, The Master, Darth Vader, Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians. Why is a Storm Trooper any different?
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Old October 14 2012, 07:54 PM   #43
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Eh, people go to Cons dressed as Daleks,Cybermen, The Master, Darth Vader, Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians. Why is a Storm Trooper any different?
Of course, how could I be so stupid, anyone can see that A picture is worth a thousand words

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Old October 14 2012, 07:56 PM   #44
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I already didn't care for "Storm Front(ENT)," but now it's clearer than ever before. Space Nazis = endorsement of the greatest mass murder in human history. UPN, Berman and Braga must have been harboring a secret admiration for National Socialism and racial purity and we should boycott all the Trek stories they ever participated in.

The lines must be drawn HEE-AH. This far. And no farther!
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Old October 14 2012, 07:59 PM   #45
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They dress up as Han Solo and Luke Skywalker pretending to be Stormtroopers. How about that?
There was a deleted scene with Han and Luke breaking down into tears at what they had done. They felt... dirty after having worn the uniform of Imperial Space Nazis (tm).

And let's not forget Indiana Jones, who disguised himself as an actual Nazi. I'm starting to think Harrison Ford must be a Jew hater.
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