How can any decent person be a SW stormtrooper fan?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Ian Keldon, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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

    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 modelled on. You don't seriously think that Sopranos fans are all mobsters, do you?
     
  2. Shazam!

    Shazam! Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Could everyone please present their face so that I may palm it?
     
  3. od0_ital

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    I hear the Empire was part of the George W Bush's original speech when describin' the Axis of Evil...yep, it was gonna be Iraq, Iran, North Korea & the Empire.

    That the Empire has been ignored as a serious threat to the safety & security of this great nation since 1977 is a travesty and we should do something about it!
     
  4. Ian Keldon

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    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.
     
  5. Sindatur

    Sindatur Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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?
     
  6. SG-17

    SG-17 Commodore Commodore

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    Like the Doctor himself for one.
     
  7. cooleddie74

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    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLrpBLDWyCI[/yt]
     
  8. JoeZhang

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    Indeed:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLJUocaDYw0&feature=related
     
  9. Gep Malakai

    Gep Malakai Vice Admiral Admiral

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    You do know that he movie's 501st division was a shout-out the real fan group The Fightin' 501st - a costumed charity group that, amongst other things, visits sick kids in the hospital - right? The fan group came first; having the fictional version go kill a bunch of kids was a joke on Lucas's part.

    None of this is meant to be analyzed as seriously as you're taking it. It's just a movie.
     
  10. the G-man

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    I can't wait for this Halloween when some poor little kid shows up at your door dressed as the Joker, Lord Voldemort or some other fictional evil character and you give the child a ten minute lecture on being devoid of a functioning conscience.

    :rolleyes:
     
  11. sidious618

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    :guffaw: 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.
     
  12. cooleddie74

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    "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.
     
  13. SeerSGB

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    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!
     
  14. Avon

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    The Borg could be seen to represent communism. Therefore anyone who dresses as one for a convention are communist agents.
     
  15. Shazam!

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    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).
     
  16. cooleddie74

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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.
     
  17. SeerSGB

    SeerSGB Admiral Admiral

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    Star Wars: The Spielberg Edition. Now with 20% less guns and 40% more walkie-talkies.

    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 :lol:
     
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  18. datagal

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    I'm going back to reality now. Have fun people.
     
  19. CorporalCaptain

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    Some people think that people who dress up as witches etc. on Halloween glorify devil worship.
     
  20. Sindatur

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    Reality is just a crutch for people who can't handle SciFi/Fantasy :p
     

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