2021-01-13

Fans (Stargate, etc)

There are fans of all sorts of TV shows and films, obviously, but it struck me there are some very different types of fans out there.

You may have guessed I like Stargate. I have watched it lots of times (SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe). It is very good as "background TV" for when I am doing something else. Yes, there are some serious plot holes like any show, and some massive tech inconsistencies even allowing for it being sci-fi with its own set of science rules. But it is fun, and entertaining.

I did try to make some Stargate playing cards, but sadly the licensing is basically impossible.

But in my case, being a fan is more of "I liked the episode when they went back to 1969", and if I hear the first few seconds of an episode I could tell you exactly what happens because I have watched them so often. No, I cannot name every actor and actress or say every other film or show they have ever been in.

My brother, on the other hand, is very much a different sort of fan of these things, and not just relating to Stargate.

He is far more "They filmed effects in 16:9, but when the released a DVD in Germany (which was made for UK as all in English) they used scaled up 4:3 effects for some reason", and frankly spouts every pointless bit of shit like that! (I am paraphrasing, I was not really listening).

Which sort of fan are you?

4 comments:

  1. The sort of fan who argues with Trekkie fans that Stargate has all the same plots just in a different world. It's a fun discussion :)

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    1. It is bad enough with the identical plots used in SG-1 and Atlantis :-)

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  2. Deinitely the same type as you :-) it really is great as background when doing something else.

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  3. Same as you. I used to watch them a lot (along with other Sci-Fi series)

    But in these days of sooo much [good] TV I do find it hard to re-watch series over and over like I once did.

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