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Calling all nerds
« on: June 10, 2014, 03:15:25 am »
So, I have this friend, who's recently come back into our lives, and he's a hardcore Star Wars fan, which is fine, but he thinks that he is somehow betraying George Lucas if he even entertains the idea of liking Trek.

I have no idea why. I like both. I like Trek more, but I like both.

So I want to troll the shit out of him and bonus points if I turn him into a Trekkie.

Help a nephew out.
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Re: Calling all nerds
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 03:42:54 am »
I got my Star Wars nut friend good when I told him everyone knows the Death Star is really a Borg Cube. The gnashing and thrashing ensued for days. Until he looked it up and found out the Death Star predates the Cube by 12 years. :P Still, it got him hooked.
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2014, 03:51:05 am »
I got my Star Wars nut friend good when I told him everyone knows the Death Star is really a Borg Cube. The gnashing and thrashing ensued for days. Until he looked it up and found out the Death Star predates the Cube by 12 years. :P Still, it got him hooked.

I've already made the Borg pitch on grounds of cyborg space zombies.

However, that might me a good root. Make him argue his case through comparison. Which would force him to watch Trek. Appeal to the fanboy.
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2014, 03:53:55 am »
I could make the argument that one drone on the Death Star would be the end of both the Empire and the Republic, in one transport, which is a technology that neither have. An assimilated Death Star? Fucking hell, the Feds had a hard enough time keeping a single cube from destroying the UFP. Locutus was the weak spot.
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2014, 03:56:02 am »
I could make the argument that one drone on the Death Star would be the end of both the Empire and the Republic, in one transport, which is a technology that neither have. An assimilated Death Star? Fucking hell, the Feds had a hard enough time keeping a single cube from destroying the UFP. Locutus was the weak spot.

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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2014, 04:11:27 am »
I could make the argument that one drone on the Death Star would be the end of both the Empire and the Republic, in one transport, which is a technology that neither have. An assimilated Death Star? Fucking hell, the Feds had a hard enough time keeping a single cube from destroying the UFP. Locutus was the weak spot.

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2014, 09:00:02 am »
I don't give a shit how hardcore he is, within a few years he'll despise everything related to star wars.

Why?

Disney paid $4 Billion dollars for it. Rule of thumb for investment - Look for 3X the value back.

$12 Billion dollars worth of star wars later any pleasant memories will be dust under the onslaught of Yoda & Co marketing the living shit out of everything that can be sold. 
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2014, 09:39:58 am »
I can't see why liking one would be a betrayal of the other.

I mean, Star Trek is clearly science fiction, so they're not even the same genre.

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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2014, 10:21:52 am »
I don't give a shit how hardcore he is, within a few years he'll despise everything related to star wars.

Why?

Disney paid $4 Billion dollars for it. Rule of thumb for investment - Look for 3X the value back.

$12 Billion dollars worth of star wars later any pleasant memories will be dust under the onslaught of Yoda & Co marketing the living shit out of everything that can be sold.

He probably won't.

I can't see why liking one would be a betrayal of the other.

I mean, Star Trek is clearly science fiction, so they're not even the same genre.

I can't see why either. And not even because they're different genres.

And at least with Trek, you're not getting shit like Greedo shooting first. Or little fuzzy teddie bears with spears defeating an Empire that has the technological capacity to destroy a planet with one shot.
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Re: Calling all nerds
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2014, 11:40:38 am »
Tell him that George Lucas likes Trek, so he is perfectly able to be as well.
Show him this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEavrDwnCko (The relevant interview is about 40 seconds in)
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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2014, 12:07:50 pm »
Twid as always I recommend mockery. Start telling your friend whenever you're together that you can't enjoy something because you like some arbitrary other thing.

"Ahh, sorry, I can't eat Mexican food; I'm an Italian fan."

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« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2014, 12:14:11 pm »
Twid as always I recommend mockery. Start telling your friend whenever you're together that you can't enjoy something because you like some arbitrary other thing.

"Ahh, sorry, I can't eat Mexican food; I'm an Italian fan."

"Can't read that buzzfeed article you sent; I'm strictly up worthy."

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Re: Calling all nerds
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2014, 01:19:41 pm »
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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2014, 01:49:42 pm »
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« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2014, 03:16:52 pm »
Twid as always I recommend mockery. Start telling your friend whenever you're together that you can't enjoy something because you like some arbitrary other thing.

"Ahh, sorry, I can't eat Mexican food; I'm an Italian fan."

"Can't read that buzzfeed article you sent; I'm strictly up worthy."

"I'm not worried about MRSA; viral infections are more my thing."

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