Geek Fandoms by Politics?

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Do different geek fandoms appeal to different political types?

As the UK Election results come in, it’s got me thinking: who votes which way and why?

Of course fandoms can belong to anyone, whatever their politics. After all, whatever my views, I like all these shows!

And looking at ‘Political Compass‘, the biggest parties aren’t even that far apart: see the UK 2015 Election and US 2012 Election here.

But off the top of my head, here are my hunches for how some fandoms might skew. I’d love to hear what you think about this:


Alien movie series:

The Alien movies feature the ultimate sociopathic corporation, evil biological weapons and a distrust of the military, while celebrating the ‘common’ soldier. I’m calling this series for the left wing.

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Crew Expendable. See? Exploiting the Proletarians again: a typical class struggle 😉
Image via Alien Anthology Wiki


Buffy the Vampire Slayer:

With a kick-ass female hero, single mother, nerdy NPR listener type librarian, techno-pagan teacher, ‘good’ demons, a lesbian best friend and a public high school setting, this series screams ‘socially liberal’ to me.


Doctor Who:

This one is a mixture!

Classic Doctor Who: Genesis of The Daleks (Amazon UK) Clip via the Official Doctor Who YouTube Channel

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Creepy Alien Tracking Videos

I dare you to watch these Alien tracking videos and not start looking around and getting nervous!

Click to see more from DemonNite on YouTube

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Alien-style Scary Second Jaws are Real!

Check out this eel in a video from the Smithsonian channel!

Second Jaws just like an Alien:

Watch more from the Smithsonian YouTube channel, or the Smithsonian Channel website…

Find Alien movie collectibles here…
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Alien Movie Collectibles

H.R. Giger's Alien: Poster

H.R. Giger’s Alien: Poster
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Cuddly Aliens from ThinkGeek

Deluxe Alien Facehugger Mask

Join the crew with this Nostromo gear!

Alien Egg with Launching Facehugger & LED Lights

Alien Egg with Launching Facehugger & LED Lights: “Not the fun kind of hugging”
I hope ThinkGeek bring this back soon!

Get your Xenomorphs, Chestbursters and Facehuggers here!

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All the Alien Movie Trailers!

Here are all the Alien movie trailers!
And find the Alien movie series on Vudu: Alien, Aliens, Alien3, Alien: Resurrection, and Prometheus


Watch Alien on Vudu

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