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!
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.
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.
This one is a mixture!
Classic Doctor Who: Genesis of The Daleks (Amazon UK) Clip via the Official Doctor Who YouTube Channel