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.

Geek Fandoms by Politics - Alien: Crew Expendable. Workers Unite?

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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Voyager and Captain Janeway Collectibles


Star Trek: Voyager - The Full Journey [DVD] - Amazon UK

Ok, I admit it: our DVD box set from eBay turned out to be a knock-off with permanent Chinese subtitles...

 
Voyager Coffee Mugs


And of course the highly relevant Captain Janeway Homage Coffee Mugs here and here!

More Captain Janeway Collectibles

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So, How Can We Ruin Our Food This Week?

mustard greens

Mustard greens: I don't like them.
(Photo credit: thebittenword.com via Wikipedia)

This week's diet is inspired by Captain Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager drinking coffee and being a terrible cook 🙂

So, how can we ruin our food this week? (Tweet this!)

Here are some tips to get started - post yours in the comments!

Food-Ruining Ideas I've Tried:

  • Cover it in hot sauce - tried this, the kids thought it was hilarious
     
  • Drop it on the floor - toddler did this, what a helper!
     
  • Burn it - yep, thanks toaster
     
  • By the way, if you drop a teabag in your toaster you'll soon be wondering which of your neighbours hosts dope-smoking parties (and, perhaps, so will they...)
     
  • Make something you don't like anyway - mustard greens, anyone?
     
  • Leave it to go soggy (cereal etc) or cold - well that tends to happen around here anyway
     
  • Add spices you don't like - ugh, cinnamon (I know I'm swimming against the tide here but I really don't like it!)

 
(Ruining my food actually worked out very well for me - I wouldn't do this for a potluck, but see my Captain Janeway diet review here)
 

Need more? Here's some inspiration from Voyager's kitchen and replicators

See Captain Janeway's pot roast at 1:55 for true, original food-ruining genius:



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Watch Star Trek: Voyager on Hulu Plus, Vudu or Amazon UK

 
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Captain Janeway Coffee Clips

The Captain Janeway Coffee Appreciation Page!

Here's a captain who really appreciates her coffee! (Star Trek: Voyager, © CBS Corporation)

Janeway Coffee Quotes:

  • There's coffee in that nebula
  • Coffee. The finest organic suspension ever devised... I beat the Borg with it.
  • If I have another cup of coffee, I'll jump to warp
  • Listen to me very closely because I'm only going to say this once. Coffee. Black.

English: Cute coffee.
Love this smiley coffee! Photo credit: Wikipedia

Enjoy! This coffee appreciation page is part of my Captain Janeway inspired diet week. It worked well for me, so good luck if you're trying it! Black coffee helps to increase fullness without adding calories, and also reduces appetite, according to recent research: Does Coffee Reduce Appetite? .
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