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Trekkies (People)

"You didn't get all sweaty in your Wookiee suit, did you?"
"Yuk it up. You know, it's not all Trekkies and Star Wars nerds. I was there because Dave Gibbons has a new graphic novel that he scripted as well as drew."

When you talk about nerds, the "Star" movie/TV show nerds are the first that come to mind. Combined, the two franchises have 11 TV shows, 16 movies, millions of actions figures, and billions of fans lusting over metal-bikinied Princess Leia, shiny-domed Jean-Luc Picard, and sometimes (ew) an extraordinarily tall, very hairy Wookiee from the planet Kashyyyk. But the Star Wars fans don't have as cool of a nickname as the Trekkies. I guess that's because "Starries" or "Warries" or "StarWarsians" just didn't flow. Neither does "Kashyyykies."

Dave Gibbons is a British writer and graphic artist best known for illustrating a little comic called Watchmen. Never heard of it? Then shame on you! Shame! It was only the best comic in the history of ever and a thrilling deconstruction of the superhero genre. Max was probably referring to Gibbon's 2005 graphic novel The Originals, which he wrote and drew. Who's a big nerd now?

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