"USS Triumphant wisely replied:
“There are casual fans…and then there are Trekkies. Trekkies come in three categories.
1. People who believe in the ideals and values of some aspect of the show on a religious or almost religious level,
2. People who are obsessed with the minutae of the show, and usually, canon, and,
3. People who find the stuff of the show - phasers, uniforms, Klingon foreheads - to be their playground of choice."
USS Triumphant identifies as a ‘pretty strong a number 1’, “with a touch of the third…and a tiny bit of the second.”
In this post, I look into questions of genre, and their associated ‘taste cultures’ (and assumptions), using HBO series Game of Thrones as a fascinating myth-busting example."