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Who would win a rumble between Star Wars Fans and Dr Who Fans?

Posted May 18, 2013 by John Birmingham

Sadly, we will never know because Mr Plod intervened before the claret flowed at the Norwich Sci-Fi and Film Convention at the University of East Anglia. The Con was organised by the Norwich Star Wars Club, but crashed by bitter rivals from the bitterly rival Norwich Sci-Fi club. They were put out because the Star Wars con had the temerity to invite a couple of Who actors (Graham Cole and Jeremy Bulloch) to sign autographs and do a few panels.

The rozzers were called after an 'assault', which unfortunately never got beyond harsh words between Mr Jim Poole, the Treasurer of the Norwich Sci Fi Club (dressed in club colours), an offsider dressed as the Fifth Doctor, and a bitter rival, from the rival club, who bitterly abused them. We can but hope he did so in character as either Chewie or Jabba.

I for one would have paid good money to see an all in light sabre vs sonic screwdriver show down, but Plod arrived, separated the troublemakers, and told them to knock it off.

"I was put in a police car. We were both interviewed by the police and told to stay away from each other," said Poole (pictured) who, unfortunately was not dressed as Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart at the time.

We can dream, however. And my money would be on the Star Wars geeks winning any geek on geek rumble, because they spend a lot more time batting each other across the head with light sabres and after giving up Venusian karate the Doctor went a bit Ghandi about violence anyway. The only possible way the Whovians could have won is if they had a platoon of UNIT soldiers on hand (whose rifles wouldn't have worked against the aliens anyway anyway, because they never do). Or Leela. Leela could have kicked some arse.

And if there was a half decent Princess Leia on hand we might then have scored some space girl on space girl action.

It could have been such an awesome youtube vid.

23 Responses to ‘Who would win a rumble between Star Wars Fans and Dr Who Fans?’

Blarkon mutters...

Posted May 18, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zWNJHS9PBE

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john lees would have you know...

Posted May 18, 2013

While they are debating whether lightsaber beats sonic screwdriver I'll be having sex.*

(disclaimer. may not actually be getting any)

damian has opinions thus...

Posted May 18, 2013

But John, imagine sex where she thinks lightsabers win, and she knows you think sonic screwdrivers do...

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Barnesm has opinions thus...

Posted May 18, 2013

Me thinks it is illistrative of Sayre's law "In any dispute the intensity of feeling is inversely proportional to the value of the issues at stake."

Barnesm ducks in to say...

Posted May 18, 2013

This is why fights in acedemia are so vicious.

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MickH asserts...

Posted May 18, 2013

He's dressed as an RAF Group Captain John

John Birmingham would have you know...

Posted May 18, 2013

I didn't say it was a very good Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart, Mick.

MickH has opinions thus...

Posted May 18, 2013

lol sorry I know what you ment. I ment that it was the wrong uniform HE had on :)

Matthew K is gonna tell you...

Posted May 20, 2013

http://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/Walts#Ex-Forces_Walts

I know this is just pretend dress up, but... Never dress up in a uniform/ decorations to which you aren't entitled. If you haven't paid your dues with the shit pay, crap conditions, tedium and physical danger (I haven't) then don't do it.

I'll never forget the look on an army technical sergeant's face I when was chatting with him at a Land-Rover show. I turned around and beheld a lanky teenage streak of shit head to toe in camo. Land-Rover's attract walts no end.

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Dave W is gonna tell you...

Posted May 18, 2013
Dr Who fans would win, easily. How do I know?
Easy, our 2nd stab at glory hasn't involved mitachlorians or jar jar fucking binks and therefore doesn't suck.

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damian puts forth...

Posted May 18, 2013

Star Wars has fans?

Blarkon ducks in to say...

Posted May 18, 2013

That would be why Disney purchased the property for 4.5 billion Damian.

damian reckons...

Posted May 18, 2013

So Disney has derp pockets, but can't cough up one sodding billygoat?

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MickH ducks in to say...

Posted May 18, 2013

1 or 2 Damian

damian would have you know...

Posted May 18, 2013

So long as we can keep them contained, mikster.

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eric vvh mumbles...

Posted May 18, 2013

I nearly said Star Wars fans, but then I realised it was a trick question.

Neither are winners.

Barnesm ducks in to say...

Posted May 18, 2013

But when fans are passonate about their interest they can do some remarkable things which I have enjoyed.

Some of the cosplay particuarly the 201st clone troopers - Vaders Fists, the complex rumiantions on war in The Clone Wars series, the asteroid sized texts that have sprung from the extended universe and some of the best Fan Films I have ever seen eg A light in the Darkness won the audience award at the fan Film Awards last year.

And without the very devoted Dr Who fans who stuck by through the fallow years were would never have been the war weary Dr of Christopher Ecclston, David Tennant sorrowfull Dr or the frantic Child Matt Smith. ( or even worse Sexy Jack Harkness or the enigmatic River Song).

I don't think anyone could argue that the world is better off with few people showing this kind of expression and creativity.

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John Birmingham has opinions thus...

Posted May 19, 2013

Are you trying to login via a smartphone, C? I sometimes have trouble with that.

CathieT has opinions thus...

Posted May 21, 2013

Resolved. I have become a duplicate of my former self!! /grin

Thanks John - but it spat up the same "unresolved thingy" on my phone too.

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w from brisbane mumbles...

Posted May 19, 2013

There have only been 2 Star Wars films.

Yours sincerely
A Star Wars fan

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan has opinions thus...

Posted May 19, 2013

Neither group would win. It would be a stand-off because both groups would fight like girls.

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Anthony mutters...

Posted May 20, 2013

I'm reminded of the old joke about who would win a shoot out between an Enterprise security team and a squad of Imperial Storm Troopers.

No one, they'd run out of ammunition before either side took casualties.

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