Nerd alert. We’ve all seen the “vs.” threads on message boards, and I believe there’s even whole sites dedicated to them… be it comic book characters, TV show casts, movie characters, or sci-fi icons. A lot of geeks like to argue about completely hypothetical situations for fictional characters for no apparent reason other than because we can.
I noticed that I’m following both Brent Spiner and Anthony Daniels on twitter… and is struck me that they’re in the same category as a golden-hued “tin man” of sorts in their respective powerhouse franchises.
This is a vs. that I’d love to see. Has this been done? Probably. I didn’t Google it yet… I’m almost afraid to. I don’t want the discussion to be biased from my point of view anyway.
Why not Data vs. C-3PO? I started a hashtag just to see what would happen: #datavsc3po. It will be interesting to see if it takes off at all. A few people are on to it. On twitter? Please throw in your 2¢! Or, you can comment on this blog with your thoughts. I’d love to see all out stories… perhaps I may write up a scenario myself.
It was brought to my attention rather quickly that R2-D2 must accompany C-3PO… they are after all, a set. Then, it was suggested that if C-3PO gets a sidekick, then Data must be able to utilize Geordi La Forge. (Oddly enough, I’m also following Levar Burton on twitter, and it was brought to my attention that R2-D2 does indeed tweet – to make this “legit” though, does Kenny Baker tweet?)
I’ll digress here by saying that yes, I do realize that the actors are not the characters that they play, and that they have had other rolls in life… and I realize that they might be mildly annoyed by such discussions.
Oh well, this is what geeks do. So, please join me and the people who have already started discussing this so far.