What can I say? Back in the day, we were called 'nerds'. Geeks evolved as the "cooler group of nerds" & I think I fit. This board not only includes my Star Trek/Star Wars/Firefly/etc. science fiction interests, but many of my other, possibly more obscure fandoms.
The fact that the Empire and the Death Star symbolize the evils of totalitarian government is one of the big reasons why I appreciate Star Wars in spite of some major worldview problems. The sweeping conflict between honorable, liberty-loving heroes and cruel, dictatorial villains is my favorite part about this story!