Btw -- it's based on a Bill Paxton movie that was a lot darker. Can't remember the name of it.
I knew and I didn't, if that makes sense? I was into comics, and would notice it popping up on the letters page or discussed in comic stores. Or I noticed it with Star Wars and Star Trek, but I never really was involved with it. Even Buffy, I knew it was there, but wasn't involved until the sixth season.
here were like-minded folks who felt the same way I did. And loved what I wrote about it...
I think the interaction is about 90% of the fun.
I wonder if that's ingrained in us?
Depends on why you read/watch something I guess.