A battle outside the box

OTBs, or “Outside The Boxers,” as they call themselves, are unconventional thinkers who believe “there are no stupid ideas,” Lessjo says. “We really just wanted to know what would happen if Civil War soldiers fought the crew from ‘Star Trek.’ You never see that in the movies or TV reruns.” —Tim ChitwoodA battle outside the box (Leger-Enquirer)

What happened? The unspoken hierarchy of obsessive-compulsive subcultures was laid bare for all to see.

First the Confederates said they wouldn’t associate with “Trekkies,” and the Star Trek fans said they preferred “Trekkers.” The Confederates all laughed, and “that right there got things off on the wrong foot,” Lessjo says.

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