Or at least they once did. Apparently, according to the Telegraph, Scotland Yard kept a secret dossier on Star Trek and the X-Files in the run up to the millennium amid security concerns. It seems a little paranoid that [easyazon_link asin=”B00MFPXPEG” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”superversivesf-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Star Trek[/easyazon_link] fans would ever seek to over throw the state but the article was good for a chuckle.
For years Star Trek fans – known as Trekkies – have been the butt of jokes about their penchant for wearing pointy ears and attending science fiction conventions.
But the police feared British fans of the cult American show might boldly go a little too far one day.
It has emerged that Scotland Yard kept a secret dossier on Star Trek, The X-Files, and other US sci fi shows amid fears that British fans would go mad and kill themselves, turn against society or start a weird cult.
The American TV shows Roswell and Dark Skies and the film The Lawnmower Man were also monitored to protect the country from rioting and cyber attacks.