To this day, I distinctly recall how the entire audience reacted to seeing this movie. Seeing SF portrayed in a realistic manner on the screen for the very first time. And having that moment of 'Oh-My-Ghod, there's this thing called SF I knew nothing about and I want to know about it' with everyone else around me...I think it makes a difference.
I never felt that I was the Only One who got it. I always instinctively knew that there were others out there Just Like Me. Because, well, I'd had that epiphany with an entire movie theater full of people.
I am curious if other fans of my age (41) or younger feel this same way.
I've never understood fandom as a proud and lonely thing. Am I the only one who feels this way?