Newswire: Simon Pegg is worried that our obsession with nerd culture is infantilizing

Listen, nerds, the war is over. We won. In the year 2015, even the most thick-skulled of high school jocks can tell their Iron Mans from their Dr. Dooms. Wearing your geek pride on your sleeve is as simple as a trip to your local Wal-Mart. And not only America, but the entire world spends its summer months lining up to watch characters people used to get beat up for liking beat each other up instead. So maybe let’s try expanding our horizons a bit?

That’s basically what Simon Pegg has to say in a new interview with Radio Times, where it sounds like his status as unofficial nerd royalty is starting to wear on him a bit:

Obviously I’m very much a self-confessed fan of science-fiction and genre cinema. But part of me looks at society as it is now and just thinks we’ve been …

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