At least take heart that science fiction and geekdom has now become the single most popular genre in the history of western civilization... possibly in the 'verse. If you don't believe me, just tune into the coverage of Comic Con 08 on the G4 channel sometime... 100,000 proud nerds, all of whom the book publishers, the filmmakers and the TV producers court, to make sure their offerings are a success.
Now, your Dad is the odd man out.
Number Two: Conform, Number Six! Conform!
Number Six: I will not be stamped, filed, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered! I am a person.