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This page has a subheading for "Gen fandom" that then proceeds to talk about what looks an awful lot like het. I recognize that that's how it was often talked about in older fandoms, but I think this ought to be made explicit if that is in fact what's going on.

Also, someone should talk about the fact that the actors got to roll around making O-faces for the quickenings. 'cuz c'mon.--Betty 06:14, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

It's been a while since I read any Highlander, but the Duncan/Tess stories for example often wouldn't be explicit or only couple centric, but be about the two taking in Richie, or Tess as a damsel in distress, action stuff... I actually don't think that calling fanfic that has just the level of canonical relationship content as canon, gen instead of het is obsolete usage of the genre label.--Ratcreature 09:43, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
Which is a part of the whole 'any slash content is slash, but canon levels of het is okay in gen' controversy. Perhaps link it in some way? --rache 14:46, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
I threw that in there because I originally started in HL fandom, where the definition of "gen" was originally inclusive of het and used interchangeably by some. - --Raine Wynd 06:57, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Is this still a stub? Or is there enough there?--Raine Wynd 04:47, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Oh, I think there's definitely enough now, good call! --Arduinna 01:17, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Film vs. TV fandom

This page is labeled as 'Highlander', but is almost exclusively about 'Highlander: The Series'. It should either have a section about the movies or the title should be changed and a new page about the movies added, with disambiguation landing page as well. --Highlander.ii 23:28, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

I agree, the page currently only mentions one movie in one paragraph. How separate are the series/movie fandoms?--Tiyire 16:34, 13 March 2012 (UTC)
The series was one of the big fandoms of its day, the movies probably qualify for Yuletide. Currently in AO3 it's 2000 to 50. The series treats the first movie as canon (the parts that aren't in conflict with the series) but the other movies get ignored and don't exist as far as fandom is concerned (also, they don't really fit in the same universe). --Doro 16:55, 13 March 2012 (UTC)
That sounds like a (small) separate section about the movies on this page would fit best. --Tiyire 17:05, 13 March 2012 (UTC)
The fandom gets a little convoluted w/ movies 4 & 5 (though 5 isn't necessarily seen as a 'real' movie, as it was a SciFi channel release). But, fans of the movies might be interested in a page about the movies and how they related to the series. -Highlander.ii 06:55, 14 March 2012 (UTC)
I added it to the wish list.--Tiyire 15:11, 17 March 2012 (UTC)


I restructured so that there's a blurb about what Highlander is in a general sense and then sections with an overview of the media that makes up canon. Given the franchise's careful attention to consistent worldbuilding and internal continuity, I thought that might be helpful. ;D Franzeska (talk) 21:37, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

You know, after futzing around with this, I think it's clear that a lot of the fandom stuff needs to go to the Highlander: The Series page, which should not be a redirect. Franzeska (talk) 21:57, 18 June 2017 (UTC)