Andrew Marr and Boris Johnson rile sci-fi fans by suggesting Patrick Stewart was in Star Wars

The internet was NOT happy about it

LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 3: Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Picard holding his face in his hand in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Deja Q (Season 3 Episode 13).  In the episode, Picard places his face in his hand after Q requests to board the Enterprise. Original broadcast February 3, 1990. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

Nerds of the internet exploded into a collective wail of frustration on Sunday morning after Andrew Marr and Boris Johnson mistakenly referred to Patrick Stewart as an alum of Star Wars rather than Star Trek. 

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On BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show, the host introduced his guest – who was on the show as a spokesperson for the People’s Vote, a group campaigning for a public vote on the final Brexit deal when it is agreed by the government – as “Sir Patrick Stewart, known for X-Men and Star Wars”.

However, as we know, Stewart is best known for his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation. And, subsequently, for several Picard-based memes.

And that wasn’t the end of it – later on, Marr’s second guest, Boris Johnson, referred to Stewart as having “something to do with Star Wars”. As Stewart’s segment was pre-recorded, he wasn’t in-studio to correct the error, but there were plenty of fans on Twitter who were quite keen to do so.

Let this be a lesson to any broadcasters planning on interviewing Stewart during his current political campaign: hell hath no fury like a sci-fi fan scorned.

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The Andrew Marr Show airs Sundays on BBC1