Geeky Q & A: Alan Tudyk

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Sep 8, 2017

As part of SYFY 25 – where we’re looking back at everything amazing that’s happened in the world of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror over the last 25 years – we asked a bunch of famous people what sort of geeky stuff they like.

Here’s what Alan Tudyk had to say!

The one thing I geek out over the most is: 
Comedy. If something makes me laugh really hard it sticks in my head or my heart or somewhere inside me. Probably not my pancreas -- some other more soulful innard. 

The first thing I remember geeking out over:
Mel Brooks' History of the World Part I. I could recite it backwards and forwards at 12. It wasn't as funny backwards but the forwards was hysterical. 

The science fiction/fantasy creator I most respect is:
Stan Lee. Joss Whedon comes in a close second. I think he'd be okay with coming in second to Stan. Whedon changed my life. 

My geeky guilty pleasure is:
Neil Diamond music.

The current state of science fiction in three words:
Respect. Forefront. Montana.

The biggest genre game-changer of the last 25 years was:
Firefly. Obviously.

The best quote from anyone in the genre, real or fictional, is:
"Absolutely eat dessert first. The thing that you want to do the most, do that." Joss Whedon.

The best genre movie of the last 25 years is:
I loved District 9.

The best genre series of the last 25 years is:
Firefly. Obviously.

The best genre book of the last 25 years is:
The Harry Potter series. Pick one.

The best comic book or graphic novel of the last 25 years is:
Saga.

The best video game of the last 25 years is:
Halo.

The best genre theme song or soundtrack of the last 25 years is:
Guardians of the Galaxy.

A movie that desperately needs a remake is:
Serenity. I have a change I'd like to make. 

On the flipside, a movie that should never ever be remade is:
Serenity. It's perfect. 

Check out more of our Q&As. And head on over to our Syfy 25 page to see everything else we’ve got going on.