Geeky Q & A: Felicia Day

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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 the incredible Felicia Day had to tell us.

The one thing I geek out over the most is:
A new world I can escape into, whether video game, movie, TV show or book.

The first thing I remember geeking out over is:
Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series.

The science fiction/fantasy creator I most respect is:
George R.R. Martin.

My geeky guilty pleasure is:
Collecting dice.

The current state of science fiction in three words:
Epic. Edgy. Addictive.

The biggest genre game-changer of the last 25 years :
Iron Man. It mainstreamed superheroes.

The best quote from anyone in the genre, real or fictional, is:
"The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing." Isaac Asimov.
OR
"My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!" from The Princess Bride.

The best genre movie of the last 25 years is:
The Matrix

The best genre series of the last 25 years is:
Game of Thrones.

The best genre book of the last 25 years is:
Player of Games by Iain Banks.

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

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

The best genre theme song or soundtrack of the last 25 is:
Tangled.

A movie that desperately needs a remake is:
Gremlins.

On the flipside, a movie that should never ever be remade is:
The Princess Bride.

The genre character I most admire and why:
Princess Leia. For her strength, her wit and her smarts.

The genre character I most despise and why:
Cruella de Vil. Dalmations, duh.

If I could live in any fictional universe or reality, it would be:
Mass Effect.

Because:
I want to date all the different species. SORRY YOU ASKED!

The most underrated sci-fi/fantasy movie of all time:
Wall-E.

The most overrated sci-fi/fantasy movie of all time is:
Inception.

The fictional character with the best style is:
Amidala from Star Wars.

The best Batman was:
Adam West.

The LOTR character I’d like to be is:
Legolas.

The LOTR character I’d actually be is:
Hobbit #7.

If I could time-travel I would:
Go back to ancient Rome. Dressed as a man, of course.

The most unforgivable insult in all of nerddom is:
Meh.

If I could have one superpower, it would be:
Knowing all the languages.

Which superpower comes with the biggest drawbacks: flight, invisibility, or telekinesis?
Invisibility. Because you could hear what people think about you in too much detail.

If I were a hero my sidekick would be:
Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road.

The Hogwarts sorting hat would put me in:
Ravenclaw.

My patronus would be:
A dik dik.

On a voyage through space, my captain would be:
Ripley from Alien.

If I could pick one genre vehicle, my ride would be:
Kit from Knight Rider.

People in fantasy tales are always British because:
That accent matches a sword the best.

In a fight between Dumbledore and Gandalf, who would win?
Gandalf.

In a fight between Picard and Kirk, who would win?
Kirk.

In a fight between Wonder Woman and Superman, who would win?
Superman.

In a fight between Hulk and Thor, who would win?
Hulk.

In six words or less, what words of wisdom do you have for fellow fans?
Find a world to escape into.

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

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