Geeky Q & A: Glenn Hetrick

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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 Glenn Hetrick had to tell us.

The one thing I geek out over the most is:
Giger/Alien.

The first thing I remember geeking out over is:
Dungeons & Dragons.

The science fiction/fantasy creator I most respect is:
H.P. Lovecraft.

My geeky guilty pleasure is:
Playing Gwent in Witcher 3.

The current state of science fiction in three words:
Star Trek: Discovery.

The biggest genre game-changer of the last 25 years:
Silicone Prosthetics.

The best quote from anyone in the genre, real or fictional, is:
“Mmm, a werewolf.” – Mark Twain regarding Worf, upon first seeing him on Star Trek TNG’s episode “Time’s Arrow.”

The best genre movie of the last 25 years is:
Prometheus.

The best genre series of the last 25 years is:
The X-Files.

The best comic book or graphic novel of the last 25 years is:
Conan Dark Horse series.

The best video game of the last 25 years is:
Castlevania: Lords of Darkness 2.

The best genre theme song or soundtrack of the last 25 years is:
Dante’s Inferno (videogame).

A movie that desperately needs a remake is:
Logan’s Run.

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


The genre character I most admire: Captain Picard.
Because: His unwavering sense of fairness, his unbreakable calm, and his leadership skills.

The genre character I most despise: Groot.
Because: He’s a tree. Duh.

The genre character I love that no one else seems to pay attention to is:
Zeiram … amazing design!

If I could live in any fictional universe or reality, it would be: Star Trek
Because: Rodenberry’s vision for humanity.

A scene from a movie that scared the ever-living sh*t out of me was:
The Exorcist: when she speaks in the old man’s voice.

The most underrated sci-fi/fantasy movie of all time:
Time Bandits.

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

The fictional character with the best style is:
The Mouth of Sauron.

The best Batman was: in the comic book series Arkham Asylum.

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

The LOTR character I’d actually be is:
The Gaffer.

If I could time-travel I would:
Have dinner with Aleister Crowley.

If I could have one superpower, it would be:
Immortality: so much left to do!

Which superpower comes with the biggest drawbacks: flight, invisibility, or telekinesis? Telekinesis; the headaches suck.

If I were a hero my sidekick would be:
A giant cat, for sure. Just like Drizzt!

The Hogwarts sorting hat would put me in:
Slytherin. No doubt.

My patronus would be:
A corporeal Owl-Cat combo.

On a voyage through space, my captain would be:
Tom Baker, Dr. Who.

If I could pick one genre vehicle, my ride would be:
The Borg Cube.

People in fantasy tales are always British because:
They simply sound much intelligent, you know it’s true.

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

In a fight between Picard and Kirk, who would win?
Picard. He is craftier!

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

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

In six words or less, what words of wisdom do you have for fellow fans?
Write down your dreams to make them reality.

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.

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