Geeky Q & A: Melanie Scrofano

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Syfy Wire Staff
Sep 2, 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 Wynonna Earp's Melanie Scrofano had to say.

The one thing I geek out over the most is:
Dateline.

The first thing I remember geeking out over is:
Inspector Gadget. I asked my dad to make me Penny's computer book.  He still has not made me one. Fingers crossed this Christmas.

The science fiction/fantasy creator I most respect is:
J.K. Rowling. The fact that she goes by J.K. -- does she even have a real name? So mysterious.

My geeky guilty pleasure is:
Spaceballs. Still. Always.



The current state of science fiction in three words:
Women are coming.


The biggest genre game-changer of the last 25 years: 
Avatar's use of mo-cap.

The best quote from anyone in the genre, real or fictional, is:
"Cheesy is one of the words banned in my world ... I’m tired of sincerity being something we have to be afraid of doing ... the entertainment and art world has shied away from sincerity, because they feel they have to wink at the audience because that’s what the kids like. Art is supposed to bring beauty to the world."
-Patty Jenkins, director of Wonder Woman

The best genre book of the last 25 years is:
The Hunger Games (the first one)/Harry Potter Series.

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

The best video game of the last 25 years is:
What's wrong with Mario Bros. 3? Not a damn thing.

The best genre theme song or soundtrack of the last 25 years is:
Harry Potter.

A movie that desperately needs a remake is:
Weird Science.

On the flipside, a movie that should never ever be remade is:
Weird Science.

The genre character I most admire and why:
Hermione Granger is the mix of brain and heart that I've always wanted to be.


The genre character I most despise and why:
Trump's hair. Wait. What was the question?

If I could live in any fictional universe or reality, it would be:
Hogwarts, as long as room and board is paid for. No way I could afford it, at this exchange rate.

A scene from a movie that scared the ever-living sh*t out of me was:
The end of Blair Witch, any and all scenes in Seven.

The most underrated sci-fi/fantasy movie of all time:
Star Wars. One day I hope people will catch on to this little gem.

The most overrated sci-fi/fantasy movie of all time is:
Avatar. Send hate mail to my agent. I promise I'll read it ...

The fictional character with the best style is:
The "Pants" in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Those shits fit errrrrrybody!!!!

The best Batman was: 
According to Jeff: "Uh ... what's the weird guy ... "*snaps his fingers* "Christian Bale."

The LOTR character I’d like to be is:
Frodo's mom --- you'd be all What has YOUR hobbit done lately? Oh, whittled a stick? Cool cool. Mine WENT TO MORDOR YOU'RE WELCOME.

The LOTR character I’d actually be is:
The hobbit that stayed in the Shire and ate her feelings while shit got real down in Mordor.

If I could have one superpower, it would be:
The power of persuasion.

Which superpower comes with the biggest drawbacks: flight, invisibility, or telekinesis?
Flight. No more excuses not to visit family because airfare is too expensive.

If I were a hero my sidekick would be:
Smarter than me.
 

The Hogwarts sorting hat would put me in:
Gryffindor, just missing Slytherin by a sminch according to an online quiz I just took.



My patronus would be:
The bear from The Revenant, specifically in the spring when she's hangriest.

On a voyage through space, my captain would be:
Matt Damon, he's so smart all the time in movies.

If I could pick one genre vehicle, my ride would be:
Pimped.


In a fight between Dumbledore and Gandalf, who would win?
Whoever has the longest beard. Size matters.

In a fight between Picard and Kirk, who would win?
Picard. Less hair = more testosterone. Fact.

In a fight between Hulk and Thor, who would win?
Jeff: "Hulk."
Me: "But Thor is a God."
Jeff: "Yeah. A Norwegian God. Who cares."
Me: Shock face emoji

In six words or less, what words of wisdom do you have for fellow fans?
Semper Ubi Sub Ubi.

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.