Geeky Q & A: Steven Strait

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Syfy Wire Staff
Sep 20, 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 Steven Strait had to say.

The one thing I geek out over the most is:
Science documentary shows.

The first thing I remember geeking out over is:
Nirvana.

The science fiction/fantasy creator I most respect is:
Philip K. Dick.

My geeky guilty pleasure is:
The Twilight Zone.

The current state of science fiction in three words:
Better than ever.

The biggest genre game-changer of the last 25 years:
Digital filmmaking.

The best quote from anyone in the genre, real or fictional, is:
"It's too bad she won’t live; but then again, who does?" – Blade Runner

The best genre movie of the last 25 years is:
The Silence of the Lambs (okay, 26 years).

 

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

The best genre book of the last 25 years is:
Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey.

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

The best video game of the last 25 years is:
Super Mario Bros.

The best genre theme song or soundtrack of the last 25 years:
Jackie Brown.

 

A movie that desperately needs a remake is:
Bonnie and Clyde.

On the flip side, a movie that should never ever be remade is:
The Godfather.

The genre character I most admire:
Ripley from the Alien films. One of the most compelling, multidimensional protagonists in film. Completely anchors the whole narrative.

The genre character I most despise and why:
Jar Jar Binks. Is an explanation really necessary?

The genre character I love that no one else seems to pay attention to is:
Snake Plissken.

If I could live in any fictional universe or reality, it would be:
The Shire from The Lord of the Rings. Folks in The Shire seem to know how to chill better than anyone.

A scene from a movie that scared the ever-living sh*t out of me was:
The exorcism scene in The Exorcist.

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

 

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

The fictional character with the best style is:
James Bond.

The best Batman was:
Michael Keaton.

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

The LOTR character I’d actually be is:
One of the hobbits in the background on his 10th meal of the day.

If I could time-travel I would:
See ancient Rome.

The most unforgivable insult in all of nerddom is:
Hating the original Star Wars.

If I could have one superpower, it would be:
Telekinesis.

Which superpower comes with the biggest drawbacks: flight, invisibility, or telekinesis?
Flight.

If I were a hero my sidekick would be:
Pam from Archer.

The Hogwarts sorting hat would put me in:
Lost me there …

My patronus would be:
Still lost …

On a voyage through space, my captain would be:
The Dude from The Big Lebowski.

 

If I could pick one genre vehicle, my ride would be:
The Death Star.

People in fantasy tales are always British because:
They have excellent diction.

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

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

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

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?
"If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be." -Yogi Berra. I know it's eight words, but Yogi gets a couple extra.

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.