Geeky Q&A: Todd McFarlane

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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 Todd McFarlane had to say.

The one thing I geek out over the most is:
My wife

The first thing I remember geeking out over is:
When I was five years old, I got to see the original 1960s Batmobile.

The science-fiction/fantasy creator I most respect is:
James Cameron

My geeky guilty pleasure is:
Fantasy baseball

The current state of science-fiction in three words:
Big, visual, unrealistic

The biggest genre game-changer of the last 25 years:
Superhero movies

The best quote from anyone in the genre, real or fictional is:
"With great power comes great responsibility"- Uncle Ben from Spider-Man

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

The best genre series of the last 25 years is:
Drama - Friday Night Lights

The best genre book of the last 25 years is:
The Walking Dead

The best comic book or graphic novel of the last 25 years is:
The Walking Dead

The best video game of the last 25 years is:
Call of Duty

The best genre theme song or soundtrack of the last 25 years is:
The Insider soundtrack

A movie that desperately needs a remake is:
Spawn

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

The genre character I most admire:
William Wallace from Braveheart

The genre character I most despise:
The stepmother from Cinderella

The genre character I love that no one else seems to pay attention to is:
Caesar from Planet of the Apes

If I could live in any fictional universe or reality, it would be:
1820s Scotland like in the movie Braveheart
Because: I would go back in time not forward

A scene from a movie that scared the ever living sh*t out of me was:
The Exorcist - The scene where Regan's head spins all the way around.

The best Batman was:
Adam West

The LOTR character I'd like to be is:
King Aragorn

The LOTR character I'd actually be is:
Samwise Gamgee

If I could time travel I would:
Go back in time and fix the things that are unfair today.

The most unforgivable insult in all of nerdom is:
Darth Vader screaming, "NO!"

If I could have one superpower, it would be:
Put decency in every human being's heart.

Which superpower comes with the biggest drawbacks: flight, invisibility, or telekinesis?
Invisibility because it's a limited power and can only be used at certain times..

If I were a hero my sidekick would be:
Funny

The Hogwarts sorting hat would put me in:
Not a Potter fan … sorry

On a voyage through space, my captain would be:
Kirk

If I could pick one genre vehicle, my ride would be:
1970s 'Cuda

People in Fantasy tales are always British because:
They can be charming villains.

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?
Thor

In six words or less, what words of wisdom do you have for fellow fans?
Create the next iconic legend.

Be sure and 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.