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:
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:
My geeky guilty pleasure is:
The current state of science fiction in three words:
Big, visual, unrealistic.
The biggest genre game-changer of the last 25 years:
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:
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:
On the flipside, a movie that should never ever be remade is:
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:
The LOTR character I'd like to be is:
The LOTR character I'd actually be is:
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 nerddom 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:
The Hogwarts sorting hat would put me in:
Not a Potter fan … sorry.
On a voyage through space, my captain would be:
If I could pick one genre vehicle, my ride would be:
People in fantasy tales are always British because:
They can be charming villains.
In a fight between Dumbledore and Gandalf, who would win?
In a fight between Picard and Kirk, who would win?
In a fight between Wonder Woman and Superman, who would win?
In a fight between Hulk and Thor, who would win?
In six words or less, what words of wisdom do you have for fellow fans?
Create the next iconic legend.