Geeky Q & A: Arjun Gupta

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Sep 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EDT

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 Penny from The Magicians himself, Arjun Gupta, had to say.

The one thing I geek out over the most is:

The first thing I remember geeking out over is:
Space. I loved going to Kennedy Space Center as a kid. You got to see the size of the spaceships. One of the Apollo rockets was laid out and you could walk through it.

My geeky guilty pleasure is:
Not guilty about any of my pleasures

The current state of science-fiction in three words:
On The Rise

The biggest genre game-changer of the last 25 years:
Battlestar, maybe? Not versed enough

The best genre movie of the last 25 years is:

The best genre series of the last 25 years is:
Battlestar Galactica


The best genre book of the last 25 years is:
The Magicians Trilogy. But if I had to pick one it would be The Magicians Land.

The best comic book or graphic novel of the last 25 years is:
Asterix & Obelix

The best video game of the last 25 years is:
Mario Kart

If I could live in any fictional universe or reality, it would be:
The Jedi world of Star Wars. Learning how to use the force sounds dope AF.

A scene from a movie that scared the ever living sh*t out of me was:
Jurassic Park. When I was 6 years old I screamed when the velociraptor jumped at the audience. In the 3D version three years ago I screamed again at that part. 

The most underrated sci-fi/fantasy movie of all time:
The Butterfly Effect


The fictional character with the best style is:
William 'Penny' Adiyodi

The best Batman was:
Michael Keaton and Christian Bale were both so different. They were both great for what they were.

The LOTR character I'd like to be is:

The LOTR character I'd actually be is:

If I could time travel I would: 
Travel in time. Constantly.

If I could have one superpower, it would be:

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

If I were a hero my sidekick would be:
Nobody. I only f*ck with equal partners.

The Hogwarts sorting hat would put me in:
Gryffindor or Ravenclaw

My patronus would be:
A French Shepard

On a voyage through space, my captain would be:
Han Solo

If I could pick one genre vehicle, my ride would be:
Millennium Falcon


People in fantasy tales are always British because:
British people act better.

In a fight between Dumbledore and Gandalf, who would win?
Gandalf, because he knows how to use a sword.

In a fight between Picard and Kirk, who would win?
I actually have no idea, but I’ve got to go with my boy Patrick Stewart.

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

In a fight between Hulk and Thor, who would win?
Hulk, because why not?

In six words or less, what words of wisdom do you have for fellow fans?
Don’t be afraid to fail.

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.