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 Brian Michael Bendis had to say.
The one thing I geek out over the most is:
Asking a guy like me THAT? Its impossible to answer. But gun to head … comics!!
The first thing I remember geeking out over is:
Comics. No joke. Figuring out you could make them yourself at a young age …
The science fiction/fantasy creator I most respect is:
My geeky guilty pleasure is:
There is no such thing as a guilty pleasure. You either love it or not. John Wick. John f***ing Wick.
The current state of science fiction in three words:
Source of hope.
The biggest genre game-changer of the last 25 years:
The best quote from anyone in the genre, real or fictional, is:
"When you write – explode – fly apart – disintegrate! Then give time enough to think, cut, rework, and rewrite." -- Ray Bradbury
The best genre movie of the last 25 years is:
Children of Men.
The best genre series of the last 25 years is:
The best genre book of the last 25 years is:
The Lunar Chronicles Collection by Marisa Meyer.
The best comic book or graphic novel of the last 25 years is:
Planetary by Warren Ellis and John Cassidy.
The best video game of the last 25 years is:
The best genre theme song or soundtrack of the last 25 is:
Atomic Blonde. Which is also the soundtrack to Grosse Pointe Blank.
A movie that desperately needs a remake is:
Hero at Large.
On the flipside, a movie that should never ever be remade is:
The genre character I most admire and why:
Morpheus. He was really having a great time.
The genre character I most despise and why:
Anyone in Valerian.
If I could live in any fictional universe or reality, it would be:
The Marvel Universe.
Unlike this world, with great power comes actual great responsibility. And if you die you get to come back in six months.
A scene from a movie that scared the ever-living sh*t out of me was:
In Jupiter Ascending, when Channing Tatum told Mila Kunis he was part dog and couldn’t be in a relationship with her. I haven't slept since.
The most underrated sci-fi/fantasy movie of all time:
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.
The most overrated sci-fi/fantasy movie of all time is:
The fictional character with the best style is:
Ripley from Aliens.
The best Batman was:
The LOTR character I’d like to be is:
Gandalf. F*ck everyone else.
The LOTR character I’d actually be is:
If I could time-travel I would:
Go to the future. I'm clearly dying to see it; I write about it constantly without realizing it.
The most unforgivable insult in all of nerddom is:
"Meh." I am glad that word is losing its usefulness. It had none to begin with. Do not look in the face of others' hard work and MEH. Have something to offer.
If I could have one superpower, it would be:
Like most who will answer, mine are all productivity-based. The ability to clone myself like a multiple man or flight or super speed.
Which superpower comes with the biggest drawbacks: flight, invisibility, or telekinesis?
Oh, telekinesis. You do NOT want to know what and how people really think.
If I were a hero my sidekick would be:
My kids. Or they'd kill me.
The Hogwarts sorting hat would put me in:
Hufflepuff. I’d be the writing teacher.
My patronus would be:
On a voyage through space, my captain would be:
It would have been old-school Kirk but Shatner has revealed himself to be a hateful old ass****. Picard.
If I could pick one genre vehicle, my ride would be:
John. Wick's. Car.
People in fantasy tales are always British because:
They film at Pinewood Studios.
In a fight between Dumbledore and Gandalf, who would win?
Gandalf. Not even close.
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?
Embrace what you love.