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 The Expanse's Cas Anvar had to say.
The one thing I geek out over the most is:
Comics, video games, and sci-fi!
The first thing I remember geeking out over is:
Spiderman and Star Wars.
The science fiction/fantasy creator I most respect is:
Neil Gaiman, Stan Lee, J.R.R. Tolkien.
My geeky guilty pleasure is:
Video games! And … well, more video games.
The current state of science fiction in three words:
Desperately seeking originality.
The biggest genre game-changer of the last 25 years was:
Star Trek, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, The Expanse.
The best quote from anyone in the genre, real or fictional, is:
“Laugh it up, Fuzzball.”
The best genre movie of the last 25 years is:
Blade Runner. And The Matrix.
The best genre series of the last 25 years is:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, Game of Thrones.
The best genre book of the last 25 years is:
The best comic book or graphic novel of the last 25 years is:
Old Man Logan.
The best video game of the last 25 years is:
The Last of Us.
The best genre theme song or soundtrack of the last 25 is:
Buffy. Or Teen Wolf.
A movie that desperately needs a remake is:
Nothing needs a remake. Let’s make new movies.
On the flipside, a movie that should never ever be remade is:
The Matrix. Also Blade Runner.
The genre character I most admire and why:
Han Solo, Avaserala.
The genre character I most despise and why:
If I could live in any fictional universe or reality, it would be:
The most underrated sci-fi/fantasy movie of all time:
A Boy and His Dog.
The most overrated sci-fi/fantasy movie of all time is:
The second set of Star Wars movies.
The fictional character with the best style is:
Neo. Han Solo. Miller.
The best Batman was:
Adam West. Christian Bale.
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 and forward until I’ve ruined everything.
If I could have one superpower, it would be:
Webs. And flying.
Which superpower comes with the biggest drawbacks: flight, invisibility, or telekinesis?
If I were a hero my sidekick would be:
Hilarious and a master of tech.
The Hogwarts sorting hat would put me in:
My patronus would be:
On a voyage through space, my captain would be:
If I could pick one genre vehicle, my ride would be:
The car from Blade Runner.
People in fantasy tales are always British because:
They’re smarter, and old stories sound so much better in a British accent. Like they actually happened.
In a fight between Dumbledore and Gandalf, who would win?
In a fight between Picard and Kirk, who would win?
Picard. Because "There are four lights!”
In a fight between Wonder Woman and Superman, who would win?
In a fight between Hulk and Thor, who would win?
The madder Hulk gets …
In six words or less, what words of wisdom do you have for fellow fans?
Don’t eat yellow snow.