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 Magicians Jade Tailor had to tell us.
The one thing I geek out over the most is:
The first thing I remember geeking out over is:
'90s movies. Ha!
The science fiction/fantasy creator I most respect is:
My geeky guilty pleasure is:
Also '90s movies.
The current state of science fiction in three words:
Millennial, Magical, Innovative.
The biggest genre game-changer of the last 25 years:
The best quote from anyone in the genre, real or fictional, is:
"We are an impossibility in an impossible universe." -- Ray Bradbury.
The best genre movie of the last 25 years is:
The best genre series of the last 25 years is:
The Magicians, but I'm biased.
The best genre book of the last 25 years is:
Also, The Magicians. But again, I'm biased.
The best video game of the last 25 years is:
The best genre theme song or soundtrack of the last 25 years is:
Jurassic Park theme.
A movie that desperately needs a remake is:
On the flipside, a movie that should never ever be remade is:
Labyrinth. I don't like remakes. They aren't nearly as good as the original, but if you must ...
The genre character I most admire and why:
Leeloo from The Fifth Element. Cause she is amazing. The supreme being!
If I could live in any fictional universe or reality, it would be:
of its magical creatures.
A scene from a movie that scared the ever-living sh*t out of me was:
As a kid ... the scene with the baby and Bowie in Labyrinth.
The most underrated sci-fi/fantasy movie of all time:
The most overrated sci-fi/fantasy movie of all time is:
I love them all.
The fictional character with the best style is:
The best Batman was:
The LOTR character I’d like to be is:
Liv Tyler’s character.
The LOTR character I’d actually be is:
If I could time-travel I would:
Hmmm. Too many to choose from.
If I could have one superpower, it would be:
The power to turn hate into love. Corny as that sounds, it's what the world needs most.
Which superpower comes with the biggest drawbacks: flight, invisibility, or telekinesis?
If I were a hero my sidekick would be:
The Hogwarts sorting hat would put me in:
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:
Their accent is magical.
In a fight between Dumbledore and Gandalf, who would win?
That's a total tie.
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?
Believe in Magic.