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 Face Off mentor and Oscar winning make-up effects artist Michael Westmore had to say.
The one thing I geek out over the most is:
Mentoring on Face Off
The first thing I remember geeking out over is:
Creating the characters for the original “Land of the Lost”
The science-fiction/fantasy creator I most respect is:
My geeky guilty pleasure is:
The current state of science-fiction in three words:
Always moving forward
The biggest genre game-changer of the last 25 years was:
The best quote from anyone in the genre, real or fictional is:
“Live long and prosper."
The best genre movie of the last 25 years is:
Star Trek, First Contact
The best genre series of the last 25 years is:
Star Trek, The Next Generation
The best genre book of the last 25 years is:
Makeup Man: A Memoir & Harry Potter
The best comic book or graphic novel of the last 25 years is:
The best video game of the last 25 years is:
The Legend of Zelda
The best genre theme song or soundtrack of the last 25 is:
A movie that desperately needs a remake is:
Remakes don’t work - NONE
On the flipside, a movie that should never ever be remade is:
Gone with the Wind
The genre character I most admire:
Sir Patrick Stewart – Capt. Picard
The genre character I most despise:
The genre character I love that no one else seems to pay attention to is:
If I could live in any fictional universe or reality, it would be:
Any period in time when I could be King.
I would be King
A scene from a movie that scared the ever living sh*t out of me was:
1940s The Mummy
The most underrated sci-fi/fantasy movie of all time:
Salute of the Jugger
The most overrated sci-fi/fantasy movie of all time is:
The fictional character with the best style is:
Star Trek’s Capt. Picard
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 to Shangri-la
The most unforgivable insult in all of nerdom is:
Being called a “half-wit”
If I could have one superpower, it would be:
See into the future
Which superpower comes with the biggest drawbacks:
If I were a hero my sidekick would be:
My wife of 52 years
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 new Batmobile.
People in Fantasy tales are always British because:
Their dialect transports you.
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?
Enjoy everything that comes your way.
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.