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 they had to say.
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The one thing I geek out over the most is:
The first thing I remember geeking out over is:
The science fiction/fantasy creator I most respect is:
My geeky guilty pleasure is:
Late ‘60s World’s Finest comics.
The current state of science fiction in three words:
Ruling the world.
The biggest genre game-changer of the last 25 years (story, scene, innovation, etc.) was:
The best quote from anyone in the genre, real or fictional, is:
Death – “I wouldn’t overlook MY butt …” from Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey.
The best genre movie of the last 25 years is:
The best genre series of the last 25 years is:
The best genre book of the last 25 years is:
XX by Rian Hughes – soon to be released.
The best comic book or graphic novel of the last 25 years is:
Rogan Gosh, by Brendan McCarthy and Peter Milligan.
The best video game of the last 25 years is:
Just Cause 2, GTA V and Saint’s Row 3.
A movie that desperately needs a remake is:
Them! More giant ants please!
On the flipside, a movie that should never ever be remade is:
2001: A Space Odyssey.
The genre character I most admire and why:
Thomas Jerome Newton. He can drink as much as he likes and never gets old.
The genre character I most despise and why:
C-3PO. Where to start …
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:
Iain M. Banks’ The Culture.
It’s an unashamed attempt to depict an epic, utopian, spacefaring society that actually works.
A scene from a movie that scared the ever-living sh*t out of me was:
The long, static, hospital corridor shot from Exorcist 3 which builds exquisite tension then delivers a genuine shocker of a scare.
The most underrated sci-fi/fantasy movie of all time:
The Last Wave.
The most overrated sci-fi/fantasy movie of all time is:
The fictional character with the best style is:
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:
Inadvertently destroy the space-time continuum within the first 15 minutes.
The most unforgivable insult in all of nerdom is:
"And you know where to shove that Eisner award …"
If I could have one superpower, it would be:
Which superpower comes with the biggest drawbacks: flight, invisibility, or telekinesis?
Invisibility. Light wouldn’t register on invisible pupils, so no one could see you – and you couldn’t see anything.
If I were a hero my sidekick would be:
Surly and resentful.
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:
People in fantasy tales are always British because:
Britain is a fantasy country and doesn’t really exist.
In a fight between Dumbledore and Gandalf, who would win?
Gandalf. No contest. He’s one of the Maiar!
In a fight between Picard and Kirk, who would win?
Kirk, by breaking the rules of the bout.
In a fight between Wonder Woman and Superman, who would win?
They wouldn’t fight. They’d start a Justice League.
In a fight between Hulk and Thor, who would win?
Thor. The hammer gives him the edge – and when they stop fighting they can use it to build a gang hut.
In six words or less, what words of wisdom do you have for fellow fans?
The geek shall inherit the Earth.