“Ask a Nerd Girl” – 2nd edition (part 4)

Ask a Nerd Girl

We’ve finally reached the final installment of this round of “Ask a Nerd Girl!” A huge thanks to everyone who submitted a question, there were a lot of them. I’m seriously thinking about doing one of those Reddit AMA’s next time.

Previous installments of “Ask a Nerd Girl”:

The Original from April 2012

December 2012 Part 1

December 2012 Part 2

December 2012 Part 3

May the answers be ever in your favor…

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Lucas K: Is there any property in the geek world that you hope never gets made into a feature film?

I’m ok with everything I love being made into a feature film so long as it’s made into a GOOD feature film. There’s nothing worse than watching Hollywood butcher a perfectly good nugget of nerdom.

Somer D: Are Link (Zelda) and Cloud (FFVII) related?

Well, Link is from Hyrule and Cloud is from Nibelheim, so I would say no.

Mark V: Do you think JJ Abrams should proceed with the Micronauts film? If you say “Yes” then you officially become my dream girl and I will unfortunately have to stalk you.

Oh man, that project has been in the works for soooo loooong now. I would like to see it get made.

Roger M: Have you seen “The Guild” video called “Do You Want To Date My Avatar” on YouTube….? It’s a funny video game themed MMORPG video based around the show ” The Guild “.

Yup! I’ve seen several of their videos, musical and otherwise. They are very well done.

Hanse S: What question would you most like to be asked?

Kevin W: “What question do you wish that people would ask you more often?” Once you’ve answered that, consider it asked.

How can I get involved with Operation Gratitude? The answer is HERE. By the way, I will be volunteering at the Armory in Van Nuys tomorrow (Saturday, 15 DEC 2012), packing and shipping care packages. Feel free to join me!

Christopher P: should i go with the helm of disintegration or the sword of chaos?

Are you a Paladin? If no, then go for the Helm of Disintegration if for no other reason than I like the name.

Charlie N: favorite Data moment?

That’s tough. I’m such a Spiner fan (Brent Spiner and I share the same birthday). If I have to choose, then I’m going to narrow it down to 3.

  1. Data meets Spock / Data meets McCoy – OK, I’m cheating a little here, but both are so great that I just can’t choose.
  2. Data in Generations – Data and his malfunctioning emotion chip were arguably the best part of the movie. But my favorite is his “oh shit!” moment when the saucer section is about to crash. It never fails to make me LOL.
  3. Data’s death in Nemesis – I almost went with Riker’s death by Data’s cat poetry as my 3rd choice (seriously, sooo funny) or Lal’s death, but I’m a sucker for conclusions and, while I hope it doesn’t really mark the end of our favorite positronic lifeform, I cried the ugly cry when Data died. I have weird TV/movie psychic abilities and I could tell he was going to die about 15 minutes into the film. I literally starting sobbing 15 minutes into the movie. I was with about 10 other people, all guy friends, and they all simultaneously looked at me in complete horror. One of them leaned over and asked if I was ok. I didn’t want to give anything away so I nodded that I was. I don’t think he believed me hahaha. When the time came they all understood what was going on and they couldn’t believe that I’d seen it coming from that far off. At any rate, it was very emotional for me so it had to be on the list.

Rusty B: What form of FTL do you prefer. Star Trek, BSG, Star Wars, …..?

I like Warp Drive. I like the core, I like the nacelles, and I like the way Picard says “Engage!”

Madhatter M: What’s your favorite video game?

I’m old school. I LOVE original Mario Brothers. Like, crazy love.

Dennis Q: What makes Colorforms stick?

Static cling.

Eric W: If Hans Solo and Capt Kirk got into a fight, who would win? No weapons. Just hand to hand combat.

Rene F: Kirk or Solo ultimate badass??

Tough one!! Both fight a lot and have a knack for getting in and out of sticky situations. Hrmmmm……I think this needs to be settled with an arm wrestling contest between William Shatner and Harrison Ford.

Jarrad T: Who would you get to star in The Heir to the Empire Trilogy?

A lot of people seem to think Nathan Fillion should take on the role of Han. I think that, if anyone could, it’s him, so why not? I should play Leia (duh). This might sound a little out there, but what about Joseph Gorden-Levitt as Luke? Billy Crudup has been blue once before, why not again as Thrawn? Christina Hendricks as Mara.

Koa L: Who’s your favorite lead or captain in a Star Trek series? Captain Picard, Captain Kirk, Captain Janeway, C.O. Sisko, or the captain of that horrible spin off Archer?

A lot of people seem to forget that Sisko was promoted to Captain in Season 3, but I digress. I will never, ever be able to answer this question because I love them all for different reasons. I want to be bff’s with Kirk, serve under Picard, play baseball with Sisko, be Janeway’s favorite niece, and steal Archer’s puppy (actually, I would rather Leap with him but that’s a different series).

Xavier S: Video Games to films, Good, Bad, and the UGLY?

The Resident Evil films fit into all three of those categories.

David P: Who do your base are now belong to?

I’m sorry; I don’t understand the question…? Rephrase and ask me again and I’ll update the blog with an actual answer.

Dean Z: What is your favorite all time Sci-Fi character. I know that’s almost impossible but u only get 1

You’re right, that’s impossible to answer.

Gary S: Why didn’t Admiral Adama have a cool chair to sit in while commanding Galactica, like Kirk and Picard had?

Because Ronald D. Moore wanted to make Battlestar Galactica the opposite of Star Trek. He succeeded.

Frnsc I: why did they change WH40k rules? i like when i made blow stuff with a 5 .. what you think? XD

Sorry, I don’t play Warhammer 40k.

David P: When you succeed at something challenging what victory music from what video game do you think of?

My life is a musical. Seriously. I literally walk around all day singing snippets of songs when I hear certain words or phrases or find myself in various situations. Not only that, but half the time I sing the wrong words. It’s kind of ridiculous. But I’m told that it’s endearing and I’m a creature of habit so I won’t be changing any time soon 😉

Jebbie S: What do you look for in a fanboy?

A great sense of humor is key. I need to laugh, early and often, otherwise I get bored. I like to go on adventures but I also need to be left alone to read and write and watch reruns of my favorite TV shows.

Mike F: Your thoughts on the Doctor Who minisode and trailer for the Christmas special?

Taylor W: that was my question….dammit 🙁

So excited!! Can’t wait to learn more about the new Companion. She was fantastic as Oswin.

David P: What should the next big nerd fanbase tv show that is cancelled way before its time be about?

I would say Wonder Woman but that didn’t even make it past the pilot.

Matthew B: Which Zork game was your favorite?

Zork was a bit before my time, I’m afraid.

Miguel S: halo 4 or assassin creed 3

I have bad wrist problems so I very rarely play video games. When I do it’s on systems with smaller controllers.

David F: I have two questions, 1st my best friend in the world is a big nerd girl addicted to Hunger Games books, are there any other book series like the games books that you would suggest? And 2nd who is your favorite male X-Men character? Mine is Wolverine.

The City of Embers, Temeraire, Ender’s Game, Divergent, I Am Number Four, Graceling, A Discovery of Witchesand if she hasn’t read them yet, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings are must reads. Those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head right now…

Ugh. I’m so bad with these “what’s your favorite” questions! I love Wolverine. He’s the epitome of badass. I’ve always had a bit of a thing for Gambit though.

Todd C: What is your quest? Do you like Monty Python?

To seek the Holy Grail.

Of course 🙂

David K: When we finally see the Higgs Boson, will this be the key to unlock Transporting technology?

I think that it’s the key to more than we could possibly imagine. If it’s proven to exist, that is.

Marc W: Guybrush Threepwood? Would the HNG do a photo shoot of Monkey Island?

Sure! I’ll look into it and see if I can put something together.

Cash F: At the end of Battlestar Galactica. Did it blow your mind those events took place 150,000 years ago?

Yes and no. The whole think with Starbuck was way more of a mindfuck for me. What the hell was she anyways??

This is exactly what I thought after watching the entire series: http://hotnerdgirl.com/2011/05/11/25-take-aways-a-battlestar-galactica-wrap-up/

Jason S: Eddie S. stole my question, so I’m going to ask this one:
What would you do to get a job working in a Hotel that is in orbit around the Earth?

Fill out an application I suppose.

Christopher E: Are you ever in Montreal and do you like Cajun food…..I own a restaurant there. Oh. And Favorite STNG episode?

I’ve never been but I would love to go! I don’t have much experience with Cajun food to be honest. But I’m always willing to try something new.

I have so many favorites but “The Inner Light” will always have a special place in my heart.

Scott P: Hey HNG. Thanks for taking the time to checkout my question.
Who would win in a fair, no specialty, race. Millennium Falcon, Serenity, or NCC 1701 (original movie Enterprise)? All ships are considered “carrier personnel ships I would think. Again. No hyper drives or warp speeds of any kind. I thought this one up the other day while watching the NHRA finals. Hope to hear from you soon. Scott

So, no FTL, eh? My first instinct was to go with the Millennium Falcon on this one but then I thought about how the Enterprise’s impulse engines alone take it almost to light speed. So I’m going with the Enterprise.

Kevin R: Hi hot nerd girl – This is a submission for ‘ask a nerd girl a question’. I’m pretty bummed out lately – got laid off, broke, moved back in with parents, etc. My question is, are there any amazing fantasy/sci-fi books or movies you can recommend that are uplifting, inspiring, life-affirming, etc.? Something to help give me motivation and fortitude to get back on my feet. I recently tore through Patrick Rothfuss‘s books, as well as most of the Dresden Files and George R.R. Martin‘s stuff (which is NOT uplifting, though is rad). Thanks!!

I find Star Trek to be very uplifting and positive. You don’t say if you’ve read the Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings books, but those have happy endings, as do the movies. Some others off the top of my head: Stardust, Willow, Wall-E, Princess Bride, Neverending Story, Secret of NIMH, Hook, Ever After, The Fifth Element, The Goonies. A lot of those are “kid” movies, but they are the most positive and uplifting ones that I can think of.

I hope that things get better soon. I’m sending you some good chi.

Robby M: My question: Would you like a revamp on your art? The reason I ask, is I’ve been following you on facebook for a little while now, and I enjoy a lot of your posts. I find it really unfortunate that the photoshop work on your site is lacking.. I have 4 years of solid photoshop experience, and I’d love to help you with some composites, or even a new layout design. Don’t mean to sound rude, just a friendly offer. 🙂 Keep up the geektastic work!

Ha! I kind of like the way my friend just cuts and pastes, it’s kind of become a signature look for the page lol. But send me some of your work; I’d love to check it out.

Tommy J: What can we do to get The Legend Of The Seeker series started back up???

There is a website dedicated to just this: http://www.saveourseeker.com/

I don’t know what the status of the campaign is currently but they have an active Twitter account: https://twitter.com/saveourseeker

I would also recommend writing to the SyFy execs since it was largely thanks to their deal falling through that led to its cancellation.

Don P: If you were casting the Highlander remake not sure if Reynolds can pull off the accent and sell “There can be only one!” line. But who would you cast as Ramirez, Banderas? And how about the Kurgan, Ron Perlman?

I like Ryan Reynolds but he probably shouldn’t even try to attempt the Scottish accent. He could prove me wrong and nail it but I get the feeling that accents aren’t his forte. I’d rather hear his normal voice than a truly awful Scottish accent, especially since it’s my favorite accent ever.

Ron Perlman would be fantastic as The Kurgan!! He was on the TV show as The Messenger. By the way, if you haven’t seen La cité des enfants perdus (The City of Lost Children), you should, it’s brilliant. Ray Stevenson would be good too.

Replacing Sean Connery is tougher. Banderas would do a fine job, I’m sure, but I don’t know that he would live up to Connery’s Ramirez. One of the few people who have done it is Daniel Craig. Though his blue eyes aren’t very Egyptian-like. Stellan Skarsgard, Javier Bardem, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Irons, or Josh Brolin would all do nicely as well I would imagine.

Ryan C: Ever considered auditioning for a guest role on Star Trek: New Voyages?

I would love to if I got the opportunity.

Kevin K: Question the first…Any great sci-fi book/movie/comic/story provides an idea of what the future will be like. Be it tech, a utopian society, or other, what does your future look like, and when can we see it?

Bonus question: What is the one tech from any sci-fi you would like to see realized? (i.e. Tickle laser gun, transporter, phone booth) Ready, Go!

As always, I love you column! And yes, you do need to make shirts/hoodies/etc. I can’t keep sporting homemade HNG gear 😉 I cross my heart, I will wear some HGN during my next tough mudder/spartan run if you do.

I know that I probably sound like a broken record lol, but when I picture the future, I honestly picture it being like Star Trek. And that’s not just because it’s my favorite franchise of all time. It’s because it’s the one that I want to become true. I love watching TV shows and movies like Battlestar GalacticaAlien, 2001: A Space Odyssey, etc etc etc. but OMFG I would not want to actually live them. How horrible would that be?! Star Trek shows our ultimate potential. Sure, we might have to endure a little nuclear war to get there, but I’m hopeful that, in real life, we can avoid such details and still come out as better human beings.

Part of me really wants to say Transporters because it would be so awesome to travel from one side of the planet to the other in just a few seconds, but if I’m going to be practical, then I need a Replicator. I can’t cook to save my soul and a Replicator would make my life so much easier and better. 

Haha, I’m working on the t-shirts 🙂 It’s tough to find the time when you work a full-time job and write a blog and other writing projects and a home life that needs tending to. But it will happen (hopefully very soon).

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THAT’S IT FOR THIS ROUND. THANKS AGAIN!

“Ask a Nerd Girl” – 2nd edition (part 3)

Ask a Nerd Girl

Welcome to Part 3 of the 2nd Edition of “Ask a Nerd Girl.” If you’re question wasn’t answered in Monday’s Part 1 or Friday’s Part 2, there’s a good chance it’s been answered here in Part 3. If not, than look for it in (the final) Part 4 later this week.

Engage!

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Jeffrey S: What would you suggest as the proper order for watching the Star Wars saga:
1. 1,2,3,4,5,6
2. 4,5,6,1,2,3
3. 4,5,6 and use the rest as coasters?

I prefer the Machete Order (IV, V, II, III, VI)

Or, if you insist on having all of the films included, then the Ernst Rister order (IV, V, I, II, III, VI)

Jonathon M: Do you think the human race can have the Star Trek lifestyle without the devastating nuclear war as stated in First Contact?????

Part of me wants to say YES. But part of me wonders if it would be possible to bring the entire human race together without a cataclysmic event that forces it to happen. I’m not sure why but we are a divisive, power hungry species and until we learn to channel that instinct in a positive direction, we are doomed to repeat history over and over again, I’m afraid.

Robert P: What’s in the top room of The Dark Tower?

I have read a lot of Stephen King but The Dark Tower is one series that I haven’t read yet. It’s on my list. I have a very, very long list. I’ll get to it eventually.

Andrea C: As a fellow nerd girl I’m wondering how you explain your preferences of one piece of geekdom over another? I’ve been asked (on multiple occasions) whether I prefer Marvel or DC, while to many this may seem simple I come out and say Marvel for the heroes and DC for the villains, with the exception of Wonder Woman though I don’t like many of her stories I like the premise and history of her character. By the time I get that far the not as geeky as I am person has glazed over eyes and most likely lost interest. Yes usually it’s a normal/muggle/mundy type male that I’m speaking with if that makes a difference.

I’m probably not the right person to ask about this because I often get the glazed over look as well. Even worse is when you don’t have an answer, such as when people ask you what your favorite Star Trek series is. I mean, why is it so hard to comprehend that I love them all and I can’t choose?!? It’s a conundrum, because I’m very shy but I’ll open right up if someone asks me a question about sci-fi/fantasy/comic books/etc. But after 2 minutes they lose interest because they have no idea what I’m talking about. This is usually when the worst of the social awkwardness sets in. I don’t want to go back to talking about mortgage rates and they don’t want to continue talking about why Thor regained his memories in baby steps. We find ourselves at a conversational impasse and I start getting the feeling that they think I’m strange. At that point I usually end up mumbling something about having to find someone or get something before I bolt in the opposite direction and spend the rest of the time doing my best impression of a wallflower.

Joseph G: Do you think Jason has might mares, and if so can Freddie invade his night mares?

I think that Freddie can invade anyone’s nightmares, so sure, why not? Jason drowned and had a pretty crappy childhood so I would imagine that he has nightmares. He targets not-nice people so, in his own warped way, he’s administering justice to his victims. I never saw Freddie vs. Jason, but I think it ended in a stalemate, didn’t it?

Robie C: Ok I have 2 daughters. The 1st fell far from the nerd tree and doesn’t like any of it. The 2nd did get into the superhero world but I think it was more or less due to her love of cartoons and her being an artist. I tried exposing them to all my beloved sci fi and comic loves and even some I didn’t. Alas it did not take. I now have another shot at it with my new granddaughter. Rather than fail once more I am seeking your advice on how I can bring the next generation into the light. What 1st brought you into the wonderful world of nerds?

I was raised with Star Trek from day one. Star Wars and fantasy such as Lord of the Rings came in when I was about 4. Our family would go hiking in Muir Woods and search for Ewoks. I got into comic books in elementary school and got serious about them in 5th grade. I was always a tomboy so I naturally veered towards boyish things, like playing baseball as opposed to softball. I think some of it can be attributed to having a Dad in the Navy. We moved a lot when I was a kid and I have always had a hard time making friends because I’m so shy. But I could always take a book or a comic with me and have something to do that didn’t require other people. My little brother had similar interests and we were often each other’s only friend right after a move so we fed each other’s nerdiness. I’m all about letting kids be themselves and letting them explore their own interests but I’ve gotten several questions like this in this round of “Ask a Nerd Girl” so I’ve been thinking about it a lot for the past week or so and I think that there are things you can do to at least encourage a nerdy side of someone who wouldn’t otherwise be nerdy. If a little girl is in to princesses, for example, reading her something like Lord of the Rings that has Elf princesses (albeit few and far between in the novels) can be enough to spark an interest. Watching Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, The Last Unicorn, The Princess Bride, The Secret of NIMH, or Legend, just to name a few, can feed the girlie side and the nerdy side simultaneously.

Mark B: what did you think of the Transformer movies? and do you watch Transformers Prime?

I think that they are ok. I enjoyed the first one, notsomuch the second one, and sort of the third one. I prefer the old cartoons that I grew up with but there are days when watching giant fighting robots and crazy explosions and hot chicks screaming hits the spot, ya know? I do not watch Transformers Prime. Is it good?

Kirk W: How long have you been a nerd?

Dusty N: When did you realize you were a nerd?

I literally can’t remember not being a nerd. My 2 earliest memories are of sitting on my step-grandpa’s lap just before he died and of sitting on the floor watching Star Trek. I remember seeing Balok’s puppet and turning around to look at my parents sitting on the couch behind me. When I could see that they weren’t scared I knew that I didn’t have to be either. Both of those incidents happened before I was two years old.

Dallas W: What is Joss Whedon’s signature scene, and if he had directed Star Trek, what scenes would have involved b——–t?

Is that last word “bullshit”? Or am I missing something here? It’s tough to identify one signature scene. In Buffy and Firefly alone I can think of several. One pops in to mind that I think is a good example of Joss’ mentality towards people in general. It’s the very end of the Firefly episode “Safe” when Malcolm and Simon share this exchange:

Simon: Captain, why did you come back for us?
Mal: You’re on my crew.
Simon: Yeah, but you don’t even like me. Why’d you come back?
Mal: You’re on my crew. Why are we still talking about this?

And then they go into the galley and have what can only be described as a family dinner. It’s a message that anyone can be accepted and deserves to be given a chance.

Larry S: In a spaceship, if you travel as close to the speed of light as possible (299 792 455 m / s) into black hole, how fast will you be going if you ran the length of the ship, from aft to forward, at 10 mph?

Hmm…that’s a bit beyond my mathematical capabilities. Either that, or I’m just really tired. Anyone care to answer this?

Tristan T: when did your love for video games start?

I remember playing computer games on my Dad’s old Commodore SX-64 with the 5 inch screen. It was kind of like an early laptop in that it was portable and about the size of a briefcase. At some point he was on a WestPac and bought a larger monitor from the Navy Exchange in Pearl Harbor. He took the Commodore with him on most of his WestPacs (it was a very well traveled computer) but when it was at home my brother and I had a few games that we played on it. I don’t even think they were 8-bit games. More like 4-bit.

Grant G: Ok, let’s say your traveling in your tardis at the speed of light and you turn on your headlights. Does the light shine out in front of you at twice the speed of light or is it dark because the speed of light is constant?

 Ray A: If I were traveling in a car at the speed of light and turned the headlights on, would they do anything?

Trick question. The TARDIS doesn’t have headlights and Einstein says that we will never travel at the speed of light.

Seriously though, I think I read about this once and if I’m remembering correctly, you (or the person in the ship traveling at light speed) wouldn’t see a difference – or time would stop altogether – crap, I can’t remember which… but others observing from the sidelines would see you looking much flatter. Your headlights would look different to them, kind of ultraviolet. This answer is based entirely from memory though so I could be answering this completely wrong. I apologize ahead of time if that’s the case.

Justin V: Doppler question: how fast do you have to drive through a red light to make it look green?

70000 km/s

Jax M: What is really at the end of the rainbow?

Nothing now.

Matthew K: This is so gonna get me unfriended…..is it true gamer/nerdy girls give the best head and are freaks in bed?

I honestly couldn’t say since I’ve never slept with one.

Matteo S: How do you feel about Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm? How long til you unfriend Matthew K. for his comment ?

I’m hopeful that it will be just fine but I’m reserving judgment until after I see the first project that comes out of it.

Haha! He’ll have to do worse than that. So far I’ve only banned those annoying porn sites that post pictures of the facebook page every so often. It goes in waves and is soooo annoying. I try to delete them as soon as I see them but sometimes I’m a little late and people send me notes about how upset they are about it. I feel really bad about it even though I’m doing everything I can to stop it. Unfortunately, there’s nothing I can really do besides delete it and ban the poster. Another just pops up to take their place though so it’s a never ending battle.

Joseph B: in the apparent spirit of the other questioners, “did it hurt when you fell down from Asgard?”

oooOOoooo, that’s a good one! 😉

One doesn’t really “fall” from Asgard. It takes some practice to land properly, but the Bifröst is pretty good about setting you down gently.

Kyle F: How much wood could a wood chuck chuck if. Wood chuck could chuck wood?

About 700 lbs.

Jeremy P: How much pi could a nerd girl pi if nerd girl could count pi?

Math is not a strong point of mine but I can rattle off 20 or so digits off the top of my head at any given time. Memorizing digits of pi has never been a priority for me but I applaud those who do it.

Matt V: How many nerds could a nerd herder herd if a nerd herder could herd nerds?

Right now it’s over 36,000.

Eruch C: Nerd Girl, what is the meaning of life? And on a similar note, how much would can a wood chuck REALLY chuck?

42.

About 700 lbs. Seriously.

Adam B: One Star Trek baddie vs one from Star Wars, who do you pick and who wins?

That’s a really great question and three match ups immediately came to mind:

Round One: Khan vs. Boba Fett (winner: Khan – he’s a genetically engineered super human)

Round Two: Borg Queen vs. Darth Vader (winner: Vader – both are cyborgs but Vader’s got the Force and a lightsaber)

Round Three: Q vs. Emperor Palpatine (winner: Q – Palpatine’s got the dark side but Q could snap his fingers and make the whole situation disappear)

Lee P: If you work out, what do you do for fitness, and what keeps you motivated to work out?

I try to exercise 2-3 times per week. If I go to the gym with my S.O. then I just do whatever he tells me to do since I can never remember what exercises to do. If I’m by myself, I do the elliptical and some leg and arm machines. I try to stretch every day, usually while I’m reading or watching TV in the evenings. I go for walks with my Mom. I hate exercising 90% of the time and I’ll go for periods where I don’t work out at all. But ultimately, I feel better and I sleep better when I do exercise so I force myself to do it.

Tony W: What are the principal historic events on the planet Earth in the year 1987?

Astronomers at the University of California saw the first sight of the birth of a galaxy. Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shot and killed himself at a press conference on live national television. The USS Stark was hit by Iraqi missiles and 37 sailors died. Ronald Reagan spoke the famous line “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” at Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin. The 200th Anniversary of the Constitution. Baby Jessica was rescued from a well.

Thomas G: Will Sean Patrick Flanery play Han Solo in a movie version of Han Solo at Stars End?

I don’t know of any plans for this to happen but I love SPF and would be interested in seeing it.

Drei U: In the relative scheme of things, if you could insert yourself into the cast of one movie or show, which would it be, what would you want your character to be, and why?

Star Trek. Because it was my first exposure to nerdom and I love it so, so, so, so, so much. I would want to be the Captain of my own vessel, out exploring the unknown, making first contact with alien species, outwitting the Romulans and the Borg. Star Trek  appeals to me because, even though it has drama and war and rebellion, it shows a future that is largely positive. We’ve gotten past petty issues like money and are working toward the betterment of, not just mankind, but the Universe. I love shows like Battlestar Galactica but can you imagine living it? Yikes! Star Trek  is the only depiction of the future that I’ve seen that I would actually want to live in. And don’t give me crap about Star Wars,  that’s the past, not the future, mmmkay?

Casey R: Who is your favorite Adventure Time princess? (Marceline included)

Sorry, I don’t watch Adventure Time so I can’t answer your question 🙁

Jeff P: Do you like GI Joe?

Yes. I played with GI Joe action figures and watched the cartoon religiously as a kid. Not a fan of the first live action movie but looking forward to seeing if the second one redeems the film franchise.

Dan A: Does Huffman take any nonsense?

According to the Kings of Leon, he doesn’t.

 Will C: You are stranded on an asteroid and you can choose between a LIGHTSABER or a SONIC SCREWDRIVER, which would you choose? (Please note you don’t have any way to travel through either Dimension or Time)

Sonic Screwdriver.

James M: When was your first true Nerd moment? And do you like other pages? Super Nerd, Geeks are Sexy, The Dork Side, Aggressive Comix?

I do like other pages. The only ones that I see in my feed regularly though are The Dork Side and I Fucking Love Science. I Fucking Love Science is probably my favorite.

Viktor C: Here is my question for you lil missy. The picture of you at Ren Faire, which ren faire was that taken at AND how long have you been doing faire?

It was the Escondido Renaissance Faire. I’ve been going to faires and festivals for at least 15 years now. But it had been a while since I’d been to a Ren Faire. The last few years I’ve mostly been going to the Highland Games and VikingFest.

Todd S: Who is fatter? Raymond Burr or Scottie from Star Trek?

I prefer not to speak negatively about people, especially those who are no longer living. Sorry, but I think it’s disrespectful. Both were very handsome, talented men.

Chris H: Why is the naughty librarian look soooo irrisistable?

Because people want to know if someone who is so reserved has a wild side.

Nowhere Man: do you have a boy/girlfriend/other friend?

I do have a significant other.

Sam R: Do you like anime? If so, what’s your favorite one?

I’m not huge on it, to be honest. Anime was always more my brother’s thing. I do enjoy Fist of the North Star and Princess Mononoke though.

Deryck D: Do you like pineapple?

A person may like pineapple today and something else tomorrow.

And in case you really want to know:

Yes, but I went to Hawaii for the first and only time two years ago and was spoiled by the pineapple there. OMFG it’s soooo much better in Hawaii. I don’t like the stuff we get on the mainland anymore so I haven’t eaten pineapple in over two years. One of these days I’m going to go back to Hawaii or at least order some pineapple and have it shipped to me.

Justin H: It’s 2012 should I give up hope on a 2nd season or more of Firefly episodes?

Sadly, I think that it’s highly unlikely. That being said, I will never give up hope.

Owen P: how do I keep a nerd gf from leaving me for another nerdy guy next time…

Hmm…I need more information to help you with this one. Were you living together? If so, did you start becoming more like friends/roommates than bf/gf? I’m assuming that you’re a nice guy. How long were you together? Message me with a few more details and I’ll see if I can offer you some more insight.

Kimberly G: I’m not a nerd per se, but I’m nerd friendly and I like dating guys who are nerdy. They’re nicer than regular guys! How can I relate to them if I don’t actually watch Dr Who or Star Wars etc?

Opposites attract so it’s not unusual for nerds/non-nerds to make great couples. Have your own separate interests but find something you have in common that you can connect with. It doesn’t have to be nerdy, maybe you both like Manchester United or, I dunno, roller skating. Have you thought about giving Doctor Who or Star Wars a try? You might find that you like them.

Stephanie M: How can I become a nerd girl?

First of all, only do it if you enjoy a genre that would be considered “nerdy.” Don’t force yourself to partake in nerdy things because you’re being pressured to by outside forces. Be yourself no matter what. However, if you’re discovering that you have nerdy leanings you never knew you had and you want to explore but don’t know where to start, begin with something that has universal appeal and is a good ice breaker, like reading The Hunger Games or Harry Potter, watching a TV show like The Big Bang Theory, or watching movies like The Avengers or the Harry Potter films.

If, after an introduction,  you want more, then branch out into The Lord of the Rings (books and movies), TV shows like The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Firefly, the Marvel movies leading up to The Avengers (Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America), Star Wars, the Batman and Spider-Man films, and start reading comic books and graphic novels that you can find in omnibus and compendium form like Watchmen, The Walking Dead, and Astonishing X-Men.

If, after that, you still want more, get into the A Song of Ice and Fire series (book and TV), Temeraire, anything by Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury or Stephen King, TV shows like Battlestar Galactica, X-Files, Buffy & Angel. After that, the sky’s the limit. There are countless TV shows, movies and book/comic book authors that are beyond epic. So many that it’s impossible to list them all here.  Have fun and let your geek flag fly!

William N: Do you read science fiction? If so, who are your favorite authors?

Arthur C. Clarke is a great favorite of mine. My step-dad, Randall, introduced me to him with Against the Fall of Night which I’ve subsequently read at least half a dozen times now. I was 10 when I read The Last Legends of Earth by AA Attanasio for the first time (yes, I read the last book first because I didn’t know any better as a 10 year old). I love Isaac Asimov, Frank Herbert, Douglas Adams, and Ray Bradbury. I like a lot of the more recent authors as well, such as Suzanne Collins. I’ve read A LOT of the Star Trek novels, like the New Frontier series and The Lives of Dax. I have soooo many Star Trek books and I’ve read them all at least twice.

Simon H: Who is your role model and why?

It sounds so cliché but my Mom (aka Mama Jedi) is a huge role model for me. She’s also my best friend, my confidant, and my constant companion. She doesn’t realize it but she inspires me every day.

Timmy U: Do you believe in a multiverse? And would you rather date a Klingon or a Vulcan?

I believe that anything is possible. If it does exist, I want to see it.

A Vulcan. I’m a very passionate person but I keep it mostly internalized. I think that would coincide with Vulcan culture more so than Klingon culture.

Jarrod H: If Captain Kirk owned a Pokemon which one would it be, and why?

Uhh….the only Pokemon I know of is Pikachu and I’m not even sure that I’m spelling his name correctly. Pikachu is the leader, right? Well, so is Captain Kirk. Therefore, Kirk would own Pikachu. So there.

Danny M: What are you wearing right now?

A pink tank top, black pajama pants and red & white baseball socks.

Adam S: Did you just wake up one day an go, ”hey, I think I’ll become a famous facebook personality” How did the HNG idea come about? What was your motivation in making the page?

Mark A: What inspired you to take this path?

I answered this in Part 1 last Monday. Basically, I started the blog as a way to vent my nerdiness, never thinking that anyone outside of my family and friends would ever pay any attention to it. The facebook page came about as a companion to the blog and serves as the perfect place to post little snippets and memes that strike my fancy. I did a much better job of answering this question when I was interviewed for The Man Sphere.

Robert W: Who’s on your “List”?

Depends on what “list” you’re talking about.  I have my “Cheat Sheet” list. Is that what you mean?  Or my “Hit List”? If you mean “Hit List” then I’m afraid you’ll be disappointed. There’s no one I want “taken care of.”

Mike D: If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

I’ve always wanted to fly. I have flying dreams all the time and I’m never scared in them. They seem so real sometimes that I can get pretty upset when I wake up and come back to reality. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s a sense of unrestricted freedom? The fact that the sky is literally the limit?

Max C: What time is it?

2135.

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TO BE CONTINUED….…….ONE MORE TIME……….