Sci-Fi Quotes Of The Year 2012

A sci-fi smörgåsbord of memorable quotes from 2012, both from behind and (at the end of the article) in front of the camera…

Compiled by William Salmon


“In an effort to be more like my fellow Avenger, Tony Stark, I have had an electronic pacemaker placed near my heart to ensure that I’ll be able to lead thee for another 90 years.” Stan Lee

“I love Matt Smith… He may only be 12, but inside there is a 900-year old Time Lord and I absolutely believe it. I love it.” Colin Baker gives 11 the thumbs up

“The Railway Arms is heaven, isn’t it? Maybe that’s what we’ll do. Unite the two shows.” Ashley Pharoah on the Eternal Law/Life On Mars crossover that never was.

“The last one was awful. It tried hard, not that they didn’t try, the acting and everything. It missed the boat.” Arnie on Terminator: Salvation

“Maybe I’ll make people stand on their tippy-toes just to change it up a little. ‘Stand on your tippy-toes before Zod.’” Man Of Steel‘s Michael Shannon

“Seeing Yoda advertise Vodafone is like seeing a picture of my grandmother in a phone box, advertising cut price blow jobs.” Simon Pegg

“Some of my best friends are preternaturally attractive. Sometimes it’s kind of annoying. Because I look in the mirror and I’m like … ‘I’m a freak. I should ring the bells.’” Joss Whedon

“What is needed today now more than ever is star peace, for there is an ominous mutual threat to all science fiction. It’s called Twilight, and it is really, really bad.” George Takei attempts to broker a treaty between Trekkers and Star Wars fans against a greater evil

“I’d love to tell you I’m now qualified to join the Round Table and declare war on Narnia but the truth is absolutely nothing has changed.” Grant Morrison on his OBE

“If I DID write Hunger Games, everyone would talk about God a lot and we’d never find out who won.” Damon Lindelof

“I know believing in mutated talking turtles is kinda silly to begin with, but am I supposed to believe there are ninjas from another planet? The rape of our childhood memories continues.” Actor and musician, Robbie Rist on the upcoming Michael Bay-backed Turtles movies

“As you know from my background I don’t really have a problem with showing violence; all I do is show what happens, even if that is impaling kids” King of the Bs, Uwe Boll

“He beat up some of his critics and that is something I would like to do as well.” Dolph Lundgren has a hero in Uwe Boll

“I’m doing this so that the films will have a longer life, so that more fans and people can enjoy them into the future. It’s a very big universe I’ve created and there’s a lot of stories that are sitting in there. I get to be a fan now.” George Lucas on the rebirth of Star Wars

“I could so care less. No, sorry. Especially if Disney’s going to do it. I’m not interested in the Simon West version of Star Wars.” Quentin Tarantino is less than impressed

“To be fair, I was saying Lucasfilm was a Mickey Mouse outfit back in 1999.” Simon Pegg, still not letting it go

“My twitter feed: 38% : ‘You should write the new Star Wars!’ 47% : ‘Don’t f••king touch the new Star Wars’. 15% : Undecided.” Go on, Damon Lindelof, do it to annoy the haters

“I’m looking for my franchise as we speak. My ears pricked up recently when it was said that Disney was buying Star Wars. Oh, ‘Come in, Sir Alec Guinness.’ On to the agent immediately!” Sir Derek Jacobi has his eye on Star Wars

“I don’t think that DC are interested in comics anymore. They’re interested in growing franchises, like a pumpkin patch.” Alan Moore surprises everyone with his attitudes towards his former employers

“WHEN THE OLYMPICS END, CTHULHU WILL RISE FROM THE WAVES.” Osama author Lavie Tidhar

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