Sci-Fi Quotes Of The Year 2012

“My list of top ten movies this year is just Looper eleven times.” Bryan Lee O’Malley

“I think culture has caught up with subculture. I distrust ghettos, now. People who think that as fans they are persecuted and special… I think outside the ghetto walls there are lots and lots of people enjoying exactly the same things that people enjoy inside. This wasn’t the case when I was a kid.” Paul Cornell on the changing nature of fandom

“’I’ve been expecting you, Mr. Bond’ – James Bond’s mother giving birth.” Peter Serafinowitz

“Batman can be miserable but Superman can’t? HE WAS CREATED BY JEWS, PEOPLE!!! Affectionately, A Miserable Jew…” Damon Lindelof

“I’ve always wondered since Alien; who were the space jockeys? I guess I know now. They were jerks. The end.” Sam Witwer

“I reckon The Dark Knight Rises will be so pretentious, Batman will start calling himself ‘Bartholomew Man’ in it.” Charlie Brooker

“As a British actor people ask you, ‘What’s next?’ and you just think, ‘Whatever I’m f••king given.’ This is Britain mate, you get what you’re given. And if you’re lucky enough to go to Serbia and given an action film, in the f**king middle of space, you better grab it by the bullocks and give it your frigging best. Which is what I’ve done. Get out there, and do the damned thing. And it was brilliant. It was the best fun ever. Christ I’ve burnt myself today. I look like a f**king lobster. I’ve got rings where my fatty like rolls have been… very British. I look very, very British.” Joe Gilgun, talking about outer space prison movie Lockout while camping. Um…

“Smaller. More personal, more painful,” Joss Whedon on his plans for Avengers 2 (Avengers Reassembled, anyone?)

“Sci-fi fans are the best fans you can have. You could be doing the worst piece of tat which might have a robot or vampire in and some people will become obsessed by it and know every little detail.” Russell Tovey. Thanks… er, we think

“I didn’t care about it, I didn’t think about it. It was meaningless to me. I don’t mean that in any nasty way. I did it. My link to Michael Bay is so minimal. I have never met him.” Hugo Weaving on his Transformers experience

“What happened to people who did a job, got paid for their hard work, and just smiled afterward? Be happy you even have a job – let alone a job that pays you more than 98% of the people in America.” Michael Bay responds to Weaving’s criticisms

Alien Vs Predator? Believe it or not I’ve actually still not seen it all the way through.” Ewen Bremner. And he was in it!

“It’s nice to be thought of but I do not want the part and would not accept if it were offered to me. I did my Who time and I died. The end.” Simon Pegg on being the next Doctor Who

“It’s enjoyable bibble, and as good as superhero films are ever likely to get, which is excellent news because it means they can stop making them now. Seriously, they needn’t bother releasing Batman Bum Attack or whatever the next one’s called.” Charlie Brooker has faint praise for The Avengers

“I think if they ask me nicely or I can see what they want me to do, I’d consider it. I think the fans have been so good to me, they’d expect me to at least make an appearance.” Tom Baker on appearing in Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary celebrations

“When I watched that first Spidey film, I lost my mind and I watched it back-to-back – I watched it twice in a row when I first saw it.” Andrew Garfield

“I think it’s a little darker. I can’t say if it’s more vile, but it’s definitely not less.” Franke Potente on American Horror Story: Asylum

“My Doctor Who Jim’ll Fix It: if only I’d known who the real monster was…” Former “A Fix With Sontarans” star Gareth Jenkins, post-Savilegate

“I remember sitting in the cinema watching Batman Begins going ‘someone’s made an art movie for this much money?’ Whatever reservations you have about The Dark Knight Rises, don’t forget just what a miracle that is.” Mark Kermode on The Dark Knight Rises

“I want the Doctor to meet Heisenberg from Breaking Bad. It’s amazing: he’d just go, ‘You’re a badass, man. I’m gonna make you good, I’m going to bring you back to my side; it’s going to be alright dude, don’t worry.” Matt Smith on an unlikely crossover that we’d kill to see…

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