Before I even started this blog, I would occasionally pose a SyFy Question of the Day to my facebook friends. Sometimes, it was directly related to what I was writing, and I really did want some input to help me decide what direction to take with the story. Other times, it was purely fun. Here’s one of my favorites, from July 2011:
SyFy Question of the Day: You’re putting together a cross-dimensional Roller Derby team, but you can only recruit one member from each “dimension” or “universe” (AKA you can’t have Han AND Chewie) Who’s on your team?
Matthew: Give me goku
Matthew: Nice combo
Tyler: Kirk, Mirror Kirk, Kirk (from the new movie. It’s technically a different universe/timeline) Teal’c, Wolverine
Shawn: Ghost Rider, Cratos(god of war video game) Snake Plisskin,Chuck Liddel, and Merlin!
US_Nessie: Khal Drogo (Game of Thrones) Ronon Dex (Stargate Atlantis) Conan (You know who I mean) Thorin Oakenshield (The Hobbit) Morn (DS9)
Shawn: Not O’Brian LOL
Zoe: Starbuck (New BSG), Zoe (Firefly), Jadzia Dax (Star Trek DS9), Velvet (David Eddings’ Mallorean series), and duh …. Harley Quinn 😛
Shawn: I Think mine has got ya all beat!
US_Nessie: Funny… when I was thinking Firefly I kept thinking Kaylee! But she’s too sweet. Zoe? Yes! Jayne might be even better. Somehow, I don’t think it’d be Mal’s thing. But what about River Tam? Where’s Juno? He always picks River! @Shawn Which version of Merlin? The one from the old movie “Excalibur”? Surely not the Merlin from the TV miniseries, or the Disney one…
Shawn: No from the books stephen donaldson.
Spelling sucked but you get it.
I think Snake and Chuck could do it alone 🙂
Juno: Haha, OF COURSE River Tam (Firefly). Also, Nightcrawler (X-Men), Yoda (Star Wars), Data (ST:TNG), Drizzt Do’Urden (RA Salvatore universe), Syrio Forel (Game of Thrones), and let’s throw in Apollo Ono (real Earth). They may not have brute strength (except Data), but good luck trying to get even near one of them. And if you do, you’ll probably get cut into a million pieces before you know what happened. And Ono would just trip you up. Haha.
Emily: Hmmm… how many are on a team? Well most listed 5 and I’ll add a couple of subs every team needs a sub or two. Aren’t roller derby teams usually all female? With that fact it makes making the team a bit more of a challenge does it not? Ziva David (NCIS), Alice Cullen (Twilight saga), Max: (Dark Angel), T’Pol (Star Trek Enterprise), Elastigirl (The Incredibles), Hermione Granger (Harry Potter: DH2), Elizabeth Swann (Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End)
Jess: Chuck Norris.
And only chuck norris.
US_Nessie: I’m not sure how many, but we can be flexible. About the gender too. I think I’ll redo mine… Yoda, Thorin Oakenshield (The Hobbit) Tyrion Lannister (Game of thrones), K9 (Dr. Who) and… I’m lost for a fifth…
Oh! I know! Snowy from John DeChancie’s Castle Perilous!
Alan: OK, if we’re doing this for real(!) here goes: blockers would be General Grievous (Star Wars), Q (Star Trek) & River Tam (Firefly); pivot would be the Librarian (Discworld); and jammer would be Gary Innes (damn good RL shinty player & accordian player to boot). Assuming two subs, Ka D’Argo (Farscape) & Tetsuo Shima (Akira), blocker/pivot & jammer respectively. Hope I got the terminology right.
Good question, btw.
Emily: Interesting question AmyBeth… I’m stealing 😉
Robert: Thor and Hulk (Thor’s from a different dimension, as Asgard exists in it’s own dimensional plane). That’s all I need. I win!!! 😉
I would love to hear what you think! Even if you are reading this post a year or more after publishing, I hope you will leave a comment with your own ideas on this topic.
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