Oredigger: What classifies you as a geek?
Mike: Well, of course my love of sci-fi, and my love of rocks.
And what is so geeky about rocks?
I don’t know, the fact that finding a sweet mineral texture makes my day? Maybe not though…
Now on to the sci-fi: Star Wars, Star Trek, Dr. Who, or Firefly?
My favourites in order are Dr. Who, because I love the British humour, Firefly is next because it is one of the best-written sci-fi events in history – leave it to Fox to ruin that for us, Star Trek is next, the original series, because Kirk is a bada**, and well Star Wars would be good except Han Solo is a b****, enough said.
If you had to watch one of the six Star Wars films for the rest of your life, which one would cause the least suffering?
I would say the first one, I think it has the best story of any of them.
I hope you mean episode 4.
Yes, I will admit the original three Star Wars were alright, the “first three” were complete rubbish except for Anakin’s love interest, she was hot, that made the movies bearable.
So if you could have any super power what would it be?
I wish my eyes functioned like a SEM, that would be pretty sweet, think about all the cool stuff you would see.
Semi-last question, if the world really were to end in 2012, as a geologist, how would you like to view it?
Well, if we are to accept the ludicrous idea that the world is going to fall apart (as it did in that stupid movie), then I would probably go to the edge of a breaking up continent so I could see into the mantle or I would go and get piss drunk at a bar.
Do you have any special Dr. Who wisdom to impart before that happens?
There’s an old Earth saying, a phrase of great power and wisdom and consolation to the soul in times of need. Allons-y!