These are the original questions:
@dajaje: If you could remake any movie and star as the lead, which movie would you choose?
@WhoDatDiva: Has there ever been a time when you opened a script, and said to yourself, “They want me to do WHAT?”
Our friend @SusanShambaugh obligingly conveyed them and noted down the answers, and the story goes like that:
I kinda said something like “Remember this wonderful place called Twitter?” I explained where the questions came from, that FlanInfo from Twitter held a contest to submit questions for all his fans that couldn’t be here today. I also told him that I would like to ask two questions if that ok, since he can’t attend Dragon*Con and we had one for each convention.
When I started off with the movie remake question, Joe immediately said ”Boy, that is a heavy question. Let’s talk about the second question first.” (insert laugh from audience here)
So I told him not to worry that the second one was easier and indeed he was very quick with his answer.
He said that he had that “They want me to do what?” moment quite a lot. One that came to mind for him was one where they were asking for “total frontal nudity” (editor’s note: here are some helping comments on his reply, later to be known as “Flanigan stole Christmas”, courtesy of @Duffy99)
We went back to the first question and he was still dancing around the topic, he said that all great movies he likes he would not want to touch (to remake) because they are so good!
The movie Bladerunner came up and David immediately said “Here’s your chance Joe, they are remaking it!”
And Joe jokingly replied that he had no message from Ridley Scott at all about this.
Our winners had to choose their prizes from a Change Of Plans DVD, an SGA companion booklet or a FedCon 2010 DVD. They are to receive their prizes in their mailboxes.
The contest got 43 questions, both here (in comments) and on twitter under the hashtag #AskJF, and the jury had a difficult task to select from many excellent ones. The jury consisted of the FlanInfo team, @SusanShambaugh and @taris_eirien.
Many thanks to all our contestants and members of the jury, special thanks for Susan and congrats to the winners!