Adam Rogers is a senior editor at WIRED Magazine, where he edits feature stories about science, politics, military technology, and other subjects. He was also a correspondent and writer for Wired Science, the nationally broadcast science news magazine on PBS.
Which 20th century decade best fits your personality and why?
1930s. I’m a little noirish.
Would you rather stop time, go back in time or look into the future?
Go back. See above. Also, I have plenty of questions about history.
Tell us one movie or TV show that you could watch time and time again and why?
“The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai.” I see something new and weird every time.
If you were to bury a time capsule to be open in 100 years, what three things would you put in it to represent your life?
A couple of my most favorite articles. A 4×8 inch spiral bound notebook, the kind I use for work. And my kids. Wait, that wouldn’t work, would it?
What is your favorite way to travel and why?
Monorail. Or hovercraft. Because duh. I mean, come on.
Which British actor or actress would you most want to be stuck on a desert island with?
My wife. I am aware that she is not a British actor or actress, but unlike all the British actors and actresses, my wife is likely to read this.
What’s your favorite destination in the world and why?
Los Angeles. It’s my hometown, and it’s also super-weird.
Whats one destination in the world you would never want to go to and why?
I suspect Mount Everest is not for me. Looks impressive, but I am not so outdoorsy.
Whats one surprising thing you always travel with?
I have a pair of travel slippers. Don’t judge.
What’s your favorite British saying, and why?
I don’t really have a favorite Britishism, but I love how you guys put the letter U in a bunch of words that don’t need it. Colour. Favourite. It’s so profligate. Like you just have a bunch of U’s lying around.
Which big-time British singer is your favorite: Adele, Leona Lewis or Amy Winehouse
I have no idea what you’re talking about.
Who your favorite female sci-fi character and why?
Ripley. Absolute badass. Competence given form.
Which English book character would you invite to a dinner party: Jane Eyre, Hermione Granger or Bridget Jones?
Hermione. Way less angst, better stories to tell.
If you could be the companion/sidekick of any female hero, who would you pick and why?
Wonder Woman, for the travel.