David Staples

What are your three favorite television dramas of all time?

Lost, Star Trek: DS9, Burn Notice


What are your three favorite television comedies of all time?

Friends, Cosby Show, Scrubs (before they ruined it)


What prematurely aborted or cancelled television series (and its consequent lack of closure) has left you utterly empty inside? 

I feel like I should say Firefly, but the movie gave me closure. So Ill say Almost Human. This list could have been series Fox horribly mismanaged.


What do you consider to be the most satisfying television series finale ever? 

Wow. This is hard. I would say Star Trek: Next Generation. It was perfect. Burn Notice also was spectacular.


What is a favorite film that you consider to be obscure or unknown to others?

Nobodys Fool with Paul Newman or Quiz Show with Ralph Fiennes. They came out in the amazing 1994 Oscar race and got overshadowed by Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction. 


What is a film you have seen that you consider to be an unforgivable waste of your precious time?

I would say Zardoz with Sean Connery. It is the worst movie Ive ever seen. I swear the producers had blackmail on ole Sean.


What are your three favorite films of all time?

Quality – Schindlers List, Saving Private Ryan

Enjoyment – Batman (1989), Terminator 2, Oceans Eleven, Matrix


Who are three film directors whose work you admire?

Steven Spielberg, Kenneth Branagh, Brad Bird


What are your three favorite music groups?

U2, U2, and U2


Who is your favorite dead musician of any era?



What are your three desert island albums?

Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack, Selections of the Hymnody of Summit Church Volume 1, How to Escape a Desert Island: The Album


What music group or performer would you like to punch in the face?

It is too easy to say Justin Bieber, but Justin Bieber. Or Chris Brown.


What are your three favorite books?

The Bible is too easy to say. So Ill give #2-4. Catch-22, Red Storm Rising, The Bible Jesus Read


What well known voice would you like to have read you to sleep each night?

Alan Rickman


Who is your favorite stand-up comic?

Jim Gaffigan, followed closely by Brian Regan


Who is your favorite cartoon character?

Marvin Martian


Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Severus Snape 


Who is your favorite fictional hero?



Who are your favorite sports teams?

UCF KNIGHTS! Orlando Magic, Jacksonville Jaguars, Nashville Predators


What fantasy sports do you play?

I used to play fantasy football but took a break last year.


What are your best sports moments as a fan?

UCF winning the Fiesta Bowl in 2014,1994 World Cup US vs Colombia, 1996 Olympics Gymnastics