Total Mortal Kombat - Steve Beran Interview|
Name: Steve Beran.
Marital status: Married.
Staff position at Midway: Lead Character Artist.
TMK: How long have you been working for Midway?
Steve Beran: 14 Years.
TMK: Other than game design, what are your hobbies?
Steve Beran: Collecting vintage games.
TMK: What other games, old or new have inspired you?
Steve Beran: Metroid,Donkey Kong, Mario Bros., Zelda.
TMK: What is your favorite TV show?
Steve Beran: The Simpsons,Battlestar Galactica (new series).
TMK: What is your Favorite movie?
Steve Beran: Star Wars,Fargo,Raiders Of The Lost Ark.
TMK: What is your favorite quote (from movies, tv, books, poetry)?
Steve Beran: "You go through life, you try to be nice to people, you struggle to resist the urge to punch 'em in the face, and for what? So some pimply little puke can treat you like dirt because you're not on the team. Well, I'm better than dirt. Well, most kinds of dirt. I mean not that fancy store bought dirt. That stuffs loaded with nutrients. I... I can't compete with that stuff." -- Moe Szyslak (The Simpsons)
TMK: What is your favorite type of music?
Steve Beran: Industrial,Rock.
TMK: If you could have any celebrity in a Mortal Kombat game to play a character, who would you choose?
Steve Beran: A young Christopher Walken as Kenshi.
TMK: Now that the days of digitizing actors seem to have passed, would you like to see it make a come back for future MK games?
Steve Beran: I Would love to see a new 2D version side sroller MK game.
TMK: What is your favorite Mortal Kombat character?
Steve Beran: Scorpion.
TMK: What is your favorite Mortal Kombat arena / background?
Steve Beran: The Bridge.
TMK: What is your favorite Mortal Kombat fatality?
Steve Beran: Liu Kang's Dragon from MK4.
TMK: What is your favorite Mortal Kombat stage music?
Steve Beran: The Church from MK3.
TMK: What is your favorite Mortal Kombat 2/3 friendship?
Steve Beran: Liu Kang's Shadow Puppet from MK3.
TMK: What is your favorite thing about Mortal Kombat?
Steve Beran: The wide range of characters and creative violence.
TMK: What is your favorite piece of Mortal Kombat art (renders,artwork) that has been produced?
Steve Beran: Sexy Mileena / MK Armageddon full cast render.
TMK: Did you like the Mortal Kombat TV show?
Steve Beran: Yeah it was ok, but needed a bigger budget.
TMK: What is your favorite Mortal Kombat arcade game?
Steve Beran: MK3,MK2 for gameplay but MK3 for sentimental value (Steve's first MK game).
TMK: Have you ever challanged someone to Mortal Kombat in an Arcade?
Steve Beran: Yes,but was not very good and got beaten.
TMK: Do you own any kool Mortal Kombat collectables, and if so what is it?
Steve Beran: Sektor's helmet and Kabal's helmet, MK figures.
TMK: Do you collect the Mortal Kombat Figures?
Steve Beran: Yes.
TMK: Additional Comments?
Steve Beran: I would like to thank all the fans for being loyal throughout the years, love the feedback, and married to the coolest woman in the world.
TMK: Thanks Steve!