Chuck Todd, NBC chief White House correspondent and host of MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," is known to political junkies the world over as a steady, reasoned and influential analyst who cares deeply about journalism. As Chuck's friend and colleague, I felt it was my duty to reveal that there's much more to him than the keen political instincts and sense of professionalism he displayed in our last interview.

With the help of Asylum's crack editorial staff, we devised a set of questions designed to get at the essential truth of the man. I'd say we succeeded in arriving there. Check out our interview, in which Chuck talks about "Star Wars," tattoos, classic TV and perhaps more than you ever wanted to know.

I broke up our investigation into three short segments to make it more easily digestible. In part one, I ask Chuck about his most and least favorite "Star Wars" characters. He also reveals an aptitude for impressions, as well as something surprising about Robert Gibbs.


Part Two: Chuck gives rock-solid advice on tattoos.


Part Three: I ask Chuck what he thinks happens at the end of "Lost." He also reveals a longstanding bitterness at an unlikely classic TV cliffhanger.


Tommy Christopher is Asylum's White House correspondent.