The Guardians Of The Galaxy director reveals his sci- fi loves
FAVOURITE SF/ FANTASY FILM
Back to the Future, for sure. The original Star Wars trilogy for sure. There’s a lot of stuff that’s in my head… Forbidden Planet, Planet of the Apes; 2001 is one of my favourite movies; Flash Gordon’s a big movie to me. I saw it again the other night for the first time in a long time and that was a huge influence. Wong Kar- Wai’s 2046, if you consider that a science- fiction film, may be my favourite.
FAVOURITE SF/ FANTASY TV
Definitely probably Farscape, that was something I really liked a lot. I liked Battlestar Galactica. I’ve always had a thing for space. Especially space epics and space operas. I do like hard science fiction too, but I especially like the idea of space adventure.
FAVOURITE SF/ FANTASY COMIC
My all- time favorite comics would be Alan Moore’s. Alan Moore to me is a god. He’s the all- time most influential writer to me, probably in the world… Watchmen for sure, but also Promethea, Top 10, The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Supreme. The guy’s a genius. He’s a genius.
FAVOURITE SF/ FANTASY HERO
Well, Harrison Ford, man! Han Solo. Definitely. He was the coolest guy ever. Oh, and Charlton Heston in Planet Of The Apes!
Guardians Of The Galaxy is available on DVD and Blu- ray now.