James Gunn

The Guardians Of The Galaxy di­rec­tor re­veals his sci- fi loves

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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.

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