Je­maine cle­ment

The Flight Of The Con­chords star re­veals his sci- fi and fan­tasy favourites

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FAVOURITE SF/ FAN­TASY COMIC

i liked Tharg’s Fu­ture Shocks in 2000 AD. They’re still an in­flu­ence on this an­thol­ogy show we’re writ­ing now for HBO. i haven’t read one for prob­a­bly 25 years, but at the time they were mind- blow­ing.

FAVOURITE SF/ FAN­TASY tv

i loved the alien stuff in Mork & Mindy. i es­pe­cially loved the episode where he ac­ci­den­tally joins the Ku Klux Klan and he doesn’t know what they’re about, he just thinks they get to­gether. And then they re­veal they’re racists and he doesn’t like that, be­cause he’s an alien, and they take off their hoods and he’s done a thing where he’s changed them to all dif­fer­ent races. i thought that was pretty tri­umphant – as a mixed race per­son, that was very sat­is­fy­ing to me.

FAVOURITE SF/ FAN­TASY BOOK

The Earth­sea Tril­ogy, ursula le Guin. it was about this wiz­ard, i think his name was spar­rowhawk. it’s pretty nerdy. And it had an in­ter­est­ing thing of be­ing re­spon­si­ble with their magic, be­cause if you do some­thing, ev­ery­thing had an ef­fect, like if you cre­ate a crea­ture here, per­haps one dies some­where else, so you have to be care­ful with your magic. i like that. i re­mem­ber try­ing to read The Lord Of The Rings. i wasn’t good at sports when i was a teenager and i was like, “i’m sup­posed to be play­ing Dun­geons & Dragons and read­ing Lord Of The Rings, like the other guys that aren’t good at sports”, but i never re­ally clicked with them.

FAVOURITE SF/ FAN­TASY guilty PLEA­SURE

The To­mor­row Peo­ple! i’ve got one of the sea­sons in a box set, i can’t even re­mem­ber which sea­son it is. Yeah, i’ll still crack out that ev­ery so of­ten.

What We Do In The Shad­ows is avail­able on DVD, Blu- ray and dig­i­tally now.

Je­maine Cle­ment: present.

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