NICK OFFERMAN

THE PARKS AND RE­CRE­ATION STAR AND CAR­PEN­TER SHARES HIS PER­SONAL BEST

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Favourite SF/fan­tasy film

The first film that took me was Ex­plor­ers. These kids end up con­struct­ing a space­ship to go into outer space and it’s kind of like a sci-fi Stand By Me. It ex­plores that no­tion of if you have a weird idea that grown ups don’t be­lieve, that doesn’t mean it’s not true. And sure enough you and your friends can get to outer space. Be­cause you’re spe­cial [laughs]!

Favourite SF/fan­tasy TV

On and off I’ve loved a lot of Doc­tor Who. I was like, “Oh, here’s the weird­est thing most likely to get me beat up on the play­ground. So guys, let me tell you about a TARDIS…”

Favourite SF/fan­tasy book

Af­ter a life­time of scotch and mar­i­juana it’s in­ter­est­ing to try to dive into the card cat­a­logue, but I’m go­ing to pull out a ti­tle that’s a lit­tle more ob­scure and that is the Il­lu­mi­na­tus! Tril­ogy. It’s re­ally trippy and open­minded po­lit­i­cal sci-fi trash in­volv­ing the Il­lu­mi­nati and the New World Or­der. It’s quite funny but also deadly se­ri­ous.

Favourite SF/fan­tasy games

I played a lot of D&D as a kid and that was a gate­way game. When I got to theatre school, I met these good friends of mine who now have this amaz­ing com­pany, the HP Love­craft His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety. We started play­ing a role-play­ing game called Cthulhu Lives and sud­denly we just came into our man­hood as LARPers. It was the most ter­ri­fy­ing and thrilling thing I’ve ever been in­volved with.

Good Clean Fun by Nick Offerman is out in Novem­ber from Dut­ton.

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