I don't know about the director, but I *loved* the version of the team that showed up during the Thanos Imperative. Specifically Star-Lord, who is essentially nothing more than a normal human who is facing cosmic level threats with nothing more than a cool looking helmet.
I was also a big fan of the version on Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
THIS WEEK IN TV, OR THE RETURN OF NETWORK TELEVISION Well technically last week was, with the premiere of Saturday Night College Football. But that's dependent upon the NCAA schedule, so we're not going to count that.