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SciFi Now Issue 154

Written by fans for fans SciFiNow is the first new science fiction, horror, cult TV and fantasy magazine in the last 12 years – a high quality title that celebrates the explosion of new scifi TV shows, films and culture, past present and future. From Doctor Who to Buck Rogers. Star Wars to American Horror Story,D81 Buffy to Battlestar Galactica. SciFi Now loves them all, and there’s no better magazine if you want in-depth interviews, lavish features, trustworthy reviews and detailed scifi TV listings. The future is Now.

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kelsey Publishing Group
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IN THIS ISSUE

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welcome

Hello, and welcome to the first SciFiNow of 2019! Yes, we finally said goodbye to 2018 and now that we’ve gorged on festive TV, indulged in all the box-sets we didn’t have time for until that dead zone between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve, and now that 2018 has been fully digested in all the best-of lists you could ever ask for, it’s time to shake off the crumbs and gaze bright-eyed into the year ahead.As you already know, it’s a new year full of new possibilities, grand finales and, at a conservative estimate, roughly 750,000 films, TV shows, books, comics and games to get excited about and we’re already off to a hell of a start. We report from the set of Star Trek: Discovery’s second…

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the lego movie 2: the second part

Sure, we’ve had a couple of LEGO adventures in the years since ‘Everything Is Awesome’ became our number one earworm back in 2014 (LEGO Batman was wonderful, although LEGO Ninjago fell a little flat), but it’s finally time for Emmet and Wyldstyle to return in this long-awaited sequel. The amazing voice cast is back (we have been waiting a long time to hear Charlie Day shout “SPACESHIP” again), along with fantastic new additions like Tiffany Haddish and Stephanie Beatriz. Bring on the bricks. ■…

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meet the team

Q. Which 2019 film/TV series are you most excited for? Jonathan Hatfull Editor A. Godzilla: King Of The Monsters That second trailer was absolutely glorious. Give me those kaiju. Abigail Chandler Deputy Editor A. His Dark Materials I’ve been waiting decades for a good adaptation, and the BBC one looks like it could be a belter. Poppy-Jay Palmer News Editor A. Inside No 9 Nothing gets my TV-loving blood pumping like freaky twists, bad wigs and emotional scarring. Marcus Faint Art Editor A. Avengers: End Game It’s going to be incredible to see this saga draw to an explosive close! Rachael Harper Sub Editor A. Captain Marvel Looking forward to two-eyed Fury and mohawktoting Carol Danvers in all of their ‘90s glory. ■…

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“it’s an apocalypse western”

“IT’S OUR INTERPRETATION and you have to make changes to it that are arguably probably going to turn off some fans of the book,” explains Mark-Paul Gosselaar. The Nineties icon stars in the TV adaptation of Justin Cronin’s trilogy of books as Agent Brad Wolgast and tells us. “I’m a huge fan of the books and I was under the initial impression that you have to shoot the adaptation word-for-word on screen. The original pilot was bookended by the future – we wiped that out because it just didn’t make sense. What they decided to do was take the book and slow it down and really expose why Project Noah was created, how it went wrong and give you backstories of the characters that are in books two…

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outbreak movies

RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION The third film in the expanding franchise envisioned the T-Virus zombie juice consuming the entire world. This one goes full ridiculous with Alice clones, a Mad Max-style apocalyptic wasteland and the casting of hip-hop princess Ashanti. OUTBREAK Dustin Hoffman stars in a film that just wouldn’t get made today but made big bucks in the Nineties about an African monkey who infects California with a deadly virus. There are loads of helicopters, Patrick Dempsey plays a lousy deadbeat called Jimbo, and Morgan Freeman even turns up to say: “God help us all.” 28 DAYS LATER Danny Boyle’s film may have had people confused with its ‘infected and definitely not zombies’ spiel but with a screenplay written by Alex Garland and leading man Cillian Murphy…

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crisis on infinite arrowverses

Batgirl has arrived just in time. WHAT CRISIS? Back in 1985, comic book writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez had a neat solution for how to deal with DC’s bloated and convoluted continuity – scrap a load of it by blowing up the multiverse. At the time DC had multiple timelines running across multiple dimensions, and it was all far too confusing for the writers, let alone the readers. So Wolfman and Pérez crafted Crisis On Infinite Earths, a huge limited series in which the forces of good rallied against the Anti-Monitor, who was gobbling up universes like they were Skittles.The heroes won, of course, but at the expense of some pretty major characters – most notably Supergirl and the Barry Allen Flash. Multiple universes were…

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