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SFX

August 2020

SFX is the world's leading sci-fi, horror and fantasy magazine. Covering all areas of the genre across TV, movies, books, games, collectables and comics, every month SFX delivers news, features, exclusive Q&As, behind-the-scenes stories, star profiles and TV episode guides. Recently redesigned to reflect the growing mainstream popularity of sci-fi, now you can read our Hollywood news, TV celebrity interviews and top columnists on your computer or mobile device, thanks to Zinio.

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United Kingdom
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English
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Future Publishing Ltd
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2 min.
rants & raves

DARREN SCOTT EDITOR RAVES I’ve been catching up on a NINE YEAR backlog of Batman comics, which has been brilliant. No spoilers please! Glad to finally see season two of Star Trek: Short Treks get a release in the UK – you too can get emotional over a tardigrade. RANTS I’m still gutted that I can’t go to San Diego Comic Con this year. I’ve got everything crossed that Halloween Horror Nights happens. IAN BERRIMAN DEPUTY EDITOR RAVES Belated Netflix discovery: 1983, a Polish series in which the Iron Curtain never fell. My girlfriend bought me a face mask with Daleks on! They are New Paradigm Daleks, but I’m biting my lip. WAVES Hello there! Are you a BAME journalist/blogger who’d love to write reviews for SFX? Then read this: bit.ly/bamewriters. JONATHAN COATES ART EDITOR RAVES The Mark Hamill/Matt Berry scenes in What We…

1 min.
captain’s log

Somewhat like the Hargreeves of The Umbrella Academy, everything could change in the next 10 days and be different by the time you read this. Fingers crossed meteors won’t have hit the Earth, but nowadays I believe anything is possible. At the time of writing – is this our fourth issue since departing SFX Towers? – it looks as though cinemas will be reopening in some way, and new releases starting to trickle through. Indefinitely delayed television series, comics and books are slowly making their way back to the schedules. Hopefully it’s just the beginning of a raft of brilliant stuff to take our minds off things – I think we’ve all earned it. I’ve been enjoying revisiting classic shows and catching up on series I’d fallen behind with, but there’s…

2 min.
first contact

LEXXLESS SFX Ilona Kosmowsky, email You mentioned in your article about Spides [SFX 328] that you had a problem thinking about other German sci-fi shows. I immediately thought of one you didn’t mention, which was called Lexx, which I saw on British TV after moving to the UK. It was a German-Canadian co-production and a bit eccentric. My only childhood memory of a German sci-fi series was Raumpatrouille Orion, which was mostly famous for using an iron as one of the futuristic gadgets on the spaceship. SFX How could we forget Lexx, Ilona? We put star Xenia Seeberg on the cover of SFX 49, holding the severed head of Kryten. Somehow we don’t think that’s canon… LEGENDS OF TODAY Simon Fowles, email From its inauspicious and frankly underwhelming opening season several years back, DC’s…

4 min.
it’s time to get things started!

WE COULD ALL DO WITH SOME laughs right now. Thankfully, the Muppets are riding in to save the day with their new Disney+ series Muppets Now. Featuring the classic stable of characters such as Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and the Swedish Chef, along with more recent additions like Pepe the Prawn and others, the whole gang is back together making a show to bring some light back into the world. Under the felt and behind the camera is long-time Muppet performer Bill Barretta (Pepe, Rowlf, Dr Teeth). He and fellow executive producers Andrew Williams and Sabrina Wind are putting forward a contemporary version of the OG The Muppet Show spirit in Muppets Now. Instead of Kermit desperately putting together a variety act in a dusty theatre, Muppets Now collects recurring sketches…

4 min.
future imperfect

UTOPIAS AREN’T ALL THEY ARE cracked up to be. Take Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. The 1932 novel revolves around a futuristic society obsessed with achieving happiness… no matter what the price. NBCUniversal launches its Peacock streaming service in the US this month with the latest small-screen adaptation of the groundbreaking tale. Showrunner David Wiener believes that the literary masterpiece is one of those rare novels that has become more relevant as time progresses. “What Huxley worried about considerably is how people would use technology to hold the inconveniences and boredoms and less pleasant aspects of the world at bay,” Wiener tells Red Alert. “He was concerned that would cost people something. That’s exactly what we’ve done. “He even predicted things that have come to pass, such as in vitro fertilisation and…

1 min.
aerial assault sci-fi tv round up

2018’s Upgrade gets a TV spin-off, focusing on the government’s use of STEM tech to fight crime. Mackenzie Crook’s Worzel Gummidge returning for more episodes on BBC One. NBC renewing Manifest for a third season. Batwoman season t won’t recast Kate Kane but introduce new lead Ryan Wilder. Chernobyl showrunner Craig Mazin working on HBO’s adap of post-apocalyptic PlayStation fave The Last Of Us. Amazon developing live action version of manga series The Promised Neverland. Joe Dever’s fantasy series Lone Wolf getting an interactive live action version. Image Comics’ Descender – and sequel Ascender – heading to TV, following the adventures of a robot in a hostile cosmos. Shudder ordering scripts for a third season of Creepshow. Apple and the Jim Henson company teaming on a reboot of Fraggle Rock. New take on The Smurfs in the works at Nickelodeon.…