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SciFi Now Issue 156

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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welcome

It might not feel like it at the time of writing, but spring is just around the corner. Yes indeed, the cold weather is starting to be driven back and the sun will be coming out soon enough. Oh, don’t get us wrong, we don’t think it’s ever going to stop raining, but we’ll take the glorious sunshine of Shazam! as a stand-in for a little while. Yes, that was a tortured and tenuous link to our coverage of DC’s big bright comedy which promises to be their lightest movie yet.Shazam! certainly seems like it’s operating in a very different universe to the murky grimdark of Batman Vs Superman and the cast and director told us that this is pure wish fulfilment magic. There is something wonderful about…

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avengers: endgame

So. We’re just over a month from the second half of the era-ending Avengers movie and good lord, they’ve been good at keeping things under wraps. Oh sure, we could break down that 30-second teaser until the cows come home (and we have, don’t get us wrong), but at this point, the only thing more powerful than the sense of ‘how they hell are they going to end this?’ is the real sense of dread that this could be the last time we see these characters who we’ve spent the last decade with……

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game over

WE ALL KNEW this day would come. Book readers might be more unsure, but fans of the TV adaptation of Game Of Thrones always knew that one day it would come to an end – no doubt in a spectacular bloodbath of fire and ice. And now here we are, preparing to say goodbye to the Starks, Lannisters, Targaryens, and all the other families largely wiped out along the way (House Baratheon and House Tyrell: We salute you). It’s going to be emotional. Cersei never shows all her cards.Season Seven ended with the Starks and the Targaryens united (along with a motley crew of others) against the White Walkers, but unaware that Cersei Lannister plans on betraying them, and that the Night King’s newly-acquired Ice Dragon has just…

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he who controls the spice, controls the universe

(© Elena Ringo) Over the last couple of months the casting of Denis Villeneuve’s new take on Dune has gone from “hmm, yes, that’s a good choice” to “is anybody not going to star in this?” The director of Blade Runner 2049 has assembled the kind of starry line-up that most filmmakers can only dream of and there’s every chance that the number of actors will have doubled by the time you read this (David Dastmalchian was cast as Piter De Vries just as we went to print)... TIMOTHEE CHALAMET IS PAUL ATREIDES The bright-eyed hero will be played by Call Me By Your Name’s Chalamet, making his first excursion into genre since he broke out (he had a small role in Interstellar). Previously played by Kyle MacLachlan,…

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dick miller 1928-2019

There are few actors who create such a feeling of nostalgic goodwill with their mere presence as Dick Miller. He was the definitive “that guy!” actor, so much so that the 2014 documentary about him was titled That Guy Dick Miller. Beloved by filmmakers and fans, his career began in 1955 and he nabbed a great leading role in Roger Corman’s 1959 A Bucket Of Blood as murderous artist Walter Paisely. “HE WAS THE KIND OF ACTOR AUDIENCES AND FILMMAKERS LOVED” While the lead roles may have been few and far between in the decades following, Miller was never far from our screens. He cut his teeth working with Roger Corman, telling us in 2013 that “I think the thing to take away with Roger Corman is…

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twitter tributes

JOE DANTE “I’m devastated to report that one of my best friends and most treasured collaborators has passed away. I ‘grew up’ (kinda) watching Dick Miller in movies from the Fifties on and was thrilled to have him in my first movie for @RogerCorman… We hit it off and every script thereafter I always looked for a role for Dick – not just because he was my friend but because I loved watching him act! But he leaves behind over 100 performances, a bio and a doc – not bad for a guy who hardly ever enjoyed a starring role.” EDGAR WRIGHT “RIP Dick Miller, surely the king of character actors. A friendly, funny face in Gremlins (1 and 2), Piranha, the original Little Shop Of Horrors,…

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