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SciFi Now Issue 157

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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All things come to an end. Sure, in this era of shared universes and endless spin-offs that statement can sometimes feel a little disingenuous, but it’s true. Even the biggest, most impactful stories have an ending but that doesn’t mean that it’s not hard to believe that after seven seasons, Game Of Thrones will finally be drawing to its conclusion. There’s never really been anything like Game Of Thrones. Peak TV has made these kinds of ‘event’ shows an increasingly rare proposition, but the impact that HBO’s adaptation of George RR Martin’s novels has had on pop culture is incalculable. How many fantasy stories have had the same kind of success, going beyond the mainstream to truly become a cross-cultural phenomenon? Maybe the best indicator of how massive and unusual that…

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you are about to enter another dimension

“I WAS TERRIFIED,” admits Jordan Peele. “Who would want to jump into the most established, pristine shoes in all of the genre? For that reason, I stepped away from it. But then, several months later, I got another call. Soon enough, I realised that this was an opportunity to attempt to continue with Serling’s mission.” It’s easy to understand Peele’s apprehension. While the writer-director-producer has enjoyed enormous acclaim and success since the release of his feature debut Get Out and has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most exciting producers with his Monkeypaw Productions, this isn’t just another project. Now he’s taking one of the most influential, most iconic shows in genre history. He’s taking on… The Twilight Zone. Anyone who’s seen Get Out and Us will be able to spot that there’s…

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guess who’s back

After all the hoo-hah and the petitions and the cast protests, Marvel Studios has decided to stick to what it already knows works and re-hire James Gunn as director of Guardians Of The Galaxy 3. He was fired back in July when a series of old offensive Tweets from the director resurfaced as part of a targeted right wing attack against him. Gunn had acknowledged and apologised for the Tweets long before they were dredged up, and did not object – publicly, at least – to his firing. The Guardians Of The Galaxy cast, however, were another story, and co-signed a letter calling for his reinstatement. Dave Bautista was especially vocal on the subject. So why the reinstatement now, months after his firing? Perhaps it was always Disney’s intent to rehire him…

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broken arrow

The CW’s Arrow was the little show that could. It launched with very few hopes on its broad green shoulders and ended up launching an interconnected series of shows, the Arrowverse, which now includes The Flash, DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow and Supergirl, with a Batwoman series in the works (Black Lightning currently sits outside of the Arrowverse, despite sharing a broadcaster). Oliver Queen actor Stephen Amell broke the news that Arrow would be coming to end after a ten-episode long Season Eight, calling his time on the show the “greatest professional experience of my life”, with the showrunners adding that ending the show was a “hard decision”, but one that was in the best interests of the show. The other Arrowverse series will continue as normal, and it’s probably no coincidence that…

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inner daemons

“WE’RE ABLE TO EXPLORE THE BOOKS IN THEIR ENTIRETY”RUTH WILSON Ever since the BBC’s His Dark Materials adaptation was announced, excitement for the show has been growing. From the starry cast to that home-run of a teaser trailer, the omens are looking promising. And talking to Ruth Wilson, who plays the series’ villain Mrs Coulter, just gets our hopes up even higher. “With this series, we’re able to explore the books in their entirety, because we have eight hours per book to do so,” Wilson confirms, to the relief of anyone who despaired at how much of Philip Pullman’s source material was cut from The Golden Compass, the 2007 film adaptation of the first book in the trilogy about a young girl, Lyra, who runs away from her home in Oxford to…

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anyone can wear the mask

A spectacular, ground-breaking animated film released to rapturous acclaim (and an Academy Award), Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse made a strong case for animation as the most powerful medium for superhero storytelling, wielding an aesthetic that merged comic book style and techniques with bold, psychedelic flair. Josh Beveridge, lead character animator on the film, takes us through the deliberate, painstaking process of realising this fresh take on the universe that Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created. How does it feel to see all of your work come to fruition? It’s kind of a whiplash, actually. It’s been incredible, the speed we were running at and how hard we were working to make this movie. We did as much as we could right up until the very end. So rarely do you get such…