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SciFi Now Issue 162

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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2 min.
get excited about star wars: the rise of skywalker

It’s coming. The final chapter in the Skywalker saga is just a few short months away. Will it cause the same kind of ruckus as the excellent The Last Jedi? Will it, in fact, wrap everything up neatly, or will it set up the next stage of the journey? Will there be an answer to all those YouTube videos? We have so, so many questions, but everything we’ve seen so far looks fantastic. Welcome back, Rey. Genre fans will no doubt have noticed the fact that the wonderful horror boom we’re currently living through (the fictional one, we’re talking about here, not the actual horror boom, which is a living nightmare) has prompted a lot of discussion about what is and what isn’t ‘horror.’ There’s such an overwhelming variety in terms…

6 min.
she’s back

IN THE PANTHEON of great action movie heroines, there’s no one quite like Sarah Connor. From the terrified waitress of The Terminator to the battle-hardened warrior of Judgement Day, she’s a woman who has sacrificed so much in order to stop what she knows is coming. She’s been imprisoned, she’s been kept from her son, and she’s been told over and over again that she’s crazy. But, with the help of her boy John and the machine that was sent back in time to protect him, she won. Cyberdyne was destroyed, Skynet never went online, and Judgement Day was averted. At least, that’s according to the James Cameron storyline, which is where Terminator: Dark Fate picks up, as director Tim Miller confirmed when he and his cast presented some new…

1 min.
terminator reloaded… again

THE TERMINATOR 1984 Sleek sci-fi horror. Ground-breaking, visionary, moves like a rocket. Instantly iconic and made stars of Arnie and Cameron. Budget: $6.4 million Box-office: $78.3 million ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY 1991 Epic sequel. Game-changing CGI. Turned the Terminator into a hero and Sarah Connor into a warrior. Budget: $94-102 million Box-office: $523.7 million ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES 2003 Cameron’s gone. Arnie’s old. Everything is a little bit daft and the magic’s not really there anymore. Budget: $187.3 million Box-office: $433.4 million ★ ★ ★★ ★ TERMINATOR SALVATION 2009 Whoah, this is gritty. Gritty AF. The world’s gone to shit since Judgement Day, mate. Not a great film, though, Baleout is the most remembered element. Budget: $200 million Box office $371.4 million ★ ★★ ★ ★ TERMINATOR GENISYS 2015 Daft title, and a film that gets lost in its…

2 min.
but what about the psychic octopus?!

The OA, created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, has been unceremoniously dumped by Netflix, robbing us of one of TV’s most bizarre and intriguing universes, and leaving us with dozens of questions still to be answered. Here are some of the ones that will niggle at us forever – unless the creators decide to finish the story in some form. SO, ARE OA AND HAP IN OUR WORLD NOW? The Part II finale ended with a bold leap into the show’s third universe, one in which OA is now in the body of ‘Brit’, and is filming what appears to be The OA Part II finale. She has no memory of her OA/Prairie identity, but Hap, now in the body of Jason Isaacs, seems to have full access to his own…

3 min.
whisper it: what’s next for the walking dead?

ARE THE WHISPERERS STILL THE BIG BADDIES IN THE SHOW? Absolutely – we have been told that Season Ten picks up just a few months after Season Nine ended, and our heroic communities have been obeying The Whisperers’ rules in the interim. Samantha Morton and Ryan Hurst are returning as Alpha and Beta, and Thora Birch will be playing new, and fiercely loyal, Whisperer Gamma. It looks like Season Ten will also be handling the Whisperer War from the comics, although no doubt with a twist. The producers have promised that they will be adding more and more original elements to the show, not taken from the comics. It’s no surprise, given that the comic series came to a surprising and sudden end recently. If the show wants to continue for…

2 min.
farewell, michonne

It was bound to happen. Danai Gurira is a busy woman, with a successful writing career alongside her acting career, plus the small matter of playing Okoye, one of the MCU’s most immediately iconic characters. Her seven years on The Walking Dead had to come to an end sooner or later, and Season Ten is when her character finally bows out. How that happens still remains to be seen – will she survive to fight walkers another day, perhaps in the mooted big-screen spin-offs, or will she suffer a horrifically grisly yet heroic death? It will be some time before we have answers to those questions, but for now Gurira is still processing her impending departure. She told fans at the San Diego Comic Con that “this has been one of…