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SciFi Now Issue 167

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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Welcome to the New Year, a new start full of new opportunities for new beginnings, and what better way to celebrate those possibilities than to experience the fantabulous emancipation of one Harley Quinn? It seems like we could all use the story of a gleefully anarchic woman coming into her own by assembling a gang of badasses, taking down a preening, wealthy, sociopathic villain and separating herself from a deeply toxic influence in her life right now. So we’re thrilled that it’s finally time for Margot Robbie’s Harley to bin Mister J and align herself with some of Gotham’s finest heroines. We talked to the star and the team behind Birds Of Prey about finally giving Harley the movie she deserves as DC heads into the next stage of its…

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meet the team

Q. What is your dream superhero movie team-up if studios and publishers were no object? JONATHAN HATFULL EDITOR A. Constantine and Blade It’ll never happen but the idea of JC getting on Blade’s nerves as they face down the forces of evil is just delightful, isn’t it? ABIGAIL CHANDLER DEPUTY EDITOR A. Thor and Wonder Woman A Norse god and a Greek demi-goddess. Mythological competitiveness ensues! POPPY-JAY PALMER NEWS EDITOR A. Ant-Man and Batman Their contrasting approaches to vigilantism would make for a fun but angst-ridden adventure. MARCUS FAINT ART EDITOR A. Thor/GOTG The End Game scenes featuring Thor and The Guardians whetted the appetite for a feature length caper. RACHAEL HARPER SUB EDITOR A. Deadpool and Captain America It may just be a whole film of Cap scolding Deadpool for his language but I’m in for it.…

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onwards to adventure

WHO KNEW WE all had massive hangups about outgrowing our childhood toys until Pixar made us all bawl our eyes out over a raggedy old cowboy doll? They’ve been tugging on heartstrings we didn’t even know we had since day one, and its latest film, Onward, is no exception. It’s about two teenage brothers, Ian and Barley (Tom Holland and Chris Pratt), who lost their dad before Ian was even born. The film is about the lengths you would go to to see your lost loved ones again – except this story plays out against a background of mythical creatures and forgotten magic. Ian and Barley are elves, from a fantasy world that has long since swapped tricky-to-master magic for mobile phones and electricity. When they get an opportunity to resurrect…

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If you’re desperate for a new genre podcasts for the new year, look no further than BBC Sounds’ Murmurs. Presented as fragments of found sound (think voice notes, answer phone messages and phone calls), each episode of this anthology series is both incredibly immersive and mysterious, and expertly treads the lines between magical realism, science fiction, fantasy and, occasionally, horror. Murmurs features many familiar voices from British TV, including Alex Lawther (The End Of The F***ing World), Camille Coduri (Doctor Who), Georgia Henshaw (Skins) and Danielle Vitalis (Attack The Block). But the line-up of writers makes it more interesting still. “What we’ve consciously done here is we’ve gone to the writers from the indie podcast scene and invited them into the BBC tent,” explains editor James Robinson. “That means in terms of BBC…

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glasgow film festival 2020

Sci-fi fans are in for a treat from Glasgow Film Festival in 2020: the annual fest is seeing in the new decade with a special retrospective strand titled ‘Are We There Yet?’ The collection is set to feature a host of dystopian classics that give a look at the future, including Kathryn Bigelow’s compelling mystery Strange Days (1995), Michael Anderson’s adventure Logan’s Run (1976), retro-futurist fantasia Brazil (1985), nuclear apocalypse sci-fi The Day The Earth Caught Fire (1961), foodie nightmare Soylent Green (1973), primate staple The Planet Of The Apes (1968), Alfonso Cuaron’s haunting drama Children Of Men (2006) and more. Festival co-director Allan Hunter said: “The Glasgow Film Festival retrospective for 2020 invites viewers to go back to the future with a collection of dystopian classics that offer bold, distinctive visions…

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how discovery began

Star Trek: Discovery is finally making its UK network TV debut on E4, and star Sonequa Martin-Green could not be more thrilled about the idea of new fans discovering the story of Michael Burnham and the crew. “It’s always so exciting when I think about new people coming to the show,” she enthuses. “I just believe so much in the story that we’re telling and the truth that we represent, and so whenever more people can be exposed to it, I think it’s incredible.” DO YOU REMEMBER HOW MICHAEL BURNHAM AND THE SHOW WERE FIRST DESCRIBED TO YOU? Yes, that was a really exciting time. I first heard that Star Trek would be coming back to TV, that it would be very different because it would be on a streaming platform and…