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SciFi Now Issue 168

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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You can’t keep a good monster down. Back in 2017, the failure of Universal’s The Mummy was so widely reported on that it seemed like the studio’s icons were down for the count; that photoshopped image of Hollywood stars and that logo destined to be a reminder of not counting your franchise chickens before they hatch. But nothing ever really dies in Hollywood. Tom Cruise sprinted from the wreckage back into the welcoming arms of the Mission Impossible franchise and doubled down by getting that Top Gun sequel made. Alex Kurtzman, who seemed to come out best in the reports of production chaos by virtue of not being in control of the mess, went back to TV and steadied the ship of Star Trek: Discovery before helping to launch Picard.…

1 min.
meet the team

Q. Who, or indeed what, is your favourite horror movie or TV monster, villain or creature? JONATHAN HATFULL EDITOR A. The Thing A cheat given that it turns its hosts into a whole range of gooey monstrosities, but man is the warmest place to hide. ABIGAIL CHANDLER DEPUTY EDITOR A. The Gentlemen from Buffy They scared the bejeesus out of me. It’s the smiling and polite clapping that gets me. POPPY-JAY PALMER NEWS EDITOR A. Audrey II from Little Shop Of Horrors He’s a mean, green mother from outer space and he’s bad. MARCUS FAINT ART EDITOR A. Annie Wilkes Frightened me away from my dream of being a successful writer... my troubles with punctuation di’dnt help either RACHAEL HARPER SUB EDITOR A. Count Dracula He’s so versatile, from horror to comedy and he likes to crop up pretty much anywhere, from Buffy to Sesame Street.…

6 min.
war and peace

UNLIKE PREVIOUS SEASONS, which have typically centred on just one of the best-selling novels in which the show is based, Outlander’s eagerlyanticipatedfifth instalment is set to blend two; introducing elements of the sixth book, A Breath Of Snow And Ashes, as the series covers number five, The Fiery Cross, in its entirety. “We knew we were going to move the timelines around,” explains Caitriona Balfe, who plays history-hopping, former combat nurse Claire Randall. “I think, with our show, the unique thing – well, I suppose not that unique – is that we have a very clear blueprint with the books.” But Balfe’s co-star Sam Heughan, who plays her onscreen husband Jamie, is quick to note that while Season Five does “stick close” to the literature, it has a few tricks up its…

1 min.
frightfest glasgow 2020

While the five-day London event may be FrightFest’s star attraction, festival regulars know that it’s always worth taking the trip up north for FrightFest Glasgow and this year’s line-up is packed with must-sees. The team is heading to the Glasgow Film Theatre for their 15th year with new films from old favourites and plenty of fresh discoveries. Having wowed with the blistering Bliss, Joe Begos is back with the UK premiere of gore-drenched throwback VFW, which pitches the likes of Stephen Lang, William Sadler and Fred Williamson against ‘an army of punk mutants’. We’re in. There’s an exclusive new cut of Synchronic, the latest head-trip from The Endless duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead starring Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan. Connie Nielsen and Dougray Scott are stranded at sea with a…

1 min.
is there a doctor?

There’s a disturbance in the Sanctum, as Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson announced in January that he would not be directing Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness. The director, who was previously best known for horror films like Sinister and The Exorcism Of Emily Rose, Tweeted the news while confirming that he was staying on as an Executive Producer. Derrickson’s departure came as something of a surprise given that he’d been firmly attached to the project since December 2018 and had been enthusiastic about his return since the first film’s release back in 2016, not to mention the fact that filming is scheduled to begin in just a few months. His glee about making Doctor Strange 2 a horror movie, and Kevin Feige’s careful rewording of those statements, was immediately…

2 min.
casting call

Thor: Love And Thunder EXPECTED RELEASE 2022, or thereabouts ROLES MALE, 40+: Looking for a big name actor with previous superhero experience to have some fun with a mystery role following a few years spent picking up a bunch of awards. Awards. Pffft. Who needs those? We’ve got Thor! CONTACT itstaikatime@mcu.com REPLIES Christian Bale Lord Of The Rings EXPECTED RELEASE 2021, maybe ROLES The whole cast: Listen, we don’t have time to get into specifics. We need men and women, we need people of all ages. CONTACT itson@backtomiddleearth baby.nz REPLIES Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Daniel Weyman The Great Machine EXPECTED RELEASE TBA MITCHELL HUNDRED: Male, 40+, superhero who was elected mayor of New York City following his actions during 9/11. Dashing good looks and…