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SciFi Now Issue 170

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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‘It’s cold outside, there’s no kind of atmosphere, I’m all alone… more or less…’ Luckily for us, those immortal words in the theme song for Rob Grant and Doug Naylor’s Eighties classic Red Dwarf isn’t true. It’s actually getting pretty warm outside, the atmosphere is a little dirty but it’s still there and we’re certainly not at alone. We may feel like we’re actually living a sci-fi movie right now with the onslaught of Coronavirus and things might be scary, but it’s at times like these that we must all band together. If the last surviving crew members of the spaceship Red Dwarf can all get along to survive the perils of outer space, then we certainly can. Humanity’s eternal optimism and endurance during times of strife is the subject of…

5 min.
it’s a wonderful, wonderful life…

“WHAT IS SO interesting to me about the Eighties and us right now is that we are living in a period of time of the greatest success of – probably not the greatest – but the greatest contemporary success of really getting everything you thought you ever wanted. So what does one do when they’re faced with that kind of dilemma?” Patty Jenkins explains to us when we ask her about the time period her new movie, Wonder Woman 1984 (or WW84), is set. “That was something that I was really thinking about while I was making the last movie. You know, [with] truth being a big part of Gal and Wonder Woman I thought it was an interesting thing to explore with this movie, [the idea of] what is…

1 min.
best of the billboards

CANDYMAN Candyman keeps it nice and simple with a lot of white space, focusing instead on the villain’s weapon of choice and a tagline that will take you right back to childhood sleepovers crowded in front of a bathroom mirror testing your bottle! It’s simple and effective, and a nice touch that the hook is dripping in honey rather than blood – and there’s a little bee there, just to give you yet more traumatic flashbacks. MONSTER HUNTER This poster boldly tells us that you’re not here for Milla Jovovich – you’re here for her sword. And that’s fair enough. UMBRELLA ACADEMY SEASON TWO It’s the gorgeously psychedelic umbrella motif that we really like here – that and the playful logo, with its little umbrella hat. BLACK WIDOW This poster isn’t taking any risks but it makes…

1 min.
cyberpunk chic

We think it’s pretty fair to say that the wonderfully detailed futuristic world of Netflix’s Altered Carbon deserves a book of its very own and luckily, someone else agreed with us! Now in its second season and taking place 360 years in the future in a metropolis known as Bay City, Altered Carbon is set in a world where consciousness can be transferred to different bodies. When Envoy Takeshi Kovacs (played by Anthony Mackie in Season Two, replacing Joel Kinnaman) finds himself sleeved in an unfamiliar body and assigned to investigate the murder of a wealthy businessman, he begins to uncover the seedy underbelly of a society where death is no longer permanent. Written by Abbie Bernstein, Altered Carbon: The Art And Making Of The Series takes readers from the glittering Aerium…

1 min.
collective horror

At FrightFest’s annual Glasgow chapter, we are all in it together. Whether the films are good or bad, everyone is seated in Glasgow Film Theatre’s elegant auditorium, undistracted by alternative programmes or ‘discovery’ strands. Here it is all discovery – an experience of new experiments in genre. Or at least renovations, for this year’s opened with Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s recut of SF Synchronic, and closed – contrary to schedule, owing to DCP problems – with Julien Seri’s killer thriller Anderson Falls. In between, the 13-feature (plus four short) programme included Graham Hughes’ terrifyingly tricky local film Death Of A Vlogger, Bernardo & Rafael Antonaccio’s sunlit psychodrama In The Quarry, Neasa Hardiman’s Covid-coincident infection night-mer Sea Fever, Adam Stovall’s ‘haunted man’ dramedy A Ghost Waits, Ryan Spindell’s nostalgia-burying anthology The…

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come with me if you want to the terminator: live!

As part of its 2020 Films In Concert, the Royal Albert Hall has announced it will be showing James Cameron’s groundbreaking cult classic The Terminator on a vast HD screen whilst Brad Fiedel’s signature synthesizer-led, percussive score is performed live by The Avex Ensemble in-sync with the 1984 motion picture. Now in its tenth year, the iconic venue has played host to a variety of classic genre movie over the years, beginning with The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring, and has sold over 500,000 tickets to date. This year looks to be one of the best yet with showings of Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi, Superman and The Matrix. “These in-concert experiences are invigorating, inspiring and uplifting,” said Lucy Noble, Artistic Director of the Royal Albert Hall.…