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Issue #232 • Out Now
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Extra-large 148-page issue
Incorporating Issue #231


Cover News:
Doctor Who (2000s)

• Who will be the next Doctor? The latest updates on the race to succeed David Tennant as Doctor Who.


Exclusive Interviews...

Stargate Continuum
• Hold onto your hat – and your stomach – as star Ben Browder takes to the skies for real courtesy of the US Air Force’s high-G support for the DVD movie that reunites the SG-1 team in an altered reality…

Doctor Who (2000s)
• Monster make-up creator Neill Gorton gives an overview of his work on the series, from early days with the original Slitheen through to recreating Davros for the fourth season finale…

Elisabeth SladenThe Sarah Jane Adventures
• Star Elisabeth Sladen tells us about re-encountering old foes and old friends, including the Brigadier, and introducing a new recruit to the team…

Jane Badler as DianaV
• As the weekly series arives on DVD, we catch up with the actress who provided the face of lizard queen Diana, actress Jane Badler, to look back on the series – and the future…

No Heroics
• Creator Drew Pearce and actress Rebekah Stanton introduce us to the regulars at the Fortress, a no-suits, no-powers hang-out for off-duty superheroes, in the Sci-Fi sitcom

Dr WasabiChop Socky Chooks
• Paul Kaye is aiming to take over the world as the voice of mutated megalomaniac shark Dr Wasabi in this new animated series from Aardman Animations

Heroes
• Actor Masi Oka reveals why Hiro is exploring his dark side in order to become a better hero as the first volume of the third season focuses on its villains

Survivors (2000s)
• Stars Paterson Joseph and Zoe Tapper consider their own survival skills, and reflect on how tv drama has evolved in the decades between the two versions of the post-Apocalyptic drama

Pushing Daisies
• Close in spirit but at a careful arms’ length in reality, star-crossed lovers Lee Pace and Anna Friel tell us about keeping love and romance alive in the second season of the drama…

Battlestar Galactica (2000s)
• With shooting on the final episode now complete, star Michael Hogan explains how the greatest enemy of the rag-tag fleet finally proved to be not the Cylons, but the studio’s auctioneers…

24 Redemption
• Series chief John Cassir explains why Jack Bauer is seeking Redemption in exile in the TV movie that serves as a lead in to the long-delayed Season Seven, and how the writers’ strike has given the show’s creative team time to plan ahead

Robot Chicken
• Series creator and voice-over artist (not to mention Buffy star!) Seth Green reveals the inspirations for his comic sketch show, and how it’s lead to a Star Wars-themed special featuring the cast of the original movies…

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
• Star Lena Headey reveals how it felt to step into Linda Hamilton’s shoes as the mother of Humanity’s future saviour, and why she’s not so keen to make the acquaintance of the movie series’ creator James Cameron

Plus...

Deep Thought
• The big issues of the moment assessed: this issue, we tackle the big one – what is the definition of a cult show? Does it automatically rule out mainstream popularity?

Behind the Scenes
• The writer behind an episode of medical soap Doctors that features Sylvester McCoy as the star of a long-cancelled cult TV show tells us about his inspirations…

TV Reviews – Over 60 episodes reviewed!
  • (Ratings out of 10)
  • Survivors (2000s) Season 1 Première
    A01 (10)

  • Doctor Who (2000s) Season 4 Season finale
    D11 Turn Left (10)
    D12 The Stolen Earth (9)
    D13 Journey’s End (8)

  • Spooks Season 7 New season
    G03 (10)
    G01 (9)
    G04 (9)
    G02 (8)
    G05 (8)

  • Chuck Season 2 New season
    B04 Chuck Versus the Cougars (10)
    B02 Chuck Versus the Seduction (9)
    B03 Chuck Versus the Break-Up (9)
    B01 Chuck Versus the First Date (7)

  • Stargate Continuum Première
    (9)

  • Dead Set Première
    (9)

  • Heroes Season 3 New season
    C03 One of Us, One of Them (9)
    C01 The Second Coming (8)
    C02 The Butterfly Effect (8)

  • True Blood Season 1 New series
    A01 Strange Love (9)
    A02 The First Taste (9)
    A03 Mine (8)

  • The Sarah Jane Adventures Season 2 New season
    B03/4 Day of the Clown (9)
    B01/2 The Last Sontaran (7)

  • Desperate Housewives Season 5 New season
    E01 You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow (9)
    E02 We’re So Happy You’re So Happy (8)
    E03 Kids Ain’t Like Everybody Else (8)
    E04 Back in Business (8)

  • Eleventh Hour Season 1 New series
    A01 Resurrection (8)

  • Pushing Daisies Season 2 New season
    B01 Bzzzzzzz (8)
    B02 Circus Circus (8)
    B03 Bad Habits (8)
    B04 Frescorts (8)
    B05 Dim Sum Lose Sum (8)

  • Supernatural Season 4 New season
    D01 Lazarus Rising (8)
    D03 In the Beginning (8)
    D02 Are You There God? It’s Me, Dean Winchester (6)

  • Burn Up Première
    1/2 (7)

  • No Heroics Season 1 New series
    A01 (7)

  • Fringe Season 1 New series
    A01 Pilot (7)
    A02 The Same Old Story (7)
    A03 The Ghost Network (7)
    A04 The Arrival (7)

  • Stargate Atlantis Season 5 New season
    E02 The Seed (7)
    E04 The Daedalus Variations (7)
    E01 Search and Rescue (6)
    E05 Ghost in the Machine (5)
    E03 Broken Ties (4)

  • Smallville Season 8 New season
    H04 Instinct (7)
    H05 Committed (7)
    H03 Toxic (4)
    H01 Odyssey (3)
    H02 Plastique (2)

  • Spooks: Code Nine Season 1 New series
    A01-6 (6)

  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Season 2 New season
    B01 Samson and Delilah (6)
    B02 Automatic for the People (6)
    B03 The Mousetrap (6)

  • Sanctuary Season 1 New series
    A01/2 Sanctuary for All (5)
    A03 Fata Morgana (4)

  • Knight Rider (2000s) Season 1 New series
    A02 Journey to the End of the Knight (5)
    A04 A Hard Day’s Knight (5)
    A03 Knight of the Iguana (4)
    A05 Knight of the Hunter (4)
    A01 A Knight in Shining Armour (3)

  • Bonekickers Season 1 Season finale
    A02 Warriors (4)
    A04 The Cradle of Civilization (3)
    A06 Follow the Gleam (3)
    A03 The Eternal Fire (2)
    A05 The Lines of War (2)

Merchandise Reviews
  • Moonlighting
    Seasons 1 and 2 (DVD) (9)

  • Doctor Who
    The War Machines (DVD) (9)
    Battlefield (DVD) (8)
    The Trial of a Time Lord (DVD) (8)
    Four to Doomsday (DVD) (6)
    Grand Theft Cosmos (CD) (6)
    The Dark Husband (CD) (6)

  • Star Trek: Terok Nor
    Night of the Wolves/Dawn of the Eagles (p/bk) (8)

  • The Mysterious Cities of Gold
    Complete Series (DVD) (8)

  • Supernatural
    Season Three (DVD) (8)

  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
    Season One (DVD) (8)

  • Bleak Expections
    Season Two (CD) (8)

  • Into the Labyrinth
    Complete Series (DVD) (6)

  • V
    Complete Series (DVD) (5)

TV Focus
  • Our pick of what's to watch and hear on TV and radio from 23rd November to 25th December 2008

Readers' Forum

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All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2008. Not for reproduction

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