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Issue #229 • ships from May 30 2008
News-stand Price UK £3.99 / US $7.99

100 pages

Cover Feature:
Stargate Atlantis

• As the series' revolving door opens for a new commander, Star Trek: Voyager's Robert Picardo as pen-pusher Richard Woolsey, producer N John Smith gives us a preview of the other surprises to come in the imminent Season Five, including Teyla's undercover mission among the Wraith.…

Exclusive Interviews...

Steve PembertonDoctor Who (2000s)
League of Gentlemen's Steve Pemberton guests as the owner of the greatest library of the universe, leading an expedition to discover why everyone within has disappeared…

Ray Wise as the Devil and Bret Harrison as SamReaper
• Star Bret Harrison reflects on how his slacker character Sam is, ironically, becoming a better man thanks to Satan's influence in the hellishly funny comic Fantasy

See also Cult Times #153 for an interview with Ray Wise as The Devil…

The castBonekickers
• Director James Strong introduces the BBC's new action-drama, a mix of CSI, Indiana Jones and The Da Vinci Code, bringing thrills and spills to archaeology…

CSI: Miami
• Actor Rex Linn reveals why he's astonished to find himself becoming a regular on the show, as the financier-turned-actor thought they'd 'never have that bald guy back' after the way he treated star David Caruso on his first appearance as Detective Frank Tripp.

• Actor James Roday reveals the full extent of his contribution to the cult show, where he plays a man so observant that he has to pose as a psychic to explain why he knows so much about the crimes he investigates...


• A picture special showcases International Rescue's return to the screen in two new adverts...


Primetime Fear Itself
• After the success of Masters of Horror and Masters of Science Fiction, a cadre of acclaimed directors return for a third anthology of creepy tales…

See also Shivers #138 for a series preview with executive producer Keith Addis

Deep Thought
• The big issues of the moment assessed: this issue, as Doctor Who fans panic over a slip in the ratings, we wonder whether they've noticed the sunny weather, and that it's affecting every other series as well…

Diamond Mine
• This issue, our look at the greats of television unearths the cases of chain-smoking gambling addict Dr Eddie 'Fitz' Fitzgerald, the Cracker

TV Reviews – 25+ episodes reviewed!
  • Verity Lambert: Drama Queen (9)

  • Lost Season 4
    D09 The Shape of Things to Come (10)
    D11 Cabin Fever (7)
    D10 Something Nice Back Home (6)

  • Doctor Who (2000s) Season 4
    D04 The Sontaran Strategem (8)
    D05 The Poison Sky (8)
    D06 The Doctor's Daughter (6)
    D07 The Unicorn and the Wasp (6)

  • Reaper Season 1
    A14 Rebellion (8)
    A15 Coming to Grips (8)
    A17 The Leak (8)
    A16 Greg Schmeg (7)

  • Desperate Housewives Season 4
    D12 In Buddy's Eyes (8)
    D15 Mother Said (8)
    D13 Hello Little Girl (7)
    D14 Opening Doors (7)

  • Supernatural Season 3
    C13 Ghostfacers (8)
    C14 Long Distance Call (5)

  • Battlestar Galactica (2000s) Season 4
    D04 Escape Velocity (7)
    D05 The Road Less Travelled (7)
    D06 Faith (7)

  • Medium Season 4
    D12 Partners in Crime (7)
    D13 A Cure for What Ails You (6)

  • Smallville Season 7
    G19 Quest (7)
    G18 Apocalypse (4)

  • Moonlight Season 1
    A13 Fated to Pretend (6)
    A14 Click (6)
    A15 What's Left Behind (6)

Merchandise Reviews
  • Sliders
    Season 4 (DVD) (6)

  • Doctor Who
    The Skull of Solkar (CD) (5)

  • Star Trek
    Excelsior: Forged in Fire (p/bk) (4)

TV Focus
  • Our pick of what's to watch and hear on TV and radio from 28th May to 25th June 2008

Readers' Forum
  • Your views, your say. Send your comments for our letters page (with the Subject: "Letter to the Editor") to: [email protected]

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

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