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ISSUE 249

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Anakin Skywalker has a date with destinyStar Wars
A photo preview of The Phantom Menace – the most eagerly awaited film ever! Our first pictures of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, C-3PO, Yoda and Qui Gon-Jinn! Plus: back to the Seventies and the making of Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, with producer Gary Kurtz.

Allegra (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and Ted (Jude Law) get closereXistenZ
• Ever-controversial, David Cronenberg takes us inside his new thriller - and says "its core has nothing to do with video games. I deliberately drained it of all virtual reality references..."

Matrix
• We think this film's amazing! Visual effects designer John Gaeta talks about the incredible effects of this awesome action blockbuster: killer machines, virtual reality environments. brand-new 'bullet photography' and more

Angel and Faith? How could that happen? Buffy the Vampire Slayer
• Meet Eliza Dushku, who describes her new, amoral Slayer Faith as "a strong mix between biker chick and trailer trash. Who wouldn't want to play that?"

Wild Wild West
• Bo Welch, wizard production designer of this summer's sure-fire retro-futurist smash, gives us a tour of the studio in Los Angeles – with his fantastic design portfolio!


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
• Costume designer Bob Blackwood on the secrets of outfitting Starfleet personnel and exotic others…

The Last Train
• Granada Television's new contemporary six-part serial follows the British survivors of an asteroid impact with Earth. We spoke to cast member Treva Etienne

Batman Beyond
• Caped Crusader re-designed for the new millennium!

PLUS!
Things to Come, your essential round-up of the latest news from the world of Sci-Fi entertainment, including: Chris Carter's new show Harsh Realm gets underway, and outrage over Xena and Austin Powers
The latest movie Previews by Alan Jones, including: Bride of Chucky, In Dreams and John Carpenter's Vampires. New this month – alongside our regular video, books, cybertech and soundtrack reviews, a new DVD column with the latest releases.
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