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ISSUE 252

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C-3PO naked!Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace
The sci-fi smash revealed in 22 pages of interviews and photos… including:
  • George Lucas – The writer, director and producer reveals some technical marvels of the ground-breaking film, and looks ahead to Episode II
  • Ewan McGregor – The acclaimed British actor explains how he prepared to play young Obi-Wan Kenobi, taking his inspiration from Alec Guinness. More...
  • Liam Neeson – The Irish performer discusses his role as the Jedi Knight, working with CGI and the whole Star Wars phenomenon
  • Ahmed Best – The man behind Jar Jar Binks reveals how the character was created… and how he feels about being replaced by animation!
  • Don't miss our extensive coverage from last month and in this Starburst Special
Dr Evil can't get back-up at allAustin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
• Mike Myers invites us to his round table and threatens to incinerate us if we don't ask the right questions – but admits "the first one was just kind of a cosmic-in-joke".

{short description of image}Stargate SG-1
• Producers Jonathan Glassner and Brad Wright on their hit series – "if you lock yourself into what you originally conceived, you're tying your own hands"
Plus loads of photos from the new season!


Crusade
• Marjean Holden provides an insight to her character, Dr Sarah Chambers

The X-Files
• Veronica Cartwright on facing aliens in Fox's hit show and in the original Alien movie…

Star Trek
  • DeForest Kelley – The much-loved actor is remembered
  • Denise Crosby – Behind the scenes of the Star Trek documentary Trekkies
Universal Soldier II • Photo preview!

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Things to Come, your essential round-up of the latest news from the world of Sci-Fi entertainment

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