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issue 264

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UK £3.25 / US $5.99 FEATURE NEWS REVIEWS

IN THIS 100-PAGE ISSUE...

X-Men The Mutant Generation reach the Screen
• In ten pages of coverage of the biggest Sci-Fi film of the year - Bryan Singer's adaptation of the hit comic book, starring Patrick Stewart as Professor X, and Sir Ian McKellan as his mortal enemy Magneto...

Stormy weather for Cyclops in the X-Men (picture  Fox)Director Bryan Singer on how the project's parallels to the 1960s civil rights movement won him over, while producer Thomas De Santo says he had to keep his comics-fan instincts in check

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Start Trek to Stir of Echoes - Richard Matheson Richard Matheson in retro
• From Star Trek to Stir of Echoes via Duel and Kolchak, this writer has had a massive influence on screen Sci-Fi, not least by inspiring The X-Files. We survey his career...

Titan AETitan AE
• With Earth destroyed, a long-lost spacecraft is mankind’s only hope in this cutting edge animated movie. Animators Don Bluth and Gary Goldman discuss the future of animation and CGI

Dinosaur: lead iguanadon Aladar  Disney Dinosaur cinema
• Movie makers have long been addicted to recreating prehistory's terrible lizards (sometimes terribly). We chart the reptiles' history, from McKay’s Gertie to Disney’s Dinosaur...

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Dark Knight
• Following in the footsteps of Robin Hood and Hercules, Channel 5’s latest entry in the cult tv sweepstakes is a sword and sorcery take on Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe. Stars Benjamin Pullen and Charlotte Comer discuss their battle to free England from evil Prince John....

Starship Troopers
• We reveal the troubled history of the animated TV spin-off from Paul Verhoeven’s dark satire: how ambitious plans for ongoing story arcs and ground-breaking CGI animation faltered as the series encountered more than its share of problems

 Things to Come
Eleven pages of news and reports, including: Arnold Schwarznegger decides he’ll be back after all as he signs for Terminator 3... Mr X for Scully... Samuel L Jackson limbers up for a fighting fit role in Star Wars: Episode Two... and Earth: Final Cast Member?

Plus: Buffy fans unite at the Nocturnal 2K convention - we've a special report, the results of this year's Saturn awards, and Jeff Goldblum's latest outing as an eccentric boffin!

 Reviews
In this month's 29-page section:

Our regular columns including Videofile and DVD File, plus Bookshelf, Cybertech and Soundtrack. Online selections include Stigmata and Trek's First Contact on DVD, new Stargate SG-1 on VHS, and more classic book re-releases from Gollancz

 In the latest Movie Reviews by Alan Jones:

  • Chicken Run
  • Teaching Mrs Tingle
  • The Road to Eldorado
  • Bats
  • and Stuart Little

 TV View: takes a look at The Invisible Man, spots the attractions of Charmed, and considers Xena’s series-shattering season finale

 Take cover - we’ve got an angry Brosnan and he’s about to blow, in It's Only A Movie


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