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issue 265

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UK £3.25 / US $5.99 FEATURE NEWS REVIEWS

IN THIS 100-PAGE ISSUE...

RobocopPrime Directives
• Despite later disappointments, the original Verhoeven version of RoboCop remains an SF classic, and now a new eight-hour mini-series Prime Directives is getting back to basics. Writers Joseph O'Brien and Brad Abraham reveal how they've tried to recapture the elements which made the original great

Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers Paul Verhoeven in Retro
• With the arrival of Hollow Man, the tally of Paul Verhoeven’s SF films rises to four. We take a look back at RoboCop, Total Recall and Starship Troopers

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Quatermass and the Pit film posterNigel Kneale Retrospective
• The Quatermass creator doesn’t like to be classified as an SF writer, but his fertile imagination has provided really dark and thought-provoking films and tv.
• A superbly illustrated 10-page section

Patrick McGoohan presses 2 for paranoia The Prisoner
• As rumours of a new feature film version concide with the DVD debut of Patrick McGoohan's baffling fable, it’s time to interrogate Number Six again

Games Movies
• Don’t mention Super Mario Bros or Double Dragon, but video and computer games have often made a successful transfer to the big screen. The winners and losers in this two-way traffic assessed, including Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter

Pitch Black
After endless delays the Stateside SF hit is finally hitting British screens. Director David Twohy tries not to get eclipsed

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Spawn and Batman Beyond
• Animation is where it's at if you're into dark and edgy work - we look at two of the finest shows around: Todd McFarlane's Spawn, and futuristic update Batman Beyond

Demon Seed
As its director Donald Cammell's final feature Wild Side finally gets a proper release, we assess this seminal tale of computerised pregnancy

 Things to Come
Eleven pages of news and reports: Scully's new partner morphes into Mulder's shoes, Buffy discovers her never-lost sister, and Star Trek X begins to roll… Plus: X-Men comics writer Chris Claremont looks in on the movie, Emmy nomnations for SF shows, and the foundations of a series of Asimov movies….


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In this month's 26-page section:

Our regular columns including Videofile and DVD File, plus Bookshelf, Cybertech and Soundtracks. Online selections include Men in Blackon DVD, another Buffy boxset available on VHS, and Ken Russel's first venture into SF, Mike and Gaby's Space Gospel

 In the latest Movie Reviews by Alan Jones:

  • X-Men
  • Titan AE
  • Fortress 2

 TV View: likes the cat-like stride of Witchblade's Yancy Butler, gives LEXX another chance to impress, and catches up on UK export Ultraviolet in the US.

 The Patriot? Definitely worth betraying, reckons John Brosnan. Well, It's Only A Movie

Pictures taken from this issue are copyright: Fireworks Entertainment / Space: the Imagination Station, Touchstone / BVI, Hammer Films. Carlton Home Entertainment, 20th-Century Fox, Gollancz Books, Warner, Dimension FIlms

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