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Issue 278ships from 10 SeptUK £3.25 / US $5.99 FEATURE NEWS REVIEWS

IN THIS ISSUE OF STARBURST

We Love Farscape!
• When Farscape began it seemed like just a thrown-together reheat of Sci-Fi shows past: a helping of Blake's 7, a splash of Buck Rogers, a pinch of Star Trek. So how did it become the first must-see series of the new Century? In an in-depth feature, Starburst investigates the magic and mayhem of Farscape...

Lord of the Rings: The elf himself, Legolas (Orlando Bloom)The Lord of the Rings
• It's just a few short months until it arrives in a cimema near you. We talk to actors Sean Astin and Orlando Bloom about their characters, and their part in the Fellowship of the Ring

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AngelAngel
• Starburst chats with J August Richards as he looks back on his first full season as Angel's sidekick Charles Gunn, and looks forward to Season Three

Dan DareDan Dare
• Once famed as the most brave, most handsome, and most thoroughly English space pioneer, we discover how Dan has found new life in his own cartoon series!

Sapphire and Steel
• Starburst's new By Numbers feature checks out the vital statistics of this most abstract of adventure series. Time is breaking through, and only the elemental agents can save us now. Sapphire and Steel have been assigned...

Terminator 2
• With Aliens, James Cameron proved it was possible to make a sequel every bit as thrilling as the original. But could he pull off the same trick twice? The Starburst Retrospective takes a trip back to 1991, when a surly robot saved the future...

Q & A
Buffy's James Masters is at the pointy end of our questionaire!

 Things to Come
Fan debate rages over the new Star Wars title: Attack of the Clones. Starburst ponders those key questions...What clones? Who are they attacking? Also, how Rod Stewart will set the tone for Enterprise; why there are two scripts for X-Men 2; and Rockne S O'Bannon discusses possibility of a Farscape movie. And much more, of course!

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PLUS: Free Collectors' cards with this issue: Ben Browder as John Crichton and Wayne Pygram as Scorpius

Farscape Ben Browder Art Card from #278


 Reviews
In a packed section this month...

We look at the best Sci-Fi and Fantasy literature in Bookshelf, examine a pick of programmes, films and extras in our DVD and Video files, and surf, rock and play our way through the web, soundtrack and toy reviews...

 In the most respected SF Movie Reviews section on the planet, the one-and-only Alan Jones looks at:

  • Spielberg's challenging A.I.
  • Burton's controversial
    Planet of the Apes
  • Silly Scary Movie 2
  • The spooky The Others

 TV View: The latest stateside TV: First Wave, Outer Limits, The Chronicle and Dead Last

 It's Only A Movie
John Brosnan talks Douglas Adams, and admits his strange attraction to lady apes...


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