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IN THIS ISSUE OF STARBURST

The Lord of the Rings
• Forget that upstart Harry Potter: the real power in magical circles is Gandalf, who finally reaches the big screen in Peter Jackson's hotly-anticipated The Fellowship of the Ring. As this first part of the trilogy reaches cinemas, catch up with backstage gossip from:

  • Elijah Wood (Frodo)
  • Sean Astin (Sam Gamgee)
  • Dominic Monaghan (Merry)
  • Viggo Mortenson (Aragorn)
  • Sean Bean (Boromir)
  • Orlando Bloom (Legolas)
  • Sir Ian Holm (Bilbo Baggins)
  • Christopher Lee (Saruman)
  • Peter Jackson (director)
  • Philippa Boyens (co-screenwriter)
  • Barrie Osbourne, Mark Ordesky (producers)
  • Richard Taylor (President, WETA Digital)

Jet Li & Jet Li inThe OneThe One
X-Files alumnus James Wong, director of this high-energy hit film, on having Jet Li fight himself across parallel dimensions, and a very different script written for The Rock…

Ben Browder in FarscapeFarscape
• In an exclusive interview, Ben Browder looks back on a year spent playing not one but two versions of John Crichton, and provides a few hints on the tense conclusion to Season 3

Patrick McGoohan in The PrisonerThe Prisoner
• From Number 6 to fan events in 1976, our By Numbers feature offers the definitive armchair guide to this silly-yet-sophisticated, pompous-yet-profound TV hit of the 1960s

Top SF Novelists
• Join highly-regarded writers China Miéville and Ken MacLeod for a frank debate of their inspirations, both philosophical and political…

Alien 3
• The second Alien sequel survived one of the most trouble production periods on record: our Retrospective feature marvels at how it ever got made at all…

Q & A
• Sixty seconds of questions with Enterprise's communications officer Linda Park

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 Things to Come
Release dates set for Star Wars Episode II, and a detailed look at the new trailers. Wesley Crusher joins the cast of the "final" TNG movie. John Constantine is cast. Rumours of new Doctor Who. UPN pledge to produce more Sci-Fi series. Doubts of likelihood of new Hitch-Hiker novel.

 Reviews
We take a detailed look at all the new Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels in Bookshelf, film and TV both new and old in DVD & video file, and checkout the best new computer games, soundtrack and toys, including:

 In inimitable style, Alan Jones takes a look at the new cinema releases with…

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • From Hell
  • Christmas Carol: The Movie

 Ian Spelling samples new episodes of Buffy, Angel, The X-Files and The Tick in TV View


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