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In this Starburst Summer Special:

Thirteen features, plus a 25-page DVD Special section

Summer Blockbusters
• It looks like a long, hot, exciting summer at the cinema. Our roundup of the latest genre sizzlers features previews of The X-Men, Dinosaur, Titan AE, Chicken Run, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, The Nutty Professor 2 (one wasn’t enough?), De Niro’s quirky tribute to the cult cartoon classic Rocky and Bullwinkle and Paul Verhoeven’s Hollow Man

The X-Men
X marks Magneto's spot in The X-Men
• With Marvel’s mutants about to hit the big screen under the guidance of Usual Suspects director Bryan Singer, we introduce the key players amd chronicle the long haul from comic to blockbuster

Mission: Impossible 2
• Tom Cruise returns as super spy Ethan Hunt in another world class espionage thriller. We talk to producer Paula Wagner about following The Matrix onto Australian locations

Mark Addy as Fred the youngerThe Flintstones in... Vegas
• One day that cat will stay out for the night, but not yet as Fred, Barney, Wilma and Betty spill onto the big screen in this second spin off from the vintage cartoon show

Return to Dune The Return of Dune
• Frank Herbert’s classic eco-desert Science Fiction saga has been given new a lease of TV life thanks to the work of his son Brian Herbert and SF novelist Kevin J Anderson

The Ninth Gate
• Roman Polanski’s supernatural thriller marks a superb return to form. We talk to the mysterious Emmanuelle Seigner who accompanies Johnny Depp across Europe in search of a satanic tome

The Crow
• This fascinating Goth Horror franchise just won’t lie down and die. We survey the Crow, in all its black trench coat glory, from comic book origins to a tv series and now a promised third cinema incarnation

The Hollow Man
• Kevin Bacon stars in this return to SF from the immensely talented director Paul Verhoveven (Robocop, Total Recall, Starship Troopers) which promises something memorable, nasty and erotic. The invisible man, as you’ve never seen him before

Super Heroes on the Silver Screen
• With The X-Men making the leap from comic book to major motion picture, it’s time to examine the phenomenon of super heroes in the cinema. From the sublime (Blade) to the ridiculous (The Incredible Hulk) to the hilarious (Mystery Men), they’re all here

PLUS all these features:

  • DVD Special
    Everything you wanted to know about all the latest releases, Region 1 and Region 2, on the most successful viewing medium since VHS trounced Betamax. Includes a feature on remastered Star Trek
  • Dungeons and Dragons
    The persistence of games fan Courtney Solomon paid off when he obtained the movie rights to D&D. Now he’s directing a $30 million dollar movie based on the role playing game
  • CGI is here
    Computer Generated Imagery has transformed screen Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. We look at the magic behind the magic and how the illusions are created on films as diverse as The Phantom Menace and Stuart Little
  • Star Bytes
    Read what the stars had to say for themselves at the 2000 Star Trek and Sci-Fi Grand Slam convention. Featuring James Marsters (Buffy), Lance Henriksen (Millennium), Terry Farrell (Deep Space Nine) and more
  • The Invisible Man
    Yes, another one. This time courtesy of the Sci-Fi Channel. Leading man Vincent Ventresca discusses the latest television incarnation of HG Wells' transparently brilliant concept
All this in 132 HOT pages!

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