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Issue #180 • ships from Aug 19 2004
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100 pages

Stargate Atlantis
• As Major John Sheppard, actor Joe Flanigan has a lot on his plate, being stuck in a distant galaxy and forced to take command of his Stargate team when his CO buys the farm. And we haven’t even started on the life-sucking bugs yet…

Todd Masters (right)Plus
• Emmy award-winning special effects/prosthetics artist and guru Todd Masters takes us to the strange and unusual worlds of Atlantis, and the new deadly aliens found there…

Who looks good!Doctor Who 2005
• As the series goes into production at the BBC for the first time in 15 years, we present our photo report of the making of the new series, with exclusive pictures!

Check out the Doctor’s new look, his companion Rose, and see the alien monsters they’ll be coming up against next year…

The new castThe Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
• As the long-awaited Tertiary Phase is finally adapted for the radio, we catch up with the actors and crew for the new series…


• We take a look back at the making of the classic radio series that first brought Douglas Adams to prominence…

Spooks and Spy-Fi
• We examine the rise to prominence of series like Alias, Spooks and The West Wing in the aftermath of 9/11. How has the ongoing War on Terror affected them, and how will they adapt to changing public perceptions of intelligence agencies and governments?

Battlestar Galactica – The mini-series
• We talk to Cylon seductress Tricia Helfer about her part in the downfall of Humankind - and her plans for the Galactica crew in the highly-anticipated new series.

• The new Starbuck, Katee Sackhoff, tells us how piloting a Viper space fighter is a knockout experience…

Episode Guide Angel
• Cordelia turns nasty and the Apocalypse comes to town. Again. We present our complete guide to Season Four of the hit Vampire show…

Rescue Me

• SF/X’s new series focuses on the lives of a group of New York firemen, starring Dennis Leary as veteran firefighter Tommy Gavin, a man haunted by the ghosts of his past. Leary and executive producer Peter Tolan explain how the series breaks new ground in its depiction of the day-to-day dangers faced by the crew of 62 Truck…

Deep Thought
• This issue we get religion as we investigate God’s presence in Cult TV…

• Our continuing history of television reaches the 1963-64 season, as we examine The Jetsons

  • Daleks will be appearing in Doctor Who

  • Channel 4 picks up Desperate Housewives and JJ Abrams’ Lost

  • The 56th annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations in full!

  • Star Trek: Enterprise budget trimmed

TV Reviews
  • The 4,400 Parts 1 to 3

  • Stargate SG-1 Season 8

  • Stargate Atlantis Season 1

  • Summer in the Sixties
    Adam Adamant Lives
    Britain in a Box
    Fantasy in the Sixties

  • Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital Season 1

(Extended) Merchandise Reviews
  • Angel
    Season Five, VHS

  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer
    Slayer: A Totally Awesome Collection of Trivia, p/bk

  • Doctor Who
    The Roof of the World, CD

  • The Forsyte Saga
    The Complete Series, DVD

  • Not the Nine O’Clock News
    The Best of: Volume Two, DVD

  • One Foot in the Grave
    Season 1, DVD

  • Public Eye
    The Complete 1969 Series, DVD

  • Star Trek
    Season 1, DVD
    Tales of the Dominion War, p/bk

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
    A Time to Kill, p/bk

  • Thunderbirds 2

  • The Strange Report
    The Complete Series, DVD

  • 3rd Rock from the Sun
    Season 3, DVD

  • Transtormers
    Season 3 and 4, DVD

TV Focus
  • What's on to watch from 19th August to 16th September 2004

  • Your views, your say. Send your comments for our letters page (with the Subject: "Letter to the Editor") to: [email protected]

Images taken from this issue are copyright or courtesy of: Todd Masters, BBC

All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2004. Not for reproduction

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