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Issue #182 • ships from Oct 14 2004
News-stand Price UK £3.99 / US $7.99

100 pages

Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars
• As the hit show bounces back from its premature cancellation for a four-hour mini-series, we talk to producer David Kemper and find out that the story’s just beginning…

Plus! Paul Goddard chats about stepping back into his role as mad, metal-plated mystic Stark

Soulmates Cassie (Christina Cole)Hex
• Vampires, witches, lesbians… hmm, sounds familiar? The stars of Sky One’s new Supernatural drama series make it quite clear they’re not rehashing a show about a certain Vampire Slayer…

Aaron DouglasBattlestar Galactica 2004
• Aaron Douglas talks about his role as crew chief Tyler, expanded from a two-line part into a full role. After all, he's the one who keeps Starbuck’s spaceship ship-shape…

HereThe West Wing
• Will they, won’t they? Stars Bradley Whitford and Janel Maloney tell how the platonic relationship between White House staffers Josh and Donna may blossom…

Plus! Bartlett, Kerry and Bush – we take an irreverent look at the Presidential candidates…

Tanner on Tanner
• We chat with film auteur Robert Altman about how he resurrected his fictional Presidential candidate Jack Tanner – and how the original Tanner ’88 is just as relevant now as it was then.

Doctor Who
• With production on the series proceeding apace, we present our second photo report on the making of the new series, with exclusive pictures! This issue, the Doctor and companion Rose pop back to Victorian times and meet Charles Dickens – played by none other than Über-thesp Simon Callow…


Flashback Ripping Yarns

• What-ho! We take a look back at Terry Jones and Michael Palin’s spiffing follow-up to Monty Python’s Flying Circus in the first of a wizard two-part feature. Pip pip!

Episode Guide Tru Calling
• Morgue attendant Tru Davies finds herself travelling back in Time to save the lives of her stiffs. We present our complete guide to the first season of the high-concept show starring Buffy’s Eliza Dushku.

Primetime LAX
• We cast our eyes over NBC’s new series set in Los Angeles International Airport, and find out why, with 50 million travellers passing through LAX each year, it’s an ideal crucible for drama.

Deep Thought
• This issue, take a look at longevity in Cult TV, and ask why some shows get stuck in a rut when others go from strength to strength…

• Our continuing history of television reaches the 1963-64 season, as we cast our eyes over My Favorite Martian and The Bill Dana Show.

  • Lost gets off to a flying start

  • Tru Calling season premiere put back, with only six episodes in Season Two

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

  • Shatner flip-flops over Enterprise guest appearance

  • Doctor Who and EastEnders exec producer Mal Young quits BBC

TV Reviews
  • Andromeda Season 5 Première!

  • Farscape:The Peacekeeper Wars
    First review!

  • The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy Tertiary Phase

  • Stargate Atlantis Season 1

  • Stargate SG-1 Season 8

  • Star Trek: Enterprise Season 4 Première!

Merchandise Reviews
  • A to Z of Classic Children’s Television

  • Bananaman
    The Complete Series, DVD

  • Doctor Who
    The Deadstone Memorial, p/bk

  • Going Straight
    The Complete Series, DVD

  • Open All Hours
    Season Three, DVD

  • Porridge
    The Christmas Specials, DVD

  • Roswell
    Season Three, DVD

  • Star Trek
    A Time for War, a Time for Peace, p/bk
    Stargazer: Maker, p/bk

TV Focus
  • What's on to watch from 14th October to 11th November 2004

  • We’ve some fantastic prizes to give away this issue… Futurama: the Complete Collection on DVD – that’s 15 shiny discs of comedy genius – and the extended CD release of the new Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy series.

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

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

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