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Issue #183 • ships from Nov 11 2004
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100 pages

Battlestar Galactica 2004
• Star Jamie Bamber reveals Apollo’s creed - his approach to keeping the fleet safe from the Cylons, and how his off-screen relationship with lead Edward James Olmos is a little happier than his character’s strained relations with his father…

Dynamic duoFarscape: The Peacekeeper Wars
• It’s the John and Harvey show! We catch up with Ben Browder and Wayne Pygram, alias astronaut John Crichton and anti-hero Scorpius…

…They discuss the genesis of the lost series’ triumphant return. It’s all about how you can’t go home again, being a family (a Jerry Springer family)… and killing your confidants…

Brandy LedfordAndromeda
Invisible Man co-star Brandy Ledford is joining the crew as new android Doyle, and tells us why she’s so much happier in the Seefra system than working with project Quicksilver

Comet catchingSpace Odyssey
• Six years ago, director Joe Ahearne was responsible for Ultraviolet. He recalls the cult show, and tells us about his new series for BBC1, Space Odyssey

Plus…Ahearne’s latest project is two episodes of the new series Doctor Who. He lets slip a few details, speaking the very day his star arrived on set – the new Dalek. And we can reveal what the Daleks look like in our latest photo-feature on production of the new series…


Flashback Ripping Yarns

• Laugh? I could have cried. Plucky Michael Palin does battle with inappropriate laughter tracks in the second part of our overview of the cult show

Episode Guide Stargate SG-1
• The SG-1 team returns for a seventh season, with Daniel Jackson back from the ascended dead. We present our complete guide to the seventh season of off-planet expeditions

Primetime CSI: New York
• We check out the third version of the all-conquering franchise

Deep Thought
• This issue, we mark the 50th anniversary of the classic television production of Orwell’s 1984 by looking at Cult TV’s record of predicting the Future – and the future of spaceflight

  • The new Doctor Who logo is revealed - fans mourn!

  • Fox pulls the plug on Tru Calling

  • Little Britain is tamed for BBC1

  • Enterprise’s ratings continue to fall, despite Brent Spiner

TV Reviews
  • Smallville Season 4 Première!

  • Charmed Season 6 Première!

  • Spooks Yep, it’s another season première!

  • Battlestar Galactica And another one – The series begins…

  • Space Odyssey Reviewed by Sci-Fi novelist Stephen Baxter

  • Hex Sky One’s new Buffy?

Merchandise Reviews
  • Blake’s 7
    The Radio Adventures, CD

  • Chancer
    The Complete Series, DVD

  • Doctor Who
    Lost in Time, DVD
    The Indestructible Man, p/bk
    Faith Stealer and Dalek Empire, CDs

  • Earthsearch
    The Complete Series, CD

  • The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
    The Tertiary Phase, CD

  • Ripping Yarns
    The Complete Series, DVD

  • Star Cops
    The Complete Series, DVD

  • Star Trek: Voyager
    Spirit Walk: Old Wounds, p/bk

  • Supercar
    Full Boost Vertical, DVD

TV Focus
  • What's on to watch from 12th November to 10th December 2004
  • We’ve some fantastic prizes this issue… Buffy: The Complete Series on DVD – that’s 144 episodes of Slaying – and Doctor Who: Lost in Time – the remaining episodes from wiped stories, including the newly recovered Day of Armageddon
  • 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: Sci-Fi Channel, BBC

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

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