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VI Direct Catalogue : Cult Times : Cult Times Specials 30 - 39

Cult Times Special #39, Special 2006 Cult Times Special #39, Special 2006
(Reference #CS39)

In 84 pages...

Doctor Who (2000s) Episode-by-Episode An in-depth look at The Impossible Planet with director James Strong
Stargate SG-1 Star Christopher Judge tells us how his character is changing again in the new season
Charmed We track down two of the major players in the show's final days for a chat: Victor Webster, aka Coop, and Marnette Patterson, who plays Christy
Medium The man who will always be Frasier, Kelsey Grammer, aka series producer and now guest star, talks about the series and X-Men: The Last Stand.
Harry Potter We take a look at how the movies have grown up with the characters over the years

Times Past We examine Doctor Who's much-hyped Rise of the Cybermen and Battlestar Galactica
Out of the Box The second half of June comes under the microscope in our listings section; the first half can be found in Cult Times #129
You Should Be Watching How I Met Your Mother We introduce the new US comedy that's reminiscent of Friends
Building a Better Genre Show Part VI We look at the pros and cons of threatening the lives of your characters

Plus News, and more…

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Cult Times Special #38, Special 2006 Cult Times Special #38, Special 2006
(Reference #CS38)

In 84 pages...

Doctor Who (2000s) Episode-by-Episode We chat to director Euros Lyn about overseeing The Girl in the Fireplace
Stargate SG-1 Stargate Command's head honcho Major General Landry, aka Beau Bridges, takes time out to discuss his approach to the role
Lost Can't tell Charlie from Locke? Want to know who's recently given birth and who is a convicted criminal? Then our who's who guide can help!
Alias Kevin Weisman explains how he's further demonstrating his technical brilliance in the guise of Marshall Flinkman
Ghost Whisperer Creator and executive producer John Gray introduces us to Melinda Gordon (Jennifer Love Hewitt)

Times Past We examine Doctor Who opening episode New Earth
Out of the Box The second half of May is fully covered in our listings section; the first half can be found in Cult Times #128
You Should Be Watching The Street Writer Jimmy McGovern's new show goes behind the scenes on a quiet street to show that domesticity is anything but dull…
Building a Better Genre Show Part IV Genre shows must feature flawed heroes to really grab our attention

Plus News,and more…

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Cult Times Special #37, Stranded 2006 Cult Times Special #37, Stranded 2006
(Reference #CS37)

In 100 pages...

We take a look at all those people who've been locked up, exiled, trapped or found themselves out of their element, from The Time Tunnel and Doctor Who to Battlestar Galactica, Quantum Leap and Star Trek: Voyager

Lost We take a look at the mysteries which remain and try to solve a few of them
Life on Mars We get the inside story of the hit new BBC1 series from the cast and crew
Doctor Who Our guide to bring you up to date on what's happened so far, and provide some background on the returning Cybermen, K-9 and Sarah Jane Smith
Hyperdrive The writer/creators of BBC2's Sci-Fi comedy, Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley, discuss the genesis of the series, their hopes for a second run and why the crew of the HMS Camden Lock will never return home
Star Trek: Voyager Genre veteran Robert Picardo looks back on his days as the Doctor on board Voyager and at his more recent TV work, including The 4400, Masters of Horror, E-Ring and Stargate SG-1
Prison Break Cast and crew give their views on the break-out hit of the season
Invasion Actor William Fichtner explains that his character, Sheriff Tom Underlay, might not be the personification of evil he first appears
Charmed Producer and director Jon Paré looks back on his seven-year association with the magical drama
Alias Writer Drew Goddard is now helping tell the final stories of Sydney Bristow, and there are some big shocks coming…
Episode Guides We conclude our complete guide to The X-Files with a look at Seasons Six through to Nine, and push on through the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh years of magical mayhem on Charmed

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Cult Times Special #36, New Season 2005 Cult Times Special #36, New Season 2005
(Reference #CS36)

In 100 pages...

Looking back on 2005, and forward to 2006!
Including previews of...
• Alias
• Battlestar Galactica
• Charmed
• Desperate Housewives
• Ghost Whisperer
• Invasion
• Lost
• Medium
• Smallville
• Supernatural
• Surface

and a round-up of the best non-genre entertainment!

Plus…
Times Past Review of the Year We take a look back at 2005
Charmed Executive producer Brad Kern takes us through the changes for the show's eighth season
Desperate Housewives Doug Savant expresses his joy at playing Tom Scavo, one half of the show's only 'normal' couple
Smallville This season, Lois Lane Erica Durance has also been boosted to a place in the opening credits. It seems the deal also includes appearing mainly in her skimpies, though. We found out how much she enjoys stripping
Medium Star Patricia Arquette tells us she's more interested in making sure her character stays true to life
Surface Lake Bell, who plays scientist Laura Daughtery, reveals what she's doing to make known the truth about the existence of strange creatures in Earth's oceans
Supernatural Creator Eric Kripke explains what inspired him and what his plans are for the show's future
Invasion Kari Matchett discusses her role in the slow-burning drama
CSI: Miami It's all fun and games until someone gets a nail in the eye, as CSI Ryan Wolfe, aka Jonathan Togo, can attest as he relives his recent cases on the show
Las Vegas Creator and executive producer Gary Scott Thompson chats about the reasons for the success of the glitzy comedy-drama

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Cult Times Special #35, Stargate 2005 Cult Times Special #35, Stargate 2005
(Reference #CS35)

In 100 pages...

We take a look at the currently blossoming state of the two continuing Stargate series
• Star Ben Browder on how he landed the role of Lt Colonel Cameron Mitchell
• Director and producer Andy Mikita talks about relaunching SG-1 in the epic Season Nine opener Avalon and working on both Stargate shows
• He may be gone from the series, but Richard Dean Anderson is still one of the busiest men in the business. We look at his extra-curricular activities
Rachel Luttrell, the star who plays Teyla, sees how far her character has come, and hopes for even more surprises this year
• One of Stargate Atlantis's most prolific writers, Martin Gero, looks back on his work to date and runs through the stories he's been working on for Season Two
• An Episode Guide The first eight seasons of Stargate SG-1 in one comprehensive package

Plus much more!…

Cult Times 10th Anniversary We are 10 years old! We asked a former editor to explain how the magazine changed his life… and were quite troubled by the response
Doctor Who What's in store for David Tennant as he takes control of the TARDIS for Season Two. Plus: we review the ninth Doctor's final adventures, Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways.
Battlestar Galactica (2000s) A double bill of interviews as Tahmoh Penikett (Helo) tells us why he's delighted to be off Caprica and back on board ship,
and…
Former Xena Lucy Lawless drops by to put some searching questions to the Galacticans as journalist D'anna Biers
The 4400 The man with the best name in Sci-Fi, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, and his screen wife Laura Allen chat to us about the changes in Richard Tyler and Lily Moore's lives for the second season
Smallville We look back with star Sarah Carter (best known to Smallville fans as Clark's psychotic love interest Alicia Baker) over her career
The Man with the Screaming Brain Actor Bruce Campbell runs through his current genre projects, including Sci-Fi TV movie The Man with the Screaming Brain, new book Make Love! The Bruce Campbell Way, an Evil Dead remake and much, much more!
Threshold Actor Robert Patrick Benedict talks about taking a lead role in the new alien invasion series starting Stateside in September
Surface Stars Carter Jenkins and Jay R Ferguson, who discuss their roles on NBC's new undersea thriller series

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Cult Times Special #34, Doctor Who 2005 Cult Times Special #34, Doctor Who 2005
(Reference #CS34)

In 100 pages...

We take an in-depth look at the past, present and future of the galaxy's best-loved Time Lord with these Doctor Who features…

Doctor Who for Beginners We present our guide to the high points of the 26 years of the series and the facts you need to know to fully immerse yourself in the Whoniverse!
Rob Shearman Rob Shearman explains how he rose to the writing challenge of bringing the Daleks back after a 17-year absenceand turned the metal meanies into the scourge of the galaxy once again
Paul Cornell The writer of Father's Day reveals why he decided to put Rose through the wringer, what he thinks of the revitalized show, and his favourite classic Doctor Who story
Steven Moffat The creator/writer of comedies Press Gang and Coupling brought his skills to Doctor Who and wrote… the scariest episodes of the season! We find out what made him take a darker tack and how he saw new companion Captain Jack
Big Finish Executive producer at Big Finish audio productions, Gary Russell, discusses keeping the flag flying for Doctor Who during its TV absence, his plans for the future of the range, and what he can and can't do now the series is on TV again.
Plus
We talk to audio eighth Doctor companions Charley and C'rizz, aka India Fisher and Conrad Westmaas
Episode Guide We review and rate the first 11 adventures for the ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler

Plus much more!…

Smallville Executive producer Alfred Gough looks back on the fourth season and tells us it's the best year yet!
Battlestar Galactica Season One ended with Commander Adama fighting for his life as the Cylons continued their persecution of those who created them. We try to get tight-lipped series star Edward James Olmos to tell us if his character is going to pull through
Stargate Atlantis The second year of adventures in the Pegasus galaxy sees Dr Beckett becoming a full-time member of the team. Paul McGillion reveals why he's delighted about his promotion
Alias Actor Greg Grunberg, explains why Season Four has been a good year for him, and not just because his character Weiss has been dating Sydney's sister
South Park Half of the duo that keeps the show ticking over, Matt Stone, chats about its continuing success as it moves into a ninth season
Dead Like Me The show may be over, but Ellen Muth will still be forever George Lass. The young actress reminisces about her time on the show and answers questions about the possibility of its return
Rescue Me A group of firefighters are trying to hold their lives together after the trauma of 9/11. Co-creator, writer and star Denis Leary tells us what he hopes to accomplish in the show
The 4400 As we learn more about the 4400 abductees mysteriously returned to Earth, we talk to an excitable Jacqueline McKenzie, back tracking them in her guise of FBI agent Diana Skouris

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Cult Times Special #33, Simpsons 2005 Cult Times Special #33, Simpsons 2005
(Reference #CS33)

100 pages

The Simpsons
To honour the world's best-loved yellow cartoon family, we take an in-depth look at their lives over the incredible 16 years they've been on the air…
…with these Simpsons features:

Testimonials The cream of Cult Times writers past and present reveal what makes The Simpsons so endearing and enduring
Film Homages We check out the many times the show has paid homage to a film, whether it be familiar dialogue from Gone with the Wind, the recreation of the shower scene from Psycho and the arrival of the T-Rex in Jurassic Park or Itchy and Scratchy's even more violent version of Reservoir Dogs
Why is it Cult? We reveal what it is that makes The Simpsons a Cult show by uncovering some of its references to genre TV, from The Prisoner to Xena via The Twilight Zone and The X-Files
Controversy We examine the times the series has found itself in trouble, with Barbara Bush, Brazil's Tourist Board and even its own network, Fox, all in the name of satire.
Episode Guide A complete guide to the first 15 seasons of the Simpson family's animated antics, plus an overview looking at how the series has evolved over the years

Plus much more!…

24 Cast and crew discuss the reasons for the loss of all the previous regulars bar Jack Bauer for the new season
The Shield Michael Chiklis, aka Vic Mackey, joins with show creator Shawn Ryan to preview the new season
Desperate Housewives Ricardo Antonio Cahvira discusses the ups and downs of life as the recently arrested Carlos Solis, husband of the gorgeous Gabrielle
The West Wing Executive producer John Wells introduces the candidates in the campaign to be the next resident of the Oval Office
Battlestar Galactica Stunning Cylon Number Six, better known as Tricia Helfer, drops by to look back over the first season and looks forward to Season Two
American Dad The cast and creators introduce this superb new animation
Andromeda Steve Bacic reveals the changes in his character for the fifth and final season

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Cult Times Special #32, New Season 2004 Cult Times Special #32, New Season 2004
(Reference #CS32)

Looking back on 2004, and forward to 2005!

Including previews of...

• Andromeda
• Boston Legal
• Charmed
• CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
• CSI: Miami
• CSI: NY
• Dead Like Me
• Desperate Housewives
• Joan of Arcadia
• Las Vegas
• Lost
• Scrubs
• Smallville
• Star Trek: Enterprise

and
• Without a Trace

Plus these features…
Times Past Review of the Year We take a look back at the year Angel bit the dust, Doctor Who was announced as returning, Enterprise added 'Star Trek' to its name in an attempt to get noticed, and Smallville plied its trade in the world of damp teens
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Eric Szmanda explains how he managed to improve his profile on the show by encouraging his character to get out and about
Charmed Kerr Smith, who plays FBI agent Kyle Brody, seems to know an awful lot about the mighty evil power on the rise. We find out if he can be trusted
Smallville New Lois Lane Erica Durance stops by to tell us how she's approaching the classic character
Star Trek: Enterprise Anthony Montgomery, now into a fourth year piloting the Enterprise barely saying a word, is staying positive. But, he admits, he has a few ideas on how he can be more involved
Lost We spoke to genre veteran Emilie de Ravin about her life on the beach as Claire
Scrubs Star Sarah Chalke brings us into the surreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, with her role as ditzy doctor Elliot Reid
Joan of Arcadia Executive producer Stephen Nathan reveals what's next for the series
Andromeda Gordon Michael Woolvett's character Seamus Harper has moved on to tending bar on Seefra-1. We ask him what's brought on this odd career change
Dead Like Me We tracked down Callum Blue to ask him about playing Grim Reaper Mason and the frequent appearances of his bottom...

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Cult Times Special #31, Stargates 2004 Cult Times Special #31, Stargates 2004
(Reference #CS31)

Stargate! The show that launched under a cloud of scorn from the creators of the movie that inspired it is sitting pretty after eight years, with a possible movie of its own on the way and a spin-off, Atlantis, recently launched in the States. We pay tribute to the wonderful worlds of Stargate...
With these Stargate SG-1 features…

Richard Dean Anderson We asked the star how he feels about the changes for his character and attempted to keep him in the room long enough to get a straight answer
Michael Shanks is happier than ever to be part of SG-1 and exploring the galaxy. We find out where he's been off to so far this season and where he'd like to go before the year is out
Brad Wright The man who helped develop the series for television discusses what's afoot for the eighth season of Stargate SG-1 and talks us through the genesis of, and plan for, new spin-off Stargate Atlantis

Which leads neatly to…
Stargate Atlantis Cast and crew talk of their enthusiasm for the show, their hopes that it will perform as well as its parent, and the stories that are coming up in the early part of the opening season
Rainbow Sun Francks The actor who plays Lt Aiden Ford chats about his work on the series so far and his desire to be accepted by the show's fans
Special Effects Michele Comens and John Gadjecki reveal some of the secrets of making the Stargate series look so beautiful via the amazing technological magic of computer generated effects
The History of Atlantis We searched for the truth about the lost city

Plus…
Nip/Tuck Bumped up to a regular cast member for the second season, former Profiler star Roma Maffia gives her thoughts on the graphic drama series
Jeremiah Producer Scott Rosenberg whets our appetites for the second season
Andromeda Wondering why and what will happen next? We tracked down star and producer Kevin Sorbo to get the lowdown on what's coming up
Six Feet Under executive producer/director Alan Poul hints at some big shocks to come for all of the Fisher family and their friends

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Cult Times Special #30, Feisty Females 2004 Cult Times Special #30, Feisty Females 2004
(Reference #CS30)

It's back! After a three-year break, we count down our current 50 Feisty Fantasy Females!
Who comes top of the list?
Is it
Farscape's Aeryn Sun?
• One of the Charmed Ones?
Alias's Sydney Bristow?
Star Trek: Enterprise's T'Pol?
Or someone else entirely?
Find out inside…

Plus, we talk to the actresses behind the toughest women in Cult Television…
Smallville We ask the young women that play Lana Lang and Chloe Sullivan, Kristin Kreuk and Allison Mack, about their recent Smallville experiences.
Stargate SG-1 Amanda Tapping discusses the promotion of her character, Sam Carter, to colonel, the changes for the show's eighth season and how she's going to be keeping the boys in line.
Stargate: Atlantis We wander over to the set of the new Stargate spin-off and speak to star Torri Higginson, aka Dr Elizabeth Weir, about being in charge of a new team with a new mission.
Andromeda For four years Lexa Doig has been the embodiment of the Andromeda Ascendant, both in holographic and android form, but she may not be returning to all her characters. We found out why…
Mutant X As the series comes to a close, Victoria Pratt, known to fans as Shalimar Fox, looks back over three years
Dead Like Me An early look at the changes in store in the second season of the quirky hit show, as we pinned down Jasmine Guy to ask her what's changed in the world of Grim Reaper Roxy

…the people who write their adventures…
Buffy The Vampire Slayer We join writer Drew Z Greenberg to reminisce about his career so far and what he's been trying to achieve in his new job on Smallville
Wonderfalls The creator of the short-lived offbeat drama (and Dead Like Me), Bryan Fuller, introduces us to the world of Jaye, a young gift shop employee who starts receiving strange instructions from the inanimate objects around her.

…and, now to even things up:
Feisty Fellas For those who think our list of top women is rather sexist, we even the score by providing a run-down of the roughest, toughest, hunkiest men on your TV screens, from top doctoring talent Dr Carter and Rick Dagless MD to bad boy Buffy vamp Spike and Alias's Michael Vaughn

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