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Issue #185 • ships from Jan 6 2005
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100 pages

Stargate SG-1
Executive producer Michael Greenburg spills the beans on the upcoming stories in Season Eight, and reveals that the best is yet to come!

We have plansBattlestar Galactica
• Production designer Richard Hudolin discusses how he created the series’ unique retro-futuristic look, in our extra-long feature packed with production artwork and design sketches!

Teri HatcherDesperate Housewives
• Teri Hatcher’s left the charcater of Lois Lane in Lois & Clark behind to play a single mother in the suburbs, in this quirky American hit. She tells us all about it…

Erica DuranceSmallville
• As if one Lois Lane wasn’t enough, we’ve bagged a second – newcomer Erica Durance steps into the shoes of Margot Kidder and Teri Hatcher to play Superman’s future girlfriend.

• Series co-creator Robert Cochran tells us why it’s hard to come up with new 24-hour challenges to test Jack Bauer’s mettle…

• Creator Mark Gatiss and writer Graham Duff discuss their new Sci-Fi radio series, with its skewed take on Quatermass and Doctor Who. Just don’t ask what KENT stands for…


Flashback Blackadder the Third

• We take a trip back to the Regency period, where the latest scion of the Blackadder family finds himself in somewhat reduced circumstances, serving as butler to the demented Prince George…

Episode Guide 24
• Once again, Jack Bauer finds himself in the middle of a 24-hour crisis, with an atomic bomb set to go off somewhere in LA… we present our complete guide to Day Two of the hit show.

Primetime House
• Hugh Laurie stars as Dr Gregory House, in this new series by X-Men director Bryan Singer. They tell us why House is set to be the medical version of The West Wing

Deep Thought
• We take a look at the thorny issue of spoilers – does knowing what will happen ruin a good story, or entice us to watch it?

• Our continuing history of television goes hot on the trail of the classic The Fugitive.

  • Babylon 5 movie is go!

  • Doctor Who teaser trailer released

  • BBC shake-up to do away with Blue Peter garden?

  • Farscape’s Ben Browder and Claudia Black join Stargate SG-1

TV Reviews
  • Andromeda Season 5
  • Battlestar Galactica Season 1
  • Charmed Season 7
  • Desperate Housewives Season 1
  • Lost Season 1
  • Nebulous Season 1
  • Smallville Season 4
  • Spooks Season 3
  • Stargate Atlantis Season 1
  • The West Wing Season 6
Merchandise Reviews
  • Babylon 5
    Season 5, DVD

  • Doctor Who
    Caerdroia, CD
    Cybermen Tin, CD
    Dalek Empire III: The Future, CD
    Horror of Fang Rock, DVD
    The Last, CD

  • Journey into Space
    The Red Planet, CD

  • Star Trek
    Season Three, DVD

  • Star Trek: Voyager
    Spirit Walk Book Two: Enemy of My Enemy, p/bk

  • The Sweeney
    Season Four, DVD

TV Focus
  • What's on to watch from 6th January to 3rd February 2005
  • In a rush of post-Yuletide goodwill, we’re giving away the complete Babylon 5 TV series, the first season of The 4400 and the Doctor Who DVD Horror of Fang Rock
  • 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 2005. Not for reproduction

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