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Issue #186 • ships from Feb 3 2005
News-stand Price UK £3.99 / US $7.99

100 pages

Doctor Who
• It’s almost time; with the new series mere weeks away from returning to our screens, we take a look at what's coming, plus an episode-by-episode look at what’s in store, complete with new photos!

Paul McGillionStargate Atlantis
• Paul McGillion’s graduated from a cameo part in the first episode of SG-1 to a regular role on Atlantis. We talk to the actor who’s winning fans’ hearts as Dr Carson Beckett…

Robert VaughnThe Man from Hustle
• Robert Vaughn talks us through a career that’s seen him playing characters on both sides of the law, from secret agent Napoleon Solo to Hustle’s veteran con man Albert Stroller

Josh HollowayLost
• As the decidedly anti-social and 'fdamaged' hoarder Sawyer, Josh Holloway isn’t the nicest of Lost’s castaways – but sometimes it’s good to be bad, as he tells us…


Flashback Extra Crusade

• We take a look at the ill-fated Babylon 5 spin-off series, and find out why a promising series was cut short before it had a chance to shine

Episode Guide 24
• Jack Bauer steps in to save the day once again, as a vengeful terrorist threatens to release a deadly virus that could wipe out the United States… we present our complete guide to Day Three of the hit show.

Primetime Boston Legal
• James Spader and William Shatner star in this spin-off from legal drama The Practice; we find out why it’s going to be very different from its parent show…

Deep Thought
• ‘Everyone’s talking about [insert name of a show here].’ What makes a show become a phenomenon – and is it possible to create one artificially? The TV networks certainly hope so…

• It’s the end of the run for The Fugitive, in our continuing history of classic television.

  • Star Trek: Enterprise and Charmed on the way out?

  • Doctor Who on course for Easter airing

  • Alias and Lost pairing pays dividends in ratings

TV Reviews – 35 episodes reviewed!
  • Alias Season 4
  • Andromeda Season 5
  • Battlestar Galactica Season 1
  • Charmed Season 7
  • Desperate Housewives
  • Lost Season 1
  • Not Only, But Always
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking
  • Smallville Season 4
  • Spooks Season 3
  • Stargate Atlantis Season 1
  • Stargate SG-1 Season 8
  • The West Wing Season 6
Merchandise Reviews

  • Season Five, DVD

  • Blake’s 7
    Season Two, DVD

  • Doctor Who
    Howe’s Transcendental Toybox: Update One, p/bk
    The Next Life, CD
    To the Slaughter, p/bk

  • George and the Dragon
    The Complete Series, DVD

  • Public Eye
    The Complete 1971 Series, DVD

  • Red Dwarf
    Season Six, DVD

  • Sledge Hammer
    Season One, DVD

  • Star Trek
    Ex Machina, p/bk
    To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonian Singh, p/bk

  • The Tomorrow People
    Season Six, DVD

TV Focus
  • What's on to watch from 3rd February to 3rd March 2005

  • This month, we’re reaching into our sack of gifts to give away Season Five of Angel and Red Dwarf VI on DVD…

  • 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, ABC Inc

All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2005. Not for reproduction

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