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Issue #188 • ships from Apr 7 2005
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100 pages

Doctor Who 2005
• As the series returns to television – at last! – we chat to stars Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper about stepping aboard the TARDIS

We talk to the people responsible for realizing the new Daleks . A special sneak preview with all-new pictures from the Dalek episode!

Ron ThorntonCaptain Scarlet
• Following his work on the Sci-Fi series Babylon 5, effects maestro Ron Thornton was recruited to save Gerry Anderson’s New Captain Scarlet.

He explains how he got the project back on track…

Jimmy Smits and Alan AldaThe West Wing
• With Martin Sheen’s President Bartlet reaching the end of his term of office, we talk to his potential successors in the series, namely Jimmy Smits and Alan Alda…

Jason Flemyng as Professor QuatermassQuatermass Experiment
• With Nigel Kneale’s classic Sci-Fi adventure returning to the BBC, we speak to star Isla Blair and director Sam Miller about the challenges of bringing Sci-Fi to the screen in a live production…


Flashback Special The Work of Nigel Kneale

• To coincide with BBC Four’s revival of The Quatermass Experiment, we present a look back at the early work of the television pioneer

Episode Guide Alias
• Season Two of the hit spy series sees the SD-6 organization about to be taken down. We present our complete and comprehensive guide…

Primetime Blind Justice
• Being blinded in a shootout isn’t enough to stop New York detective Jim Dunbar returning to duty, in this new drama from Steven Bochco, creator of Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue. We talk to Bochco and star Ron Eldard

Deep Thought
• With the announcement of the BBC’s charter renewal, we take a look at how the licence fee is being spent – and whether public service broadcasting is a viable concept …

• Our continuing history of television takes a side-step this time, as we cast our eyes over some classic cartoons!

  • Doctor Who Season Two?

  • Enterprise finale ‘appalling’, says cast-member Jolene Blalock

  • Babylon 5 movie a no-go

TV Reviews – Over 30 episodes reviewed!
  • 24 Season 4

  • Alias Season 4

  • Andromeda Season 5

  • Carnivàle Season 2

  • Desperate Housewives Season 1

  • Doctor Who 2005 Season 1
    With special guest reviewers, Red Dwarf creator Rob Grant and best-selling Science Fiction author Stephen Baxter

  • Lost Season 1

  • Medium Season 1

  • Smallville Season 4

  • Star Trek: Enterprise Season 4

  • Stargate Atlantis Season 1

  • The West Wing Season 6

Merchandise Reviews
  • The Day of the Triffids

  • Doctor Who
    UNIT: Time Heals, CD

  • Dominick Hyde

  • The Goodies
    A Second Helping at Last, DVD

  • The Invisible Man

  • The Nightmare Man

  • Quatermass
    The Quatermass Collection, DVD

  • Star Trek
    Engines of Destiny, p/bk

TV Focus
  • What's on to watch from 1st April to 28th April

  • This issue we’re giving away…
  • Doctor Who
    The Mind Robber DVDs and Doctor Who and the Daleks MP3-CDs

  • Boon
    Season One DVDs

  • Press Gang
    Season Three DVDs

  • 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: Anderson Productions, NBC, BBCtv

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

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