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Issue #196 • ships from Nov 10 2005
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100 pages

• With the series renewed for a record tenth series, veteran Stargate writer/executive producer Robert C Cooper gives us the low-down on what lies ahead for the SG-1 team – and sister series Stargate Atlantis

Lake BellSurface
• Star Lake Bell discusses her role as oceanographer Laura Daughtery with us in NBC’s new Sci-Fi series… what has she discovered lurking beneath the surface of the ocean?

• A double bill of series interviews, as stars Jorja Fox and George Eads talk candidly about blood, guts… and their acrimonious firing and re-hiring from the hit cop show

Battlestar Galactica (2000s)
• Galactica’s crew chief Tyrol's girlfriend is a Cylon assassin, placing him under suspicion. Actor Aaron Douglas isn’t complaining, though, as he gets to play his ‘Saving Private Ryan’ moment…


Out there, but not for long…Flashback
Something Is Out There

• This issue we take a look at the striking success of this 1980s Sci-Fi mini-series, and then examine why the follow-up series failed…

Episode Guide Firefly
• With Joss Whedon’s movie Serenity in the cinemas, we present our complete and comprehensive guide to the series that inspired the film…

Deep Thought
• In the wake of BBC2’s Space Race, our guide to the ultimate questions raised by TV looks at the events that took Man to the Moon, and asks why we care about President Bush’s plans to return…

• Following the success of The Canterbury Tales, the BBC brings another icon of literature up to date with its new season of contemporary Shakespeare…

Retro Bewitched
• Our history of Cult TV reaches the classic Fantasy sit-com of the Sixties

  • BBC announces new Doctor Who spin-off, Torchwood

  • Doctor Who mini-episode to air on Children in Need

  • Movie moguls the Weinstein brothers bringing Sin City to TV

  • BBC cleared over product placement allegations

  • The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin returns to TV with Studio 7

TV Reviews – 35 episodes reviewed!
  • Afterlife Season 1

  • Battlestar Galactica Season 2

  • Charmed Season 8

  • Desperate Housewives Season 2

  • Hex Season 2

  • Lost Season 2

  • The Lost Decade John Wyndham: The Invisible Man of British Science Fiction

  • Medium Season 2

  • Space Race

  • Spooks Season 4

  • Stargate SG-1 Season 9

  • Stargate Atlantis Season 2

  • The West Wing Season 7

Merchandise Reviews
  • Doctor Who
    Atom Bomb Blues (p/bk
    Back to the Vortex (h/bk)
    City of Death (DVD)
    Pocket Essentials: Doctor Who (p/bk)
    The Shooting Scripts (h/bk)
    The Time Travellers (p/bk)

  • Miscellaneous
    Independent Television Drama Research Guide 1955-2005 (p/bk)
    The Hunger: Seasons One and Two (DVD)

  • Red Dwarf
    Season Seven, DVD

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
    Death in Winter, p/bk

TV Focus
  • What’s on to watch from 10th November to 8th December

  • As we approach the festive season, Christmas is going to come early for one lucky reader – we’ve got a bumper giveaway of the complete X-Files, Lost in Space and Angel 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: NBC, CBS

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

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