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Issue #198 • ships from Jan 4 2006
News-stand Price UK £3.99 / US $7.99

100 pages

Pick of 2006

We meet the people responsible for the must-see shows of 2006, and speak to the stars…

Doctor Who Exclusive!
• Executive producer and writer Russell T Davies reflects on new Doctor, David Tennant, and The Christmas Invasion, looks ahead to Season Two, and reflects on bringing back old friends and monsters

Doctor Who Exclusive!
Plus! Producer Phil Collinson explains how the show can take bigger strides now they know exactly what they can achieve…

Michelle ForbesBattlestar Galactica

• Michelle Forbes joins as Adama’s superior, Admiral Cain. But is this driven woman mad, bad or just dangerous to know? The actress gives us her view…

Time differenceLife on Mars
• John Simm is a caring, politically aware, 21st Century policeman… until he finds himself thrown back in Time to the beer-swilling era of The Sweeney

Creator Matthew Graham describes the origins of BBC1’s new show, and also drops some hints about his upcoming Doctor Who episode

Supernatural doings…Sea of Souls
• Star Iain Robertson tells us about his second year as sceptical paranormal investigator Craig in BBC Scotland’s flagship Supernatural show... and how a change in format is affecting it

Desperate Housewives
• He was left to die in the desert… but Mark Moses tells us about returning to Wisteria Drive as widowed Paul Young, ready to expose more secrets…

• After a season spent on the sidelines, Jonathan Kent is back in the limelight, and actor John Schneider couldn’t be happier – particularly when reunited with his old co-star from The Dukes of Hazzard!

Prison Break
• It’s the latest cliffhanging watercoooler hit! Stars Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller introduce us to the jailbreak drama, and reveal the spooky experiences they’ve had shooting in a disused prison


Primetime Over There
NYPD Blue and LA Law creator Stephen Bochco applies his uncompromising approach to one of today’s great issues, chronicling life during a tour of duty in Iraq

Flashback Morecambe and Wise
• How did the comic duo recover from a disastrous television début to become an essential part of the British Christmas – even 20 years after their last show was made?

Deep Thought
• Our guide to TV’s Ultimate Questions continues to exercise the little grey cells! This issue, we turn off the television in disgust, after seeing an advert one time too many. When does ad fatigue set in, and what makes an advert counterproductive?

Episode Guide Lost in Space
• Our complete and comprehensive guide to Season Three of the classic Sci-Fi series…

Retro Jonny Quest
• Our history of Cult TV takes a look at one of the first attempts at a cartoon series for adults and children alike… years before The Simpsons

  • West Wing star dies – how will the series adjust? Plus, obituary

  • Rival proposals for Star Trek XI, but bad news elsewhere…

  • John Hannam is the new Dr Jekyll… and Mr Hyde

  • Stephen Fry’s Doctor Who episode postponed

  • More Supernatural series to come as Supernatural succeeds

TV Reviews – 25 episodes reviewed!
  • Alias Season 5
  • The Avengers 2 documentaries
  • Charmed Season 7
  • Desperate Housewives Season 2
  • Doctor Who The Christmas Invasion
  • Hex Season 2
  • Hyperdrive New Sci-Fi comedy previewed!
  • Lost Season 2
  • Medium Season 2
  • Sea of Souls Season 3
  • The West Wing Season 7

Merchandise Reviews
  • The Adventures of Superman (1950s)
    Season 1 (DVD)

  • Doctor Who
    Live 34 (CD)

  • The Lone Gunmen
    Complete Series (DVD)

  • BFI Classics
    Buffy The Vampire Slayer (pbk)
    Doctor Who (pbk)
    The Office (pbk)
    Our Friends in the North (pbk)

TV Focus
  • What’s on to watch from 4th to 31st January 2006

  • Win the entire run of the cult show Point Pleasant on DVD! One lucky winner will bag not only the DVD of series, plus also a DVD/TV combination player, while four runners-up will win the DVD…

  • Your views, your say. Send your comments for our letters page (with the Subject: "Letter to the Editor") to: [email protected].com

Images taken from this issue are copyright or courtesy of: Sci-Fi Channel, BBC

All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2006. Not for reproduction

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