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Issue #220 • ships from Sep 19 2007
News-stand Price UK £3.99 / US $7.99

100 pages

Cover Feature
Stargate Atlantis New Season Exclusive

• As Colonel Carter makes a controversial transfer from SG-1 to Atlantis, actress Amanda Tapping tells us how she’s handling her character’s new command role
“The challenge for me is to temper her being in charge with not abusing that responsibility and being power-hungry”

New Season
Exclusive Interviews...

Hermione Norris as Ros MyersSpooks
• Star Hermione Norris reveals how Ros Myers is contributing to the series' new season-long mission to assess the threat from Iran – and how she fitted it around her own pregnancy!

Elisabeth SladenSarah Jane Adventures
• Actress Elisabeth Sladen tells us about becoming the lead in her own series for the second time, and how Sarah Jane is finding becoming a ‘mother’ is far more daunting than spaceflight…

Battlestar Galactica (2000s)
• Director Michael Nankin looks back over his past contributions to the series, and ahead to the fourth season episodes where President Roslin confronts her own mortality – and reveals how he stops character scenes turning into Soap Opera

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
• As Douglas Adams’ Sci-Fi detective novels come to the air, adaptor and director Dirk Maggs tells us what it’s like to feel the Hitch Hikers Guide novelist’s ghost looking over his shoulder as he adapts his work

New Series

Bionic Woman
• Actress Michelle Ryan is the new face of the Bionic Woman, Jaime Summers. She tells us about ‘kicking ass’ (and kicking Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff!) as the ultimate empowered female…

• Actress Sophia Myles, of the award-winning Doctor Who episode The Girl in the Fireplace, takes on the role of an Internet reporter who discovers a dashing detective is also a Vampire…

Pushing Daisies
• Anna Friel is back from the dead thanks to a piemaker’s touch in this quirky new detective Fantasy from the makers of Dead Like Me


Heroes London visitHeroes
• We join the cast in London, including Jack Coleman, Hayden Panettiere, Milo Ventimiglia and Adrian Pasdar as they tour the world to promote the show’s DVD release

Shaun the Sheep Photo Special
• A visual guide to the second run of baa-rking antics for the woolly recalcitrant, complete with full episode run down


Primetime Dirty Sexy Money
• Money can’t buy you happiness, Peter Krause discovers as he becomes the guardian to a family who’re so stinking rich that their lives are rotten…

Deep Thought
• The latest burning issue of the televisual moment: Once, the first week of September saw a flood of new series, but no more. So when did the TV highlight of the year become diluted into a month-long trickle?

• Our continuing history of television turns to Batman’s stablemate The Green Hornet, to ask why the crime-fighting hero was so instantly swatted

Radio Zone
• Hell has a new inmate in the sixth season of the burningly funny Old Harry’s Game… and as cast members Robert Duncan and Michael Fenton-Stevens tell us, she’s going to write Satan’s authorized biography

TV Reviews – 12+ episodes reviewed!
  • The 4400 Season 4
  • Blake's 7 Episode 2 - Audio adventures
  • Classic Serial Solaris
  • Eureka Season 2
  • Flash Gordon (2000s) Season 1 – New series
  • Hyperdrive Season 2 – Season Finale
Merchandise Reviews
  • Danger Man
    Complete hour-long run (DVD)

  • Doctor Who
    The Key to Time (DVD)

  • Radio Sci-Fi
    Childhood’s End (CD)
    The Kraken Wakes (CD)
    The Slide (CD)

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
    Resistance (p/bk)

TV Focus
  • What's on to watch from 19th September to 17th October

Readers' Forum
  • 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 2008. Not for reproduction

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