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THE AVENGERS MOVIE YOU NEVER GOT TO SEE!

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Y E A R S 325

OF THE WORLD’S NUMBER ONE SCI-FI MAGAZINE

WHAT ?! EG D THE SEM T WO R L ON-S SIVE! E XC L U

THE RETURN OF

DAN DARE

70 YEARS OF THE WORLD’S NUMBER ONE SPACE HERO

THE NEW MUTANTS

THE GOTHIC X-MEN MOVIE ARRIVES AT LAST

but not as we know it...

Rimmer, Lister, Kryten and the Cat are going feature-length this Easter

THE STRANGER

THE RETURN OF AUSTRALIA’S ANSWER TO DOCTOR WHO

ROBIN

BATMAN’S BOY WONDER TURNS 80

PLUS! SEA FEVER CARMILLA DEEP SPACE NINE POWER PACK BATWOMAN SCI-FI CLOBBER!


RED DWARF

HAS GONE FEATURE-LENGTH BUT THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT A MOVIE. SFX JOINS CREATOR DOUG NAYLOR, THE BOYS FROM THE DWARF AND A NEW LITTER OF CATS ON A MISSION TO FIND “THE PROMISED LAND”…

PORTRAITS BY DES WILLIE

WORDS: RICHARD EDWARDS

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RED DWARF

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THE NEW MUTANTS

AFTER YEARS STUCK IN MOVIE PURGATORY,

THE NEW MUTANTS IS FINALLY SEEING THE LIGHT OF DAY. WE ASK DIRECTOR JOSH BOONE WHY IT TOOK SO LONG WORDS: DAVID GROVE

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THE NEW MUTANTS

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A TEACHER IS ACTUALLY AN ALIEN VISITOR IN THE STRANGER, AUSTRALIA’S FIRST SCIENCE FICTION TV SERIES, WHICH HAS NOW BEEN UNEARTHED FROM THE ARCHIVES WORDS: JONATHAN BLUM

THUNDERSTORM LASHES A DARK street in ’60s Sydney. A man’s hand reaches out, lingering, letting the rain fall on him… Slowly his finger caresses the droplets, just savouring the feel of the water. Then he walks up to a house, lies down, and carefully arranges himself as if he’s collapsed. Wild-eyed and haunted, he knocks on the door, then closes his eyes… and smiles slightly to himself. So begins The Stranger, the first science fiction TV series ever produced in Australia, which has just been unearthed from the archives by ABC-TV’s RetroFocus web team, and uploaded on YouTube and iView (ABC’s equivalent to iPlayer) for worldwide viewing. While it starts out as basically “the Famous Five find a flying saucer”, it grows steadily more sophisticated and ambitious,

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THE STRANGER

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ROBIN AT 80

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ROBIN AT 80

THE

ALL COMICS IMAGES © DC COMICS

YEARS

ROBIN

AS CELEBRATES 80 YEARS OF TIGHTS AND FIGHTS WE PAY TRIBUTE TO THE ULTIMATE COMIC BOOK SIDEKICK WORDS: NICK SETCHFIELD

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WHAT WAS STANLEY KUBRICK’S INDIRECT ROLE IN THE FAILURE OF A FILM BASED ON A BELOVED FRANCHISE? WORDS: JAMES GOSS

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9000

WARNER BROS/ALAMY

THE AVENGERS

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