SFX Issue 205

Meet Paul, the cover star of our latest issue alongside top-Brit duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

On sale Wednesday 12 January , also available to buy digitally for £2.56.

Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost swap cops and zombies for a little grey man in their latest adventure – extraterrestrial road movie Paul . We chat to the dynamic duo and director Greg Mottola in our exclusive preview feature.

We head due Norse with Marvel’s latest big-screen superhero adaptation Thor . Director Kenneth Branagh and stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston bring the thunder.

After season five brought Supernatural ’s apocalyptic arc to a sombre conclusion the question was always going to be: where next? Find out what’s in store for the future of everyone’s favourite demon-slaying siblings in our massive season six preview.

A British sci-fi show that’s actually set in space? 2011’s already coming up trumps. We go on set for the inside skinny on what to expect from the team behind Life On Mars .

The supernatural houseshare comedy drama takes a trip across the pond for the latest US adaptation of a much-loved British original. Will it go the way of Red Dwarf and Spaced ? Find out inside.

The Movies of Nicholas Meyer

The Wrath Of Khan director talks us through his filmography, from The Seven-Per-Cent Solution to The Odyssey .

Profiles

DS9 ’s Alexander Siddig talks season four of Primeval , ex-Who scribe Ben Aaronovitch on his latest novel and The Event ’s everyman action hero Jason Ritter.

Retro Features

We look back at An American Werewolf In London , ace short-lived series Carnivàle , the rather weird Altered States and 50 years of Top Trumps.

Don’t Miss:

Wishlist: That Buffy The Vampire Slayer reboot is at the top of no-one’s Wishlist, but without Joss, you tell us what you’d like to see.

Spoiler Zone: Doctor Who returns in the form of “A Christmas Carol”, Misfits , The Walking Dead, Merlin and SGU (for now) bid a fond farewell, and there’s also reviews of the latest Chuck, Supernatural, Fringe, Futurama, Eureka, Warehouse 13, The Event, Smallville, The Vampire Diaries, No Ordinary Family and Sanctuary . It’s like Christmas all over again.

  • America takes on Merlin in the latest adaptation of the Arthurian myth Camelot . Will Starz be a match for the Beeb?
  • Spooky goings on in Being Human web-series Becoming Human and ITV’s new prime-time tale Marchlands .
  • Richard Morgan tells us about crafting his first videogame story for Crysis 2 and we take a trip to Canada to see the dragons rise again in hotly anticipated sequel Dragon Age 2 .

Rated: Tron Legacy, Black Swan, Devil, Misfits Season Two, Jon Courtenay Grimwood’s The Fallen Blade, Joe Abercrombie’s The Heroes , World Of Warcraft Cataclysm and more!

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