SFX magazine issue 313 is a massive Good Omens blowout, as we preview the new Sir Terry Pratchett/Neil Gaiman TV show. Pick up a copy in a UK shop (sorry overseas chums, UK only) and in addition to the feature coverage inside you'll get a 28-page supplement celebrating the two authors, plus a double-sided poster featuring Good Omens on one side and The Sandman on the other. Below we run down just a few highlights of the issue; alternatively, you can get a feel for the contents by skimming through this digital preview.
Our cover feature is a 12-page epic on the new TV adaptation of Sir Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s 1990 team-up novel Good Omens. We visited the Garden of Eden on set in South Africa, where we spoke to Gaiman and Pratchett’s assistant Rob Wilkins, as well as stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Big G is rising up from the depths once more, and this time he’s going to be rumbling with a host of classic monsters. We quiz director Michael Dougherty about the epic responsibility of bringing Ghidorah, Rodan and Mothra into an American blockbuster for the first time.
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The latest classic comic to get the TV treatment for streaming service DC Universe is the Len Wein creation (later memorably reworked by Alan Moore) in which a Louisiana biologist is reborn as a hulking monster that can control vegetation. We talk to co-showrunner Gary Dauberman and Swamp Thing himself, Derek Mears.
Years and Years
The man who brought back Doctor Who, Russell T Davies, has returned to science fiction! Well, sort of… new six-part BBC drama Years and Years, described as “Our Friends in the North, but going forwards into the future” follows the lives of a Manchester family from 2019 to 2034. We went on set to speak to Davies and four of his cast.
Alien at 40
Picture a chestburster exploding out of a massive birthday cake… yes, it’s 40 years since Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic hit cinemas. We raise a glass to all things Xenomorph in the company of Nostromo captain Tom Skerritt.
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The Running Man
Every month we look back at a classic (or not so classic) movie, TV show or comic in our regular retrospective slot Time Machine. This time it’s the turn of the 1987 Stephen King adaptation in which Arnold Schwarzenegger strives to survive the world’s most deadly game show…
The big features are just the tip of the iceberg! As ever, our news section is crammed with insights into yet more movies, TV shows, comics and books. In the spotlight this month: the likes of Netflix show The Society, biopic Tolkien, a new Altered Carbon graphic novel, Doctor Who VR adventure The Runaway, CBBC puzzle show Last Commanders, and DC mini-series DCeased.
The SFX verdict on Shazam! kicks off 24 pages of searing critical analysis, as we inform you which of the latest films, TV shows, books, comics, audio plays, and video games are worth splashing your hard-earned cash on!
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