SFX magazine issue 325 is now on sale, and comes with a choice of four covers! As we go in-depth on new Red Dwarf special The Promised Land, you can choose between Rimmer, Lister, Kryten and The Cat. Every issue comes with an A2 poster, a sheet of stickers, and a pair of art cards featuring: four postcards of the cast; concept art from the new special; a Cat dress-up doll! Below we run down a few highlights of the issue; alternatively, you can get a feel for the contents by skimming through this digital preview.
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Red Dwarf: The Promised Land
Your favourite smegheads are back again, and we've got an epic 17-page feature on the new feature-length special, airing on Dave on 9 April. A set report from Pinewood studios, it includes interviews with co-creator Doug Naylor and all four stars, as well as exclusive costume designs and concept art.
The New Mutants
Director Josh Boone tells us why his horror riff on the X-Men universe has been sitting on the shelf for so long; we also speak to comics writer Chris Claremont. Yes, we know, it's been put back again since we went to press! Look, just cut out these eight pages and file them away for the future, okay?
80 Years of Robin
Holy octogenarian! It's been 80 years since Batman's teenage sidekick made his first appearance, in 1940's Detective Comics issue 38. We look back over the history of the character.
No, not the Marvel movie, but the 1998 film which brought Steed and Mrs Peel to the big screen. We speak to director Jeremiah Chechik about the "nightmare" of his battles with the studio as he tried (and failed) to keep his original vision intact.
Australia's first sci-fi TV series has been dug out of the archives and put up online for anyone to view for free. Which is handy, since we've suddenly got a lot of time on our hands… We look into Oz's answer to Doctor Who.
Crossroads in space! That, in a nutshell, was Jupiter Moon, the sci-fi soap opera which aired to a tiny audience on UK satellite pioneer BSB in 1990. We speak to the cast and crew about making the show knowing they might as well "Just go round to viewers' houses and do it in their living room!"
And that's not all for the features: we also mark 70 years of Dan Dare, catch up with Clash Of The Titans and The Hobbit star Luke Evans, and talk to Alex Rider author Anthony Horowitz.
And the big features are just the tip of the iceberg! As ever, our news section, Red Alert, is crammed with insights into yet more films, TV shows, comics and books. In the spotlight this month: new movies Antlers and Carmilla (hey, you'll be able to see them one day…), the latest Marvel event, Empyre; a new Star Trek: Deep Space Nine comic; What We Do In The Shadows; Batwoman and lots more.
The SFX verdict on Onward 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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