We're bringing Skeksis back in SFX magazine issue 317, which is now lurking in the shops, eager to haunt your nightmares. it's a The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance extravaganza. The issue comes bagged with loads of goodies: a sheet of 32 stickers, four postcards, a double-sided art card, and a double-sided A1 poster. Below we run down a few highlights of the issue; alternatively, you can get a quick feel for the contents by skimming through this digital preview.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
The issue kicks off with a 12-page set visit feature on the new Netflix show, a prequel to the much-loved 1982 Jim Henson film. As well as speaking to director Louis Leterrier and writers Will Matthews and Jeff Addiss, we quiz the puppeteers and members of the cast, and present concept art of the series' creatures.
It Chapter Two
That evil clown is back, like a bad penny… and so are the Losers' Club, who must come together, decades later, to defeat Pennywise once more as adults. We speak to director Andy Muschietti about returning to Stephen King's world, and quiz all seven of the Losers' Club kids (who feature in flashbacks).
It's a home-invasion movie, but with alligators! We talk to Piranha 3D veteran Alexandre Aja about his return to directing aquatic horror, and star Kaya Scodelario about spending all day in a swimming pool full of other people's pee...
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
As the new Netflix take on the adventures of Adora returns for a third season, showrunner Noelle Stevenson tells us how she went about updating an '80s favourite.
Thirty-three years on from their debut appearance (and 27 years on from the last movie) the fanged furballs are back! We speak to director Bobby Miller and star Dee Wallace.
Sapphire & Steel
The eerie BBC show about two inhuman agents who investigate when "time breaks through" is marking its 40th anniversary. We look back in the company of creator PJ Hammond – and reveal who voiced those opening titles.
The big features are just the tip of the iceberg! As ever, our news section, Red Alert, is crammed with insights into further movies, TV shows, comics and books. In the spotlight this month: Star Trek: Picard, new Amazon fantasy-noir Carnival Row, Alien documentary Memory, a new audio drama of Space: 1999, 80th anniversary comic Marvel Comics #1000, and lots more.
The SFX verdict on Hobbs & Shaw (look it's a quiet month for movies, and Idris Elba's character can punch through walls, alright?) kicks off 23 pages of searing critical analysis, as we inform you which of the latest films, TV shows, books, comics, audio plays, and videogames are worth splashing your hard-earned cash on!
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