Monthly Magazine from United Kingdom
Ceased publication

- First and last issue: 1996-2008
- "Xpose is the monthly magazine of fantastic movies and tv - exploring behind the screens of new and current Fantasy TV shows and blockbuster films."
- A sister publication to Film Review.
- Published by Visual Imagination
- Website: www.visimag.com/index.htm

Last updated:
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CONTENTS: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 GALLERIES: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 All

Issue 106
Spring 2008
The X-Files A first-look at images from the second movie
Doctor Who (2000s) We talk to 2007 Christmas special Voyage of the Damned director James Strong
Torchwood A double-length interview with lead writer Chris Chibnall, on lessons learnt, James Marsters and the changing series
The Golden Compass From the set of the filming...
- Stars Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman
- Director Chris Weitz
- Series creator Adrian Hodges on the changes in the second season
- Actor Andrew-Lee Potts, aka Connor Temple, tells us about alternate realities and nastier creatures!
I Am Legend We hear from...
- Star Will Smith on how it felt to be the last man on Earth
- Director Francis Lawrence, star Alice Braga and producer Akiva Goldsman
Reaper We meet Ray Wise, who plays the Devil...!
Heroes Star Trek legend Nichelle Nichols on joining the series as strong-willed Nana Dawson, PLUS her on-screen granddaughter Monica, played by Dana Davis
Sweeney Todd We hear from stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Alan Rickman, with director Tim Burton
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix From the set of the filming... We talk to stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint
Lost Producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof share their thoughts on the ebb and flow of the third season
This issue was produced in conjunction with Cult Times Special #46

Special #32, Special - Harry Potter 5 2007
A double dose of Harry Potter: A huge special section devoted to the last book and Film #5
We chart the build-up to the greatest event in Potter history in a News Special
Star interviews - The Big Three!
- Daniel Radcliffe
- Emma Watson
- Rupert Grint
Plus! The Men Behind the Magic...
- Producer David Heyman
- Director David Yates
- Producer David Bowen
10 Things You Never Knew About... - The Order of the Phoenix's Imelda Staunton
PLUS Interviews with...
Eureka - Star Colin Ferguson
The 4400 - Actor Kevin Tighe discusses his new role as a senator
The Dead Zone - Producer Lloyd Segan
Jekyll - Co-star, and new Bionic Woman, Michelle Ryan
Bionic Folk - A look back at the history of the Bionic Woman and the Six Million Dollar Man
Summer Movie Preview - Our comprehensive run-down of the big screen Fantasy hits coming to the multiplexes over the summer months...

Issue 105
Winter 2007
The Sarah Jane Adventures We assess the career of Doctor Who character Sarah Jane Smith, the investigative journalist
Doctor Who We take a look at the history of the Sontarans, a race of clone warriors
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Our year-long celebration of the series' 10th anniversary continues with...
- An overview of Season Five
- Actress Clare Kramer recalls becoming the enemy who 'slayed the Slayer'...
- Complete critical Season Five episode guide
- Buffy star Anthony Stewart Head looks back on the show, and also recalls playing the villain in the Doctor Who episode that marked Sarah Jane Smith's return
Heroes Actor Greg Grunberg hints about what's in store for his character, telepathic cop Matt Parkman, in Season Two
Coming Attractions - Advance info on The Dark is Rising, I am Legend, Enchanted, Aliens vs Predator: Requiem and Beowulf.
Plus a look at forthcoming TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Pull-out posters - The Sarah Jane Adventures and Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic
Book Review - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Film Review - Stardust
TV Reviews - Eureka, Pushing Daisies, Reaper, Jekyll
10 Things You Never Knew About... - The new Bionic Woman Michelle Ryan

Issue 104
July 2007
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- We talk to Daniel Radcliffe on set...
- Katie Leung on playing Cho Chong
- Matthew Lewis on playing Neville Longbottom
Heroes - Malcolm Dowell on playing Mr Linderman
Lost - A look back at three years on the island, and where the series can go...
Eureka - We talk to roducer Robert Petroviczi
The 4400 - Creator Scott Peters on the changing world of the series
Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Our year-long celebration of the series' 10th anniversary continues with the fourth season
TV Reviews - Heroes, Lost, Medium, Supernatural
10 Things You Never Knew About... - Christina Cox, Blood Ties' ex-cop Vicki Nelson

Issue 103
May 2007
- Masi Oka - Hiro himself charts his progress from teenage whizkid to special effects artist and series star
- James Kyson Lee - The actor tells us about his character Ando
- George Takei - George Takei tells us about moving from the starship Enterprise to become Hiro's dad
Harry Potter - We wonder why some people can only bring themselves to read books with 'adult' covers
Blood Ties - Producer and writer Peter Mohan describes how he brought Tanya Huiff's best-selling series of novels to the small screen
Lost - Actress Yunjin Kim tells us how she made the shift from Korean stardom to fame in Hollywood, and about playing Sun
His Dark Materials - We speak to the new film's producers
The Dead Zone - Star Anthony Michael Hall tells us about his real-life dealings with psychics
Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Our year-long celebration of the series' 10th anniversary continues with the third season
TV Reviews - Heroes Lost, Medium, Supernatural
10 Things You Never Knew About... - Niki - and Jessica - Ali Larter from Heroes
More brain-teasing puzzles

Issue 102
March 2007
Daniel Radcliffe in Equus - We snatched a few words with the Harry Potter actor about the prospect of revealing all...
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Star Jason Isaacs tells us about playing hissable villain Lucius Malfoy
Primeval - Adrian Hodges, creator of ITV's new timeslip drama, tells us about bringing dinosaurs to the small screen
Lost - Josh Holloway on playing bad boy Sawyer
Heroes - We catch up with the creator of the last year's biggest new hit, Tim Kring, plus some choice interventions from the cast...
The Dresden Files - Co-star Valerie Cruz on how her character, Lt Connie Murphy, has been developed
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles - We take a nostalgic look back in prepartion for the characters' CGI big screen return
Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Continuing our year-long celebration of the series' 10th anniversary, we look back at the year Angel underwent a terrible change...
Coming Attractions - Spider-Man 3, Sunshine, The Invisible, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
TV Reviews - Heroes, Medium, Supernatural
10 Things You Never Knew About... - Ben Miller, Primeval's Machiavellian civil servant
More brain-teasing puzzles

Issue 101
January 2007
Lost - Writers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse interviewed
Ghost Whisperer - Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt reflects on how her character Melinda Gordon has changed
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - We begin a year-long celebration of the series' 10th anniversary by looking back to its troubled origins as a cult movie...
The Dresden Files - Star Paul Blackthorne and the show's producers fill us in on the adaptation of the best-selling books
Heroes - We speak to Buffy star Leonard Roberts about being a phase-shifting criminal in the show
Terry Pratchett's Hogfather - Actor Marc Warren on playing the creepily polite assassin Mr Teatime...
Supernatural - We talk to the two Winchester brothers, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles
Christmas Fantasy - A baker's dozen of classic Yuletide Fantasy movies and episodes...
The Xpose calendar for 2007, our puzzle page and the Xpose Miscellany!
Coming Attractions - A bumper-sized preview of the first action images from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
TV Reviews - Heroes, Lost and Supernatural, plus The Prestige and the screen version of Terry Pratchett's Hogfather
10 Things You Never Knew About... - Christopher Eccleston, former Doctor Who and now one of the Heroes

Special #31, Yearbook 2006
Harry Potter We catch up with not one but two of the smash hit film franchise's young stars to look ahead to The Order of the Phoenix
- Daniel Radcliffe tells us about playing Harry Potter in a special film for Queen Elizabeth the Second's 80th birthday, and in a parody for Ricky Gervais's comedy Extras...
- ...while Rupert Grint reveals how it feels to grow up onscreen, working with Julie Walters both as wizard Ron Weasley and in the film comedy Driving Lessons
Charmed Executive producer Brad Kern reflects on the highs and lows of the series
Highlights of the Year Out annual rundown of the 25 top Fantasy moments takes us from the mysteries of the Lost island to two Mediums called Alison, taking in an exorcist for hire and the end of Charmed...
Fantasy Musicals We take a look at attempts to put fantastical tales to music, from The Chronicles of Narnia to Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire
Plus! Musical maestro Jeff Wayne tells us about the origins of his best-selling musical version of HG Wells' War of the Worlds, and its transition to the stage...
Buffy The Vampire Slayer As the series prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary, we catch up with star Anthony Stewart Head
Eragon We talk to director Stefan Fasngmeier
The Prestige Author Christopher Priest discusses Christopher Nolan's movie version of his novel
Movies 2007 Preview We take a look at the must-see movies of 2007, including Pirates of the Caribbean 3, Transformers, Spider-Man 3 and, of course, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix...

Issue 100

10 Years of fantasy recalled - the top episodes and movies of the year, and the behind-the-scenes tales...

The legacy of The X-Files and Buffy The Vampire Slayer assessed. Are they the greatest series of all time, and did they pave the way for today's successes?
Fantasy Legends United - Harry Potter creator JK Rowling joins Horror legend Stephen King and cult writer John Irving for a very special charity event...
Medium - Star Patricia Arquette reflects on her Emmy Award-winning success on television
Ghost Whisperer - What does lead actress Jennifer Love Hewitt make of rival series Medium?
Heroes - Actor Greg Grunberg introduces us to his new role, as an ordinary beat cop who finds he's developing psychic powers
The Dresden Files - We talk to the creative team behind the new show, and to star Paul Blackthorne...
Discworld - Fantasy author Terry Pratchett tells us about seeing his creation finally reach the screen, in the form of a live-action adaptation of Christmassy tale Hogfather...
Animated Fantasy - We look at projects as wide-ranging as A Scanner Darkly and Howl's Moving Castle
Book Reviews - Tery Pratchett's latest Tale of Discworld - Wintersmith
10 Things You Never Knew About... - Harry Potter creator JK Rowling

Issue 99
Charmed - The second part of our farewell to the series, continuing from Issue 98
- Share director Derek Johansen's highlights of his seven years experience of working with the show
- Relive four sagas of love, death and suburban sorcery with our extensive episode guides for Seasons Five to Eight
- 10 Things You Never Knew About... the last of the witches, Kaley Cuoco
Harry Potter - We uncover abandoned ideas and lost possibilities in the worlds of Harry Potter, Narnia and many many more Fantasy favourites
Alias - Actor Ron Rifkin reflects on finding the Humanity in his perfidious character Arvin Sloane
Eureka - Big screen legend Joe Morton reveals why he committed to weekly television, to play Henry


Movie Reviews - The verdict on Superman Returns
TV Reviews - The final episodes of Charmed , Alias also takes its last bow, and season's end for Medium and Lost

Issue 98
Charmed - As the hit Supernatural show leaves the air after eight years, we say farewell
- Actor Victor Webster tells us about becoming the man who finally fulfils Phoebe's romantic dreams
- Plus! - Beginning a two-part look back at the entire series, a second chance to see our sold-out guides to Seasons One to Four...
Medium - Ex-Frasier star Kelsey Grammer tells us why his portrayal of the Angel of Death just wants to sell Patricia Arquette insurance...
Harry Potter - We assess the future of the story and the dark paths JK Rowling seems determined to tread
Movie Reviews - The verdicts on the X-Men's Last Stand
Coming Attractions - A first look at Eragon
TV Reviews - A bumper batch of 13 Charmed episodes, with Lost and Alias

Issue 97
December 2005
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe - We talk to producer Mark Johnson about this new movie, and laying the groundwork for the sequel, Prince Caspian!
The Dead Zone - Actor Chris Bruno tells us about swapping Sheriff Bannerman's badge to direct the episode Independence Day
Plus! - An exclusive look at the storyboards for Independence Day
MirrorMask - Illustrator Dave McKean chats to us about bringing his unique visual style to the big screen, with this whimsical Fantasy film from the Jim Henson Company...
Harry Potter
- Daniel Radcliffe - We talk to the star
- Mike Newell - We talk to the director
- Posters - To celebrate the release of The Goblet of Fire, we present four posters from the film!
10 Things You Never Knew About... Tilda Swinton, The Chronicles of Narnia's White Witch
Movie Reviews - The verdicts on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and MirrorMask
TV Reviews - Alias, Medium, Lost, Supernatural and the updated The Night Stalker

Special #30, Spring Preview 2006 2005
The State of Fantasy
We take a look at the resurgence in Fantasy film and TV
Harry Potter
- Exclusive Star Jason Isaacs, aka the villainous Lucius Malfoy, reveals his softer side
- Creature effects supervisor Nick Dudmanon creating the movies' fantastic creatures
- Will hero Leo Wyatt emerge from the deep freeze for the finale? Star Brian Krause tells all...
- The series' latest addition Ivan Sergei chats to us about life as SFPD's finest, Henry...
Medium Star Patricia Arquette tells us about life before and after her Emmy award
The Dead Zone Star and executive producer Anthony Michael Hall looks back at five seasons of playing psychic Johnny Smith
Zathura Director Jon Favreau takes us through the effects technology used to realize his retro world Sci-Fi film
Supernatural Star Jensen Ackles looks ahead to the events that'll close the show's first season
Xpose Investigates... The return of an old favorite, as we examine conspiracy theories and their appeal
A Fantasy Miscellany A compendium of esoteric facts and figures from Fantasy film and TV
The Chronicles of Narnia Which directors should take the helm for the other Narnia films?
Movie Preview 2006 We look ahead at the films to watch in 2006, from V for Vendetta to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Movie School Reports How did your favorite Fantasy director fare in 2005? We give them their marks out of 10...
Alias We take a look at the twists and turns of its plot, and where it's likely to end up

Issue 96
October 2005
Harry Potter On-Set!
We present a special 20-page look behind the scenes of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, featuring...
- Hermione, Ron and the Weasleys - Emma Watson and Rupert Grint tell us all about getting their glad rags on for the Hogwarts Yule Ball, while the Weasleys gather round for a family chat...
- Producer David Heyman muses on the challenges of adapting the book for the big screen - and tells us what had to be left by the wayside
- Special Effects - We find out how effects wizards Jim Mitchell and John Richardson brought their own brand of magic to The Goblet of Fire
Plus... We present our in-depth review of the latest book in the series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!

Also in this issue...
Lost - Terry O'Quinn, alias survivalist Locke, explains how playing with knives almost cost him a finger, or two...
Charmed - New girl Kaley Cuoco chats about how she's shaking up the Halliwell household as troublesome trainee witch Billie
Supernatural - We talk to the creator of the spooky new series, Eric Kripke
The Night Stalker - X-Files producer Frank Spotnitz explains how he's revisiting one of the inspirations for that series, in his bang-up-to-date remake
Xpose posters! Two super pull-out posters from this winter's big Fantasy blockbuster, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
10 Things You Never Knew About... Miranda Richardson, Harry Potter's sensation-seeking reporter nemesis Rita Skeeter
TV Reviews
- A shock return for an old nemesis in Alias
- Is it the end of the road for the Charmed girls?
- Lost reaches its dramatic season finale

Issue 95
July 2005
Charmed Star Brian Krause on his character Leo's newfound mortality, and what lies in store for the Halliwell sisters in their final series...
The Dead Zone Star Anthony Michael Hall chats to us about the upcoming fourth season of the paranormal series
The 4400 Star Patrick Fleuger tells Xpose about how his character Shawn Farrell has developed
Coming Attractions Special!
We go behind the scenes of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and talk to the people charged with turning the 636-page novel into a two-hour film...
Posters! Four super pull-out posters featuring Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Star Wars: Episode III, Neil Gaiman's MirrorMask and the DVD debut of the Charmed girls!
10 Things You Never Knew About... Amber Tamblyn, God's instrument on Earth in Joan of Arcadia
Film Reviews
The Xpose team give their verdicts on Star Wars: Episode III, and get the knives out for Paris Hilton's turn in slasher Horror House of Wax
TV Reviews
A bumper crop of reviews this issue, as:
- Sydney goes underground in Alias
- The Lost islanders deal with a death among their number
- Charmed hits its 150th episode
- Medium explores the dark side of Human nature
- Joan of Arcadia is unlucky in love

Special #29, Magic Books 2005
Fantasy Authors!
We talk to the people behind the current resurgence in Fantasy fiction, from veteran authors to exciting new voices...
- Bestselling author James Patterson talks about making the change to to children's Fantasy with The Angel Experiment
- The author of Tales of Einarinn Juliet E McKenna looks at how JRR Tolkien's legacy has informed modern Fantasy literature
- New author Francis Hardinge discusses her book Fly by Night
- Actor-turned-author Ian Ogilvy is proving that cleanliness is next to Godliness with his series of children's books
Fantasy Books!
We take a look at the Potter phenomenon, and the Fantasy novels lining up for a shot at JK Rowling's crown ...
- The Books of Roald Dahl - A look back at the work of the master of macabre children's fiction...
- Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - The rights to Susanna Clarke's debut novel have been snapped up by New Line Cinema - but how will they translate a 782-page brick of a book to the screen?
- Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events - Why hasn't it turned into a film series to match Harry Potter?
- The Chronicles of Narnia - Will the seven-book saga match the success of his contemporary JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings?
- His Dark Materials - Has work on the film adaptations stalled, if so, why?
Fantasy Films!
It's a blockbuster season of witches, wizards, dream-worlds and the walking dead on the silver screen. We talk to...
- Visionary director Tim Burton chats to us about turning Johnny Depp into a puppet for his upcoming Corpse Bride, and why he's chosen to adapt Roald Dahl's classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Writer Neil Gaiman talks about his upcoming move to the big screen with Fantasy film MirrorMask, and his future film projects
- Star Nicole Kidman discusses her role in the rather confusing film version of classic TV series Bewitched
-: Don't forget there's the blockbuster film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire due out in a few short months. We investigate...
Fantasy TV!
Fantasy films may be dominating the cinema, but the small-screen continues to nurture a number of classic Supernatural series...
- Star Dorian Gregory and executive producer Brad Kern discuss the successful seventh season of the hit Fantasy show Charmed , and look ahead to its final year...
- What does The Dead Zone have in store for character Sarah Bannerman? We asked star Nicole de Boer.
Fall Movie Preview
We take a look at the films that'll be packing audiences in this autumn, including Harry Potter, MirrorMask and King Kong
10 Things You Didn't Know About...
Screen veteran Michael Caine

Issue 94
May 2005
Harry Potter We investigate the weird and wonderful world of unlicensed fan fiction
Hercules Star Paul Telfer on taking the character back to his murderously gory origins, and pushing to play the character with an English accent in this NBC mini-series
Alias With a fifth season on the way, we talk to Kevin Weisman about his role as the the show's resident techno-wizard Marshall J Flinkman
The Dead Zone Newly-promoted executive producer Lloyd Segan tells us how he's looked to Johnny Smith's past for inspiration
Charmed Executive producer Brad Kern guides us through some of the loose ends that have yet to be resolved
Posters! Four super pull-out posters featuring Star Wars Episode III, the Fantastic Four, Batman Begins and hit spy series Alias
10 Things You Never Knew About... Victor Garber, Alias's one-time Messiah turned double agent
- Keanu Reeves struggles to avoid the torments of Hell in Constantine
- Sydney goes globetrotting in Season Four of Alias
- Allison dreams of the Devil in Medium
- Someone's sabotaged the castaways' escape raft in Lost
- God dictates the direction of Joan's education, in Joan of Arcadia
Coming Attractions
- Batman Begins Christian Bale dons the rubber suit in Chris Nolan's revival of the Bat-franchise - but will it top Tim Burton's outings or will it be another Batman and Robin?
- Fantastic Four Will this brighter, sparkier attempt at a comic-book movie from the director of Barbershop sink or swim?
In the News
- Spider-Man 3 villain cast!
- Charmed producer reveals casting details for his upcoming Mermaid series!
- Yet another Beowulf film underway...
- Director picked for X-Men 3!

Special #28, Charmed 2005
- Star Holly Marie Combs talks to us about juggles parenting, animal husbandry and starring as the eldest of the Halliwell sisters
- Executive producer E Duke Vincent shares his thoughts on overseeing seven seasons and reaching the milestone of 150 episodes
- Directors Jon Pare and Jim Conway chat about their experiences on the series
- After seven years of playing Mr Nice Guy, actor Brian Krause is relishing the chance to take his character Leo Wyatt into darker territory...
- Detective Darryl Morris finds himself in an uncomfortable position after seven years, actor Dorian Gregory explains
- Star Rose McGowan looks back at four years of playing the fourth Halliwell sister
- Executive producer Brad Kern chats about making the show's seventh season the best yet
- We present our rundown of the top 25 episodes that make Charmed the magical series that it is...
Alias Carl Lumbly chats to us about getting Agent Dixon away from his desk job and back in the field
Hercules There's a darker side to the legend which a new mini-series is bringing to light. We talk to the producers and the star-studded cast, including The Lord of the Rings' Sean Astin and former 007 Timothy Dalton...
Veronica Mars Enrico Colantoni has turned his hand to sleuthing in the town of Neptune, as PI Keith Mars
Lost Star Maggie Grace chats about her role as spoiled rich girl Shannon
The Jacket A military veteran who believes he's able to predict the Future suffers visions of his death. Oscar-winner Adrien Brody explains what attracted him to this unusual character... and spills the beans on his role in Peter Jackson's King Kong
Movies 2005 Preview We take a look at the must-see movies of this summer, including Tim Burton's re-imagining of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the final Star Wars film, Revenge of the Sith...
And finally...
Old Fool's Almanac What shows might be brought back for a 'Next Generation' run? Our resident mad seer looks into the Future and reveals all...

Issue 93
March 2005

Charmed Star Alyssa Milano discusses her role as Phoebe Halliwell
Harry Potter vs Lord of the Rings We take a look at the wealth of merchandise spun off from the iconic Fantasy franchises. Which series has the best toys, and which has spawned the most shameless cash-ins?
Point Pleasant Star Elisabeth Harnois tries to elicit some sympathy for the Devil in her role as Christina Nickson, the teenage daughter of Satan
Lost Creator JJ Abrams talks to us about developing this intricately-plotted tale of castaways on a mysterious tropical island
Giant Posters! Four massive pull-out posters featuring the cast of spooky Fantasy series Point Pleasant, Charmed's Alyssa Milano, the mechanical heroes of Robots, and the castaways of JJ Abrams' hit series Lost
10 Things You Never Knew About... Patricia Arquette, the star of NBC's new paranormal series Medium
- More twists and turns in Season Four of Alias
- The Avatars plan to change the world in Charmed
- A madman threatens the castaways of Lost
- We predict great things for NBC's new paranormal series Medium
Coming Attractions
- The Ring 2 Naomi Watts stars in the sequel to 2002's The Ring
- Robots Ewan McGregor and Halle Berry lead an all-star cast in this tale of mechanical misfits
In the News
- Star Trek: Enterprise cancelled - is Charmed facing the chop?
- Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest plot and casting details revealed!
- The WB's President mulls over the idea of a TV movie featuring Angel's anti-hero Spike
- Sandman author Neil Gaiman penning a CG-animated Beowulf film

Issue 92
February 2005
Harry Potter 13 magical moments from the Harry Potter saga, from JK Rowling's trademark plot twists to the big-screen spectacle of the film series
A Coming Attractions special, previewing the upcoming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film, complete with new photos!
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Scottish comedian Billy Connolly talks to us about snakes, inert babies and tap-dancing penguins
Star Emily Browning chats about playing the elder Baudelaire orphan Violet
Charmed Brian Krause tells us how he's relishing the opportunity to explore Leo Wyatt's dark side
Medium Patricia Arquette takes on the role of real-life psychic Allison DuBois in this Supernatural series - she tells us how a real person's life story has been turned into an ongoing Fantasy series...
Giant Posters! Four massive pull-out posters featuring the Baudelaire orphans from Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Charmed's Brian Krause in full-on Gladiator mode, the devilishly attractive Elizabeth Hamois from Point Pleasant, and Medium's Patricia Arquette
10 Things You Never Knew About... Terence "Kneel before Zod!" Stamp, now playing the Jor-El, the father of Superman, in Smallville
- Alias returns to our screens with a bang
- Charmed continues its run of great episodes
- More castaways reveal their secrets in Lost - but they raise more questions than they answer...
- Joan of Arcadia goes from strength to strength
Coming Attractions
Son of the Mask The belated sequel to 1994's hit comedy, with Alan Cumming hamming it up in place of Jim Carrey...
New Show
Point Pleasant �It's not easy being young, single and the spawn of Satan, as the ironically-named Christina Nixon is set to discover. The Omen meets The O.C. in this devilishly good new series from Buffy writer Marti Noxon, starring Elisabeth Harnois as Christina
In the News
- Buffy creator Joss Whedon's next project
- Director Chris Weitz - and God! - out of His Dark Materials film
- James Cameron tackles Manga with Battle Angel Alita
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince gets publication date!

Issue 91
January 2005
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Star Jim Carrey reveals the inspiration for the many guises his character adopts in pursuit of his nefarious plans...
Harry Potter Photo preview: We head on location for The Goblet of Fire, to reveal a shaggier look for Harry, and more stylish togs for the off-set Hermione...
Charmed Writer Curtis Kheel looks ahead to the coming dangers, and reveals the origins of his film noir parody Charmed Noir
Earthsea The creative talent behind the show reveal their approach to briing Earthsea to life.
And... Stars Shawn Ashmore and Kristin Kreuk, of X-Men and Smallville fame, discuss their lead roles.
Giant Posters! Four massive pull-out posters from Elektra, Earthsea, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and Charmed's film noir episode Charmed Noir
10 Things You Never Knew About... The mother of the girl who talks to God, Joan of Arcadia's Mary Steenburgen
- Charmed hits a run of success with a hat-trick of great episodes
- Corruption returns to the police department in Joan of Arcadia
- The castaways are still Lost and revealing their back stories...
Coming Attractions
Elektra Can Jennifer Garner find solo success without Daredevil?
In the News
- King Kong is revealed to be the last of his kind as Peter Jackson speaks
- Is Kevin Spacey the new Lex Luthor?
- Pulp's Jarvis Cocker will score Harry Potter!
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix gets its director
- The Wachowski brothers take on V for Vendetta!

Issue 90
November 2004
Joan of Arcadia The star of CBS's hit take on God's mysterious ways, Amber Tamblyn, lets us in on her views on religion, success and politics
Lemony Snicket Director Brad Silberling tells us how he set about bring the sorry tale of the Baudelaire children to life
Lost Star Harold Perrineau and survival on a desert island
Dead Like Me As 1930s showgirl Daisy, Laura Harris slept her way to success, and now she has work to do as a Reaper
Charmed Executive producer, writer and all-round head honcho Brad Kern reflects on the first episodes of the seventh season
10 Things You Never Knew About... The ubiquitous actor who's becoming a star in Lost, Terry O'Quinn
- It's the Tipping Point for Johnny Smith in The Dead Zone
- The Bare Witch Project introduces someone who loses her clothes even more often than the Charmed Ones.
- Joan of Arcadia tells God to leave her alone
Coming Attractions � A Sound of Thunder waits till Marhc to echo, White Noise carries messages from the dead, and Blade goes for the Trinity
In the News
- Could Spider-Man 3 be the final movie?
- As one Superman passes away, another is cast...
- Pulp's Jarvis Cocker will score Harry Potter!
- Joss Whedon quits TV - the world mourns!
- Shatner to be shot into Space!

Special #27, Yearbook 2004
The Lord of the Rings We talk to two of the stars who've benefited from the extra DVD screen time - Bernard Hill, King Theoden, and John Noble, who plays the troubled Steward of Gondor, Denethor
Angel in 2004 We take a look back at the series' final season - with a little help from Wesley's diaries - and ask: where do we go from here?
Highlights of the Year Our run-through of the top 25 movies and TV shows of 2004 - but which one will take the coveted top spot?
Charmed New addition to the cast Kerr Smith explains how his character, FBI Agent Kyle Brody, has become involved in the mixed-up world of the Halliwell sisters.
Actor Joel Swetow talks about the return of the Avatar leader, Alpha...
Tru Calling Star Eliza Dushku talks to us about what might have been
Dead Like Me Jasmine Guy's rebellious reaper Roxy has gone up in the world,promoted from traffic warden to policewoman. The actress talks to us about the possibilities that the career switch has opened up for her character
Earthsea X-Men star Shawn Ashmore talks about his role as the young wizard Ged in the new mini-series adapted from Ursula K Le Guin's classic Fantasy novels
Harry Potter We take a look back at what Harry's been up to in 2004, including all the latest on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and the Goblet of Fire movie
White Noise Director Geoffrey Sax explores the supernatural phenomenon of Electronic Voice Communication in his new big-screen thriller
Blade: Trinity Ryan Reynolds on his gruelling transformation from funnyman to Vampire slayer Hannibal King for the action sequel
Movies 2005 Preview What'll chart, and what will flop? We take a look at the must-see movies of 2006, including Batman Begins and the final Star Wars film, Revenge of the Sith...
And finally...
Old Fool's Almanac It's payback time for Melissa Joan Hart, as we take our usual offbeat look at what's to come in 2005...

Issue 89
October 2004
Charmed Star Rose McGowan gives us an in-depth insight into battling Evil in a tiny mini-skirt
The Dead Zone Producer Lloyd Segan looks back on the latest runs of the psychic drama
Suspect Zero Cast interviews: Aaron Eckhart and Carrie-Anne Moss who play FBI agents on the trail of psychic psycho Sir Ben Kingsley
Giant Posters! Four massive pull-out posters from The Return of the King, The Incredibles, The Dead Zone's Anthony Michael Hall and Charmed's Rose McGowan
10 Things You Never Knew About... The man with the active Dead Zone, Anthony Michael Hall
M Night Shyamalan's The Village
The Reverend Purdy reaches a turning point in The Dead Zone
Charmed returns for a seventh season...
Coming Attractions The Incredibles, the superhero spoof from the Finding Nemo team
In the News Ralph Fiennes is Voldemort, and Monsoon Wedding director Mira Nair is line to direct Harry Potter V, Tru Calling postponed until next year, Joss Whedon takes charges of X-Men 3 , And... JJ Abrams masterminds Mission Impossible 3!

Issue 88
September 2004
What Next...? Our preview of what's to come in the world of Magic, Mystery and the Unknown, including:
Charmed We look ahead to Season Seven, and find out what the future holds for the Charmed Ones.
Alias We try to unravel the twists and turns of creator JJ Abrams' plotting, and find out what's in store for Season Four.
Harry Potter Who or what is the Half-Blood Prince? How is director Mike Newell going to cram The Goblet of Fire into one film? What does the future hold for Harry Potter, on print and on screen...
We examine the many Fantasy book series that have gained in popularity since Harry Potter came along, and pick out the ones that look set to claim the mantle of the Boy Wizard...
The Wizard of Earthsea Sci-Fi's upcoming TV miniseries based on Ursula K LeGuin's classic Fantasy series, starring Shawn Ashmore and Smallville's Kristen Kreuk.
The Village We talk to the stars of M Night Shyamalan's latest twisty-turny chiller
Top 10 Twists In the spirit of M Night Shyamalan's twist endings, we take a look at the best plot reversals in Fantasy films and TV.
Dead Like Me Actress Cynthia Stevenson on how her character Joy Lass is coping with the turbulent events of the last year...
10 Things You Never Knew About... Dead Like Me's Reaper-in-chief, Mandy Patinkin
Reviews Heroes aplenty this month, as...
- Director Sam Raimi unleashes his web-slinging Spider-Man 2
- The Thunderbirds come to the rescue
- Johnny Smith steps back into The Dead Zone
- Joan of Arcadia reaches its season finale
NEW FEATURE: Video Game Preview upcoming Fantasy video games: Lord of the Rings: The Third Age, Fable, Myst IV: Revelation.
Coming Attractions The forces of Good are heavily outnumbered this month, as...
- Milla Jovovich faces off against the zombie hordes in Resident Evil: Apocalypse
- Jude Law battles the evil Dr Totenkopf's robot army in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
In the News TV movies set in the Buffyverse look increasingly likely, X-Men director Bryan Singer jumps ship to helm Superman, Neil Gaiman's Death comics to be filmed, Brosnan quits James Bond

Issue 87
July 2004
Harry Potter When JK Rowling was asked which actors she wanted in the films, the first name she came up with was Robbie Coltrane. He talks to us about playing the gentle giant Rubeus Hagrid.
Stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson chat about growing up as Harry and Hermione
The Dead Zone As the third season of Stephen King's paranormal TV series gets underway, we talk to star Anthony Michael Hall about the twists and turns that lie ahead for his psychically gifted character, Johnny Smith...
Charmed Brian Krause, aka Whitlighter Leo Wyatt, tells us about how his character's changed
Alias We attempt to unravel the enigma of Syndey Bristow's nemesis and former boss, Arvin Sloane
10 Things You Never Knew About... The Prisoner of Azkaban himself, Gary Oldman
Reviews Change is in the air this month, as...
Harry Potter comes of age, in The Prisoner of Azkaban
The weather turns nasty in The Day After Tomorrow
Alias, Charmed and Joan of Arcadia build up to their season finales, and...
The final curtain comes down on Angel
Coming Attractions Exorcist: The Beginning
The live-action version of classic puppet series Thunderbirds
In the News New Line Cinema's official statement on The Hobbit, J Michael Straczynski pitches new Star Trek series to Paramount, Buffy gets animated in a new cartoon series, Superman set to start shooting in 2004

Special #26, Adios Angel 2004
The hit Vampire series might be gone, but it's certainly not forgotten. We present a comprehensive retrospective of the show's five years on air...
- Redemption We examine how Angel's characters have changed and developed over the course of the series
- Top 25 Our run-down of the best of the best - the top 25 episodes
- Juliet Landau The Buffy and Angel actress talks about her time playing the utterly fruitloop Vampire Drusilla...
- Jonathan Woodward Joss Whedon seems to be in the habit of casting Jonathan Woodward in his series, and then killing off his characters. The actor tells us about his demises in Buffy, Angel and Firefly.
- Sarah Thompson The actress chats to us about portraying the duplicitous Wolfram & hart employee Eve, and tells us what she's been up to since the series wrapped.
- Jenny Mollen As Werewolf love interest Nina, Jenny Mollen has been hosed down, acted opposite a Muppet and been harassed by James-Marsters-obsessed Angel fans. She tells us all about it...
- Steven S DeKnight The writer/director chats with us about fight scenes, Submarines for Dummies and why he had a hell of a time directing ghosts...
The Dead Zone Sarah Wynter talks about playing the newest addition to the spooky paranormal series, psychologist Rebecca Caldwell
Alias Executive producer Jesse Alexander tells us what twists and turns we can expect to see in the forthcoming Season Four.
Charmed Costume designer Eilish has been responsible for all of the wild and wacky creations sported by the Halliwell sisters.
Dead Like Me We chat to star Ellen Muth and executive producer Steve Beers about the second season
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Producers Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe and David Heyman talk to us about their experiences on Azkaban, and look ahead to the fourth film, The Goblet of Fire.
Thunderbirds Director Jonathan Frakes reveals the secrets behind the live-action adaptation of the classic puppet series
Summer Movies Preview
It's going to be a packed summer at the movie theaters... but what'll chart, and what will flop? We unleash our fiery critical gaze on Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, The Village, Hellboy, The Incredibles, Finding Neverland, A Sound of Thunder and Alien vs Predator.

Issue 86
June 2004
With dangerous prisoners on the loose, and family secrets revealed, everything will change for ...
Harry Potter Director Alfonso CuarOn and Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe talk to us about their work on The Prisoner of Azkaban
We take a look at all the new characters and creatures introduced in The Prisoner of Azkaban.
Alias Star Jennifer Garner chats us about her latest big-screen outing, 13 Going on 30, and takes us through some of the tortuous twists and turns of Alias' upcoming episodes
Dossiers on those duplicitous partners in crime, the villains Lauren Reed and Mr Sark.
Angel Actor Christian Kane tells us about the difficult decisions faced by conflicted Wolfram & Hart lawyer Lindsey
Adam Baldwin, the fang gang's latest liason with the Senior Partners, talks suits and the upcoming Firefly movie Serenity...
Charmed Barbas the Fear Demon has been a constant thorn in the sides of the Halliwell sisters. We chat to actor Billy Drago about exploring the nature of fear, and how he put his legal training to good use in Crimes and Witch Demeanors.
10 Things You Never Knew About... Melissa George, Alias' sneaky double agent Lauren Reed
Reviews A monster mash this month, as Hugh Jackman takes on Dracula in Van Helsing, and the spawn of the Devil arrives on Earth in Hellboy
Angel descends to the underworld.
and Joan of Arcadia fosters free speech and works with children.
Coming Attractions Devilish new TV series The Collector
The Chronicles of Riddick, Vin Diesel's sequel to Pitch Black
Superhero sequel Spider-Man 2
In the News Mutant X cancelled, John Malkovich joins the cast of Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, and Ian McKellen dons a dress to play a panto Dame.

Issue 85
May 2004
A bumper crop of interviews for the series that won't die
- James Marsters and David Boreanaz discuss Spike and Angel's ongoing rivalry and the former's new role in LA
- Sarah Thompson reflects on Wolfram & Hart's evil emissary Eve
- Producer Steven S DeKnight reveals how the team reacted to the series's shock cancelation...
Harry Potter Alfonso Cuaron, taking up the directorial reins for third movie The Prisoner of Azkaban tells us about creating Dementors, recasting Professor Dumbledore, and how he tries to 'serve the material...'
- Cary Elwes, veteran of The Princess Bride and The X-Files tells us about his role as the villain of fairytale fantasy Ella Enchanted.
- Richard Roxburgh chats with us about playing Van Helsing's fanged nemesis Dracula in the upcoming blockbuster...
- Director Stuart Gillard on Charmed
Reviews Zombies galore in the remade Dawn of the Dead Brit-Rom-Zon-Com Shaun of the Dead. Plus, Angel's marvellous Smile Time leads into tragedy, and Joan of Arcadia gets to see the big picture...
Coming Attractions Ecological disaster flick The Day After Tomorrow, Halle Berry's Batman spin-off Catwoman, Nicole Kidman's The Stepford Wives, Shrek 2, and M Night Shyamalan's The Village.
In the News The Work proceeds apace in the attempt to get Peter Jackson's The Hobbit off the ground, King Kong casting news, who's directing the Fantastic Four movie, and the new Doctor Who revealed.
Plus! David Duchovny reveals X-Files II movie is go, and Gillian Anderson's turn on the London stage.

Special #25, Charmed 2004
For six years, the Charmed Ones have used the Power of Three to save the world, and now Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs and Paige McGowan are heading into a seventh season. We present a comprehensive look at the hit show.
- The Charmed Ones The girls profiled, onscreen and off...
- The honest cop Co-star Dorian Gregory tells us why Detective Darryl Morris's relationship with the Charmed Ones is coming under strain.
- The Design From celestial courtrooms to heaven itself, designer Paul Staheli reveals his inspirations...
- The demon headmaster Actor Gildart Jackson tells us about the motivations of Gideon, the two-faced headmaster of the magic school...
- Six Years of Spells From Something Wicca This Way Comes to the very latest instalments, our episode guide rates the tales...
- Things to come Producer Brad Kern looks ahead to the final episodes of Season Six.
The Lord of the Rings Now the saga is complete and Peter Jackson's vision has finally won its just reward at the Oscars, what's next for the stars?
Buffy The Vampire Slayer The show's much-missed Wiccan, Amber Benson, explains how she's moving on from Tara, and opening up new adventures for the Ghosts of Albion.
The next Harry Potter? Fantasy author Garth Nix introduces us to Arthur Pendragon, the new magical boy hero who has seven days ot save the world in the Keys to the Kingdom saga.
Spring Movies Preview
It's going to be a packed spring at the movie theaters... but what'll chart, and what will flop? We check out Catwoman, Spider-Man II, The Village and, of course, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

- Hellboy He's the horny red devil who's here to save us. Ron Perlman tells us about his starring role as the son of Satan who's come over to the side of good.
- Van Helsing The stars of the monster-mash epic, including Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale, look ahead to the professor's battle against evil.

Issue 84
March 2004
Harry Potter Star Daniel Radcliffe, the boy wizard himself, lets us have a glimpse at third movie The Prisoner of Azkaban
Angel Just before the shock news of the series' cancelation arrived, Amy Acker met with Xpose to discuss her changing role in the fifth season, as she stepped up to take centre-stage as the series' female lead.
The Lord of the Rings Orlando Bloom and Liv Tyler look back on the making of the saga
Alias Who is Mr Sark, and what's his relationship to Sydney? Actor David Anders has his suspicions...
Charmed Director John Kretchmer reflects on his time, from the frenzied reshoots of the original pilot to an encounter with Mata Hari's Used Karma...
- Peter McDonald, star of the BBC's new paranormal drama Sea of Souls
- Why stand-up comedian Zach Galifianakis is taking things seriously in Tru Calling
Reviews Angel celebrates its 100th episode, the Carnivale leaves town, and Joan of Arcadia gets another message from God.
Coming Attractions The Mystery Machine gang is back in Scooby-Doo Too: Monsters Unleashed, while our best hope against the forces of evil is the demonic Hellboy.
In the News The fourth Harry Potter film gets a record-breaking budget, the Lord of the Rings gets critical recognition at last, and The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy is cast.

Issue 83
February 2004
- After two years of twists and betrayals, who can we trust? We assess the changing loyalties of some of the key players...
- Plus! Greg Grunberg reveals what Agent Weiss has up his sleeve...
Angel Two years ago, writer Drew Goddard got his dream job on Buffy. Then they cancelled the show. But he's not worried, as he's moved over to Angel, and is loving the fringe benefits...
Charmed Co-producer Peter Chomsky looks back on the special effects advances that have taken Charmed to fans' hearts over six years of magical encounters.
The Lord of the Rings Sean Astin is taking center-stage as Sam Gamgee in the final installment of the trilogy, and he tells us why it's been a life-changing experience making the films.
Ancestors of Harry Potter Part two of our look at the boy wizard's forebears takes in Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Elidor and the Owl Service, to name but a few...
10 Things You Never Knew About... Rachael Leigh Cook, sparky star of the much-delayed Fearless.
Reviews Is The Return of the King any good? Well, not to give it away, but yes. Plus, Spike and Angel rake over their past, Jeremiah explores the heart of darkness, and the Charmed girls discover Chris's secret.
Coming Attractions Change the Past, change the Present. Ashton Kutcher gets caught up in the complexities of The Butterfly Effect.
In the News Angel's future lies in doubt? It must be January... Plus, Alyson Hannigan talks orgasms, and a special report on the stage version of His Dark Materials.

Issue 82
December/Jan 2003
The Lord of the Rings
The King has returned, and conquered at the box office. We mark the release of the most eagerly awaited movie of all-time with 16-pages of exclusive coverage...

- The accidental king, Viggo Mortensen reveals how he's grown over the three years he's spent playing the role, and explains why he's not going to rein in his own opinions because of criticism.
- The actor who's likely to win an Oscar without even showing his face, Andy Serkis, reflects on portraying Gollum's divided personality.
- From print to screen - our ongoing history of the saga comes up to date as we chronicle the crucial coincidences that allowed Peter Jackson to bring the dream to life
Charmed New Whitelighter Chris is keeping us guessing, as he schemes behind the backs of the Charmed Ones. So is this representative of future magic good or bad? Actor Drew Fuller drops a few hints...
Tru Calling Lindsay's the sort of girl who just wants to have fun - and help her friend Tru cope with the stress of talking to dead people. Final Destination 2 star AJ Cook reflects on her latest encounter with the forces of Death.
The Ancestors of Harry Potter There hasn't been a new Potter book for six months, and it's a year since the last film. So we've been killing time by taking a look at the wizard's literary forebears...
10 Things You Never Knew About... Orlando Bloom, Elven archer and pirate-hunter.
Reviews At the cinema, The Matrix Revolutions, Elf and The Haunted Mansion. On the small screen, there's a new season of Jeremiah, new shows including Joan of Arcadia and Carnivale, and the latest episodes of Angel, Alias and Charmed.
Coming Attractions Ben Affleck looks forward to a big Paycheck, and Peter Pan is flying in to vanquish Hook (the captain, not the film).
In the News Christopher Lee gets left on the cutting room floor, the Charmed Ones sign up for seven, and the Hitch Hikers Guide returns.

Special #24, Yearbook 2003
Bye Bye Buffy
After seven years of Slaying, 2003 was the end for Sunnydale. In a 32 page farewell, we recall the series that proved you could make an emotional drama... involving Vampires.
- 2003 recalled in The Year in Buffy and Angel.
- The 25 greatest episodes, as chosen by our panel, complete with quotes that'll split your sides
- Kristine Sutherland and Danny Strong recall their roles as Joyce and Jonathan.
- Year-by-year, seven seasons of dusting vamps.
The Lord of the Rings
Can't wait for The Return of the King? Well, it's almost here, and in the meantime
- Dominic Monaghan recalls how many of Merry's big scenes are only on the extended DVDs, and looks ahead to the big battles that are sure to make the final cut of Return.
- Sir Ian McKellen reflects on the differences between the two Gandalfs, and how it feels to find himself on a stamp and coin.
Highlights of the Year
- In print, there was Harry Potter... on radio, His Dark Materials... on screen... an awful lot! We run down our top 25 movies, episodes, books and even exhibitions of the year... if your favorite's not here, then prepare to get outraged!
But to give you a hint, there are returns from the dead in Angel, final resolutions in Charmed, moral dilemmas in The Dead Zone, and a triumphant episode of Mutant X courtesy of Freddie Prinze Jr.
Dead Like Me A lot of Fantasy series met the Grim Reaper this year... but one show about Reapers became a great success. Heart-throb English co-star Callum Blue look back on Season One, and reveals how he'd like things to develop in 2004's second season.
The Lost World It's the series that didn't return in 2003... but it was meant to. We catch up on the latest prospects for Season Four, and get star Jennifer O'Dell's recollections of the show.
Movies 2004 Preview What'll chart, and what will flop? Here comes our advance preview of the films that'll be setting the box office alight in 2004, including Spider-Man II and The Butterfly Effect, not to mention...
Harry Potter 3 What do the Dementors look like? How's going to Hogsmeade? Why are we already getting news about Harry Potter 4, when the third film is still months away...
And finally...
Old Fool's Almanac : It seems everyone's talking to God as we speculate on what's to come...

Issue 81
October/ November 2003
Angel She's undead, and having the time of her life! Seven years after Mercedes McNab had a minor role in the Buffy pilot, she's become a fixture on Angel as Harmony becomes the essential secretary to the vampire with a soul. The actress reflects on how death was the best thing ever to happen to the character, allowing her to come out of Cordelia's shade and strike out on her own... and vamp it up in a smouldering photoshoot!
Joan of Arcadia Mary Steenbergen moves from cinema hit Elf to small screen success Joan of Arcadia, and reveals how she's developed a talent for motherhood, and discovering her ability to believe.
Charmed Director James Conway looks back on his latest work on the show, from putting Cole to rest in the series's 100th episode, to helming the girls' trip to Valhalla in the spectacular sixth season opener.
Timeline Actor Gerard Butler leaves Lara Croft behind as he moves from Tomb Raiding to Time Travelling, and discovers how playing around with swords is no substitute for actually fighting for your life.
The Lord of the Rings Our look back at the history of the saga's long journey to the big screen takes in the Sixties and Seventies... a time of Beatles, half-completed cartoons, and radio success.
And... Harry Potter: From A to Z
10 Things You Never Knew About... Christopher Gorham, the star of Odyssey 5 who's just been upgraded to Jake 2.0.
Reviews It's new season time, and we've got the first reviews of the season openers for Angel, Charmed and Alias. Plus The Dead Zone reaches the end of its extended second season...

Issue 80
August/September 2003
An extended Coming Attractions takes a look at the look of the new Harry Potter movie The Prisoner of Azkaban, assessing how things have changed as new director Alfonso Cuaron takes charge of the franchise, and the kids start to grow up. How will Gary Oldman bring the pivotal role of Sirius Black, the Prisoner of Azkaban, to life? Join us to find out.
The Lord of the Rings Can't wait for The Return of the King? Well readers had to, 50 years ago. We chart the saga's long journey from manuscript to the big screen in the first instalment of a new series...
Charmed Get a sneak preview of the new season as executive producer Brad Kern looks back on the highs and lows of Season Five, including Cole's demise, and answers that crucial question: is Leo gone for good?
Buffy and Angel Writer/director David Fury reveals why he reckons Buffy The Vampire Slayer is really a comedy, and explains how he spent the year flitting between Sunnydale and LA...
The Dead Zone As the extended second season draws to a close, producer Lloyd Segan explains why the show had to hit a standing start to get back into production, and looks ahead to next year's Season Three.
10 Things You Never Knew About... Angelina Jolie, the woman whose astonishing private life makes the adventures of Lara Croft seem everyday...
Reviews It's a dash to season's end for Buffy and Angel, while The Twilight Zone disappears into another dimension for now. Plus, Charmed and The Dead Zone, while the big screen is invaded by The Pirates of the Caribbean, The League of Extraordinary Gentleman and Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines.

Special #23, Fantasy Stars of 2003 2003
Top 25 Fantasy Stars: Who's up? Who's down? Who's in? Who's out? Our expert judges draw up their listing of the 25 hottest stars of the Fantasy genre, including faces from Buffy, Charmed, Harry Potter and many many more favorite shows and films.
The Lord of the Rings: How do you turn the record-breaking films of a best-selling book back into print? The editor responsible for Tolkien's legacy reveals all...
Pirates of the Caribbean: Orlando Bloom is on the road to stardom as he leaps from Middle-earth to the high seas for a swashbuckling adventure. He explains what it's like to get his ears off... plus, co-stars Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley speak out....
Lara Croft: Director Jan de Bont reveals why Lara's all woman this time round, as she deals with old flames and real location while searching for Pandora's Box in The Cradle of Life.
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Writer James Robinson 'fesses up to playing fast and loose with his source material - and explains why he had to do it to produce a big screen movie, not a classic serial...
Charmed: Actor Dorian Gregory explains why he's as eager as anyone to discover what's in for his character Darryl Morris, and how the fifth season finale will be resolved.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Writer Drew Greenberg tells us about his two years on the show - and why he did a little dance of joy when he first got Buffy and Spike shagging.
Angel: Producer Tim Minear outlines his hopes for the series's new style, and why he decided to introduce it in the fourth season finale.
Dead Like Me: Meet George. She's teenage, troubled, and dead. Star Ellen Muth talks about her role in the summer's first supernatural hit!
And finally...
News special: Harry Potter!: The order of the Phoenix is here... but how universal was the hype? Plus, the new book reviewed and Harry around the world!

Issue 79
May/June/July 2003
Charmed: Whitelighter Leo's future hangs in the balance after Season Five's conclusion, but behind the scenes actor Brian Krause is making his special contribution to the show - as a writer. He tells us about his five years as Piper's resurrected love, and about making his writing debut for the show.
The Dead Zone: Villain or ally? David Ogden Stiers simply isn't sure about the motivations of the slippery Reverend Purdy - and that's the way he likes it, as it keeps the audience guessing too...
Harry Potter and the Great Book Robbery: Discover how attempts to keep the latest Harry Potter book, The Order of Phoenix, under wraps until its official release on the stroke of midnight on June 21st almost failed... as two copies of the book were found in a Suffolk field...
Alias: Co-star Carl Lumbly tries to work out where Marcus Dixon's loyalties lie now he knows who he's really been working for all these years.
The Return of the King: What surprises might be in store in the third movie? We assess the oddments the members of the cast have let slip and discover it won't all be as it is in the book...
X-Men 2: Shawn Ashmore takes a look at his role as new recruit Iceman, and young mutant love with Rogue... He can look, but he can't touch...
10 Things You Never Knew About... Eliza Dushku, Buffy's second Slayer Faith who's about to become the star of the Fall's new series Tru Calling.
Reviews: A bumper dose of reviews, including big screen hits X-Men 2 and Matrix Reloaded, and all the top TV shows, from Buffy and Angel to Charmed and The Dead Zone.

Issue 78
April 2003
Harry Potter: As The Chamber of Secrets comes to DVD and the long-awaited publication of fifth novel The Order of the Phoenix draws near, we draw aside the veil of secrecy over third film The Prisoner of Azkaban. Plus, with comments from the cast and crew we look back on the growth of Harry's fame, and ahead to adventures still to come...
The Lord of the Rings & Angel: As Sam Gamgee, Sean Astin has followed his master to Mordor, as a director, he's kept the vampire-formerly-with-a-soul Angelus in a cage, and now he's about to become an envoy from a higher power, the mysterious Mr Smith, in the second season of Jeremiah.
The Dead Zone: Sean Patrick Flanery reflects on the self-justifying motivations of his alter-ego, corrupt politician Greg Stillson, and wonders whether he'll ever get his finger on the nuclear trigger...
Jeremiah: Actress Ingrid Kavelaars discusses how even after the collapse of civilization, it's still a man's world, and a woman to fight to rise to the top...
Coming Attractions X-Men 2 and The Matrix Reloaded.
10 Things You Never Knew About... Alexis Denisof, the newly-betrothed star of Angel and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Reviews: Daredevil takes the risk of a review, and we catch up with the latest instalments of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Charmed, Stargate SG-1, John Doe and The Twilight Zone. Plus The Dead Zone returns for a second season

Issue 77
March 2003
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Writer, director and executive producer Marti Noxon reflects on the prospects for the future as she starts work on the Season 7's penultimate episode.
The Dead Zone: Kristen Dalton joined the series in a rush when she was hired to re-film another actress's scenes, but her role as journalist Dana Bright has grown into a regular part.
Darkness Falls: One-time Buffy Vampire-turned-heroic good guy Chaney Kley tells us about his role as Emma Caulfield's guardian, and writer Joe Harris reveals how an office joke at the X-Men comics team developed into the start of a movie franchise.
Mutant X: Lauren Lee Smith tells us why her sweet and innocent character Emma De Lauro is developing a darker side as her powers increase.
Alias X: We investigate The Rambaldi Prophecies.
Coming Attractions Stephen King's Dreamcatcher and The Core.
10 Things You Never Knew About... Alan Rickman, the king of scorn who's gone from terrorist mastermind in Die Hard to become Harry Potter's Professor Snape.
Reviews: Final Destination 2 arrives, plus the latest instalments of Buffy, Angel, Charmed, Stargate SG-1 and The Twilight Zone, and the final episodes of Haunted.

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