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CULT TIMES


- First issue: 1995
- Published by Visual Imagination
- Website: www.visimag.com/culttimes

Monthly
Magazine
from
London
United Kingdom

Ceased publication
Last updated:
9 August 2013

Special thanks for this page goes to:
Garry Malvern
Scott Matheson
CONTENTS: 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 GALLERIES: 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 All DATABASE INFO
206 listed issue(s)

Issue 159
December 2008



Issue 158
November 2008



Issue 157
October 2008

INTERVIEWED... The Sarah Jane Adventures Star Elisabeth Sladen Heroes> Brea Grant, aka Daphne, the super-speedster Fringe Star Joshua Jackson Eli Stone Victor Garber on playing Jordan Wethersby Sanctuary Christopher Heyerdahl on playing John Druitt, aka Jack the Ripper Dead Set Writer Charlie Brooker PLUS... Unique TV Listings October 2008's UK cult programmes listed, with full episode details


Special #47 2008



Issue 156
September 2008



Issue 155
August 2008



Issue 154
July 2008

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Contents
Interviews:
Battlestar Galactica (2000s) Actor James Callis on the latest events for his character Dr Gaius Baltar
Heroes Brand new hero Dana Davis, who plays Monica Dawson
Ghost Whisperer Star Jennifer Love Hewitt on Melinda Gordon
Flash Gordon (2000s) We chat to Karen Cliche about playing Flash's Mongo-born partner in crime Baylin
Regulars
Times Past Our look back at the last month of Cult TV takes in the latest adventures for the Doctor and Donna in Doctor Who and the fates which have befallen Lost's castaways and Battlestar Galactica's fleet... Out of the Box Your complete monthly guide to all that's worth watching in the Cult TV world during July, with page grids highlighting the movies and series being shown


Special #46, Doctor Who 2008

Doctor Who (2000s) We talk to 2007 Christmas special Voyage of the Damned director James Strong The X-Files A first-look at images from the second movie 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 Primeval 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


Issue 153
June 2008

Interviews Heroes Kristen Bell joins the cast as the electrically charged Elle. But whose side is she on? Smallville Actor Aaron Ashmore relates some of the latest adventures of his character, ace Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen Jericho Sprague Grayden's alter ego Heather Lisinski is more vital than ever, as he tells us... Medium Actor David Cubitt takes a look at what the fourth season has brought for him in his guise of Detective Lee Scanlon Reaper Genre veteran and all-round smoothie Ray Wise sits down for a chat about how he landed the plum role of The Devil Regulars Times Past Our regular reviewer's thoughts on the latest seasons of Doctor Who and Battlestar Galactica. You Should Be Watching Gladiators The return of the Nineties success story brings a host of new and improved lycra-clad muscle men and women to take on all-comers Out of the Box Packed pages of Cult TV Listings, with the best credits around... Your complete monthly guide to all that's worth watching in the Cult TV world during May, with page grids highlighting the movies and series being shown


Issue 152
May 2008

Interviews Doctor Who (2000s) We talk to Douglas MacKinnon, director of the two-part Sontaran story Battlestar Galactica (2000s) Star Jamie Bamber looked ahead to Lee 'Apollo' Adama's new life outside of a Viper Lost We chat to the enigmatic Michael Emerson about playing Ben Moonlight Star Sophia Myles chats about the difficulties of building a relationship with one of the Undead Jericho With Jericho under military control we went to the man in charge of the troops, Esai Morales, to learn about Major Beck Tin Man Producers Matthew and Michael O'Connor relate the ups and downs of filming the six-hour mini-series <++br>Regulars Times Past Our regular reviewer just wants to be happy this month. Will Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic, Doctor Who or Torchwood do the trick? You Should Be Watching Dirty Sexy Money Nick George attempts to keep Tripp and family looking like good role models while he seeks to uncover information about his father's shock death Out of the Box Over 30 pages of Cult TV Listings, with the best credits around... Your complete monthly guide to all that's worth watching in the Cult TV world during May, with page grids highlighting the movies and series being shown


Issue 151
April 2008

Interviews Lost We get the inside track on Juliet Burke from the woman who plays her, Elizabeth Mitchell Reaper The scene-stealing Tyler Labine on how he wants to play Bert 'Sock' Wysocki Chuck Star Zachary Levi gives us a guided tour down his career path to starring as the ultimate geek in the new comedy-drama-action series Pushing Daisies Creator and executive producer Bryan Fuller introduces us to the world of pie maker Ned Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Star Lena Headey discusses her version of Sarah Connor Regulars Times Past The world of the feisty female comes under scrutiny as our regular reviewer looks at the latest episodes of Ashes to Ashes, Bionic Woman and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles You Should Be Watching Love Soup Alice Chenery is decidedly unlucky in love. Follow her attempts to find the perfect man Out of the Box Over 30 pages of Cult TV Listings, with the best credits around... Your complete monthly guide to all that's worth watching in the Cult TV world during March 2008, with page grids highlighting the movies and series being shownYour complete monthly guide to all that's worth watching in the Cult TV world during April, with page grids highlighting the movies and series being shown


Special #45, Stargate 2008

Stargate We discover what's coming in the new season of Atlantis and how things are progressing on the SG-1 DVD movie front Writer Alan McCullough has moved from SG-1 to Atlantis , and tells us a few secrets about what's coming up in the fourth season Star Jason Momoa on the third year on Atlantis and getting on with this season's new arrivals... Star Jewel Staite is determined to make the role of new Atlantis base doctor Jennifer Keller her own Actor David Nykl reveals how his character, the good Dr Radek Zelenk, is developing in the new season. Actor Kavan Smith on playing Major Lorne on Atlantis and Agent Jed Garrity on The 4400 Star Christopher Judge on 10 years of playing Teal'c and continuing the franchise into the DVD movies Plus Much More... Supernatural Creator and executive producer Eric Kripke unveils the terrors lurking in the future for the brothers Winchester Battlestar Galactica (2000s) Actress Grace Park on what's next for Cylon mother Sharon 'Athena' Agathon The Dead Zone A complete guide to the series so far, including Season Six, currently un-transmitted in the UK! Flash Gordon (2000s) Actress Gina Holden talks about stepping into the shoes of Flash Gordon's partner in crime Dale Arden Painkiller Jane Actor Noah Danby, aka Connor King, takes us behind the scenes on the comic-book-to-screen adaptation Who Wants To Be a Superhero? With the search on for a second real-life hero, comics legend Stan Lee tells us how his hunt has been going this time round Jekyll Star Gina Bellman tells us what she likes most about working from Steven Moffat's scripts and the future of Coupling Reaper The producers of this new show explain how Sam Oliver becomes Beelzebub's bounty hunter Journeyman Executive producer Kevin Falls on the inspiration for his show about a man bouncing around in Time


Issue 150
March 2008

Interviews Supernatural Sam Winchester is going through a very rough year, as his alter ego Jared Padalecki tells us Ashes to Ashes From the Set... Montserrat Lombard on playing Eighties cop Sharon 'Shaz' Granger Lost Actor Jorge Garcia has recently learnt that, as Hurley, he'll eventually be escaping. But what traumas await him? The Colour of Magic We spoke to director/adaptor Vadim Jean about bringing Terry Pratchett's story to Sky tv Flash Gordon (2000s) From the Set... Star Eric Johnson relates how his life has changed since landing the lead role Regulars Times Past Our regular reviewer coins a new term for the latest returns in the UK Sci-Fi canon as Torchwood and Primeval come under his gimlet-eyed gaze You Should Be Watching Psych Shawn Spencer sets himself up as a psychic detective, even though he isn't one Out of the Box Over 30 pages of Cult TV Listings, with the best credits around... Your complete monthly guide to all that's worth watching in the Cult TV world during March 2008, with page grids highlighting the movies and series being shown


Issue 149
February 2008

Interviews Ashes to Ashes Keeley Hawes, who plays Alex, the latest person to fall back in time, talks pink tanks, royal weddings and retro fashions! Torchwood Actress Naoko Mori tells us about the changes in store for Toshiko Sato Heroes If you want to learn what role former Alias star David Anders plays in the second season, this is the piece for you Supernatural Actress Katie Cassidy on her character the mysterious Ruby Reaper Series star Bret Harrison tells us why he doesn't consider his character a slacker Regulars Times Past A look back at the festive season as our regular reviewer gets to grips with Kylie Minogue and the Doctor Who Christmas Special, plus the last ever episode of Extras, with its own Who connection... You Should Be Watching Damages A stunning Golden Globe-winning performance from Glenn Close anchors this legal drama Out of the Box Over 30 pages of Cult TV Listings, with the best credits around... Your complete monthly guide to all that's worth watching in the Cult TV world during February 2008, with page grids highlighting the movies and series being shown


Issue 148
January 2007

Interviews Primeval On Set! Andrew-Lee Potts, who plays Connor Temple, tells us about alternate realities and nastier creatures! Torchwood The man in charge, Russell T Davies, on what's coming up in the new season. Heroes Dania Ramirez discusses her role as one of the new heroes, Maya Stargate Atlantis Producer/director Martin Wood previews the second half of the fourth season Blood Ties Dylan Neal, aka cop Mike Cellucci, on fighting a Vampire for the love of a sexy detective Regulars Times Past Our reviewer goes 'old school' this month and rates the shows that take a more traditional approach to their storytelling: Smallville, Supernatural and Stargate Atlantis You Should Be Watching Lead Balloon Jack Dee is Rick Spleen, a comedian desperately in search of a career surrounded by friends and family who are funnier Out of the Box Over 30 pages of Cult TV Listings, with the best credits around... Your complete monthly guide to all that's worth watching in the Cult TV world during January 2008, with page grids highlighting the movies and series being shown


Special #44, Heroes 2007

Heroes We spoke to as many as possible of the main players in the most talked-about Sci-Fi show on the planet right now... Jack Coleman on his his alter ego, Mr Bennet Hayden Panettiere & Eric Roberts on cheerleader Claire and the man with a vested interest in her whereabouts, Thompson Adrian Pasdar, Malcolm McDowell & Cristine Rose - We hear from the people behind Nathan Petrelli, Linderman and Angela Petrelli about the conspiracy... Greg Grunberg looks at the ups and downs of the life of his character, cop Matt Parkman Missy Peregrym on playing the perception-altering, shape-changing Candice Bryan Fuller on writing for the show Plus... Lost Michael Emerson on playing the leader of the mysterious Others, Ben Linus Smallville Erica Durance on playing Lois Lane Stargate SG-1 & Atlantis Episode guides to the final two seasons of SG-1 and the first three years of Atlantis The 4400 Shawn Farrell on playing Patrick Flueger The Dead Zone Chris Bruno for a look back at the life of his character Sheriff Walt Bannerman The Dresden Files Valerie Cruz on playing detective Connie Murphy Blood Ties Christina Cox on playing Vicki Nelson Painkiller Jane Kristanna Loken on playing Jane Vasco Who Wants to be a Superhero? We meet Major Victory, who takes us behind the scenes of the hilarious reality show and lets us in on the secrets of wearing spandex


Issue 147
December 2007

Interviews Doctor Who (2000s) We take a look at this year's Christmas special, Voyage of the Damned, and to the fourth season Stargate Atlantis We chatted to Amanda Tapping about continuing in the role of Sam Carter from SG-1 Heroes Jimmy Jean-Louis messes with our minds as we talk to him about playing The Haitian Smallville We talk to the new addition to the cast in Season Seven: Laura Vandervoort as Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl Journeyman We met up with Moon Bloodgood to try to unravel the mysteries that surround her character, Livia Beale Regulars Times Past Our regular reviewer takes a look at the hard-hitting spy shenanigans of Spooks and the complex Time travel tales of Journeyman You Should Be Watching 30 Rock Join producer Liz Lemon as she attempts to keep control of a top-rated comedy show Out of the Box Almost 30 pages of Cult TV Listings, with the best credits around... Your complete monthly guide to all that's worth watching in the Cult TV world during December, with page grids highlighting the movies and series being shown


Issue 146
November 2007

Interviews Heroes Zachary Quinto, who's made a name for himself as brain-devouring wannabe hero Sylar, talks about his return in Season Two, and his latest role, as the young Spock in the upcoming Star Trek movie Battlestar Galactica (2000s) Actor Michael Trucco discusses the fourth season of the show and his character Sam Anders The Sarah Jane Adventures Gareth Roberts explains why writing for Sarah Jane isn't far removed from writing for Doctor Who Spooks We check in with Peter Firth, aka MI5 boss Harry Pearce Journeyman Former Rome star Kevin McKidd introduces his new series Regulars Times Past Our regular reviewer watches some kids' TV to see how she Sarah Jane on against the Slitheen and a Gorgon. You Should Be Watching Californication See former X-Files star David Duchovny as you've never seen him before Out of the Box Almost 30 pages of Cult TV Listings, with the best credits around... Your complete monthly guide to all that's worth watching in the Cult TV world during November, with page grids highlighting the movies and series being shown


Issue 145
October 2007

Interviews The Sarah Jane Adventures We take a look at the monsters Sarah Jane will be facing and also to Doctor Who's future Stargate Atlantis Actor David Hewlett looks at Dr Rodney McKay's development from arrogant jerk to arrogant-but-loveable jerk Eureka Joe Morton, who plays mighty mechanic Henry Deacon, reveals Henry's ulterior motive for rejoining the rat race Ghost Whisperer Creator and executive producer John Gray gives us some upfront information on the third season Blood Ties Director David Winning on his latest projects, including this detective/vampire romantic/horror series Regulars Times Past Our regular reviewer examines the positives and negatives of Ghost Whisperer and Blood Ties You Should Be Watching Kath & Kim The Aussie series detailing the ludicrous lives of a disconcertingly open mother, her lazy daughter and their extended family Out of the Box In nearly 30 pages, our complete monthly guide to all that's worth watching in the Cult TV world during October, with page grids highlighting the movies and series being shown


Special #43, Doctor Who 2007

Cult Times takes a Special look at Doctor Who, past and present, INCLUDING an issue of TV Zone with a Doctor Who (2000s) update AND a copy of Xpos? magazine - all 3 magazines for the price of ONE!!! Doctor Who Timeline A chronological timeline of the ninth and tenth Doctor's adventures, including a few sneak peeks ahead... If You Like That, You'll Love This We pick out some prime examples of classic Who you might like to try which bear more than a passing resemblance to stories from the 2000s version Last of the Time Lords We look at the highs and lows of Time Lord history, replete with gaudy headwear Audio Adventures The ups and downs of the commissioning and writing process from writer Eddie Robson In the included issue of TV Zone #215... Exclusive Interviews Stargate Producer and writer Joe Mallozzi guides us through the franchise's future And... Star Amanda Tapping already has a new project, web series Sanctuary Doctor Who (2000s) Battling the Daleks... guest stars Hugh (Holby City) Quarshie & Ryan (Desperate Housewives) Carnes Blake's 7: The Audio Adventures Behind the scenes of this new take on Terry Nation's classic Seventies series with the producers Life Line Horror writer and classic Doctor Who veteran Stephen Gallagher tells us about his new Supernatural chiller Episode Guide A complete and comprehensive guide to Season Four of Earth: Final Conflict


Issue 144
September 2007

Interviews Battlestar Galactica (2000s) writer/producers David Weddle and Bradley Thompson on what we can expect in the fourth and final season Stargate SG-1 Beau Bridges on playing General Landry and reveals his role in the upcoming DVD movies Eureka Working mum Salli Richardson on her character Allison Blake The Dead Zone We talk to star Anthony Michael Hall The 4400 Actor Richard Kahan on playing Marco Pacell Regulars Times Future Taking a look ahead at the shows which will be gracing our screens next year You Should Be Watching Skins E4's cult hit, now showing on Channel 4 Out of the Box In nearly 30 pages, our complete monthly guide to all that's worth watching in the Cult TV world during September, with page grids highlighting the movies and series being shown


Issue 143
August 2007

Interviews Lost We borrowed Terry O'Quinn on his recent trip to the UK in order to grill him about his time on The X-Files, Millennium, Harsh Realm and Lost Heroes Actress Ali Larter on playing Niki Sanders and her alternate persona, evil twin Jessica Stargate Atlantis Actress Rachel Luttrell onchangesfor her character, Teyla Emmagan, in Season Four The 4400 Actress Jenni Baird on being in charge at NTAC, as Meghan Doyle Eureka Deputy sheriff Jo Lupo is going to be letting her hair down a bit, as her alter ego Erica Cerra tells us Regulars Times Past Our regular reviewer looks at Jekyll and the season finale of Doctor Who You Should Be Watching Dexter We invite you to enjoy the most unsettling show on TV at the moment, starring Six Feet Under's Michael C Hall Out of the Box In nearly 30 pages, our complete monthly guide to all that's worth watching in the Cult TV world during August, with page grids highlighting the movies and series being shown Building a Better Genre Show Part XXI It's the end of our voyage through the do's and don't's of making genre TV, and what better place to conclude than with the fans and how they can make or break a show...


Issue 142
July 2007

Interviews Stargate SG-1 We interview Michael Shanks about nine years (on and off) playing Daniel Jackson and his upcoming projects, including the DVD SG-1 movies Stargate Atlantis The fan outcry that resulted from the death of Paul McGillion's character, Dr Beckett's, will see him back on the show! The actor sends back some love... Smallville Executive producer Miles Millar takes a candid look back over six seasons The 4400 Actor Billy Campbell talks to us about being back as Jordan Collier The Dead Zone We tracked down John L Adams, who plays Bruce Lewis Regulars Times Past Our regular reviewer looks at Doctor Who episodes the Human Nature two-parter and Blink You Should Be Watching Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip The ups and downs of life behind the scenes on a topical US comedy show Out of the Box Your complete monthly guide to all that's worth watching in the Cult TV world during July Building a Better Genre Show Part XX How production values can make a big difference to a TV show as budgetary constraints force producers to find inventive solutions


Special #42, New Season 2007

In 100 pages, looking back on 2006, and forward to 2007... Including previews of... Battlestar Galactica Desperate Housewives Ghost Whisperer Heroes Jericho Smallville Supernatural and Veronica Mars! Times Past Review of the Year Our yearly round-up Battlestar Galactica (2000s) Star Grace Park on playing Lt Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii Ghost Whisperer The show's creator, John Gray, looks back on what he's achieved so far and looks to the future Heroes We get hold of Tim Kring, the creator of the most talked about new show in the States this season, Jericho Sprague Grayden, who plays survivor Heather Lisinski, tells us how tough life is getting for the townsfolk Smallville Justin Hartley leaves a failed Aquaman spin-off behind to take on the role of Oliver Queen, better known as brilliant bowman Green Arrow Veronica Mars Enrico Colantoni, who stars as Veronica's dad Keith Mars, drops by to have a chat about the changes in store Medium With an impressive list of credits it was only a matter of time before Javier Grillo-Marxuach gave this a try. We look at his impressive TV CV so far and find out how he's changing Allison Dubois's life Day Break We speak to Adam Baldwin, formerly of Firefly, about playing Hopper's nemesis, cop Chad Shelten Blade: The Series Jill Wagner looks back on her stint playing Blade's inside woman, vampire Krista Starr Garth Marenghi's Darkplace We managed to get the geniuses behind Horror masterpiece Darkplace, writer/star Garth Marenghi and producer/star Dean Learner, to sit down and answer a few searching questions about the series


Issue 141
June 2007

Interviews Heroes Sendhil Ramamurthy, who plays Mohinder Suresh Supernatural Jensen Ackles on his character Dean Winchester Battlestar Galactica (2000s) Mary McDonnell on playing President Roslin and looking towards Season Four Medium Sofia Vassilieva, aka psychic daughter Ariel Dubois Veronica Mars Jason Dohring takes us through the changes in his character Logan Echolls Regulars Times Past Our regular reviewer looks at the finale of Battlestar Galactica and the ongoing saga of Heroes and decides which one is better You Should Be Watching What About Brian An endearing comedy drama series Out of the Box Our packed guide to everything that's on TV in June Building a Better Genre Show Part XIX The importance of keeping things interesting for the viewer with a few surprise twists and turns


Issue 140
May 2007

Features Doctor Who (2000s) We chatted with stars David Tennant and Freema Agyeman at the glitzy press launch Battlestar Galactica (2000s) We talk to the man behind the show's reinvention, Ronald D Moore Lost Actress Elizabeth Mitchell explains why there's more to her character of fertility doctor Juliet Burke Medium Meet District Attorney Manuel Devalos, aka Miguel Sandoval Regulars Times Past Our regular reviewer reveals why he just can't wait to see Doctor Who and tells us how he thinks the new season is shaping up so far You Should Be Watching Peep Show Mark and Jeremy, the flatmates from Planet Idiot, return for a new series of mishaps Out of the Box All you'll ever need to know about the programmes May brings can be found in our listings section Building a Better Genre Show Part XVIII We explain why the world's nastier element would be better off snuggled up in front of a box set of Star Trek: The Next Generation


Issue 139
April 2007

Features Lost We talk to director/producer Stephen Williams Doctor Who (2000s) We preview the new, third, season Medium Actor Jake Weber on his character Joe, the only Dubois without psychic powers Jericho One man seems to know more than he's letting on - we quizzed Lennie James about playing Robert Hawkins The Dresden Files We visited the set to talk to the cast and crew Regulars Times Past Life on Mars, still working? You Should Be Watching 3lbs A team of brain surgeons performs medical miracles in this short-lived but fascinating drama series Out of the Box Our full listings will tell you what's on when for April Building a Better Genre Show Part XVII We examine the vital role of transport in genre TV


Special #41, Stargate 2007

We focus on the soon-to-be-ending SG-1, talking to cast and crew members about the 10th season and what's next for the franchise... Amanda Tapping The actress looks back over her series highlights and reveals the possibilities for the show's continuation Michael Shanks The actor takes us through his personal highlights of Season 10 and tells us what he's been doing in his extra weeks off this year Will Waring The director looks back on his life as a camera operator and his ever-increasing number of credits on both Stargate shows James Bamford It's been an exciting year for stunt co-ordinator James Bamford, with more fights, air rams, falls and jumps than ever before! What Next? We examine the reasons for SG-1's cancellation and wonder if it's had its time or still has more to give Plus... Battlestar Galactica Stars Aaron Douglas, Kandyse McClure, Nicki Clyne and Paul Campbell provide a sneak peek at what's coming in Season Three Smallville Aaron Ashmore is the new addition to the cast for Season Six, turning up as comics favourite Jimmy Olsen Star Trek We look back over the 40 best moments of Trek history? Unlock some happy memories with our rundown! Alias A complete episode guide to all five seasons of the superb Spy-Fi series Blade We get the inside track on how the series came together from executive producer Dan Truly Afterlife We chat with stars Lesley Sharp and Andrew Lincoln and with the crew The 4400 Conchita Campbell, aka Maia, explains why playing the young abductee is still a dream job three years down the line Rob LaBelle He's helped fight off the Gua invasion force in First Wave, he's cloned his wife in Eureka, he's played doctor to members of The 4400. Rob LaBelle runs through the highlights of his genre TV experiences Insurance Claims in Space What compensation can you get if you're trapped in a holodeck when it malfunctions or accidentally crash your spaceship in Roswell, New Mexico? We make some unlikely claims and find out


Issue 138
March 2007

Features Battlestar Galactica (2000s) Admiral Adama (in his real life guise of Edward James Olmos), talks to us about the third season Heroes We meet up with the Petrelli brothers, played by Adrian Pasdar and Milo Ventimiglia Primeval Former S Club 7 star Hannah Spearritt talks about acting with a tennis ball and looking after extinct pets Kyle XY Meet Kyle XY, played by Matt Dallas, who tells us what it's like playing a genetically engineered teen Day Break We question genre veteran Victoria 'Mutant X' Pratt about playing Andrea Battle Regulars Times Past Primeval and The Lost Room You Should Be Watching Ugly Betty A young woman gains a place on high fashion magazine Mode, but can she get people to see past her appearance to the person inside? Out of the Box March brings the start of British Summer Time, and a host of top TV. Find out what, when and where in our listings! Building a Better Genre Show Part XVI We examine the vital necessity of geeking up a series with a few misfits


Issue 137
February 2007

Features Heroes The best new US show this season by a country mile finally reaches the UK, and we've got hold of the Golden Globe-nominated breakthrough star of the show, Masi Oka, for a chat Battlestar Galactica (2000s) Star James Callis tells us about his tricky choices when playing Dr Gaius Baltar Life on Mars We talk to Liz White, who plays WPC Annie Cartwright Stargate Atlantis Dr Elizabeth Weir's alter ego Torri Higginson explains that there's a fair bit of fighting and negotiating too, and even occasionally time for a date! Supernatural We hunted down creator/writer/executive producer Eric Kripke Regulars Times Past It's a Russell T Davies-a-thon this issue as our regular reviewer looks back to Christmas to examine the success or otherwise of Doctor Who's The Runaway Bride, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures You Should Be Watching The Office: An American Workplace, the US show that takes Gervais and Merchant's classic as inspiration Out of the Box A rundown of the best and brightest to be found across all the channels in February Building a Better Genre Show Part XV We take a look at the importance of family entertainment


Issue 136
January 2007

Features The Sarah Jane Adventures Producer Susie Liggat takes us behind the scenes of the newest Doctor Who spin-off Battlestar Galactica (2000s) We spoke to Lucy Lawless about occupation, resurrection... and her stint on Celebrity Duets! Torchwood Actor Gareth David-Lloyd explainsthat his character Ianto Jones is far more than a servile assistant to Captain Jack and the team Blade: The Series Star Kirk 'Sticky' Jones looks back on his season as the half-Human vampire Eureka He wasn't part of the team at the start, but Ed Quinn tells us he quickly made up for lost time as scientist Nathan Stark Regulars Times Past The very first live-action Terry Pratchett adaptation, Hogfather, comes under the withering gaze of our reviewer this month. Is it all 'ho ho ho' or 'no no no'? You Should Be Watching Comedy-drama Standoff Out of the Box New year, new series. Our complete listings for the month cover January 2007 Building a Better Genre Show Part XIV We examine the responsibility of genre TV shows to provide a moral message


Special #40, Doctor Who - Cybermen 2006

Doctor Who (2000s) Episode-by-Episode We get the inside track on Army of Ghosts from director Graeme Harper Battlestar Galactica (2000s) ) On set... With the third season now filming in Canada, we spoke to Kandyse McClure, aka Lieutenant Dualla Charmed As we wrap up our coverage of the final episode, we chat to the new addition for Season Eight, Kaley Cuoco, who played The Charmed Ones' apprentice Billie Lost We head deep into the multimedia expanse and discover secrets hidden in websites, adverts and elsewhere... The 4400 Star Patrick Flueger reveals how things have changed for his character and the rest of the 4400 in the third season of the hit show Times Past We take a look at depictions of the otherworldly in Medium, Supernatural and Doctor Who Out of the Box The second half of July features in our listings section; the first half can be found in Cult Times #130 You Should Be Watching Big Love We introduce the new US comedy that's reminiscent of Friends Building a Better Genre Show Part VIII Where would our favourite shows be without special effects? We take a look at how they can make or break a TV series


Issue 135
December 2006

Features Hogfather On-set We visit this adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel and talk to Terry himself and stars David Jason, Marc Warren and Michelle Dockery. Doctor Who (2000s) We look ahead to what we can expect from this year's Doctor Who Christmas special Torchwood Star John Barrowman discusses tracking aliens through the streets of Cardiff Stargate Starbuck's alter ego, Katee Sackhoff, chats about marriage, kids and living under Cylon occupation Battlestar Galactica (2000s) Executive producer Brad Wright considers the future of SG-1 and returning sister show Atlantis Regulars Times Past Our regular reviewer takes a look at what makes Torchwood adult entertainment You Should Be Watching A selection of fantastic characters line up to entertain in The Catherine Tate Show Out of the Box The mysteries of December uncovered in our complete listings for the month Building a Better Genre Show Part XIII We make the case for the importance of formulaic storytelling in genre television


Issue 134
November 2006

Features Battlestar Galactica (2000s) We got actor Jamie Bamber out of his 'fat suit' to chat about the series' even nastier direction in Season 3 Smallville Star Michael Rosenbaum looks back at the encroaching darkness in Lex Luthor's life as he prepares for a sixth year playing the billionaire playboy Charmed Actor Brian Krause, the man who played Leo through most of the show's run, takes a look back at eight seasons of magical mayhem The Dead Zone Star Anthony Michael Hall reveals how playing Johnny Smith has made him a better actor, and looks forward to fresh challenges in the sixth season Regulars Times Past Our regular reviewer looks at Spooks Out of the Box A giant list of what's on the analogue and digital channels throughout November Building a Better Genre Show Part XII The vital importance of a recurring villain


Issue 133
October 2006

Features Torchwood Our guide to the fact and fiction of Doctor Who's much-anticipated spin-off Spooks We chat to Rupert Penry-Jones about how his character is coping in the new season after his near-fatal shooting last year Stargate Atlantis Rachel Luttrell, aka Teyla Emmagan, looks over the latest season of the series Eureka Erica Cerra lets her hair down from its tight bun to tell us more about her character on the show, no-nonsense cop Jo Lupo, and her other role as Maia, surrogate mother to a Cylon baby in Battlestar Galactica The 4400 Ee ask the actor who plays Marco Pacella, Richard Kahan, for his thoughts on filming Season Three Regulars Times Past Our regular reviewer drops in on the adventures of The 4400 Out of the Box October's programmes get the listings treatment You Should Be Watching Entourage We enter the glamorous life of actor Vince Chase and discover what it's like to be part of his close-knit group of hangers-on... er, we mean friends Building a Better Genre Show Part XI The importance of dialogue in our favourite shows, and how it's far more than just people asking 'What's going on?' for several minutes


Special #39 2006

Doctor Who (2000s) Episode-by-Episode An in-depth look at The Impossible Planet with director James Strong Stargate SG-1 Star Christopher Judge tells us how his character is changing again in the new season Charmed We track down two of the major players in the show's final days for a chat: Victor Webster, aka Coop, and Marnette Patterson, who plays Christy Medium The man who will always be Frasier, Kelsey Grammer, aka series producer and now guest star, talks about the series and X-Men: The Last Stand. Harry Potter We take a look at how the movies have grown up with the characters over the years Times Past We examine Doctor Who's much-hyped Rise of the Cybermen and Battlestar Galactica Out of the Box The second half of June comes under the microscope in our listings section; the first half can be found in Cult Times #129 You Should Be Watching How I Met Your Mother We introduce the new US comedy that's reminiscent of Friends Building a Better Genre Show Part VI We look at the pros and cons of threatening the lives of your characters


Issue 132
September 2006

Features Stargate Atlantis Star Joe Flanigan tells us what we have to look forward to in the upcoming new season The 4400 Actor Mahershalalhashbaz Ali looks back over a difficult third year for his character Richard Tyler Ghost Whisperer We chat to star Jennifer Love Hewitt My Hero Actor Hugh Dennis talks about the change of lead actor and returning to his role of useless, pompous doctor Piers Crispin Eureka Sheriff's daughter Zoe Carter, aka Jordan Hinson, tells us how she fits into the odd little genius-packed town Regulars Times Past Our regular reviewer visits the town of Eureka to see if its inhabitants make him feel clever, and then finds out if watching My Hero does instead Out of the Box A comprehensive list of all September's Cult TV programmes You Should Be Watching Time Trumpet Scottish-Italian genius Armando Iannucci's satirical show from the vantage point of the year 2031 Building a Better Genre Show Part X The importance of government in such shows as Blake's 7 and The X-Files


Issue 131
August 2006

Features Lost The Brit abroad who plays the mysterious Mr Eko, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, looks back on his first season on the show Ghost Whisperer David Conrad explains why his character, Melinda's husband Jim Clancy, is the perfect partner Eureka (aka 'A Town called Eureka') Star Colin Ferguson reveals his place in the pecking order of a very odd town Battlestar Galactica (2000s) Christian Tessier waxes lyrical about his time on the Nineties revival of The Tomorrow People, and his new role as Viper pilot 'Duck' in Galactica The 4400 Still in charge of NTAC in the third season, Nina Jarvis, aka actress Samantha Ferris talks to us Regulars Times Past Our regular reviewer foams at the mouth with the excitement of Daleks and Cybermen taking on the Doctor simultaneously, only to be heartbroken as Rose leaves the TARDIS... Out of the Box They're back and they're all there! Your complete month's listings for August, revised, re-jigged and upgraded to make them better than ever! You Should Be Watching Huff Meet the psychiatrist who's got more problems than the people he counsels Building a Better Genre Show Part IX It's rare to find a series that's instantly excellent. We take a look at how time can aid even the most average of genre shows


Issue 130
July 2006

Features Stargate SG-1 Executive producers Brad Wright and Robert C Cooper provide some hints of things to come in SG-1 and sister show Attantis. Stargate Atlantis Still grumpy and overconfident, Dr Rodney McKay is heading for a fall this season, as David Hewlett, the actor who plays him, explains Doctor Who (2000s) Episode-by-Episode As part of our crossover coverage with TV Zone, we take an in-depth look at Episode 10, Love & Monsters, and learn from star Marc Warren why he's carrying the show. Plus: the effects team on the creation of Blue Peter monster the Abzorbaloff! Battlestar Galactica (2000s) Star Tricia Helfer talks about launching multiple attacks on the Colonial fleet in the guise of Cylon Number Six Regulars Times Past Did Invasion go out in a blaze of glory or as a damp squib? Our regular reviewer takes a closer look at its final days and checks out Bank Holiday mini-series The Triangle Out of the Box The opening instalment of listings for July takes you through to 16th You Should Be Watching Funland The comedy-drama about the darker side of Blackpool, from ex-EastEnders writer Simon Ashdown and League of Gentlemen alumnus Jeremy Dyson, moves from BBC Three to BBC2 Building a Better Genre Show Part VII Bored with shows where everyone's sugary sweet and nice to each other? What you need is a spot of character conflict to spice things up...


Special #38 2006

Doctor Who (2000s) Episode-by-Episode We chat to director Euros Lyn about overseeing The Girl in the Fireplace Stargate SG-1 Stargate Command's head honcho Major General Landry, aka Beau Bridges, takes time out to discuss his approach to the role Lost Can't tell Charlie from Locke? Want to know who's recently given birth and who is a convicted criminal? Then our who's who guide can help! Alias Kevin Weisman explains how he's further demonstrating his technical brilliance in the guise of Marshall Flinkman Ghost Whisperer Creator and executive producer John Gray introduces us to Melinda Gordon (Jennifer Love Hewitt) Times Past We examine Doctor Who opening episode New Earth Out of the Box The second half of May is fully covered in our listings section; the first half can be found in Cult Times #128 You Should Be Watching The Street Writer Jimmy McGovern's new show goes behind the scenes on a quiet street to show that domesticity is anything but dull... Building a Better Genre Show Part IV Genre shows must feature flawed heroes to really grab our attention

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