Of Spies and Survivors
By Kevin Dilmore
TV storyteller J.J. Abrams explains why it’s the small moments that make Alias and Lost work, and why directing M:I-3 is a mission he chose to accept.
By Resa Nelson
Rob Bowman turns Elektra from comic-book antihero to silver-screen heroine.
Entering The Matrix Online
By Daniel Wallace
Matrix Online scriptwriter Paul Chadwick jacks in to the most anticipated MMORPG of the year.
Terry Pratchett Goes Postal
By Will McDermott
Novelist Terry Pratchett comes clean about his past, his Discworld series, and why “Thud” is such a special sound for him.
Relaunching Battlestar Galactica
By Paul Hughes
Executive producer David Eick and original Battlestar Galactica actor Richard Hatch explain what’s going on with the Sci Fi Channel’s “reimagined” rendition of this classic series.
By Greg van Eekhout
Steagal’s Barbershoppe and Smoke Emporium
By Jay Bonansinga
A Vampire and a Vampire Hunter Walk into a Bar
By Keith R.A. DeCandido
By Benjamin Percy
By David Gerrold
New editor-in-chief Jeff Berkwits asks, “Where do we go from here?”
Letters from readers and what J.J. Abrams is reading.
Try not to get “Shafted” trying to figure out the quotation in this brainteaser.
Things to Come
Star Wars TV, a Groovy movie, “cel” phones, and more.
DVDs, books, and comics—we tell you what’s worth a look.
February 1984: From the first untethered spacewalk to the Grammy Awards heaped on the Thriller LP, 1984 wasn’t nearly as scary as George Orwell had predicted.
The author of In the Ocean of Night explains why we should skip the Moon and head straight to Mars.
Reviewed in This Issue
Daredevil Director’s Cut
Gamera Complete DVD Collection
Iron Giant Special Edition
Lady Death: The Motion Picture
Millennium: The Complete Second Season
New Fist of the North Star, Volume One: The Cursed City!
Saddest Music in the World
Tales of Tomorrow: Collection One
On the Road with Ellison, Volume Two
Man Who Lost the Sea—Volume X: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
To Light a Candle
Very Bad Deaths
Wounded Hawk: The Crucible Series, Book Two
Amazing Adventures of the Escapist Volume Two
Book of Ballads
Tales of the Vampires
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