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Richard Ed­wards Ed­i­tor RAVES One Sher­wood Forest­shaped mis­step aside, I’m re­ally en­joy­ing the new se­ries. Great to have Who be­ing un­pre­dictable again. Is Bojack Horse­man SFX ter­ri­tory? A world where hu­manoid an­i­mals walk among us is cer­tainly fan­tas­ti­cal, so I’m go­ing to say yes – and I loved it. Weird, very funny and sur­pris­ingly well crafted char­ac­ters. Alex Cox Op­er­a­tions Ed­i­tor HELLO I’m new – why not look at me as the de­li­cious time- pla­centa left after The Ed­i­tor’s trou­bling re­gen­er­a­tion process? I’ll be the guy that makes the words fit proper and read dead good, and the one that waves a squidgy fist at the team to en­sure that SFX goes to the prin­ters on time. I like long walks on the beach, wrestling, and Magic: The Gath­er­ing. But not at the same time. Jor­dan Far­ley Com­mu­nity Ed­i­tor Raves JJ’s Fal­con video made me stupidly ex­cited. The new US TV sea­son is upon us! How did I make it through the sum­mer with­out a weekly Winch­ester fix? Rants Happy that the Dead­pool movie fi­nally has a green­light. But if the ru­mours are true and it’s a PG- 13, what’s the point? Jon Coates Art Ed­i­tor RAVES Still thor­oughly en­joy­ing the cur­rent se­ries of Who. Don’t get why Peter C has po­larised fan opin­ion, I think he’s great! Also, The Teller – what a cool look­ing mon­ster! RANTS Thought Guardians was a bit meh. Wanted to love it but it was so over­hyped it didn’t have a hope of liv­ing up to my ex­pec­ta­tions.

Joseph McCabe US West Ed­i­tor Raves Flash’s Grant Gustin as Barry Allen is the best su­per­hero cast­ing since RDJ as Iron Man. The show also has Ron­nie “Firestorm” Ray­mond, while Ar­row of­fers Ray “The Atom” Palmer. That’s a big chunk of the Jus­tice League on TV! RANTS If Warner re­ally has de­manded no jokes in DC movies, it has a lot to learn from Mar­vel/ Dis­ney. Rhian Drinkwa­ter Free­lance writer Raves My son’s birth­day is a great ex­cuse to fill the house with even more Lego and Star Wars toys. Now, can we re­ally jus­tify the three- foot high Darth Vader…? RANTS Still can’t get over the BBC mov­ing Who to such a late time slot. It’s sup­posed to be a fam­ily show! Nick Setch­field Fea­tures Ed­i­tor RAVES Check out Steven Soder­bergh’s won­der­ful monochromi­fi­ca­tion of Raiders Of The Lost Ark. It’s given me a whole new ap­pre­ci­a­tion of my all time favourite film: Matthew Parker’s evoca­tive Ian Flem­ing bio Gold­eneye makes me want to de­camp to Ja­maica with a rak­ish cig­a­rette holder and a gold typewriter. Vi­able ca­reer choice? Ian Berriman Home En­ter­tain­ment Ed­i­tor RAVES It’s taken a while, as you’ll know if you read last month’s View Screen, but I’m grad­u­ally warm­ing to Ca­paldi’s Doc­tor. Cur­rent read­ing: new book The Mak­ing Of George A Romero’s Day Of The Dead. The BFI’s na­tion­wide sci- fi sea­son Days Of Fear And Won­der has some re­ally good events: www. bfi. org. uk/ sci- fi- days- fear- won­der Dave Bradley Group Ed- in- Chief RAVES I’m firmly in the “Peter Ca­paldi is great” camp. I’ve thor­oughly en­joyed this se­ries so far. Got a chance to meet the cast of The Hob­bit last month and am now dead ex­cited for The Bat­tle Of The Five Armies. Had a fan­tas­tic time at Fight­ing Fan­tasy Fest – brought back great mem­o­ries of my youth read­ing game­books. Still my favourite? Steve Jack­son’s House Of Hell. Adrian Hill Ad Man­ager Rants I’ve been a Doc­tor Who fan all my life. When he re­gen­er­ates it al­ways cre­ates a few rip­ples in the com­mu­nity. It soon dies down, and we all grow to love the new timelord ev­ery, er, time. This re­gen­er­a­tion feels dif­fer­ent. I hate to ad­mit it, but as good as Peter Ca­paldi is as an ac­tor, his take on the Doc­tor just isn’t fall­ing into place for me. I hope he proves me wrong, I re­ally do. Stephen Kelly Free­lance writer RAVES Ca­paldi has been a weekly thrill. Like a fu­ri­ous Black­ad­der, he’s taken Doc­tor Who in ex­actly the di­rec­tion I wanted it to go. RANTS Still no news of In The Flesh’s fate after the axing of BBC Three. If it turns out that the BBC have saved Rus­sell Howard’s Good News and not this, there will be hoards at their door.

An­drea Ball Free­lance pro­duc­tioner RAVES I know I’m late to the ( Hal­loween) party, but Amer­i­can Hor­ror Story: Mur­der House is giv­ing me nightmares – and that’s just the cred­its. Talk­ing of scary, how good was “Lis­ten”? A now less mumbly Ca­paldi re­minds a new gen­er­a­tion of the hor­rors that might or might not be lurk­ing un­der the bed. I’d only just re­cov­ered from Luther…

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