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Richard Ed­wards Edi­tor

RAVES Thank you James Gunn for speak­ing out against Hol­ly­wood types who moan about the quan­tity of su­per­hero movies. It’s not big- bud­get ac­tion­ers that are a prob­lem – it’s bad movies. Luck­ily we’re living in a lit­tle golden age of genre block­busters – long may it con­tinue. It’s just a ti­tle right now, but Star Wars: Rogue

One sounds in­trigu­ing.

Ian Ber­ri­man Home En­ter­tain­ment Edi­tor

RAVES Cur­rent lis­ten­ing: “Soft Rains” by Zarelli, which sam­ples a 1975 record­ing of Leonard Ni­moy nar­rat­ing one of Ray Brad­bury’s Mar­tian Chron­i­cles. Pleased to see that Larry Co­hen’s God Told Me

To has got an all- re­gion Blu- ray re­lease. Check out stuff tucked away on Net­flix UK like

Robin­son Cru­soe On Mars and The Skull.

Alex Cox Op­er­a­tions Edi­tor

RAVES Bit be­hind ( as usual) but I thought Edge Of To­mor­row was great. The Cruiser is the ul­ti­mate in movie value, so much so that I com­pletely for­got about Bill Mur­ray by the end of it. An­other thing- o- rec­om­mend for those of you with kids: Pan­cake Manor on YouTube. In­fec­tious Mup­pety singsongs with top­ics like space, su­per­heroes and hair­care prod­ucts.

Jonathan Coates Art Edi­tor

RAVES Daniel Craig looks very cool in a Live And Let Die- in­spired cos­tume for the lat­est SPEC­TRE teaser poster. Men­des and Craig are both ex­cel­lent so I have high hopes for this.

Rants Waited 25 years for an­other Ghost­busters movie and now I couldn’t be less in­ter­ested. No Bill, no Ghost­busters. That’s the rule.

Adrian Hill Ad Manager

RIP This past 20 years with SFX, I’ve been for­tu­nate to have met many of my he­roes from TV and screen, but one par­tic­u­lar ac­tor I met a few years ago, re­ally does bring back fond mem­o­ries. A very in­tel­li­gent, and charm­ing man, with such a dis­tin­guished voice. An ac­tor known to mil­lions around the world and loved by so many. I have been, and al­ways shall be, your fan. Leonard Ni­moy ( 1931- 2015)

Rosie Fletcher Act­ing Edi­tor, To­tal Film

Raves The win­ner of the in­au­gu­ral James Her­bert award for hor­ror writ­ing is due to be an­nounced soon. I was on the judg­ing panel for this and I can as­sure you there’s some glo­ri­ous, wee- in­duc­ing stuff in the short­list. When can it be time for Mad Max? We’ve waited 30 years for this, can it hurry up al­ready.

Nick Setch­field Fea­tures Edi­tor

RAVES Fi­nally caught up with sea­son one of Penny Dread­ful, just in time for sea­son two. Just my cup of dark Vic­to­rian tea.

RIP It’s never easy writ­ing obits for your he­roes but it was a priv­i­lege to pay trib­ute to Leonard Ni­moy this is­sue. Sec­ond star on the right, straight on till morn­ing…

Jor­dan Far­ley Com­mu­nity Edi­tor

RIP Good­bye Mr Ni­moy and Sir Terry – too much sad­ness for one month.

RAVES Thrilled Neill Blomkamp is mak­ing a new Alien film, but not keen on the idea of it seem­ingly dis­re­gard­ing Alien 3 or Res­ur­rec­tion. Adored the fi­nal sea­son of Parks And Rec, which was set in the fu­ture!

Rus­sell Lewin Pro­duc­tion Edi­tor

RAVES It Fol­lows: un­usual and brac­ing. Worth see­ing. The Hor­ror Chan­nel has come to Free­view! This is very good news. Okay, so a semi- fan­tasy, Bird­man, won the Best Film Os­car, but Boy­hood was robbed. Fi­nally watched Edge Of To­mor­row. First half in­ge­nious and fun, sec­ond half more of a generic ac­tion block­buster.

Dave Bradley Group Ed- in- Chief

RIP Leonard Ni­moy was an in­cred­i­ble ac­tor and an icon of TV and cinema. I’ve been re­watch­ing the Star Trek movies in Spock’s hon­our. News of Sir Terry Pratch­ett’s fi­nal en­counter with Death filled me with sad­ness. Will al­ways have very fond mem­o­ries of the times we met, in­clud­ing him vis­it­ing our of­fices to guest edit is­sue 196.

Nick Chen Web Ge­nius

RAVES Fes­ti­val high­lights in­clude Aus­tralian time- travel rom­com The In­fi­nite Man and fu­tur­is­tic kung- fu hip- hop mu­si­cal Tokyo Tribe. The lat­ter earns bonus points for a but­ler who beat- boxes with­out spilling any tea.

RANTS The 3D CGI Peanuts Movie is like Char­lie Brown kick­ing Lucy’s foot­ball – it should never hap­pen.

Tara Bennett US Edi­tor ( East Coast)

RAVES Still bask­ing in the glow of Agent Carter’s run while cross­ing ev­ery digit with hopes of a re­newal. And I can at­test that Marvel’s next TV se­ries, Dare­devil, is one hell of a suc­cess too.

RANTS Wish I could say the adap­ta­tion of one of my favourite graphic novel se­ries, Pow­ers, was a lot bet­ter. Hope it im­proves.

SFX Next is­sue on sale Wed­nes­day 29 April 2015

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