The In­side Skinny

What your SFX chums are think­ing about...

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Welcome -

Richard Ed­wards

Edi­tor ( 2014-)

RAVES The ar­rival of Age Of

Ul­tron means the big­gest block­buster sea­son ever is fi­nally here! Roll on

Mad Max, Juras­sic World, Ant- Man and the rest.

HOPE FOR THE FU­TURE I’m re­ally ex­cited about new Star Wars and Marvel movies, but I hope the suc­cess of mega- fran­chises doesn’t stop stu­dios from mak­ing orig­i­nal block­buster movies. Dave Golder

Edi­tor ( 1996- 2005)

Raves A bit late to the party, I know, but how fan­tas­tic is Big Hero 6? Knew so lit­tle about it be­fore watch­ing and was to­tally sold within 10 min­utes.

HOPE FOR THE FU­TURE No more Doc­tor Who episodes where the con­clu­sion is “love con­quers all”. Re­ally fed up that th­ese days you can de­feat Cy­beri­sa­tion by wish­ing re­ally, re­ally hard… Nick Setch­field

Fea­tures Edi­tor

RAVES How great is that

SPEC­TRE trailer? Waltz had bet­ter be Blofeld. If he’s not I’ll eat a vol­cano ( hol­lowed out and filled with cheese­cake). Wow. Marvel’s new Star Wars comic ac­tu­ally feels like Star Wars.

HOPE FOR THE FU­TURE A Fan­tas­tic Four film that fi­nally brings Lee and Kirby’s magic to the screen.

Jor­dan Far­ley Com­mu­nity Edi­tor

RaVEs Sad Joss won’t be back, but Avengers: In­fin­ity

War is in safe hands with the Russo broth­ers.

Blood­borne is a master­piece. If you’re pre­pared to die ( a lot) it’s not to be missed.


Fu­tu­rama sur­vived can­cel­la­tion once, here’s hop­ing it hap­pens again! Rus­sell Lewin Pro­duc­tion Edi­tor

RAVES I’m wor­ried that the trailer that has roused me most this year is the one for The Hu­man Cen­tipede 3… Although I did rather en­joy the Ant- Man ( train set mo­ment!) and Ter­mi­na­tor trail­ers too.

HOPE FOR THE FU­TURE That BBC Two go back to show­ing dou­ble- bills of old hor­ror films on Satur­day nights. Adrian Hill

Ad Manager

RAVES What a roller­coaster of a ride this past 20 years work­ing on SFX has been! I’ve seen some amaz­ing films and TV shows, and some maybe that shouldn’t have been made. Here’s to the next 20 years, guys.

HOPE FOR THE FU­TURE Star Wars: The Force Awak­ens. My hope is that

it’s not an­other Phantom Men­ace! Now that is one film that should never have been made! Dave Bradley

Edi­tor ( 2005- 2014)

RAVES Late to the party, but I’m fi­nally play­ing Dragon Age: In­qui­si­tion. Boy, that game is IM­MENSE. En­joyed Thun­der­birds

Are Go – the ships’ launch se­quences give me a shiver no mat­ter how silly the story.

HOPE FOR THE FU­TURE It’s a cliché to want Star Wars to be good, so in­stead let’s wish Simon Pegg well as he writes us a new Star Trek in­stal­ment. Matt Bielby

Edi­tor ( 1995- 1996)

RAVES Thomas Pyn­chon’s

Against The Day. Fi­nally fin­ished it. No idea what it was about, but some in­cred­i­ble steam­punk SF writ­ing in there.

HOPE FOR THE FU­TURE For more SF and fan­tasy that can hold its own – and then some – against the very best crime fic­tion. Too of­ten they have us beat, and it should be the other way around. Ian Ber­ri­man Home En­ter­tain­ment Edi­tor

RAVES De­lighted to see hor­ror ex­pert Jonathan Rigby has a book on Euro­pean hor­ror films – Euro Gothic – com­ing in Oc­to­ber. Can’t wait to get my hands on Net­work’s spiffy vinyl reis­sue of the sound­track to The Prisoner.

HOPE FOR THE FU­TURE Af­ter go­ing on set, I think ITV’s new Jekyll &

Hyde se­ries might be good Satur­day- night fun.

Alex Cox Op­er­a­tions Edi­tor


Pil­lars Of Eter­nity is a tremen­dous old­school RPG, which even man­aged to drag me away from the oddly com­pelling ur­ban plan­ning drudgery of Cities Sky­lines. Good job!

HOPE FOR THE FU­TURE I want Masters Of The Uni­verse to be great, spawn a fran­chise, and re­vi­talise that great vil­lain, Skele­tor. This won’t hap­pen, mind. Jonathan Coates

Art Edi­tor

RAVES Chris Carter’s ref­er­ence to new X- Files “sto­ries” fills me with hope that th­ese will be six, in­di­vid­ual, mon­ster- of- the- week- type episodes.

The Babadook has even made me wary of open­ing my kid’s book bag. Scary stuff!

hope FOR THE FU­TURE That The BFG will mark Spiel­berg’s re­turn to di­rect­ing great fan­tasy movies. Jayne Nel­son Free­lance Writer

RAVES We seem to be in a golden age of SF TV. Per­son Of In­ter­est, Or­phan Black, Agents Of SHIELD, Su­per­nat­u­ral, De­fi­ance, Con­tin­uum...

And so many, many more! We’re blessed.

HOPE FOR THE FU­TURE My hope for the fu­ture? That the new X- Files se­ries is bloody good fun in­stead of be­ing po- faced, pre­ten­tious navel- gaz­ing.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.