The Inside Skinny
What your SFX chums are thinking about...
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
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.
HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
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
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
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.