Miriam mcdon­ald

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How good was the demo of Cy­ber­punk 2077? As some­one who re­mem­bers the table­top RpG Cy­ber­punk 2020 be­ing re­leased, i can’t wait to go hands-on with the game... Rants

Lord Of The Rings tv show star­ring a young Aragorn? Did no one learn from the Hob­bit films? it’ll be like watch­ing my favourite pub burn down.

There are few things in sci-fi as ex­cit­ing as the ar­rival of a new Doctor. You know roughly what you’re get­ting, of course – time travel, mon­sters, a lot of run­ning – but a new face on the Time Lord means a new twist on an old for­mula.

The lat­est re­gen­er­a­tion is ar­guably the most ea­gerly an­tic­i­pated since the show re­turned in 2005, as Jodie Whit­taker be­comes the first woman to take on TV’s most iconic role. And let’s face it, it’s about time, be­cause now that Time Lords chang­ing gen­der is en­shrined in Doctor Who canon, it was be­com­ing in­creas­ingly im­plau­si­ble ev­ery time the Doctor mor­phed into an­other white man.

As be­fits the big­gest sci-fi event of the year, we bagged an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view (p36) with showrun­ner Chris Chib­nall and two of the Thir­teenth Doctor’s new friends (that’s com­pan­ions in old money). We’ll be catch­ing up with Jodie Whit­taker next is­sue.

If you like the sound of that you’ll love the A Quiz Through Space And Time book in­cluded with this is­sue, packed with 1000 ques­tions from in­fi­nite di­men­sions – as well as a dou­ble-sided poster fea­tur­ing Aqua­man and our guide to the Com­plete His­tory of the Uni­verse.

Else­where, we speak to the di­rec­tor of Venom (p52), find out how Star Wars is go­ing anime in Re­sis­tance (p58) and take a trip to TV’s Ar­row­verse (p78). To bor­row a phrase from the Doctor, it’s “bril­liant!” Richard Ed­wards, Ed­i­tor @RichDEd­wards

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