Rants & Raves
Inside the SFX hive mind
DARREN SCOTT EDITOR RAVES
Star Trek: Prodigy’s finale was breathtaking. This feels like the most epic Trek yet. Adored Wednesday. More please! Season two of Chucky is now available in the UK on Sky Sci-fi and NOW – it’s barmy but brilliant. Here’s hoping they get a season three!
American Horror Story: NYC, while a great drama, was less a horror show and more a grim gay experience – and we have enough of those to contend with in real life. IAN BERRIMAN DEPUTY EDITOR RAVES
Intrigued by forthcoming Telos title The Fanzine Book, “the story of the underground Doctor Who press” – especially given how many SFX staffers past or present edited their own… I wonder if Arc Of Infinity, Cybermag, Peladon or Paisley Pattern will be featured?
Loving these mocked-up titles for a ‘70s Andor TV series: bit.ly/andortitles. There’s some great telefantasy TV on ITV X Sapphire And Steel, The Prisoner, UFO...
– JONATHAN COATES ART EDITOR RAVES
Less than a year until the Tennant, Tate and RTD dream team return to the TARDIS. I’m so excited! Now’s the perfect time to revisit series four while we count the days until November.
Sadly Andor felt like it ran out of steam once he was sent to Narkina 5. I was left with a feeling of “Was that it?” by the finale. Hope the pace picks up a little bit in season two and we get to see a few more alien species.
ED RICKETTS PRODUCTION EDITOR RAVES
Tentatively excited by the idea of a Bioshock TV series, but only if they keep to the original story. There’s enough bonkers wondrousness in the game’s narrative without having to go off on a “reimagining”.
On the subject of games, I found The Last Of Me to be rather like one long cut-scene interrupted by tedious and repetitive combat – which actually bodes quite well for the television adaptation.
NICK SETCHFIELD EDITOR-AT-LARGE RAVES
The Indy 5 trailer hits me in the Well of Souls. Love that we’re seeing a “lost” Second World War escapade, especially as it looks like Where Eagles Dare with added Macguffin. Roll on June!
Sad to hear of the passing of Tim Beddows, founder of Network. We archive TV enthusiasts are forever in his debt.
TARA BENNETT US EDITOR RAVES
If you like your apocalypse stories with a hearty serving of satire, Noah Baumbach’s White Noise (on Netflix from 30 December) is a surprisingly different take on the genre. Heightened, cinematic and very funny.
Love seeing Pedro Pascal get to do a great sci-fi performance without the hindrance of a mask in The Last Of Us. He’s terrific.