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INFINITY—THE INDEX—VOLUME 3 (ISSUES 25-36)

From Ad Astra to Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain—via Whoopee!, sweet cigarettes and Worzel Gummidge—here’s another exhaustive index from INFINITY contributor Mark Campbell, covering everything from issues 25 to 36 of your favourite Sci-Fi / Nostalgia magazine.

Interviews and features only appear in the categorised listings if they give the subject more than just a passing mention. I know this is subjective, but I’ve tried to use my judgement as to what constitutes ‘meat on the bone’. You’ll find wide-ranging interviews and articles that cover many subjects in the Miscellaneous section at the end.

What follows is strictly alphabetical, except with franchises like Star Trek where you’ll find them chronologically listed for ease.

Reviews will normally be of the DVD, Blu-ray or cinema release. Contributors’ initials are in brackets.

Contributors

AB: Allan Bryce
AD: Alan Dein
AM: Alistair McGown
AVB: Anton van Beek
BJR: Brian J Robb
CW: Calum Waddell
DM: Denis Meikle
EM: Ernie Magnotta
ES: Eugene Smith
IM: Ian Millsted
JA: Jon Abbott
JC: Jeremy Clarke
JM: John Martin
JO: Joseph Oldham
JW: James Whittington
KH: Kris Hall
MC: Michael Coldwell
MCA: Mark Campbell
MCL: Mick Clews
MH: Mike Hankin
MHJ: Mark Hume-Jones
MJS: M J Simpson
MM: Mark Maddox
MP: Mark Phillips
MS: Mark Smith
MT: Michael Todd
MW: Mark Witherspoon
PC: Paul Carey
PJ: Pat Jankiewicz
RC: Roger Crow
RF: Robert Fairclough
RH: Richard Holliss
RM: Richard Molesworth
RR: Robert Ross
SE: Steve Eramo
SH: Simon Hooper
SK: Steve Kirkham
SLV: Shaqui Le Vesconte

FILMS

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
32 Review (AB)

2067 (2020)
33 Review (DM)

Ad Astra (2019)
25 Review (AB)

Ambushers, The (1967)
25 Feature (MC)

Archive (2021)
35 Review (DM)

Batman: Death in the Family (2020)
31 Review (AVB)

Batman: Soul of the Dragon (2021)
33 Review (AVB)

Battle in Outer Space (1959)
30 Review (AB)

Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, The (1953)
36 Feature (MH)

Bill and Ted Face the Music (2020)
33 Review (AVB)

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
32 Review (AVB)

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020)
31 Review (AVB)

Bloodshot (2020)
31 Review (AVB)

Britannia Hospital (1982)
28 Review (JM)

Charlie’s Angels (2019)
27 Review (AVB)

Children’s Film Foundation
27 Bumper Box: Volume 2 review (RC)

Come True (2021)
34 Review (RC)

Crimewave (1985)
35 Review (JM)

Day The Earth Stood Still, The (1951)
33 Feature (RC)

Double Team (1997)
33 Review (SK)

Dragons Forever (1988)
28 Review (AVB)

Erik the Viking (1989)
34 Review (AVB)

Fantastic Voyage (1966)
35 Feature (RH)

Final Days (2020)
36 Review (SK)

Flash Gordon (1980)
28 Review (AB)

Gamera: The Complete Collection
29 Review (JM)

Gemini Man (2019)
26 Review (AVB)

Glitch in the Matrix, A (2020)
36 Review (JM)

H-Man, The (1958)
30 Review (AB)

He Dreams of Giants (2019)
35 Review (RC)

Honeymoon Phase, The (2019)
31 Review (RC)

I Married a Monster From Outer Space (1958)
28 Review (AB)

Illustrated Man, The (1969)
29 Review (AB)

In Like Flint (1967)
27 Feature (MC)

Invisible Man, The vs The Human Fly (1957)
35 Review (JM)

Invisible Man Appears, The (1949)
35 Review (JM)

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)
27 Review (AVB)

Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1966)
36 Review (AVB)

Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
27 Review (AVB)

Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies (2017)
36 Review (RC)

Lady in Cement (1968)
29 Feature (MC)

Legend (1985)
29 Feature (RC)

Logan’s Run (1976)
32 Review (AB)

Lost World, The (1925)
34 Feature (MH)

Lost World, The (1960)
35 Feature (MH)

Lost World, The (1992)
35 Feature (MH)

Lost World, The (1998)
35 Feature (MH)

Man With the Golden Gun, The (1974)
28 Maud Adams interview (CW)

Man With the X-Ray Eyes, The (1963)
26 Review (AB)

Map of Tiny Perfect Things, The (2020)
35 Review (AB)

Mind Benders, The (1963)
26 Reviews (AB)

Mortal (2020)
29 Review (SK)

Mothra (1962)
Review (AB)

Murderers’ Row (1966)
25 Feature (MC)

Mysterious Island (1961)
31 Feature (RH)

New Mutants, The (2020)
33 Review (AVB)

Octopussy (1983)
28 Maud Adams interview (CW)

Our Man Flint (1966)
27 Feature (MC)

Peripheral (2020)
29 Review (RC)

Phantom, The (1996)
34 Review (AVB)

Portal (2021)
36 Review (SK)

Relaxer (2018)
26 Review (SK)

Righteous Villains (2021)
34 Review (RC)

Rollerball (1975)
28 Maud Adams interview (CW)

Runaway (1984)
26 Review (AB)

Safer at Home (2021)
36 Review (SK)

Scanners (1981)
33 Michael Ironside interview (CW)

Scoob! (2020)
31 Review (AVB)

Sexmission (1984)
25 Feature (MJS)

Silencers, The (1966)
25 Feature (MC)

Short Circuit 2 (1988)
36 Review (SK)

Snowpiercer (2013)
28 Review (JM)

Soul (2020)
33 Review (AVB)

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
26 Review (AB)

Spooks: The Greater Good (2015)
27 Bharat Nalluri interview (RF)

Sputnik (2020)
30 Review (DM)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture
28 Preston Neal Jones interview (AB)

Star Wars: Episode IV—The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
29 Derek Harrington interview (CW)

Star Wars: Episode IX—The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
25 Review (AVB)

Starship Troopers (1997)
33 Michael Ironside interview (CW)

Superman: Red Son (2020)
27 Review (AVB)

Superman: Man of Tomorrow (2020)
32 Review (AVB)

Tenet (2020)
30 Review (SK)

They Came From Beyond Space (1967)
36 Review (AVB)

Tomorrow I’ll Wake Up and Scald Myself With Tea (1977)
36 Review (AVB)

Tony Rome (1967)
29 Feature (MC)

Total Recall (1990)
32 Review (AB)
33 Michael Ironside interview (CW)

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020)
30 Review (DM)

Tremors: Shrieker Island (2020)
35 Review (AVB)

Trip to the Moon, A (1902)
32 Review (AVB)

Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)
33 Review (AVB)

War of the Worlds, The (1953)
28 Review (AB)

Warning from Space (1956)
31 Review (JM)

Willy’s Wonderland (2021)
34 Review (JM)

Witches, The (2020)
34 Review (AVB)

Wrecking Crew, The (1969)
25 Feature (MC)

Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain (1983)
28 Review (AVB)

TELEVISION

1990 (1977-78)
30 Feature (RF)

77 Sunset Strip (1958-64)
34 Feature (AB)

A For Andromeda (1961)
33 Feature (AB)

ABC Nights In
34 Review (AB)

Adam Adamant Lives! (1966-67)
34 Gerald Harper interview (BJR)

ALF (1986-90)
36 Feature (MW)

Andromeda Breakthrough, The (1962)
33 Feature (AB)

Arrow (2012-2020)
31 Season 8 review (AVB)

Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World (1980)
28 Feature (MHJ)

Banana Splits Adventure Hour, The (1968-70)
27 Feature (KH)

Batman Beyond (1999-2001)
26 Complete Series review (AVB)

Batwoman (2019-present)
31 Season 1 review (AVB)

Bionic Woman, The (1976-78)
26 Feature (MP)
30 Richard Anderson interview (PJ)

City Beneath the Sea (1971)
28 Feature (MP)

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (2016-present)
31 Season 5 review (AVB)

Day of the Triffids, The (1981)
32 Review (AVB)

Department S (1969-70)
30 Feature (JM)

Devs (2020)
27 Review (AB)

Doctor Who (1963-96)
25 The Collection: Season 23 review (AVB)
26 The Collection: Season 26 review (AVB)
27 The Faceless Ones review (AVB)
30 Jon Pertwee feature (BJR)
31 Fury From The Deep review (AVB)
34 Tom Baker feature (RM)

Doom Patrol (2019-present)
31 Season 1 review (AVB)
36 Season 2 review (AVB)

Fear the Walking Dead (2015-present)
25 Season 5 review (AVB)

Flash, The (2014-present)
31 Season 6 review (AVB)

Game of Thrones (2011-19)
25 Season 8 review (AVB)

Goodies, The (1970-82)
29 Feature (AB)

Greatest American Hero, The (1981-83)
26 Feature (JA)

Invisible Man, The (1975-76)
32 Feature (RC)

It’s a Knockout (1966-2001)
34 Feature (BJR)

Jason King (1971-72)
32 Feature (JM)

Land of the Giants (1968-70)
32 Feature—Part 1 (MP)
33 Feature—Part 2 (MP)

Land of the Lost (1974-76)
36 Feature (SE)

Lego Star Wars Holiday Special (2020)
33 Review (AVB)

Lost World, The (1999-2002)
35 Feature (MH)

Lost World, The (2001)
35 Feature (MH)

Mandalorian, The (2019-present)
33 Season 2 review (AVB)

Marvel’s 616 (2020)
34 Review (AVB)

Misfits of Science (1985-86)
31 Feature (JA)

Mission: Impossible (1966-73)
27 Barbara Bain interview (SE)

Munsters, The (1964-66)
36 Butch Patrick interview (SE)

On The Buses (1969-73)
33 Feature (AB)

Once a Hero (1987)
31 Feature (JA)

Otherworld (1985)
26 Feature (JA)

Outer Limits, The (1963-65)
30 David J Schow interview (AB)

Pennyworth (2019-present)
32 Season 1 review (AVB)

Police Squad! (1982)
27 Review (AVB)

Raumpatrouille [AKA Space Patrol]
27 Feature (SLV)

Samurai Jack (2001-17)
25 Complete Series review (AVB)

Shadow in the Cloud (2020)
33 Review (DM)

Shazam! (1974-76)
33 Jackson Bostwick interview (EM)

Six Million Dollar Man, The (1973-78)
30 Richard Anderson interview (PJ)

Space: 1999 (1975-1977)
25 John Hug interview (SE)
27 Barbara Bain interview (SE)
35 Merchandise guide (AM)

Special Branch (1969-74)
35 Feature—Part 1 (JO)
36 Feature—Part 2 (JO)

Spooks (2002-2011)
27 Bharat Nalluri interview (RF)

Star Cops (1987)
30 Feature (RM)

Star Maidens (1976)
25 Feature (AM)

Star Trek (1966-69)
29 Sean Kennedy interview (PJ)

Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973-74)
35 Feature (BJR)

Star Trek: Short Treks (2018-2019)
32 Review (AVB)

Star Trek: Picard (2020)
33 Season 1 review (AVB)

Starlost, The (1973-74)
26 Feature (SLV)

Supergirl (2015-present)
31 Season 5 review (AVB

T.H.E. Cat (1966-67)
31 Feature (AB)

T.J. Hooker (1982-86)
28 Feature (JC)

Tiswas (1974-82)
36 Feature (SH)

Titans (2018-present)
36 Season 2 review (AVB)

Voyagers! (1982-83)
26 Feature (JA)

Westworld (2016-present)
34 Season 3 review (AVB)

Wild Wild West, The (1965-69)
25 Feature (PC)

Worzel Gummidge (1979-81)
26 Feature (ES)

Worzel Gummidge (2019-present)
25 2019 Specials review (ES)

Worzel Gummidge Down Under (1987-89)
26 Feature (ES)

Year of the Sex Olympics, The (1968)
28 Review (JM)

COMICS & MAGAZINES

Battle Picture Weekly
35 Feature (IM)
Beezer
34 Feature (MCA)
Candy
30 Feature (AD)
Cheeky Weekly
27 Feature (MCA)
Roy of the Rovers
25 Feature (MT)
Shiver and Shake
29 Feature (MCA)
Tiger
28 Feature (MT)
Tornado
26 Feature (MCA)
Whoopee!
31 Feature (MCA)

BOOKS

28 Biggles feature (IM)

SOUNDTRACK REVIEWS

26 Doctor Who: The Abominable Snowmen (JW)
Not the Nine O’Clock News box set (JW)
Terry Pratchett’s Vinyl Discworld (JW)
The League of Gentlemen: Precious Things (JW)
27 Doctor Who—Season 12 (JW)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase (JW)
29 Thunderbirds (JW)
Doctor Who: The Sun Makers (JW)
The Thing (JW)
Becky (JW)
30 Doctor Who: The Visitation (JW)
Dracula [2020 TV series] JW)
I Am Vengeance (JW)
Tenet (JW)
35 Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (JW)
Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks (JW)

MODEL BEHAVIOUR

by Andy Pearson

25 Dinosaur clay models
26 Figures in a landscape
27 Model shows
29 Creature Features workshop
30 Sculptures of popular characters
31 Space pods
32 Stick figures
33 Digger vs giant scorpion
35 Miniatures from household objects
36 Dark Satanic mills
DOUBLE-SIDED POSTERS
25 Planet of the Apes & The Spy Who Loved Me
26 The Bionic Woman (MM) & Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
27 Forbidden Planet & Honor Blackman
28 Star Trek: The Motion Picture & City Beneath The Sea
29 Star Wars: Episode IV—The Empire Strikes Back & Legend
30 Doctor Who: The Three Doctors & Will Hay
31 Mysterious Island (MM) & On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
32 Land of the Giants & The Goonies
33 The Time Machine & The Day The Earth Stood Still
34 The Lost World (1925) & Young Frankenstein
35 The Lost World (1960) & Fantastic Voyage
36 Monster, Go Home & The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms

MISCELLANEOUS FEATURES

25 Charlton Heston retrospective (BJR)
26 Star Trek on the big screen (RC)
27 Robbie the Robot filmography (BJR)
Honor Blackman obituary (AB)
Give-A-Show projectors (RM)
28 Benny Hill retrospective (MT)
Breakfast cereal free gifts (RM)
29 William Cameron Menzies retrospective (BJR)
Board games (RM)
Earl Cameron obituary (RF)
30 Will Hay retrospective (MT)
Gene Roddenberry’s Unsold TV Pilots (PC)
31 Unmade James Bond Movies (BJR)
Diana Rigg obituary (AB)
Cosgrove Hall—Part 1 (MJS)
Arthur Askey retrospective (RR)
Phil Silvers retrospective (MCL)
32 Geoff Love retrospective (AB)
Sweet cigarettes (AM)
Cosgrove Hall—Part 2 (MJS)
George Formby retrospective (RR)
33 Novelty singles (RM)
H G Wells adaptations (BJR)
34 Meeting Gerry Anderson
Marty Feldman retrospective (RR)
Sea-Monkeys (BJR)
35 Tommy Trinder retrospective (RR)
36 Meeting Bob Burns, Forrest J Ackerman and Zsoka Pal (MH)
Top Trumps (BJR)
Dick Emery retrospective (RR)

MISCELLANEOUS INTERVIEWS

25 John Grover, 007 film editor (CW)
Judy Matheson, actress—Part 2 (RF)
26 John Walsh, author of Harryhausen: The Lost Movies (SH)
28 Robert Love, TV producer (MS)
32 Richard Donner, director (CW)
33 Lionel Fanthorpe, author (MHJ)
35 Alec Gillis, make-up/prosthetics artist (RC)

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Infinity Index Part 2

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Here’s the second part of Mark Campbell’s index to what has been published in Infinity so far. This takes us up to issue 24, and for a free index to all 210 issues of The Dark Side pop over to www.thedarksidemagazine.com

INFINITY—THE INDEX—VOLUME 2 (ISSUES 13-24)
From 1990: The Bronx Warriors to The Zoo Gang—via The Meg, Catweazle and Krazy Comic—here’s an exhaustive index from INFINITY contributor Mark Campbell. It includes everything from issues 13 to 24 of your favourite Sci-Fi / Nostalgia magazine.
NB: Interviews and features will only appear in the following categorised lists if they give the subject more than just a passing mention. I know this is subjective, but I’ve tried to use my judgement as to what constitutes ‘meat on the bone’, if you see what I mean. You’ll find wide-ranging interviews and articles that cover many subjects in the Miscellaneous section at the end.


What follows is strictly alphabetical, except with franchises like Star Wars where you’ll find them chronologically listed for ease.
Reviews will normally be of the DVD, Blu-ray or cinema release. If it says ‘Feature’ then that will be solely on the subject in question; if, say, ‘John Carpenter feature’, then it will be part of a wider article. Contributors’ initials are in brackets.


Contributors
AB: Allan Bryce
AJ: Adrian James
AL: Andrew Llewellyn
AM: Alistair McGown
AP: Andy Pearson
API: Andrew Pixley
AVB: Anton van Beek
BJR: Brian J Robb
BM: Bill Mac
CD: Clive Dawson
CH: Chris Hallam
CW: Calum Waddell
DB: David Brilliance
DF: David Flint
DM: Denis Meikle
DR: David Ryan
EM: Ernie Magnotta
ES: Eugene Smith
GL: Giacomo Lee
GP: Grant Peabody
HH: Howard Hughes
IM: Ian Millsted
JA: Jon Abbott
JM: John Martin
JO: Joseph Oldham
JWA: John Walsh
JW: James Whittington
KC: Kevin Coward
KH: Kris Hall
LR: Liam Ronan
MCA: Mark Campbell
MC: Michael Coldwell
MF: Mark Foker
MH: Mike Hankin
MJS: M J Simpson
MM: Mark Maddox
MMA: Mark Mawston
MP: Mark Phillips
MR: Martin Ruddock
MSZ: Mark Scott Zicree
MT: Michael Todd
NP: Neil Pettigrew
PC: Paul Carey
PF: Peter Fuller
PFC: Paul F Cockburn
PJ: Pat Jankiewicz
PM: Paul Mount
PW: Pete Wallbank
RC: Roger Crow
RD: Rick Davy
RF: Robert Fairclough
RH: Richard Holliss
RL: Richard Leon
RME: Rick Melton
RM: Richard Molesworth
SE: Steve Eramo
SG: Steve Green
SH: Simon Hooper
SK: Steve Kirkham
SLV: Shaqui Le Vesconte
SP: Simon Pritchard
SV: Scott Varnham
TJ: Tony Jones
TT: Tristan Thompson
FILMS
1990: The Bronx Warriors (1983)
17 Review (AB)
4D Man (1959)
21 Review Special Edition
Alien3 (1992)
16 Gary Pollard interview (MR)
Alphaville (1965)
20 Review (AB)
Andromeda Strain, The (1971)
19 Review (AB)
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
16 Review (AB)
Attack of the Robots (1966)
21 Review (AB)
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
19 Review (BM)
Barbarella (1968)
16 Feature (BJR)
Batman (1966)
24 Feature (PJ)
Batman: Hush (2019)
22 Review (AVB)
*batteries not included (1987)
18 Review (AB)
Beyond Atlantis (1973)
18 Review (AB)
Beyond Skyline (2017)
16 Review (AB)
Blade Runner (1981)
23 Reader Reminiscences (KC)
Captain Marvel (2019)
20 Review (AB)
Chain Reaction, The (1980)
17 Review (AB)
Colossus of New York, The (1958)
21 Review (AB)
Crack in the World (1965)
21 Review (AB)
Dark Encounter (2019)
23 Review (RC)
Dark Side of the Moon, The (1990)
21 Review (AB)
Day Time Ended, The (1980)
20 Review (AB)
Def-Con 4 (1985)
19 Review (AB)
Dinosaurus! (1960)
20 Review (AB)
Duplicate aka Jonathan
17 Review (AB)
Earth vs. The Flying Saucers (1956)
21 Feature (RH)
Escape from New York (1981)
14 Review (AB)
Escape from the Bronx (1983)
17 Review (AB)
Fantastic Four (2005)
21 Fantastic Four feature (JA)
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
21 Fantastic Four feature (JA)
Fifth Element, The (1997)
16 Gary Pollard interview (MR)
First Men in the Moon (1964)
17 Feature (RH)
23 Review (AB)
Flesh Gordon (1972)
20 Review (AB)
Flight of the Navigator, The (1986)
22 Review (AVB)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
13 Feature (RH)
Forbidden World (1982)
20 Review (AB)
Futureworld (1976)
18 Feature (BJR)
Galaxy of Terror (1981)
20 Review (AB)
Glass (2019)
19 Review (AB)
Godzilla (1954-1975)
23 Box set review (AVB)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
16 Gary Pollard interview (MR)
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The (2005)
16 Gary Pollard interview (MR)
Hollow Man (2000)
22 Review (AVB)
Howard the Duck (1986)
18 Review (AB)
Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
20 Review (AB)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
14 Review (AB)
Invasion Planet Earth (2019)
24 Review (AB)
Invasion U.S.A. (1952)
13 Review (AB)
Io (2019)
17 Review (AB)
Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955)
23 Review (AVB)
Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1959)
16 Feature (MH)
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun aka Doppelgänger
15 Ed Bishop interview (PM)
Justice League vs. The Fatal Five (2019)
19 Review (AB)
Kin (2018)
18 Review (SG)
Krull (1982)
16 Review (AB)
Land Unknown, The (1957)
15 Feature (RH)
Link (1986)
18 Review (AB)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
16 Gary Pollard interview (MR)
Looker (1981)
14 Review (AB)
Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)
18 Review (AB)
Matter of Life and Death, A (1946)
14 Review (AB)
Meg, The (2018)
16 Review (AB)
Mind of Mr. Soames, The (1970)
13 Review (AB)
Missing Link (2019)
23 Review (AVB)
Monolith Monsters, The (1957)
19 Review (AB)
Mothra (1962)
19 Review (AB)
Mummy, The (1999)
16 Gary Pollard interview (MR)
Nemesis (1992)
16 Review (AB)
New Barbarians, The (1982)
17 Review (AB)
Night of the Creeps (1986)
13 Review (AB)
Nightwish (1989)
21 Review (AB)
Okko’s Inn (2018)
23 Review (AVB)
Outland (1981)
20 Feature (RC)
Kika Markham interview (RC)
Philip Harrison interview (RC)
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
21 Review (AB)
Predator (1987)
13 Review (AB)
Predator 2 (1990)
13 Review (AB)
Predator, The (2018)
14 Review (AB)
Predators (2010)
13 Review (AB)
Predestination (2014)
16 Review (AB)
Project X (1968)
21 Review (AB)
Prospect (2018)
19 Review (AB)
Puppet Masters, The (1994)
17 Review (AB)
Quatermass II (1957)
19 Review (AB)
Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
19 Review (AB)
Replicas (2019)
19 Review (SG)
RoboCop (1987)
23 Review (AB)
Robot Holocaust (1986)
19 Review (AB)
Robot Monster (1953)
16 Review (AB)
Robowar (1988)
21 Review (AB)
Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1958)
13 Review (AB)
Running Man, The (1987)
20 Review (SG)
Schlock (1973)
13 Review (AB)
Screamers (1995)
16 Review (AB)
Skyscraper (2018)
15 Review (AB)
Shazam! (2019)
20 Review (AB)
Smallest Show on Earth, The (1957)
18 Review (AB)
Solis (2018)
15 Review (AB)
Somewhere in Time (1980)
18 Review (AB)
Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
24 Review (AVB)
Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace (1999)
16 Gary Pollard interview (MR)
Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope (1977)
17 Feature (BJR)
19 Ralph McQuarrie interview (PJ)
Star Wars: Episode V—The Empire Strikes Back (1981)
19 Ralph McQuarrie interview (PJ)
Star Wars: Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi (1983)
19 Ralph McQuarrie interview (PJ)
Swamp Thing (1982)
18 Review (SG)
Swarm, The (1978)
15 Review (AB)
Sweeney! (1977)
17 Review (AB)
18 David Wickes interview (RF)
Sweeney 2 (1978)
17 Review (AB)
Take Me High (1973)
18 Review (AB)
They Live (1988)
14 Review (AB)
Thing from Another World, The (1951)
16 Review (AB)
This Island Earth (1955)
14 Feature (RH)
19 Review (AB)
Titan, The (2017)
16 Review (AB)
Tomorrow I’ll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (1977)
17 Feature (MJS)
Troll (1986)
13 Review (AB)
Troll 2 (1987)
13 Review (AB)
Upgrade (2018)
14 Review (AB)
Venom (2018)
16 Review (AB)
Wasp Woman, The (1959)
13 Review (AB)
Weird Science (1985)
22 Review (AVB)
Westworld (1973)
18 Feature (BJR)
Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (2019)
23 Review (AVB)
Yesterday (2019)
22 Review (AB)
Zeta One aka The Love Factor
23 Feature (MT)
TELEVISION
Adventurer, The (1972-73)
19 Feature (MC)
Another Life (2019—present)
22 Season 1 review (SV)
Arrow (2012-20)
24 Season 7 review (AVB)
Attack on Titan (2013-20)
22 Season 3 (Part 1) review (AVB)
Batman (1966-68)
24 Feature (PJ)
Beyond Westworld (1980)
18 Feature (BJR)
Black Mirror (2011-2019)
20 Season 5 review (SV)
Blake’s 7 (1978-81)
13 Mat Irvine interview—Part 1 (RM)
14 7 Stars Liberated from the Classic TV Series review (JM)
Bulman (1985-87)
16 Feature (RF)
Callan (1967-72)
19 Feature (JO)
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967-68)
15 Ed Bishop interview (PM)
Castle Rock (2018—present)
22 Season 1 review (AVB)
Catweazle (1970-71)
24 Feature (RD)
C.A.T.S. Eyes (1985-87)
22 Feature (AM)
Corridor People, The (1966)
15 Feature (API)
Doctor Who (1963-96)
13 Mat Irvine interview—Part 1 (RM)
14 The Three Doctors feature (RM)
Mat Irvine interview—Part 2 (RM)
15 The Doctors—Villains review (SG)
21 The Tom Baker Era (BJR)
22 Terrance Dicks interview—Part 1 (RM)
23 Terrance Dicks interview—Part 2 (RM)
Doctor Who (2005—present)
14 Mat Irvine interview—Part 2 (RM)
15 Season 11 (Episodes 1-5) review (MR)
17 Gary Pollard interview (MR)
Edge of Darkness (1985)
14 Mat Irvine interview—Part 2 (RM)
Fantastic Four, The (1967-68)
19 Feature (JA)
Fantastic Four (1994)
20 Feature (JA)
Fantastic Journey, The (1977)
23 Feature (MP)
Final Space (2018-19)
14 Season 1 review (AB)
Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein (2019)
22 Review (SV)
Game of Thrones (2011-19)
17 Gary Pollard interview (MR)
Gangsters (1976-78)
21 Feature (RF)
Girl from U.N.C.L.E., The (1966-67)
18 Feature (AM)
Good Omens (2019)
20 Review (SV)
Gotham (2014-19)
23 Season 5 review (AVB)
Hazel (1978-79)
13 Feature (RF)
Incredible Hulk, The (1977-1990)
20 Kenneth Johnson interview (EM)
Jetsons, The (1962-63)
17 Feature (JA)
Joe 90 (1968-69)
14 Feature (BJR)
Land of the Giants (1968-70)
13 Deanna Lund feature (MP)
24 Stefan Arngrim interview (SE)
Legends of Tomorrow (2016—present)
24 Season 4 review (AVB)
Likely Lads, The (1964-66)
18 Review (AB)
Logan’s Run (1977-78)
22 Feature (MP)
Lost in Space (1965-68)
19 Feature (MP)
Vitina Marcus interview (PJ)
Lost in Space (2018—present)
22 Season 1 review (AVB)
Man from Atlantis, The (1977-78)
21 Feature (SLV)
Martian Chronicles, The (1980)
18 Feature (JA)
Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969-74)
23 Review (AB)
Moonbase 3 (1973)
13 Mat Irvine interview (RM)
Neverwhere (1996)
18 Feature (RC)
Out of the Unknown (1965-71)
17 Feature (BJR)
Outer Limits, The (1963-65)
14 Feature (BJR)
Professionals, The (1977-83)
20 Feature (RF)
Protectors, The (1971-73)
20 Feature (RC)
Public Eye (1965-75)
23 Feature (RF)
Quatermass and the Pit (1958)
13 Review (MR)
Red Dwarf (1988—present)
17 Gary Pollard interview (MR)
Robin of Sherwood (1984-86)
18 Feature (RM)
Sandbaggers, The (1978-80)
13 Feature (JO)
Scooby-Doo (1969—present)
23 Feature (BJR)
Sentimental Agent, The (1963)
14 Feature (API)
Space Patrol (1963-64)
14 Feature (MC)
Space Precinct (1994-95)
17 Gary Pollard interview (MR)
Star Fleet aka X-Bomber
24 Garrick Hagon interview (RC)
Liza Ross interview (RC)
Mark Rolston interview (RC)
Star Trek
21 Feature (PFC)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994)
15 Denise Crosby interview (CW)
Strangers (1978-82)
15 Feature (RF)
Supergirl (2015—present)
24 Season 4 review (AVB)
Sweeney, The (1975-78)
18 Feature (RF)
20 Abigail Thaw interview (RL)
Time Tunnel, The (1966-67)
17 Review (AB)
Timeslip (1970-71)
22 Feature (SLV)
Titans (2018—present)
24 Season 1 review (AVB)
Tomorrow People, The (1973-79)
13 Feature (RM)
Tripods, The (1984-85)
13 Feature (CH)
Twilight Zone, The (1959-64)
18 60th Anniversary box set review (AB)
19 Favourite episodes feature (MSZ)
UFO (1970)
15 Ed Bishop interview (PM)
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964-68)
15 Feature—Part 1 (MP)
16 Feature—Part 2 (MP)
17 Feature—Part 3 (MP)
Walking Dead, The (2010—present)
24 Season 9 review (AVB)
War of the Worlds, The (2019, BBC)
24 Review (AB)
Westworld (2016-present)
18 Feature (BJR)
Wonder Woman (1975-79)
13 Feature (MP)
Reader Reminiscences (SP)
XYY Man, The (1976-77)
14 Feature (RF)
Zoo Gang, The (1974)
19 Review (AB)
COMICS & MAGAZINES
Action
21 Feature (MT)
Krazy Comic
22 Feature (MCA)
Lion
24 Feature (IM)
Look and Learn
23 Feature (MT)
Monster Fun
17 Feature (MCA)
Starblazer (1979-91)
20 Feature (LR)
Starlord
18 Feature (CH)
Valiant
14 Feature (IM)
BOOKS
13 The Tripods trilogy by John Christopher (CH)
19 Kurt Vonnegut feature (CH)
24 John Wyndham feature (CH)
RADIO
Aliens in the Mind
18 Feature (RM)
MODEL BEHAVIOUR
(All articles by Andy Pearson)
15 Martians
16 Dioramas and shadow boxes
19 Monster masks
20 Batmobile reimagined
21 Guns
22 Joe 90 jet air car
24 Fake book dioramas
DOUBLE-SIDED POSTERS
13 Lynda Carter photo & Forbidden Planet (RME)
14 The Outer Limits montage & This Island Earth (RME)
15 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (MM) & The Six Million Dollar Man (PW)
16 Barbarella poster & Journey to the Centre of the Earth poster
17 Star Wars (PW) & Star Wars poster
18 Westworld poster & The Girl from U.N.C.L.E (PW)
19 Star Wars art & The Land That Time Forgot poster
20 Outland poster & The Incredible Hulk (PW)
21 Pyramids of Mars (PW) & Earth vs. The Flying Saucers poster
22 Eagle from Space: 1999 photo & Logan’s Run TV series (PW)
23 The Fantastic Journey photo & Blade Runner poster
24 Star Fleet art & Batman TV series (PW)
MISCELLANEOUS FEATURES
13 Gamera feature—Part 2 (JA)
15 Sci-Fi and TV annuals (RM)
Letraset transfers (RM)
“Merry Christmas, VT” (RM)
Stan Lee obituary (AB)
The Story of Comics—Part 1 (JA)
Steve Ditko feature (IM)
16 The Story of Comics—Part 2 (JA)
Brian Clemens feature (RC)
Antonio Margheriti’s Gamma 1 films—Part 1 (HH)
17 Sci-fi jigsaw puzzles (RM)
Antonio Margheriti’s Gamma 1 films—Part 2 (HH)
18 Dennis Spooner feature (RM)
19 Doug McClure feature (BJR)
20 Moon movies (BJR)
Science Fiction audio drama (TJ)
21 Vintage action figures—Part 1 (RM)
22 Viewmaster feature (RM)
Vintage action figures—Part 2 (RM)
23 David Janssen feature (RC)
MISCELLANEOUS INTERVIEWS
13 Annette Andre interview (RD)
18 Peter Wyngarde interview (MMA)
20 David Wickes interview—Part 1 (RF)
21 Susan Hampshire interview (RD)
David Wickes interview—Part 2 (RF)
22 Brian Johnson interview (MC)
23 Stu Phillips interview (CW)
24 Judy Matheson interview—Part 1 (RF)
Karel Zeman interview (MH)
Gareth Thomas interview (BJR)

INFINITY INDEX 1 by Mark Campbell

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We’ve covered a lot of ground – and space – in Infinity magazine in our first three years of publication. So much so, in fact, that at times we forget what we have already written about. Well now, thanks to the sterling efforts of Mark Campbell, we have an idea to everything we have burbled on about. We we going to put this stuff in the magazine but frankly it would have taken up a huge amount of space and might have looked just a tad boring. Instead we will be posting these indexes here so you can check them out whenever you wonder if we have already covered your favourite film or TV series from the worlds of sci-fi and cult. Here’s Mark’s invaluable guide to the first 12 issues.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

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Due to the ongoing situation regarding the lockdown in force both in the UK and abroad we have taken the decision not to publish issue 209 of The Dark Side or issue 27 of Infinity on April 30th. These issues will now hit the shops on June 11th when hopefully all of this sad situation will be behind us. We have gathered many new subscribers in recent days and are very grateful for their support, but since 85% of our sales still come from shops it would be unfair to put these issues out at a time when most people aren’t visiting these places. We have sadly also had to cancel InfiniFest on May 30th and all of those who purchased a ticket have been refunded. Meanwhile, we are pressing ahead on our Invasion! book which will be published early May. Order before May 1st and you will get your name in it, and of course a signed copy. You will also get it for £20, instead of £22.50 which will be the price on the site once the pre-order deadline has passed. We have also reprinted very limited quantities of Infinity 2, 3, 5 and 6 and intend to do the same with issues 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 in future. Stay safe everyone and we hope to see you at DarkFest on November 28th!

SHAZAM DIRECTOR INTERVIEW

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David F Sandberg talks Shazam with Simon Hooper.

The film says that there’s a superhero in all of us so I was going to ask if you’ve ever had a superhero inside you but that just sounds wrong.
David F Sandberg (Laughs). Well Simon, I guess I’m more the guy who gets to play with superheroes, you know, gets the action figures. Actually when we were planning this film I would use action figures and just film them because it was faster than using story boards.
So, much like your last film Annabelle 2 you’re working with a large cast of children again
Yes… and they’re all orphans again. My wife pointed this out that in ‘Lights Out’ he becomes an orphan and there’s orphans in this.
The saying, ‘Never work with children’ is one you enjoy flouting then?
Well I had great experience working with them actually, maybe I’ve just been lucky with the casting process but they’ve all been so professional. I like working with kids, you know there’s not much ego there and they’re happy to do it. You have to deal with the limit hours but it’s interesting because in Canada their kids can work much later till like, you know, two in the morning, so that helped.
Dwayne Johnson is producing but I understand that he wanted Armie Hammer as Shazam.
Yes someone said that the other day. I didn’t know about that actually.
So when you came onboard was Zachary Levi as Shazam a foregone conclusion?
No not at all. We cast a wide net and auditioned over 100 people. It was quite an ordeal trying to find the right person and by the end we were, ‘Are we going to find the right guy?’ I saw Zach’s self tape which was actually for another character and I was like , ‘This is the guy’. He’s like a big kid he’s basically a big kid at heart and I think he strikes that right tone of having this childlike enthusiasm and excitement that’s what makes him feel like a kid because a lot of adults when you audition them they just play it more stupid, “Oh I’m a little kid who doesn’t know how things work’, but Zach is just very enthusiastic and I think that’s the difference between kids and adults.
There were rumours of Dwayne Jonhnson being Black Adam, was he ever going to be in this?
When I came on board he was never part of it. We came to the conclusion that it would be too much to have Shazam in the same movie as Black Adam. Shazam needed his own movie to introduce him and set him up. They called me and asked me if I’d be interested and we just had this idea of doing a standalone Shazam movie first so there was never any question as to whether Black Adam should be involved or not.
Do you know anything about Black Adam’s movie?
I don’t really know what the plan is with that, no. I’ve been reading stuff online but I don’t really know what the studio is planning
Shazam has had a lot of origin stories in the comic books. How did you decide on which one to go with?
He’s been around for quite a while, yeah. A lot of the plot points we take from the 1952 version with Jeff Johns and he’s also the one that came up with Darla and Eugena but it was fun taking from this whole rich history and that’s reflected even in his suit where I wanted. He has the old school shorter cape which is unusual these days. He also has the hood which is from 52 and the way the bolt looks I took a lot of inspiration from the animated version. It was just taking from his entire history and just creating.
When we last spoke you said that ‘Lights Out’ was heavily storyboarded but you didn’t do that for Annabelle 2. But Shazam is effects heavy so are you obliged to do them again?
Yeah you have to basically pre-viz all the big action sequences. It’s a combination when you’re shooting non effects heavy shots you can improvise more on set but with the big stuff you have to animate everything on pre-viz then you can cut it up and give different bits to different units. Like we have the big carnival crashing down, you know the Ferris wheel and that’s an actual Ferris wheel we bought and did that to and it just takes a whole day to set up so that something that second unit will have to do but they have the pre-viz to see what angles it is I need.
Each film you’ve done has got bigger and bigger. Is there anything in Shazam that was far more difficult than you expected?
I found the more spectacular it is on screen the more boring it is to shoot because it takes forever to do these things, to set them up. There’s a lot to keep track of. This little piece you shoot on location, this little piece you shoot on a blue screen stage and then this little piece is actually second unit. It’s such a big puzzle piece.
That must be a frustrating thing for you as you’ve always had such tight control of everything you’ve previously shot.
It becomes a frustration and this was the first time for me using a second unit and we had a great one with a second unit director John Mahaffie who’s worked on Lord of the Rings to Aquaman but it was still weird have someone else shoot things for you. I wanted to be a part of it as much as possible even if I was just sitting on the side, so we scheduled it so that I would shoot mainly during the day, but during the night they would shoot second unit so that I could go to that too or as much as possible. So I didn’t get a lot of sleep. Because you know they can’t read your mind. If you have a pre-viz sometimes things turn out wrong. We had this one scene of this big crowd who see Savannah arriving and in the pre-viz that was represented just by a bunch of dummies standing around and then when I saw the dailies it was just basically the crowd just standing round watching. I thought, ’Oh no no no……..it needs to be people who stand around and talk to each other and take out their phones’, so yeah it’s just hard for them to know. That’s why it was important for me to be around you know to say, ‘This is what we need, this is what I had in mind’.
A constant in your films is your wife. She’s an actress so is this a deal breaker to keep her happy at home if she’s in the film?
(laughs) No we just wanted to work together as much as possible. We want to produce things together because you know that’s how we got started making our little short movies together. The funny thing is she’s been in all the horror shorts and movies and she survives everything except this one which is more of a family friendly movie. Originally she was meant to die in ‘Lights out’ but this time you know….


You’ve worked with James Wan who managed to sneak Annabelle into Aquaman. Have you managed to sneak anything in here?
Annabelle is in this one too! You didn’t see her? She’s actually in the pawn shop at the beginning with all the stuff on the shelves. There’s a ton of DC references too, you know to other characters and also really old Shazam comics, some which are pretty obscure but which I think that very few will actually get.
Sounds like a challenge.
Well there’s a burning violin in the rock of eternity that’s a reference to a very old Shazam comic where this character Nero has a burning violin and when he plays it he can control fire and shoot things.
So what’s your favourite comic book film?
I grew up with Richard Donner’s ‘Superman’ films and that one is very special to me. And I love ‘Logan’ because that was very different, very serious, very grounded superhero movie which I think is cool that you can do that because there is. Well it was compared to Westerns which they said were going to die out but there’s so much potential in superhero films that you can tell different stories and they can actually be different genres.
What’s next for you?
I’m not sure yet because this one was such a long time in the making. It’s been two years as opposed to one year like the previous movies. I just want to finish this, take a little breather and then figure out what’s next. This is the first time where I don’t have the next thing lined up yet.
Is there a genre you‘d like to do next?
I’d like to do sci-fi, always loved sci-fi movies and I want to do more horror too so maybe sci-fi horror?
Annabelle 3 is on its way so Annabelle 4… in space?
(laughs) We’ll see what happens!
SAHAZAM Opens in UK Cinemas on 5th April 2019

 

AQUAMAN JAMES WAN & PATRICK WILSON INTERVIEW by Simon Hooper

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Whilst Marvel’s films have soared, DC superheroes (in their latest film incarnations at least) have struggled.  Batman v Superman did well at the box office but not as well as hoped. Wonder Woman changed that with superb box office and critical acclaim, but Justice League was another disappointment – not helped by its director Zack Snyder having to leave the film through family tragedy.

Among Justice League’s gang of crime fighters it was Aquaman who caught the eye. As played by Jason Momoa, a love god amongst us mere mortals, he was the standout character, which was just as well as he was to have the first standalone film.

Fortune favoured the film further when the studio offered director James Wan the reins. Small in stature but a huge fan of the character he relished the chance to show what he could do. In fairness he had already proved himself time and again. He made the original ‘Saw’ for $1million and it went on to gross over $100m and spawn a franchise. He further proved his horror credentials with ‘Insidious,’ another low budget horror film that grossed almost $100m and his complete command of the genre was cemented with ‘The Conjuring’ making over $300m.

Branching out into blockbuster action he made ‘Fast and Furious 7’ a massively budgeted film and a baptism of fire for Wan when its star Paul Walker died half way through production, forcing the production to temporarily shut down while they regrouped.  It went on to be one of the biggest films of 2015 and for the studio he was the obvious choice to helm the superhero blockbuster, ‘Aquaman’.

The omens are good after the film’s world premiere the night before to a hugely responsive audience.  James  Wan and one of his regular cast members Patrick Wilson who plays Orm, Aquaman’s angry and envious brother,  are in high spirits, both laughing as they stroll into a luxury London hotel suite  with Wan keen to point out Wilson’s socks and appropriately aqua-themed shark motifs. Jaws is one of Wan’s favourite films but its notorious troubled production history is the stuff of legend so was it really such a good idea to take on a huge budgeted movie set predominately on and in water albeit mostly digitally generated?

James Wan: Yeah it’s definitely something you know about as a film maker but I’d done a lot with water in ‘Conjuring 2’ where we had to build the basement set and submerging it and stuff, and that was not fun putting the actors through that.

Patrick Wilson: They also say never work with kids and you work with kids all the time!

Infinity: …..and look what you put those kids through!

JW: (laughs) Scared the crap out of them! There’s always that at the back of your mind. Is this a smart thing? Is this going to be a painful process but at the end of the day creativity wins the day.

Infinity: So how did you get involved with Aquaman?

JW: It was on ‘Conjuring 2’. They were looking for filmmakers to fill out their other character slates and so during the process of putting ‘Conjuring 2’ together and talking to Warner Bros they mentioned that they had Aquaman and the Flash and asked if I was interested in either of those two characters. I thought, ‘Well I’ve seen Flash on TV but I’ve never seen the Aquaman character done before’ and I thought, ‘This might be interesting to come round to it because we all know that he’s a joke in pop culture’ and the more I thought about it the more I thought there might be something interesting I could do with this guy and the world that he inhabits.

Infinity: Patrick you’ve played a superhero role in Watchmen and James this is your first big superhero film. What’s been the most difficult part of this for both of you?

PW: Well from an actor’s point of view, without breaking down the comparisons, one thing I learned early on with regard to playing either a literary character or a comic book is that you’re taking the character into something real and you have to cherry pick what’s useful to the movie. There’s a lot in Orm in the comic which we didn’t explore which isn’t ready for this right now. The most difficult part was the physicality. With Watchmen it was a much different thing and you’re playing someone out of shape who then gets into shape when you put on the costume so I could hide a lot under the costume. And this, though we were costumed a lot, I didn’t really know how much was showing. There are certain things that even a great costume that’s tailored and muscled that will expose meaning I wanted to be in shape. So I wanted to push myself. I’m not 28, I’m 45 and I wanted to get in the best shape of my life at a time when most men at my time of life aren’t.

JW: (laughs)You told me you were 32!

PW: I liked that he was his younger brother I liked that he had a young looking face and I wanted to push myself physically. It was exhausting

JW: Yes like Patrick it was the physicality of making the film, all the underwater stuff and the stunts that came with trying to keep the illusion of being underwater that stuff was difficult. I dealt with more difficult stuff on Fast & Furious 7 in terms of technicality and the emotion on that show. For me though I wanted to make sure that I didn’t mess up. Aquaman has a very strong loyal fan base and there’s never been a movie for him done before. People have stuck by him saying he is the coolest character and I wanted to make sure that I could respect that and I wanted to go back to decades and decades of source material to pull from and use in the correct way

PW: Yeah you’ve got to embrace that even visually.

JW: Yeah like Patrick said even the gritting of the teeth like in the comic book. In a way I want it to look like we’d splashed pages from a comic book on to the screen.

Infinity: So how did you achieve the effects of you floating around in the water? Are you on rigs, flying ballets?

PW: Yeah all of it. A lot of different harnesses, cables, teeter totters this thing that’s like a giant tuning fork that we would sit in. It all depended on the move. Sometimes if it was just a close up you’d be literally just a few inches off the ground.

JW: It’s literally like a see-saw right? You stand on a platform and we just jack him up and he’d just sort of float like that!

PW: if it’s a full body shot you need to know how to swim because honestly I was with Willem (Dafoe) and we felt like we were doing some strange avant-garde theatre. We really loved it and once we got cast it and I couldn’t feel my hips anymore. Maybe it’s because it was Willem Dafoe and he’s got such a huge theatre presence. In hindsight I always thought that doing green screen would be terrible for actors but honestly it felt amazing it felt like theatre maybe it was just the strange dialogue.

Infinity: James you’ve developed such a fan base for your work whether it be horror or action and now superhero films what genre is next for you?

JW (laughs) Ahhhhh Simon!

With a huge smile on his face James draws a big question mark in the air and with that, still laughing, they both shake my hand and are whisked out of the room both still chuckling and jostling with each other as they walk down the corridor. There’s a sense that working on a James Wan film is a whole load of fun.

Take the Jason King Test!

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Are you getting your fair share in the crumpet stakes? Or was your plonker the last thing you pulled? Here’s your chance to find out what you are doing right, or where you’re going wrong. We contacted international playboy and professional smoothie-about-town Jason King, aka ‘The Best Dressed Man of 1970’ to ask him at his bachelor pad on the beach at Cannes, the multi-talented master detective came up with this sure fire acid test that will help you get your hands on more tarts than Mr. Kipling. Are you man enough?

Okay, here goes.

1: You have to go out and buy some new clothes.

Do you: a): Nip down to Millets and ask for a shell suit.

b: Get a sensible business suit from the Freemans catalogue, and pay for it over three years in monthly installments.

c): Go down to Carnaby Street, find a trendy boutique and purchase a lilac Kaftan with psychedelic kipper tie, a pink cravat and a huge gold bracelet.

 

2) You are invited to a party by the girl of your dreams.

Do you: a): Turn up early with a bottle of low alcohol wine and your new Des O’Connor CD, and proceed to complain about how many sets of traffic lights you had to pass through on the way there.

b): Turn up on time with four cans of Special Brew, still dressed in your work clothes, and say you have to be home early because there’s football on the telly.

c): Turn up late with a crate of champagne and another girl on your arm. Say, ‘Let’s blow this scene baby, it’s like nowhere.’ Then take them both off for a shag in the back of your Triumph Stag.

 

3: Your idea of a romantic weekend is:

a): A bargain break at Centre Parcs.

b): Fell walking in the Lake District.

c): Flying by private jet to Monte Carlo, where you blow twenty grand at a casino and retire to your luxury yacht in the harbour for group sex.

 

4): What are your thoughts on smoking and drinking?

a): They are both very bad for your health. You’ve only ever tried sweet cigarettes.

b): You find it easier to chat up a bird after you’ve put a few pints down your neck. You don’t know whether you smoke after sex because you’ve never been conscious enough to look.

c): You smoke 200 coloured cocktail cigarettes every day, and swig claret and champers until they are coming out of your ears. You never drink and drive though, because you’re worried about spilling some.

 

5): You take a girl out for a meal.

Do you: a): Ask for salt and vinegar with your chips.

b): Order the hottest vindaloo on the menu at your local curry house and spend the rest of the evening on the toilet.

c): Greet the head waiter like an old friend and smile smugly as he gives you the best table. Then you order in French and spend the evening fending off autograph hunters.

 

6): You are in bed with a married woman when her husband comes home early.

What do you do? a): Hide under the bedclothes.

b): Apologise profusely and say that you only popped in to read the meter as he punches you repeatedly in the face.

c): Laugh gaily and offer him a glass of champagne before you leap out of the window to land in the driver’s seat of your sports car and roar off into the night.

 

7): It’s time to buy yourself a new car.

Do you: a): Get a Micra because they’re cheap to run.

b): Look in The Exchange and Mart to find an old banger, then spend two years taking it to bits only to find you can’t put it together again.

c): Borrow the most expensive Lamborghini in the showroom and smash it to pieces on a test drive. Laugh gaily as you tell the assistant, ‘It’s not fast enough for me.’

 

8): What do you do for a living?

a): You’ve worked in the Civil Service for 15 years. But it’s a very interesting job, really.

b): You work in supermarket trolley retrieval for Sainsburys. At least you get to see the world.

c): Snog sexy women, drink champagne, drive fast cars and write best-selling novels. And you get weekends off.

 

9): You’ve clicked with a bird and get her back to your flat.

But how will you put her in the mood for love? a): Introduce her to your mum. Crank up your favourite Cliff Richard CD and spend the next three hours explaining the complexities of index-linked pension schemes.

b): Stick the footie on and crack a few cans.

c): Suggest she joins you for a brandy in your giant sunken jacuzzi. Then adjourn to a heart-shaped water bed where there are two other beauties waiting to make the numbers up.

10): Your girlfriend announces she is pregnant.

Do you: a): Say you’ll be happy to marry her after you check the results of the blood test.

b): Commit suicide by drinking thirty Alcopops on an empty stomach.

c): Laugh gaily, crack some champagne. Then throw a wad of notes in her face and piss off to your luxury yacht in the South of France.

 

ANSWERS Check your score below to see how you measure up to the Jason King standard.

 

MOSTLY A: You are what is technically known as a wanker. Friends think you’re more boring than a party political broadcast. You look middle-aged at 30, live with your mum in a semi in Milton Keynes and keep telling your mates how nice those concrete cows are. It’s time to blow your life savings on a lava lamp and tight leather trousers. Or alternatively you could do us all a favour and step in front of a train.

MOSTLY B: You spend far too much time down the boozer with your mates. That beer gut isn’t going to help you pull the crumpet, you know, and neither are those spots or the mullet haircut. Get a life, before it’s too late.

MOSTLY C: Congratulations! You are rich, handsome, carefree, and so bloody smooth that you are always up to your handlebar moustache in adoring females. As for those togs, well when the 70s come back into fashion you’ll be right up there, alongside the Editor of this fine magazine!

WIN A SIGNED INCREDIBLE HULK BLU-RAY!

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You like us when we are generous and will be angry if you miss out on this great comp to give away 3 copies of Fabulous Films’ excellent new Blu-ray of The Incredible Hulk TV series, especially since they have all been signed by Lou Ferrigno himself! Read all about the show in Infinity 5 and then drop me a line at allan@thedarksidemagazine.com to tell me the name of the producer of the series. It’s easy, yes, but have a crack anyway because you might be one of the lucky winners chosen at random.

Blu Ray Info here:

Mild-mannered research scientist David Banner (Emmy® nominee Bill Bixby) finds he must offer this heroic warning after exposure to gamma radiation transforms him into the terrifying and enraged Hulk (Lou Ferrigno). Bursting from the Marvel comic book pages into this fully restored and in high definition 16-disc Blu-ray set, The Complete Collection of The Incredible Hulk boasts every episode from all 5 seasons and includes the two original feature-length films and some awesome bonus material. EXTRAS: Creating an iconic character: The Hulk. Remembering The Incredible Hulk: An American Classic. Behind the success: The story of The Incredible Hulk, Gag Reel. Lou Ferrigno intro. Introduction with Kenneth Johnson. Audio commentary with Kenneth Johnson on the pilot ’The Incredible Hulk’, ‘Married’ and ‘Promethus’. Inside an episode: Promethus photo gallery.

www.fabulousfilms.com

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY CAPTAIN SCARLET

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EDITORIAL USE ONLY / NO MERCHANDISING For merchandising, please contact James Feltham, james.feltham@itv.com Mandatory Credit: Photo by Granada International/REX (1041562cg) Episode 21-Crater 101 'Captain Scarlet' TV 1967 STILL STILLS TV PROGRAMME SERIES

It’s Captain Scarlet’s 50th Anniversary and he hasn’t aged a bit. Our next issue of Infinity has a huge feature on the Captain and to whet your appetite here’s another feature which has just gone LIVE on the Radio Times website written by Mark Braxton who is a true fan.

For the record, Captain Scarlet first aired on itv today at 5.25pm in 1967.

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-09-29/captain-scarlet-the-50th-anniversary-of-an-indestructible-tv-hero/