SciFi Now is a monthly magazine focusing on the best science and fantasy-related movies, TV shows and books. I've been writing for them on a freelance basis since mid-2017, contributing news stories and multi-page feature articles.
The Fly II at 30
David Cronenberg's The Fly is one of the most iconic 80s movies - but its 1989 sequel, directed by visual effects mastermind Chris Walas, somehow manages to reach darker depths. I spoke to Walas and its star Eric Stoltz about the creation of their gene-splicing sequel. You can read this piece on the SciFiNow website for a small fee. Just head here.
Profile: Voice Icon Billy West
I've spoken to voice actor Billy West a number of times but mainly for smaller features. It was great getting the opportunity to place his immeasurable talents centre stage for a career-spanning chat which ran in the lead up to season two of Matt Groening's Futurama follow-up, Disenchantment.
District 9 at 10
Can you believe it's been 10 years since Director Neil Blomkamp burst on to the screen with his idea-filled feature debut District 9? I couldn't - and neither could its star Sharlto Copley. We reminisced about this unlikely hit in mid-2019.
The Mask at 25
The Mask was one of three key movies released in 1994 that transformed Jim Carrey's career. It was also one of my favourite movies growing up - so it was great getting to chat to its screenwriter Mike Werb and Director Chuck Russell about transforming the tame Stanley Ipkiss into a green-faced hero.
Futurama at 20
Futurama is great - and when I realised it was about to celebrate its 20th birthday, I couldn't wait to try and mark this key anniversary by inviting some of its creative team to return to the year 3000. This goal ultimately led to conversations with series creator David X Cohen, voice-actor Billy West and - rather miraculously - show mastermind and Springfield legend Matt Groening.
Hocus Pocus at 25
Halloween classic Hocus Pocus recently turned 25 years young and to celebrate, I was lucky enough to speak with stars Thora Birch and Doug Jones for a stroll down memory lane to relight the Black Flame Candle...
Dead Set at 10
When I realised Channel 4's Black Mirror precursor Dead Set was ten years old I instantly thought it was ripe for a retrospective. Naturally, my first thought was to reach out to series creator Charlie Brooker - but I quickly hit a brick wall. Undeterred, I shifted gears and spoke to the brilliant Andy Nyman who stars as crass channel boss Patrick. Through a bizarre stroke of luck, Nyman happened to be having dinner with Brooker a few days after we spoke. Apparently, after mentioning my retrospective, Brooker quickly replied "Why the FUCK isn't he talking to me?". Shortly after, we spoke - and I was really happy with how the finished piece turned out.
5 Minutes With... Burn Gorman
Aliens and robots collide in blockbuster sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising. Thankfully Burn Gorman's futuristic brain box Hermann Gottlieb is on hand to save the day. I spoke to him to find out more just before the film his cinemas.
The muppets Christmas Carol Retrospective
This was really cool. Growing up, The Muppet Christmas Carol was the staple of each and every festive season. I must have watched it about a thousand times - which made it all the more exciting getting to work on this retrospective piece uncovering the unsung story behind the making of the film. By talking to legendary Muppeteer and Gonzo's real-life alter ego Dave Goelz and Henson Company heir Brian Henson, I was able to put together this four-page feature on how Christmas managed to save the future of the Muppets at their most uncertain point. The piece hit shelves just in time for Christmas 2017.
Seth MacFarlane Talks The Orville
Having conquered the world of animation with Family Guy and American Dad, the multi-talented Seth MacFarlane turned his sights to live action with his very own Star Trek send up, The Orville. I was lucky enough to grab a small chunk of Seth's time between recording funny voices, writing award-winning music and prepping the second season of his new show to discuss venturing into deep space.
Charlie Cox Talks Eat Locals
This was my first feature for SciFi Now, a full page Q&A with Daredevil's alter-ego Charlie Cox about his appearance in the indie horror Eat Local(s).