Editor’s Note: SciFiNow July 2020

An update on the future of SciFiNow and what to look forward to throughout July.

Our beloved genre community has always been a safe haven – a place where we can share stories, opinions or even a meme or two. It’s a platform for the imaginative, the fantastical and even the downright, gloriously strange. We at SciFiNow have always been proud to be a gateway into this wonderful world we call genre and we’re proud to continue to do so.

It probably hasn’t escaped anyone’s notice that you haven’t received your monthly dose of SciFiNow genre goodness through your door lately. It’s no secret that our industry has been badly affected by the Covid-19 epidemic and we have not been immune (despite our vast knowledge of pandemics garnered through our viewing and reading habits). Due to the current crisis, SciFiNow will – for the time being – be an online-only platform. This signifies the beginning of a brand new adventure for us and we will still be bringing you all the genre loveliness you could wish for right here on SciFiNow.co.uk

And what an exciting month July is! Not only has Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernández’s The Old Guard just landed on Netflix (read our interview with the pair here) but the streaming service will also be bringing us Season Two of the fantastic The Umbrella Academy on 31 July. So just what does the second series have in store for our favourite dysfunctional family? Find out what actor Tom Hopper revealed to us right here when we publish his interview on 27 July.

The Old Guard
The Old Guard is out on Netflix now.

Talking of dysfunction… Doom Patrol will also be returning to our screens via STARZPLAY this week and we sat down with actors April Bowlby and Joivan Wade to talk about the weirdest DC show out there, which will be published on 16 July. Can’t wait till then? Check out our Top Ten things we love about Doom Patrol right here.

Still want a healthy dose of nostalgia? Don’t forget to head back here every Thursday for our Flashbacks to get an insight into old-school genre. This week we’re looking back at Psycho 2, Fright Night and Child’s Play with our interview with legendary filmmaker Tom Holland.

Doom Patrol
Check out the Top Ten things we love about Doom Patrol

That’s not all – not even close! We will also be bringing you everything you love about SciFiNow every single day –  including interviews, reviews and news from the big screen, small screen, books and anywhere else we can get our greedy little mitts on genre content.

Times are incredibly tough right now, but SciFiNow is still here to tie us into the community that we love and showcase incredible talent. So get in contact with us via our social media channels to let us know what you’re watching and reading right now, what you’d like to see on SciFiNow or even just a cute Baby Yoda (yes we’re still obsessed) meme or nine…

Rachael Harper, Editor, SciFiNow