COVER STORY – Michael Fassbender

It’s 1979, and a two-year-old Michael Fassbender is moving with his family from Heidelberg in Germany to Ireland. Just across the Irish Sea, principle photography at a London studio had just been finished and the world was being introduced to the horror of Ridley Scott’s Alien, a franchise that would set the bar in sci-fi thrillers for years to come. For two decades the alien would return to scare audiences and cash its cheques while on the sidelines a dialogue about technophobia would emerge surrounding the androids. What do our prejudices lead us to fear? Are our own creations more…