From 1996: The thirteenth issue of Rob Dyer's fanzine DARK STAR.
I found this random issue in a store recently. I don't remember seeing this particular issue back in '96 but - prior to that - I have a hunch that the Forbidden Planet branch on London's New Oxford Street used to carry copies when they still had a fanzine section in the basement. Looking back... I wish I'd paid more attention (and had more money) to sample the collective wares.
I know very little about DARK STAR so there's not a lot of background or context I can add.
I suspect the cover feature comes off the back of the late Michael O'Hare's visit to the UK after he bowed out of BABYLON FIVE after the first season. I remember him doing the rounds of various stores signing stuff (in these more innocent times he would rock up to one of the organized events and charge a fortune each time he picked up his pen).
He also made a personal appearance at a long-defunct SF cafe just off London's Tottenham Court Road. They had a lecture theatre/ screening room upstairs and he gave a talk and Q&A. This was also filmed and later sold on VHS tape. I think I have a DVD dub of my original VHS somewhere...
O'Hare (who, it seems, had a more troubled private life than anyone was privy to at the time) came across as being more relaxed and likeable than he ever did on screen. It was always tricky to know whether his performance was because he saw the character as by-the-book and unemotional or whether he just wasn't a terribly good actor.
I assumed, at the time, his replacement on the show, Bruce Boxleitner, was drafted in by the studio after season one to raise the show's game. He was a more established acting talent and also able to boost the show's appeal to wavering station managers and groups by parachuting in a known star who had already anchored several network dramas.
O'Hare suffered from mental illness for some twenty years but died of a heart attack, aged sixty, in 2012. The B5 cast has been particularly cursed and other talented members who are no longer with us also number Richard Biggs (who was only 44 when he died), Andreas Katsulas and Jeff Conaway.