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Three Stooges Films

The Three Stooges were a US comedy team who debuted in vaudeville (music-hall) as part of Ted Healy and His Stooges in 1922 and went on to make 190 or more short films for Columbia Pictures, characterized like their stage act by often violent and abusive farce and slapstick. Long-running members were Larry Fine (1902-1975) and Moe Howard (1897-1975), with the third Stooge role variously taken by Howard's brothers Shemp Howard (1895-1955) and Jerome "Curly" Howard (1903-1952), by Joe Besser ...

Lynch, Patrick

Joint pseudonym of UK authors Gary Humphreys (?   -    ) and Philip Sington (1962-    ) for a series of Technothrillers including The Annunciation (1993) and Carriers (1995), a medical Technothriller about a hugely menacing Pandemic originating in the tropics. [JC]

Wiles, Will

(?   -    ) UK journalist and author whose first novel, Care of Wooden Floors (2012), edges close to the fantastic in its depiction of the experience of interior life in an unnamed European City in terms evocative of the work of Franz Kafka. His second novel, The Way Inn (2014), Equipoisally intermixes ...

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

Canadian/US tv series (1987-1988). The Landmark Entertainment Group/Mattel/Ventura Pictures, Inc. Syndicated. Created by Gary Goddard and Anthony Christopher. Developed for television by J Michael Straczynski and Mark Scott Zicree. Directors include Otta Hanus, Jorge Montesi and Douglas Williams. Writers include Gerry Davis, Larry DiTillio, Michael Reaves, Straczynski, Marv ...

Flying Saucer Daffy

Short US film (1958). Columbia Pictures. Directed by Jules White. Written by Jack White (screenplay) and Warren Wilson (story). Cast includes Joe Besser, Gail Bonney, Diana Darrin, Larry Fine, Moe Howard Bek Nelson, and Emil Sitka. Seventeen minutes. Black and white. / After Joe (Besser) accidentally photographs a paper plate tossed into the sky, the other members of the Three Stooges, Moe (Howard) and Larry (Fine), take credit for the photograph and are given a $10,000 prize for ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...

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