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New People, The

US tv series (1969-1970) Thomas/Spelling Productions for Paramount Television ABC TV network. Created by Larry Gordon. Produced by Harold Gast. Directors include Charles S Dubin, Harry Harvey Jr and William Wiard. Scriptwriters include Edwin Blum, Paul Dubov, Gast and Stephen Kandel. Rod Serling was reportedly involved in developing the series concept, and may have written some episodes under unidentified pseudonyms. Cast: Tiffany Bolling, Zooey Hall, David Moses. 17 45-minute episodes. / ...

Carmen Sandiego

Canadian-US animated tv series (2019-2021). HMH Productions, DHX Media, I Can and I Will, Netflix. Directed by Jos Humphrey, Kenny Park and Mike West. Writers include Duane Capizzi, Greg Ernstrom and Becky Tinker. Voice cast includes Michael Hawley, Sharon Muthu, Paul Nakauchi, Gina Rodriguez, Abby Trott and Finn Wolfhard. 32 24- to 33-minute episodes (including an interactive special). Colour. / This series was a reboot of the Videogame franchise Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? ...

Outer Limits, The

1. US tv series (1963-1965). A Daystar/Villa di Stefano Production for United Artists, ABC TV. Created by Leslie Stevens, also executive producer. Produced by Joseph Stefano (season 1), Ben Brady (season 2). Writers included Stefano (many episodes), Stevens, David Duncan, Robert Towne, Harlan Ellison, Meyer Dolinsky, John Mantley, Jerry Sohl and Ib Melchior. Directors included Byron Haskin, Leonard Horn, Gerd Oswald and Charles Haas. Two seasons; 49 50-minute episodes. Black and white. / ...

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

Film (1983). Delphi Productions/Columbia. Directed by Lamont Johnson. Written by David Preston, Edith Rey, Dan Goldberg, Len Blum, from a story by Stewart Harding, Jean Lafleur. Cast includes Ernie Hudson, Michael Ironside, Molly Ringwald and Peter Strauss. 90 minutes (but reported as being originally 105 minutes). Made in 3D. Colour. / Bedevilled with production problems, changing directors in midstream (it was begun by Jean Lafleur), suffering from the ominous stigma of six screenwriting ...

Hunter, Duncan

(?   -    ) UK author of A Martian Poet in Siberia (2002), about a human brought up on Mars who dreams of the verdant greenery of Siberia, and travels there. The language of the tale is somewhat congested. [JC]

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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