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Crater Lake Monster, The

Film (1977). Crown International Pictures. Produced by William R Stromberg. Directed by Stromberg. Dinosaur animation by David Allen and Jim Danforth (uncredited). Written by Stromberg and Richard Cardella from their original story. Cast includes Richard Cardells, Bob Hyman, Glen Roberts, Sonny Shepard and Mark Siegel. 85 minutes. Colour. / Near Crater Lake, California (not the implied Crater Lake, Oregon) a pair of young college students show Scientist ...


French/US animated tv series (2021-current; vt Arcane: League of Legends). Riot Games, Fortiche Production. Created by Christian Linke and Alex Yee, based on the League of Legends multiplayer Online World Videogame. Directed by Pascal Charrue and Arnaud Delord. Written by Christian Linke and Alex Yee. Voice cast includes Kevin Alejandro, JB Blanc, Katie Leung, Harry Lloyd, Ella Purnell, Jason Spisak, Hailee ...

Carrier Command

Videogame (1988). Realtime Games (RG). Designed by Clare Edgeley, Ricardo Pinto, Ian Oliver, Graeme Bird. Platforms: Amiga, AtariST (1988); Amstrad, C64, DOS, Spectrum (1989); Mac (1990). / The original Carrier Command was both one of the first UK-developed Videogames to use real-time three-dimensional displays and an innovative fusion of Computer Wargame and action game which included ...

Platt, Marc

(1953-    ) UK author associated mainly with the Doctor Who universe, for which he has written Ties in various media; books of interest begin with Doctor Who – Ghost Light (1990) and conclude with Doctor Who: The New Adventures: Lungbarrow (1997). [JC]


Videogame (2001). Electronic Arts. Designed by Neil Young. Platforms: Win. / Majestic was one of the first Alternate Reality Games, and to date the only one to be launched through conventional game distribution channels. Promoted as "The Game That Plays You", it was intended to blur the line between fiction and reality by intruding into players' daily lives, an idea apparently inspired by the film ...

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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...

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