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Don't Look Up

Film (2021) Hyperobject Industries, Province of British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit, Bluegrass Films. Directed by Adam McKay. Written by McKay from a story by David Sirota. Cast includes Cate Blanchett, Timothée Chalamet, Kid Cudi, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ariana Grande, Paul Guilfoyle, Jonah Hill, Robert Joy, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Ron Perlman, Tyler Perry, Mark Rylance and Meryl Streep. 138 minutes. Colour. / Don't Look Up was released in December 2021. The action is ...

Milligan, Spike

Working name of Indian-born Irish author and comic Terence Alan Milligan (1918-2002), who first became famous for his central role as both principal author and one of the stars of the Radio comedy The Goon Show (initially Crazy People) broadcast on BBC Radio from 1951 to 1960. These episodes generally exhibit surreal rather than science-fictional humour; partial exceptions in the form of explicit sf/fantasy Parodies include "Her" (18 March 1952), spoofing H Rider Haggard's She: A History of ...

Hollow, The

Canadian animated tv series (2018-2020). Slap Happy Cartoons. Creators and Executive Producers Josh Mepham, Kathy Antonsen Rocchio, Greg Sullivan and Vito Viscomi. Directed by Josh Mepham and Greg Sullivan. Writers include Whitney Ralls, Laura Sreebny, Steve Sullivan and Vito Viscomi. Voice cast includes Ashleigh Ball, Connor Parnall and Adrian Petriw. Twenty 24-minute episodes. Colour. / Three teenagers awaken in a room with Amnesia due to a Memory Edit. In their pockets are name cards: ...

Larson, Ellen

(?   -    ) US editor and author whose sf novel, The Measure of the Universe (2002) follows the eventually romantic interactions of a human and a visiting Alien archaeologist who meet on a Greek Island during the course of his attempts (see Linguistics) to recover for his species the literal art of writing. [JC]

Cassutt, Michael

(1954-    ) US scriptwriter/producer for Television, and author who began publishing sf with "A Second Death" for Amazing in June 1974. His numerous television credits include serving as staff writer for The Twilight Zone in 1986 and story editor for Max Headroom in 1987; he has also written scripts of Farscape (1999-2003, 2005), Stargate SG-1 (1997-2007) and Andromeda (2000-2005), and has been a writer/co-producer for the SyFy Channel series Z Nation (2014-2018). His ...

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. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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