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Corman, Roger

(1926-2024) US film-maker, a number of whose films are sf. Born in Los Angeles, he graduated in engineering from Stanford University in 1947, and spent a period in the US Navy and a term at Oxford University before going to Hollywood, where he began to write screenplays; his first sale was Highway Dragnet (1954), a picture he coproduced. He soon formed his own company and launched his spectacularly low-budget career. From 1956 he was regularly associated with ...

Daughter of Dr Jekyll, The

Film (1957). Film Ventures/Allied Artists. Produced by Aubrey Wiseberg and Jack Pollexfen. Directed by Edgar G Ulmer. Written by Pollexfen, loosely based on Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) by Robert Louis Stevenson. Cast includes John Agar, Arthur Shields, Gloria Talbot and Ken Terrel. 70 minutes. Black and white. / On her twenty-first birthday, Janet Smith (Talbot) arrives at her late father's estate in Ireland ...

Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Animated tv series (2008-2011). Warner Brothers Animation for the Cartoon Network. Produced by Michael Jelenic, James Tucker and Linda Steiner. Character created by Bob Kane. Directors included Ben Jones, Michael Goguen. Writers included Bernard Baily, Tidd Casey, Paul Dini, Dan Jurgens. Cast includes Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio (occasional), Mark Hamill (occasional), Julie Newmar (occasional) and Adam West (occasional). 65 30-minute episodes. Colour. / ...

Calder, Natasha

(?   -    ) Scottish author who attended Clarion West in 2018 (see Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop) and began to publish work of genre interest with "Wife Cro" in Lackington's, Fall 2019 (anth 2019 ebook) edited by Ranylt Richildis. Her first novel, The Offset (2021) with Emma Szewczak, writing together as Calder Szewczak, is set in a ...

Greer, Gery

(1944-    ) US author, all of whose books have been written in collaboration with her husband, Bob Ruddick; her work is exclusively aimed at the younger end of the Young Adult market, and includes two series, the Max and Me sequence beginning with Max and Me and the Time Machine (1983) with Bob Ruddick, in which a piece of junk turns out to be a time machine that carries young Max (see ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...

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