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Bravest Warriors

US animated online/tv series (2009; 2012-current). Nicktoons (pilot); Cartoon Hangover via YouTube (season 1 and 2); Cartoon Hangover Select/VRV (from season 3). Created by Pendleton Ward (creator of Adventure Time). Executive producers include Breehn Burns, Will McRobb, Fred Seibert and Chris Viscardi. Directors include Breehn Burns, Tom King and Adrian Thatcher. Writers include Breehn Burns. Voice cast includes Graeme Jokic, Ian Jones-Quartey, ...

Get Smart!

1. US tv series (1965-1970). Talent Associates for NBC-TV until 1969; CBS Television for CBS-TV 1969-1970. Created by Mel Brooks with Buck Henry. Directors included Bruce Bilson, Earl Bellamy, James Komack, Don Adams, Gary Nelson. Writers included Barry Blitzer, Joseph Cavella, Gerald Gardner, Adams, Mike Marmer, Leonard Stern, Chris Hayward, Arne Sultan and Lloyd Turner. Cast includes Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Richard Gautier, Robert Karvelas, ...

Janáček, Leoš

(1854-1928) Czech composer. His four-act opera Výlet pana Broučka do XV. stolet a do Měsíce ["The Excursions of Mr. Brouček to the Moon and to the 15th Century "] (1920) is as jaunty and unrealistic a piece of sf as its title suggests. Janáček's opera Věc Makropulos (1926, translated into English variously as "The Makropulos Affair" and "The Makropulos Case") adapts Karel Čapek's novel ...

Dimopoulos, Elaine

(?   -    ) US teacher and author whose Young Adult Dystopian Near Future tale, Material Girls (2015), is set in an America insignificantly different from the real world, except that that aspect of the Media Landscape concerned with clothes and fashion (see also Advertising) has here ...

Spider-Woman

US animated tv series (1979-1980). DePatie-Freleng Enterprises/Marvel Comics Animation for ABC-TV. Created for television by Stan Lee based on a character created by Archie Goodwin. Produced by Lee Gunther. Directed by Bob Richardson. Writers included Jeffrey Scott and Tom Swale. Cast includes Bruce Miller, Bryan Scott and Joan Van Ark. Sixteen 30-minute episodes. Colour. / When young, Jessica Drew (Van Ark) was bitten by a poisonous spider; her father ...

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, Kenneth Bulmer, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its ...



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