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Tarzan and the Super 7

Animated tv series (1979-1980). Filmation Associates for CBS-TV. Produced by Don Christensen. Directors unknown. Writers include Gerry Bordreau and Buzz Dixon. Based on characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Bob Kane, Dixon, Michael Weaver and others. Cast includes Melendy Britt, Kim Hamilton, Ty Henderson, Robert Ridgley, Joe Stern, Joan van Ark, Burt Ward and Adam West. 33 episodes overall, whose individual segments vary in length. Colour. / This revamping of the The Batman/Tarzan ...

Hay, Jacob

(1920-1976) US author whose sf novel, Autopsy for a Cosmonaut (1969; vt Death of a Cosmonaut 1970), with John M Keshishian, describes a Near-Future space crisis in which NASA attempts a space rendezvous with a Soviet satellite suspected of harbouring a nuclear warhead. [JC]

Smith, Dick

(1922-2014) US visual effects expert active from the 1950s through the 1990s in both films and Television in various genres; he is of particular importance for Horror and sf projects. Pursuing a career in make-up after US Army service during World War Two, Smith spent several years trying to break into Cinema before beginning work in the late 1950s for the newer medium of Television. He worked on many television programmes and some low-budget films; among the latter are The Flame Barrier (1958) ...

Mitchelson, Austin

(?   -    ) US author of a Sherlock Holmes sf novel, The Earthquake Machine (1976; vt Sherlock Holmes and the Earthquake Machine 1994) with Nicholas Utechin, in which the detective staves off a terrorist threat in 1906 involving a diabolic Invention. [JC]

Reinganum, Victor

(1907-1995) UK artist associated with British Surrealism (see Illustration) before 1940, as demonstrated in his illustrations for Straw in the Hair: An Anthology of Nonsensical and Surrealist Verse (anth 1938) edited by Denys Kilham Roberts (1903-1976) (see Poetry). Much of his work was for fiction outside the sf field, including most of the early novels, some of fantasy interest, of Muriel Spark [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. Though under-utilized in sf proper, he ...

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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