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Heroes [tv]

US tv series (2006-2010). Tailwind Productions for NBC. Created by Tim Kring. Producers include Kring, Jesse Alexander, Jeph Loeb, Dennis Hammer, Adam Armus, James Chory, and Nora Kay Foster. Writers include Kring, Alexander, Loeb, Armus, Foster, Bryan Fuller, Aron Eli Coleite, and Joe Pokaski. Directors include Allan Arkush, Greg Beeman, Jeannot Szwarc, and Adam Kane. Cast includes Milo Ventimiglia as Peter Petrelli, Adrian Pasdar as Nathan Petrelli, Christine Rose as Angela ...

De Veer, Willem

(1865-1932) Dutch author, doctor of law (University of Amsterdam) and colonial judge for the Dutch East India Company, latterly living in the UK. No Dutch version of his An Emperor in the Dock (1915), which is an Alternate History of World War One, has been found. [JC]

Resident Evil

Videogame (1996; vt Biohazard in Japan). Capcom. Designed by Shinji Mikami. Platforms: PS1 (1996); Saturn, Win (1997); rev GC (2002); rev vt Resident Evil: Deadly Silence NDS (2006); rev Wii (2008). / Resident Evil was not the first game that could be categorized as Survival Horror, but it was the game that codified the form. The gameplay focuses on puzzle ...

Purdom, Tom

Working name of US author Thomas Edward Purdom (1936-    ) for all his sf, which he started publishing with "Grieve for a Man" for Fantastic Universe, August 1957. His sf novels, beginning with I Want the Stars (1964 dos), have been unpretentious but competent adventures, generally set on challenging Alien worlds. The Tree Lord of Imeten (1966 dos) vividly puts two human colonists ...

Lucarotti, John

(1926-1994) UK-born Canadian screenwriter whose Television script credits include City Beneath the Sea (1962) and its sequel Secret Beneath the Sea (1963); ten scripts for The Avengers; Moonbase 3 (1973); and Star Maidens (1976; vt Space Maidens). He is the author of three ...

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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