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Bruce Gentry: Daredevil of the Skies

US Serial Film (1949). Columbia Pictures. Produced by Sam Katzman. Directed by Thomas Carr and Spencer Gordon Bennett. Written by Lewis Clay, George H Plympton and Joseph H Poland, based on the newspaper Comic strip Bruce Gentry (1945-1951) by Ray Bailey. Cast includes Judy Clark, Tristram Coffin, Ralph Hodges, Tom Neal and Forrest Taylor. 246 minutes. Black and white. / This fifteen-chapter serial is mildly notable ...

Martinière, Stephan

(1962-    ) French artist, later a resident of America. After some brief training in animation, he went to work for DIC Entertainment in the mid-1980s, temporarily requiring him to move to Japan, and he was soon contributing to a number of animated series, including Inspector Gadget (1983-1986), Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors (1985), MASK (1985), The Real Ghost Busters (1986-1991), and Madeline ...

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

Film (2001). Warner Brothers/Dreamworks/Amblin Entertainment. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Written by Steven Spielberg, based on a screen story by Ian Watson itself based on the story "Super-Toys Last All Summer Long" (December 1969 Harper's Bazaar) by Brian W Aldiss, with uncredited contributions from Stanley Kubrick. Cast includes Brendan ...

Klaabu kosmoses

Estonian/Russian animated film (1981; vt Klaabu in Space). Tallinnfilm. Directed by Avo Paistik. Written by Avo Paistik and Enn Vetemaa. 15 minutes. Colour. / Klaabu kosmoses is the third part of a trilogy of dialogue-free shorts by Paistik. The first is Klaabu (1978; 10 minutes), where an egg is formed from a drop of water and is brooded by a passing bird: it hatches into Klaabu, a four-limbed egg with a face (and, judging from ...

Jarman, Heather

(?   -    ) US author associated with the Star Trek universe; her contributions include Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Mission: Gamma Book Two: This Gray Spirit (2002), the novel-length "Andor: Paradigm" (in Star Trek: Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Volume One, anth 2004, ed anon), and Star Trek Voyager: String Theory, Book III: Evolution (2006). [JC]

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 ...

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