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Matrix Reloaded, The

Film (2003). Warner Bros. Pictures in association with Village Roadshow Pictures and NPV Entertainment presents a Silver Pictures production. Andy (now Lilly) Wachowski and Larry (now Lana) Wachowski. Cast includes Laurence Fishburne, Gloria Foster, Carrie-Anne Moss, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith and Hugo Weaving. 133 minutes. Colour. / As the machines burrow towards the human underground city of Zion, Neo and his associates re-enter the Matrix to find that a resurgent and now autonomous ...

Peel, Colin D

(1936-2013) UK author of two undemanding Space Operas for Robert Hale Limited, Hell Seed (1979) and Glimpse of Forever (1980). [JC]


Japanese animated tv series (2018). Trigger. Directed by Akira Amemiya. Written by Keiichi Hasegawa. Voice cast includes Yuya Hirose, Tetsu Inada, Hikaru Midorikawa, Yume Miyamoto, Soma Saito, Karin Takahashi and Reina Ueda. Twelve broadcast 24-minute episodes. Colour. / SSSS.Gridman is based on the Japanese tv series Gridman the Hyper Agent (1993-1994), created by Tsuburaya Productions, and the related US tv series Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad (1994-1995). Both were in the tradition of ...

Grainer, Ron

(1922-1981) Australian-born composer and musician, resident in the UK from the 1950s. Grainer's most enduring work is the theme to the BBC TV series Doctor Who (1963-current), created in collaboration with Delia Derbyshire of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. He also composed the themes for the television shows The Prisoner (1967-1968) and Joe 90 (1968-1969), as well as the soundtrack for the film version of Leonard Wibberley's The Mouse on the Moon (1963). His score for The Omega Man (1971), ...

Madsen, Axel

(1930-2007) Danish-born journalist and author, in Canada from 1956 and in US from the 1960s; best-known for his biographies, whose subjects included John Jacob Astor and Simone de Beauvoir. Of sf interest is Unisave (1980), in which the Overpopulation crisis has created a Dystopian world. [JC]

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, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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