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Good Place, The

US tv series (2016-2020). Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment, Universal Television. Created by Michael Schur. Directors include Dean Holland, Beth McCarthy-Miller and Morgan Sackett. Writers include Megan Amram, Joe Mande, Michael Schur and Jen Statsky. Cast includes Kristen Bell, D'Arcy Carden, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Manny Jacinto, Marc Evan Jackson, Jameela Jamil and Maya Rudolph. 52 episodes – each of 22 minutes save for the double-length series finale – plus six online ...

Legends of the Superheroes

US tv mini-series (1979; vt Challenge of the Superheroes). Hanna-Barbera Productions for NBC-TV. Characters created for DC Comics by C C Beck, Bob Kane, Gil Kane, Gardner F Fox, others. Executive Producers William Hanna, Joseph Barbera. Produced by Bill Carruthers. Directed by Carruthers, Chris Darley. Written by Peter Gallay, Bob Layton, Paul Levitz, and Mike Marmer. Host: Ed McMahon. Narrator: Gary Owens. Cast includes Jeff Altman (Weather Wizard), Aleisha Brevard (Giganta), Ruth Buzzi (Aunt ...

Hussey, David

(?   -    ) UK author of a Utopia, No Sting, No Honey (1938), set on a South Pacific Island where women, following Eugenic precepts, have transformed themselves into the dominant sex (see Feminism). [JC]

Kent, Kelvin

Pseudonym used on the Pete Manx series in Thrilling Wonder Stories (1939-1944), individually by Arthur K Barnes (four stories) and Henry Kuttner (six stories), and on the two they wrote in collaboration: "Roman Holiday" (August 1939 Thrilling Wonder) and "Science is Golden" (April 1940 Thrilling Wonder). [PN] links / Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Timeslip [film]

Film (1956; vt The Atomic Man US). Merton Park/Allied Artists. Directed by Ken Hughes. Written by Charles Eric Maine. Cast includes Peter Arne, Faith Domergue, Gene Nelson and Vic Perry. 93 minutes, cut to 76 minutes US. Black and white. / Undistinguished UK thriller whose sf concept is that an atomic scientist, who temporarily died for 7½ seconds on the operating table while a bullet was being dug out of his back, now lives mentally exactly 7½ seconds in the future (see ...

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 and one Semiprozine Hugo for his self-produced news magazine, Ansible (which see). His one ...

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