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Stingray

UK tv series with animated puppets (1964-1965). AP Films with ATV/ITC. Created Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. Produced by Gerry Anderson. The writers were the Andersons (3 episodes), Alan Fennell, Dennis Spooner. 39 25-minute episodes. Colour. / The third of the SuperMarionation puppet sf series for children (see Gerry and Sylvia Anderson for details) and the first in colour, Stingray was also one of the ...

Street, A G

(1892-1966) UK farmer, broadcaster, journalist and author, best known for his essays and broadcasts on agricultural topics. He is of sf interest for one novel, Already Walks Tomorrow (1938), a Near Future Ecological tale reflecting his comprehensive knowledge and concern for the land; soil-exhaustion causes a worldwide environmental Disaster and generates an ensuing ...

Heinlein, Robert A

(1907-1988) US author, educated at the University of Missouri and the US Naval Academy, Annapolis. After serving as a naval officer for five years, he retired due to ill-health in 1934, studied physics at the University of California Los Angeles for a time, then took a variety of jobs before beginning to publish sf in August 1939 with "Life-Line" for Astounding, a magazine whose Golden Age he would profoundly shape, just as he ...

No Escape

Film (1994; vt Penal Colony; vt The Prison Colony; vt Escape From Absalom). Pacific Western/Allied Filmmakers/Columbia Tristar. Produced by Gale Ann Hurd. Directed by Martin Campbell. Written by Michael Gaylin, Joel Gross, based on The Penal Colony (1987) by Richard Herley. Cast includes Kevin Dillon, Don Henderson, Lance Henriksen, Ernie Hudson, Michael Lerner, Ray Liotta, Ian McNeice, Kevin J O'Conner, Jack Shepherd ...

TV Greats: Space Stars of Movies and TV

US letter-size Cinema/Television magazine printed on newsprint paper. Publisher: Sterling's Magazines Inc. No editor named. Four issues from 1978 to 1980. / This magazine's parent publication TV Greats, launched in October 1977, was devoted to general film and television. Recognizing that Fantasy and sf had again become seriously profitable, Sterling cashed in with four erratically published ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...



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