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Mack, David

(?   -    ) US screenwriter and author almost exclusively associated with the Star Trek universe, for which he has written several Ties, beginning with Star Trek: The Next Generation: A Time to Kill (2004). With John J Ordover he has written some Star Trek scripts, and a Comics miniseries, Deep Space Nine/Next Generation: Divided We Fall (2001 4vols). [JC]

Phantom from Space

Film (1953). Planet Filmways Inc. Directed by W Lee Wilder. Written by William Raynor and Myles Wilder, based on a story by Myles Wilder. Cast includes Rudolph Anders, Ted Cooper, Harry Landers, Noreen Nash and James Seay. 73 minutes. Black and white. / After a strange craft from space is observed approaching Santa Monica, there are reports of an unidentified man walking around in some sort of diving suit, killing two people and terrifying others. Policeman Bowen (Landers) leads the ...


Canadian-American animated tv series (2017-2018). Nelvana, Corus Entertainment, The Topps Company. Created by Sean Jara. Directed by Matt Ferguson. Writers include Sean Jara, Stephanie Kaliner and Grant Sauve. Voice cast includes Valerie Buhagiar, Nicki Burke, Alyson Court, Stacey DePass, Joshua Graham, Katie Griffin, Evany Rosen and Ana Sani. 40 23-minute episodes. Colour. / Planet Gemina's Drake City blends Science and Sorcery, having Technology such as flying vehicles, futuristic ...

Oliver, Jerome

(1886-?   ) US author of Khan, Phantom Emperor of 1940 (1934), a Near Future tale in which a threatened world conflagration, as plotted by the eponymous aspirant to world domination (see Yellow Peril), is averted. [JC]

O'Neil, Henry Nelson

(1817-1880) Russia-born UK painter, musician and author, in the UK from early childhood; his sf novel, Two Thousand Years Hence (1868), comprises a history of the previous two millennia, written by the New Zealand governor of Britain, whose descriptions of Decadence and fit neatly into the New Zealander topos. [JC]

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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