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Doohan, James

(1920-2005) Canadian actor, best known for playing Scotty, the irascible but lovable Scottish Flight Engineer for the Starship Enterprise in various Star Trek Television series and films; another sf series role was Commander Carnarvin in the first season of Jason of Star Command (1978-1980). He is listed as co-author with S M ...

Robertson, E Arnot

Working name of UK author and broadcaster Eileen Arbuthnot Robertson (1903-1961), best known for such non-sf novels as Four Frightened People (1931), whose protagonists find themselves making their way through a tropical jungle. It was written to contrast with her earlier Scientific Romance, Three Came Unarmed (1929), which, in a striking attack on modern civilization, exposes three enfants sauvages from the Far East to ...

Adam Project, The

US film (2022). Skydance Media, Maximum Effort, 21 Laps Entertainment. Directed by Shawn Levy. Written by Jonathan Tropper, T S Nowlin, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin. Cast includes Jennifer Garner, Catherine Keener, Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana and Walker Scobell. 106 minutes. Colour. / Adam Reed (Reynolds) crashlands in the year 2022, his attempt at Time Travel thrown off-course by injury en route. He enlists the help of his ...

Miller, Thomas

(?   -?   ) UK author of a Lost Race tale, Fred and the Gorillas (1870), in which a race of advanced gorillas (see Apes as Human) is discovered, but treated spoofishly. [JC]

Bunch, David R

(1925-2000) US poet and author, whose longest paid employment was as a civilian cartographer for the US Air Force 1954-1973. It has been estimated – or claimed, apparently first by Judith Merril – that he published as many as 200 short stories before beginning to publish work of genre interest professionally with "Routine Emergency" for If in December 1957, though an earlier involvement with Fandom ...

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 ...

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