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Bubblegum Crisis

Japanese Original Video Animation (1987-1991; vt Bubblegum Crisis 2033). Artmic and AIC. Directed by Katsuhito Akiyama. Written by Toshimichi Suzuki. Voice cast includes Toshio Furukawa, Akiko Hiramatsu, Kinuko Ômori, Yoshiko Sakakibara and Michie Tomizawa. Eight episodes of 26-52 minutes. Colour. / Sylia Stingray's (Sakakibara) Scientist father is murdered and his work stolen by the evil megacorporation GENOM, who use his designs to manufacture robots called Boomers, which are as ...

Star Wars Games

The Star Wars intellectual property is of interest as perhaps the archetypal example of an sf transmedia canon which has evolved from a series of films into a franchise which is now continued primarily through Ties (see Star Wars) and (commercially more significant) Videogames. These latter works deal variously with the adventures of characters who do not appear in the films but exist contemporaneously with them, with the distant past of the setting explored in the original trilogy, and with ...

mother! [film]

Film (2017). Paramount Pictures presents a Protozoa production. Directed and written by Darren Aronofsky. Cast includes Jovan Adepo, Javier Bardem, Brian Gleeson, Domhall Gleeson, Ed Harris, Jennifer Lawrence, Laurence Leboeuf, Stephen McHattie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Warren and Kristen Wiig. 121 minutes. Colour. / A woman and her environment are threatened by the fandom of a demiurge. / This allegory of the patriarchal basis of Religion and of the influence of its Linguistic ...

Heroclix

Miniature models based Wargame (2002). WizKids. Designed by Jordan Weisman, Seth Johnson. / HeroClix is a Collectible Miniatures Game based on Superhero Comics. Players purchase prepainted figures and then assemble teams with which to act out superpowered battles on printed maps. The figures are ingeniously designed, using a dial in the base of each character which is turned (or "clicked") to indicate damage taken, automatically changing the combat statistics displayed. The game mechanics ...

Ackerman, Forrest J

(1916-2008) US editor, literary agent and collector, a reader of the sf Magazines from their inception (with a letter published in Science Wonder Quarterly in 1929), an active member of sf Fandom from his early teens; as early as 1932 he served as associate editor of The Time Traveller, often cited as the first Fanzine. Beginning with "A Trip to Mars" (24 May 1941 San Francisco Chronicle), published on the children's page of the Chronicle's Sunday supplement, for many decades he wrote stories ...

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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