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She Devil

Film (1957). Regal Pictures/20th Century Fox Film Corporation. Produced and directed by Kurt Neumann. Written by Neumann and Carroll Young from "The Adaptive Ultimate" (November 1935 Astounding) by Stanley G Weinbaum, writing as and here credited as John Jessel. Cast includes John Archer, Fay Baker, Mari Blanchard, Albert Dekker and Jack Kelly. 77 minutes. Black and white. / Biochemist Dr Dan Scott (Kelly) has developed a serum from fruit flies which can heal animals to heal from any ...

Phineas and Ferb

US animated tv series (2007-2015). Disney Television Animation (see Disney on Television). Created by Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh. Directors include Robert F Hughes, Jay Lender, Zac Moncrief, Dan Povenmire and Sue Perrotto. Writers include Jon Colton Barry, Jim Bernstein, Antoine Guilbaud, Kaz, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, Martin Olson, Scott D Peterson, Dan Povenmire, Kim Roberson and Aliki Theofilopoulos. Voice cast includes Dee Bradley Baker, Vincent Martella, Dan Povenmire, Caroline Rhea, ...

Jungle Hell

Film (1956; vt Jungle Boy). Medallion Television/Taji Mahal Productions, Inc Produced and directed by Norman A Cerf. Written by Cerf from his story. Cast includes David Bruce, Robert Cabal, Naji, Sabu, Ted Stanhope, K T Stevens and George E Stone. Narrator: Sabu? Makeup by Harry Thomas. 78 minutes. Black and white. / Near Mysore, India, the young nephew of Sabu the Jungle Boy (Sabu) suffers mysterious burns from strange rocks. Sabu has the youngster taken to Dr Paul Morrison (Bruce), who ...

Nichols, Nichelle

Working name of US singer and actor Grace Nichols (1932-    ), best known for her role as Uhura in the original Star Trek series; of sf interest is Saturn's Child (1995) with Margaret Wander, a tale in which First Contact leads to an inter-species romance. Beyond Uhura: Star Trek and Other Memories (1994) is nonfiction. [JC]

Honeywell, Antonia

(?   -    ) UK teacher and author whose first novel, The Ship (2015), begins in a Near Future London ravaged by various Disasters connected to Climate Change; though it is not primarily a Young Adult tale, an initial focus on its young protagonist, one of the survivors who now rule London from within armoured Keeps, may deceive. The central action retains the family focus on the young adult genre, and it is her father who has financed the outfitting of a ship ...

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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