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["Hydro-Mystery"] Film (1971). Zespół Filmowy Plan. Directed by Andrzej Kondratiuk. Written by Andrzej Bonarski and Andrzej Kondratiuk. Cast includes Iga Cembrzyńska, Roman Kłosowski, Zdzisław Maklakiewicz, Wiesław Michnikowski and Józef Nowak. 70 minutes. Black and white. / Hydro-Mystery uses the Superhero genre as a vehicle for Satire. Shot in 1970 and released in 1971, the film delivered a powerful one-two of Political commentary and comedic relief, ...

Space Channel 5

Videogame (1999). United Game Artists. Designed by Tetsuya Mizuguchi. Platforms: DC (1999), PS2 (2002), GBA (2003), PS3. Win (2011). / 2499 CE. Aliens have invaded Spaceport 9 and are forcing people to dance. Hotshot reporter Ulala, host of Ulala's Swinging Report Show and member of Space Channel 5, has been sent to the source of the trouble to investigate. Ulala must fight for her ratings, as well as against the aliens all over the Space Station. / Space Channel 5 is a rhythm videogame ...

Yuma, Gary

(?   -    ) US author of an sf soft-porn Sex novel, Flesh Probe (1973), which explores Gender issues without much penetration. [JC]

Jacobson, Mark

(1948-    ) US journalist – best known for his 1970s work for the Village Voice in New York – and author of an elaborately confabulated sf/fantasy novel, Gojiro (1991); the tale is seen through the eyes of a mild-mannered Monster, a Mutant lizard named after the Japanese film monster Gojira. Gojiro is a kind of Candide (see Voltaire), and his adventures with the kind and the cruel – especially on Radioactive Island (see Island), where radiation-damaged ...

Kohll, Malcolm

(1953-    ) South African-born screenwriter and author, in the UK from 1977, whose Tie to his own Doctor Who script, Doctor Who – Delta and the Bannermen (1989) is of the usual competence required in this universe. [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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