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Salvage 1

US tv series (1979). Bennett/Katlemann Productions for ABC-TV. Created by Mike Lloyd Ross. Executive Producer Harve Bennett. Produced by Ralph Sariego, Norman S Powell. Directors included Ron Saltof, Dana Elcar. Writers included Ruel Fischmann, Gerald K Siegel, Jeri Taylor. Cast includes Andy Griffith, Joel Higgins (Skip Carmichael), J Jay Saunders (Mack) and Trish Stewart (Melanie Solzar). One 100-minute pilot film plus nineteen 50-minute episodes. Colour. / In this sf adventure series ...

Epi-Log Magazine

US letter-size Television Semiprozine. Published by Star*Tech Publications. Publisher and editor: William Anchor. Originally saddle-stapled on cheap newsprint, the format switched to perfect-bound on glossy paper in 1992 and remained thus to the end. 44 issues, 1990 to 1994. Publication schedule varied between monthly and bimonthly. / This magazine of episode guides, subtitled "The Magazine of Television Science Fiction, Fantasy and Adventure", focused on UK and US sf, Fantasy and Horror ...

Hernandez, Catherine

(?   -    ) Canadian actor, playwright and author whose first novel, Scarborough (2017), set in Metropolitan Toronto, is nonfantastic. Her second novel, Crosshairs (2020), set in a Near Future version of Toronto not dissimilar to that depicted in the previous tale, describes a Canada given over to Dystopian oppression, with those of the wrong race (see Race in SF) and gender Identity serving as scapegoats as Climate Change brings floods and other hints of ...

Testament des Dr Mabuse, Das

Film (1933; vt The Last Will of Dr Mabuse, 1943) Nero-Film AG. Directed by Fritz Lang. Written by Thea von Harbou, loosely based on Norbert Jacques's then-unpublished fragment «Mabuses Kolonie» ["Mabuse's Colony"] (written circa 1930). Cast includes Oscar Beregi Sr, Gustav Diessl, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Wera Liessem, Otto Wernicke. 122 minutes. Black and white. / Ten years have passed since the climax of Dr Mabuse, der Spieler (1922), when it is revealed that Dr Mabuse (Klein-Rugge ...

Restif de la Bretonne

Name by which the French author Nicolas-Anne-Edmé Restif (1734-1806) is usually known, though he sometimes signed his books N A E Restif de la Bretonne; his surname at birth was simply Rétif, without the spoof addition, which was the name of a family field. He was an extremely prolific author, publishing about 250 volumes in all beginning in 1767, including many formless, semi-autobiographical novels often attacked for imputed pornographic content. Of his Utopian texts, Le ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...

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