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Raumpatrouille: Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion

German tv series (1966), referred to in English as Space Patrol; its full official title translated into English is "Space Patrol: The Fantastic Adventures of the Spaceship Orion". Produced by Bavaria Films for the ARD network. Created by Rolf Honold and Hans Gottschalk. Produced by Gottschalk and Helmut Krapp. Writers were Michael Braun, Gottschalk, Honold, Krapp, Theo Mezger, and Oliver Storz. Directors were Mezger and Braun. Most creative personnel were collectively credited as W G Larsen. ...

Slick

A term that emerged in the 1930s, originally as "slick-paper magazine" to distinguish what many regarded as the quality magazines from the Pulps. The slicks were also known as the "heavies" or "glossies", because they were printed on coated stock to allow better reproduction of photographs, as much for advertisements as for the editorial content, which made each individual issue considerably heavier than a pulp. The "glossies" had been around for far longer than the pulps. In America the ...

House of Frankenstein

1. Film (1944). See Frankenstein. / 2. US tv mini-series (1997; vt House of Frankenstein 1997). Universal Television Entertainment for NBC-TV. Produced by Michael R Joyce. Directed by Peter Werner. Written by J B White. Cast includes Peter Crombie, Adrian Pasdar, Teri Polo, CCH Pounder and Greg Wise. 168 minutes. Colour. / In late 1990s Los Angeles (see California), police detective Vernon Coyle is investigating a series of bizarre murders whose victims have been either completely ...

Cope, Julian

(1957-    ) UK singer-songwriter, formerly lead singer of The Teardrop Explodes, who has since the 1980s released a number of playfully apocalyptic albums as a solo artist. The song "Upwards at 45" (in Jehovahkill, 1993) is a psychedelic account of Alien contact. Autogeddon (1994) – the album takes its title from the poet Heathcote Williams (whom see) – envisions cars as the agent of social collapse. The space rock of Interpreter (1995) touches on genre topics, ...

Pendray, G Edward

(1901-1987) US public relations consultant, author and rocket scientist, a founding member of the American Interplanetary Society in 1931, and author of several nonfiction works, including Men, Mirrors and Stars (1935), The Coming Age of Rocket Power (1945) and Rocket Development (anth 1948) edited with Esther Goddard and Robert Goddard; he was involved in installing Time Capsules in both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs. As Gawain Edwards he published The Earth-Tube (1929), a Yellow ...

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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