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Resident Evil [film]

Film (2002; vt Biohazard: Genesis). Constantin Film/Davis Films present a Constantin Film/New Legacy Film production in association with Davis Films and Impact Pictures. Directed by Paul W S Anderson. Written by Anderson, based on the Videogame Biohazard (Japan), also known as Resident Evil (USA). Cast includes Milla Jovovich, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy and Michelle ...

Man from Atlantis, The

US tv series (1977-1978). Solow Productions for NBC TV. Created by Lee Katzin (who also directed the first episode). Special effects by Tom Fisher. Cast includes Victor Buono, Patrick Duffy and Belinda J Montgomery. The first four episodes, 90-minute telefilms, were followed by 13 50-minute episodes. Colour. / Following a violent storm at sea, a green-eyed stranger (Duffy) with gills and webbed hands is found nearly dead on a beach. He is revived by the attractive female ...

Perrin, Don

(1964-    ) Canadian author and game designer born in Germany, a former military officer; married to Margaret Weis from 1996 but later divorced. He has contributed to Weis's Dragonlance sequence and other Fantasy Role Playing Game franchises. Of sf interest is the Knights of the Black Earth/Mag Force 7 Space Opera trilogy opening ...

Fieux de Mouhy, Charles de

(1701-1784) French journalist, playwright and author, whose name has also been given as Charles de Fieux, Chevalier de Mouhy, and whose surname has been variously registered as de Fieux de Mouhy, de Mouhy, Fieux, le Chevalier de Mouhy, or Mouhy. He is of Proto SF interest for Lamekis [for subtitle see Checklist below] (1737 4vols; trans Michael Shreve 2011), a complex tale involving Fantastic Voyages, with ...

Wicks, Mark

(?   -?   ) UK author whose To Mars Via the Moon: An Astronomical Story (1911) recounts the construction of a Spaceship capable of taking its bereaved solitary builder first to the Moon and then to Mars, which is described in accordance with the theories of Percival Lowell; here he finds a Utopia, and the ...

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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