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Author  Story Title  Issue Date  Type  Comments
Searles, Baird  Films: Where the Deer and the Androids Play  1974 MAR  mr/tvr  essay: "why many sf movies seem inane to genre fans"; Westworld(1973), directorial debut & written by Michael Crichton, stars Richard Benjamin, Yul Brynner, James Brolin, has sequel Futureworld(1976)
   Films: Frankenstein Redux  1974 APR  mr/tvr  Frankenstein: The True Story(1973 two-part TV movie), script co-authored by Christopher Isherwood, stars James Mason, Michael Sarrazin as the Creature
   Films: Zardoz  1974 MAY  mr/tvr  Zardoz(1973 UK), written, produced & directed by John Boorman(of Deliverance fame), stars Sean Connery
   Films: Miscellany  1974 JUN  mr/tvr  the use of the term "sci-fi"; Zardoz update; quick round-up of some neglected films - Day of the Dolphin(1973); Fantastic Planet(1973 Czechoslovakia-France); Broken Sword(1969 Japan); The Exorcist(1973); Sleeper(1973); She(1935), & remake She(1965)
   Films: Mickey Who?  1974 JUL  mr/tvr  reviews a book on films, Christopher Finch: The Art of Walt Disney(1973); brief mention - This Island Earth(1954), based on story by Raymond F. Jones, "The Alien Machine" in TWS 1949 JUN, stars Jeff Morrow
   Films: Sinbad, Shamans and a Strangler  1974 AUG  mr/tvr  The Golden Voyage of Sinbad(1974 UK), stars John Phillip Law; Hex(1973), stars Keith Carradine; The Night Strangler(1972 TV), screenplay by Richard Matheson, stars Darren McGavin, Jo Ann Pflug
   Films: Earthtrek  1974 SEP  mr/tvr  Planet Earth(1974 TV), a sequel to Gene Roddenberry's Genesis II(1973 TV), stars John Saxon
   Films: Frankenstein Re-Redux  1974 OCT  mr/tvr  Andy Warhol's Frankenstein(1974 France-Italy-US), aka Flesh for Frankenstein, written & directed by Paul Morrissey; short encore, Barbarella(1967)
   Films: Flesh Gordon  1974 NOV  mr/tvr  Flesh Gordon(1972); Yellow Submarine(1968); The Turn of the Screw(1974, 2-part TV movie), stars Lynn Redgrave; book Walt Lee: Reference Guide to Fantastic Films, Vol.3(1974)
   Films: Picnic World  1974 DEC  mr/tvr  Phase IV(1973 UK), dir. Saul Bass, stars Nigel Davenport
   Films: First Picture Show or What's Up, Paper Planet?, The  1975 JAN  mr/tvr  Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women(1968), dir. Peter Bogdanovich(under ps. Derek Thomas); briefly mentions upcoming The Blue Bird(1976, US-Russian), dir. George Cukor
   Films: Rosemary's Cuckoo  1975 FEB  mr/tvr  The Stranger Within(1974 TV), stars Barbara Eden, script by Richard Matheson from his own story "Mother By Protest" in FAN 1953 SEP/OCT; briefly TV series Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, The Night Stalker
   Films: Funky, Faustian, Filmorian Fantasy, A  1975 MAR  mr/tvr  Phantom of the Paradise(1974), dir./prod./writer Brian De Palma, stars Archie Hahn, Paul Williams; The Cloning of Clifford Swimmer(1974 TV)
   Films: Mangled Moorcock  1975 APR  mr/tvr  The Last Days of Man on Earth(1973), screen version of Michael Moorcock's The Final Programme(1968, Jerry Cornelius seq.); Earthquake(1974), stars Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy
   Films: Frankenstein Re-Re-Redux  1975 MAY  mr/tvr  Young Frankenstein(1974), dir. Mel Brooks, written by Gene Wilder & Mel Brooks, stars Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr
   Films: Dracula Redux (This Time Ad Absurdum)  1975 JUN  mr/tvr  Andy Warhol's Dracula(1974), aka Blood for Dracula, dir. Paul Morrissey
   Films: Simulacra Suburbia  1975 JUL  mr/tvr  The Stepford Wives(1975), based on a novel by Ira Levin(who also wrote Rosemary's Baby), stars Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss
   Films: Electra and the Beast, or Incest, Like Charity, Begins at Home  1975 AUG  mr/tvr  Beauty and the Beast(1946 France), dir. Jean Cocteau; Donkey Skin(1970 France), stars Catherine Deneuve; The Rocky Horror Picture Show(1975), stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon; Death Takes a Holiday(1934), stars Fredric March, Evelyn Venable
   Films  1975 SEP  mr/tvr  The International Animation Festival; essay: "speculative fiction ... is the literature of the mind's eye ... & no camera & production crew can match the visions created by the capable author & the imaginative reader in combination"
   Films: Ultimate Quest, The  1975 OCT  mr/tvr  essay: fantasy & film are more compatible(than sf, see last column by Searles) at the present level of the film art, "generally fantasy presents a simpler visual concept"; Monty Python and the Holy Grail(1974), dir. Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones
   Films: Rollerbore  1975 NOV  mr/tvr  Rollerball(1975), dir. Norman Jewison, stars James Caan, John Houseman; Lancelot of the Lake(1974 France)
   Films: Genesis 3 +   1975 DEC  mr/tvr  Strange New World(1975 TV), stars Catherine Bach, John Saxon
   Films: Edgar Rice Pudding, An  1976 JAN  mr/tvr  The Land That Time Forgot(1975), based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel, script co-authored by Michael Moorcock, stars Doug McClure
   Films: Space: 1949  1976 FEB  mr/tvr  Space: 1999(1975-77, sf TV series, 48 ep.), 1st two episodes reviewed, stars Martin Landau, Barbara Bain
   Films: Space 1949 (Cont.)  1976 MAR  mr/tvr  Space: 1999(1975-77, TV series, 48 ep.), reviewed after 5 more episodes; The New Original Wonder Woman(1975-79, TV series under a few titles, 61 ep.), stars Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner
   Films: Midwinter Mishmosh  1976 APR  mr/tvr  Space: 1999(again, TV series); Carnival of Souls(1962), dir. Herk Harvey, filmed mostly in Lawrence, KS; books, Franz Rottensteiner: The Science Fiction Book; Ed Naha: Horrors, From Screen to Scream
   Films: Mishmosh Redux  1976 MAY  mr/tvr  UFO: Target Earth(1974); The Man Who Would Be King(1975), dir. John Huston, stars Michael Caine, Sean Connery; Barry Lyndon(1975), dir. Stanley Kubrick, based on William Makepeace Thackeray novel; Dr. Phibes Rises Again(1972), stars Vincent Price
   Films: Peripheralia  1976 JUN  mr/tvr  Space: 1999(again, TV series); "special report" on sf books & films in Newsweek; briefly, The Incredible Shrinking Man(1957); The Power(1968)
   Films: Greenwood at Sunset, The  1976 JUL  mr/tvr  Robin and Marion(1976), dir. Richard Lester, writer James Goldman, stars Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn; Weird Woman(1944), based on Fritz Leiber's Conjure Wife(UNK 1943 APR; 1953); The Green Slime(1969 Japan); upcoming film Star Wars(1977)
   Films: Things to Come  1976 AUG  mr/tvr  The Time Travelers(1976 TV); The People That Time Forgot(1977); At the Earth's Core(1976); Damnation Alley(1977); Dune(1984); Childhood's End(1996); The Martian Chronicles(1980 mini-series); Star Trek(1979); Lord of the Rings(1978), etc
   Films: Blood Doesn't Go "Arf!"  1976 SEP  mr/tvr  A Boy and His Dog(1975), based on Harlan Ellison's novella in NWS 1969 APR, dir. L.Q. Jones, stars Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Susanne Benton
   Films: Watch Out for Falling Men (and Bluebirds)  1976 OCT  mr/tvr  The Man Who Fell to Earth(1976), based on a novel by Walter Tevis, dir. Nicolas Roeg, stars David Bowie; The Bluebird(1976 Russian-US), "supposedly made for children," stars Patsy Kensit, Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, Cicely Tyson
   Films: See Logan Run  1976 NOV  mr/tvr  Logan's Run(1976), based on the 1967 novel by William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson, dir. Michael Anderson, stars Michael York, Jenny Agutter
   Films: Space 1939  1976 DEC  mr/tvr  Space: 1999(again, TV series); Food of the Gods(1976), stars Marjoe Gortner, has sequel, Food of the Gods II(1989)
   Films: Futureworld Imperfect and an Edgar Rice Burrow  1977 JAN  mr/tvr  Futureworld(1976), dir. Richard T. Heffron, stars Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Yul Brynner, sequel to Westworld(1973); At the Earth's Core(1976), based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel, stars Doug McClure, Peter Cushing
   Films: Fillet of Solaris  1977 FEB  mr/tvr  Solaris(1972 Soviet Union), based on Stanislaw Lem's 1961 novel of the same name(trans. 1970 US), dir./screenplay by Andrei Tarkovsky
   Films: Glass of Galosh, A  1977 MAR  mr/tvr  The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella(1976), stars Edith Evans, Richard Chamberlain; briefly, Rosemary's Baby(1968); Beauty and the Beast(1946 France); Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby(1976 TV); Logan's Run(1976)
   Films: Beauty & Beast Redux  1977 APR  mr/tvr  Beauty and the Beast(1976 TV), Hallmark Hall of Fame, stars George C. Scott & Trish Van Devere
   Films: Kings Kong and Arthur, Et Al.  1977 MAY  mr/tvr  King Kong(1933), stars Robert Armstrong, Fay Wray; King Kong(1976), stars Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange; Camelot(1967), stars Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave; On the Beach(1959), stars Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner
   Films: Jolly Juvenalia on the Little Screen  1977 JUN  mr/tvr  Wonder Woman(1975-79, TV series, 61 ep.), stars Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner; Fantastic Journey(1977, TV series, 10 ep.), stars Jared Martin, Roddy McDowall
   Films: .2001  1977 JUL  mr/tvr  essay: the impact the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey(1968) has had on our culture, after it has just made its TV debut; Isaac Asimov's story "Nightfall," in ASF 1941 SEP, in a recorded reading
   Films: Hal Colossus von Frankenstein  1977 AUG  mr/tvr  Demon Seed(1977), based on Dean R. Koontz's 1973 novel, stars Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver
   Films: Wizards, Garbage, Et Al.  1977 SEP  mr/tvr  Demon Seed(1977), based on Dean R. Koontz's 1973 novel; Wizards(1977), animated, dir./written by Ralph Bakshi; briefly, All That Glitters(evening TV soap, 1977); Quark(1978 TV pilot); book Gary Gerani & Paul H. Schulman: Fantastic Television(1977)
   Films: Star Wars  1977 OCT  mr/tvr  essay: neo-romanticism in sf; Star Wars(1977), dir. & written by George Lucas, stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness
   Films: Star Wars II  1977 NOV  mr/tvr  Star Wars(1977), the reaction to the movie
   Films: Carry Me Back to the House of Pain  1977 DEC  mr/tvr  The Island of Lost Souls(1932), script by Philip Wylie, stars Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi; remake, The Island of Doctor Moreau(1977), stars Burt Lancaster, Richard Basehart; She Devil(1957), based on Weinbaum story "The Adaptive Ultimate"(ASF 1935 NOV)
   Films: Sinbad, Stay Home!  1978 JAN  mr/tvr  essay: special effects creator Ray Harryhausen; Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger(1977 UK), dir. Sam Wanamaker, stars Patrick Wayne, Jane Seymour, sequel to The Golden Voyage of Sinbad(1974 UK)
   Films and Television: See Logan Run & Run & Run & Run & Run & Run ...  1978 FEB  mr/tvr  Logan's Run(1976), based on William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson 1967 novel, stars Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan; Star Wars(1977); Wonder Woman(1976-79, TV series, 62 ep.), stars Lynda Carter, Lyle Wagonner
   Films and Television: Road to Albany, The  1978 MAR  mr/tvr  Damnation Alley(1977), based on Roger Zelazny's 1969 novel, stars Jan-Michael Vincent, George Peppard; Star Maidens(1976, UK TV series, 13 ep.), syndicated series from England
   Films and Television: "Baggins! We Hates It, We Hates It!"  1978 APR  mr/tvr  essay: J.R.R. Tolkiens works; The Hobbit(1978 TV), animated, voices of Orson Bean(Bilbo Baggins), John Huston(Gandalf the Grey)

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