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Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film and Television Credits
     

Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film and Television Credits

by Harris M. Lentz III
 

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With this book a reader who wishes to know who the stars of It! The Terror from Beyond Space were and if they are still living, or if a member of the cast of "The Trouble with Tribbles" episode of Star Trek ever appeared in a science fiction film, or what the name of the Twilight Zone episode starring Robert Redford was, will be able to locate the information with

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With this book a reader who wishes to know who the stars of It! The Terror from Beyond Space were and if they are still living, or if a member of the cast of "The Trouble with Tribbles" episode of Star Trek ever appeared in a science fiction film, or what the name of the Twilight Zone episode starring Robert Redford was, will be able to locate the information with ease.

These volumes cover science fiction, horror and fantasy films and television from the late 1800s through the end of 1999. Volume 1 has all the credits. The first part is an alphabetical listing of actors and actresses who have made a significant contribution to horror, science fiction and fantasy films. Each listing includes the individual's date of birth when known and date of death when applicable. The second part contains credits for directors, producers, screenwriters, make-up artists, cinematographers, special effects technicians, and numerous others.

Volume 2 is a filmography. It lists films with date, country of origin (other than the United States), alternate titles, production credits, and a complete-as-possible cast listing. The films are listed in alphabetical order, usually under the United States release title. Films made for theaters, television, cable or video tape can be found in this section.

Volume 3 is the listing of television programs. All television series and episodes of a science fiction, horror or fantasy nature are included. The series listing generally includes the regular cast, individual episode title, original air date, and guest cast, director and writer credits.

This work is a unification, revision, correction, expansion and update of the original 1983 two-volume set and its 1989 and 1994 one-volume supplements.

Editorial Reviews

Classic Images
Amazing and overwhelming...a staggering amount of research, too awesome almost to contemplate .
Big Reel
This set has everything it purports to provide and is a remarkable achievement, one of the best film references I've ever come across.
Interzone
Massive...exhaustive...recommended.
Science Fiction Chronicle
This comprehensive three volume hardbound set contains over 2200 pages of information. The first volume contains credits, by actor, with all of their film and television credits in genre items, plus their date of birth and, if applicable, death. They are followed by similar listings for directors, screenwriters, special effects people, producers, and others associated with the productions. The second volume is a list of films, with cast lists showing which actor played which character, the date and country of origin of the film, director's names and other production personnel. Volume 3 is a similar listing for television shows, with episode names. This is a newly expanded version of the set published several years ago. It's in a large, durable format, and is without question the single most complete, detailed, and usuable guide to its subject matter. If you can't afford a copy for yourself, you might want to urge your library to add it to their reference section.
Booknews
Lentz, in an ongoing labor of love, has produced a second edition of his 1983 two-volume compilation of the countless individuals who took part in the genre of science fiction, horror and fantasy on film and tv. Volume one is devoted to credits. In the first part it lists alphabetically<-->in the three-column, small type format used throughout<-->every actor and actress known to have worked in the genre, with everything they appeared in, and their dates of birth and death. The second part lists directors, producers, screenwriters, make-up artists, cinematographers, special effects technicians, and others. Filmography is the subject of volume two, which is similarly exhaustive in listing every film, its date, country of origin, alternate titles, production credits, and complete-as-possible cast listing. Volume three covers television programs, with all the information given for film, as well as each individual episode title, original air date, guest cast, director and writer credits. This is a reference work sans pareil for anyone interested in the subject. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Booklist
vast collection of detail
Library Journal
enormous...a superlative achievement...exemplary...essential...highly recommended
Choice
remarkably thorough...recommended

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786409518
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
878
Product dimensions:
8.81(w) x 11.29(h) x 1.43(d)

Meet the Author

Harris M. Lentz III, prodigious researcher and independent scholar, is the author of numerous reference works. He lives in Horseshoe Lake, Arkansas.

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