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Part of the Encore Film Book Classics series, this is a reprint of the original text to The Great Science Fiction Pictures: Volume 2 by James Robert Parish and Michael R. Pitts. This is a follow up to The Great Science Fiction Pictures: Volume 1 and continues the authors’ in-depth study of the genre with coverage of well over 300 movies. The entries encompass features fil Part of the Encore Film Book Classics series, this is a reprint of the original text to The Great Science Fiction Pictures: Volume 2 by James Robert Parish and Michael R. Pitts. This is a follow up to The Great Science Fiction Pictures: Volume 1 and continues the authors’ in-depth study of the genre with coverage of well over 300 movies. The entries encompass features films, serials, TV movies, and foreign releases. Among the many titles covered are Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), Frankenstein (1931), The Devil Doll (1936), Sky Bandits (1940), House of Dracula (1945), Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), Phantom from Space (1953), The Three Stooges in Orbit (1962), Wizards of Mars (1965), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Star Wars (1977), Alien (1979), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Blade Runner (1982), E.T., The Extra Terrestrial (1982), The Empire Strikes Back (1984), The Terminator (1984), 2010: The Year We Made Contact (1984), Back to the Future (1985), and Robocop (1987). Each entry contains detailed cast/characters and technical credits, a discussion of the film, and review quotes. This book also provides a list of sci-fi genre radio and TV series. This is an informed and handy reference guide for movie enthusiasts, sci-fi devotees, and film historians. It also is an excellent sourcebook to many of the genre entries now available for viewing on television, the Internet, and DVDs. About the Authors: JAMES ROBERT PARISH, a former entertainment reporter, publicist, and book series editor, is the author of many published major biographies and reference books on the entertainment industry including Whitney Houston: We Will Always Love You; The Hollywood Book of Extravagance; It’s Good to Be the King: The Seriously Funny Life of Mel Brooks; The Hollywood Book of Breakups; Fiascos: Hollywood’s Iconic Flops; The Hollywood Book of Scandals; The Hollywood Book of Love; Hollywood Divas; Jet Li; Hollywood Bad Boys; The Encyclopedia of Ethnic Groups in Hollywood; The Hollywood Book of Death; Whoopi Goldberg; Rosie O’Donnell’s Story; The Unofficial “Murder, She Wrote” Casebook; Let’s Talk! America’s Favorite TV Talk Show Hosts; The Great Cop Pictures; Ghosts and Angels in Hollywood Films; The Jeanette MacDonald Story; Hollywood’s Great Love Teams; and The Fox Girls. Mr. Parish is a frequent oncamera interviewee on cable and network TV for documentaries on the performing arts. The author resides in Studio City, California. MICHAEL R. PITTS has written or co-authored numerous books on entertainment, including Kate Smith: A Bio-Bibliography; Western Movies; Hollywood and American History; Famous Movie Detectives; Famous Movie Detectives II; Famous Movie Detectives III; Hollywood on Record; The Bible on Film; Charles Bronson; Poverty Row Studios 1929-1940; The Rise of the Crooners; Radio Soundtracks; Horror Film Stars; the CD-ROM Television and Film: An Annotated Bibliography of Research Materials; Columbia Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films; Allied Artists Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, and RKO Radio Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films. With Mr. Parish he has written several entries in The Great . . .Pictures series. He has contributed to many other published books and written many magazine articles. He wrote columns on record collecting for Classic Images and The Big Reel. With degrees in history and journalism he also has a certificate in American Genealogy and has compiled more than thirty volumes of local history and genealogy. He has written record album liner notes, lectured on film history and entertainment, and contributed to Oxford University Press’ American National Biography and American National Biography Online. Mr. Pitts resides in Indiana with his wife, Carolyn.


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Part of the Encore Film Book Classics series, this is a reprint of the original text to The Great Science Fiction Pictures: Volume 2 by James Robert Parish and Michael R. Pitts. This is a follow up to The Great Science Fiction Pictures: Volume 1 and continues the authors’ in-depth study of the genre with coverage of well over 300 movies. The entries encompass features fil Part of the Encore Film Book Classics series, this is a reprint of the original text to The Great Science Fiction Pictures: Volume 2 by James Robert Parish and Michael R. Pitts. This is a follow up to The Great Science Fiction Pictures: Volume 1 and continues the authors’ in-depth study of the genre with coverage of well over 300 movies. The entries encompass features films, serials, TV movies, and foreign releases. Among the many titles covered are Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), Frankenstein (1931), The Devil Doll (1936), Sky Bandits (1940), House of Dracula (1945), Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), Phantom from Space (1953), The Three Stooges in Orbit (1962), Wizards of Mars (1965), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Star Wars (1977), Alien (1979), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Blade Runner (1982), E.T., The Extra Terrestrial (1982), The Empire Strikes Back (1984), The Terminator (1984), 2010: The Year We Made Contact (1984), Back to the Future (1985), and Robocop (1987). Each entry contains detailed cast/characters and technical credits, a discussion of the film, and review quotes. This book also provides a list of sci-fi genre radio and TV series. This is an informed and handy reference guide for movie enthusiasts, sci-fi devotees, and film historians. It also is an excellent sourcebook to many of the genre entries now available for viewing on television, the Internet, and DVDs. About the Authors: JAMES ROBERT PARISH, a former entertainment reporter, publicist, and book series editor, is the author of many published major biographies and reference books on the entertainment industry including Whitney Houston: We Will Always Love You; The Hollywood Book of Extravagance; It’s Good to Be the King: The Seriously Funny Life of Mel Brooks; The Hollywood Book of Breakups; Fiascos: Hollywood’s Iconic Flops; The Hollywood Book of Scandals; The Hollywood Book of Love; Hollywood Divas; Jet Li; Hollywood Bad Boys; The Encyclopedia of Ethnic Groups in Hollywood; The Hollywood Book of Death; Whoopi Goldberg; Rosie O’Donnell’s Story; The Unofficial “Murder, She Wrote” Casebook; Let’s Talk! America’s Favorite TV Talk Show Hosts; The Great Cop Pictures; Ghosts and Angels in Hollywood Films; The Jeanette MacDonald Story; Hollywood’s Great Love Teams; and The Fox Girls. Mr. Parish is a frequent oncamera interviewee on cable and network TV for documentaries on the performing arts. The author resides in Studio City, California. MICHAEL R. PITTS has written or co-authored numerous books on entertainment, including Kate Smith: A Bio-Bibliography; Western Movies; Hollywood and American History; Famous Movie Detectives; Famous Movie Detectives II; Famous Movie Detectives III; Hollywood on Record; The Bible on Film; Charles Bronson; Poverty Row Studios 1929-1940; The Rise of the Crooners; Radio Soundtracks; Horror Film Stars; the CD-ROM Television and Film: An Annotated Bibliography of Research Materials; Columbia Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films; Allied Artists Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, and RKO Radio Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films. With Mr. Parish he has written several entries in The Great . . .Pictures series. He has contributed to many other published books and written many magazine articles. He wrote columns on record collecting for Classic Images and The Big Reel. With degrees in history and journalism he also has a certificate in American Genealogy and has compiled more than thirty volumes of local history and genealogy. He has written record album liner notes, lectured on film history and entertainment, and contributed to Oxford University Press’ American National Biography and American National Biography Online. Mr. Pitts resides in Indiana with his wife, Carolyn.

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