Science Fiction

Doctor Who - The Daleks

“The Daleks”, also known as “The Mutants” or “The Dead Planet”, is the second adventure of the first season of “Doctor Who” classic series, which aired between december 1963 and february 1964. It follows “An Unearthly Child” and it’s a seven parts adventure written by Terry Nation and directed by Christopher Barry (parts 1, 2, 4, 5) and Richard Martin (parts 3, 6, 7).

The novel “The Wanderer” by Fritz Leiber was published for the first time in 1964. It won the Hugo Award as the best novel of the year. An object appears out of nowhere near the Moon. It’s a planet whose gravity causes earthquakes and an upheaval in the Earth’s tides and its magnetic field disrupts radio communications.

Doctor Who - An Unearthly Child

“An Unearthly Child”, also known as “100,000 BC”, is the first adventure of the first season of “Doctor Who” classic series, which aired in 1963. It’s a four parts adventure written by Anthony Coburn and directed by Waris Husseint.

John Finney was born on October 2, 1911 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His birth name was John Finney but after the death of his father, when he was three years old, his name was changed to Walter Braden Finney in his honor. Despite this he kept on being known as Jack. His best known novels are “The Body Snatchers”, which was adapted into a number of movies, and “Time and Again”. Jack Finney died on November 14, 1995 in Greenbrae, California, from pneumonia and emphysema.

Jack of Eagles by James Blish (Italian edition)

The novel “Jack of Eagles” by James Blish was published for the first time in 1952. Danny Caiden is a journalist who starts developing psychic powers but doing so he also gets into trouble and is wanted by many people with not always good intentions.