a science fiction movie
Now chiefly historical.
There are stf. puzzles with prizes; biographies and autobiographies of famous writers; the latest news on scientifilms; [etc.].
You will forgive me if the scientifilm-ending to ‘Mystery of the -/-’ seemed obvious to me before completing the story, being a Scientificinemologist by profession.
There will be a showing of Metropolis, the greatest scientifilm ever made.
The first two numbers of The Time Traveller, like its announcing circular, were mimeographed. The main feature of the initial issue was a complete list of extant fantastic moving pictures (or, as they have come to be known, "scientifilms") contributed by Forrest J. Ackerman of California.
A prominent producer is seriously contemplating the works of A. E. van Vogt as possible material for his forthcoming scientifilm. Also under consideration by this same individual is that ancient classic from the Spring, 1928 Amazing Quarterly, ‘The Nth Man’, by Homer Eon Flint.
A sci-fi fan, teenage variety, will be portrayed on the screen in American-International’s filmization of ‘The Cosmic Frame’ by Paul W. Fairman. This is the second scientifilm sale for Fairman, whose ‘Deadly City’ was filmed as Target—Earth!
A prefix which should indicate only ‘scientific’ (as in ‘scientifiction’) but in use may mean ‘science-fictional’ (as ‘scientifilm’) or even designate something pertaining to fandom.
F. J. Ackerman in Astounding Stories
This term appears to have fallen out of use. Besides antedatings, we would be interested to see any cites (particularly from sources other than Ackerman) dating from after 1959
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