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John Kenneth Muir

John Kenneth Muir

Known For: Acting

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Born December 3, 1969, Muir began his full-time writing career in 1996, penning several books for the North Carolina-based publisher of scholarly reference books, McFarland & Company. Muir also has written monographs about SF-TV, including Exploring Space: 1999 (1997), An Analytical Guide to Battlestar Galactica (1998), A Critical History of Dr. Who on TV (1999), A History and Critical Analysis of Blake's 7 (1999) and An Analytical Guide to TV's One Step Beyond (2001).Muir was educated at the University of Richmond in Virginia from 1988 to 1992, where he studied for two years under renowned Hudson Review film critic, Bert Cardullo (a student of The New Republic's film critic Stanley Kauffmann). Muir also counts Pauline Kael and Roger Ebert as important career influences.Muir's first book, Exploring Space: 1999 was published five years after his graduation from University, in April 1997. The book was the first English language attempt to analyse the television series Space: 1999 in a wider cultural context, and is sometimes compared and contrasted with a similar French book written by Pierre Fageolle.In 2009, Muir became a member of the artist collective, Tecamachalco Underground. The following year he was a judge at the ACEFEST NYC2010 Film Festival, occurring August 20–28, 2010. Selected works of literary criticism. Muir has written a book about Kevin Smith, titled An Askew View: The Films of Kevin Smith, a study of Sam Raimi titled The Unseen Force: The Films of Sam Raimi, A book on terror television called Terror Television American Series-1970-1999, and another on the works of comedian Christopher Guest and his repertory company, titled Best in Show: The Films of Christ opher Guest and Company. As of 2010, Muir's most recent film director study was Mercy in Her Eyes: The Films of Mira Nair. Media appearances. Muir has appeared on TV on The E! True Hollywood Story: "Curse of The Exorcist", TV Ontario's Saturday Night at the Movies, and on the premiere episode of the Sci-Fi Channel series Sciography. On radio, Muir has been a guest on Destinies: The Voice of Science Fiction, NiteShift Good Morning Charlotte, The Allan Handelman Show, and The Mitch Albom Show.In 2007, Muir appeared as a commentator in Decade of Darkness, a special feature on the Collector's Edition DVD release of the 1985 film Return of the Living Dead. He also appeared with others in the 2009 documentary film Nightmares in Red, White and Blue. On October 25, 2010, he was featured on the Biography Channel's The Inside Story: Halloween documentary about director John Carpenter's 1978 film, Halloween. Awards and nominations. The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television: A New York Public Library's "Best of Reference" Selection, 2005.Horror Films of the 1970s: A Booklist Editor's Choice for 2002; An Outstanding Reference Source for 2003 by RUSA (Reference Users Service Association), and a "Best of the Best" Reference Book for 2002 by the ALA (American Library Association).Terror Television: A Booklist Editor's Choice for 2001.2001.Nomination: Airlock Alpha Best Web Production, The House Between (2009)Nomination: Sy Fy Portal Best Web Production, The House Between: "Returned" (2008)

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