Jim Smith (writer)
|James Edward Smith|
|Born||1978 (age 35–36)
|Pen name||Jim Smith|
James Edward Smith (credited as Jim Smith; born in Solihull in 1978, a former resident of Studley and current resident of Camden, London) is a writer and critic best known for writing film and television criticism and directorial critical biographies - including studies of George Lucas, Tim Burton and Quentin Tarantino. A graduate of University College London, he has also co-written audio plays for the Doctor Who/Blake's 7 spin off Kaldor City, including the series premiere, and contributed to numerous film and science fiction magazines. He has also written charity Doctor Who fan fiction with Mark Clapham. Asked about his habit of co-writing with a variety of people Smith commented - "I've written things with a lot of different people, partially because I'm a great believer in third brain theory, and partially as a series of attempts to disguise my own lack of talent." He is a co-owner of/reviewer for the Shiny Shelf site.
- The Life and Trials of Ally McBeal (2000) (with Mark Clapham)
- Manhattan Dating Game: Sex and the City (2002)
- Tim Burton (2002) (with J Clive Matthews)
- Bond Films (2003) (with Stephen Lavington)
- George Lucas (2003)
- Gangster Films (2004)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Books, the Films, the Radio Series (2005)(with J Clive Matthews)
- Quentin Tarantino (2005)
- Who's Next? A Guide To Broadcast Doctor Who (2005) (with Mark Clapham and Eddie Robson)
- The Found World (2010), in Miss Wildthyme and Friends Investigate
- That Mitchell and Webb Sound
- Series Four (2009) (Sketch Writer)
Doctor Who DVD Production History Notes
- The Twin Dilemma (2009),
- The Space Museum (2010)
- Underworld (2010)
- Kinda (2011)
- Snakedance (2011),
- The Ark (2011)
- The Sun Makers (2011)
Smith supports Birmingham City F.C.
- "A Day in Kaldor City: 8 August 2002". Retrieved 2008-10-20.
- Steven Poole's 'Non Fiction Choice' Review of 'Tim Burton' from 'The Guardian'
- Shiny Shelf website
- Kaldor City website
- Jim Smith at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database