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John Shirley (III)

John Patrick Shirley is a prolific writer of novels and short stories, TV scripts and screenplays. He has published over 30 books and 10 collections. His short fiction has appeared in scores of anthologies and magazines such as Cemetery Dance, and his film credits include The Crow (1994), written with fellow splatterpunk writer David J. Schow and ... See full bio »
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 2014-2015 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- The Moons of Thalos 3 (2015) ... (written by)
- The Invasion: Part 2 (2014) ... (written by)
- The Manhattan Project: Part 2 (2014) ... (written by)
 2012 Iron Man: Armored Adventures (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Control-Alt-Delete (2012) ... (written by)
 2009 The Tomb (screenplay)
 2000 Batman Beyond (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Sentries of the Last Cosmos (2000) ... (written by)
 1997 Profit (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cupid (1997) ... (writer)
 1997 Twists of Terror (TV Movie)
 1997 VR.5 (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Parallel Lives (1997) ... (written by)
 1996 The Adventures of Sinbad (TV Series) (1 episode)
- King Firouz (1996)
 1996 Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Do Not Go Gently (1996) ... (written by)
  Red Shoe Diaries (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1996) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1996)
- Weightless (1996) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1995 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Visionary (1995) ... (teleplay)
 1994 The Specialist (Specialist novels - suggestion)
 1994 The Crow (screenplay)
 1988 RoboCop (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- A Robot's Revenge (1988) ... (written by)
- No News is Good News (1988) ... (written by)
- The Brotherhood (1988) ... (written by)
 1987-1988 BraveStarr (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes)
- Shake Hands with Long Arm John (1988) ... (written by)
- BraveStarr and the Empress (1988) ... (written by)
- Brothers in Crime (1988) ... (written by)
- Balance of Power (1987) ... (written by)
- Trouble Wears a Badge (1987) ... (written by)
 1987 The Real Ghostbusters (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Old College Spirit (1987) ... (written by)
 1986 Defenders of the Earth (TV Series) (1 episode)
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 1992 Bad Channels (Video) (writer: "Demon's Kiss", "Out of the Darkness")
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 1995 Dark Seed II (Video Game) (story consultant)

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Novelization: Batman: Dead White (2006) (Ballantine Books)

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