Sunday, February 17, 2013
17 February 2013
Bonnie Wright b. 1991
Joseph Gordon-Levitt b. 1981
Rene Russo b. 1954
The actress who played Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films turns 22, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the kid on Third Rock From The Sun and now a movie star in his own right, turns 32, and the delicious Rene Russo is now 59.
Many happy returns to them all.
Predictor: Space Seed, a first season episode from Star Trek, written by Gene L. Coon and Cary Wilber, aired 16 February 1967
Reality: Okay, where to begin? Predictions have so much to do with the time in which they are made and in the late sixties, everybody was caught up in the mood of optimism about space exploration and obviously going to the moon was just the beginning, but this one assumes a lot. Less that thirty years after the show is aired, mankind is supposed to have
1. Perfected suspended animation
2. Have enough spaceships lying around that one could be spared to be a deep space deep freeze
3. Have a world government in an advanced enough state that everyone could agree that shipping the tyrants into space was a good idea
How did this prediction do? I'd have to give it the big goose egg.
Had to get that our of my system. You never know when the next opportunity will present itself.
Looking ahead one day... INTO THE FUTURE! Switching out of the weekly routine for a set of predictions that are simply amazing from Amazing Stories in 1956, looking ahead to the year 2001.
A brief preview of what's in store. Sid Caesar, Salvador Dali, Herb Score, Robert A. Heinlein and... the future of pencils!
Join me then... IN THE FUTURE!