Tuesday, March 26, 2013
26 March 2013
Keira Knightley b. 1985
Francis Lawrence b. 1971
Ed Wasser b. 1964
Leonard Nimoy b. 1931
Okay! Regular readers will know that the first picture slot often belongs to the cutest girl on the list, but this is a sci-fi blog and Really Cute does not trump Mr. Spock. Moreover, Ms. Knightley's most famous role in a genre film is as the decoy queen in The Phantom Menace, a movie many fans are still trying to forget to this day.
As for the other names on the list, Mr. Lawrence directed I Am Legend and Mr. Wasser was Morden on Babylon 5, a personal favorite role of mine.
Mr. Nimoy often tweets LLAP. If you don't know what that stands for, just think about it for a few seconds. My only further comment on it is:
Back atcha, buddy!
How to Train Your Dragon released, 2010
In the Year 2000!
Prediction: All aircraft will be controlled by a giant radar net run on a continent-wide basis by a multiple electronic "brain."
Predictor: Robert A. Heinlein in 1950
Reality: That's a pretty good shorthand explanation of the air traffic control system. Full points for this one, Mr. Heinlein.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Wednesday is John Elfreth Watkins day, and this week we will look at what he said about agriculture that did not involve Big Fruit.
Join me then... IN THE FUTURE!