"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)

"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
September 19 is the last post for this blog. Thanks to all my readers!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

30 March 2013


Birthdays
Juliet Landau b. 1965
Robbie Coltrane b. 1950

Ms. Landau, daughter of Martin Landau and Barbara Bain, has worked with Tim Burton on genre films and played the eccentric vampire Drusilla on Buffy and Angel. Mr. Coltrane played Hagrid in the Harry Potter films.  Many happy returns to both.

Movies released
Spy Kids released, 2001

Over the next few months, there will be a lot more anniversaries of movie releases. I've set an arbitrary cut-off point of movies making at least $100 million, though I will break that rule for some famous failures and movies from before 1990 will not have to meet that standard.

 

Prediction: 1990: The “Project Gulliver” automated Mars Rovers land on Mars

Predictor: Ringworld: The Game published 1984

Reality: The first Mars rover landed after this game comes out is Sojourner in 1997.

Our current crop of regular predictors didn't make infinitely many statements, so all of them will eventually come to an end. Here is a new face to get used to, Larry Niven.  Niven made a lot of predictions with dates attached, many about space exploration. Technically, he did not write Ringworld: The Game, but it is certainly written with respect shown to his timeline of our progress to other planets and finally to exploring outside our solar system.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE! 



For the next few weeks, the Sunday slot will belong to the predictions from 1988 published in the Los Angeles Times Magazine about the exciting world of... 2013! Tomorrow: robots!  Lots and lots of robots!
 
Join me then... IN THE FUTURE!
 

2 comments:

  1. I did not know that Dru was a love child from Moonbase Alpha. That's remarkable.

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  2. Zombie, you scamp! I have NOT forgotten about Space: 1999, as much as I might like to. I'm just waiting until we reach its specific date for beginning.

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