Thursday, March 7, 2013
7 March 2013
Peter Sarsgaard b. 1971
Matthew Vaughn b. 1971
Donna Murphy b. 1959
Elizabeth Moon b. 1945 (won 2004 Nebula for The Speed of Dark)
We have a same year, same day pair. Sarsgaard is an actor whose best known work in the genre is as the villain in the unfortunate Green Lantern from 2011, while Vaughn is a writer and director, notably of X-Men:First Class and Kick-Ass.
But being a guy, I chose the picture of Donna Murphy from Star Trek: Insurrection, where she played Picard's love interest.
Prediction: 2001: The United States and the Soviet Union form an alliance to counteract the growing power of the Chinese.
Predictor: Arthur C. Clarke in the 1968 book adaptation of 2001: A Space Odyssey
Reality: By 2001, the Soviets went back to being the Russians, and while the U.S. isn't exactly allies with either, we are much closer to the Chinese, mostly because we owe them a lot of money.
In 1968, it wasn't clear how big a deal the Chinese would become, so ACC gets some credit for that.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE! Yet another French postcard, the kind men like. And women like, too, if they want to know what life will be like... IN THE YEAR 2000!
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!