Thursday, June 20, 2013
20 June 2013
Josh Lucas b. 1971 (Hulk - Ang Lee version)
Robert Rodriguez b. 1968 (Spy Kids, Sharkboy and Lavagirl)
No pretty girl today, so the picture slot belongs to Mr. Rodriguez because he has done more work in the genre. Mr. Lucas has been in a lot of movies and TV shows, but the only sci-fi work was as Major Talbot in the least successful of the Hulk films. By an odd coincidence, that movie was released on his 32nd birthday.
Many happy returns to both men.
Hulk (Ang Lee version) released 2003
Prediction: Gambling was ruthlessly eradicated under the Air Dictatorship (2010-2030) and has never returned.
Predictor: H.G. Wells in The Shape of Things to Come, published 1933
Reality: This falls under the category of predictions that are more like scolds, something considered sinful not being part of a more glorious future to come. Wells takes the very long view in this book, his future history stretching into the 22nd Century, which is why the prediction is given in the past tense.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Yet another French postcard from the early 1900s predicting life in the year 2000!
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!