Friday, June 28, 2013
28 June 2013
Felicia Day b. 1979 (Buffy, The Guild, Dr. Horrible's SingAlong Blog, Supernatural)
John Cusack b. 1966 (2012)
Bruce Davison b. 1946 (X-Men, Star Trek)
Mel Brooks b. 1926 (Spaceballs)
While this blog does usually follow the Cute Girl = Picture Slot rule, I would like to add in a non-chauvinistic note that when it comes to careers, Ms. Day's best-known work is almost entirely in genre TV and web shows, while the other actors on the list have only a few sci-fi/fantasy credits and are better known for other work in their career.
Many happy returns to them all.
Superman Returns released 2006
It's only been seven years since the last attempt to make a Superman film, but this is not a speed record for re-boots. The time between the Ang Lee Hulk and the one starring Edward Norton was five years, and it was also five years between the last Tobey Maguire Spider-Man and the first starring Andrew Garfield.
In the Year 2000!
Prediction: Fashionable people with hot air balloon attached to their shoulders and pontoons on their feet will stroll on the water.
Predictor: Hildebrand's German Chocolate postcards, printed in 1900.
Reality: It's an interesting concept, but it would still be very hard to keep one's balance with this get-up. I certainly wouldn't wear my best Sunday clothes while trying to walk on water, even if I was trying to impress ladies in stylish hats.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Yet another prediction of what would happen in the 1970s, predicted by an Irwin Allen TV show from the 1960s.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!