Sunday, August 18, 2013
18 August 2013
Edward Norton b. 1969 (Hulk re-boot)
Grant Williams b. 1931 died 28 July 1985 (The Incredible Shrinking Man, The Monolith Monsters)
The late Grant Williams gets the Picture Slot today. I could have chosen the still from the same scene where his perky wife played by Randy Stuart towers over him, but that just seemed too self-indulgent, if you get my drift.
Mr. Norton has had a very successful career, but very few sci-fi or fantasy roles. Many happy returns of the day to him.
Prediction: August 1977: Dr. Robert Neville injects himself with an experimental vaccine that will stop him from becoming an albino mutant vampire and believes himself the last man on earth
Predictor: The Omega Man (1971)
Reality: And if you want the vaccine, you can take it from his cold, dead hands.
Despite disco, polyester and the Ford Pinto, mankind in fact survived the 1970s.
Coincidence: I could have chosen any date in August to put this prediction - next year I'll put it on August 1, the released date of the movie - but by having The Incredible Shrinking Man and The Omega Man mentioned in the same post, this means a Daily Double for the late great Richard Matheson, who wrote The Shrinking Man and I Am Legend, the novels from which these movies were adapted.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
We look at the first of a great set of predictions about nuclear powered transportation, found by Zombie Rotten McDonald, a great friend to this blog.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!