Monday, September 16, 2013
16 September 2013
Alexis Bledel b.1981 (Sin City)
Kurt Busiek b. 1960 (Conan, Avengers, Superman, Astro City)
Mickey Rourke b. 1952 (Sin City, Iron Man II)
Anne Francis b. 1930 died 2 January 2011 (Forbidden Planet)
Jack Kelly b. 1927 died 7 November 1992 (Forbidden Planet)
Peter Falk b. 1927 died 23 June 2011 (The Princess Bride, Wings of Desire)
Morgan Woodward b. 1925 (Star Trek)
Lots of actors on today's list with Busiek being the only writer. The Cute Girl = Picture Slot rule is in effect, though the picture of Anne Francis is a publicity still from her TV show Honey West and not Forbidden Planet.
Prediction: Saturday, September 16: Nuclear war in Europe quickly spreads. At 3:38 pm, Kansas City and much of the Midwest are hit with nuclear bombs, causing widespread devastation.
Predictor: The Day After, ABC mini-series, aired 1983
Reality: No year is specified, but the next year when the 16th of September would fall on a Saturday would be 1989. It could also be 1978 if it supposed to have happened before the air date, but Jason Robards’ character says his daughter was conceived during the Cuban missile crisis, and she is clearly a twentysomething out on her own, not a teen still in high school.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
While I still have a few predictions left from Robert A. Heinlein, tomorrow will be our first time to hear from our new Tuesday regular Isaac Asimov with his list of predictions for 2014 made on the occasion of the 1964 World's Fair.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!