Sunday, September 22, 2013
22 September 2013
Tom Felton b. 1987 (Harry Potter)
Tatiana Maslany b. 1985 (Orphan Black)
Godfrey Gao b. 1984 (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones)
Laura Vandervoort b. 1984 (Smallville, V, Ted)
Billie Piper b. 1982 (Doctor Who)
MyAnna Buring b. 1979 (Twilight: Breaking Dawn)
Daniella Alonso b. 1978 (Revolution)
Mireille Enos b. 1975 (World War Z)
Frazer Hines b. 1944 (Doctor Who)
Toni Basil b. 1943 (Village of the Giants)
Samuel A. Peeples b. 1917 died 26 August 1997 (writer, Star Trek)
Today's birthday list has a bunch of choices for Pretty Girl = Picture Slot. Every female on the list qualifies. If I was going to go with the face best known to the public, it would probably by Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy. But I chose Tatiana Maslany, who is so good in the Canadian sci-fi show Orphan Black that airs on BBC America, playing a remarkable number of roles very effectively. If you haven't seen the show, I recommend finding it. I bought it on iTunes and I'm looking forward to the second season, which will air next year.
Many happy returns of the day to all the living on this list.
Prediction: In June 2001, the Fourth Martian Expedition lands and this one survives, because the Martian population has been wiped out by the chicken pox.
Predictor: Ray Bradbury in The Martian Chronicles, published in 1950
Reality: Bradbury gave the Martians magical powers and an implacable hatred for humans, so if the stories were going to move beyond "crew lands, sees amazing things, gets killed", the Martians had to be out of the picture and Bradbury decided on chicken pox as the culprit, brought unwittingly by previous expeditions, which he plays as both tragic and slightly ridiculous.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
What with preemptions and such, it's been over a month since we heard from the folks who brought us The OMNI Future Almanac, that 1982 treasure trove of predictions that should have already happened or are just around the corner. While they aren't always correct, they are big on exact years, which makes them a favorite of mine.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!