Thursday, September 26, 2013
26 September 2013
David Slade b. 1969 (director, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
Jim Caviezel b. 1968 (The Prisoner, Outlander)
Linda Hamilton b. 1956 (Terminator)
Victoria Vetri b. 1944 (Star Trek, When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, Invasion of the Bee Girls)
Helmut Bakaitis (The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions)
Martine Beswick b. 1941 (One Million Years B.C.)
Winsor McCay b. 1867 died 26 July 1934 (Little Nemo in Slumberland)
In terms of fame in genre films, Linda Hamilton earns the Picture Slot, though I was tempted to use an illustration from Little Nemo in Slumberland, such beautiful stuff.
Many happy returns to the living.
Predictor: H. G. Wells from The Shape of Things to Come, published 1933
Prediction: Because of the increasing financial paralysis in 1960 no plants capable of producing material for gas warfare on a sufficiently abundant scale were operating.
Reality: 1933 wasn't as bad economically in Britain as it was in the United States or some other parts of the world, but Wells writes a future history from that year that is really glum. He foresees wars, some of the dates and combatants are incredibly accurate, but he also assumes financial depression for generations and the end of capitalism.
Didn't quite turn out like that. No matter how bad the economy gets, someone somewhere will find the cash to make weapons, usually at a profit.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Friday is still French Postcard day, so we will get yet another whimsical vision of the year 2000, a nice antidote to the grimness that Wells promises every Thursday for the time being.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!