Friday, September 27, 2013
27 September 2013
Thomas Mann b. 1991 (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters)
Anna Camp b.1982 (True Blood)
Zita Görög b. 1979 (Underworld)
Gwyneth Paltrow b. 1972 (Iron Man, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow)
Tamara Taylor b.1970 (Serenity)
Patrick Muldoon b. 1968 (Starship Troopers)
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa b. 1950 (Mortal Kombat, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Heroes)
Tom Braidwood b. 1948 (The X-Files)
Denis Lawson b. 1947 (Star Wars)
Roger C. Carmel b. 1932 died 11 November 1986 (Star Trek)
An all-actor list of birthdays today. Putting Gwyneth Paltrow in the Picture Slot can be justified by the Pretty Girl rule and the fact she is the only A-list movie star in this group. If the decision was instead based on most iconic sci-fi roles, Denis Lawson was Wedge in the original Star Wars and Roger C. Carmel was Harcourt Fenton Mudd on Star Trek.
Many happy returns of the day to those still alive.
In the Year 2000!
Prediction: A machine will turn eggs into chicks almost immediately.
Predictor: French postcards from the first decade of the 1900s predicting the year 2000.
Reality: From what I can gather, artificial incubators get eggs to hatch at about the same speed as do the eggs that hens sit on. It's about the rates at which cells grow and split, a process humans have done very little to change. This illustration is one of many that appear to be whimsical, like the one about modern educational processes.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
We are back in 1893 asking prominent folk to look 100 years into the future, and tomorrow we hear from a fellow whose fame has survived because of the company he founded, W.R. Grace.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!