Monday, September 30, 2013
30 September 2013
Lacey Chabert b. 1982 (Lost in Space)
Marion Cotillard b. 1975 (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception)
Monica Bellucci b. 1964 (Matrix Reloaded, Matrix Revolutions)
Eric Stoltz b. 1961 (Caprica)
Nicola Griffith b. 1960 (won 1997 Nebula for Slow River)
Dan O’Bannon b. 1946 died 17 December 2009 (writer, Alien, Aliens, Total Recall, Dark Star)
Interesting birthday list today. I follow the obits fairly regularly but I had forgotten that O'Bannon was dead. I'm not a big fan of horror, but I went to Alien because it was billed as sci-fi. Scared the hell out of me.
As for the Pretty Girl = Picture Slot formula, it's hard to go wrong with Monica Bellucci, and once you see the second picture today, you'll thank me for giving you something nice to look at here.
Many happy returns to the living on today's list.
Prediction:30 September 1990: Trashcan Man interrupts a public execution in front of the MGM Grand with a nuclear device he found. The weapon magically explodes, wiping out the demon Randall Flagg and his followers.
Predictor: Stephen King in The Stand, complete and uncut, published 1990
Reality: There are a lot of exact dates in The Stand, but I only use the ones that are major plot points. I realize this could be considered a spoiler, but the book is 23 years old and the mini-series is 19 years back, so it's not like I'm spilling the beans on what happened in the last episode of Breaking Bad last night.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Isaac Asimov has more to say about the year 2014 from his vantage point in 1964. Once again, it's about architecture and once again, pretty far off the mark.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!