Monday, September 9, 2013
9 September 2013
Henry Thomas b.1971 (E.T.)
Jeffrey Alan Combs b. 1954 (Deep Space Nine)Angela Cartwright b. 1952 (Lost in Space)
Topol b. 1935 (Flash Gordon)
Margaret Tyzack b. 1931 died 25 June 2011 (2001, A Clockwork Orange)
Cliff Robertson b.1923 died 10 September 2011(Amazing Spider–Man)
Neil Hamilton b. 1899 died 24 September 1984 (Batman)
Several actors on the list today are best known for their work in genre, and in that group I would include the young man in the picture slot, Henry Thomas who played E.T.'s pal Elliott.
Many happy returns to the living.
Prediction: Homes will have inches deep "lakes" on the roof as a device for air conditioning.
Predictor: Popular Mechanics in 1928
Reality: We never got around to this. If you have 2500 square feet of roof surface, each inch of water adds about 1,000 pounds of weight, not inconsequential but not a deal breaker, either. The major problem I would imagine would be how much difficulty this would add to the mosquito abatement problem.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
This week we get some exact dates from futurist novels of the 19th Century.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!