Tuesday, October 15, 2013
15 October 2013
Dominic West b. 1969 (300, Punisher: War Zone)
Tanya Roberts b. 1955 (Beastmaster, Sheena)
Virginia Leith b. 1932 (The Brain That Wouldn’t Die)
Mark Lenard b. 1924 died 11/22/1996 (Star Trek)
I was very close to having Virginia Leith in her iconic starring role in The Brain That Wouldn't Die in the Picture Slot, but I had to go with Mark Lenard, at least for this first year. Besides playing Sarek multiple times, he also is one of the few actors to play three different alien species on Star Trek, a Vulcan, a Romulan and a Klingon.
Many happy returns to the living on this list.
Prediction: October 15: Muster Day. All able bodied 21 year olds are called into the workforce and all 45 year olds are allowed to retire
Predictor: Looking Backward:2000-1887, Edward Bellamy, published 1888
Reality: Ah yes, retirement at 45, a chance to enjoy a few good years in peace before you died from the influenza or tuberculosis. I'm actually only being a little bleak here, as a 45 year old in 1890 was expected to live average to about 70. Now, if a man makes it to 45, the average life expectancy is to make it to 80.
Bellamy wrote about a socialist utopia that took place without any violent struggle. It seems unbelievable to us, but we should recall Mr. Bellamy never had the chance to listen to AM talk radio or read Ayn Rand, so he was oblivious to how vehement the opposition to his ideas would remain.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Yet another exact date, this time for the start of a bold mission into interstellar space in 1997 that doesn't turn out so well.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!