"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)

"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
September 19 is the last post for this blog. Thanks to all my readers!

Monday, October 21, 2013

21 October 2013

Charlotte Sullivan b. 1983 (The Colony, Smallville)
Sasha Roiz b. 1973 (The Day After Tomorrow, Grimm, Warehouse 13, Caprica)
Ken Watanabe b. 1959 (Inception, Batman Begins)
Carrie Fisher b. 1956 (Star Wars)
Catherine Hardwicke b. 1955 (director, Twilight)
Everett McGill b. 1945 (Quest for Fire, Dune)
Paula Kelly b. 1943 (Soylent Green, The Andromeda Strain)
Ursula K. LeGuin b. 1929
(won 1970 Nebula and Hugo for The Left Hand of Darkness)
(won 1975 Nebula and Hugo for The Dispossessed)
(won 1991 Nebula for Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea)
(won 2009 Nebula for Powers)
Leonard Rossiter b. 1926 died 5 October 1984 (2001: A Space Odyssey)

For my money, there are two choices for the Picture Slot on this list in terms of importance in the genre, Carrie Fisher and Ursula K. LeGuin. Ms. LeGuin will get the slot next year, but for this first time the blog sees 21 October, it's Leia with the hair buns and a blaster.

Five fun facts from 2015!

Prediction: Flying cars!

Predictor: Back to the Future part II, released 22 November 1989

Reality: Oh, get serious, no one cares about reality if we get flying cars. Physics can be such a whiny little bitch sometimes.

For the rest of this week, with a few interruptions for other exact date predictions, we look at some predictions from Back to the Future Part II. There are several incorrect dates reported on the Internet, but the actual date Doc, Marty and Jennifer visit in the future is 21 October 2015. The idea is that the original movie took place in 1985 and Marty and Doc traveled back to 1955, so for symmetry's sake the second trip was thirty years into the future instead of the past.

The plan is to feature Back to the Future Part II this late October, and also next year and in 2015, five facts this year, ten facts next year and fifteen in 2015.  You will also notice the splash art at the top of the blog will be the correct date for the rest of the month.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

We interrupt this interruption for an exact date from last year, featuring Simon and Garfunkel.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE! 


  1. hmpf. I won't be impressed with flying cars until they are fitted with pneumatic tubes.

    I think, in this first year, you almost have to go with the primary people from Star Wars in the picture slot. The first set of movies was such a huge sea-change, the final push that made science fiction movies popular.

    1. Maybe "mainstream" is a better word than "popular"

  2. would have been funny if Doc had set the time to 4:20, wouldn't it?

  3. Thanks for adding the "almost". I had a choice between Harrison Ford and Patrick Stewart and went with Sir Pat because he's such a mensch.

    Han Solo next year, I promise.


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