Thursday, October 24, 2013
24 October 2013
Tim Pocock b. 1985 (X-Men Origins: Wolverine)
Raelee Hill b.1972 (Superman Returns, Farscape)
BD Wong b. 1960 (Jurassic Park)
Martin Campbell b. 1943 (director, Green Lantern)
F. Murray Abraham b. 1939 (BloodMonkey, Shark Swarm, Thir13en Ghosts, Star Trek: Insurrection, Mimic)
John Winston b. 1933 (Star Trek)
Bob Kane b. 1915 died 11/3/1998 (artist, Batman)
Merian C. Cooper b. 1893 died 21 April 1973 (writer, King Kong, Mighty Joe Young)
F. Murray Abraham is the biggest name on the list in front of the camera, and I was surprised going through his list of roles on imdb.com that he didn't make as many low budget stinkers as I thought. The most influential people here are the two dead guys who created Batman and King Kong. But the Picture Slot goes to John Winston as Lt. Kyle on the original Star Trek, the guy who figured out the First Rule of Red Shirt Survival.
Be the red shirt who operates the transporter, not the red shirt who steps onto the transporter.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list.
Five fun facts from 2015!
Prediction: Self fitting jackets and shoes
Predictor: Back to the Future: Part II released 22 November 1989
Reality: Cute idea, but it's not in the cards. I wouldn't put it past Nike to make a prototype pair of self fitting shoes for about a jillion dollars just for the sake of advertising.
As a final note, I'm glad they didn't make self fitting jeans. Ain't no computer chips deciding the correct level of snugness in my own personal groinal area.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
If you're keeping track, you know this is only the third fun fact from 2015, so we still have two more to go.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!