Friday, October 25, 2013
25 October 2013
Sarah Thompson b. 1979 (Angel)
Craig Robinson b. 1971 (This is the End, Hot Tub Time Machine)
Gale Anne Hurd b. 1955 (producer, The Walking Dead, The Incredible Hulk, Terminator, Tremors, Alien Nation, Aliens, The Abyss)
John Matuszak b, 1950 died 17 June 1989 (The Ice Pirates, Caveman)
Mark L. Taylor b. 1950 (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Innerspace, Star Trek:Voyager, Arachnophobia, Star Trek:The Next Generation)
Billy Barty b.1924 died 253 December 2000 (Willow, Legend)
Peter Dennis b. 1933 (Star Trek:Voyager)
Whit Bissell b. 1909 died 5 March 1996 (The Time Machine, Soylent Green, The Incredible Hulk [TV], The Time Tunnel, Star Trek, I Was a Teenage Frankenstein, I Was a Teenage Werewolf, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Atomic Kid, Target Earth, Creature From the Black Lagoon)
Leo G. Carroll b. 1886 died 16 October 1972 (Tarantula)
Today's birthday list is loaded down with "Hey, it's that guy!" actors, most notably Whit Bissell, a very good character actor with 304 film and TV credits to his name, including non-genre classics like The Caine Mutiny and The Magnificent Seven. The most influential person on the list is the producer Gale Anne Hurd, but because this week has only one Pretty Girl in the Picture Slot and because I'm a sucker for the Whedonverse, Sarah Thompson as Eve on Angel is looking out at you from inside your computer.
Many happy returns to the living on the list.
Prediction: Cold fusion reactors the size and shape of coffee machines
Predictor: Back to the Future: Part II, released 22 November 1989
Reality: Well, this would be a wonderful solution to nearly all our problems. A cheap, clean, effectively unlimited supply of energy that runs on garbage.It doesn't exist, of course, but if it did, who could possibly be against it?
I'd wage that if the Koch brothers didn't control over the half the market, they'd work like hell to make sure it didn't get off the ground.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Our list of Back to the Future: Part II predictions is interrupted by a prediction from the first Back to the Future.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!