Thursday, October 3, 2013
3 October 2013
Adair Tischler b. 1996 (Heroes, Dollhouse)
Lena Headey b. 1973 (Dredd, The Purge, Game of Thrones, The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
Rob Liefeld b. 1967 (author, Deadpool)
Clive Owen b. 1964 (Children of Men)
Madlyn Rhue b. 1935 died 16 December 2003 (Land of the Giants, Star Trek)
Alvin Toffler b. 1928 (author, Future Shock)
Gore Vidal b. 1925 died 31 July 2012 (author, Visit to a Small Planet, actor, Gattaca)
Harvey Kurtzman b. 1924 died 21 February 1993 (Mad magazine)
Charles Middleton b. 1874 died 22 April 1949 (Flash Gordon)
Interesting mix of actors and writers today, with two great villains from very different eras, Middleton as Ming the Merciless in the old Flash Gordon series and our Picture Slot pretty Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister.
Many happy returns to the living.
Predictor: H.G. Wells in the 1933 book The Shape of Things to Come
Prediction: In many cases, the police deliberately manufactured evidence against criminals they had good reason to believe guilty, and perjured themselves unhesitatingly. (See Aubrey Wilkinson’s The Natural History of the Police Frame-Up, 1991)
Reality: As I have said before, The Shape of Things to Come is a very dark and cynical book. Police frame-ups clearly existed when he wrote this, so it can hardly be called "speculative fiction" with the exception of giving a future date for the publishing of a book. While there was no book of this title by any author published in 1991, the closest thing to a coincidence that would give Wells a point for this prediction is the James Ellroy novel L.A. Confidential was published in 1990.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
An exact date prediction from the original Twilight Zone series.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!