Friday, October 11, 2013
11 October 2013
Michelle Trachtenberg b. 1985 (Buffy)
Matt Bomer b. 1977 (In Time)
Claudia Black b. 1972 (Farscape, Pitch Black)
Stephen Moyer b. 1969 (True Blood)
Michael J. Nelson (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
Tim Choate (Babylon 5) b. 1954 died 24 September 2004
David Morse b. 1953 (Contact, World War Z)
An all actor list of birthdays, and most of these actors are best known for TV work. Once again, we have a Babylon 5 actor who died before the age of 60. Tim Choate played Zathras and his character was not mentioned in the main credits. The other four late actors, Andreas Katsulas, Jeff Conaway, Michael O'Hare and Richard Biggs, were main credit actors.
And so I repeat, a very unlucky show. More than that, it's hard to find it in re-runs or streaming online, so for a younger generation it's considered obscure. That's a shame. It was one of the first sci-fi shows with a long story arc, and it made the Star Trek franchise step up it's game.
Well, that's enough ruing the fate of a 1990s TV show. Many happy returns of the day to the living actors on the list.
Songs of the Future!
The machine that we built
Would never save us that's what they say
That's why they ain't comin' with us today
And they also said it's impossible
For a man to live and breathe underwater…
Predictor: Jimi Hendrix, from the song 1983... (A Merman I Should Turn To Be), recorded in 1968
Reality: Wait. Jimi Hendrix is going to become Ethel Merman? That's... disturbing.
Wait. Scratch that. Misunderstanding. My bad.
They said it was impossible for a man to live and breathe underwater in 1968 and 45 years later... well, they are still saying it.
Nice guitar solo, though.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Tomorrow, we will hear another voice from 1893 predict the 20th Century, this time looking at the possibility for a truly American theater experience.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!