Thursday, November 21, 2013
21 November 2013
Jena Malone n. 1984 (Contact, Sucker Punch, Donnie Darko)
Alexander Siddig b. 1965 (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Clash of the Titans)
Cherry Jones b. 1956 (Signs, The Village)
Harold Ramis b. 1944 (writer, Ghostbusters, Bedazzled, Groundhog Day)
Jeannot Szwarc b. 1939 (director, Rod Serling’s Night Gallery, Twilight Zone, Heroes, Smallville, Fringe, Supernatural)
Ingrid Pitt b. 1937 died 23 November 2010 (The Wicker Man, Doctor Who, Countess Dracula)
Christopher Tolkien b. 1924 (author, The Complete History of Middle-Earth)
Isaac Bashevis Singer b. 1902 died 24 July 1991 (author, The Golem, The Black Wedding, Satan in Goray)
The other person on the list besides Alexander Siddig considered for the Picture Slot was Ingrid Pitt, the biggest female star of the Hammer horror films. The Tolkien on the list is the son of J.R.R. Tolkien, a writer who decided to follow in dad's footsteps. The other prime example I can think of in the genre is Brian Herbert writing more Dune books after his dad Frank died.
Many happy returns to the living on the list.
Rise of the Guardians released, 2012
Twilight released, 2008
Prediction: In 1964, a manned mission to the Moon launched by the United Nations finds the United Kingdom flag planted there, the moon claimed for Queen Victoria.
Predictor: First Men In The Moon, released 11/20/64
Reality: UN in space? Not bloody likely, mate.
First Men in the Moon is a Harryhausen film, but it's certainly not my favorite Harryhausen film. (In fact, I would suspect it is nobody's favorite Harryhausen film.)
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Fridays now belong to TED talks predictions and we get one from Margaret Thatcher.
Margaret Thatcher gave a TED talk?
All will be revealed in just one day... IN THE FUTURE!