Tuesday, November 26, 2013
26 November 2013
Peter Facinelli b. 1973 (Twilight)
Kristin Bauer van Straten b. 1966 (True Blood, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Star Trek:Enterprise, Galaxis)
Daniel Davis b. 1945 (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Frederick Pohl b. 1919 died 2 September 2013
(won 1977 Nebula for Man Plus)
(won 1978 Hugo and Nebula for Gateway)
Norbert Wiener b. 1894 died 18 March 1964 (writer, The Machine Age)
A relatively short birthday list today. Facinelli and Bauer are best known as vampires, Davis played Moriarity in the holodeck on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Weiner is more science than science fiction, but he has a quote I'm going to count as a prediction tomorrow. Pohl already got The Picture Slot this year when he died, so it goes to The Pretty Girl instead today.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list.
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home released, 1986
There is a saying among nerds "Even numbered Star Trek movies don't suck."
In my book, Star Trek II and Star Trek IV don't suck. Other than those, they fall in the spectrum from "it had its moments" to "hours of my life I'll never get back".
Prediction: In 1986, scientist at Plexicorp invent transparent aluminum.
Predictor: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, released 26 November 1986
Reality: Wow, that's 27 years ago. And when I saw it in the theater, I was a grown-ass man.
Wow, I'm old.
Okay, the scene with Scotty talking into the mouse was cute. As for reality, I've found some websites that say transparent aluminum is possible, but it's crazy expensive to manufacture.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Bumped by Star Trek, today's birthday boy Norbert Weiner gets a prediction tomorrow.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!