Monday, December 9, 2013
9 December 2013
Simon Helberg b. 1980 (Big Bang Theory, Dr, Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, The Guild)
Reiko Aylesworth b. 1972 (SGU Stargate Universe, Lost, Aliens vs. Predator:Requiem)
Toby Huss b. 1966 (The Venture Brothers, R.I.P.D., Cowboys & Aliens, Harvey Birdman:Attorney at Law, Carnivale, Bedazzled)
Felicity Huffman b. 1962 (The X-Files)
Richard Brooks b. 1962 (The Crow: City of Angels, Firefly, Good vs Evil)
John Malkovich b. 1953 (Being John Malkovich, Warm Bodies, Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, The Mutant Chronicles, Eragon, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Shadow of the Vampire, Mary Reilly)
Michael Dorn b. 1952 (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Heroes)
Beau Bridges b. 1941 (Stargate, 10.5 Apocalypse, Amazing Stories, Alice In Wonderland, Space, Village of the Giants)
Dame Judi Dench b. 1934 (Chronicles of Riddick, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)
John Cassavetes b. 1929 died 3 February 1989 (Rosemary’s Baby, The Fury, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
Dick Van Patten b. 1928 (Spaceballs, Westworld, Lois & Clark, The Six Million Dollar Man, Wonder Woman, Soylent Green)
Kirk Douglas b. 1916 (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Final Countdown, Saturn 3, Holocaust 2000, The Fury, Dr, Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
Margaret Hamilton b. 1902 died 16 May 1985 (The Wizard of Oz)
Nice long list of birthdays today with plenty of honest to Odin movie stars, including Kirk Douglas, Dame Judi Dench and John Malkovich. When I saw Dick Van Patten's name, I thought I should include him for Spaceballs, forgetting how many other genre movies and TV shows he was in. For genre icons, I went with Worf from Star Trek, though next year it will either be Simon Helberg if I go New School or Margaret Hamilton if I go Old School.
Many happy returns of the day to all the living on the list, and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe released, 2005
Prediction: 9 December 2012: Two filmmakers start their investigation into a conspiracy theory that claims people from the moon are controlling all events on earth since at least 1947.
Predictor: Lunopolis released direct to video 2009
Reality: Well, not so much, but I do have a soft spot for the modern micro-budget sci-fi movies, probably because I grew up watching all those silly 1950s sci-fi films on TV in the 1960s.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
You know who we haven't heard from in, like, forever? Grumpy old H.G. Wells!
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!