"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)

"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
September 19 is the last post for this blog. Thanks to all my readers!

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.

Movies released
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!

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  1. I'm with you on the direct to video sci fi films (Haven't seen Lunopolis). What I can't stand are the Sy Fy productions; i.e., Sharknado, etc which are deliberately bad and therefore not cheesy or camp or innocent, just stupid. I know, grumpy old man but I'd rather watch Beast from 20,000 Fathoms than Dinocroc or whatever it's called.

    1. They don't have to be direct to video. I liked Primer, Let the Right One In and the Scandinavian remake of The Thing From Another Planet. Others, not so much, but it nice to see that sci-fi does not have to be equivalent to Big Shit Blowing Up, or BSBU for short.

  2. Primer was great. So was Timer.

    John Dies At The End was a pretty good spoof-style, with a great cameo.

  3. have you seen dark star, the shoestring space movie by a young john carpenter? sentient bombs, surfing in space, an alien made of a balloon with cardboard feet - what more could you need?

    1. Yes, I saw Dark Star way back in the day.


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