Sunday, February 2, 2014
2 February 2014
Gemma Arterton b. 1986 (Clash of the Titans (reboot), Hansel & Gretel – Witch Hunters, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time)
Doc Hammer b. 1967 (co-creator, The Venture Brothers)
Brent Spiner b. 1949 (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Dude, Where’s My Car?, Warehouse 13, The Big Bang Theory, Superhero Movie, Independence Day, Threshold, Phenomenon, Twilight Zone )
Farrah Fawcett b. 1947 died 25 June 2009 (Saturn 3. The Six Million Dollar Man, Logan’s Run, I Dream of Jeannie)
David Jason b. 1940 (Hogfather, Danger Mouse)
Thomas M. Disch b. 1940 died 4 July 2008 (author, Supernatural Minnesota, Camp Concentration, The Brave Little Toaster, My Life as a Child)
Duane Jones b. 1936 died 22 July 1988 (Night of the Living Dead)
Ayn Rand b. 1905 died 6 March 1892 (author, Anthem, Atlas Shrugged)
Last year, Brent Spiner was in the Picture Slot, a fine singer and actor who is clearly best known for his work in genre. This year, it's Duane Jones from his best known role in Night of the Living Dead. Next year, it will be someone else. The only person I am sure it won't be is Ayn Rand, the vicious little hypocrite.
Prediction: A man is accidentally frozen during the war called the "Nine-Days' Tranquillizer" in 1967, to be awakened in an anti-utopia dominated by androids in 2113.
Reality: It's yet another nuclear holocaust prediction that thankfully failed to materialize. The prediction is the story summary from Paul Brians, from whose website I have nicked almost all the nuclear predictions with dates I'll be using over the next few months. Here is the link if you want to check it out yourself. As for the android dominated future 99 years from now, longtime readers will know a date that far away is not something I feel confident to judge.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
We get the first of the predictions from techno-thriller author Dale Brown. I don't want to give too much away, but it will probably entail big shit blowing up.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!