Sunday, March 23, 2014
23 March 2014
Vanessa Morgan b. 1992 (My Babysitter’s a Vampire)
Steven Strait b. 1986 (10,000 BC, Sky High, The Covenant)
Michelle Monaghan b. 1976 (Source Code)
Keri Russell b. 1976 (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Dark Skies, Honey I Blew Up the Kid)
Hope Davis b. 1964 (Real Steel, Flatliners)
Jenny Wright b. 1962 (Enchanted, The Lawnmower Man, Near Dark)
Catherine Keener b. 1959 (Being John Malkovich, S1m0ne)
Amanda Plummer b. 1957 (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Battlestar Galactica, The Vampyre Wars, Dark Skies, Freejack)
Teresa Ganzel b. 1957 (Hexed, They Came from Outer Space, The Charmings, The Twilight Zone , Transylvania 6-5000)
Kim Stanley Robinson b. 1952
(won the 1993 Nebula for Red Mars)
(won the 1994 Hugo for Green Mars)
(won the 1997 Nebula for Blue Mars)
(won the 2012 Nebula for 2312)
Elizabeth Ann Scarborough b. 1947 (won the 1990 Nebula for The Healer’s War)
Tony Burton b. 1937 (Poltergeist: The Legacy, Hook, The Shining, The Incredible Hulk, Gemini Man, The Invisible Man)
Kenneth Tobey b. 1917 died 22 December 2002 (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Honey I Blew Up the Kind, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Innerspace, The Twilight Zone , Gremlins, Strange Invaders, The Howling, Galactica 1980, The Vampire, It Came from Beneath the Sea, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, The Thing from Another World)
H. Beam Piper b. 1904 died 11 November 1964 (author, Little Fuzzy, Flight from Tomorrow)
Kenneth Tobey! You have no idea how happy I was to see his name when doing the research this morning. Tobey was a very prolific actor, a manly man who played manly roles, lots of cowboys and cops and military men. He was in a bunch of 1950s monster movies, but it looks like he told his agent "no mas!" But then in the 1980s, I'm guessing a lot of casting people remembered his earlier work and suddenly he was back doing genre movies and TV. While I am completely aware of how low the budgets were for most of the 1950s sci-fi, I am still very nostalgic about it, and I assume are a lot of baby boomers.
Many happy returns of the day to all the living, and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
The Hunger Games, released 2012
Prediction: A group of protesters called "the Irreconcilables" refused to enter fallout shelters during the First Great Alert of 1973, and enjoyed life above ground while the war scare passed. During the Second Great Alert of 1977, the rest of the population refused to go below, but the Irreconcilables did so and led a life of luxury underground while the world above was devastated.
Reality: Don't you love irony? Even if you answered yes, I'm guessing you didn't love it as much as Becker does.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
OMNI Future Almanac day. Yay!
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!