Thursday, March 27, 2014
27 March 2014
Jason Narvy b. 1974 (Power Rangers)Nathan Fillion b. 1971 (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, The Guild, The Venture Bros., Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Lost, Slither, Serenity, Firefly, Buffy, Dracula 2000)
Elizabeth Mitchell b. 1970 (Revolution, V, Lost)
Pauley Perrette b. 1969 (The Singularity Is Near, The Ring)
Kevin Corrigan b. 1969 (Fringe, Superboy)
Sandra Hess b. 1968 (Sliders, Highlander [TV], Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Beastmaster: The Eye of Braxus, Lois & Clark, SeaQuest 2032)
Talisa Soto b. 1967 (Island of the Dead, Mortal Kombat, Vampirella)
Adrian Rawlins b. 1958 (Harry Potter, Doctor Who)
Michael York b. 1942 (Megiddo: The Omega Code, One Hell of a Guy, Dark Planet, Sliders, Babylon 5, SeaQuest 2032, Not of this Earth, TekWar: TekLab, Space, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Logan’s Run)
Julian Glover b. 1935 (Game of Thrones, Atlantis [TV], Alien Uprising, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Empire Strikes Back, Doctor Who, Blakes 7, Space: 1999, Five Million Miles to Earth)
Lorenzo Semple Jr. (writer, Flash Gordon, King Kong, Batman [TV], The Green Hornet)
Richard Denning b. 1914 died 11 October 1998 (Creature with the Atom Brain, Target Earth, Creature from the Black Lagoon)
A few unusual things about today's birthday list. Genre movies and TV are much more common today than ever before, so when I make my trek to imdb.com every morning, there tend to be a lot of younger actors. Today, the youngest is turning 40. And speaking of "my trek", you will notice in the label Star Trek shows up a lot more often than Star Wars, but today we get a Star Wars actor in Julian Glover and no one from Star Trek. Last year the Picture Slot went to Nathan Fillion, an honest to Odin TV star and this year it goes to Michael York, an honest to Odin movie star in his most iconic genre role from Logan's Run.
Many happy returns of the day to the living and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Monsters Vs. Aliens released, 2009
Predictor: Lee de Forest, "The Father of Radio", predicting the world of 2000 in the 17 January 1960 edition of the Sunday supplement American Weekly.
Prediction: World-wide television, both color and black-and-white, will be common. Atmospheric disturbances never will disrupt it; relays will be possible through communications satellites or use of the atmospheric "scatter effect" which reflects some TV waves over phenomenal distances even now.
Reality: This was pretty bold talk in 1960 and I'll give him 9 of 10. He loses half a point for including black-and-white TV, which died out several decades ago and a half point lost for the word "never" when discussing atmospheric disturbances. Still, when he deals with radio and TV, his predictions are very good. In a few weeks, he'll have predictions of other matters and his batting average will start to slide a little.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Friday means Dr. Paul Ehrlich, one of the least expert "experts" I have ever read.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!