Sunday, March 30, 2014
30 March 2014
Jason Dohring b. 1982 (Supernatural, Deep Impact, Moonlight)
Marley McClean b. 1987 (Serenity, Star Trek: Voyager)
Helena Mattson b. 1984 (Iron Man 2, The Legend of the Seeker, 666 Park Avenue, Surrogates)
Rupert Evans b. 1977 (Hellboy, Lexx)
Matt Doran b. 1976 (Battle of the Damned, Star Wars II: The Attack of the Clones, Farscape, The Matrix)
Mili Avatal b. 1972 (Arabian Nights, Minotaur, Stargate)
Mark Consuelos b. 1971 (American Horror Story, My Super Ex-Girlfriend)
Juliet Landau b. 1965 (Angel, Buffy, Theodore Rex)
Maurice LaMarche b. 1958 (Futurama, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, Adventure Time, Dilbert, Pinky and the Brain, The Tick)
Paul Reiser b. 1957 (Aliens)
Robbie Coltrane b. 1950 (Harry Potter, From Hell, Alice in Wonderland, Krull, Flash Gordon)
Kenneth Welsh b. 1942 (Survival of the Dead, Bionic Woman, Stargate: Atlantis, The Covenant, Smallville, Category 7: The End of the World, The Fog, The Day After Tomorrow, Witchblade, The X-Files, The Twilight Zone)
Richard Dysart b. 1929 (Back to the Future III, The Thing, Gemini Man, The Terminal Man)
John Astin b. 1930 (Betaville, The Frighteners, Harrison Bergeron, Killer Tomatoes Strike Back, They Came From Outer Space, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Teen Wolf Too, The Charmings, Otherworld, Batman, The Addams Family, Twilight Zone, Eerie, Indiana)
Turhan Bey b. 1922 died 30 September 2012 (Babylon 5, VR.5, SeaQuest 2032)
Who counts as iconic on this list? Certainly Robbie Coltrane does, and given my particular tastes, last year I had Juliet Landau who played the crazy vampire Drusilla on Buffy and Angel. Besides those two, other iconic choices would include John Astin as Gomez Addams and because I'm a Babylon 5 fan, Turhan Bey as the old Centauri emperor could get a look sometime in the future.
A small secret about the birthday lists. I usually don't list voice work. A LOT of actors do voice work as well as in front of the camera and I'd be typing all morning if I listed every cartoon credit from every actor. There are a few voice actors who are exceptions to the rule and Maurice LaMarche certainly counts as one of those exceptions. In fact, I would consider The Brain from Pinky and the Brain to be another possibly Picture Slot choice on some future March 30th.
Many happy returns to the living on the list and to Turhan Bey, thanks for all the memories.
Spy Kids released, 2001
Predictor: Edmund Cooper in the novel Seed of Light, published 1959
Prediction: This novel set after a nuclear war fought in the late seventies or early eighties falls into two distinct halves. In the first, a scientist who feels guilty for his part in designing a space platform with nuclear superweapons decides to destroy it, but is himself killed by a Russian agent, who precipitates a second war which ends almost all human life on Earth.
Reality: Once again, this description is lifted from the great website on nuclear war fiction written by professor Paul Brians.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Once more I dip into the nearly endless well that is the OMNI Future Almanac.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!