Monday, March 31, 2014
31 March 2014
Judith Shekoni b. 1982 (Paranormal, Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Jekyll and Hyde )
Kate Micucci b. 1980 (The Big Bang Theory)
Daniel Mays b. 1978 (Doctor Who, Nanny McPhee Returns)
Adrian Holmes b. 1974 (Continuum, Arrow, Elysium, Primeval: New World, Battlestar Galactica, The Cabin in the Woods, V, Smallville, The Andromeda Strain, Supernatural, Kyle XY, Flash Gordon [TV], Stargate SG-1, The Collector, The 4400, Jeremiah, The Twilight Zone , Highlander [TV])
Ewan McGregor b. 1971 (Jack the Giant Slayer, Nanny McPhee Returns, The Island, Star Wars)
Tony Cox b. 1958 (Oz the Great and Powerful, Almost Human, Blankman, Leprechaun 2, Ghoulies IV, Willow, Beetlejuice, Spaceballs, Invaders from Mars, Ewoks; The Battle for Endor, Return of the Jedi, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype)
Marc McClure b. 1957 (Smallville, Apollo 13, Back to the Future, Superman)
Ian McDonald b. 1946 (author, Desolation Road, The Chaga Saga, Brasyl)
Christopher Walken b. 1943 (Gods Behaving Badly, Click, The Stepford Wives , Sleepy Hollow, Batman Returns, Communion, The Dead Zone, Brainstorm, The Sentinel )
William Daniels b. 1927 (Galactica 1980, Star Trek: Voyager, Knight Rider, The Incredible Hulk, Captain Nice)
John Jakes b. 1932 (author, Brak the Barbarian)
Richard Kiley b. 1922 died 5 March 1999 (Phenomenon, Jurassic Park, Twilight Zone )
Patrick Magee b. 1922 died 14 August 1982 (A Clockwork Orange, Hawk the Slayer, The Last Days of Man on Earth, The Masque of the Red Death)
Ted Post b. 1918 died 20 August 2013 (director, Ark II, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Twilight Zone)
Lucille Bliss b. 1916 died 8 November 2012 (Invader Zim, The Secret of NIMH)
Last year, I put up a picture of voice actress Lucille Bliss, but this year, feeling a little less quirky, there's a more iconic picture of Ewan MacGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi. If I feel quirky next year, I might put up a picture of William Daniels as Captain Nice, just to show how old I am and that I can still remember stuff from time to time.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Ice Age: The Meltdown released, 2006
Predictor: OMNI Future Almanac, publishe d1982
Prediction: Fashions for women
At home: old, loose clothes; jeans, housecoats
At the office: conservative skirts; jacket suits
On the town: tight-fitting sexy dresses
At home: body suits; sexy clothing
At the office: pant suits and unisex styles
On the town: wide variety of colors in very revealing body suits
At home: temperature controlled body suits
At the office: body suits and pant suits with job packs; few skirts or dresses
On the town:Color changing body suits; old-time dresses
Reality: Aw Jeez, it's Logan's Run already. Again with all the body suits!
I am reminded of a line from Cecil Vanderberg, father of my friend Mina. Back in the sixties, she asked him if he ever watched Star Trek and he replied. "What? That pajama show?" Among Mina's friends and mine, we started using the phrases Star Trek: The Original Pajamas and Star Trek: The Next Pajamas.
So far, wearing pajamas in public has not become a trend, regardless of how hard Hugh Hefner has tried to make it work. (Or, more likely, in direct proportion to how hard Hugh Hefner has tried to make it work.)
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
It's a new month, but it's the same old Ray Kurzweil. He only has a few more chances to oversell the technological advances of the decade of the Aughts and once again he comes through.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!