"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)

"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
September 19 is the last post for this blog. Thanks to all my readers!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

27 April 2014

 Birthdays
Emily Rios b. 1989 (Grimm, Almost Human)
William Moseley b. 1987 (The Chronicles of Narnia)
Jenna Coleman b. 1986 (Doctor Who, Captain America: The First Avenger)
Ari Graynor b. 1983 (Fringe)
Sally Hawkins b. 1976 (Godzilla [2014])
Elle Downs b. 1973 (Hemlock Grove, Cybergeddon, Earth: Final Conflict, 2103: The Deadly Wake)
David Lascher b. 1972 (Sabrina, The Teenage Witch)
Matt Reeves b. 1966 (writer, Let Me In, Future Shock)
Anna Chancellor b. 1965 (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, FairyTale: A True Story, Jupiter Moon)
Lisa Wilcox b. 1964 (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures [TV], Star Trek: The Next Generation, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 and 5, Something is Out There)
Russell T. Davies b. 1963 (showrunner, Wizards vs. Aliens, Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures)
James Le Gros b. 1962 (Phantasm II, *batteries not included, Solarbabies, Near Dark)
Kevin McNally b. 1956 (Supernatural, Pirates of the Caribbean, Demons, Doctor Who)
John Shrapnel b. 1942 (Merlin, Alien Autopsy, The Tenth Kingdom, Invasion: Earth, Space: 1999)
Robert Donner b. 1931 (Alien Nation: Dark Horizon, Starman [TV], Mork & Mindy, The Incredible Hulk, Damnation Alley, Six Million Dollar Man)
Jack Klugman b. 1922 died 24 December 2012 (I Dream of Jeannie, Twilight Zone)

If I were going to pick my favorite actor from the list, it would be Jack Klugman from one of his four(!) appearances on Twilight Zone, which ties him with Burgess Meredith for roles on that important show in the history of sci-fi on TV. But we also have two actors and the main writer from Doctor Who celebrating birthdays today, and the Pretty Girl = Picture Slot rule is invoked with Jenna Coleman, the current companion on the show.

Many happy returns to all the living on the list, and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.



Predictor: Greg Bear in Eon, published 1985

Prediction: In 1993 a limited nuclear war called the "Little Death" involving strategic defense space weaponry leads to an all our-war with four million casualties. "The Death" proper ensues, killing two and a half billion of Earth's inhabitants and bringing in its wake the Long Winter.

Reality: As usual, I point out that we did not have a nuclear war in 1993 or any of the other dates yet predicted, but this particular story is the first to bring up the concept of nuclear winter. A lot of nukes spread out around the world could do this much in the same way as volcanic eruptions have done it in the past, but it should be noted that the dust in the air produced by a single nuclear explosion is dwarfed by a big volcano like Mt. Saint Helens or Pinatubo.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

The OMNI Future Almanac is consulted once again, the best investment for predictions I have made so far.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!
 

4 comments:

  1. and the Pretty Girl = Picture Slot rule is invoked with Jenna Coleman, the current companion on the show.

    This zombie approves.

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  2. I must agree, she is a cutey. You are correct about the Jack Klugman/Burgess Meredith tied for most TZ appearances. Bill Mumy/Art Barnes has five total but that is three of the original and two of the movie/remake. But none of them can compete with
    Jay Overholts who has logged eight of the original series. From what I understand his total is many times that, rumor has it over twenty appearances, many of them uncredited. Supposedly he knew the top folks in that series, including Rod himself, and they made sure he had steady work. That show certainly had a cast of memorable people in it, many who went on to stardom. You have a great blog PH, keep up the great work!

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  3. Oooops, me bad. Bob McCord was in over 70 appearances of TZ, again many were uncredited, much like Jay Overholts, most very minor roles. I had forgotten about him because he was not a top shelfer, he made his mark in quantity not quality.

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    1. I can't find any imdb.com record for McCord, but the website does list all eight Overholtz appearances. He's definitely getting the Picture Slot on his birthday, though the honor is posthumous. He died in a car crash in 1966 at the age of 44.

      Thanks, Michael!

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