Thursday, May 1, 2014
1 May 2014
Ariel Gade b. 1997 (Meteor, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Invasion)
Emilia Clarke b. 1987 (Terminator: Genesis, Game of Thrones, Triassic Attack)
Jamie Dornan b. 1982 (Once Upon a Time)
James Badge Dale b. 1978 (World War Z, Iron Man 3)
Darius McCrary b. 1976 (Transformers, Vampires: Los Muertos)
Julie Benz b. 1972 (Defiance, No Ordinary Family, Supernatural, Locusts: The 8th Plague, Angel, Buffy, Roswell, Darkdrive, Sliders)
Kendrick Cross b. 1971 (Witches of East End, Iron Man 3, Teen Wolf [TV])
John Diehl b. 1950 (Almost Human, Singularity Principle, Jericho, Jurassic Park III, The X-Files, Stargate, The Dark Side of the Moon, Beauty and the Beast [TV], Escape from New York)
Dann Florek b. 1950 (From the Earth to the Moon, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch)
Stephen Macht b. 1942 (Sliders, Millennium, The Legend of Galgameth, Babylon 5, Trancers, Deep Space Nine, Highlander [TV], The Monster Squad, Galaxina, The Six Million Dollar Man)
Joy Harmon b. 1940 (Village of the Giants, Bewitched, Batman)
Terry Southern b. 1924 died 29 October 1995 (writer, Barbarella)
Glenn Ford b. 1916 died 30 August 2006 (Day of Resurrection, Superman, The Visitor)
As I have said before, Game of Thrones is trump while it is airing and Emilia Clarke as Danerys Stormborn is easily the most iconic role on today's list, especially for younger viewers. I used Julie Benz from Buffy last year before I did more research and I might use Joy Harmon from Village of the Giants next year because... reasons.
All that said, the one movie star on the list is Glenn Ford, but he only showed up in genre at the very end of his career.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine 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: Downtown streets will have moving conveyor type sidewalks. They will carry you from one store or office to another-as you sit on a portable golf-type stool if you like.
Reality: Airports, yes, downtown streets, no. This is the seventh moving sidewalk prediction and they range in time from John Elfreth Watkins and T. Baron Russell at the beginning of the century to Asimov, Heinlein and others in the 1950s and 1960s. De Forest gets a goose egg on this one, and not even points for originality.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
We give Dr. Paul Ehrlich the week off to get a prediction for 2017 ripped from the business section this week.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!