Sunday, May 18, 2014
18 May 2014
Spencer Breslin b. 1992 (The Happening, Zoom, Wonderfalls)
Tabrett Bethell b. 1982 (Legend of the Seeker)
Matt Long b. 1980 (Ghost Rider)
Cynthia Preston b. 1968 (Lost Girl, Carrie , Haven, Andromeda, Relic Hunter, Total Recall 2070, The X-Files)
Nathaniel Parker b. 1962 (Merlin, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Stardust)
Chow Yun-Fat b. 1955 (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End)
Hugh Keays-Byrne b. 1947 (Mad Max: Fury Road, Farscape, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Badlands 2005, Mad Max)
Andreas Katsulas b. 1946 died 2 February 2006 (Star Trek: Enterprise, Babylon 5, Millennium, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Death of the Incredible Hulk, Alien Nation [TV], Communion, Max Headroom)
Fred Saberhagen b. 1930 died 29 June 2007 (author, Berserker series, Earth’s End)
Liam Sullivan b. 1923 died 19 April 1998 (Misfits of Science, Logan’s Run [TV], Star Trek, Lost in Space, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Twilight Zone, The Magic Sword)
A short list today. Last year I gave the Picture Slot to Andreas Katsulas as G'Kar from Babylon 5, one of the many regulars on that show who died young. The one actual movie star here is Chow Yun-Fat, and there may be some of his Chinese films that count as genre, but I am only including the Pirates movie from his C.V. Another fair choice for the Picture Slot would be Liam Sullivan from his role on Plato's Stepchildren, but as I often do, I go with the tried and true Pretty Girl = Picture Slot formula and used Tabrett Bethell as Cara from Legend of the Seeker. Sometimes I think the producers of sci-fi and fantasy think the fan base is extremely shallow and only want to see beautiful women in ridiculously tight outfits.
And sometimes, I think the producers may be right.
Many happy returns of the day to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Shrek the Third released, 2007
Battleship released, 2012
Michael Mann, Michael Kozar and Sonya Miller
Prediction: The 2014 Atlantic hurricane system will have fewer than normal named storms, somewhere between six and twelve, with nine most likely.
Reality: Last year, Mann and his team predicted between 12 and 20 storms and the actual number was 13. They count named storms, which means the wind speeds have to get up to at least tropical storm at some time in their existence. They make no predictions about how many will make landfall, a much trickier proposition.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
OMNI Future Almanac day, a reason for me to look forward to Mondays.
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