Friday, May 2, 2014
2 May 2014
Kay Panabaker b. 1990 (No Ordinary Family, Phil of the Future, Angel)
Thomas McDonell b. 1986 (The 100, Dark Shadows)
Matt Berry b. 1974 (Snow White and the Huntsman, Moon, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace)
Dwayne Johnson b. 1972 (Hercules , G.I. Joe; Retaliation, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Tooth Fairy, Race to Witch Mountain, Southland Tales, The Scorpion King, The Mummy Returns, Star Trek: Voyager)
Christine Baranski b. 1952 (Into the Woods, The Big Bang Theory, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Addams Family Values)
David Suchet b. 1946 (Dracula [TV 2006], Wing Commander, Harry and the Hendersons)
Don Marshall b. 1936 (The Incredible Hulk, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Bionic Woman, The Thing with Two Heads, Land of the Giants, Mr. Terrific, Star Trek)
Bruce Glover b. 1932 (Die Hard Dracula, Warlock: The Armageddon, Battlestar Galactica, The Six Million Dollar Man, My Favorite Martian, Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster)
John Neville b. 1925 died 19 November 2011 (Odyssey 5, The X Files, The Fifth Element, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen)
Roscoe Lee Browne b. 1925 died 11 April 2007 (Swamp Thing [TV], Moon 44, Space, Twilight’s Last Gleaming, Logan’s Run, Planet of the Apes [TV], The Invaders)
Theodore Bikel b, 1924 (Babylon 5, The Burning Zone, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Beauty and the Beast [TV], Knight Rider, The Amazing Spider-Man [TV], Twilight Zone)
Edward E. “Doc” Smith b. 1890 died 31 August 1965 (author, Lensman, Subspace, The Galaxy Primes)
There were a lot of possible choices for the Picture Slot today. A cover from one of E.E. "Doc" Smith's countless novels would have worked, and I thought about John Neville as Baron Munchausen or Dwayne Johnson as The Scorpion King. But as you can see, it's Don Marshall from Land of the Giants. The success of Star Trek convinced Irwin Allen that he couldn't get away with all white casts anymore. I'd like to say there's been a lot of progress, but seeing the stink people raise when a comic book character is cast in a movie with an actor of a different race, I'm not sure that's true.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
X2:X-Men United released 2003
Iron Man released 2008
Predictor: Wohler's Associates, quoted by Timothy Lavin in Bloomberg's Quick Take
Prediction: The 3-D printing industry will top $6 billion by 2017, triple the level of sales in 2012.
Reality: The article has a chart that shows impressive growth, first breaking $1 billion in products and services in 2008 and $2 billion in 2012. I'm not sure the blog will still be around in 2017 - finding another 1,000 predictions that meet my finicky criteria is the big stumbling block - but if it is, I'll come back back to check this one out.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Next stop: 1893, and yes, there fill be facial hair.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!