Tuesday, May 20, 2014
20 May 2014
Jack Gleeson b. 1992 (Game of Thrones, Batman Begins, Reign of Fire)
Chad Connell b. 1983 (Beauty and the Beast, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Lost Girl, Warehouse 13, ReGenesis)
Matt Czuchry b. 1977 (Jake 2.0, Eight Legged Freaks)
Tahmoh Penikett b. 1975 (Supernatural, Continuum, Man of Steel, Arrow, Haven, Riverworld, Dollhouse, Battlestar Galactica, Smallville, Stargate SG-1, Dark Angel)
Timothy Olyphant b. 1968 (I am Number Four, Dreamcatcher)
Stephanie Niznik b. 1967 (Lost, Star Trek: Enterprise, Spiders II: Breeding Ground, Star Trek: Insurrection, Sliders, Apollo 11)
John Billingsley b. 1960 (True Blood, 2012, The Man from Earth, Star Trek: Enterprise, Angel, Stargate SG-1, The X-Files)
Tony Goldwyn b. 1960 (Divergent, The 6th Day, From the Earth to the Moon, Vault of Horror I, Tales from the Crypt, Ghost, Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI)
Bronson Pinchot b. 1959 (Meego, 3rd Rock From the Sun)
Matt McCoy b. 1958 (Abominable, Carnivale, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Little Bigfoot, The Apocalypse, Bigfoot: The Unforgettable Encounter, Star Trek: The Next Generation, DeepStar Six)
Jon Amiel b. 1948 (director, Once Upon a Time, The Core)
Cher b. 1946 (The Witches of Eastwick)
Anthony Zerbe b. 1936 (Veritas, Prince of Truth, Matrix Reloaded, Matrix Revolutions, Total Recall 2070, Star Trek: Insurrection, Asteroid [TV], The Dead Zone, KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, The Omega Man)
James McEachin b. 1930 (2010, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, The Invisible Man, The Sixth Sense)
David Hedison b. 1927 (Megiddo: The Omega Code 2, Knight Rider, Project U.F.O., Wonder Woman, The Cat Creature, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Lost World, The Fly)
Gardner Fox b. 1911 died 24 December 1986 (writer, DC Comics)
Oopsie! Should I have written SPOILER ALERT! before posting a picture of actor Jack Gleeson enjoying everybody's favorite scene he was in on Game of Thrones? Ah well, for those of you who haven't read the books and are waiting to catch up on the TV show, there's one more person who sat on the Iron Throne who won't be sitting on it any longer.
I would argue there is one movie star on the list, Cher, and she's not really a genre star. As for the other folks on the list who make their living in front of the camera, it's largely a collection of TV stars or Oh That Guys, some whose careers are somewhere in between.
Many happy returns to the living on the list and to our one deceased birthday boy Gardner Fox, thanks for all the memories.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides released, 2011
Prediction: All the cooking is done automatically. It is controlled electronically by a small built-in computer. There is a control panel that looks like a typewriter. To order breakfast, you spell out what you want on the control panel. All kitchenware is disposable. Multiple ovens for cooking and keeping things warm.
Reality: We've had a lot of automated kitchen stuff, so Hoyle is not only inaccurate, he's also not original. It's also a little odd that in his world where room is so scarce that bathtubs and chairs don't exist, there is room to make everything disposable and energy enough for multiple ovens.
You didn't think this one all the way through, didya Geoff?
Looking one day ahead...INTO THE FUTURE!
We interrupt our regular schedule for a bold prediction ripped from the headlines.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!