Monday, May 26, 2014
26 May 2014
Astrid Berges-Frisbey b. 1986 (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)
Ashley Bell b. 1986 (The Walking Dead)
T.J. Ramini b. 1975 (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, Batman Begins)
Nicki Aycox b. 1975 (BlackBoxTV, Supernatural, The X Files: I Want to Believe, Momentum, Dark Angel, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Weird Science [TV])
Helena Bonham Carter b. 1966 (Through the Looking Glass , Cinderella , Dark Shadows , Harry Potter, Terminator Salvation, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Planet of the Apes , Merlin , Frankenstein )
Musette Vander b. 1963 (Planet Raptor, Forbidden Warrior, Mansquito, Stargate SG-1, The Cell, Xena, Star Trek: Voyager, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Babylon 5, Buffy, The Dark Mist, Oblivion, Monolith, Super Force)
Tarsem Singh b. 1961 (director, Mirror Mirror, Immortals, The Cell)
Doug Hutchinson b. 1960 (Lost, Punisher: War Zone, The Green Mile, Millennium, Batman & Robin, Space: Above and Beyond, The X-Files, The Lawnmower Man)
Margaret Colin b. 1958 (Independence Day)
Lisa Niemi b. 1956 (Super Force, Steel Dawn, Max Headroom)
Donald Losby b. 1951 (Lost in Space, Twilight Zone)
Pam Grier b. 1949 (Mars Attacks!, Smallville, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, Ghosts of Mars, Escape from L.A., Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, Class of 1999, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Scream Blacula Scream, The Twilight People)
Janet Morris b. 1946 (author, Heroes in Hell, Thieves' World)
James Arness b. 1923 died 3 June 2011 (Them!, The Thing from Another World, Two Lost Worlds)
Roy Dotrice b. 1923 (Game of Thrones, Hellboy II, Angel, Alien Hunter, Sliders, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Babylon 5, Earth 2, Beauty and the Beast, Alien Attack, Space: 1999)
Peter Cushing b. 1913 died 11 August 1994 (The Mystery on Monster Island, Star Wars, Land of the Minotaur, At the Earth's Core, Space: 1999, The Ghoul, Legend of the Werewolf, Tender Dracula, The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires, From Beyond the Grave, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, The Satanic Rites of Dracula, The Beast Must Die, The Creeping Flash, Horror Express, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, Dracula A.D. 1972, Tales from the Crypt , I, Monster, Twins of Evil, The House That Dripped Blood, The Vampire Lovers, Bloodsuckers, Scream and Scream Again, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, The Blood Beast Terror, Island of the Burning Damned, Frankenstein Created Woman, Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D., Island of Terror, Dr. Who and the Daleks, The Skull, She, Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, The Gorgon, The Evil of Frankenstein, The Man Who Finally Died, The Brides of Dracula, The Mummy, The Revenge of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula, The Abominable Snowman, The Curse of Frankenstein)
I really thought about Helena Bonham Carter and Pam Grier for the Picture Slot, but... Peter Cushing. Besides his very, very long C.V., tomorrow's birthday list will make it clear why May 26th and 27th are always going to be the same guys. I did choose a different picture than last year, one from his stint as Doctor Who in the movies, work that is considered non-canon by true Who fans.(I'll admit it. I don't completely understand the folks who are into the 20th versions of The Doctor.)
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
X-Men: The Last Stand released 2006
Predictor: OMNI Future Almanac, published in 1982
Prediction: Cloning, a science-fiction fantasy of the 1970s, could become a reality as early as the 1990s.
Reality: The cloned sheep Dolly was born in 1996. We might think of ourselves as advanced far beyond sheep, but the technology to clone humans wouldn't be much more complicated. The thing is, no biotechnology creeps people out more than cloning. Cloning is illegal in the United States, Canada, the European Union and several other countries around the world.
And beyond that, exactly what pressing problem does it solve? We have plenty of people and the standard method of reproduction is still remarkably effective and popular. As much as I love the show Orphan Black, I don't think this is something we have to worry about in the near future.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
When you think Peter Cushing, you also think... tomorrow's birthday boy.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!