Wednesday, June 25, 2014
25 June 2014
Scott Terra b. 1987 (Daredevil, Eight Legged Freaks, Charmed)
Megan Burns b. 1986 (28 Days Later)
Busy Philipps b. 1979 (The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
Jason Lewis b. 1971 (Charmed)
John Benjamin Hickey b. 1963 (The Seeker: The Dark is Rising, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, 3rd Rock from the Sun)
Ricky Gervais b. 1961 (The Invention of Lying, Night at the Museum, Stardust)
Erica Gimpel b. 1964 (True Blood, Babylon 5)
Timur Bekmambetov b. 1961 (director, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Wanted, Day Watch, Night Watch)
Paris Themmen b. 1959 (Star Trek: Voyager, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
Michael McShane b. 1955 (Love in the Time of Monsters, Evil Alien Conquerors, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show)
Kene Holliday b. 1949 (The Philadelphia Experiment, The Incredible Hulk)
Roy Marsden b. 1941 (Doctor Who, Mysterious Island, Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God, Space: 1999)
George Murdoch b. 1930 died 30 April 2012 (Torchwood, Legend of the Phantom Rider, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Smallville, Battlestar Galactica, The X-Files, Team Knight Rider, Apollo 11, Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II, Lois & Clark, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Small Wonder, The Sword and the Sorceror, Battlestar Galactica , The Invisible Man [TV], The Six Million Dollar Man, The Sixth Sense [TV], Twilight Zone)
June Lockhart b. 1925 (Zombie Hamlet, Super Capers: The origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion, Lost in Space [1998 and 1965], Babylon 5, C.H.U.D.II – Bud the Chud, Amazing Stories , Troll, Strange Invaders, The Greatest American Hero, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Bewitched)
George Orwell b. 1903 died 21 January 1950 (author, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Animal Farm)
Here's the Picture Slot decision in a nutshell. George Murdoch was a great Oh That Guy actor, June Lockhart is both a fabulous babe and played an iconic role on Lost in Space. They were just unlucky to share a birthday with Eric Blair, known to the world as George Orwell. I've had the idea for This Day in Science Fiction since the early 1990s, and when I was scanning books for dates way back in the day, Nineteen Eighty-Four was the only one so well written that I knew I would have to re-read it from cover to cover.
Many happy returns to the living on our list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Rollerball released 1975
Blade Runner released 1982
Predictor: Blade Runner, released 1982
Prediction: In 2019, there will be flying cars.
Reality: For the next three days, we will bask in the thoughts of what 2019 was supposed to look like in 1982. For a baby boomer like me, dates 2014 or 2019 should be the future, and of course, we all know the future was supposed to be flying cars and jet packs. While it is the policy not to speak of reality when flying cars are concerned, let me type two things.
Landing. Energy use.
Let us speak no more of these things.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Another aspect of 2019 is discussed, also unlikely to come to pass.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!