Friday, June 27, 2014
27 June 2014
Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter) b. 1989
Ed Westwick b. 1987 (S. Darko, Children of Men)
Sam Claflin b. 1986 (The Hunger Games, Snow White and the Huntsman, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Lost Future)
Drake Bell b. 1986 (I [Heart] Vampires, Dragonworld: The Legend Continues)
Courtney Ford b. 1978 (True Blood, The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries, Alien Raiders)
Tobey Maguire b. 1975 (Spider-Man 1, 2 & 3, Pleasantville, Eerie, Indiana)
Christian Kane b. 1974 (Angel)
J.J. Abrams b. 1966 (writer/director, Star Wars: Episode VII, Fringe, Star Trek, Super 8, Lost, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Armageddon)
Isabelle Adjani b. 1955 (Nosferatu the Vampire)
Ken Marshall b. 1950 (Deep Space Nine, Quantum Leap, Krull)
James Naughton b. 1950 (Hologram Man, Weird Science [TV], V, The Incredible Hulk, Future Cop, Planet of the Apes [TV], The Sixth Sense [TV], Shazam!)
Paul Koslo b. 1944 (Stargate SG-1, The Flash, Xtro II, Solar Crisis, Robot Jox, Misfits of Science, The Greatest American Hero, The Incredible Hulk, Galactica 1980, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Omega Man)
Billy Curtis b. 1909 died 9 November 1988 (The Twilight Zone , Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek, Batman, The Angry Red Planet, Adventures of Superman, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Jungle Moon Men, Superman and the Mole Men, The Wizard of Oz)
John McIntire b. 1907 died 30 January 1991 (The Incredible Hulk, Twilight Zone)
Last year, I featured a picture of Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom from the Harry Potter series. This year it's Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man. Unless I go Whedonverse nerd and pick Christian Kane next year, the other big name on the list is J.J. Abrams. My problem with Abrams is so much of his work has been so disappointing, especially if we add in the stuff he's produced. Putting both Star Wars and Star Trek in his hands looks like a mistake to me. Just sayin'.
A note on our two deceased birthday boys. Billy Curtis was a little person actor, and though he was uncredited in both, he was in The Wizard of Oz and Star Trek. John McIntire did lots and lots of westerns, most notably Wagon Train, but anyone who made an appearance on the original Twilight Zone will get a mention on this blog.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
WALL-E released, 2008
Predictor: The movie Blade Runner, released 25 June 1982.
Prediction: In 2019, there will be sex robots.
Reality: Okay, now we are getting somewhere! I don't believe flying cars or off-world colonies are coming soon, but sex robots! Granted, two out of three of them are going to try to kill you, but this is the sort of risk that early adopters of technology have to get used to.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
We interrupt the schedule once again to get a testable prediction from some know-it-all prat named Matthew Hubbard.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!