Sunday, June 8, 2014
8 June 2014
Torrey DeVitto b. 1984 (The Vampire Diaries)
Eion Bailey b. 1976 (Once Upon a Time, Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Mindhunters, Buffy)
Lexa Doig b.1973 (Continuum, Primeval: New World, Smallville, V, Supernatural, Eureka, Stargate SG-1, The 4400, Andromeda, Jason X, Earth: Final Conflict, TekWar)
Mark Feuerstein b. 1971 (In Your Eyes, Practical Magic)
Juliana Margulies b. 1966 (The Lost Room)
Bernard White b. 1959 (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Matrix Revolutions, The Matrix Reloaded, The X-Files, Knight Rider)
Scott Adams b. 1957 (creator, Dilbert, actor, Babylon 5)
Griffin Dunne b. 1955 (The Android Affair, Amazon Women on the Moon, Amazing Stories, An American Werewolf in London)
Sonia Braga b. 1950 (Warehouse 13)
Cathy Baker b. 1950 (Edward Scissorhands, Amazing Stories, The Right Stuff)
Jack Sholder b. 1945 (Tremors [TV], Arachnid, Mortal Kombat: Conquest [TV], Generation X, The Omen [TV], Tales from the Crypt [TV], 12:01, The Hidden, Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge)
Colin Baker b. 1943 (Doctor Who, Blake’s 7)
Jessie Lawrence Ferguson b. 1941 (Swamp Thing [TV], Darkman, Prince of Darkness, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Supernaturals, Buckaroo Banzai, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century)
Bernie Casey b. 1939 (Vegas Vampires, Babylon 5, Deep Space Nine, Time Trax, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Amazon Women on the Moon, The Martian Chronicles, Ants, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Dr Black, Mr. Hyde)
James Darren b. 1936 (Deep Space Nine, The Time Tunnel, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
Dana Wynter b. 1931 died 5 May 2011 (The Questor Tapes, Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
Kate Wilhelm b. 1928 (won 1977 Hugo for Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang)
Myron Healey b. 1923 died 21 December 2005 (RoboCop [TV], Knight Rider, V, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, The Incredible Melting Man, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Land of the Giants, Varan the Unbelievable, Men Into Space, Adventures of Superman, Batman and Robin )
Robert Preston b. 1918 died 21 March 1987 (The Last Starfighter)
George Wallace b. 1917 died 22 July 2005 (Minority Report, Buffy, The X-Files, Multiplicity, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Bionic Woman, Planet of the Apes, The Six Million Dollar Man, Forbidden Planet)
Robert F. Young b. 1915 died 22 June 1986 (author, Jonathan and the Space Whale)
John W. Campbell b. 1910 died 11 July 1971 (author Who Goes There?, editor, Astounding Science Fiction, Analog)
C.C. Beck b. 1910 (creator, Captain Marvel)
Where to start?
Writers: John W. Campbell as an editor could is considered by many the most influential many in early sci-fi. C.C. Beck came up with Captain Marvel, Kate Wilhelm won a Hugo and Scott Adams Dilbert is easily as important to nerd culture as The Big Bang Theory.
Actors younger than I am: Lexa Doig is the quintessential young Canadian sci-fi actress. So much stuff is shot in Canada and that country has rules about how many non-Canadian roles are handed out. This has been a boon to her career and... she's purdy.
Actors older than I am: Colin Baker is the Sixth Doctor. To paraphrase Whoopi Goldberg, Bernie Casey is the proof there will be black people in the future. Dana Wynter was an amazing fabulous babe, as is Sonia Braga, but it was the two Oh That Guy actors who got me to thinking, and I chose George Wallace, sometimes billed as George D. Wallace, shown here from Buffy, claiming to be the future Xander Harris, warning the present Xander away from marriage. I feel a little sorry for a guy who is the third most famous person sharing the same name, especially since he is older than the segregationist politician or the black comic and came to prominence in his career much earlier than either. Having a genre career that stretches from Forbidden Planet to Minority Report is remarkable.
Many happy returns to the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Prometheus released, 2012
Prediction: 8 June 1994: A Chinese frigate is hit and they sink a Filipino oil rig in retaliation.
Reality: All Dale Brown predictions are the same. Bad shit happens and America really needs guys who are really good at blowing big shit up while flying super cool planes. None of his predictions have come anywhere close to true yet. Thankfully.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Yet another interruption in the weekly schedule for a prediction from 2008 about cool stuff happening this decade.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!