Tuesday, July 1, 2014
1 July 2014
Hannah Murray b. 1989 (Game of Thrones, Dark Shadows [2012 movie])
Kim Jackson b. 1981 (Iron Sky, Scooby-Doo)
Elizabeth Thai b. 1979 (Man of Steel, Arrow, Eureka, Fringe, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Dresden Files, The 4400, Smallville, Andromeda)
Liv Tyler b. 1977 (The Leftovers, Space Station 76, The Incredible Hulk, The Lord of the Rings, Armageddon)
Colin Patrick Lynch b. 1968 (Serenity, Firefly, Angel, Terminator 2: Judgment Day)
Ritchie Coster b. 1967 (Let Me In, The Dark Knight)
Dominic Keating b. 1962 (Beowulf, Heroes, Star Trek: Enterprise, The Immortal, Good vs Evil, Buffy, Poltergeist: The Legacy)
Andre Braugher b. 1962 (The Andromeda Strain [2008 TV], The Mist, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Salem’s Lot, Frequency)
Dale Midkiff b, 1959 (Flight of the Living Dead, Alien Fury: Countdown to Invasion, Time Trax, Pet Sematary)
Alan Ruck b. 1956 (Zombie Night, Fringe, Eureka, The Happening, InAlienable, Stargate: Atlantis, From the Earth to the Moon. Star Trek: Generations)
Robby the Robot built 1955 (Earth Girls are Easy, Gremlins, Mork & Mindy, Wonder Woman, Project U.F.O., Space Academy, Ark II, Lost in Space, The Addams Family, Twilight Zone, The Invasion of the Neptune Men, The Invisible Boy, Forbidden Planet)
Dan Aykroyd b. 1952 (Evolution, Coneheads, Ghostbusters, My Stepmother Is and Alien, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Twilight Zone: The Movie)
Brian George b. 1952 (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, The Big Bang Theory The 4400, Andromeda, Star Trek: Voyager, The X-Files, Lois & Clark, Deep Space Nine, Weird Science [TV], Poltergeist: The Legacy, Here Come the Munsters, Quantum Leap, Martians Go Home)
Deborah Harry b. 1945 (Anamorph, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, Videodrome)
Genevieve Bujold b. 1942 (The Adventures of Pinocchio, Coma)
David Prowse b. 1935 (Star Wars, The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy [TV], Jabberwocky, Gulliver’s Travels , Space: 1999, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, The Tomorrow People [1973 TV], Doctor Who, Vampire Circus. A Clockwork Orange, The Horror of Frankenstein)
Jean Marsh b. 1934 (An Adventure in Space and Time, The Tomorrow People [1994 TV], A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Doctor Who, Willow, Return to Oz, The Changeling , UFO, Unearthly Stranger, Twilight Zone)
A lot of interesting choices for The Picture Slot today, including Darth Vader, Beldar Conehead, Mr. Koothrapali, Gilly from Game of Thrones, Jean Marsh as the android from The Twilight Zone and last year's pick, Arwen from Lord of the Rings. But when I saw that imdb.com counted today as the birthday of Robby the Robot, I decided to give big old bucket of bolts his time in the spotlight.
Anne Francis in a short skirt had nothing to do with the decision.
One of the paragraphs above contains a lie.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and... hey, everybody's alive! Yay!
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs released 2009
The Last Airbender escaped 2010
Predictor: Dale Brown in 2011's A Time for Patriots
Prediction: Summer 2013: After the stock market crashes in 2012, president Kenneth Phoenix starts austerity in the United States, causing armed citizens to attack the government.
Reality: Umm... I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say Dale has got his worldview on all bass ackwards. For the most part, armed citizens are all for austerity because.... FREEDOM!!!!1!!1!!
This is what he gets for writing a story that doesn't start with big shit blowing up, blowing up real good!
This month's splash illustration: This is a still from Ray Harryhausen's Earth vs. Flying Saucers, still one of my favorite spaceship designs ever put on film.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Yet another interruption of the weekly schedule, this one involving giant robots. Fun!
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!