"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)

"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
September 19 is the last post for this blog. Thanks to all my readers!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

17 July 2014

 Birthdays
Jessica Amlee b. 1994 (Absolute Zero, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Stargate: Atlantis, Jeremiah, Andromeda, Smallville, Dark Angel)
Tom Cullen b. 1985 (Last Days on Mars)
Melanie Thierry b. 1981 (The Zero Theorem, Babylon A.D.)
Mike Vogel b. 1979 (Under the Dome, Cloverfield)
Eric Winter b. 1976 (Witches of East End, Charmed)
Jason Clarke b. 1969 (Terminator: Genesis [2015], Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Death Race, Farscape)
Alex Winter b. 1965 (The Borrowers, Freaked, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, The Lost Boys)
Santiago Segura b. 1965 (Pacific Rim, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Hellboy, Blade II)
Heather Langenkamp b. 1964 (Star Trek Into Darkness, Perversions of Science, Shocker, Nightmare on Elm Street)
Robin Shou b. 1960 (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, Mortal Kombat)
Tim Rose b. 1956 (Wizards vs. Aliens, Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader [TV], Howard the Duck, Return to Oz, Return of the Jedi, The Dark Crystal)
J. Michael Straczynski b. 1954 (writer, World War Z, Thor, Babylon 5, Jeremiah, The Twilight Zone [1980s], Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, She-Ra, He-Man)
David Hasselhoff b. 1952 (Anaconda III, Knight Rider, Click, 3rd Rock from the Sun, NightMan, Starcrash)
P.J. Soles b. 1950 (Alienator, Knight Rider, Carrie)
Catherine Schell b. 1944 (Doctor Who, Space: 1999, Moon Zero Two)
Donald Sutherland b. 1935 (The Hunger Games, Frankenstein [2004], Salem’s Lot, Space Cowboys, Virus, Fallen, The Puppet Masters, The Lifeforce Experiment, Buffy the Vampire Slayer [movie], Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors, Castle of the Living Dead)

Last year, the Picture Slot went to Donald Sutherland, a guy who has been working longer than most of the people on the list have been alive. This year, I decided to feature the work of the puppeteer Tim Rose and his best known alter ego Admiral Ackbar. Next year, I'll likely feature J. Michael Straczynski, whose best work Babylon 5 is unfairly the object of scorn on the modern nerd touchstone show The Big Bang Theory.

Many happy returns to all the living on the list and... hey! Everybody's alive! Yay!
 

Predictor:Moran, Daniel Keys. The Armageddon Blues. New York: Bantam, 1988.

Prediction: A young woman travels back in time from the 28th century to 1962 to forestall a nuclear Armageddon on July 17, 2007 known as The Big Crunch, a disaster which led to a prolonged nuclear winter and a five hundred year dark age. In her own time, women are warrior/hunters, and men are blamed for the war and are not allowed to fight. Radioactive fires still burn and mutants exist. She joins forces with a two-century old immortal who ultimately tries to trigger the war she is trying to prevent, as a means of ending his burdensomely long life.

Reality: Damn those two hundred year old immortals and their secret agenda!

As is often the case with our nuclear holocaust predictions, the description is lifted from the website of Paul Brians, a great resource I am glad I found.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Fridays are Edgar Cayce day here at the blog, still not as popular as Taco Tuesdays.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!
 

2 comments:

  1. Next year, I'll likely feature J. Michael Straczynski, whose best work Babylon 5 is unfairly the object of scorn on the modern nerd touchstone show The Big Bang Theory.

    But also....World War Z.

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  2. I too liked Babylon 5. Superb story arc like no other. I believe the poor reviews were due to the horrendous acting. The best thespians on that series were hidden under fifty pounds of latex. And as much as I like JMS it's still too early to forgive him for Murder She Wrote!

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