Friday, July 18, 2014
18 July 2014
Brody Nicholas Lee b. 1997 (Cloud Atlas)
Cody Benjamin Lee b. 1997 (Cloud Atlas, The Shiftling, Invasion)
Chace Crawford b. 1985 (The Covenant)
Rosalind Halstead b. 1984 (Dominion, Rage of the Yeti, The Day of the Triffids )
Michael Huisman b. 1981 (Orphan Black, Game of Thrones, World War Z)
Kristen Bell b. 1980 (Heroes)
Kelly Reilly b. 1977 (Puffball: The Devil’s Eyeball, A for Andromeda)
Valerie Cruz b. 1976 (Grimm, Alphas, True Blood, Dollhouse, The Dresden Files, Invasion)
Jed Whedon b. 1975 (writer, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog)
Sarah McLeod b. 1971 (The Lord of the Rings)
Grant Bowler b. 1968 (Defiance, True Blood, Lost, The Lost World, On the Beach , Farscape)
Andre Royo b. 1968 (Fringe, Hellbenders, Heroes, The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
Vin Diesel b. 1967 (The Last Witch Hunter, Pitch Black, Babylon A.D.)
Elizabeth McGovern b. 1961 (Clash of the Titans, Kick-Ass, The Handmaid’s Tale, Faerie Tale Theatre)
Lee Arenberg b. 1962 (Once Upon a Time, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek: Enterprise, Charmed, Dungeons & Dragons, Angel, Star Trek: Voyager, The Apocalypse, Lois & Clark, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Freaked, RoboCop 3, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Wizard, Martians Go Home)
Travis McKenna b. 1960 (Meego, Batman Returns, Quantum Leap)
Anne-Marie Johnson b. 1960 (The X Files, Asteroid, Babylon 5, Robot Jox)
James Faulkner b. 1948 (X-Men: First Class, Relic Hunter, Highlander [TV], The Martian Chronicles)
Tony Azito b. 1948 died 26 May 1995 (Necronomicon: Book of Dead, The Addams Family )
James Brolin b 1940 (Lost City Raiders, Category 7: The End of the World, Terminal Virus, The Amityville Horror, Capricorn One, Westworld, Batman, Fantastic Voyage, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
Hampton Fancher b. 1938 (writer, Blade Runner)
Britt Leach b. 1938 (Quantum Leap, Amazing Stories, Weird Science, Wonder Woman)
Paul Verhoeven b. 1938 (director, Hollow Man, Starship Troopers, Total Recall, RoboCop, Deadly Nightmares)
Burt Kwouk b. 1930 (Spirit Warriors, I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle, Doctor Who, The Tomorrow People, Rollerball, Curse of the Fly)
Syd Mead b. 1933 (artist)
John Glenn b. 1921 (astronaut)
Hume Cronyn b. 1911 died 15 June 2003 (Cocoon, *batteries not included)
This year, guys who walked on the moon are trump. While John Glenn did not make that trip, he was the big media darling of the original Mercury Seven. Last year, I had a Syd Mead illustration in the Picture Slot and I might do that again next year, Mead's contribution to the look of the future is so influential, but there are some other choices I might go with instead.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
The Dark Knight released, 2008
Jurassic Park III released , 2001
Prediction: The Great Lakes will empty into the Gulf of Mexico in the 1958-1998 era.
Reality: If you wonder why no one talks about Edgar Cayce anymore, crap predictions like this are a big part of it. Yes, he knew enough geography to know the Great Lakes flow to the ocean through the St. Lawrence River, but he predicted massive changes at the tectonic plate level in the second half of the 20th Century and simply put, none of them happened. But there. It's hard to believe now how many people took him seriously back in the day.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
It's the weekend already and time to hear from our futurist pals from 1893 again.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!