Wednesday, July 2, 2014
2 July 2014
Margot Robbie b. 1990 (Z for Zachariah, About Time)
Ashley Tisdale b. 1985 (Charmed, Donnie Darko)
Vanessa Lee Chester b. 1984 (The Lost World: Jurassic Park)
Owain Yeoman b. 1978 (The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
Yancy Butler b. 1970 (Kick-Ass, Lake Placid, Wolvesbayne, Basilisk: The Serpent King, Witchblade, Ravager, Perversions of Science, Mann & Machine)
Terry Rossio b. 1960 (writer, Pirates of the Caribbean, Shrek, Small Soldiers, Godzilla, The Puppet Masters)
Jerry Hall b. 1956 (Vampire in Brooklyn, Freejack, Batman )
Andrew Divoff b. 1955 (Lost, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Rage, Dr. Rage, Wishmaster, Conan [1997 TV], Highlander [TV], Xtro 3, Mac and Me, The Twilight Zone , Misfits of Science)
Wendy Schaal b. 1954 (The X-Files, Small Soldiers, Star Trek: Voyager, *batteries not included, Innerspace, Amazing Stories, Knight Rider)
Elisabeth Brooks b. 1951 died 7 September 1997 (Deep Space, The Howling, The Six Million Dollar Man, Kolchak: The Night Stalker)
Nancy Stephens b. 1949 (Dark Skies, Halloween I and II, Escape form New York)
Saul Rubinek b. 1948 (Warehouse 13, Eureka, Lost, Stargate SG-1, The Android Affair, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Ron Silver b. 1946 died 15 March 2009 (Xenophobia, Timecop, Lifepod)
Kenneth McMillan b. 1932 died 8 January 1989 (Cat’s Eye, Dune, Heartbeeps, Salem’s Lot, The Stepford Wives, Dark Shadows [TV])
Robert Ito b. 1931 (MythQuest, Star Trek: Voyager, The Omega Code, The X-Files, Highlander [TV], Star Trek: The Next Generation, Buckaroo Banzai, Rollerball, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Terminal Man, Soylent Green, Dimension 5, Women of the Prehistoric Planet)
Brock Peters b. 1927 died 23 August 2005 (Deep Space Nine, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Alligator II: The Mutation, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Battlestar Galactica , The Bionic Woman)
Hannes Bok b. 1914 died 11 April 1964 (artist)
Hermann Hesse b. 1877 died 9 August 1962 (author, Steppenwolf, The Glass Bead Game)
A lot of great Oh That Guy actors and several fabulous babes on the list today and Yancy Butler counts as both, but for the Picture Slot I chose a pulp cover by the prolific sci-fi illustrator Hannes Bok. Here we get an example of the famous meme in sci-fi of the Universal Attractiveness of Human Females. I'm guessing the giant frog is more interested in her as a protein source and not a potential mating partner, though you can never be sure.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines released 2003
Hancock released, 2008
Prediction: In 2013, giant monsters known as Kaiju invade the earth and the governments of the world create giant robots called Jaegers to combat them.
Reality: Of course, we have neither giant monsters or giant robots. The question is whether the governments of the world would build these things and my best guess is the funding would be there, though the technology is iffy. Even deficit hawks like to build things that blow big shit up.
If you remember Bob Hastings, it is very likely for his role as Lt. Carpenter, the toady to Captain Binghamton on McHale's Navy or possibly as Archie Bunker's friend Tommy Kelsey on All in the Family. Hastings has well over 100 credits on imdb.com, many of them voice work. For live action genre roles, he was in The Greatest American Hero, The Munsters’ Revenge, The Incredible Hulk, Wonder Woman, The Amazing Spider-Man [TV], Kolchak: The Night Stalker, I Dream of Jeannie, The Bamboo Saucer, Batman [TV], The Munsters, Twilight Zone, Moon Pilot, Atom Squad and Captain Video and his Video Rangers, which stretches back to the very beginning of the TV era. In voice work, he was the voice of Commissioner Gordon during the 1990s on the various Batman cartoons, and did the voice of Clark Kent back in the 1960s and was the voice of the raven on The Munsters.
Best wishes to the family and friends of Bob Hastings, from a fan. He is never to be forgotten.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Back to the regular weekly schedule and another prediction made by Lee de Forest in 1960 about the year 2000.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!