Sunday, July 20, 2014
20 July 2014
Osric Chau b. 1986 (The 100, Supernatural, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, 2012)
Martin McCann b. 1983 (Clash of the Titans)
Rory Jennings b. 1983 (Doctor Who, Frankenstein )
Charlie Korsmo b. 1978 (Hook)
Judy Greer b. 1975 (Jurassic World, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Big Bang Theory)
Omar Epps b. 1973 (Resurrection, Dracula 2000, Breakfast of Champions)
Roberto Orci b. 1973 (writer, Star Trek 3, Van Helsing, Sleepy Hollow, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Star Trek Into Darkness, Fringe, Cowboys & Aliens, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers, The Island, Xena, Hercules)
Sandra Oh b. 1971 (Blindness, Last Night)
Josh Holloway b. 1969 (Lost, Sabretooth, Angel)
Carlos Saldanha b. 1968 (director, Rio, Ice Age, Robots)
Reed Diamond b. 1967 (Revolution, Dollhouse, Journeyman, Stargate SG-1, Spider-Man 2, The Huntress)
Dean Winters b. 1964 (The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
Frank Whaley b. 1963 (Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Little Monsters)
Adoni Maropis b. 1963 (Angel, Mortal Kombat: Conquest)
Donna Dixon b. 1957 (Twilight Zone: The Movie)
Jeff Rawle b. 1951 (An Adventure in Space and Time, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Doctor Who)
Naseeruddin Shah b. 1950 (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
Muse Watson b. 1948 (TIMER, Frankenfish, Hollywood Vampyr, The Handmaid’s Tale)
Wendy Richard b. 1943 died 26 February 2009 (No Blade of Grass)
Diana Rigg b. 1938 (Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Snow White , The Worst Witch, Theatre of Blood)
Natalie Wood b. 1938 died 29 November 1981 (Brainstorm, Meteor)
Sally Ann Howes b. 1930 (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
Lola Albright b. 1925 (The Incredible Hulk, The Monolith Monsters)
Paul Christian a.k.a. Paul Hubschmid b. 1917 died 31 December 2001 (The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms)
Nice long list, plenty of choices for the Picture Slot. Last year it was Josh Holloway from Lost, certainly iconic, but on this 20th of July I found myself in a Fabulous Babe mood so I used a picture of Diana Rigg from The Avengers. I don't quite count it as genre, which is a strange piece of compartmentalization in my mind. Not unlike Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, the show mixed straight drama/adventure stories with some sci-fi elements. Besides her undeniable fabulosity, Ms. Rigg is here for two other reasons.
1. Exact same birthday pair with Natalie Wood. That's a whole lot of pretty for one day.
2. A matched set for the weekend. If we compare and contrast with yesterday's birthday boy Benedict Cumberbatch, we see that each of them deserves the award from Best British Cheekbones for their respective generations.
many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
The Dark Knight Rises released, 2012
Prediction: In less than twenty-five years… the motor car will be obsolete, because the aeroplane will run along the ground as well as fly over it.
Reality: Gibbs might call them "aeroplanes that run along the ground", but we know what he means.
Flying Cars HELLZ YEAH!
As regular readers know, I don't like to discuss flying cars and reality together, because this is one of those times when reality is obviously wrong.
Actor James Garner, best known for roles in The Great Escape, Support Your Local Sheriff (Gunfighter) and the TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files, died on Saturday. He did very little genre work, but we was in the alien abduction film Fire in the Sky. Because I count nearly any movie about space travel as genre, he also has credits in Space Cowboys and Space.
Best wishes to the family and friends of James Garner, from a fan. He is never to be forgotten.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
I've stated it many times, but for me, The OMNI Future Almanac gives me a little lift on Monday mornings.
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