Thursday, July 24, 2014
24 July 2014
Emily Bett Rickards b. 1991 (The Flash, Arrow, Soldiers of the Apocalypse)
Daveigh Chase b. 1990 (S. Darko, Donnie Darko, The Ring, Charmed, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch)
Anna Paquin b. 1982 (X-Men, True Blood)
Elisabeth Moss b. 1982 (Invasion, Escape to Witch Mountain)
Summer Glau b. 1981 (Arrow, Alphas, The Big Bang Theory, Mammoth, Angel, Dollhouse, Serenity, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The 4400)
Rose Byrne b. 1979 (X-Men: First Class, 28 Weeks Later, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones)
Laura Fraser b. 1976 (Vanilla Sky, Neverwhere)
Jennifer Lopez b. 1969 (The Cell, Anaconda)
Rick Fox b. 1969 (The Guild, Big Bang Theory, Dollhouse, Holes)
Paul Ben-Victor b. 1965 (Daredevil, The Invisible Man , Red Scorpion 2, The X-Files)
Lynda Carter b. 1951 (Smallville, Sky High, Wonder Woman)
Michael Richards b. 1949 (Coneheads, Whoops Apocalypse, Transylvania 6-5000, Faerie Tale Theatre)
Robert Hays b. 1947 (Superhero Movie, Starman [TV], Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare, Cat’s Eye, The Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything, Wonder Woman)
Linda Harrison b. 1945 (Planet of the Apes [2001 and 1968], Cocoon, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Batman)
Chris Sarandon b. 1942 (Charmed, Perversions of Science, The Vampyre Wars, Bordello of Blood, Deep Space Nine, Shatterbain, Frankenstein , The Princess Bride, Fright Night )
Dan Hedaya b. 1940 (Alien: Resurrection, The Addams Family , The Twilight Zone , Buckaroo Banzai, Earthlings, The Hunger)
Mark Goddard b. 1936 (Lost in Space [1998 and 1965], Strange Invaders)
John D. MacDonald b. 1916 died 28 December 1986 (author, The Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything)
Sydney Bromley b. 1909 died 14 August 1987 (The NeverEnding Story, Dragonslayer, An American Werewolf in London, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, The Fearless Vampire Killers, Prehistoric Women, Night Creatures, Quatermass and the Pit, Quatermass II, Nineteen Eighty-Four [1954 British version])
Lord Dunsany b. 1878 died 25 October 1957 (author, The Gods of Pegana)
Regular readers will know that I've done a lot more research on birthdays this year than I did last year, and a list like this makes it worthwhile. A lot of names you should know, not all of them most famous for genre work. While I might put Chris Sarandon from The Princess Bride or Mark Goddard from Lost in Space in the Picture Slot if this were a typical birthday list, both those fine gentlemen are not competition for Summer Glau, Anna Paquin and the lovely woman you are now looking at, Lynda Carter. I should also add that Sydney Bromley is a great grizzled Oh That Guy and Linda Harrison looked fantastic in the original Planet of the Apes, but seriously... Wonder Woman. Game over, dude.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Predictor: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, released 2 July 2003
Prediction: Although the original Judgment Day of August 29, 1997 came and went without incident, John Connor still believes his life is in danger, and on 24 July, 2004, his fears are realized as a new model Terminator is sent to kill him.
Reality: Time travel would take massive amounts of energy and would likely kill any living matter, but I guess it doesn't make sense to bring this up when you have a franchise that's produced four movies, a TV show and a fifth set up for next year, 31 years after the original movie.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
More hokum from Edgar Cayce, this time political instead of geological.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!