Friday, July 25, 2014
25 July 2014
Mason Cook b. 2000 (Mockingbird Lane, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D)
Preston Bailey b. 2000 (Children of the Corn )
Linsey Godfrey b. 1988 (Altergeist, Wizards of Waverly Place, Surface)
Michael Welch b. 1987 (Twilight, Grimm, Day of the Dead, Stargate SG-1, Birds of Prey, The Invisible Man, The X-Files, Star Trek: Insurrection)
Shantel VanSanten b. 1985 (The Messengers, Beauty and the Beast )
James Lafferty b. 1985 (Oculus, S. Darko)
Jay R. Ferguson b. 1974 (No Ordinary Family, Surface)
Jason Marin b. 1974 (Back to the Future)
Aaron Craven b. 1974 (100,000 Zombie Heads, Supernatural, Continuum, Fringe, Smallville, Alien Trespass, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Stargate: Atlantis, Kyle XY, The 4400, Stephen King’s Dead Zone)
Michael C. Williams b. 1973 (The Objective, Altered, The Blair Witch Project)
David Denman b. 1973 (After Earth, Angel, The X-Files)
Miriam Shor b. 1971 (Bedazzled)
D.B. Woodside b. 1969 (Buffy)
Matt LeBlanc b. 1967 (Lost in Space )
Illeana Douglas b. 1965 (The Coven, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, Strange Frequency)
Iman b. 1955 (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)
Lynne Frederick b. 1954 died 27 April 1994 (Space: 1999, The Canterville Ghost, Phase IV, Vampire Circus, No Blade of Grass)
Janet Margolin b. 1943 died 17 December 1993 (Ghostbusters II, Planet Earth)
Ken Swofford b. 1933 (Max Headroom, Knight Rider, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America II: Death Too Soon, Battlestar Galactica, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Girl with Something Extra, The Andromeda Strain, The Intruders, Shadow on the Land)
Woody Strode b. 1914 died 31 December 1994 (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Kingdom of the Spiders, Batman)
Jack Gilford b. 1908 died 2 June 1990 (Cocoon, Anna to the Infinite Power, Caveman)
Yesterday, there were a bunch of excellent iconic choices for the Picture Slot, many of them fabulous babes, but today the star power in genre productions is not that great. Even the Oh That Guy actors aren't all that recognizable, with the exception of Woody Strode who was in a jillion Westerns and the comic actor Jack Gilford. And so, I make the Whedonverse Nerd move and go with a picture of David Denman as the demon Skip from Angel.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Prediction: In 1936, political upheavals will see the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and Japan.
Reality: Wow. That's really specific and predicting very large changes to happen in a very short time period.
He's completely wrong, of course, but you have to admire the boldness.
I can understand how the Soviet Union or the U.K. or even the U.S. might break apart, but it's hard to imagine Japan becoming more than one political entity. Maybe he assumed they would be kicked out of Manchuria, which they invaded in 1931 so he should have known about that when he made the prediction. Even that didn't happen by 1936, so another big strikeout for Mr. Prophecy Guy.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Is Saturday just around the corner again. Then it's back to 1893. (Spoiler alert: no cool facial hair, but some clothing choices no one would make today.)
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!