"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)

"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
September 19 is the last post for this blog. Thanks to all my readers!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

27 July 2014

Birthdays
Ashlyn Sanchez b. 1996 (The Happening, Charmed)
Indiana Evans b. 1990 (Arctic Blast, H2O: Just Add Water)
Lou Taylor Pucci b. 1985 (Evil Dead [2013], Carriers, Southland Tales)
Blair Redford b. 1983 (Beauty and the Beast [TV], FlashForward, The Day the Earth Stood Still [2008], Dance of the Dead, Voodoo Moon)
Jonathan Rhys Meyers b. 1977 (The Mortal Instruments, Dracula [TV])
Maya Rudolph b. 1972 (Idiocracy, Gattaca)
Takako Fuji b. 1972 (The Grudge)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau b. 1970 (Game of Thrones, Oblivion)
Paul Levesque a.k.a. Triple H b. 1969 (Blade: Trinity)
Bryan Fuller b. 1969 (writer, Mockingbird Lane, Heroes, Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Carrie [TV movie 2002], Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
Julian McMahon b. 1968 (Fantastic Four, Premonition, Charmed)
Cliff Curtis b. 1968 (The Last Airbender, 10,000 BC, Virus, Mysterious Island [TV], Hercules: The Legendary Journeys)
Roxanne Hart b. 1952 (Meteorites!, Highlander)
Simon Jones b. 1950 (Spectropia, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy [2005 and 1981], Twelve Monkeys, Brazil)
Maury Chaykin b. 1949 died 27 July 2010 (Blindness, Eureka, Stargate SG-1, Andromeda, Lexx, Mister Destiny, Twilight Zone [1989], Def-Con 4, WarGames)
Rade Serbedzija b. 1946 (The Legend of Hercules, X-Men: First Class, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Fallen [TV mini-series], Surface, The Fog, Batman Begins, Space Cowboys, Mighty Joe Young [1998])
John Pleshette b. 1942 (American Horror Story, Good vs Evil, Lois & Clark, Beauty and the Beast [1990])
Lanny Flaherty b. 1942 (Men in Black 3, Signs, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, Waterworld)
Robert Gunner b. 1931 (Planet of the Apes, The Green Hornet)
Keenan Wynn b. 1916 died 14 October 1986 (Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star, Black Moon Rising, Manimal, The Greatest American Hero, The Clonus Horror, The Lucifer Complex, Piranha, The Bionic Woman, Laserblast, The Devil’s Rain, The Girl with Something Extra, Son of Flubber, The Absent-Minded Professor, Twilight Zone)

Last year, the Picture Slot belonged to Jaime Lannister, this year it's Arthur Dent. There were other possible choices, like Keenan Wynn from the original Twilight Zone. Mr. Wynn's name on the list brings up the question to which I do not have a complete answer, which is "Exactly WHY isn't Dr. Strangelove counted as genre?"

Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.

Movies released
Planet of the Apes [reboot] released 27 July 2001
 
Predictor: Carl L. Biemiller's Escape From The Crater, published 1974

Prediction: A "Crio" (a person cryogenically preserved by freezing at death) from 1999 is revived and provides them with essential knowledge to bring about a reconciliation between the otter people and normal humanity. He also tells them of a savage war of consumers against conservationists which caused such devastation to civilization that humanity was forced to adopt ecologically sound measures involuntarily.

Reality: Ecologically sound measures adopted involuntarily? How could that ever happen? Humans are always careful about the world they will leave behind for future generations. I do like the split between "the otter people" and "normal humanity".

As always, a thanks to professor Paul Brians and his nuclear holocaust fiction database.

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3 comments:

  1. Exactly WHY isn't Dr. Strangelove counted as genre

    Is it a Peter Sellers thing? Do you not count The Magic Christian or Being There?

    Is it not worthwhile just to see George C. Scott pantomiming a B-52?

    Is it because you have not been denying your essence?

    Is it Kubrick? I would understand if it was Kubrick.

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    1. It's an ineffable mystery.

      All the best mysteries are effing ineffable.

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  2. Good call on the Arthur Dent inclusion! I loved the six part BBC Television series when it came out, it was MUCH better than the movie and more faithful to the Adam's book.
    A typical British production, minimal set production values but heavy on the mental aspects of the story. I highly recommend it!

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