Monday, July 28, 2014
28 July 2014
Hannah Lochner b. 1993 (Dawn of the Dead, Terminal Invasion)
Gabriel Pimentel b. 1979 (InAlienable, Beer Money)
Elizabeth Berkley b. 1972 (S. Darko, Threshold, Control Factor, Perversions of Science, Frog)
Alexis Arquette b. 1969 (Xena: Warrior Princess, Buffy, Alien Nation [TV])
Rachel Blakely b. 1968 (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Lost World, Xena)
Carlos Jacott b. 1967 (The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Firefly, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Angel, Buffy)
Michael Hitchcock b. 1958 (Super 8, Serenity, Bug)
Nina Axelrod b. 1955 (Critters 3, Brainstorm, Time Walker)
Bruce Abbott b. 1954 (The Prophecy II, Black Scorpion, Bride of Re-Animator, Beauty and the Beast [TV], Re-Animator, Interzone, The Last Starfighter)
Tony Carroll b. 1950 died March 2007 (Masters of the Universe, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Hercules in New York)
Frances Lee McCain b. 1944 (Back to the Future, Gremlins)
Phil Proctor b. 1940 (Lobster Man from Mars, The Twilight Zone )
Charles Cyphers b. 1939 (Buffy, Sliders, SeaQuest 2032, Lois & Clark, Halloween I and II, Escape from New York, The Fog, Wonder Woman, The Bionic Woman, The Six Million Dollar Man, Isis)
Darryl Hickman b. 1931 (Beauty and the Beast [TV], Looker, The Tingler)
Ann Doran b. 1911 died 19 September 2000 (Twilight Zone , Project U.F.O., Bewitched, The Brass Bottle, It! The Terror from Beyond Space, Adventures of Superman)
To be blunt, no A-List movie stars on today's list, but there are two actors whose best known roles are in genre. Rachel Blakely was the brunette on the syndicated TV show of The Lost World and Bruce Abbott was the star of Re-Animator. I went with Ms. Blakely this year because... she's purdy. Other options I considered were the Whedonverse folks, most notably Carlos Jacott and Michael Hitchcock, and Phil Proctor, just because I still love the Firesign Theatre.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Prediction: Fossil fuel will dwindle steadily over the next thirty years as new energy sources become operative and the supply of crude oil diminishes. By 2010, high prices and decreasing supply will limit the use of fossil fuels to old buildings, cars, airplanes and specialized lubrication functions.
Reality: I first heard of Peak Oil back in the 1970s, and if the science of petroleum creation is correct, eventually we run out. As we know now in hindsight, 2010 was not "eventually". The price fluctuations in crude have made other energy sources more attractive, but I seriously doubt the End of Crude will come in my lifetime. In the lifetimes of my grand nieces and nephews... that's a different story.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
2010 is such a popular year, we will hear what Geoffrey Hoyle thought it would look like tomorrow.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE