Friday, July 4, 2014
4 July 2014
Andrea Gabriel b. 1978 (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 2, Lost)
Rohan Nicol b. 1976 (Terra Nova, Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith)
Reggie Rolle b. 1976 (Power Rangers, Charmed)
Marti Matulis b. 1970 (Sleepy Hollow [TV], Harry Potter and the Ten Years Later, Men in Black 3, Grimm, Land of the Lost, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Nemesis)
Marni McPhail b. 1966 (Sliders, The X-Files, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Voyager, Space: Above and Beyond)
Lee Reherman b. 1966 (Star Trek Into Darkness, Race to Witch Mountain, The X-Files, Angel, Last Action Hero)
Ted Elliott b. 1961 (writer, Pirates of the Caribbean, National Treasure, Shrek, Small Soldiers, Godzilla , The Puppet Masters, Little Monsters)
David Robbins b. 1950 (author, Blade)
Ed O' Ross b. 1946 (Star Trek: Enterprise, Kindred: The Embraced, Universal Soldier)
Bruce French b. 1945 (Star Trek: Enterprise, Jurassic Park III, Star Trek: Insurrection, Team Knight Rider, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Christine, The Powers of Matthew Star)
Susan Kellermann b. 1944 (The Devil's Advocate, Beetlejuice)
Stephen Boyd b. 1931 died 2 June 1977 (Fantastic Voyage)
Eric Fleming b. 1925 died 28 September 1966 (Curse of the Undead, Queen of Outer Space, Conquest of Space)
Eva Marie Saint b. 1924 (Superman Returns)
Gloria Stuart b. 1910 died 26 September 2010 (The Invisible Man [2001 TV and 1933 movie])
The list is short today and iconic genre roles are at a minimum. We have a weird dichotomy with the dead, Gloria Stuart living to be one hundred and Eric Fleming and Stephen Boyd both dying before they were fifty. I chose this picture of Boyd in his package forward jumpsuit from Fantastic Voyage, doing what I remember him most for in this film, leering at Raquel Welch. To be fair, I spent most of the movie leering at Raquel Welch as well, but I wasn't on camera.
Many happy returns to the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Prediction: Atlantis will rise again, in 1968 or 1969, near Bimini
Reality: Welcome our new Friday regular, Edgar Cayce! No, he really doesn't count as "science fiction", but regular readers will know all I really want are predictions with dates on them that can be confirmed or disproven. You might think he is going to stink the place out, and this first one is crap, but let me say this for him.
He's better than Ray Kurzweil, though his supporters are just as blind to his faults.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
1893 beckons once more.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!