Thursday, August 14, 2014
14 August 2014
Mila Kunis b. 1983 (Jupiter Ascending, Oz the Great and Powerful, Ted, The Book of Eli, Piranha)
Nick Holmes b. 1981 (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Zack Whedon b. 1979 (writer, Fringe, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog)
Christopher Gorham b. 1974 (Once Upon a Time, Jake 2.0, Odyssey 5, Buffy)
Raoul Bova b. 1971 (AvP: Alien vs Predator)
Michelle Lintel b. 1969 (Battle Planet, Black Scorpion)
Catherine Bell b. 1968 (The Good Witch, Threshold, The Triangle, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Alien Nation: Body and Soul)
Ben Bass b. 1968 (Dead Like Me, Jeremiah, Strange Frequency, The Lone Gunmen, The 6th Day, Stargate SG-1, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, The Hunger, Bride of Chucky, Forever Knight)
Adrian Lester b. 1968 (Merlin , Doomsday, Being Human, Afterlife, Day After Tomorrow, Jason and the Argonauts [2000 TV])
Halle Berry b. 1966 (Extant, X-Men, Cloud Atlas, Catwoman, They Came from Outer Space [TV])
Brannon Braga b. 1965 (Salem, Terra Nova, FlashForward, Threshold, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Cristi Conaway b. 1964 (Timecop, The Advanced Guard, Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman, Batman Returns)
Andrew Kevin Walker b. 1964 (writer, The Wolfman, Sleepy Hollow [film], Perversions of Science)
Emmanuelle Beart b. 1963 (Date with an Angel)
David Aaron Baker b. 1963 (The Leftovers, Revolution, Beauty and the Beast )
Macia Gay Hardin b. 1959 (The Invisible, Space Cowboys, Flubber, Superman 50th Anniversary)
Tony Moran b. 1957 (Halloween)
Carl Lumbly b. 1951 (Hope: The Last Paladin, Battlestar Galactica, Strange World, M.A.N.T.I.S., The X Files, SeaQuest 2032, Buckaroo Banzai, Lifepod, Caveman)
Jim Wynorski b. 1950 (director, So much cheap crap I’m a little ashamed I know who he is)
Lou Wagner b. 1948 (Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The UFO Incident, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Beneath of the Planet of the Apes, Pufnstuf, Hello Down There, Planet of the Apes, Lost in Space)
Susan Saint James b. 1946 (Love at First Bite)
Antonio Fargas b. 1946 (Heroes, Good vs Evil, Homeboys in Outer Space, Firestarter, Kolchak: The Night Stalker)
Wim Wenders b. 1945 (director, Until the End of the World, Wings of Desire)
Steve Martin b. 1945 (Little Shop of Horrors, The Man with Two Brains)
Alexei Panshin b. 1940 (winner of 1969 Nebula for Rite of Passage)
Candace Hilligoss b. 1935 (The Curse of the Living Corpse, Carnival of Souls)
Alice Ghostley b. 1924 died 21 September 2007 (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Small Wonder, Bewitched, Captain Nice)
Angela Clarke b. 1909 died 16 December 2010 (The Outer Limits, House of Wax)
Last year's Picture Slot was Halle Berry and I don't think there would have been a riot of disapproval if I had her in again, but instead I went with Mila Kunis for Oz the Great and Powerful, with a semi-spoiler of her in make-up.
There's plenty more pretty on the list. Casting Emmanuelle Beart as an angel was obvious back in the 1980s and as for luck in acting, some actresses get to be Buffy or Xena and some get to be Black Scorpion.
Carl Lumbly is a great Oh That Guy and Alice Ghostley an equally strong Oh That Gal.
I like a good exact same day pair and Steve Martin and Wim Wenders count in my book, but I think only film buffs are going to know Wenders, especially in the United States.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
District 9 released, 2009
Predictor: Lee de Forest, "The Father of Radio", predicting the world of 2000 in the 17 January 1960 edition of the Sunday supplement American Weekly.
Prediction: The ability to "transplant" certain organs and tissues, new cures for many mental ailments, mastery of crippling arthritis and even most types of headaches and colds-all will be part of medicine's achievements.
Reality: The quotes around transplant are from the original text and they are unnecessary. De Forest makes this prediction before the first successful heart transplant, and now we can transplant hearts, lungs, livers, kidneys and several other organs as well as tissues. 100% credit on that part.
He also gets credit on the cures for some mental ailments. Antidepressants aren't perfect panaceas, but they are a big step forward from the state of the art in 1960. He loses points on predicting the cold and arthritis cures.
Like several of his most recent entries, this one is hit and miss, but on balance I'd put in on the plus side of the ledger.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Edgar Cayce still has a few usable predictions with dates attached. Not correct, but usable.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!