Thursday, August 7, 2014
7 August 2014
Liam James b. 1996 (Fringe, 2012, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem)
Abbie Cornish b. 1982 (RoboCop, Sucker Punch)
Brit Marling b. 1982 (I Origins, Another Earth)
Cirroc Lofton b. 1978 (Invasion, Deep Space Nine)
Alexandre Aja b. 1978 (director, Horns, Piranha 3D, The Hills Have Eyes )
Charlize Theron b. 1975 (Mad Max: Fury Road, Prometheus, The Road, Hancock, Aeon Flux, The Astronaut’s Wife, The Devil’s Advocate, Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest)
Hans Matheson b. 1975 (Clash of the Titans, The Mists of Avalon)
Michael Shannon b. 1974 (Man of Steel, Jonah Hex, Bug, Vanilla Sky, Early Edition, Chain Reaction, Groundhog Day)
Greg Serano b. 1972 (Doomed Planet, Terminator Salvation, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, The Postman)
Paula Jean Hixson b. 1968 (Being Human, Source Code)
Charlotte Lewis b. 1967 (Highlander: The Raven, Embrace of the Vampire, The Golden Child)
Harold Perrineau b. 1963 (Constantine, Lost, Demons, 28 Weeks Later, The Matrix Revolutions, The Matrix Reloaded)
Ramon Estevez b. 1963 (Alligator II: The Mutation, The Dead Zone)
David Duchovny b. 1960 (The X Files, Evolution, Space: Above and Beyond)
Shannon Cochran b. 1958 (Fringe, Star Trek: Nemesis, The Ring, Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Paul Dini b. 1957 (writer, a whole lot of TV cartoon shows)
Wayne Knight b. 1955 (Torchwood, Punisher: War Zone, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Space Jam, Jurassic Park, The Day After)
Caroline Aaron b. 1952 (What Planet Are You From?, Edward Scissorhands, The Brother from Another Planet)
Alexei Sayle b. 1952 (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Solarbabies, Doctor Who, Whoops Apocalypse)
David Rasche b. 1944 (Men in Black 3, Bigfoot: The Unforgettable Encounter, Wicked Stepmother)
John Glover b. 1944 (Smallville, Heroes, Brimstone, Batman & Robin, Deep Space Nine, The Ray Bradbury Theatre, RoboCop 2, Scrooged, Twilight Zone , The Incredible Shrinking Woman)
Tobin Bell b. 1942 (Saw, Revelations, Charmed, The X Files, Strange World, Stargate SG-1, Mann & Machine, Alien Nation)
Steve Ihnat b. 1934 died 12 May 1972 (Star Trek, Countdown, I Dream of Jeannie, The Outer Limits, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
Jerry Pournelle b. 1933 (author, The Mote in God’s Eye, The Man-Kzin Wars, Lucifer’s Hammer)
Edward Hardwicke b. 1932 died 16 May 2011 (She , Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend, Venom, Supernatural [1977 TV mini-series], H.G. Wells’ Invisible Man)
Adrian Ricard b. 1924 (I, Robot, Lois & Clark, The Man with Two Brains, Gemini Man)
Jane Adams b. 1918 died 21 May 2014 (Adventures of Superman, Batman and Robin, The Brute Man, House of Dracula)
Billie Burke b. 1884 died 14 May 1970 (The Wizard of Oz, Topper )
Random thoughts from an interesting list.
1. Here's to the Oh That Guys. Wayne Knight and David Rasche have their best work in comedy, Edward Hardwicke was Dr. Watson a jillion times, but John Glover has a lot of genre credits and was a definite top choice for the Picture Slot.
2. We have a movie star in Charlize Theron (last year's Picture Slot) and a TV star in David Duchovny and a guy who I can't tell which way his career is going to go, Michael Shannon. He's starred in some small movies, had big roles in Man of Steel and the TV series Boardwalk Empire. He might become an Oh That Guy or he might take the next step up. I wish him all the best.
3. Steve Ihnat died at 37? (He was Garth on Star Trek.) Nobody tells me anything.
4. Jane Adams played Vicky Vale in the 1949 version of Batman and Robin, which I have never seen. I saw House of Dracula. Jane Adams was purdy.
5. Billie Burke was in her mid fifties when she was Glinda in The Wizard of Oz. Margaret Hamilton was in her mid thirties. Make-up makes a huge difference. (Pretty eyes help a lot as well.)
Many happy returns to the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 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: Man's life span will have increased to nearly 100 years. The causes of and cure for cancer will have been found. We will know how to deal with most types of heart disease.
Reality: Well, he gets partial credit for the heart disease statement, but cancer cured and average life spans of 100 are way off. If we could cure cancer, the average would definitely be at least 90. Maybe one day in the far future an average age of 100 will be a reality, but that's a long way off.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
A prediction from Edgar Cayce that might be considered correct, if you squint really hard.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!