Thursday, September 11, 2014
11 September 2014
Jett Good b. 1999 (Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D)
Tyler Hoechlin b. 1987 (Teen Wolf)
Ariana Richards b. 1979 (Jurassic Park, Tremors, Spaced Invaders)
Cameron Richardson b. 1979 (10.0 Earthquake, The Lottery, Rise: Blood Hunter)
Taraji P. Henson b. 1970 (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Satan’s School for Girls)
Harry Connick Jr. b. 1967 (Bug, Independence Day)
Virginia Madsen b. 1961 (Witches of East End, The Haunting in Connecticut, The Astronaut Farmer, The Haunting, Star Trek: Voyager, The Apocalypse Watch, The Prophecy, Earth 2, Candyman, Highlander II: The Quickening, Zombie High, Creator, Dune)
Anne Ramsay b. 1960 (Wizards of Waverly Place, Planet of the Apes , Star Trek: The Next Generation)
John Hawkes b. 1959 (Lost, S. Darko, Strange Frequency, Taken, The X Files, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, Buffy, Steel, From Dusk Till Dawn, Future-Kill)
Julia Nickson b. 1958 (Half-Life, Power Rangers Wild Force, SeaQuest 2032, Babylon 5, Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Roxann Dawson b. 1958 (Star Trek: Voyager)
Scott Patterson b. 1958 (The Event, Saw, Them , The Lost World [1998 TV movie])
Tony Gilroy b. 1956 (writer, Armageddon)
Amy Madigan b. 1950 (Fringe, Doppelganger, Carnivale, The Dark Half, The Day After)
Kathrine Baumann b. 1949 (Knight Rider, The Thing with Two Heads)
Michael Sacks b. 1948 (Starflight: The Plane That Couldn’t Land, The Amityville Horror, Slaughterhouse-Five)
Felton Perry b. 1945 (Hollywood Vampyr, Dark Breed, RoboCop 1, 2 & 3, Automan)
Brian De Palma b. 1940 (director, Mission to Mars, Carrie, Phantom of the Paradise)
Charles Dierkop (Superguy: Behind the Cape, Merchants of Venus, Hard Time on Planet Earth, Star Trek, Land of the Giants, Batman, Lost in Space, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
Ian Abercrombie b. 1934 died 26 January 2012 (Wizards of Waverly Place, Charmed, Star Trek: Voyager, Good vs Evil, Buffy, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Babylon 5, Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000, Addams Family Values, Army of Darkness, The Flash, Warlock, Frog, Otherworld, The Ice Pirates, Tucker’s Witch, Voyagers!, Blood Beach, Battlestar Galactica , The Six Million Dollar Man, Young Frankenstein)
Eve Brent b. 1929 died 27 August 2011 (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Roswell, The Green Mile, Weird Science [TV], Date with an Angel, BrainWaves, Adventures of Superman)
Earl Holliman b. 1928 (NightMan, The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War, Visit to a Small Planet, Twilight Zone, Forbidden Planet)
David Morris b. 1924 died 29 October 2007 (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
Herbert Lom b. 1917 died 27 September 2012 (Whoops Apocalypse, The Dead Zone, Dorian Gray  Count Dracula , Journey to the Far Side of the Sun, Mysterious Island, Project M7)
Terrific birthday list today, plenty of folks with iconic roles, and excellent selection of fabulous babes and a great bunch of Oh That Guys, including John Hawkes, Felton Perry, Charles Dierkop, Ian Abercrombie, Herbert Lom and the guy in the Picture Slot, Earl Holliman, from the Twilight Zone episode Where Is Everybody? Regular readers know how much I love the original Twilight Zone, and many of my favorite episodes have either a one or two person cast throughout either for the entire episode or for all but a scene or two at the beginning or end. Where Is Everybody? is all about Earl Holliman and he did a great job.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Prediction: In 1999, an Indian nuclear satellite is shot down out of the sky, causing an electromagnetic pulse that knocks out electronic systems worldwide.
Reality: A worldwide EMP from a single source would be pretty damn tough, since at least half of the planet would be protected by being too far away.
I remember this film and most especially the soundtrack, which had an all-star lineup, including Talking Heads, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, R.E.M., Depeche Mode, Jane Siberry with k.d. lang, and U2. I read in an article at the time that it was the biggest budget film ever made outside the United States at the time. I'm not sure that statement was true, but getting all the people they got on the soundtrack album couldn't have been cheap.
Graham Joyce 1954-2014
British fantasy writer Graham Joyce died on Tuesday at the age of 59. He won the annual British Fantasy award five times for his novels Dark Sister, Requiem, The Tooth Fairy, Memoirs of a Master Forger and Some Kind of Fairy Tale and the World Fantasy award for The Facts of Life. He was also proud to mind the nets for the all-England writer's football club, defending the nation's honor against sides from Germany, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Israel, Hungary, Turkey and Austria. He wrote of these experiences in the non-fiction book Simple Goalkeeping Made Spectacular.
Best wishes to the family and friends of Graham Joyce, from a fan. He is never to be forgotten.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Yet another prediction from a film interrupts the regular schedule.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!