Christian Serratos b. 1990 (The Walking Dead, 7500, Twilight, American Horror Story)
Joseph Mazzello b. 1983 (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Coma [TV 2012], Star Kid, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park)
Maggie Grace b. 1981 (Twilight 1 and 2, Lost, Creature Unknown)
Autumn Reeser b. 1980 (No Ordinary Family, Birds of Prey, Star Trek: Voyager)
Aleksa Palladino b. 1980 (Spectropia, The Picture of Dorian Gray )
Luke Wilson b. 1971 (Idiocracy, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, The X Files, Scream 2)
Rob Benedict b. 1970 (Touch, Supernatural, Threshold, Birds of Prey, Buffy)
James Lesure b. 1970 (Lost, The Ring Two, The Burning Zone, Space: Above & Beyond)
David Wenham b. 1965 (Van Helsing, Lord of the Rings)
Angus Macfayden b. 1963 (Saw III, Equilibrium, Jason and the Argonauts [2000 TV], Warriors of Virtue)
Nancy Travis b. 1961 (Rose Red, Tales from the Darkside, Worlds Beyond)
Bill Murray b. 1950 (Osmosis Jones, Space Jam, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Zombieland, Scrooged, Little Shop of Horrors)
Stephen King b. 1947 (Carrie, The Stand, The Shining, Under the Dome, also so many more)
Jerry Bruckheimer b. 1943 (producer, National Treasure, Armageddon, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Sorcerer’ Apprentice, Cat People)
Tracy Reed b. 1942 died 2 May 2012 (Dr. Strangelove, UFO, Out of the Unknown, Journey to the Unknown)
Henry Gibson b. 1935 died 14 September 2009 (Charmed, Stargate SG-1, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Total Recall 2070, Deep Space Nine, Cyber Bandits, Tales from the Crypt, Eerie, Indiana, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Twilight Zone , Small & Frye, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, Wonder Woman, My Favorite Martian)
Larry Hagman b.1931 died 23 November 2012 (Superman, I Dream of Jeannie)
Chuck Jones b. 1912 died 22 February 2002 (animator, way too many credits)
H. G. Wells b. 1866 died 13 August 1946 (author, War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, so many more)
Morbid bastid that I am, let me mention the dead.
Tracy Reed was the British version of Mary Tyler Moore, though not nearly as successful. She is best known to Americans as George C. Scott's "personal secretary" in Dr. Strangelove. She was 70 when she died, but it still feels like a surprise to me.
Likewise Henry Gibson. I was surprised by how many genre roles he had and that he is now dead.
I am not surprised Larry Hagman is dead. He made ads asking people not to smoke and he didn't look well for many years before he he died. Still, Mark Evanier's memoir of him made me like Hagman a lot.
No surprise at all that Chuck Jones or H.G. Wells are dead already, but they are definitely iconic. Last year, I used Stephen King in the Picture Slot. Of the living, only Bill Murray has a chance at the 2015 Picture Slot if I don't repeat myself.
Many happy returns to the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Predictor: the movie The Time Machine, (1960)
Reality: I used this prediction in August of 2013 and bring it back today because H.G. Wells is in the Picture Slot and it feels lie forever since we pulled his corpse out of the ground and slapped him around for a while.
How were we supposed to know we were in London of the future in a scene that lasts just a few minutes? There was an overground monorail and Alan Young as a fallout shelter official wore a metallic suit. Also, geologists are pretty clear on the idea that there aren't any dormant volcanoes near London.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Like today, the regular schedule is interrupted by a prediction from a movie, this time from this century.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!