"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)

"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
September 19 is the last post for this blog. Thanks to all my readers!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

3 September 2014

Garrett Hedlund b. 1984 (Pan, Tron, Eragon)
Christine Woods b. 1983 (FlashForward)
Nichole Hiltz b. 1978 (Alien Autopsy, Smallville, Buffy, Dude, Where’s My Car?)
Nick Weschsler b. 1978 (The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Roswell, Team Knight Rider)
Ashley Jones b. 1976 (FlashForward, True Blood)
Clare Kramer b. 1974 (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Buffy)
Charlie Sheen b. 1965 (Big Bang Theory, The Arrival, The Wraith, Amazing Stories)
Costas Mandylor b. 1965 (Saw, Hyenas, Immortally Yours, Beowulf, Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York, Dinocroc, Charmed, Andromeda, Last Exit to Earth)
Holt McCallany b. 1963 (Heroes, Alien³)
Merritt Butrick b. 1959 died 17 March 1989 (Fright Night Part 2, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Beauty and the Beast, Why on Earth?, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Zapped!, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
Kevin McCorkle b. 1958 (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Island, The X Files, Star Trek: Voyager)
Jean-Pierre Jeunet b. 1953 (director, Alien: Resurrection, The City of Lost Children)
Lou Richards b. 1951 (Growth, Charmed, Hulk, The X Files, Project U.F.O., Logan’s Run [TV])
Valerie Perrine b. 1942 (Faerie Tale Theatre, Superman, Slaughterhouse Five)
Pauline Collins b. 1940 (Doctor Who, Merlin)
Nora Denney b. 1927 died 20 November 2005 (Splash, Tucker’s Witch, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Bewitched, My Favorite Martian)
Anne Jackson b. 1926 (The Shining)
Terry Wilson b. 1923 died 30 March 1999 (Escape to Witch Mountain, Westworld)
Pat O’Malley b. 1890 died 21 May 1966 (Twilight Zone, Invasion of the Body Snatchers)

Last year, I went Whedonverse nerd and but up a picture of Clare Cramer as Glory, the Big Bad on season 5 of Buffy. This year, I'm going with Merritt Butrick, who played Kirk's illegitimate son David in Star Trek II and III. While not the most iconic role on the list, I call personal privilege here because my younger sisters went to high school with him in Mill Valley back in the day. While Charlie Sheen is the best known name here, he doesn't have an iconic genre role. The best bets for next year's Picture Slot are Nora Denney (a.k.a. Dodo Denney) as Mrs. Teevee from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Valerie Perrine as Miss Tessmacher from Superman or one of the many eerie stills from Jean-Pierre Jeunet's City of Lost Children.

Clarification: Pat O'Malley is NOT J. Pat O'Malley, two completely different Oh That Guys and J. Pat the better known. Still, Pat O'Malley had three roles on Twilight Zone, so he's definitely on the list. The guy has over 400 credits on imdb.com, stretching back to the silent era.

Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.

Predictor: Mann, Kozar and Miller

Prediction: The 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season will have nine named storms, with a margin of error of plus or minus three.

Reality: This prediction says this would be a quiet season and for the first three months, the prediction is doing well. Only four named storms so far and very little landfall, even in the Caribbean islands. (Landfall is not part of the prediction.) We will visit this prediction again on December 1 when the season is officially over.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

We interrupt the regular schedule for a prediction from the Fourth Doctor.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!


  1. I think Charlie Sheen's entire LIFE is kind of a science fiction role.

    Or maybe a horror story.

  2. I can't believe Merritt Buttrick died at 30.

    1. Likewise, it's hard to believe he died 25 years ago.


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