Saturday, October 18, 2014
18 October 2014
Tyler Posey b. 1991 (Teen Wolf, Smallville)
Zac Efron b.1987 (Firefly)
Freida Pinto b. 1984 (Immortals, Rise from the Planet of the Apes)
Tod Fennell b. 1984 (Warm Bodies, The Spiderwick Chronicles, The 4400, Big Wolf on Campus, The Worst Witch, Goosebumps, Brainscan)
Shawna Loyer b. 1979 (Thir13en Ghosts)
Xun Zhou b. 1974 (Cloud Atlas)
Joy Bryant b. 1974 (Virtuality, Spider-Man 2)
Erin Moran b. 1960 (Galaxy of Terror)
Jean Claude Van Damme b. 1960 (U.F.O., Universal Soldier, Timecop, Cyborg)
Corinne Bohrer b. 1958 (Star Kid, The Flash, Free Spirit, The Powers of Matthew Star, Zapped!)
David Twohy b. 1955 (director, Riddick, The Chronicles of Riddick, Pitch Black, Disaster in Time)
Arliss Howard b. 1954 (True Blood, The Time Traveler’s Wife, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Wilder Napalm, Twilight Zone , The Day After, The Incredible Hulk)
Chuck Lorre b. 1952 (show runner, The Big Bang Theory)
Pam Dawber b.1951 (Stay Tuned, Faerie Tale Theatre, The Twilight Zone , Mork and Mindy, The Girl, The Gold Watch & Everything)
Joe Morton b. 1947 (Coma [TV mini-series], Terminator 2, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Paycheck, Thoughtcrimes, Smallville, Dragonfly, The X-Files, The Astronaut’s Wife, Challenger, Brother from Another Planet)
Howard Shore b.1946 (music, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbitt, eXistenZ)
Dawn Wells b. 1938 (Meego, ALF, The Invaders)
Peter Boyle b. 1935 died 12 December 2006 (Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, Species II, Doctor Doolittle, The X-Files, Los & Clark, The Shadow, Solar Crisis, Young Frankenstein, Slither)
Calvin Lockhart b. 1934 died 29 March 2007 (Predator 2, The Beast Must Die)
Inger Stevens b. 1934 died 30 April 1970 (Twilight Zone, The World, the Flesh and the Devil)
George C. Scott b. 1927 died 22 September 1999 (The Exorcist III, A Christmas Carol, Firestarter, Beauty and the Beast [TV movie])
Klaus Kinski b. 1926 died 23 November 1991 (Vampire in Venice, Nosferatu the Vampire, Timestalkers, Creature, Deadly Knightmares, Faerie Tale Theatre, Android, Lifespan, Lover of the Monster, The Hand That Feeds the Dead)
Boris Sagal b. 1923 died 22 May 1981 (World War III, The Omega Man, Twilight Zone)
Anthony Dawson b. 1916 died 8 January 1992 (Ghoulies II, The Curse of the Werewolf)
There's a lot of movie stars and TV stars on our list today and plenty of iconic roles, though the list is Star Trek free. Last year, I went with Pam Dawber as Mindy and still being in a fabulous babe mood, this year it's Inger Stevens from her most famous Twilight Zone episode. Next year I can't say, but Peter Boyle and Klaus Kinski are having a classic Frankenstein vs. Dracula battle in my head right now.
This would be a truly unfair day to ask readers to play Spot the Canadian! Joe Morton has the resume of a Canadian, but was born in New York City. Tod Fennell is the actual Canadian.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Prediction: 3 of 70 experts had the Royals in the World Series and 1 of 70 had the Giants.
Reality: I'm going to make an excuse for this truly pathetic showing by the experts, because both these teams were wild cards. It has happened one time before that two wild card teams made the World Series, back in 2002 when the Giants lost to the Angels. (The NFL has a longer wild card history, but never have wild card teams from each conference made it to the Super Bowl.)
But now we get to the grade. The experts have gotten 20.2% of their predictions correct, which is awful. One expert has the Giants winning it all and two favor the Royals. No matter the outcome, the correct pick percentage has to fall to around 18%, or if we put in in batting average numbers, either .183 or .181, which means below the Mendoza Line. There's no way to make this sound like an accomplishment.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
The weekly schedule is interrupted for an exact date from a movie.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!