"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, October 22, 2014

22 October 2014

Jonathan Lipnicki b. 1990 (The Little Vampire, Meego)
Kyle Gallner b. 1986 (The Walking Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street [2010], Jennifer’s Body, Smallville, The Haunting in Connecticut)
John Boyd b. 1981 (Touch, Fringe, Lady in the Water)
Michael Fishman b. 1981 (A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home)
Layla Roberts b. 1974 (Beowulf [1999], Armageddon)
Saffron Burrows b. 1972 (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Perfect Creature, Deep Blue Sea, Wing Commander, Welcome II the Terrordome)
Spike Jonze b. 1969 (director, Her, Where the Wild Things Are, Being John Malkovich)
Jay Johnston b. 1968 (Men in Black II, Bicentennial Man, Jack Frost)
Valeria Golino b. 1965 (Escape from L.A.)
Suzanne Snyder b. 1962 (Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Return of the Living Dead II, Amazing Stories, Weird Science, The Last Starfighter)
Bill Condon b. 1955 (director, Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 & 2, The Others, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh)
Jeff Goldblum b. 1952 (Cats & Dogs, Independence Day, Jurassic Park, Earth Girls are Easy, The Fly, The Ray Bradbury Theatre, Transylvania 6-5000, Faerie Tale Theatre, Buckaroo Banzai, The Right Stuff, Threshold, Invasion of the Body Snatchers [1978])
John Howard b. 1952 (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Girl from Tomorrow)
Christopher Curry b. 1948 (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Star Trek: Voyager, Starship Troopers, Babylon 5, Quantum Leap, C.H.U.D.)
Annette Funicello b. 1942 died 8 April 2013 (Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine, The Monkey’s Uncle, Babes in Toyland, The Shaggy Dog)
Jim Baen b.1943 died 28 June 2006 (editor, publisher, founder of Baen Books)
Catherine Deneuve b. 1943 (The Hunger, Donkey Skin, The Creatures)
Charles Keating b. 1941 died 9 August 2014 (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena)
Tony Roberts b. 1939 (Amityville 3-D)
Christopher Lloyd b. 1938 (Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse, Piranha 3DD, Dorothy and the Witches of Oz, The Witches of Oz, Fringe, Piranha 3D, Jack and the Beanstalk [2010], Knights of Bloodsteel, Tremors [TV], The Tick [2001], It Came from the Sky, Alice in Wonderland [TV 1999], My Favorite Martian [1999], Angels in the Outfield, The Addams Family [and Values], Back to the Future I, II & III, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Amazing Stories, Buckaroo Banzai, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)
Derek Jacobi b. 1938 (Cinderella [2015], The Golden Compass, Doctor Who, Underworld, Nanny McPhee, Jason and the Argonauts [2000 TV], The Medusa Touch)
Gary Vinson b. 1936 died 15 October 1984 (The Incredible Hulk, The Munsters’ Revenge, Battlestar Galactica, The Next Step Beyond, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Invisible Boy)
Sheila Allen b. 1932 died 13 October 2011 (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Prisoner, Children of the Damned)
Barboura Morris b. 1932 died 23 October 1975 (The Dunwich Horror, X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, The Wasp Woman, A Bucket of Blood, Teenage Cave Man)
James Grout b. 1927 died 24 June 2012 (Cyberzone, The Abominable Dr. Phibes)
Doris Lessing b. 1919 died 17 November 2013 (author, Children of Violence, Canopus in Argos)
Joan Fontaine b. 1917 died 15 December 2013 (The Witches, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
Sidney Miller b. 1916 died 19 January 2004 (director, Mr. Terrific, The Addams Family, My Mother the Car, Bewitched, My Favorite Martian, The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock)
William F. Claxton b. 1914 died 11 February 1996 (director, The Canterville Ghost, The Night of the Lepus, Twilight Zone)
John Zaremba b. 1908 died 15 December 1986 (The Time Machine [1978 TV movie], Land of the Giants, The Invaders, The Time Tunnel, Batman, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Munsters, Twilight Zone, Moon Pilot, Men Into Space, Frankenstein’s Daughter, The Night the World Exploded, Earth vs. Flying Saucers, 20 Million Miles to Earth, The Magnetic Monster)
Constance Bennett b. 1904 died 24 July 1965 (Topper [1937])

Nice long list today, plenty of choices for iconic roles. Christopher Lloyd had the Picture Slot last year and I could have picked him again since it's Back to the Future 2015 week, but we'll get enough pictures of him in the predictions. Did you know he has 191 credits on imdb.com?I knew he was prolific, but dayam! His co-birthday boy Derek Jacobi may be my favorite actor on the list, but iconic in genre... not so much. Jeff Goldblum has lots of iconic choices and is the front runner for next year, though if I get in a Oh That Guy mood, John Zaremba is a great Oh That Bald Guy for people my age.

But with all that hemming and hawing done, you are looking at a picture of Catherine Deneuve from The Hunger because... I am a heterosexual male.

We get a day off from Spot the Canadian! We are Canadian free, believe it or not.

Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Five fun facts from 2015!
Predictor: Back to the Future, Part II released 22 March 1989

Prediction: The weather will be controlled to the exact minute.

Reality: Oh, sure... humans screwing with the weather. It's more like it's always been, the weather screwing with humans, and it looks like the weather wants to play rougher.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Another prediction from Back to the Future, Part II which I'm sure we'll see in about a year. (Not.)

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!


  1. "Valeria Golino" - Doesn't _Clean Slate_ count as an sf movie? Think _Momento_ with time running linearly and Dana Carvey instead of Guy Pearce.

    1. I don't count amnesia as sci-fi or fantasy. If I did, I might be hip deep in soap opera credits.

    2. does that mean you don't count Evil Twin stories either?

    3. If the evil twin is caused by a transporter malfunction, it counts. Otherwise, probably not.


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