Monday, October 27, 2014
27 October 2014
Hunter Ansley Wryn b. 1994 (Snow White: A Deadly Summer, Serenity, Charmed)
Sebastian Gacki b. 1984 (Evil Feed, Supernatural, The Thaw, Flash Gordon [TV], Beyond Loch Ness, Smallville, Kyle XY)
Emilie Ullerup b. 1984 (Leprechaun: Origins, Almost Human, The Philadelphia Experiment [2012 TV], A Little Bit Zombie, Witchslayer Gretl, Supernatural, Sanctuary, Smallville, Battlestar Galactica)
Jamie Yeates b. 1983 (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)
Scott Fearn b. 1983 (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)
Patrick Fugit b. 1982 (Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, Dead Birds, Legion of Fire: Killer Ants!)
Tom Nagel b. 1980 (Volcano Zombies, Man of Steel, Dracula’s Curse, The Beast of Bray Road)
Monica Louwerens b. 1983 (The Vampire Diaries, Heroes, Phil of the Future, Power Rangers Wild Force, The Chronicle, The Invisible Man)
James Logan b. 1970 (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, No Ordinary Family, The X Files)
Peter O’Meara b. 1969 (Resident Evil: Extinction, Haven)
Jeff East b. 1957 (Pumpkinhead, Otherworld, Superman, The Day After)
Robert Picardo b. 1953 (Age of Tomorrow, Time Machine: The Rise of the Morlocks, SGU Stargate Universe, No Ordinary Family, Supernatural, Monsterwolf, Smallville, Ben 10: Race Against Time, Universal Remote, The 4400, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Star Trek: Voyager, Seven Days, Small Soldiers, VR.5, Matinee, The Witches of Eastwick [TV], Innerspace, 976-EVIL, The Man Who Fell to Earth [1987 TV], Gremlins 2, Star Trek: First Contact, Stargate SG-1, Amazing Stories, Legend, The Howling)
Peter Firth b. 1953 (Total Recall 2070, Mighty Joe Young , Highlander [TV], Lifeforce, The Picture of Dorian Gray )
Ted Wass b. 1952 (director, Big Bang Theory, actor, The Canterville Ghost )
Jayne Kennedy b. 1951 (Wonder Woman, The Six Million Dollar Man)
Angus MacInness b. 1947 (Hellboy, Space Island One, Judge Dredd, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Outland, Superman II, Star Wars, Space:1999, Rollerball)
Ivan Reitman b. 1946 (director, Evolution, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Ghostbusters)
Carrie Snodgress b. 1945 died 1 April 2004 (The X Files, The Fury)
John Cleese b. 1939 (The Day the Earth Stood Still, Harry Potter, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Erik the Viking, Whoops Apocalypse, Time Bandits, Doctor Who)
Carolyn Craig b. 1934 died 12 December 1970 (House on Haunted Hill)
Ned Wertimer b. 1923 died 2 January 2013 (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Mork & Mindy, I Dream of Jeannie, Pinocchio [1968 TV], Santa Claus Conquers the Martians)
Ruby Dee b. 1922 died 12 June2014 (The Stand)
Leif Erickson b. 1911 died 29 January 1986 (Project U.F.O., Twilight’s Last Gleaming, The Evil Touch, The Six Million Dollar Man: Solid Gold Kidnapping, The Sixth Sense [1972 TV], Invaders from Mars )
Notes from the Birthday List.
1. The Picture Slot. Last year, I used a picture of Robert Picardo as The Doctor from Star Trek: Voyager, and I argued with myself whether he should be used again. He is a very hard working Oh That Guy, especially in genre. I can't be sure if he's at the "Hey, it's Abe Vigoda" level of fame or the "Hey, it's that holographic doctor!" level. In any case, not wanting to repeat, I used a picture of John Cleese as Nearly Headless Nick from the Harry Potter films.
2. Wait... she's dead? I have no recollection of reading that Carrie Snodgress died about ten years ago. Checking out her obits, I didn't know about her relationships with Neil Young or Jack Nitzsche. I did remember her name from Diary of a Mad Housewife.
3. Spot the Canadians! There are four Canadian residents on the list today, three born after 1964 and one born before. The oldest one is hard to spot. Answers in the comments.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Prediction: Several black hole anomalies have been mentioned in astronomical journals, but none have been verified. There will be verification before 2000.
Reality: Full marks here. In 1994, the Hubble telescope verified a black hole in galaxy M87. Here is a link with more information.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
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