Wednesday, November 19, 2014
19 November 2014
Liana Mendoza b. 1984 (A Haunted House, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra)
Adam Driver b. 1983 (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens)
Tony Elias b. 1982 (Star Trek )
Adele Silva b. 1980 (Strippers vs Werewolves, Doctor Who)
Eric Nenninger b. 1978 (Jeepers Creepers 2, The X Files)
Kristian Ayre b. 1977 (Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Elf, Jake 2.0, Stargate SG-1, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County, Space Cases, The Odyssey )
Christian Martin b. 1975 (Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl)
Sandrine Holt b. 1972 (Terminator: Genisys, The Returned, Underworld: Awakening, The Phantom, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Mutant X, Witchblade, Poltergeist: The Legacy)
Mark Bonnar b. 1968 (Doctor Who, Paradox)
Jason Scott Lee b. 1966 (Soldier, Tale of the Mummy, The Hunger [1997 TV], The Jungle Book, Back to the Future II)
Douglas Henshall b. 1965 (Dorian Gray, Primeval, Kull the Conqueror)
Terry Ferrell b. 1963 (Deep Core, Deep Space Nine, Legion, Red Dwarf, Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, Quantum Leap, Twilight Zone)
Jodie Foster b. 1962 (Elysium, Nim’s Island, Contact, The X-Files)
Meg Ryan b. 1961 (Kate & Leopold, Innerspace, Amityville 3-D)
Allison Janney b. 1959 (Lost, Aliens in the Family, Wolf)
Charlie Kaufman b. 1958 (writer, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich)
Scott McGinnis b. 1958 (Deadly Nightmares, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Mr. Merlin)
Tom Virtue b. 1957 (A Haunted House 2, Iron Man 3, American Horror Story, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Charmed, Firefly, Star Trek: Voyager, The X-Files, Team Knight Rider, Lois & Clark)
Glynnis O’Connor b. 1956 (Twilight Zone )
Kathleen Quinlan b. 1954 (SGU Stargate Universe, The Hills Have Eyes , Event Horizon, Apollo 13, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Where Have All the People Gone)
Robert Beltran b. 1953 (Cry of the Winged Serpent, Fire Serpent, Manticore, Star Trek: Voyager, Lois & Clark, Night of the Comet)
Nigel Bennett b. 1949 (Starhunter, Andromeda, Mutant X, Cypher, Lexx, Dark Realm, Relic Hunter, Top of the Food Chain, Total Recall 2070Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, Earth: Final Conflict, Forever Knight, RoboCop [TV], The Hidden Room, Twilight Zone , Bay Coven)
Udana Power b. 1944 (Jason of Star Command, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, The Lost Saucer)
Dan Haggerty b. 1941 (Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan)
Dick Cavett b. 1936 (Beetlejuice, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors)
Rex Holman b. 1928 (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Land of the Lost [1976 TV], Escape to Witch Mountain, Land of the Giants, Star Trek, The Outer Limits, Panic in Year Zero!, Twilight Zone)
Gene Tierney b. 1920 died 6 November 1991 (The Ghost & Mrs. Muir )
Alan Young b. 1919 (The Time Machine [2002 & 1960], FreakyLinks, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, The Cat From Outer Space, Mr. Terrific, tom thumb)
Eleanor Audley b. 1905 died 25 November 1991 (Twilight Zone)
Notes on the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. So many choices. Last year, I went with Terry Ferrell and made some comment about women I lusted after turning 50, but Kathleen Quinlan turns 60 today and I lusted after her as well. For fabulous babes, I would say both Jodie Foster and Gene Tierney qualify for iconic in genre as well as gorgeous, so they have a good chance next year, as does Robert Beltran. But this year it's Alan Young, put in make-up to look like an old man in the 1960 version of The Time Machine. Guess what? Now he is an old man and he looks much better than this. More than that, he's 95 today AND he's still working! Good on ya, Mr. Young.
2. Emigrated to Canada. It's no secret in the industry how much work there is in Canada now, and many actors born elsewhere move to Canada. There are three actors with Canadian looking C.V.s, but none of them were born there. Nigel Bennett is a Scot that moved to Canada, Sandrine Holt was born in England and her family moved to Canada when she was five, and Kristian Ayre's story is much the same.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list, especially Alan Young, and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 released, 2010
Prediction: The next war will be fought with nuclear warheads mounted on inter-continental ballistic missiles.
Reality: When I began this blog in early 2013, one of the first people to contact me with an interesting link was Ian Abrams of Drexel University. The story doesn't give an exact date for the next war, but it does predict how it will be fought. Luckily for us, we've gone nearly seventy years and nothing like this has happened. Still, this article, officially vetted by the Pentagon to be published in LIFE magazine at the height of its circulation, is one of the earliest and most potent sources of the biggest fear we lived with for at least forty years, toe-to-toe nuclear confrontation with the Russkies. Recall that when it is written, we are the only nuclear power and intercontinental missiles do not yet exist.
I very rarely repeat a prediction on this blog, but I declare November 19th as You Have Official Permission To Freak The Fuck Out Day. Again, thanks to Ian Drexel for creating the webpage and giving me a link to it when this blog was in its infancy.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Thursday belongs to Lee de Forest's view of the wonders of the year 2000, predicted in 1960.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!