Thursday, November 20, 2014
20 November 2014
Kayla Perkins b. 1993 (Cyclical Effect, Nightmare Fuel, Santa Claus Versus the Zombies)
Rhys Wakefield b. 1988 (After the Dark, The Purge, +1)
Dan Byrd b. 1985 (Heroes, The Hills have Eyes, Salem’s Lot, The Nightmare Room, Firestarter 2: Rekindled)
Darcy Donovan b. 1985 (My Babysitter’s a Vampire, Lycanthrope)
Andrea Riseborough b. 1981 (Birdman, Oblivion, Being Human)
Nadine Velazquez b. 1978 (House of the Dead 2)
Laura Harris b. 1976 (Snowmageddon, Warehouse 13, Stargate: Atlantis, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Dead Like Me, Jake 2.0, Total Recall 2070, The Faculty, Poltergeist: The Legacy, Sliders, Sabrina the Teenage Witch [TV movie], The X Files, M.A.N.T.I.S., Highlander [TV], The Odyssey, It)
Joshua Gomez b. 1975 (Invasion)
Jason Faunt b. 1974 (Power Rangers, Jekyll)
Joel McHale b. 1971 (Video Game High School, Spider-Man 2, Ted, Spy Kids 4)
Jonathan M. Woodward b. 1973 (Angel, Firefly, Buffy)
Johanna Black b. 1971 (Night of the Living Dead 3D, Total Recall 2070)
Sabrina Lloyd b. 1970 (Sliders, Superboy)
Angelica Bridges b. 1970 (Black Scorpion, Mystery Men, Mortal Kombat: Conquest, Conan )
Callie Thorne b. 1969 (Within the Dark)
Ming-Na Wen b. 1963 (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Eureka, SGU Stargate Universe, Push, Street Fighter)
Phil Joanou b. 1961 (director, Amazing Stories)
Sean Young b. 1959 (Star Trek: Renegades, Gingerclown, Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader, Headspace, The Invader, Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde, Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend, Dune, Blade Runner)
Thea Vidale b. 1956 (Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde)
Bo Derek b. 1956 (Ghosts Can’t Do It, Orca)
Richard Brooker b. 1954 died 8 April 2013 (Deathstalker, Friday the 13th Part III)
Richard Masur b. 1948 (Encino Man, It, Amazing Stories, My Science Project, Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann, The Thing, Time Express)
Veronica Hamel b. 1943 (Lost)
Mie Hama b. 1943 (King Kong Escapes, King Kong vs. Godzilla)
Don DeLillo b. 1936 (Libra, Underworld)
Richard Dawson b, 1932 died 2 June 2012 (The Running Man, Mr. Terrific, Munster, Go Home!, The Outer Limits)
Jerry Hardin b. 1929 (The X Files, Sliders, Strange World, Brimstone, From the Earth to the Moon, Star Trek: Voyager, Time Trax, Lois & Clark, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Quantum Leap, Starman [TV], Big Trouble in Little China, Twilight Zone , World War III, The Incredible Hulk)
Franklin Cover b. 1928 died 5 February 2006 (They Came from Outer Space, The Stepford Wives)
Phyllis Thaxter b. 1919 died 14 August 2012 (Superman, The Invaders, Twilight Zone)
Reginald Denny b. 1891 died 16 June 1967 (Batman, Topper [TV], Abbot and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
Robert Armstrong b. 1890 died 20 April 1973 (King Kong, Son of Kong)
Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. Last year, it was Sean Young from Blade Runner. This year, it's Oh That Guy Jerry Hardin in his role as Deep Throat from The X-Files. Next year? Ming-Na Wen and Richard Dawson are certainly in the running and maybe Robert Armstrong from King Kong if I'm in a super geezer mood.
2. Spot the Canadians! There are two, one very obvious and the other not so much. Both were born after 1970. Answers in the comments later today.
3. Famous, but not genre famous. There are two fabulous babes on the list, Bo Derek and Veronica Hamel, that are well known for 10 and Hill Street Blues respectively, but their genre roles don't count as iconic in my estimation, so there's no chance of getting them in the Picture Slot. I'm firm but fair.
4. Genre famous, but not famous. Phyllis Thaxter was Ma Kent in the Christopher Reeve version of Superman. The late Richard Brooker was Jason in the third Friday the 13th movie, but he's behind a mask so not a lot of recognition there.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon released 2009
First Men In The Moon released 1964
Predictor: Lee de Forest, "The Father of Radio", predicting the world of 2000 in the 17 January 1960 edition of the Sunday supplement American Weekly.
Prediction: A home TV circuit will enable you to look into nurseries or other rooms at the opposite end of the house.
Reality: Yep, that exists, though in nurseries it's more common to have an audio monitor.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
H.G. Wells takes another crack at sussing out the 20th Century from a vantage point in 1902.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!