Thursday, January 15, 2015
15 January 2015
Ryan Corr b. 1989 (Where the Wild Things Are)
Jessy Schram b. 1986 (Once Upon a Time, Falling Skies)
Victor Rasuk b. 1984 (Godzilla )
Trent Ford b. 1989 (The Vampire Diaries, The Island, Smallville)
Zachary Bostrom b. 1981 (Power Rangers Time Force, Aliens for Breakfast, Harry and the Hendersons [TV], Twilight Zone )
Aubree Miller b. 1979 (Ewoks: The Battle for Endor)
Eddie Cahill b. 1978 (Under the Dome, Haunted, Charmed)
Jimmy Smagula b. 1976 (The Island)
Ernie Reyes Jr. b. 1972 (Ninja Apocalypse, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Charmed, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, Red Sonja)
Regina King b. 1971 (The Big Bang Theory, The Strain, Mighty Joe Young )
Aonika Laurent b. 1971 (Fantastic Four)
Chad Lowe b, 1968 (Poltergeist: The Legacy, Target Earth, The Hunger [TV], Highway to Hell)
James Nesbitt b. 1965 (The Hobbit, The Deep, Fairy Tales, Jekyll)
Kelly Asbury b. 1960 (director, Shrek 2)
Mario Van Peebles b. 1957 (Highlander: The Final Dimension)
Andrea Martin b. 1947 (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Prince Charming, Meego, Harrison Bergeron, Deep Space Nine, Maniac Mansion, Innerspace)
Margaret O’Brien b. 1937 (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde , Frankenstein in Love, Dead in Love, Tales from the Darkside, Death in Space)
Robert Silverberg b. 1935 (won 1972 Nebula for A Time of Changes)
Joanne Linville b. 1928 (Star Trek, The Invaders, Twilight Zone)
Phyllis Coates b. 1927 (Lois & Clark, I Was a Teenage Frankenstein, The Incredible Petrified World, Topper, Invasion U.S.A., Adventures of Superman)
Maria Schell b. 1926 died 26 April 2005 (The Martian Chronicles, Superman )
Thelma Carpenter b. 1922 died 14 May 1997 (The Wiz)
Frank Thornton b. 1921 died 16 March 2013 (Old Drac, Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World, The Tomb of Ligeia)
Lloyd Bridges b. 1913 died 10 March 1998 (Honey I Blew Up the Kid, Alice in Wonderland , Battlestar Galactica, Rocketship X-M)
Torin Thatcher b. 1905 died 4 March 1981 (The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Land of the Giants, Star Trek, Lost in Space, The Time Tunnel, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Jack the Giant Killer)
Marjorie Bennett b. 1896 died 14 June 1982 (The Reluctant Astronaut, Billy the Kid Versus Dracula, My Living Doll, Mary Poppins, Twilight Zone, Have Rocket – Will Travel)
Ernest Thesiger b. 1879 died 14 January 1961 (A Christmas Carol , The Man in the White Suit, The Bride of Frankenstein)
Notes on the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. In past years, I used Torin Thatcher and James Nesbitt. This year it's Joanne Linville playing a Romulan commander from the original Star Trek series.
2. Not the Canadian! I found no Canadians on our list today. I fully expected Andrea Martin to be Canadian since she was a mainstay of SCTV, but she was born in Maine. Who knew?
3. MST3K. Lloyd Bridges was in Rocketship X-M. If there are other movies the show used on the list, I don't know them, but one of my readers might. (I was right. Zombie Rotten McDonlad remember Invasion U.S.A. and let me know. Thanks, ZRMcD.)
4. The Gal at the Door. Phyllis Coates, one of several actresses who played Lois Lane opposite George Reeves, is the oldest living birthday girl today and everyone younger than her is still alive. Special best wishes to her on her 88th birthday.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list, especially Phyllis Coates, and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
The Book of Eli released, 2010
Predictor: Morris Leopold Ernst in Utopia 1976, published 1969
Prediction:Foods will be sterilized by split-second exposures [to atomic radiation], thus extending the shelf life of fresh foods practically indefinitely. Fission rays will immunize seeds, oats and other grains against disease.
Reality: Most predictions from The Experts Speak are wrong, but in fact food irradiation has been used for many decades now, both for increasing shelf life and killing insect pests.
More importantly for the blog, I can now look up Utopia 1976 to see if it has any other usable predictions, right or wrong.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Back to 1902 to hear from a young H.G. Wells.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!