Thursday, March 26, 2015
26 March 2015
Haley Ramm b. 1992 (X-Men: The Last Stand, Ben 10: Race Against Time)
Sterling Sulieman b. 1984 (In Time, The Vampire Diaries)
Keira Knightley b. 1985 (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Never Let Me Go, Pirates of the Caribbean, Neverland, Star Wars: Episode I – The One we Don’t Talk About)
Luke Ford b. 1981 (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Hercules )
Bianca Kajlich b. 1977 (Halloween Resurrection)
Amy Smart b. 1976 (Dead Awake, The Butterfly Effect, Starship Troopers)
Francis Lawrence b. 1971 (director, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Constantine, I Am Legend)
Jonathan Glazer b. 1965 (director, Under the Skin)
Ed Wasser b. 1964 (Babylon 5, Sliders, Quantum Leap)
Marita Geraghty b. 1962 (Charmed, Groundhog Day, Hard Time on Planet Earth)
Jennifer Grey b. 1960 (In Your Eyes)
Deke Anderson b. 1959 (Doll Factory, Green Lantern, Army of Darkness, The Bite, The Hidden)
Robert Shields b. 1951 (Wonder Woman)
Martin Short b. 1950 (Prince Charming, Alice in Wonderland [1999 TV], Merlin, Mars Attacks!, Maniac Mansion, Innerspace)
Johnny Crawford b, 1946 (The Thirteenth Floor, Village of the Giants, The Space Children)
James Caan b. 1940 (Elf, The Lathe of Heaven, Alien Nation, Rollerball, Slither)
Phillip R. Allen b. 1939 died 1 March 2012 (Out of this World, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Mork & Mindy, Dark Shadows)
Alan Arkin b. 1934 (Gattaca, The Rocketeer, Edward Scissorhands, Faerie Tale Theatre, The Return of Captain Invincible, Simon, The Monitors)
Luke Askew b. 1932 died 29 March 2012 (The 4400, The Warrior and the Sorceress, Automan, Knight Rider, The Powers of Matthew Star, The Greatest American Hero, The Six Million Dollar Man)
Leonard Nimoy b. 1931 died 27 February 2015 (Star Trek, The Big Bang Theory, Fringe, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Futurama, Brave New World, The Lost World, The Outer Limits, Invasion of the Body Snatchers , Twilight Zone, Them!, Zombies of the Stratosphere)
Ed Hinton b. 1919 died 12 October 1958 (Adventures of Superman, Captain Midnight, Red Planet Mars )
Strother Martin b. 1919 died 1 August 1980 (Sssssss, The Invaders, Lost in Space, Twilight Zone, World Without End, The Magnetic Monster)
Ed Peck b. 1917 died 12 September 1992 (Mork & Mindy, The Incredible Hulk, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Land of the Giants, I Dream of Jeannie, Star Trek, The Invaders)
Sterling Hayden b. 1916 died 23 May 1986 (Venom, The Last Days of Man on Earth, The Starlost)
Edward Bellamy b. 1850 died 22 May 1898 (author, Looking Backward, 2000-1887)
Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. As with William Shatner earlier this week, Leonard Nimoy had possession of The Picture Slot in both 2013 and 2014. Of course, Nimoy had a Never to be Forgotten post late last month as well. The list has several other choices available, though none of them is as important to genre as Nimoy was. For me, the choices were between Ed Wasser as Mr. Morden from Babylon 5, Keira Knightley from Pirates of the Caribbean, Johnny Crawford from Village of the Giants and the winner, James Caan as Jonathan E. in Rollerball.
2. Spot the Canadians! Most of the original cast of SCTV were Canadian (not Joe Flaherty or Andrea Martin), so Martin Short should be easy to spot. Knowing Luke Ford is Canadian pretty much proves you are a relative of Luke Ford.
3. MST3K. Village of the Giants was on MST3K, the last episode that featured TV's Frank. I did not have a picture of Johnny Crawford riding Joy Harmon's giant breasts in the Picture Slot today, which is more restraint than I usually show. I will monitor myself for the rest of the day for other uncharacteristic behavior. Crawford was also in The Space Children, as regular commenter Zombie Rotten McDonald kindly pointed out.
4. Nepotism FTW. Jennifer Grey is the daughter of Joel Grey.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
How to Train Your Dragon released, 2010
Prediction: (Arthur Conan Doyle's story Danger! is) “improbable and more like one of Jules Verne’s stories…”
Reality: Doyle predicted a submarine blockade of the British Isles in a war against a fictitious country Norland. The real submarine blockade of Great Britain during World War I by the Germans was responsible for the sinking of the Lusitania, which brought the United States into the war.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
It's H.G. Wells' turn once again.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!