Friday, March 27, 2015
27 March 2015
Holliday Grainger b. 1988 (Demons, Merlin, Roger and the Rottentrolls)
Brenda Song b. 1988 (Wizards of Waverly Place, Phil of the Future, The Nightmare Room)
Emily Ann Lloyd b. 1984 (Early Edition, Apollo 13)
Jason Narvy b. 1974 (Power Rangers)
Nathan Fillion b. 1971 (Thrilling Adventure Hour Live, The Big Bang Theory, Neil’s Puppet Dreams, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, The Guild, The Venture Bros., Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Lost, Slither, Serenity, Firefly, Buffy, Dracula 2000)
Elizabeth Mitchell b. 1970 (Once Upon a Time, Revolution, V, Lost, Frequency)
Pauley Perrette b. 1969 (The Singularity Is Near, Satan Hates You, The Ring, Dead Last, Early Edition)
Kevin Corrigan b. 1969 (Fringe, Superboy, The Exorcist III)
Sandra Hess b. 1968 (Sliders, Highlander [TV], Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Beastmaster: The Eye of Braxus, Lois & Clark, SeaQuest 2032)
Talisa Soto b. 1967 (Elysium, Island of the Dead, Mortal Kombat)
Martin Weisz b. 1966 (director, The Hills Have Eyes II)
Quentin Tarantino b. 1963 (screenwriter, From Dusk Till Dawn)
Jeff Griggs b. 1963 (Power Rangers Time Force, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, Babylon 5)
Adrian Rawlins b. 1958 (Harry Potter, Doctor Who)
Caroline Williams b. 1957 (Seed 2, Halloween II, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, They Came from Outer Space, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2)
Bairbre Dowling b. 1953 (Star Trek: Voyager, Zardoz)
Michael York b. 1942 (Megiddo: The Omega Code, One Hell of a Guy, Dark Planet, Babylon 5, SeaQuest 2032, Not of this Earth, TekWar: TekLab, Space, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Logan’s Run)
Austin Pendleton b. 1940 (Wishcraft, Tales from the Crypt, Alice in Wonderland , Simon)
June Wilkinson b. 1940 (Frankenstein’s Great Aunt Tillie, Batman[TV])
Julian Glover b. 1935 (Game of Thrones, Atlantis [TV], Alien Uprising, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Empire Strikes Back, Doctor Who, Blakes 7, Space: 1999, Five Million Miles to Earth)
Lorenzo Semple Jr. b. 1923 died 28 March 2014 (writer, Flash Gordon, King Kong, Batman [TV], The Green Hornet)
Dick King-Smith b. 1922 died 4 January 2011 (author, The Sheep-Pig)
Richard Denning b. 1914 died 11 October 1998 (Alice Through the Looking Glass [1966 TV], Creature with the Atom Brain, Target Earth, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Black Scorpion)
Carl Barks b. 1901 died 25 August 2000 (author, Scrooge McDuck, Gyro Gearloose)
Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. In previous years, the Picture Slot was graced by Nathan Fillion and Michael York. This year, it was a toss-up between Carl Barks, who gets my vote as the greatest writer of comic book adventure stories ever, and the winner, Julian Glover. Glover played Richard the Lionheart on Doctor Who, Grand Maester Pycelle on Game of Thrones and is pictured here as General Veers from The Empire Strikes Back. For an Oh That Guy, that's a heck of a lot of iconic.
2. A Canadian amongst us. Nathan Fillion is allowed to walk the streets of this great land of ours as free and easy as you please, despite the lowly circumstances of his birth in another (and therefore inferior) country placed by God north of ours, where there is only bitter cold and giant mosquitoes.
3. MST3K. The only one I'm sure of is Richard Denning in The Black Scorpion.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Monsters Vs. Aliens released, 2009
Prediction: The stories the growing girl now prefers, and I imagine will in the future still prefer, deal mainly with the rich and free; the theatre she will prefer to visit will present the lives and loves of opulent people with great precision and detailed correctness; her favorite periodicals will reflect that life.
Reality: Just in case you got upset with H.G. Wells, bigot and totalitarian, meet H.G. Wells, mansplainer. Reading the entire passage from which this paragraph is taken, it's pretty clear Wells looked down on young women because they didn't buy H.G. Wells novels. Imagine his surprise at the success of young adult novels about sparkly vampires and cute girls who are really good with a bow and arrow.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
It's Saturday and 1893 beckons to us.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!