"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)

"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
September 19 is the last post for this blog. Thanks to all my readers!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

12 April 2015

Peter DaCunha b. 2003 (The Listener, Alphas) Saoirse Ronan b. 1994 ( The Host [2013])
Brooklyn Decker b. 1987 (Battleship)
Diana Marshall-Green b. 1980 (Infestation) Jennifer Morrison b. 1979 (Once Upon a Time, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek [2009], The Chronicle, The Zeros)
Claire Danes b. 1979 (Stardust, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Princess Mononoke)
Amy Kerr b. 1979 (Haven, Outlander, Lexx)
Jared Turner b. 1978 (The Almighty Johnsons, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, 30 Days of Night) Jade Calegory b. 1976 (Alien Nation, Mac and Me)
Marley Shelton b. 1974 (The Lottery, Grindhouse, Dark Shadows [2005 TV], Sin City, Pleasantville, Warriors of Virtue, Hercules in the Underworld)
Christina Moore b. 1973 (True Blood, The Burning Zone)
Amr Waked b. 1973 (Lucy)
Shannen Doherty b. 1971 (Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys, Witchslayer Gretl, Charmed, Category 7: The End of the World, Voyagers!)
Nicholas Brendon b. 1971 (Coherence, Robot Ninja and Gay Guy, Buffy, Demon Island, Psycho Beach Party, Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest)
Kelly Donovan b. 1971 (Buffy)
Tracy Vilar b. 1968 (K-PAX)
Michael Wiseman b. 1967 (The X-Files, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek: Voyager, Perversions of Science, Predator 2)
Mark Camacho b. 1964 (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Punisher: War Zone, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, 10.5: Apocalypse, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, The Hunger, Space Cases, Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde)
Magda Szubanski b. 1961 (The Golden Compass, Son of the Mask, Farscape, Babe, The Genie from Down Under)
Jay Baker b. 1961 (Deep Space Nine, The Incredible Hulk Returns)
Tracy Torme b. 1959 (writer, Carnivale, Odyssey 5, Sliders, Star Trek: the Next Generation)
Tom Noonan b. 1951 (12 Monkeys [2015], The Leftovers, Eight Legged Freaks, The Astronaut’s Wife, The X-Files, Early Edition, Last Action Hero, RoboCop 2, The Monster Squad, Wolfen)
David Cassidy b. 1950 (The Flash)
Tom Clancy b. 1947 died 1 Oct 2013 (author, Tom Clancy’s Net Force, The Sum of All Fears)
Ed O’Neill b, 1946 (The 10th Kingdom, W.E.I.R.D. World)
Charles Napier b. 1936 died 5 October 2011 (One Eyed Monster, The 4400, Dinocroc, Alien Species, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Lois & Clark, Frogtown II, Future Zone, Alien from the Deep, The Incredible Hulk, Deep Space, Star Trek)
Alvin Sargent b. 1927 (screenwriter, Spider-Man 2 and 3)
Walt Gorney b. 1912 died 5 March 2004 (Friday the 13th 1 & 2, Day of the Animals, King Kong [1976])

Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. In previous years, the Slot has been filled by Charles Napier in his role from Star Trek and Nicholas Brendon and his twin Brendon Donovan. If those two are removed, I'd say the next most iconic is Shannen Doherty from Charmed, but I do not care for the woman for many reasons, including the rumors of her nastiness on the set, her unfortunate politics and my view that she's not a very good actress. So instead we get Claire Danes from Stardust because I invoke the The First Rule of Blogging, which is You're Not the Boss of Me.

2. Canadians spotted! Not that easy to find on one's own, Peter daCunha, Amy Kerr and Mark Camacho were all born North of the Border.

3. Nepotism FTW. David Cassidy is the son of Jack Cassidy, but Shirley Jones is his stepmother, not his biological mother. As commenter James Marshall VI kindly pointed out, Tracy Torme is the son of singer Mel Torme, so he has to count as well.

Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.

Predictor: Robert A. Heinlein in his 1956 book The Door into Summer

Prediction: The torturing clang of an alarm clock went off. I shut the sadistic thing off and thanked God they had got rid of such horrible devices by 2001.

Reality: Some people still wake up to an alarm that has to be turned off, whether a buzz or a beep. To give Heinlein some credit, very few alarm clocks in the 21st Century actually have the old fashioned clanging bells that were standard before digital clocks became the norm.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

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  1. Your opinion: Tracy Torme (TV writer) is the son of Mel Torme (singer) - Nepotism FTW or not?

    Addendum: Michael Wiseman was in the direct-to-video Rutger Hauer movie Crossworlds, which is definitely F&SF, since it involves interdimensional travel.

    1. Not opinion, just fact: Tracy Torme definitely counts, I was just unaware of it.

      And now a secret of the blog. Just like I skip over voice work, I tend not to include direct-to-video or shorts.

  2. Torme, as with Leonard Cohen, was a novelist as well.


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