Thursday, April 30, 2015
30 April 2015
Dianna Agron b. 1986 (I am Number Four, Heroes)
Gal Gadot b. 1985 (Justice League, Wonder Woman, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Drew Seeley b. 1982 (I Kissed a Vampire, Locusts)
Kirsten Dunst b. 1982 (Melancholia, Spider-Man, The Crow: Salvation, Small Soldiers, Jumanji, Interview with the Vampire, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Kunal Nayyar b. 1981 (The Big Bang Theory)
Sam Heughan b. 1980 (Outlander)
Alexandra Holden b. 1977 (Wishcraft)
Johnny Galecki b. 1975 (The Big Bang Theory, In Time, Hancock, Vanilla Sky)
Michael Chaturantabut b. 1975 (Charmed, The Time Machine, Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue)
Kevin Sizemore b. 1972 (Resurrection, Under the Dome, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Dollhouse, Supernova)
Ralph Lister b. 1971 (Oz the Great and Powerful)
Allison Serofim b. 1968 (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)
Steven Mackintosh b. 1967 (Robot Overlords, Kick-Ass 2, Underworld, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Doctor Who)
Adrian Pasdar b. 1965 (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Heroes, House of Frankenstein [1997 TV], Near Dark, Solarbabies)
Paul Gross b. 1959 (Eastwick, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea [1997 TV], The Ray Bradbury Theatre)
Lars von Trier b. 1956 (director, Melancholia, The Kingdom)
Thom Bray b. 1954 (The Horror Show, DeepStar Six, Prince of Darkness)
Perry King b. 1948 (The Day After Tomorrow, Tales from the Crypt, Slaughterhouse-Five)
Allan Arkush b. 1948 (director, Salem, Witched of East End, Defiance, Heroes, Timecop, Mann & Machine, Twilight Zone , Heartbeeps)
Bertrand Cadart b. 1948 (Mad Max)
Jill Clayburgh b. 1944 died 5 November 2010 (Phenomenon II, The Terminal Man)
Antonia Ellis b. 1944 (UFO)
Burt Young b. 1940 (The Adventures of Pluto Nash, Tales from the Crypt, Twilight’s Last Gleaming, Carnival of Blood)
Gary Collins b. 1938 died 13 October 2012 (Watcher Reborn, The Fantastic Journey, The Bionic Woman, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Sixth Sense [TV], King Kong vs. Godzilla)
Larry Niven b. 1938 (winner of 1971 Hugo and Nebula for Ringworld)
Cloris Leachman b. 1926 (Lake Placid 2, My Boyfriend’s Back, Hansel and Gretel , Wonder Woman , Young Frankenstein, Twilight Zone)
Al Lewis b. 1923 died 3 February 2006 (The Munsters, Lost in Space)
Phil Brown b. 1916 died 9 February 2006 (Superman, Star Wars: A New Hope, Twilight’s Last Gleaming, Journey to the Unknown)
Eve Arden b. 1908 died 12 November 1990 (Amazing Stories, Faerie Tale Theatre, The Girl with Something Extra, Bewitched)
David Manners b. 1901 died 23 December 1998 (The Mummy , Dracula )
Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. In previous years, we had the two birthday boys from Big Bang Theory and Gal Gadot, the actress who will be Wonder Woman in several films over the next few years. If I want to stay with 21st Century stuff, Adrian Pasdar in Heroes or Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would count as iconic, but I decided to go old school with the great Cloris Leachman as Frau Blucher.
Wait... was that a horse?
2. Spot the Canadians! No way to spot David Manners as a Canadian, but he was. It's not obvious that Paul Gross and Drew Seeley were born north of the border, but they were, too.
3. I'm used to it, I don't have to like it. When I clicked on Jill Clayburgh's page on imdb.com today, I remembered she had died, but it was a shock five years ago and it still makes me sad.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Prediction: In 2012, a Dalek is reawakened in a bunker in Utah and kills 200 people before the Doctor is able to deactivate it.
Reality: There were a lot of Doctor Who episodes that were set in the not too distant future, which for people like us moving in time in our boring linear way is now the not too distant past.
Still no Daleks, so we've got that going for us.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
A new month, a new splash photo, and the regular prediction schedule is interrupted for a stunning tale of suspended animation.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!