Tuesday, April 7, 2015
7 April 2015
Ed Speleers b. 1988 (Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, Love Bite, Witchville, Eragon)
Jack Johnson b. 1987 (Lost in Space)
Kyle Labine b. 1983 (Alphas, Lost Girl, V, Reaper, Ogre, Flash Gordon, Supernatural, Freddy vs. Jason, Halloween: Resurrection, Goosebumps, My Secret Identity)
Kevin Alejandro b. 1976 (The Returned, Arrow, True Blood, Heroes, Knight Rider , Creature of Darkness, Threshold, Constantine , Charmed)
Heather Burns b. 1975 (Bewitched )
Sergio Peris-Mencheta b. 1975 (Resident Evil: Afterlife)
Eve Salvail b. 1973 (The Fifth Element)
Kasan Butcher b. 1973 (Solar Flare, Jeepers Creepers II, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch)
Jace Alexander b. 1964 (director, Forever, The Tomorrow People, Warehouse 13, Xena)
Russell Crowe b. 1964 (Man of Steel, Virtuosity)
Kirsten Baker b. 1962 (Friday the 13th Part 2)
Clarke Peters b. 1952 (Forever, K-PAX, Outland)
Stan Winston b. 1946 died 15 June 2008 (special effects, Avatar, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Terminator Salvation, Iron Man, Constantine, Terminator, Jurassic Park III, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Galaxy Quest, End of Days, Inspector Gadget, Lake Placid, Creature, The Relic, Predator, Amazing Stories, Aliens, Invaders from Mars, Manimal, Parasite, Dracula’s Dog)
Gabrielle Beaumont b. 1942 (director, Star Trek, Beastmaster: The Eye of Braxus, SeaQuest 2032, The Greatest American Hero)
Gordon Kaye b. 1941 (Brazil, Jabberwocky)
Keith Buckley b. 1941 (Excalibur, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, Out of the Unknown)
Francis Ford Coppola b. 1939 (director, Youth Without Youth, Dracula , Captain EO, Faerie Tale Theatre, The Terror, Dementia 13)
Del Monroe b. 1936 died 5 June 2009 (The Incredible Hulk, Wonder Woman, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Time Tunnel)
Yvonne Lime Fedderson b. 1935 (I Was a Teenage Werewolf)
Ian Richardson b. 1934 died 9 February 2007 (Dark City, Brazil, Hogfather, Strange, From Hell, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Canterville Ghost, Highlander [TV])
Wayne Rogers b. 1933 (I Dream of Jeannie… Fifteen Years Later, The Invaders)
James Garner b. 1928 died 19 July 2014 (Space Cowboys, Fire in the Sky, Space)
Daniel Emilfork b. 1924 died 17 October 2006 (The City of Lost Children, The Thief of Baghdad )
Margia Dean b. 1922 (The Quatermass Experiment, Mesa of Lost Women, Adventures of Superman)
R. G. Armstrong b. 1917 died 27 July 2012 (Millennium, Warlock: The Armageddon, Quantum Leap, Beauty and the Beast, Children of the Corn, Predator, Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell, The Car, The Invaders, The Time Tunnel, Twilight Zone)
Anthony Caruso b. 1916 died 4 April 2003 (The Incredible Hulk, Star Trek, The Time Tunnel, The Addams Family)
Stanley Adams b. 1915 died 27 April 1977 (Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Star Trek, The Clones, Batman, The Addams Family, Twilight Zone, The Atomic Kid, Captain Midnight)
Gavin Gordon b. 1901 died 7 April 1983 (The Bride of Frankenstein)
Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. In previous years, the Picture Slot was given to Ian Richardson from Dark City and mistakenly to Heath Ledger, who was actually born on the 4th of April. While there are some well-known names on the list like Wayne Rogers and James Garner, for iconic roles in genre I considered Stanley Adams from The Trouble with Tribbles, special effects wizard Stan Winston and the winner, Russell Crowe as Jor-El from Man of Steel. It only seemed fitting since Marlon Brando got a Picture Slot just last week for the same role.
2. Spot the Canadians! Eve Salvail is a model with very few film credits so she would have been impossible to spot. The other Canadian on the list should be spottable, so I will leave it as an exercise for the reader.
3. MST3K. The only one I know for sure is I Was a Teenage Werewolf.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Prediction: If war comes it will be fought by armies unable to protect civilian populations, against which, from the first moment, all efforts of the attackers will be aimed. The war will be short and be the cause of the destruction of the governments of both the attackers and the attacked.
Reality: Until now, I have only had the predictions from this book listed in The Experts Speak, but I recently bought a copy online and will now take his predictions in order. He gets some points here, because attacking civilian populations was in fact a major part of the tactics of World War II and was first seen by Europeans in the Spanish Civil War, which Langdon-Davies covered as a war correspondent. He loses points because the war wasn't short and the allied governments were not destroyed.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Another visit from our sensible friend from 1901 George Sutherland and his predictions for 20th Century inventions.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!