Sunday, May 3, 2015
3 May 2015
Zoe Belkin b. 1993 (Carrie)
Danila Kozlovsky b. 1985 (Vampire Academy)
Rebecca Hall b. 1982 (Transcendence, Iron Man 3, The Prestige)
Candace Hutson b. 1980 (Quantum Leap)
Christina Hendricks b. 1975 (Lost River, Firefly, Angel)
Dule Hill b. 1975 (10.5)
Jonas Ball b. 1975 (The Objective)
Joseph Kosinski b. 1974 (director, Oblivion, TRON: Legacy)
Kristin Lehman b, 1972 (The Chronicles of Riddick, Andromeda, Strange World, Poltergeist: The Legacy, The X Files, Hemoglobin, Forever Knight)
Bobby Cannavale b. 1970 (Ant-Man)
Amy Ryan b. 1968 (Birdman, War of the Worlds, Quantum Leap)
Firdous Bamji b. 1966 (Unbreakable, The Sixth Sense)
Rob Brydon b. 1965 (Cinderella, MirrorMask)
Joseph J. Lawson b. 1962 (director, Age of Dinosaurs, Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future)
Jaron Lanier b. 1960 (author, Who Owns the Future?)
Timmy Cappello b. 1955 (The Lost Boys)
Peter Duncan b. 1954 (Aladdin and the Forty Thieves, Flash Gordon, Space: 1999, The Tomorrow People )
Caitlin Clarke b, 1952 died 9 September 2004 (The Stepford Husbands, Dragonslayer)
Toni Naples b. 1952 (Sorceress, Munchie Strikes Back, Dinosaur Island, Munchie, Transylvania Twist)
Ron Canada b. 1949 (The Strain, Grimm, Stargate SG-1, The X Files, Star Trek: Voyager, Nick Fury: Agent of Shield, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Larry Brandenburg b. 1948 (Charmed, Mighty Joe Young, SeaQuest 2032, Quantum Leap)
Chris Mulkey b. 1948 (Grimm, The Purge, Vampire Mob, Knight Rider , Lost, K-9000, Beauty and the Beast , Twilight Zone , Runaway, Dreamscape, Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann)
Alex Cord b. 1933 (War of the Worlds [TV], The Six Million Dollar Man, Genesis II)
Jeanne Bal b. 1928 died 30 April 1996 (Star Trek)
Mary Carver b. 1924 died 18 October 2013 (Star Trek: Enterprise, The Visitor, Arachnophobia, Tales from the Darkside, Beyond Westworld, Twilight Zone)
Walter Slezak b. 1902 died 21 April 1983 (Batman, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, Pinocchio [1957 TV], Sinbad, the Sailor)
Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. In 2013, the birthday list only had Christina Hendricks and I used a picture of her as Saffron (or is it Yolanda?) from Firefly. In 2014, it was a picture of Caitlin Clarke from Dragonslayer. (I typed in her death date last year, but I'm still not completely used to it.) With those two removed from the competition, I consider Jeanne Bal's role from the original Star Trek series the most iconic, pictured here with an unidentified Canadian actor.
I kid. I'm a kidder.
2. Spot the Canadians! First off, Ron Canada is not Canadian. There are two Canadians. Zoe Belkin hasn't been in enough to be easily spottable, but the other Canadian, born in the 1970s, does have the telltale signs in the credit list.
3. Nepotism FTW. Rebecca Hall is a British actress. Her dad is Peter Hall, a film and stage director who lead the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1960s.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Spider-Man released, 2002
Iron Man 3 released, 2013
Prediction: On May 3, 2017, the Odyssey crew is awakened from cryosleep to investigate a large tetrahedral object in orbit around the earth.
Reality: Most of the film's action takes place in the more distant future, but near the end of the film, there is a flashback to this scene that takes place in 2017. It assumes the space program is going to be pretty damn fancy two years from now and that doesn't seem very likely. More than that, during the scene, it's mentioned the Super Bowl was played "last night". There's no chance in hell that the Super Bowl is going to be moved from early February to early May in the next two years.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
The first round of the NBA playoffs is over and we check in on the ESPN experts' predictions.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!