Sunday, May 31, 2015
31 May 2015
Shaun Fleming b. 1987 (Jeepers Creepers II, Cyberkidz)
Richard Riddell b. 1984 (Penny Dreadful, Jabberwock, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire, Merlin)
Jonathan Tucker b. 1982 (High Moon, Early Edition)
Lee Majdoub b. 1982 (Supernatural, Arrow, Soldiers of the Apocalypse, Underworld: Awakening, Fringe, Bionic Woman )
Eric Christian Olsen b. 1977 (The Thing , Smallville, Arthur’s Quest)
Mary Alexandra Stiefvater b. 1977 (The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Supergator)
Colin Farrell b. 1976 (Total Recall , The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Fright Night, Minority Report, Daredevil)
Catherine Bruhier b. 1972 (Highlander: The Raven, Forever Knight)
Brooke Shields b. 1965 (The Boy Who Cried Werewolf, Tales from the Crypt, Quantum Leap)
Lea Thompson b. 1961 (Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer, Left Behind, Back to the Future, SpaceCamp, Howard the Duck)
Chris Elliott b. 1960 (Ramsey Has a Time Machine, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, Groundhog Day, The Abyss, Hyperspace)
Tommy Hinkley b. 1960 (Angel, The Little Vampire, Star Trek: Generations, Watchers II, Something is Out There, The Terror Within)
Kyle Secor b. 1957 (Resurrection, American Horror Story, A Wrinkle in Time [TV], Eerie, Indiana)
Nikolai Sotirov b. 1956 (The Legend of Hercules , Annihilation Earth, Star Runners, Boogeyman 3, Shark Attack 3: Megalodon, Dracula Rising)
Jack Gilpin b. 1951 (Forever, From the Earth to the Moon, Aliens in the Family)
Gregory Harrison b. 1950 (Galaxy Beat, Duplicates, Logan’s Run [TV], Wonder Woman)
Tom Berenger b. 1949 (Inception, Nightmares & Dreamscapes)
Lynda Bellingham b. 1948 died 19 October 2014 (Doctor Who, Blakes 7)
Jim Hutton b. 1934 died 2 June 1979 (Twilight Zone)
Clint Eastwood b. 1930 (Space Cowboys, Firefox, Tarantula, Revenge of the Creature)
Menahem Golan b. 1929 died 8 August 2014 (producer, American Cyborg: Steel Warrior, Prison Planet, Captain America , Night of the Living Dead , Cyborg, Doin’ Time on Planet Earth, Journey to the Center of the Earth , Alien from L.A., Masters of the Universe, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Beauty and the Beast, Invaders from Mars, America 3000, Lifeforce)
Julian Beck b. 1925 died 14 September 1985 (Poltergeist II: The Other Side)
Martha Hyer b. 1924 died 31 May 2014 (House of 1,000 Dolls, Bewitched, First Men in the Moon, Mistress of the World, Riders to the Stars, Abbott and Costello Go to Mars)
Denholm Elliot b. 1922 died 6 October 1992 (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Underworld , Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Boys from Brazil, The House That Dripped Blood, Mystery and Imagination [TV], The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
Don Ameche b. 1908 died 6 December 1993 (Cocoon, Harry and the Hendersons)
Madge Blake b. 1899 died 19 February 1969 (Batman, Bewitched, The Addams Family)
George R. Stewart b. 1895 died 22 August 1980 (author, Earth Abides)
Jack Holt b. 1888 died 18 January 1951 (Cat People)
Notes on the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. Previous Picture Slotters were Colin Farrell in 2013 and Madge Blake in 2014. While we have an A-list movie star in Clint Eastwood, I think the most iconic role on the list who hasn't been utilized is Lee Thompson from the first Back to the Future, which is a particularly creepy plot line if you give it any thought.
2. Canadian spotted! Catherine Bruhier was born in Belize but raised in Canada and her credits include two genre shows from last century.
3. MST3K. While I did not consider Clint Eastwood for the Picture Slot, he is the reason we have MST3K as a label today, for his small role in Revenge of the Creature.
4. Wait... he's dead? Denholm Elliot died 23 years ago, but I feel like I should have seen him in something made more recently. It may just be that he is a certain type of British Oh That Guy actor, very good, not particularly pretty, always a good choice when a role needs some dignity. In any case, I did not remember that he was gone and I miss him.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Prediction: Finding people from thirty years ago was no job for an amateur. But I didn’t know their Social Security numbers. My Country ‘Tis of Thee had never succumbed to police-state nonsense, so there was no bureau certain to have a dossier on every citizen, nor was I in a position to tap such a file even if there had been.
Reality: Sorry, Bob, the good old U.S.A. has gone police state in a big, big way in 2015, and even in 2000, your sleeper dude from 1970 would have found out about something called the Internet and had a fair shot in finding someone from info gleaned from thirty years in the past.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
A new month and a new splash illustration, getting rid of the creepy giant rat spider. Yeesh!
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!