Tuesday, May 5, 2015
5 May 2015
Clark Duke b. 1985 (Kick-Ass, Hot Tub Time Machine 1 & 2)
Henry Cavill b. 1983 (Batman vs. Superman, Man of Steel, Immortals, Stardust)
Pauline Egan b. 1985 (Olympus, Elysium, Supernatural)
Danielle Fishel b. 1981 (Rocket’s Red Glare, Harry and the Hendersons [TV])
Alana Curry b. 1980 (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Time Changer)
Vincent Kartheiser b. 1979 (In Time, Angel, The Indian in the Cupboard)
Santiago Cabrera b. 1978 (Merlin, Heroes)
Don Payne b. 1964 died 26 March 2013 (writer, Thor: The Dark World, Thor, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, My Super Ex-Girlfriend)
Manoj Sood b. 1962(Tomorrowland, Continuum, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Watchmen, The 4400, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Dead Like Me, Jake 2.0)
Richard E. Grant b. 1957 (The Little Vampire, Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life, Dracula , How to Get Ahead in Advertising, Warlock)
Lisa Eilbacher b. 1956 (Leviathan, Twilight Zone , Man from Atlantis, Logan’s Run, The Amazing Spider-Man)
Roger Rees b. 1944 (Forever, Warehouse 13, The Invasion, The Prestige, Veritas: The Quest, The Scorpion King, M.A.N.T.I.S.)
John Rhys-Davies b. 1944 (Once Upon a Time, Time Lapse, 100 Degrees Below Zero, Metal Hurlant Chronicles, Legend of the Seeker, Ferocious Planet, Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire, Anaconda, Lord of the Rings, Revelations, Chupacabra Terror, Star Trek: Voyager, Sliders, Cyborg Cop, The Lost World, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Goddess of Love, 1990)
Michael Palin b. 1943 (Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Brazil, Time Bandits, Jabberwocky)
Marc Alaimo b. 1942 (Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Quantum Leap, Total Recall, Freddy’s Nightmares, The Last Starfighter, Knight Rider, The Phoenix, The Greatest American Hero, The Incredible Hulk, Wonder Woman, The Bionic Woman, The Six Million Dollar Man)
Lance Hendrikson b. 1940 (The Strain, Alien Rising, The Witches of Oz, Scream of the Banshee, The Genesis Code, Screamers: The Hunting, Pumpkinhead, Sasquatch Mountain, Abominable, Supernova, AVP: Alien vs. Predator, Dream Warrior, The X Files, Millennium, Super Mario Bros., Alien³, The Pit and the Pendulum, Beauty and the Beast, Near Dark, The Terminator, Piranha Part Two: The Spawning, The Visitor , Damien: Omen II, Close Encounter of the Third Kind)
Michael Murphy b. 1938 (X-Men: The Last Stand, Batman Returns, Shocker, The Sixth Sense [TV], Count Yorga, Vampire)
Sandy Baron b. 1937 died 21 January 2001 (The Munsters’ Scary Little Christmas, Leprechaun 2, The Munsters Today, Vamp)
Richard Schaal b. 1928 4 November 2014 (Once Bitten, Song of the Succubus, Slaughterhouse-Five, I Dream of Jeannie)
Pat Carroll b. 1927 (Legends of the Superheores, Cinderella )
Bing Russell b. 1926 died 8 April 2003 (Satan’s School for Girls, Now You See Him, Now You Don’t, I Dream of Jeannie, Billy the Kid Versus Dracula, The Munsters, The Twilight Zone, The Deadly Mantis, Tarantula)
Joseph Stefano b. 1922 died 25 August 2006 (writer, Swamp Thing, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Kindred, The Outer Limits)
Notes on the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. In previous years, the Picture Slot went to guys born in the 1940s, Lance Hendrikson and John Rhys-Davies. I could have continued the tribute to that generation with either Mark Alaimo or Michael Palin, but I decided to skew younger with Henry Cavill.
2. Nepotism more or less. Bing Russell is the dad of Kurt Russell and had a career long before his son stepped in front of the camera. Still, once Kurt became a big enough star, he got his dad work in minor roles in films in which he starred.
3. Canadians spotted. Both our Canadians today are transplants. Manoj Sood's family moved to Canada from India when he was a boy and Pauline Egan is Australian by birth, but moved to Canada to get work.
4. Wait... He's dead? I was not aware the comedian Sandy Baron was dead.
5. MST3K. Bing Russell was in The Deadly Mantis.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Prediction: The only reply to the menace of dictatorships of the right is the popular front. Its success in France will give her the moral authority of the world for the next five years and may check the warlike ways of Germany in a way that The League of Nations never could.
Reality: Ummm... no.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Time once again to hear from our sensible pal George Sutherland from 1901, thinking soberly about 21 Century inventions.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!