Sunday, June 14, 2015
14 June 2015
Daryl Sabara b. 1992 (Zombie Basement, After the Dark, John Carter, Wizards of Waverly Place, Spy Kids, Roswell)
Evan Sabara b. 1992 (Spy Kids)
Lucy Hale b. 1989 (Supernatural, Wizards of Waverly Place, Bionic Woman )
Kevin McHale b. 1988 (True Blood)
Torrance Coombs b. 1983 (Haven, Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica)
Chauncey Leopoldi b. 1981 (Shadow Zone: The Undead Express, Casper)
Daniel Newman b. 1981 (The Dark Knight Rises, The Vampire Diaries, Heroes, Children of the Corn [TV], The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Surface)
Rochelle Davis b. 1980 (The Crow)
Pascale Hutton b. 1979 (Once Upon a Time, Continuum, Fringe, Sanctuary, Behemoth, Supernatural, The 4400, Smallville, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Stargate: Atlantis, Fantastic Four, Dead Like Me, Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed)
David Kopp b. 1978 (Blade: The Series, Freddy vs. Jason, Stargate SG-1, Mysterious Ways, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show)
Alexandra Castillo b. 1971 (Warehouse 13, Fringe, 2012, Mutant X, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, The Sixth Day)
Sophiya Haque b. 1971 died 16 January 2013 (Wanted, Fairy Tales)
Lara Wickes b. 1969 (Demon Island, The Hunger, Total Recall 2070, Big Wolf on Campus)
Traylor Howard b. 1966 (Son of the Mask, Lois & Clark)
James Gurney b. 1958 (author, Dinotopia)
Will Patton b. 1954 (Falling Skies, The Fourth Kind, The Punisher, The Mothman Prophecies, Armageddon, The Postman, VR.5, The Puppet Masters)
Jeremy Sinden b. 1950 died 29 May 1996 (Star Wars)
Harry Turtledove b. 1949 (author, The Guns of the South, Agent of Byzantium)
Antony Sher b. 1949 (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Wolfman, Erik the Viking, Superman II)
Joe Grifasi b. 1944 (Early Edition, Batman Forever, Splash)
Ben Davidson b. 1940 died 2 July 2012 (Conan the Barbarian)
Jack Bannon b. 1940 (The Six Million Dollar Man, The Invaders)
Marla Gibbs b. 1931 (The Meteor Man)
Sam Wanamaker b. 1919 died 18 December 1993 (Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, The Day the Fish Came Out, The Outer Limits )
Gene Barry b. 1919 died 9 December 2009 (War of the Worlds [2005 and 1953], Twilight Zone , The 27th Day)
Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. In previous years, The Picture slot went to the late Jeremy Sinden from Star Wars and Iain Glen, whose birthday I got wrong in 2013. This year, we have Gene Barry in his most famous genre role as Dr. Clayton Forrester (heh.) in The War of the Worlds.
2. Nepotism, not a win. One twin goes up, one twin goes down. Daryl Sabara has a career of sorts, Evan not so much. While Daryl was on of the stars of the Spy Kids franchise, Evan played "Creepy Kid" in the 3D installment.
3. Spot the Canadians! Lara Wickes is not easy to spot, but all four of the Canadians born after 1970 I think can be sussed out. See what you can do.
4. Hey, no Star Trek! Star Trek is the most popular label by a very wide margin, but every once in a while we get a day with no birthdays from that franchise. Today is the second such day this month.
5. What constitutes dying young? Football player/actor Ben Davidson was 72 when he died three years ago. Nowadays, that's younger than average for Americans. Star Wars actor Jeremy Sinden and Bollywood lovely Sophiya Haque both died in their forties from cancer. No question that constitutes dying young.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Man of Steel released, 2013
X-Men released 2001
Prediction: They made the predictable fuss about taking a cat into the room and an autobellhop is not responsive to bribes – hardly an improvement.
Reality: Bob was pretty sure any job he considered beneath him was going to be done by a machine by 2000. We are automating a lot of jobs, but not quite as many as Heinlein thought we would.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
It's Monday again, and another dip into that reliable source The OMNI Future Almanac.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!