Thursday, June 18, 2015
18 June 2015
Max Records b. 1997 (Where the Wild Things Are)
Willa Holland b. 1991 (Arrow, Legion)
Jacob Anderson b. 1990 (Game of Thrones, Demons Never Die, Primeval)
Renee Olstead b. 1989 (Space Cowboys)
Meaghan Rath b. 1986 (Being Human, 10.5: Apocalypse)
Richard Madden b. 1986 (Cinderella, Game of Thrones)
David Giuntoli b. 1980 (Grimm)
Kristina Klebe b. 1979 (Chillerama, Zone of the Dead, Halloween )
Alana De La Garza b. 1976 (Forever, Charmed, Smallville, Mortal Kombat: Conquest)
Adam Grimes b. 1976 (The Last Exorcism, Star Trek: Enterprise, Buffy)
Robin Christopher b. 1965 (Deep Space Nine)
Kim Dickens b. 1965 (Fear the Walking Dead, FlashForward, Lost, Hollow Man)
Stephen Marcus b. 1962 (Speed Racer, The Color of Magic, Hogfather, Doctor Who, Starhunter, Cavegirl, Red Dwarf)
Ralph Brown b. 1957 (Agent Carter, Jack the Giant Slayer, Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist, Star Wars: Episode I – The One We Don’t Discuss, Alien³)
Dominic Guard b. 1956 (Doctor Who, The Watcher in the Woods)
Isabella Rossellini b. 1952 (The Phantom, Infected, Earthsea, Merlin , Death Becomes Her)
Carol Kane b. 1952 (Gotham, Addams Family Values, Scrooged, The Princess Bride, Transylvania 6-5000)
Miriam Flynn b. 1952 (Evolution, Deep Space Nine, Buffy)
Steve Miner b. 1951 (director, Eureka, Day of the Dead, Smallville, Lake Placid, Halloween H20: 20 years Later, Friday the 13th II and III)
Mac McDonald b. 1949 (Red Dwarf, The Fifth Element, Gulliver’s Travels [1996 TV], The Tomorrow People, Nightbreed, Batman, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, The Empire Strikes Back, Rollerball)
Linda Thorson b. 1947 (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Tales from the Darkside)
Roger Ebert b. 1942 died 4 April 2013 (writer, critic)
Michael Sheard b. 1938 died 21 August 2005 (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Doctor Who, Space, The Invisible Man, The Empire Strikes Back, Blakes 7, The Tomorrow People, Space: 1999)
George Hearn b. 1934 (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Richard Boone b. 1917 died 19 January 1981 (The Last Dinosaur)
E.G. Marshall b. 1914 died 24 August 1998 (The Tommyknockers, Superman II, Vampire)
Nedra Volz b. 1908 died 20 January 2003 (ALF, Earth Girls Are Easy)
Keye Luke b. 1904 died 12 January 1991 (Gremlins, Superboy, Beauty and the Beast [1988 TV], Star Trek, Project X, The Green Hornet [1966 and 1940])
Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. Previous years, we had Keye Luke and Roger Ebert. I am ashamed to say I didn't even have Richard Madden on the list until year, but I have made up for that bad oversight by putting him in the Picture Slot.
Robb Stark and puppies! What could go wrong?
2. Canadian spotted. Meaghan Rath is Canadian, but with only two credits, she's hard to spot.
3. Nepotism FTW. Isabella Rossellini is the daughter of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini. While the romance of her parents, who were both married to other people when they met, was quite the scandal in Hollywood at the time, I'm sure Ms. Rossellini's parentage opened some doors early in her career. That and her being a fabulous babe, of course.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Toy Story 3 released, 2010
Prediction: The Warriors would beat the Cavaliers in six games for the championship.
Reality: The prediction was exactly right and got 10 of a possible 10, bringing the experts' total record for the playoffs to 113 points of 150 for a very respectable 75.3% correct. The consensus correctly picked 12 of 15 winners, and I gave half credit in one case because the consensus picked the Spurs over the Clippers in seven when it was actually the Clippers over the Spurs in seven, only off by a single game.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
It's time yet again to hear from H.G. Wells. Will he get something right? Will he shows us what a nasty bigot he was? You will know better tomorrow!
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!