Thursday, June 25, 2015
25 June 2015
Mckenna Grace b. 2006 (Frankenstein , The Vampire Diaries, Goodbye World)
Scott Terra b. 1987 (Daredevil, Eight Legged Freaks, Charmed)
Megan Burns b. 1986 (28 Days Later)
Busy Philipps b. 1979 (The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
La La Anthony b. 1979 (Monster Island)
Linda Cardellini b. 1975 (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Scooby-Doo, Dead Man on Campus, 3rd Rock from the Sun)
Jeff Cohen b. 1974 (Amazing Stories, Tales from the Darkside)
Jason Lewis b. 1971 (Charmed)
Angela Kinsey b. 1971 (Zombie Basement)
Thomas Scharff b. 1970 (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters)
Erica Gimpel b. 1964 (True Blood, Babylon 5)
John Benjamin Hickey b. 1963 (The Seeker: The Dark is Rising, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, 3rd Rock from the Sun)
Ricky Gervais b. 1961 (The Invention of Lying, Night at the Museum, Stardust)
Timur Bekmambetov b. 1961 (director, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Wanted, Day Watch, Night Watch)
Paris Themmen b. 1959 (Star Trek: Voyager, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
Chloe Webb b. 1956 (Practical Magic, Ghostbusters II)
Michael McShane b. 1955 (Love in the Time of Monsters, Evil Alien Conquerors, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show)
Lina Romay b. 1954 died 15 February 2012 (Snakewoman, Killer Barbys vs. Dracula, Vampire Junction, Oasis of the Zombies, Female Vampire, The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein, The Daughter of Dracula)
Kene Holliday b. 1949 (The Philadelphia Experiment, The Incredible Hulk)
Michael Lembeck b. 1948 (director, Tooth Fairy)
Jimmie Walker b. 1947 (Super Shark, Monster Mash: The Movie, Guyver)
Roy Marsden b. 1941 (Doctor Who, Mysterious Island, Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God, Space: 1999)
George Murdock b. 1930 died 30 April 2012 (Torchwood, Legend of the Phantom Rider, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Smallville, Battlestar Galactica, The X-Files, Team Knight Rider, Apollo 11, Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II, Lois & Clark, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Small Wonder, The Sword and the Sorceror, Battlestar Galactica , The Invisible Man [TV], The Six Million Dollar Man, The Sixth Sense [TV], Twilight Zone)
June Lockhart b. 1925 (Zombie Hamlet, Super Capers: The origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion, Lost in Space [1998 and 1965], Babylon 5, C.H.U.D.II – Bud the Chud, Amazing Stories , Troll, Strange Invaders, The Greatest American Hero, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Bewitched)
Peter Lind Hayes b. 1915 died 21 April 1998 (The Outer Limits, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T)
Sidney Lumet b. 1924 died 9 April 2011 (director, The Wiz)
George Orwell b. 1903 died 21 January 1950 (author, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Animal Farm)
Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. In previous years, the Picture Slot belonged to George Orwell. If we avoid repetition, the contest for 2015 would be between the late Oh That Guy George Murdock and the still living and fabulous June Lockhart. Happy 90th birthday, Miss Lockhart!
2. Nepotism FTW. Director Michael Lembeck is the son of actor Harvey Lembeck.
3. Living Canadian and MST3K free. I found no Canadians in my search today and don't know of any movies on the list that were skewered by the Best Brains gang.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Rollerball released, 1975
Blade Runner released 1982
The original Rollerball was supposed to take place in 2018 and Blade Runner in 2019.
Rollerball was 40 years ago. Jesus, I'm a geezer.
Prediction: In 2023, a street prostitute is injected with nanotechnology that allows her live forever, surviving the pandemic that kills all other humans.
Reality: This is an extremely depressing story about the last person on earth, written by a guy who committed suicide that same year. Nearly magical nanotech eight years from now seems unlikely.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
H. G. Wells is back, probably pompous, possibly deeply unpleasant.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!