"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)

"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
September 19 is the last post for this blog. Thanks to all my readers!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

30 June 2015

Angela Sarafyan b. 1983 (Westworld [2015], American Horror Story, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Eastwick, Buffy)
Lizzy Caplan b. 1982 (Hot Tub Time Machine, True Blood, Cloverfield, Smallville)
Aaron Perilo b. 1981 (In Time, True Blood)
Desi Lydic b. 1981 (Stan Helsing, Invasion Iowa)
Rick Gonzalez b. 1979 (Reaper, War of the Worlds, Buffy)
Molly Parker b. 1972 (The Road, The Wicker Man, Poltergeist: The Legacy, Highlander [TV])
Kate Luyben b. 1972 (True Blood, First Wave, harsh Realm, Millennium, The X Files)
Megan Fahlenblock b. 1971 (Haven, Warehouse 13, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Mutant X, Witchblade, The Fifth Quadrant, Relic Hunter)
Chris Conrad b. 1970 (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys)
Derek Haas b. 1970 (writer, Wanted)
Marton Csokas b. 1966 (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Alice in Wonderland [2010], AEon Flux, Lord of the Rings, Timeline, Xena, Cleopatra 2525, The Lost World [TV], BeastMaster [TV], Farscape, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys)
Rupert Graves b. 1963 (Doctor Who, V for Vendetta)
Predrag Bjelac b. 1962 (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Omen [2006], Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Children of Dune, The Immortal [TV])
Deirdre Lovejoy b. 1962 (American Horror Story)
Rebecca Tilney b. 1960 (The Whispers, True Blood, Lost, Heroes, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines)
Vincent D’Onofrio b. 1959 (Daredevil [2015], Jurassic World, The Cell, The Thirteenth Floor, Men in Black, Strange Days)
David Alan Grier b. 1955 (Bewitched [2005 movie], The X-Files, Jumanji, Blankman, ALF)
Leonard Whiting b. 1950 (Frankenstein: The True Story)
Charlene Polite b. 1943 died 21 June 1999 (Star Trek)
Otto Sander b. 1941 died 12 September 2013 (Wings of Desire)
Jeri Taylor b. 1938 (writer/producer, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager)
Nancy Dussault b. 1936 (Lois & Clark, The Munsters Today)
Ted Ross b. 1934 died 3 September 2002 (Amityville II: The Possession, The Wiz)
Clifford David b. 1932 (Signs, The Exorcist III, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure)
Pat McCormick b. 1927 died 29 July 2005 (Beverly Hills Vamp, Scrooged, Faerie Tale Theatre)
Harvey Vernon b. 1927 died 9 October 1996 (Deep Space Nine, The Twilight Zone [1985], Teen Wolf)
Lena Horne b. 1917 died 9 May 2010 (The Wiz)
Nestor Paiva b. 1905 died 9 September 1966 (They Saved Hitler’s Brain, Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter, The Addams Family, My Living Doll, The Three Stooges in Orbit, Atlantis, the Lost Continent, World of Giants, The Mole People, Tarantula, Revenge of the Creature, Rocky Jones, Space Ranger, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Mighty Joe Young)
Michael Whalen b. 1902 died 14 April 1974 (Missile to the Moon, The Phantom for 10,000 Leagues, Batman and Robin [1949])

Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. In previous years, The Picture Slot was all Star Trek, writer/producer Jeri Taylor from the Next Generation era and actress Charlene Polite, who was on The Cloud Minders from the original series. This year, it's Vincent D'Onofrio from Men in Black.

2. Spot the fabulous Canadians! There are three Canadians on the list today, lovely actresses born in the early 1970s, Molly Parker, Kate Luyben and Megan Fahlenblock.

3. MST3K. There might be others, but the one I know for sure is Revenge of the Creature.

Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories. 

Movies released  
Twilight Saga: Eclipse released, 2010
Spider-Man 2 released 30 June 2004

Predictor: John Langdon-Davies in his 1936 book A Short History of the Future

Prediction: England will have a population one-tenth its present size.

Reality: Langdon-Davies thought England would have nothing to offer the rest of the world other than being a tourist destination and the population would dwindle. But to dwindle to one tenth of the former size takes some awful catastrophe, like famine or plague or a vicious war, even worse than World War II was to the hardest hit places like Poland and the Soviet Union. Nothing like that has happened to the United Kingdom.

Never to be Forgotten: Jack Carter 1923-2015

Jack Carter, a nightclub comedian whose career was at its peak in the era when Ed Sullivan's show was the must-see TV on a Sunday night, died this week, less than seven days after his 92nd birthday. His appearances in genre include  3rd Rock from the Sun, Time Trax, Lois & Clark, They Came From Outer Space, Arena, Amazing Stories, Alligator, Beyond Westworld, I Dream of Jeannie, Batman and Tales of Tomorrow.

Best wishes to the family and friends or Jack Carter. He is never to be forgotten.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

It's a new month, so there will be a new splash illustration.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!  


  1. Nestor Paiva was quite the regular on MST 3K , also scoring The Lost Continent, The Mole People, and Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (Crash of the Moons and one other whose title escapes me...). Hope those checks all cleared, Nestor!!

    1. 304 credits. Even under the Studio System, that's a lot of work for a short life. (He's only 83 short of the similiarly-aged Eric Roberts, and he didn't do softcore.)

      Pavia is also my hero for Nepotism WTF:

      "Appeared in Comanche (1956) with both his children in their only acting roles (uncredited, young boy and young girl killed by Indians)."

      Imagine the dinner table discussion.


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