"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!

Monday, June 8, 2015

8 June 2015


Birthdays
Melanie Tonello b. 1992 (My Babysitter’s a Vampire, Resident Evil: Apocalypse)
Torrey DeVitto b. 1984 (The Vampire Diaries)
Maria Menounos v. 1978 (Paranormal Movie, Knight Rider [2009], Fantastic Four, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch)
Nate Dushku b. 1977 (Dollhouse, Angel, Wolf Girl, Vampire Clan)
Eion Bailey b. 1976 (Once Upon a Time, Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Mindhunters, Buffy)
Lexa Doig b.1973 (Continuum, Primeval: New World, Smallville, V, Supernatural, Eureka, Stargate SG-1, The 4400, Andromeda, Jason X, Earth: Final Conflict, TekWar)
Mark Feuerstein b. 1971 (In Your Eyes, Practical Magic)
Matt Kaminsky b. 1971 (Wizards of Waverly Place, Star Trek: Enterprise)
Kelli Williams b. 1970 (Earth 2, Quantum Leap, Beauty and the Beast)
David Sutcliffe b. 1969 (Mega Cyclone, Mutant X, Forever Knight)
Juliana Margulies b. 1966 (The Lost Room, The Mists of Avalon)
Kevin P. Farley b. 1965 (Roswell FM, Project Bigfoot, Paranormal Movie, 3rd Rock from the Sun)
Frank Grillo b. 1963 (A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island, The Purge: Anarchy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Minority Report. Poltergeist: The Legacy)
Anthony Cistaro b. 1963 (Charmed, Witchblade, Angel, The Runestone)
Gary Trousdale b. 1960 (director, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Beauty and the Beast)
Bernard White b. 1959 (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Touch, Quarantine, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Matrix Revolutions, The Matrix Reloaded, The Scorpion King, The X-Files, Knight Rider)
Scott Adams b. 1957 (creator, Dilbert; actor, Babylon 5)
Griffin Dunne b. 1955 (The Android Affair, Amazing Stories, An American Werewolf in London)
Sonia Braga b. 1950 (Warehouse 13, Tales from the Crypt)
Kathy Baker b. 1950 (Edward Scissorhands, Amazing Stories, The Right Stuff)
Jack Sholder b. 1945 (director, Tremors [TV], Arachnid, Mortal Kombat: Conquest [TV], Generation X, The Omen [TV], Tales from the Crypt [TV], 12:01, The Hidden, Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge)
Colin Baker b. 1943 ( Star Trek Continues, Doctor Who, Blake’s 7)
Jessie Lawrence Ferguson b. 1941 (Swamp Thing [TV], Darkman, Prince of Darkness, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Supernaturals, Buckaroo Banzai, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century)
Bernie Casey b. 1939 (Vegas Vampires, Babylon 5, Deep Space Nine, Time Trax, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, The Martian Chronicles, Ants, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Dr Black, Mr. Hyde)
James Darren b. 1936 (Deep Space Nine, The Time Tunnel, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
Millicent Martin b. 1934 (Return to Halloweentown, Max Headroom)
Joan Rivers b. 1933 died 4 September 2014 (Iron Man 3, Spaceballs)
Dana Wynter b. 1931 died 5 May 2011 (The Questor Tapes, Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
Kate Wilhelm b. 1928 (won 1977 Hugo for Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang)
Charles Tyner b. 1925 (Space, The Incredible Hulk, Evilspeak, Pete’s Dragon)
Myron Healey b. 1923 died 21 December 2005 (RoboCop [TV], Knight Rider, V, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, The Incredible Melting Man, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Land of the Giants, Varan the Unbelievable, Men Into Space, Adventures of Superman, Batman and Robin [1949])
Robert Preston b. 1918 died 21 March 1987 (The Last Starfighter)
George D. Wallace b. 1917 died 22 July 2005 (Minority Report, Buffy, The X-Files, Multiplicity, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Bionic Woman, Planet of the Apes, The Six Million Dollar Man, Forbidden Planet)
Robert F. Young b. 1915 died 22 June 1986 (author, Jonathan and the Space Whale)
John W. Campbell b. 1910 died 11 July 1971 (author, Who Goes There?; editor, Astounding Science Fiction, Analog)
C.C. Beck b. 1910 (creator, Captain Marvel)

Notes from the birthday list.

1. The Picture Slot. Three of the people on this list have already had the Picture Slot. Colin Baker got it for being The Doctor, George D. Wallace got it for being future Xander on Buffy and to distinguish him from other better known George Wallaces and Lexa Doig from Andromeda got it when I misread her birthday in 2013. While several of the writers on the list can be considered iconic, I decided to give the slot to the fabulous Dana Wynter from Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

2. Canadians spotted. We have three Canadians on the list, the most obvious being the lovely Lexa Doig. Melanie Tonello and David Sutcliffe are not quite as obvious.

3. Nepotism FTW. We have two lesser known siblings who have appeared in movies and TV shows where their better known kin were the stars, Nate Dushku and Kevin P. Farley. Griffin Dunne is the son of writer Dominick Dunne, but I can't tell if that was a boon for him early in his career.

4. MST3K. I know The Incredible Melting Man got the treatment, there may be others on the list.

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

Movie released
Prometheus released, 2012

Predictor: OMNI Future Almanac, published 1982

Prediction: Highly-specialized security officers will actively try to prevent computer crime, which could become a well-developed criminal art.

Reality: There were already hackers in the early 1980s, so this prediction wasn't a huge stretch, but that does not change the fact this prediction deserves full marks.



Never to be Forgotten: Richard Johnson 1927-2015

British actor Richard Johnson has died at the age of 87. He claims that he was offered the role of James Bond in Dr. No but turned it down. When asked of his opinion of Sean Connery, he felt the Scotsman was miscast, but it worked because the scripts played up the humor. Hard to argue with either of those points. Johnson worked steadily up until last year, much of the work on British television shows.


Mr. Johnson gets the nod on this blog for his roles in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Tales from the Crypt, Zombie, Space: 1999 and The Haunting.

Best wishes to the family and friends of Richard Johnson, from a fan. He is never to be forgotten.

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1 comment:

  1. Griffin Dunne also is (the late) Dominique's brother as well. Not to mention related to John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion. But I doubt any of those worked specifically as nepotism; rather, they gave him a leg up on understanding what it meant to be a producer.

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