"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!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

9 September 2015

Mary-Jessica Pitts b. 1996 (Hancock)
Lauren Clinton b. 1993 (Bridge to Terabithia)
Kelsey Asbille Chow b. 1991 (The Amazing Spider-Man)
Jo Woodcock b. 1988 (Dorian Gray)
Josh Herdman b. 1987 (Wizards vs. Aliens, Harry Potter)
Amy Manson b. 1985 (Once Upon a Time, Atlantis, Being Human, Torchwood, Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud)
Julie Gonzalo b. 1981 (Vamp U)
Michelle Williams b. 1980 (Oz the Great and Powerful, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Timemaster, Species)
Maria Arce b. 1979 (Mortal Kombat: Conquest)
Goran Visnjic b. 1972 (Extant, The Deep, Elektra, Practical Magic)
Henry Thomas b.1971 (Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Cloak & Dagger, E.T.)
Eric Stonestreet b. 1971 (American Horror Story, The Island)
Rachel Hunter b. 1969 (Piranhaconda, MorphMan)
Julia Sawalha b. 1968 (Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Comic Relief: Doctor Who – The Curse of Fatal Death)
Alexandra Powers b. 1967 (Brimstone, Cast a Deadly Spell)
Adam Sandler b. 1966 (Pixels, Bedtime Stories, Click, Little Nicky, Coneheads)
David Bennent b. 1966 (Legend)
Michelle Johnson b. 1965 (Specimen, Death Becomes Her, Beaks: The Movie, Werewolf)
Charles Esten b. 1965 (The Postman, Lois & Clark, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Constance Marie b. 1965 (Early Edition)
Brenda Epperson b. 1965 (Bug Buster)
Kevin Grevioux b. 1962 (I, Frankenstein, Underworld, Charmed, Angel, Men in Black II, Planet of the Apes, Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy, Sliders, Batman Forever, The Mask, Deep Space Nine)
Hugh Grant b. 1960 (Cloud Atlas, The Lair of the White Worm)
Brent Stait b. 1959 (Fringe, Supernatural, TRON: Legacy, Stonehenge Apocalypse, Smallville, Blade: The Series, Stargate: Atlantis, The 4400, Battlestar Galactica, Andromeda, Mysterious Ways, Seven Days, First Wave, Roswell: The Aliens Attack, Poltergeist: The Legacy, The X Files, Highlander [TV], Neon Rider, Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future)
Edward Hibbert b. 1955 (The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz, Loch Ness)
Jeffrey Alan Combs b. 1954 (Gotham, Elf-Man, Dorothy and the Witches of Oz, The Dunwich Horror, The 4400, Abominable, SharkMan, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Voyager, House on Haunted Hill, Deep Space Nine, Time Tracers, Perversions of Science, The Frighteners, Babylon 5, Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero, Doctor Mordrid, Trancers II, The Flash, Guyver, Robot Jox, Re-Animator, Beauty and the Beast, From Beyond, Re-Animator, The Man with Two Brains)
Janet Fielding b. 1953 (Doctor Who)
Angela Cartwright b. 1952 (Lost in Space [1998 and 1960s], Logan’s Run [TV])
Tom Wopat b. 1951 (Jonah Hex, Smallville)
Art LaFleur b. 1943 (Speed Racer, Night Stalker, Angel, A.J.’s Time Travelers, Space Rangers, Tales from the Crypt, Trancers I & II, The Blob, WarGames, The Invisible Woman, Jekyll and Hyde… Together Again, The Incredible Hulk)
Topol b.1935 (SeaQuest 2032, Flash Gordon)
Margaret Tyzack b. 1931 died 25 June 2011 (Quatermass, 2001, A Clockwork Orange)
Cliff Robertson b.1923 died 10 September 2011(Amazing Spider –Man)
James Hilton b. 1900 died 20 December 1954 (author, Lost Horizon)
Neil Hamilton b. 1899 died 24 September 1984 (Batman, The Munsters, The Outer Limits)

Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. The list has a lot of famous names, but many of them aren't iconic in genre. Previous Picture Slotters were Henry Thomas from E.T. and Janet Fielding from Doctor Who. That still leaves a lot of good choices as far as I'm concerned, but I decided to go way old school with Neil Hamilton as Commissioner Gordon from the 1960s Batman.

2. Spot the Canadian! Today, it's just Brent Stait and he has a very Canadian looking resume.

3. The Guy at the Door. On yesterday's list the cut-off year between the living and the dead was 1945, which is cutting it too close for my tastes. Today, the year is 1935 with Israeli actor Topol turning 80, another good choice for the Picture Slot as Dr. Zoltan in Flash Gordon. As always, the blog extends special birthday best wishes to anyone who has this odd demographic trait.

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

Predictor: George Sutherland in his 1902 book Twentieth Century Inventions

Prediction: Not only will those subscribers who are connected by wire with central stations have the advantage of being called at any hour in the morning according to their intimated wishes, but such services as lighting the fires in winter mornings, so that rooms may be fairly warmed before they are entered, will be performed by electric messages sent from a central station.

Reality: Our sensible friend wants to use the power of radio - which he called wireless telephony - to do what alarm clocks and thermostats do for us at much less cost or trouble. No points for these.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Another prediction, likely overly-optimistic, from Utopia 1976.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!


  1. I just realized I've probably had Brian Blessed and Topol mixed up in my head all along.

  2. Mother of dragons! "If I Were a Rich Man" has now wormed its way through the ear and into my brain, to stay the night.

    Thanks for, actually, quite a lot, Topol the Birthday Boy.

  3. I'm trying to figure out if I can push that Eli Stone should be consider sf/f, with the goal of propelling Julie Gonzalo into the picture slot next year. The IMDB High Concept* does not do its (PK)Dickian approach justice.

    *San Francisco lawyer Eli Stone begins to see things, which leads him to discover a brain aneurysm. But his visions lead him to accept cases with little monetary gain but a lot of moral goodness.


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