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1907 – Reggie Nalder, actor (Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica)

Reggie Nalder in Star Trek

Reggie Nalder in Star Trek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1919 – Howard Morris, actor (It Came from Outer Space II, The Munsters’ Revenge, Space Academy, Twilight Zone)

1928 – Dick York, actor (Twilight Zone)

1932 – Dinsdale Landen, actor (Doctor Who, Morons from Outer Space, Out of this World)

Dinsdale Landen in Doctor Who

Dinsdale Landen in Doctor Who

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1937 – Nicholas Worth, actor (Star Trek: Voyager, Starforce, The X Files, Sliders, Star Trek: DS9, Timelock, Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II, Darkman, Swamp Thing, Coma, The Invisible Man, The Six Million Dollar Man)

1939 – Bob May, actor, (The Time Tunnel, Lost in Space)

Bob May trying on the Robot suit one more time.

Bob May trying on the Robot suit one more time.

1947 – David St. James, actor (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Donnie Darko, My Favorite Martian, Alien: Resurrection, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Space: Above and Beyond, The Invaders, Lois & Clark, Monolith)
1948 – Michael Berryman, actor (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, The X-Files, Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time, Guyver, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Aftershock, ALF, Saturday the 14th Strikes Back, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Barbarians, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, My Science Project, Weird Science, Voyage of the Rock Aliens)

1951 – Judith Ivey, actress (Frogs!)

 

1952 – Alan Blumenfeld, actor (Heroes, Stargate: Atlantis, The Dark Side of the Moon, The Munsters Today, Innerspace, The Twilight Zone, WarGames)
1953 – Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, actor (Weird Science, Homeboys in Outer Space, Alien Nation)
1953 – Project Moonbase released
1954 – The 12th annual World Science Fiction Convention is held in San Francisco, drawing an attendance of about 700. Guest of honor is John W. Campbell, Jr.

1957 – Patricia Tallman (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: DS9 InAlienable, Babylon 5, Dark Skies, Army of Darkness, Night of the Living Dead, Hard Time on Planet Earth)

1959 – The 17th annual World Science Fiction convention is held in Detroit, with an attendance of 371. James Blish wins the best novel Hugo for A Case of Conscience.

1961 – Todd Sherry, actor (Alien Autopsy)
1965 – Michael Bent, actor (Threshold, Firefly)
1968 – Phill Lewis, actor (What Planet Are You From?, Starman)
1969 – Kristen Wilson, actress (Mega Python vs. Gatoroid)
1969 – Noah Taylor, actor (Edge of Tomorrow)

1970 – Richard Speight Jr., actor (Big Monster on Campus, Menno’s Mind, Hypernauts, Amanda & the Alien)
1972 – Francoise Yip, actor (Sanctuary, Fringe, Caprica, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Flash Gordon, Andromeda, Blade:Trinity, Smallville, Mindstorm, RoboCop: Prime Directives, Earth: Final Conflict, Futuresport)

1975 – Kai Owen, actor (Torchwood, Rocket Man)
1975 – Space 1999 debuted on RAI & ITV
1977 – John Ruby, actor (The Event)
1978 – Wes Bentley, actor (The Hunger Games, Underworld: Awakening, Interstellar)

1987 – Richard Marquand, director, d @ 49 (Return of the Jedi)

1991 – Tom Tryon, actor, d @ 65 (I Married a Monster from Outer Space)
1991 – Carter Jenkins, actor (Aliens in the Attic, The 4400, Surface)
1992 – Caitlin Fein, actress (The X Files, Deep Impact)
1992 – Amanda Fein, actress (The X Files, Deep Impact)
1993 – Herve Villechaize, actor, d @ 50 (Forbidden Zone)
1999 – Ellie Darcey-Alden, actress (Doctor Who)

2009 – Iain Cuthbertson, actor, d @ 79 (The Ray Bradbury Theatre, Doctor Who)

2014 – Joan Rivers, actress, d @ 81 (Spaceballs)
2014 – Donatas Banionis, actor, d @ 90 (Solaris)

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1890 – Pat O’Malley, actor (Twilight Zone, Invasion of the Body Snatchers)

Pat O'Malley in The Twilight Zone

Pat O’Malley in The Twilight Zone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1923 – Terry Wilson, actor (Westworld)
1920 – Nora Denney, actress (My Favorite Martian)

1940 – Pauline Collins, actress (Doctor Who)

Pauline Collins in Doctor Who

Pauline Collins in Doctor Who

1942 – Valerie Perrine (Superman I and II, Slaughterhouse Five)

1950 – The 8th World Science Fiction Convention, called Norwescon, is held in Portland, Oregon, with Anthony Boucher as guest of honor. It attracts about 400 attendees, more than twice the size of previous “Worldcons.”
1951 – Lou Richards, actor (Growth, Hulk, The X Files, Project U.F.O., Logan’s Run)

1951 – The ninth World Science Fiction Convention is held in New Orleans, with an attendance of 190. Fritz Leiber is guest of honor
1953 – Jean-Pierre Jeunet, director (Alien: Resurrection, The City of Lost Children)

1953 – Cat-Women of the Moon is released

1954 – The 12th annual World Science Fiction Convention is held in San Francisco, drawing an attendance of about 700. Guest of honor is John W. Campbell, Jr.
1955 – The 13th annual World Science Fiction Convention in Cleveland, with Isaac Asimov as guest of honor, draws about 380 attendees.
1956 – The 14th annual World Science Fiction Convention, the first in New York since 1939, draws an attendance of about 850. Robert A. Heinlein wins the best novel Hugo for Double Star, and Robert Silverberg is “most promising new author.”
1958 – Kevin McCorkle, actor (The Island, The X Files, Star Trek: Voyager)
1959 – Merritt Butrick (Star Trek II and III, Star Trek: TNG)

Merritt Butrick in Star Trek II & III

Merritt Butrick in Star Trek II & III

1963 – Holt McCallany, actor (Heroes, Alien³)
1965 – Costas Mandylor, actor (Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York, Dinocroc, Andromeda, Last Exit to Earth)
1965 – Charlie Sheen, actor (The Arrival)

1976 – Ashley Jones b. 1976 (FlashForward)

1978 – Nick Weschsler, actor (The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Roswell)
1978 – Nichole Hiltz, actress (Alien Autopsy, Smallville)

1983 – Christine Woods, actress (FlashForward)
1984 – Garrett Hedlund (Tron)

2012 – Michael Clarke Duncan, actor, d @ 54 (Planet of the Apes, The Island, Armageddon, Weird Science)

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1902 – A Trip To The Moon, the 1st sci-fi film released

A Trip to the Moon released

A Trip to the Moon released

1916 – Penny Santon, actress (Quantum Leap, Starman, Short Circuit, My Favorite Martian)
1917 – Samuel A. Peeples, writer (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Flash Gordon, Jason of Star Command, Space Academy, Star Trek: The Animated Series, Star Trek)

1934 – Chuck McCann, actor (Invasion, Sliders, Far Out Space Nuts)
1937 – Len Carlson, actor (Cypher)

1937 – Derek Fowlds, actor (Frankenstein Created Woman, The Solarnauts)

Derek Fowlds in The Solarnauts

Derek Fowlds in The Solarnauts

1938 – Mary Jo Catlett, actress (ALF)

1944 – Vernor Vinge (won 1993 Hugo for A Fire on the Deep, won 2000 Hugo for A Deepness in the Sky, won 2007 Hugo for Rainbows End)

1950 – The 8th World Science Fiction Convention, called Norwescon, is held in Portland, Oregon, with Anthony Boucher as guest of honor. It attracts about 400 attendees, more than twice the size of previous “Worldcons.”
1951 – The ninth World Science Fiction Convention is held in New Orleans, with an attendance of 190. Fritz Leiber is guest of honor
1951 – Mark Harmon, actor (From the Earth to the Moon)

 

1955 – Linda Purl, actress (Time Travelers)
1955 – The 13th annual World Science Fiction Convention in Cleveland, with Isaac Asimov as guest of honor, draws about 380 attendees.
1956 – The 14th annual World Science Fiction Convention, the first in New York since 1939, draws an attendance of about 850. Robert A. Heinlein wins the best novel Hugo for Double Star, and Robert Silverberg is “most promising new author.”

1964 – Morris Ankrum, actor, d @ 67 (Kronos, Earth vs Flying Saucers)
1964 – Keanu Reeves, actor (Matrix, Day The Earth Stood Still, A Scanner Darkly, Johnny Mnemonic)

Keanu Reeves in The Matrix

Keanu Reeves in The Matrix

1966 – Tuc Watkins, actor (Warehouse 13, Infested)
1968 – Kristen Cloke, actress (The X Files, Space: Above and Beyond, Quantum Leap)
1968 – Cynthia Watros, actress (Warehouse 13, Mars)

1977 – Steve Dunne, actor, d @ 59 (Quatermass II)
1979 – Felix Aylmer, actor, d @ 90 (The Hands of Orlac, Out of the Unknown)

1985 – Allison Miller, actress (Terra Nova)

2000 – Jean Speegle Howard, actress, d @ 73 (Meego, Lois & Clark, Homeboys in Outer Space, Cocoon)
2000 – Curt Siodmak, sci-fi author, d @ 98 (Donovan’s Brain)
2001 – Troy Donohue, actor, d @ 65 (Omega Cop, Dr. Alien, Monster on the Campus, The Monolith Monsters)

2005 – Bob Denver, actor, d @ 70 (The Invisible Woman, ALF)

2011 – Apollo 18 released
2013 – Frederick Pohl, d @ 93, sci-fi author (won 1977 Nebula for Man Plus, 1978 Hugo and Nebula for Gateway)

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1875 – Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Mars Saga, John Carter)

1893 – Betty Blythe, actress, d @ 78 7 April 1972 (She)
1897 – Wolfe Barzell, actor (Frankenstein’s Daughter, Twilight Zone, Atlantis, the Lost Continent)
1899 – Richard Arlen, actor (The Human Duplicators, The Crawling Hand, Science Fiction Theatre, The Lady and the Monster)

1920 – Richard Farnsworth, actor (Space Rage)
1922 – Yvonne De Carlo (The Munsters)

Yvonne de Carlo as Lily Munster

Yvonne de Carlo as Lily Munster

1922 – Vittorio Gassman, actor (Quintet)
1928 – George Maharis, actor (Superboy, Logan’s Run, Bionic Woman, Death in Space, Journey to the Unknown, The Satan Bug)

1937 – Ron O’Neal, actor (The Final Countdown, Hyper Space, Brave New World)
1939 – Lily Tomlin, actress (The Incredible Shrinking Woman, The X-Files)

 

 

 

 

 

1940 – Judy Levitt, actress (InAlienable, Babylon 5 , Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek: Generations, Moontrap)

Judy Levitt in Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country

Judy Levitt in Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country

1942 – C. J. Cherry (Downbelow Station, Cyteen, Faded Sun Trilogy)
1943 – Don Stroud, actor (Babylon 5, The Alien Within, Carnosaur 2, Cyber Seeker, Frogtown II, Quantum Leap, Super Force, Hyper Space, The Powers of Matthew Star, The Incredible Hulk)
1944 – Beau Starr, actor (Final Days of Planet Earth, The 4400, Earth: Final Conflict, Total Recall 2070, V, The Powers of Matthew Star)
1944 – Zito Kazann, actor (The X Files, Sliders, Waterworld, Automan, The Six Million Dollar Man)
1948- James Rebhorn, actor (Independence Day, Coma)

1950 – Theodore Sturgeon publishes The Dreaming Jewels, his first novel.
1950 – The 8th World Science Fiction Convention, called Norwescon, is held in Portland, Oregon, with Anthony Boucher as guest of honor. It attracts about 400 attendees, more than twice the size of previous “Worldcons.”

 

1951 – The 9th World Science Fiction Convention is held in New Orleans, with an attendance of 190. Fritz Leiber is guest of honor
1951 – Timothy Zahn, sci-fi author (Hugo, Cobra Strike)
1952 – The 10th annual World Science Fiction convention is held in Chicago with an attendance of about 870—more than double that of the previous largest Worldcon in 1950. Hugo Gernsback is guest of honor, and the convention votes to institute annual science fiction awards called the Hugo, to be initially presented the following year.
1954 – Tobor the Great released

Tobor The Great released 1954

Tobor The Great released 1954

1956 – The 14th annual World Science Fiction Convention, the first in New York since 1939, draws an attendance of about 850. Robert A. Heinlein wins the best novel Hugo for Double Star, and Robert Silverberg is “most promising new author.”
1958 – The 16th annual World Science Fiction Convention is held in South Gate, California, drawing over 320 attendees. Fritz Leiber wins the best novel award for The Big Time, and The Incredible Shrinking Man, with a screenplay by Richard Matheson based on his novel, wins “outstanding movie.”

1966 – James Nguyen, actor (Birdemic 1 & 2)
1968 – Zak Penn, writer (Alphas, Pacific Rim 2, The Incredible Hulk)

1970 – Padma Lakshmi, actress (Star Trek: Enterprise)
1971 – Maury Sterling, actor (Extant, Dollhouse, Star Trek: Enterprise, Dark Skies, Outbreak)

 

1971 – Ricardo Chavira, actor (Warehouse 13, Piranha 3D)
1974 – Burn Gorman, actor (Pacific Rim, Torchwood)
1975 – Scott Speedman, actor (Underworld: Evolution, Underworld)
1977 – Adrienne Wilkinson, actress (Star Trek: Renegades)
1979 – Camille Chen, actress (Meteor)

1981 – Michael Adamthwaite, actor (Nerds and Monsters, Fringe, Behemoth, Riverworld, Smallville, Flash Gordon, Stargate SG-1)
1986 – Murray Hamilton, actor, d @ 63 (Damnation Alley, ‘Way Out, Men into Space, Twilight Zone
1987 – Philip Friend, actor, d @ 72 (H.G.Wells’ Invisible Man)

2003 – Rand Brooks, actor, d @ 84 (The Munsters, Men into Space, Rocky Jones: Space Ranger, Space Patrol)
2009 – Humanity’s End released

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The World of the Strange

Direct URL http://kmorvant.podomatic.com/entry/2015-06-01T19_58_56-07_00

Anomalous phenomena, paranormal, supernatural and weird stuff.

posted by admin on Aug 31

Asterion is $0.99 cents. Last days! http://amzn.com/B00BC6TZCA

 

 

posted by admin on Aug 31

posted by admin on Aug 31

1897 – Fredric March, actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
1914 – Richard Basehart, actor (Voyage to Bottom of Sea)

Richard Basehart as Admiral Nelson in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Richard Basehart as Admiral Nelson in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

1920 – James Lanphier, actor (The Time Tunnel, The Deadly Mantis)
1928 – James Coburn, actor, (Men Into Space, Twilight Zone)

1931 – Noble Willingham, actor (Fire in the Sky, Quantum Leap, Star Trek: TNG, Man from Atlantis)
1933 – Robert [Franklin] Adams, sci-fi author (Castaways in Time)

1940 – Larry Hankin, actor (Weird Science, Star Trek: Voyager, Lois & Clark, Star Trek: TNG, ALF)
1940 – Roger Newman, actor (Coma)
1940 – Jack Thompson, actor (Star Wars episode II: Attack of the Clones)
1944 – Roger Dean, artist

Roger Dean artist of so many album covers including Yes, Uriah Heep, Asia and more.

Roger Dean artist of so many album covers including Yes, Uriah Heep, Asia and more.

1952 – The tenth annual World Science Fiction convention is held in Chicago with an attendance of about 870—more than double that of the previous largest Worldcon in 1950. Hugo Gernsback is guest of honor, and the convention votes to institute annual science fiction awards called the Hugo, to be initially presented the following year.

1954 – Julie Brown, actress (Alien Avengers II, Quantum Leap, The Incredible Shrinking Woman)

1956 – The 14th annual World Science Fiction Convention, the first in New York since 1939, draws an attendance of about 850. Robert A. Heinlein wins the best novel Hugo for Double Star, and Robert Silverberg is “most promising new author.”

1958 – The 16th annual World Science Fiction Convention is held in South Gate, California, drawing over 320 attendees. Fritz Leiber wins the best novel award for The Big Time, and The Incredible Shrinking Man, with a screenplay by Richard Matheson based on his novel, wins “outstanding movie.”

1963 – Todd Carty, actor (Krull)
1965 – Daniel Bernhardt, actor (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Creature, The Matrix Reloaded)
1965 – Edward E. “Doc” Smith, sci-fi author, d @ 75 (Lensman, Subspace, The Galaxy Primes)

1970 – Zack Ward, actor (Transformers, Dollhouse, Warehouse 13, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Transformers, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Sliders)
1972 – Chris Tucker, actor (The Fifth Element)

1978 – Mike Erwin, actor (Hulk)

1980 – Leo Bill, actor (Doctor Jekyll, 28 Days Later…)

1986 – Ryan Kelley, actor (The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Smallville)

1992 – Holly Earl, actress (Doctor Who, Red Dwarf)

Holly Earl in Doctor Who

Holly Earl in Doctor Who

1999 – Marguerite Chapman, actress, d @ 81 (Flight to Mars , The Amazing Transparent Man, Science Fiction Theatre)

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The time has come . . .

The Nephilim, abominations that represent the offspring of the “sons of God” and the “daughters of man,” have stepped out of the shadows in a bid to conquer humankind.

All the while, beings far more terrifying than what the public thought was discovered at Roswell are crossing dimensions in a bold gamble to capture Earth, enslave humans, and destroy the Nephilim.

And in between: HUMANITY.

Young physicist and archaeologist Trevor Pendleton is tasked with assembling a team to unravel the mysteries of the natural and supernatural that threaten to ravage mankind and rip the world apart.

Time is short and the stakes could not be higher.

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