Archive for December, 2014

posted by admin on Dec 31

1896 – Ronald Adam, actor (The Man Who Could Cheat Death)
1897 – Rhys Williams, actor (The Invaders, Adventures of Superman)

1906 – Theresa Harris, actress (I Walked with a Zombie)

1910 – Dick Kollmar, actor (Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV, The Queen of Sheba Meets the Atom Man)
1917 – Paul Christian, actor (The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms)

1920 – Richard Hamilton, actor (The Visitor (1997 TV), Men in Black)

1931 – Bob Shaw, sci-fi author (Light of Other Days, The Ragged Astronauts)
1933 – Edward Bunker, actor (The Running Man)
1937 – Anthony Hopkins, actor (Westworld (2015 TV), Slipstream, Freejack)
1938 – Rosalind Cash, actress (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, The Omega Man, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde)

1941 – Sean S. Cunningham, director (Terminal Invasion, DeepStar Six)
1943 – Ben Kingsley, actor (Our Robot Overlords, Ender’s Game, What Planet Are You From?, Species, Slipstream, A.I. Artificial Intelligence)
1945 – Vernon Wells, actor (Innerspace, Alien Hunger, Cowboys vs Dinosaurs, Jurassic Block, The Sector, Rise of the Dinosaurs, 100,000 Zombie Heads, The Dead Undead, World’s End, Silent Night, Zombie Night, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Saurian, The Man with No Eyes, Starforce, Space Truckers, Manosaurus, T-Force, Circuitry Man, Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II, Weird Science)
1945 – Connie Willis, sci-fi author (Doomsday Book, To Say Nothing of a Dog, Blackout/All Clear)
1946 – Barbara Carrera, actress (The Island of Dr. Moreau, Embryo)
1947 – Tim Matheson, actor (Solar Crisis)
1948 – Joe Dallesandro, actor (Flesh For Frankenstein

1952 – Elizabeth Norment, actress (Runaway, Twilight Zone)
1953 – Jane Badler, actress (V, Sky Trackers, The Lost World)

Jane Badler in V.

Jane Badler in V.

1953 – James Remar, actor (FlashForward, Battlestar Galactica, Blade: Trinity, The Twilight Zone, The X-Files, Robo Warriors, Judge Dredd, Transformers: Dark of the Moon)
1955 – Day the World Ended released
1957 – Peter Williams, actor (Stargate: SG-1, Earthsea, The Chronicles of Riddick, The X-Files)
1957 – The Monolith Monsters released
1958 – Fiend Without a Face released
1958 – The Lost Missile released
1958 – The Strange World of Planet X released
1958 – The Crawling Eye released
1959 – Bebe Neuwirth, actress (Star Trek: TNG)
1959 – Val Kilmer, actor (The Thaw,Red Planet, The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996), Real Genius)

1961 – Joanna Johnson, actress (The Twilight Zone)
1963 – Amelia Kinkade, actress (Misfits of Science)

1963 – Roberto Lombardi, actor (Perfect: Android Rising, Zombie eXs, The Happening)
1964 – Michael McDonald, actor (The Unborn II, Carnosaur 2, Carnosaur 3: Primal Species
1965 – Gaston Glass, production manager, d @ 65 (Lost in Space, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
1965 – Geoff Meed, actor (The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), Resident Evil: Extinction, Star Trek: Enterprise, Babylon 5)
1965 – Li Gong, actor (2046)
1966 – Bruce Ramsay, actor (Continuum, Riverworld, Babylon 5: The Lost Tales, Island of the Dead)
1969 – Martha Byrne, actress (Anna to the Infinite Power)

1970 – Chandra West, actress (Universal Soldier II and III, Earth: Final Conflict)
1973 – Jennifer Hill, actress (Mutant X)
1974 – Kenny Morrison, actor (Star Trek: Voyager)
1976 – Steve Byers, actor (Alphas, Total Recall (2012), Immortals, Smallville, The Dresden Files)
1977 – Nora Marlowe, actress, d @ 62 (Westworld, Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits)
1979 – G. Michael Gray, actor (Fringe, Smallville, Stargate: Atlantis, Blade: The Series, Terminal City, A Wrinkle in Time)

1986 – Lloyd Haynes, actor, d @ 54 (Star Trek)
1986 – Bronson Pelletier, actor (Dinosapien)
1987 – G Randall P D Garrett, sci-fi author, d @ 60 (Lord Darcy, Takeoff 1 & II)

1990 – Sci-Fi Channel on cable TV begins transmitting

Sci-fi channel begins broadcasting.

Sci-fi channel begins broadcasting.

1993 – Bob Johnson, actor, d @ 73 (Star Trek, The Outer Limits)
1994 – Leo Fuchs, actor, d @ 83 (The Six Million Dollar Man)
1994 – Woody Strode, actor, d @ 80 (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century)

2001 – Eileen Heckart, actress, d @ 82 (Out There)
2003 – Paula Raymond, actress, d @ 79 (The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, The Flight That Disappeared)
2007 – Bill Idelson, writer / actor, d @ 88 (The Crawling Hand, Twilight Zone / My Favorite Martian, Twilight Zone)

2013 – James Avery, actor, d @ 68 (Star Trek: Enterprise, Epoch, Timestalkers,)

posted by admin on Dec 30

1892 – John Litel, actor (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Flight to Mars)

John Litel in Flight to Mars.

John Litel in Flight to Mars.

1896 – Tom Keene, actor (Plan 9 from Outer Space, Red Planet Mars)

1911 – Jeanette Nolan, actress (The Reluctant Astronaut, The Invaders, Twilight Zone, The Incredible Hulk, The Manitou)
1917 – Nancy Coleman, actress (Tales of Tomorrow)

1920 – Jack Lord, actor (The Invaders)

1934 – Russ Tamblyn, actor (Babylon 5, Invisible Mom, The War of the Gargantuas, Quantum Leap, Dracula vs. Frankenstein, Aftershock)
1934 – Joseph Bologna, actor (Alligator II: The Mutation, Not Quite Human)


1935 – Jack Riley, actor (Spaceballs, C.H.U.D. II, Hard Time on Planet Earth, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!, ALF, The Girl With Something Extra)

1942 – Fred Ward, actor (Tremors I & 2, Invasion: Earth, UFOria, Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann, The Incredible Hulk)
1945 – Concetta Tomei, actress (Deep Impact, Star Trek: Voyager, Max Headroom)
1947 – Michael Burns, actor (The Bionic Woman, Twilight Zone)

1950 – Lewis Shiner, American sci-fi/fantasy author
1956 – Sheryl Lee Ralph, actress (V)
1957 – Patricia Kalember, actress (Signs, Limitless)

1960 – Kelli Maroney, actress (Gila!, Not of This Earth, Night of the Comet)
1964 – George Newbern, actor (Perversions of Science)
1964 – Sophie Ward, actress (Dinotopia, Waxwork II: Lost in Time)
1968 – Bryan Burk, producer (Cloverfield, Star Trek, Fringe, Revolution, Westworld (2015), Star Wars: Episode VII, Super 8, Future Shock)
1969 – Meredith Monroe, actress (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Minority Report)

1971 – C.S. Lee, actor (Toxin, The Stepford Wives (2004))
1972 – Maureen Flannigan, actress (Out of This World, Star Trek: DS9)
1973 – Jason Behr, actor (Roswell. Alien Nation: Millennium)
1975 – Zahf Paroo, actor (Polaris, Continuum, Fringe, 10.5, Battlestar Galactica, Andromeda, Stargate SG-1)
1977 – Lucy Punch, actress (Dinotopia)
1978 – Tyrese Gibson, actor (Death Race, Transformers)

1980 – Eliza Dushku, actress (Dollhouse, Torchwood)
1982 – Kristin Kreuk, actress (Smallville, Space Milkshake)
1983 – Ashley Bashioum, actress (Flight of the Living Dead)
1986 – Faye Marsay, actress (Doctor Who)
1988 – Jena Sims, actress (Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader)

1996 – Jack Nance, actor, d @ 53 (Dune, The Blob)
1996 – Lew Ayres, actor, d @ 88 (Battle for the Planet of the Apes, End of the World, Battlestar Galactica, The Fantastic Journey, The Bionic Woman, The Questor Tapes, Earth II)

posted by admin on Dec 29

1883 – Forrest Taylor, actor (The Lost Planet)

1907 – Freda Jackson (Blakes 7, The Valley of Gwangi, Monster of Terror)

1920 – Viveca Lindfors (Stargate, Frankenstein’s Aunt, The Hand, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
1923 – Mike Nussbaum, actor (Men in Black, The X Files)
1923 – Dina Merrill, actress (Anna to the Infinite Power)
1928 – Bernard Cribbins, actor (Doctor Who, Space: 1999, Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.)

Bernard Cribbins in Daleks Invasion: Earth 2150 AD.

Bernard Cribbins in Daleks Invasion: Earth 2150 AD.

1932 – Inga Swenson, actress (Earth II)
1934 – Ed Flanders, actor (Tomorrow’s Child)
1937 – Barbara Steele, actress (The Space-Watch Murders, Piranha)
1938 – Jon Voight, actor (Transformers)

1947 – Vincent Winter, actor (Superman)

1950 – Jon Polito, actor (Rock Monster, Mimic 2, The Invisible Man, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, Invasion, The Invaders, The Rocketeer, C.H.U.D.)


1957 – Paul Rudnick, writer (The Stepford Wives (2004))
1959 – Brain Sergent, actor (The Ray Bradbury Theatre)
1959 – Patricia Clarkson, actress (The Maze Runner)

1963 – Dave McKean, director (Luna)
1964 – Michael Cudlitz, actor (Last Exit to Earth)
1964 – Kimberly Russell, actress (Roswell)
1966 – Alexandra Kamp-Groenveld, actress (Dracula 3000, Deep Freeze, 2001: A Space Travesty)
1967 – Andy Wachowski, director (The Matrix, Jupiter Ascending)
1969 – Jennifer Ehle, actress (Contagion, RoboCop, The Adjustment Bureau)
1969 – Patrick Fischler, actor (Star Trek: Enterprise)

1970 – Kevin Weisman, actor (Fringe, The X-Files, Roswell)
1971 – Stuart Holmes, actor, d @ 87 (The Nutty Professor, Twilight Zone, The Lost World, Adventures of Superman, Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man, Rocketship X-M, The Creeper)
1972 – Leonor Varela, actress (Blade II, Stargate:Atlantis)
1972 – Jude Law, actor (Contagion, Repo Men, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, eXistenZ, Gattaca)

Jude Law in Repo Men.

Jude Law in Repo Men.

1974 – Mekhi Phifer, actor (Insurgent, Divergent, Torchwood, Dawn of the Dead)
1976 – Danny McBride, actor (This Is the End)
1979 – Diego Luna, actor (Elysium)

1980 – Roy Engle, actor, d @ 67 (The Flying Saucer, The Man from Planet X, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Zombies of the Stratosphere, The Magnetic Monster, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, It Came from Beneath the Sea, Not of this Earth, The Colossus of New York, My Favorite Martian, The Invaders, Silent Running, Kingdom of the Spiders)
1981 – Charlotte Riley, actress (Edge of Tomorrow)
1986 – Andrei Tarkovsky, director, d @ 54 (Solaris)


1995 – Twelve Monkeys released

1998 – Don Taylor, director, d @ 78 (Escape from the Planet of the Apes)

2001 – Robert Patten, actor, d @ 76 (Project U.F.O., Westworld, The Invaders, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
2003 – Dinsdale Landen, actor, d @ 71 (Doctor Who, Morons from Outer Space, Out of this World)

2010 – Bill Erwin, actor, d @ 96 (Quantum Leap, Star Trek: TNG, Voyagers!, The Invaders, Twilight Zone, Science Fiction Theatre)
2012 – Jean Topart, actor, d @ 90 (Fantastic Planet)

posted by admin on Dec 28

1908 – Lew Ayres, actor (Battle for the Planet of the Apes, End of the World, Battlestar Galactica, The Fantastic Journey, The Bionic Woman, The Questor Tapes, Earth II, Donovan’s Brain)

1913 – Charles Maxwell, actor (Star Trek, My Favorite Martian, World of Giants, Adventures of Superman)
1916 – Noel Johnson, actor (Doctor Who, Out of the Unknown, Doomwatch, A for Andromeda, The Andromeda Breakthrough)
1917 – Kim Chan, actress (The Fifth Element, Robot in the Family)

1923 – Andrew Duggan, actor (Frankenstein Island, A Fire in the Sky, Project U.F.O., The Bionic Woman, The Time Machine (1998 TV), The Invaders)

Andrew Duggan as General Theodore Beaumont in The Invaders episode, Doomsday Minus One.

Andrew Duggan as General Theodore Beaumont in The Invaders episode, Doomsday Minus One.

1924 – Pamela Duncan, actress (Attack of the Crab Monsters, Rocky Jones: Space Ranger)

1931 – Martin Milner, American actor (RoboCop, Twilight Zone, Science Fiction Theatre, On the Threshold of Space)
1933 – Nichelle Nichols, actress (Star Trek, The Cabonauts, Heroes, Surge of Power)
1934 – Maggie Smith, actress (From Time to Time)

1954 – Denzel Washington, actor (The Book of Eli, Virtuosity)
1959 – Phil Abrams, actor (The X-Files, Roswell)

1960 – Chad McQueen, actor (V)


1960 – Terri Garber, actress (Quantum Leap, The Twilight Zone)
1966 – Josephine Byrnes, actress (The Matrix Reloaded, The Lost World (2001 TV))
1969 – Henry Oscar, actor, d @ 78 (Out of the Unknown)

1970 – Elaine Hendrix, actress (Futurestates, The Chronicle (TV), The Munsters’ Scary Little Christmas)
1973 – Seth Meyers, actor (Journey to the Center of the Earth)
1976 – Brendan Hines, actor (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
1979 – Noomi Rapace, actress (Prometheus, Prometheus: Paradise)

Naoomi Rapace in Prometheus.

Naoomi Rapace in Prometheus.

1979 – Bree Williamson, actress (Mutant X, Odyssey 5, Earth: Final Conflict)

1981 – Sienna Miller, actress (Stardust)
1982 – Beau Garrett, actor (TRON: Legacy, Unearthed)
1983 – William Demarest, actor, d @ 91 (Twilight Zone)
1987 – Thomas Dekker, actor (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Kaboom, IQ-145, Heros, Honey I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Generations)
1987 – Hannah Toiton, actress (The Lost Future)
1987 – Adam Gregory, actor (Dystopia: 2013)


1988 – Andrew Jenkins, actor (Stormworld, Zombie Punch)

1990 – Kiel Martin, actor, d @ 46 (The Ray Bradbury Theatre)
1991 – Jacques Aubuchon, actor, d @ 61 (Project U.F.O., Land of the Giants, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Twilight Zone)
1991 – Cassandra Harris, actress, d @ 43 (Space: 1999)
1993 – Howard Caine, actor, d @ 65 (Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, My Favorite Martian)
1999 – Clayton Moore, actor, d @ 85 (Radar Men from the Moon)

2004 – Jerry Ohrbach, actor, d @ 69 (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers)
2013 – Joseph Ruskin, actor, d @ 89 (Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants, Star Trek, The Six Million Dollar Man, Planet of the Apes, The Bionic Woman, Project U.F.O, Star Trek:DS9, Star Trek:Voyager, Star Trek:Enterprise, Star Trek: Insurrection, King Cobra, Cyber Tracker, Max Headroom, The Time Tunnel)

posted by admin on Dec 27

1888 – Thea von Harbou, writer (Metropolis)
1901 – Irene Handl, actress, (H.G.Wells’ Invisible Man)

1911 – Guy Rolfe, actor (The Bride, Space: 1999)

1938 – Jean Hale, actress (My Favorite Martian)
1939 – John Amos, actor (The Outer Limits, Hologram Man, Future Cop)

John Amos in The Outer Limits episode, Zig Zag.

John Amos in The Outer Limits episode, Zig Zag.

1945 – Ciaran Madden, actress (Star Maidens, The Beast Must Die)
1948 – Gérard Depardieu, actor (Glenn, the Flying Robot, Babylon A.D., The Machine)

1950 – Kent Williams, actor (WarGames)
1951 – Charles Band, producer/director (Re-Animator, Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn, Parasite)
1951 – Aharon Ipale, actor (Invisible: The Chronicles of Benjamin Knight, Salvage 1)
1958 – Barbara Crampton, actress (Space Truckers, Robot Wars, Trancers II, From Beyond, Re-Animator)


1960 – Maryam D’Abo, actress (Xtro, Timelock, Space Precinct, Something Is Out There)
1961 – Shashawnee Hall, actress (M.A.N.T.I.S., Lois & Clark, Manimal)
1964 – Ian Gomez, actor (Heros)
1966 – Eva LaRue, actress (RoboCop III, They Came from Outer Space (1991 TV))
1967 – Mitzi Martin, actress (The Island, S1m0ne)
1969 – John Henry Canavan, actor (Odyssey 5)
1969 – Chyna, actress (Illegal Aliens, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Alien Fury: Countdown to Invasion)

1972 – Thomas Wilson Brown, actor (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids)
1972 – Alex Skuby, actor (Pandemic)
1973 – Wilson Cruz, actor (Supernova)
1974 – Masi Oka, actor (Heros)
1975 – Aaron Stanford, actor (12 Monkeys (2015 TV))
1977 – Noah Cappe, actor (The Fifth Quadrant)
1977 – Jacqueline Pillon, actress (Starhunter)
1978 – Lisa Jakub, actress (Independence Day, War of the Worlds (1990 TV), The Twilight Zone)

1981 – Emilie de Ravin, actress (Roswell)
1983 – Marek Oravec, actor (Torchwood)
1985 – Jessica Harmon, actress (Chupacabra vs. the Alamo, Kyle XY, Battlestar Galactica)
1988 – Fox Harris, actor, d @ 52 (Alienator, Repo Man, Mutant / aka Forbidden World, Deep Space, Warlords)

1993 – Casey Campbell, actor (10,000 Days, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World)
1993 – Olivia Cooke, actress (The Signal)
1995 – Laurence Belcher, actor (Doctor Who)

2003 – Alan Bates, actor, d @ 69 (The Ray Bradbury Theatre)
2005 – Dee Pollock, actor, d @ 68 (The Outer Limits)

Dee Pollock in The Outer Limits episode, The Inheritors.

Dee Pollock in The Outer Limits episode, The Inheritors.









2012 – Harry Carey, Jr., actor, d @ 91 (Back to the Future III, Cherry 2000, UFOria, Cyborg 2087, Men into Space)

posted by admin on Dec 26

1903 – Elisha Cook Jr, actor (The Twilight Zone, The Bionic Woman, Adventures of Superman, Star Trek)

Elisha Cook Jr. in Star Trek.

Elisha Cook Jr. in Star Trek.

1914 – Geoffrey Lumsden, actor (The Horror of Frankenstein, Blood Beast from Outer Space, The Lost Planet)
1914 – Richard Widmark, actor (Twilight’s Last Gleaming, The Swarm, Coma)

1921 – Sean Sullivan, actor (The Starlost, Dr. Frankenstein on Campus, 2001: A Space Odyssey)
1922 – Shirley Patterson, actress (It! The Terror from Beyond Space, World Without End, The Land Unknown)
1922 – Richard Mayes, actor (Doctor Who, A for Andromeda)

1927 – Akihiko Hirata, actor (Godzilla, Rodan, The Mysterians, The H-Man, Mothra, King Kong vs. Godzilla, Atragon, Ghidorah, Ultraman, Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster, Son of Godzilla, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla)
1927 – Denis Quilley, actor (Undermind, Timeslip)

1930 – Donald Moffat, actor (The Thing, Logan’s Run, Monster in the Closet, The Twilight Zone, Exo-Man, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Terminal Man)

Donald Moffat in John Carpenter's, The Thing.

Donald Moffat in John Carpenter’s, The Thing.

1932 – Robert V. Barron, actor (Quantum Leap, Frankenstein: The College Years, Alien Nation (TV), Out of This World)
1939 – Fred Schepisi, director (Iceman)

1944 – Jane Lapotaire, actress (The Asphyx)

1950 – Victoria Racimo, actress (Day of the Dolphin, The Prophecy, Logan’s Run)
1956 – Holmes Herbert, actor, d @ 74 (The Son of Dr. Jekyll, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Invisible Man, The Ghost of Frankenstein )

1960 – Temuera Morrison, actor (Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, The Island of Dr. Moreau)
1961 – John Lynch, actor (Scintilla, Alien Hunter, Chimera)
1961 – Tahnee Welch, actress (Cocoon I & II, Johnny 2.0)
1967 – Steve Le Marquand, actor (Farscape)
1968 – Tricia Leigh Fisher, actress (No Ordinary Family, C.H.U.D. II – Bud the Chud)

1970 – Graham Shiels, actor (Guardians of the Galaxy)
1970 – Danielle Cormack, actress (Cleopatra 2525)
1971 – Robert Lowery, actor, d @ 57 (Adventures of Superman, The Monster and the Ape, Revenge of the Zombies)
1973 – Steven Geray, actor, d @ 69 (Time Tunnel, Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter, The Outer Limits, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Evil of Frankenstein, Adventures of Superman)
1974 – Josie Ho, actress (Contagion)
1974 – Joshua John Miller, actor (Class of 1999)
1974 – Tiffany Brissette, actress (The Ewok Adventure)
1976 – Eugene Khumbanyiwa, actor (District 9)
1977 – Howard Hawks, director, d @ 81 (The Thing from Another World)

1986 – Kit Harington, actor (Silent Hill: Revelation 3D)
1986 – Elsa Lanchester, d @ 84 (Bride of Frankenstein)
1989 – Peggy Thorpe-Bates, actress, d @ 75 (Timeslip)

1991 – Dehl Berti, actor, d @ 70 (Invasion U.S.A., The Six Million Dollar Man)
1993 – Jeff Morrow, actor, d @ 80 (This Island Earth, The Twilight Zone, Octaman, Twilight Zone, The Giant Claw, Kronos, The Creature Walks Among Us)
1994 – Robert Emhardt, actor, d @ 80 (Land of the Giants, The Invaders, Twilight Zone)
1995 – Zach Mills, actor (Super 8)
1998 – Hurd Hatfield, actor, died @ 81 (Between Time and Timbuktu, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)

2000 – Leo V Gordon, actor/writer, d @ 78 (Seaquest 2032, Alienator / Attack of the Giant Leeches, The Wasp Woman)
2000 – Jason Robards, actor, d @ 78 (The Day After, A Boy and His Dog)
2001 – Nigel Hawthorne, actor, d @ 72 (Demolition Man)
2005 – Vincent Schiavelli, actor, d @ 57 (The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Otherworld, Star Trek:TNG, M.A.N.T.I.S., The X-Files,

2012 – Gerry Anderson, writer/producer, d @ 83 (Captain Scarlet, Thunderbirds, Space Precinct, Space; 1999, UFO, Stingray, Fireball XL5)

posted by admin on Dec 25

1887 – Earle Foxe, actor (The Last Man on Earth)
1887 – John Davidson, actor (The Devil Bat)
1899 – Humphrey Bogart, actor (The Return of Doctor X)
1899 – Frank Fergusson, actor (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Land of the Giants, Twilight Zone, The Adventures of Superman, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein)
1902 – Barton MacLane, actor (The Munsters, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Walking Dead)
1907 – Mike Mazurki, actor (Amazon Women on the Moon, Alligator, Land of the Giants, It’s About Time, Zotz!, Land of the Giants)

1920 – Dean Ellis, illustrator
1924 – Rod Serling, writer/producer / writer (Twilight Zone / Time Travelers, Planet of the Apes)

Rod Serling. The icon of early sci-fi and paranormal TV.

Rod Serling. The icon of early sci-fi and paranormal TV.









1928 – Earl Brown, actor (Terminator I & II)
1928 – Dick Miller, actor ( Weird Science, Star Trek: DS9, Lois & Clark, Star Trek: TNG, V; The Final Battle, Twilight Zone: The Movie, X; The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, War of the Satellites, Not of this Earth, It Conquered the World)

Dick Miller (right) in It Conquered the World.

Dick Miller (right) in It Conquered the World.

1929 – Irish McCalla, actress (She Demons, Hands of a Stranger)

1945 – Gary Sandy, actor (Lightning: Fire from the Sky)
1945 – Rick Berman, writer (Star Trek)
1945 – Paul Wilson, actor (Star Trek: Voyager, The X Files, Circuitry Man I & II, The Munsters Today)


1946 – Stuart Wilson, actor (Dinotopia, Space: 1999, UFO)

1952 – CCH Pounder, actress (Avatar, Warehouse 13, The X-Files, RoboCop 3, Quantum Leap, NetForce, House of Frankenstein (1997 TV), White Dwarf)


1962 – Dean Cameron, actor (They Came from Outer Space, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Deep Core, ALF)
1964 – Cheerio Meredith, actress, d @ 74 (The Three Stooges in Orbit)
1968 – Klea Scott, actress (Minority Report, UFO Kidnapped)

1976 – Frankie Darro, actor, d @ 59 (Phantom Empire, Forbidden Planet)
1979 – Joan Blondell, actress, d @ 73 (Twilight Zone)

1981 – Moneca Delain, actress (Smallville, Battlestar Galactica)
1984 – Georgia Moffett, actress (The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, Doctor Who: Dreamland, Doctor Who)

1997 – Denver Pyle, actor, d @ 77 (The Flying Saucer, Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe, Men Into Space, Twilight Zone)
1998 – Richard Paul, actor, d @ 58 (Robo Cop, Out of This World, Space Force, Holmes and Yo-Yo)
1999 – Galaxy Quest released
1999 – Peter Jeffrey, actor, d @ 70 (Doctor Who, Out of the Unknown)

2000 – Joan Camden, actress, d @ 71 (The Outer Limits)

2007 – Alien vs. Predator: Requiem released
2008 – Leo Frankowski, US, sci-fi author, d @ 63 (High Tech Knight, Flying Warlord)

posted by admin on Dec 24

1886 – Michael Curtiz, director (Doctor X)
1889 – Vladimir Sokoloff, actor (Twilight Zone, Beyond the Time Barrier, Monster from Green Hell)

1902 – Ava Gardner, actress (On The Beach)

Ava Gardner in On The Beach.

Ava Gardner in On The Beach.

1910 – Fritz [Reuter] Leiber Jr, sci-fi author (Bazaar of the Bizarre, Bigtime, Wanderer)

1926 – Thelma Pelish, actress (The Incredible Hulk)

1940 – Sharon Farrell, actress (Night of the Comet, My Favorite Martian, The Six Million Dollar Man, Man from Atlantis, Small & Frye)
1941 – David Arkin, actor (Whitney and the Robot)



1941 – John Levene, actor (UFO, Doctor Who, Planetfall, Automatons)

John Levene in Doctor Who.

John Levene in Doctor Who.

1943 – Christiane Schmidtmer, actress (The Giant Spider Invasion)
1945 – Nicholas Meyer, director (Time After Time, Star Trek II, The Day After, Star Trek VI)

1953 – Timothy Carhart, actor (Strange World, The X Files, Star Trek: TNG, Quantum Leap)
1955 – Grand L. Bush, actor (Demolition Man, The Visitor, The Incredible Hulk)
1956 – Stephanie Hodge, actress (Evolution)
1957 – Scott Spiegel, actor (Robot Ninja)

1961 – Wade Williams, actor (Astronauts, Star Trek: Enterprise, The X Files, What Planet Are You From?, Seven Days, Star Trek: Voyager)
1964 – Mark Valley, actor (Fringe, The 4400, The Lone Gunman)
1966 – Deidrich Bader, actor (Evil Alien Conquerors, Quantum Leap, Star Trek: TNG)
1969 – Mark Millar , writer (Superman: Red Son)

1970 – Amuary Nolasco, actor (Transformers)
1972 – Carmen Moore, actress (Stargate SG-1, Andromeda, The 4400, Battlestar Galactica, Smallville, Eureka, Flash Gordon (TV), Caprica, Kyle XY, Stargate: Atlantis, Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008 TV), Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance, The 4400, The Robinsons: Lost in Space, Seven Days, First Wave)
1984 – Ian Hendry, actor, d @ 53 (Journey to the Far Side of the Sun, H.G.Wells’ Invisible Man)

2007 – Cheeta, chimpanzee actor, d @ 79 (07 Spaceys)
2012 – Charles Durning, actor, d @ 89 (Solarbabies, The Final Countdown, Twilight’s Last Gleaming)
2012 – Jack Klugman, actor, d @ 90 (Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits)

posted by admin on Dec 23

1852 – Arthur Dudley Vinton, sci-fi author (Looking Further Backward)

1893 – Ann O’Neal, actress (Twilight Zone)

1909 – Maurice Denham, actor (Doctor Who, Blood Beast from Outer Space, Out of This World, Project M7)

1911 – James Gregory, actor (Twilight Zone, Star Trek)
1919 – Robert McCall, artist (LIFE magazine, 2001: A Space Odyssey)

1920 – Alan North, actor (The Powers of Matthew Star)

1921 – Gerald S O’Loughlin, actor (Automan, The Powers of Matthew Star, Twilight’s Last Gleaming)
1925 – Harry Guardino, actor (Goldengirl, The Outer Limits)

Harry Guardino in The Outer Limits episode, The Human Factor.

Harry Guardino (right) in The Outer Limits episode, The Human Factor.

1931 – Ronnie Schell, actor (Phil of the Future, Hard Time on Planet Earth, Mork & Mindy)
1937 – Peter Medak, director (Species II, The Twilight Zone, Otherworld, The Changeling, Space: 1999)

1943 – Harry Shearer, actor (The Visitor, Sliders, Abbott and Costello Go to Mars, Godzilla 1998)
1948 – Charles Herbert, actor (The Fly, Men Into Space, Twilight Zone, The Colossus of New York, The Monster That Challenged the World)



1953 – John Callahan, actor (Bone Eater, Dinocroc vs. Supergator)
1955 – Stefan Arngrim, actor (Land of the Giants, The X Files, Battlestar Galactica:Razor, V, Caprica, Fringe, Flash Gordon)
1958 – Joan Severence, actress (Max Headroom)
1958 – Nej Adamson, actor (Doctor Who)

1967 – Karen Verne, actress, d @ 49 (Twilight Zone)
1969 – Donald Foster, actor, d @ 80 (Twilight Zone)
1969 – Martha Byrne, actress (Anna to the Infinite Power)

1970 – Martha Byrne, actress (Anna to the Infinite Power)
1970 – Charlie Ruggles, actor, d @ 84 (The Munsters)

1978 – Josh Cowdery, actor (Godzilla 2014)
1978 – Estella Warren, actress (Planet of the Apes)

1982 – Jack Webb, actor, d @ 62 (Project U.F.O.)
1984 – Adnan Haskovic, actor (Snowpiercer)

1992 – Spencer Daniels, actor (Star Trek (2009))
1993 – James Ellison, actor, d @ 93 (I Walked with a Zombie, The Undying Monster)
1994 – Sebastian Lewis Shaw, actor, d @ 89 (Chimera, Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, Out of the Unknown)
1995 – Patric Knowles, actor, d @ 84 (From the Earth to the Moon)
1998 – Conor Carroll, actor (Ender’s Game)

2000 – Billy Barty, American actor, d @ 76 (The Lost Saucer, Bride of Frankenstein, Lobster Man from Mars, Masters of the Universe)

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1902 – Noel Howlett, actor ( Quatermass and the Pit aka Five Million Miles to Earth)

Noel Howlett in Five Million Miles to Earth.

Noel Howlett in Five Million Miles to Earth.

1906 – Fred Wilcox, director (Forbidden Planet)
1909 – Patricia Hayes, actress (The Tomorrow People, The Terrornauts)







1914 – Emil Sitka, actor (My Favorite Martian, Flying Saucer Daffy, Outer Space Jitters, Space Ship Sappy, Space Patrol)

Emil Sitka (second from left)  in The Three Stooges in Orbit.

Emil Sitka (second from left) in The Three Stooges in Orbit.







1915 – Barbara Billingsley, actress (Mysterious Ways, Invaders from Mars, Mork & Mindy)

1917 – Frankie Darro, actor (Phantom Empire, Forbidden Planet)

Frankie  Darro in Forbidden Planet

Frankie Darro (right) in Forbidden Planet.







1922 – Ruth Roman, actress (The Day of the Animals, The Outer Limits)

Ruth Roman in The Outer Limits episode, Moonstone.

Ruth Roman in The Outer Limits episode, Moonstone.

1926 – Peggy Castle, actress (Beginning of the End, Invasion Earth, World of Giants)

1936 – Bill Saito, actor (The Six Million Dollar Man)

1947 – Brian C Daley, sci-fi author (Exploits of Han Solo, Tron)
1948 – Lynne Thigpen, actress (Bicentennial Man)
1949 – Graham Beckel, actor (Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, The Astronaut Farmer, C.H.U.D.)

1951 – Charles de Lint, sci-fi author (Moonhear, Mulengro, Yarrow)
1952 – Dan Stanton, actor (Lois & Clark, Mom and Dad Save the World, Eerie Indiana, Terminator 2: Judgment Day)


1952 – Don Stanton, actor (Lois & Clark, Mom and Dad Save the World, Eerie Indiana, Terminator 2: Judgment Day)
1953 – Jay Brazeau, actor (Eureka, Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, First Wave, Seven Days, Sliders, The Odyssey, The X Files)
1953 – Gregor Fisher, actor (1984)
1954 – Hugh Quarshie, actor (The Tomorrow People, Star Wars: Episode I, Doctor Who, Wing Commander)
1958 – Lenny Von Dohlen, actor (World’s End, Red Dwarf)
1958 – David Heavener, actor (Deadly Reactor, Guns of El Chupacabra, Crimes of the Chupacabra)

1965 – David S. Goyer, actor (writer, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel, FlashForward, Threshold, Blade, Blade II, Perversions of Science)
1966 – Robert Keith, actor, d @ 68 (Twilight Zone)
1967 – Lee Krieger, actor, d @ 48 (The Reluctant Astronaut, My Favorite Martian)
1968 – Dina Meyer, actress (Piranha 3D, Star Trek: Nemesis, Bats, Starship Troopers, The Outer Limits, Alien Seduction, Johnny Mnemonic)

1971 – Pat Mastroianni, actor (Godzilla 1998, War of the Worlds (1990))
1971 – Deborah Twiss, actress (School of Rock: Zombie Etiquette, Fringe)
1972 – Ivan Kamaras, actor (World War Z, Hellboy II: The Golden Army)
1973 – Traci Dinwiddie, actress (Zombies VS. Ninjas: The Web Series, Target Earth)
1974 – Heather Donahue, actress (Manticore)

1980 – Chris Carmack, actor (The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations, Smallville)
1982 – Brooke Nevin, actress (Smallville)
1983 – Charles Lloyd Pack, actor, d @ 81 (Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, The Reptile, The Revenge of Frankenstein, Enemy from Space)
1984 – Greg Finley, actor (Starcrossed, Hypothermia)
1987 – Gustav Frohlich, actor, d @ 85 (Metropolis)
1989 – Logan Huffman, actor (V (2011))

1993 – Don DeFore, actor, d @ 76 (Science Fiction Theatre)

2001 – Lance Fuller, actor, d @ 73 (This Island Earth, Twilight Zone, The She-Creature, The Bride and the Beast)
2002 – Kenneth Tobey, actor, d @ 85 (The Naked Monster, The Thing from Another World, Star Trek: DS9, Innerspace, Starman, The Twilight Zone, Strange Invaders, Galactica 1980, It Came from Beneath the Sea, Science Fiction Theatre, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, The Flying Missile)