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This Week in Science Fiction & Fantasy History (5/18-5/24)

18-24 June

Birthdays

18: Andreas Katsulas (1946); Hugh Keays-Byrne (1947); Diane Duane (1952); Violett Beane (1996)

19: Peter Mayhew (1944); André the Giant (1946); Grace Jones (1948)

20: David Hedison (1927); Anthony Zerbe (1936); Jane Wiedlin (1958); Bronson Pinchot (1959); John Billingsley (1960); Stephanie Niznik (1967); Tahmoh Penikett (1975); Candace Bailey (1982); Michaela McManus (1983); Jack Gleeson (1992)

21: Jim Goodwin (1929); Richard Libertini (1933); Booker Bradshaw (1940); Richard Hatch (1945); Lisa Edelstein (1966); Fairuza Balk (1974); Sarah Ramos (1991); Gladise Jiminez (Unk)

22: Laurence Olivier (1907); Paul Winfield (1939); Sean Gunn (1974); Ginnifer Goodwin (1978)

23: Scatman Crothers (1910); James Blish (1921); Joan Collins (1933); Mike Deodato Jr. (1963); Melissa McBride (1965); H. Jon Benjamin (1966); Gavin Free (1988)

24: Sybil Danning (1947); Alfred Molina (1953); Doug Jones (1960); Michael Chabon (1963); John C. Reilly (1965); Eric Close (1967); Greg Berlanti (1972); Kimberley Crossman (1990)

Events

19: William Shatner gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame (1983)

Anniversaries

18: Battlestar Galactica theatrical release (1979); Battleship (2012); Bionic Commando released (2009)

19: Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999); Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005); Alien: Covenant (2017)

20: Godzilla (1998); Star Trek: Voyager season 2 finale: “Basics” (1996); The Burning Zone series finale: “On the Wings of Angels” (1997); Star Trek: Voyager season 4 finale: “Hope and Fear” (1998); Cleopatra 2525 season 1 finale: “Hel and Highwater: Part 2” (2000); The Lost World season 1 finale: “Barbarians at the Gate” (2000); Wolfenstein: The New Order released (2014)

21: Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971); Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980); The Road Warrior (1981); Terminator Salvation (2009); Salvage 1 finale: “Energy Solution”/”Confederate Gold” (1979); Star Trek: Voyager season 3 finale: “Scorpion” (1997); Enterprise season 2 finale: “The Expanse” (2003); The X-Files: Resist or Serve released on PS2 (2004)

22: Outland (1981); Trancers (1985); Alien³ (1992); Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008); Star Trek: Voyager season 1 finale: “Learning Curve” (1995); Enterprise season 1 finale: “Shockwave” (2002); Section 31: Rogue (Star Trek: The Next Generation) by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin released (2001); Section 31: Shadow (Star Trek: Voyager) by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch released (2001);

23: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984); Star Trek:The Next Generation finale: “All Good Things” (1994); Star Trek: Voyager finale: “Endgame” (2001)

24: Star Trek: Voyager season 6 finale: “Unimatrix Zero, Part I” (2000); “Articles of the Federation” (Star Trek) by Keith R.A. DeCandido (2005); Overwatch released (2016)


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