Cleavant Derricks is probably still probably best known for playing Rembrandt Brown on the cult TV classic, “Sliders.”
We keep hoping for a reboot to happen someday.
“I had the best time doing it. There was not one day I didn’t enjoy working on that show,” Derricks said. “I know it started to fall on its wayside—new producers came in and new writers came in—but I loved doing it and it’s why I stayed till the very end. I loved the idea of multiple worlds and parallel Earths.”
Derricks is currently playing The Chimney Man in Signature Theatre’s staging of “Jelly’s Last Jam,” which runs through Sept. 11.
Tony Dyson is well known for creating the original Star Wars robot R2D2. Professor Dyson was been found dead in his house in Munxar, Gozo, the Maltese island, after a call by a neighbour (his door was left open).
An autopsy will determine the cause of death, though it is believed to be natural.
Last year he participated in Malta Comic Con 2015.
A GoFundMe page has been launched by his friends in the UK. It explains
“Sadly, as wonderfully savvy he was with creating, money wasn’t one of his strong suits. As the people who love him dearly, we are trying to make his arrangements. His wish was to be donated to science, because he wanted those to look into his brilliant brain. Sadly, due to the circumstances surrounding his death (he died alone in his apartment of natural causes), he wasn’t found quickly enough to have this happen. We believe his next wish was to be cremated. We have gotten an invoice for this to happen, and the cost in US Dollars is close to $8000. Needless to say, this is more money than most of his friends have on hand.
Malta does not do cremation, so his body has to be shipped to his home country, England. This is the major expense and why it is so costly. “
The popular 80’s movie Back To The Future II depicted a very different – yet similar – future of the year 2015. In the movie, Marty McFly and Doc Brown went to the future and emerged on 21st October 2015 – just a couple of days ago.
Imagine if they came to OUR 2015 instead:
Things they got ALMOST right: the Cubs winning the World Series (they ended up in the final).
The famous Hoverboard scene:
Things they got right or almost: Compost fuel (biogas) exists, though it’s not too popular ; flying cars like the Terrafugia but nobody uses them; the Hoverboard (it’s called a hoverboard but has two wheels and is more like a segway); Tablets; Wearable EyeGlass devices (think Google Glass); Self-tying shoes (Nike actually invented them); 3d Movies (not Jaws 19 but there are so many sequels) ; Holograms (the Michael Jackson hologram exists); Flat-Screen tv’s; Skype; Automated waiters (just think of iPlace in Malta).
There’s an amazing Parody version of a trailer of an imagined new BTTF movie:
Michael J Fox trying on the self-lacing shoes FOR REAL:
Toyota did a video reuniting the two stars Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.
Teens react to BTTF:
A video showing Marty McFly and Doc Brown ending up in OUR 2015 instead:
This video shows how Back to the Future predicted 9/11. Hmm, interesting coincidences.
Universal Pictures created a fake Jaws 19 trailer in time for Back to the Future Day too!
Reunion of Marty and Doc Brown for BTTF Day:
Thoughts of Doc on the Future on BTTF Day:
Davidekyo created this Italian video with footage from some us program:
This is a really cool interview with David Duchovny on “THE TALK” which really made my day. The original post by CBS isn’t visible outside of the USA, but this YouTube version is. We can also see Sliders’ star Jerry O’Connell. David discussed the return (reboot?) of X-Files and his return to primetime in the upcoming drama “Aquarius”.