Ah, the lovely Amanda Pays had a solid entry into genre work in the 1980's, appearing in CBS's The Flash series as well as the seminal Max Headroom. Pays was born on this day in 1959.
Actor Jason Isaacs is one of those fellows that you see in everything, and you like him in practically everything he does. Too bad he can't land a great sci-fi series! NBC's Awake was pretty close, but it ended up being a bit more modern-day fantasy than anything else. Isaacs was born on this day in 1963.
After surviving ABC's Lost, actress Sonya Walger -- who's just lovely, isn't she? -- took a bigger role as part of ABC's Flashforward, a show that largely sputtered out of control very quickly and never quite recovered. Still, Walger is a welcome addition wherever she shows up. She was born on this day in 1974.
While it certainly wasn't one of the biggest roles in the Star Wars prequels, it was arguably one of the coolest ... and young Daniel Logan (seated above on right) played the young Boba Fett, the character who would grow up to become the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy. Logan was born on this day in 1987.
At the Movies
On this day in 1980, the late Dorothy Stratten went where no man had gone before in high-camp fashion. Galaxina was little more than a Star Wars rip-off, but it did give the lovely Ms. Stratten a brief chance to shine in her short-lived life. Here's the plot summary from Amazon.com:
"The pilot of a spaceship falls in love with a voluptuous robot who has everything a man could want...Including feelings and the ability to add extras to her female repertoire."
On this day in 1986, the gloriously tepid Space Camp opened in theatres, giving a group of young astronauts-in-training the chance to prove they have 'the right stuff' when they find themselves accidentally launched into space!
Also on this day in 1986 (and who would dare open up against Space Camp, eh?), the remade Invaders From Mars premiered theatrically. I didn't see this one in theatres, but I'm pretty sure I've seen it on home video. Don't remember much of it. Here's the plot summary from IMDB.com:
"In this remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other townspeople. With the aid of the school nurse the boy enlists the aid of the U.S. Marines."
On this day in 1964, "The Bride of Sacrifice" aired as part of Doctor Who's first season. Here's the episode summary from IMDB.com: "While the Doctor tries to find a way back to the TARDIS, Tlotoxl continues to plot Barbara's downfall and sees an opening when Susan questions Aztec custom."