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The Geekly with a Twist: February 15th-21st

So, sorry all. After a good run, I’m a total slacker (who actually forgot it was Friday, yesterday, oddly enough). So, onward with the history!

Roger Chaffee

February 15th, 1935: Roger B. Chaffee, one of the men aboard Apollo I when it caught fire, is born in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

February 16th, 1945: Jeremy Bulloch, the man inside the suit as Boba Fett, is born in Leicestershire, England.

February 16th, 1964: The Ninth Doctor, Christopher Eccleston is born in Salford, England. He was the first actor to play The Doctor who was born after the series began.

February 17th, 1912: Alice Mary Norton, better known by her pen name of Andre Norton, is born in Cleveland, Ohio. She would go on to be the first woman to win the Gandalf Grand Master Award from the World Science Fiction Society.

February 17th, 1920: Silver Age comic book artist Curt Swan is born in Wilmar, Minnesota.

February 17th, 1981: (Future Dark Knight?) Joseph Gordon-Levitt is born in Los Angeles, California.

February 17th, 1991: The beautiful young actress (who also has been trying her hand at directing and producing), Bonnie Wright is born in London.

February 19th, 1952: The first and only Mexican to fly into space, Rodolfo Neri Vela, is born in Chilpancingo.

February 20th, 1954: Anthony Stewart Head, the brilliant actor known best for his role as Buffy’s Watcher, is born in London, England.

February 21st, 1946: The man behind C3PO, Anthony Daniels, is born in Salisbury, England.

February 21st, 1996: Sophie Turner, known now as Sansa Stark, is born in Northampton, England.

For more geeky history, check out:

I’ll update you all with a fabulous drink here soon!

And, of course to Garnish your week, how about THIS? We were on location down in Texas and we’ll have more convention coverage in the next few days (so make sure you’re subscribed to our YouTube channel)!


So, until next week (hopefully on FRIDAY this time), geek on!


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