Douglas Adams

Douglas Noel Adams was born on March 11, 1952 in Cambridge, England. Douglas Adams is particularly famous for writing “The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series, adapted into a radio series, a series of novels, a television series, two movies and a number of stage plays.

Andrew Robinson at the ExpoTrek in Hanover in 2000

Andrew Jordt Robinson was born on February 14, 1942 in New York City. He’s famous for his roles as a serial killer, particularly in the movie “Dirty Harry”, but also for his role as the Cardassian Elim Garak in the TV show “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”.

Georges Méliès around 1890

Maries-Georges-Jean Méliès was born on December 8, 1861 in Paris, France. Georges Méliès started shooting his films in May 1896 and brought into the new medium the ideas developed during his work as a magician because for him cinema was a show just like the ones he created in his theater. From the beginning, he experimented with various techniques and tricks and for this he’s considered the father of special effects.

Gene Roddenberry in 1976

Eugene Wesley “Gene” Roddenberry was born on August 19, 1921 in El Paso, Texas. He’s most famous as the creator of Star Trek, where there’s an optimistic future in which humans seek to realize their dreams and inner aspirations rather than greedy ambitions.

Jeff Conaway at a convention in 1998

Yesterday the sad news arrived of American actor Jeff Conaway’s death due to complications of pneumonia. Jeffrey Charles William Michael Conaway was born on October 5, 1950 in New York. He’s famous for working in the movie “Grease” and in the TV shows “Taxi” and “Babylon 5”.