The American producer, screenwriter and comic writer Joseph Michael Straczynski was born on July 17, 1954 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA. He’s particularly famous for creating the TV show “Babylon 5”, of which he wrote most of the scripts. As a comic writer, he wrote a lot of issues of “The Amazing Spider-Man” but also of other series, often connected to other superheroes.
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Joseph Hill Whedon was born on June 23, 1964 in New York City, New York, USA. He’s particularly famous for the creation of Buffy and its spinoff Angel. He also created the cult show “Firefly”. Lately he’s been involved with Marvel’s superheroes with the movie “The Avengers” and the TV show “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”.
Ronald Joseph Goulart was born on January 13, 1933 in Berkeley, California. Ron Goulart has written more than 180 books and a lot of short fiction of various genres, from mystery to fantasy, from science fiction to non-fiction. His production includes many comic books, of which he’s a big fan and expert.
On September 20, 2002 the TV show “Firefly” made its debut on Fox. “Firefly” is set in 2517 in a colonized solar system after Earth, overpopulated and exploited to exhaustion, has been abandoned. Planets and moons in the new solar system have been terraformed but with different results. The rich have taken the best planets, where they live in cities where they have the most advanced technologies. Instead, the poor had to go live on moons where conditions are at the limit of habitability and technology is limited so in many ways they look like the old west.
Science fiction writer Harry Harrison died yesterday. Harry Harrison was born on March 12, 1925 in Stamford, Conncticut. During his long career he wrote famous cycles such as the one of the Stainless Steel Rat, the Deathworld and the Bill, the galactic hero. He also wrote many other novels such as “Make Room! Make Room!”.