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August 8 in Sci-Fi History: Cats. Also Dustin Hoffman.

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Aug 8, 2017

It's International Cat Day. Since the Internet loves nothing more than cats, let's just quickly mention a few of our favorite science fiction and fantasy cats, no?

Jonesy (Alien)

Crookshanks (Harry Potter)

Church & Chairman Meow (Shadowhunters)

The Cat From Outer Space

There are SO. MANY. MORE. For a pretty thorough list of science fiction books involving cats, check out the list Barnes and Noble put together.

Today is also the birthday of actor Dustin Hoffman, who was born on this day in 1937. He’s 80 years old today, gang.

Born in Los Angeles, Hoffman became an actor shortly after high school and ended up in The Graduate (1967). LOTS more movies happened, but sci-fi-specific roles include:

Hook (1991)

Outbreak (1995)

Sphere (1998)

And, to a lesser extent, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007). To be fair, we’ve only seen the trailer ... but like, what is this?

Tomorrow: The Abyss.