October 8 in Sci-Fi History: It’s Sigourney Weaver’s Birthday!

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She’s in everything. Everything.

And on this day in 1949, Sigourney Weaver was born in Manhattan. Her uncle was a vaudevillian named Doodles Weaver. She went to Sarah Lawrence and then she went to Yale. And then she was in ...

Alien (1979) ...

 

Ghostbusters (1984) ...

 

Aliens (1986) ...

 

Ghostbusters II (1989) ...

 

Alien 3 (1992) ...

 

Alien Resurrection (1997) ...

 

We will never stop loving the excellent Galaxy Quest (1999) ...

 

And then she died in Avatar (2009).

And now she's in The Defenders.

 

Wow.

But wait! Today is also the day in sci-fi history that Demolition Man premiered in 1993.

 

And also today's the birthday of Matt Damon, who was born in Cambridge, Mass., in 1970. He's been in a lot of sci-fi movies, like The Martian (2015) ...

 

Tomorrow: Guillermo del Toro and Scott Bakula.