November 8 in Sci-Fi History: All hail Parker Posey

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Mar 26, 2021, 9:00 AM EDT (Updated)

When you think about Parker Posey, born on this day in 1968, what probably immediately springs to mind is her cooking a chicken leg in Waiting for Guffman (1997).


But she's also got some real sci-fi and fantasy chops. She's playing Dr. Smith in the Netflix reboot of Lost in Space (due in 2018), and she was Kitty Kowalski in Superman Returns (2006).


Posey has also provided voices for Skylanders Academy and was in the very weird, short-lived and excellent Granite Flats.


Also, here she is in Blade: Trinity (2004) going to the Syrian Desert to find Dracula's tomb. Or something.


Today is also the birthday of Tara Reid, born on this day in 1975. There's a lot to love about Tara, but gang … there's a scene in Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015) in which she gives birth inside a shark while falling from space.


She was also in Uwe Boll's Alone in the Dark (2005). Bet you forgot about that one. Here's one of maybe three scenes in which you can actually see what's going on.


Tomorrow: Hedy Lamarr.