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20 Years of The Mummy Returns

Today is the twentieth anniversary of the premiere of The Mummy Returns. The film follows the O'Connell family as they once again work to defeat the evil mummified priest Imhotep while stopping the release of the dreaded Scorpion King who will take over the world.

The film is a sequel to the 1999 hit Universal Pictures film The Mummy, which is a remake of the 1932 classic monster film. The story has nothing to do with the original film's sequels instead following the characters of the remake film. It would become the second in The Mummy trilogy, inspired an animated series, and also spawned a prequel film series following the heroic adventures of this film's villain. The film broke box office records for the highest Friday and Saturday gross w…

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May the Fourth Be With You 2021

For fans of science fiction, today is Star Wars Day picked because of the iconic slogan "May the Force be with you." The entire franchise is the brainchild of writer and director George Lucas. While many voice actors have appeared in the films, series, and video games, Marvel fans would most recognize actor Mark Hamill who played main hero Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy and reprised his role for the new sequel trilogy as well as Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron in the sequel trilogy.

The overwhelming success of the franchise has had an effect on Marvel's animated work. Spider-Woman featured numerous visuals directly lifted from the original film. Doctor Doom was made into the most significant antagonist on Spider-Man due to the visual similari…

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Earth Day 2021

Today is Earth Day. It is a day celebrated worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection as well as the role science plays in our everyday lives. It was first proposed in 1969 and first celebrated in 1970. The day is now observed worldwide in almost two-hundred countries with some areas celebrating the entire week.


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Elizabeth II Turns 95

Today is the ninety-fifth birthday of Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, or Queen Elizabeth II. The current queen of the United Kingdom was born April 21st, 1926 in Mayfair, London. She was the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York. In 1936, her uncle King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry an American socialite causing her father to ascend to the throne as King George VI. During the Second World War, Elizabeth undertook public duties such as serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. Then in 1947 she married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and had four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward.

In 1952, her father passed away and she became the head of the Commonwealth and queen regent of the seven independent Commonwealth countries at …

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George Takei Turns 84

Today is the eighty-fourth birthday of George Takei. The actor was born on this day in 1937 in Los Angeles, California. His mother had been born in California while his father had immigrated from the Yamanashi Prefecture. At the age of five, he and his family were forced into Japanese internment camps the United States established following the attack on Pearl Harbor. He spent the war in the camps and was released following the Japanese surrender. Tragically, he had family that perished in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

He got his start in acting by providing English dubs of Japanese films including Godzilla Raids Again and Rodan. He appeared in a number of minor roles before getting a staring role in an episode of the original The Twilight Z…

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