Happy birthday Mark Hamill and Christopher Reeve!Wednesday, September 25, 2013
What an amazing day to be a geek! Wait, isn’t that everyday? Well we are thinking today is extra special, because today two of our inspirations share a birthday!
Mark Hamill was born today in 1951, and the late Christopher Reeve in 1952.
Both men are forever etched in cinema and pop culture history. For many of fans, Christopher Reeve will always BE Superman. He set the bar for taking an existing, iconic character and making it his own, while maintaining the integrity of what the creators and fans intended the character to be. We still miss you.
Mark Hamill was our introduction to the Star Wars universe. Seeing this world through the eyes of a farm boy, yearning for adventure is something that nerds and geeks worldwide will never forget. Let’s also keep in mind that Mark Hamill then redefined the Joker for Batman: the Animated Series, solidifying his place in our minds and hearts.
So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Mark Hamill and the late Christopher Reeve! Thank you for providing us with a reason to geek out today, and for being a constant reminder of why we do what we do.