On November 12, 1966, 18-year-old Robert Smith murdered five people at Rose-Mar College of Beauty in Mesa, Arizona. He entered the college carrying a brown paper bag that contained 200 ft. of nylon cord, a package of large plastic sandwich bags, two hunting knives, a .22-caliber pistol and extra ammunition. The plan was to bind the women, place the plastic bags over their head and watch them suffocate, but he realized they were too small to fit over their heads. Once inside, no one noticed his entrance, so he fired one shot into the mirror and then ushered the five women and two children into a back room. He ordered them to lie on their stomachs with their heads together, the arrangement resembling spokes in a wheel as he shot most of them in the head. Four women and a three-year-old girl died, while another woman and a three-month-old baby survived with minor injuries.
Smith was known to be obsessed with the two mass murders that had happened that summer perpetrated by Richard Speck and Charles Whitman. When the police arrived, he willingly surrendered, flashing a big grin for what he had just done, saying:
“I wanted to get known, just wanted to get myself a name.”
He was originally sentenced to death, but his sentence was commuted to life in prison when the death penalty was temporarily abolished.
Fictional AOS spin-off idea: “Captain Britain and the Agents of MI-13″
Basically, the show is both a Captain Britain series as well as focusing on the UK’s SHIELD equivalent. You can say it’s a British AOS.
For my fancast:
1) David Morrissey OR Kevin McKidd as Brian Braddock / Captain Britain, the main protagonist of the series.
2) Sophie Wu as Betsy Braddock, Brian’s younger half-sister and the deuteragonist of the series. For legal reasons, she does not turn into Psylocke in the show (Psylocke is still owned by Fox).
NOTE: Brian and Betsy share the same dad but have different moms, Betsy’s mom obviously being Asian.
3) Natalie Dormer as Meggan Puceanu, an Inhuman who joins the MI-13 and the tritagonist of the series. She is Brian’s main love interest.
4) David Oyelowo as Joseph Chapman / Union Jack, a SAS veteran-turned-MI 13 agent and Brian’s main rival. He is the anti-hero of the show, contrasting Brian’s straight-laced hero.
NOTE: So the Daryl Dixon to Brian’s Rick Grimes
NOTE 2: Yes, I know I racebent the original character. Needed more POC in the main cast, okay.
5) Richard Madden as Dane Whitman / Black Knight, A rookie MI-13 agent who is later revealed to be the latest in a long line of people destined to become the Black Knight. So…the “Skye” of MI-13, and the Black Knight identity is Daisy Johnson / Quake.
6) Gwendoline Christie as Kelsey Leigh / Lionheart, the main antagonist of season one. She is a former MI-13 agent and the former holder of the Captain Britain title. She has since gone rogue and the reason why she despises Brian and the rest of MI-13 will be revealed at the end of season one.
7) Andrew Scott as Rory Simmons, Jemma’s brother who works as a Roxxon executive and ambassador for MI-13. Unlike his sister, he’s very vain, arrogant, and embraces the lifestyle of the 1%. But he changes over time, becoming more humble and compassionate.
8) Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Chloe Fitz, Alistair’s daughter from his mistress and Leo Fitz’s half-sister. She ran away from home when she was 10 and grew up to be a MI-13 agent. Among the agents, she forms a close friendship to Rory Simmons.
NOTE: Yes, the joke is that MI-13 has their own “Fitz and Simmons”.
On November 12, 1966, 18-year-old Benjamin Smith entered the Rose-Mar college of beauty in Mesa, Arizona and killed 5 women and two children. Smith’s only motive was fame- He was a loner and spent most of his time reading about serial killers. He was also obsessed with president John F. Kennedy, and fell into a deep depression when he was assassinated.
Upon reading about the horrific crimes of Richard Speck and Charles Whitman in the newspaper, Smith decided he wanted the same infamy. When he entered the college on a Sunday morning, he was disappointed to find only a few people in the shop. After he shot them dead and was arrested at the scene, he did not put up any resistance. He laughed and said that he had killed five women in the back room and then pointed to the brown paper sack that contained his pistol and ammunition. When questioned as to why he committed the act, he simply said, “I wanted to make a name for myself.”
11 March, 1964. The Beatles at Twickenham Studios filming the sequence for the song “I Should Have Known Better”. A set was built to resemble a train van, which was rocked while The Beatles mimed to the song. At one point, director Richard Lester had to stop the shoot because “the technicians were rocking the set in time with the song”.
Also participated in this scene Wilfrid Brambell, Pattie Boyd, Prudence Bury, Susan Whitman and Tina Williams