Today was the last day of summer school for the students. Our theme has been Alaska. To celebrate the end of school, the kids got to watch a movie today. I went to my parents’ house and dug out this gem from my little sister’s old VHS collection. I remembered Thora Birch was in it (she was kind of a big deal among child actors in 1996) as well as Charlton Heston and Dirk Benedict. I didn’t realize, however, until Jami Lyn pointed it out the other night, that the main kid in the movie is Vincent Kartheiser, from Mad Men and Angel. Watching the movie with the kids today, I couldn’t quit thinking that this kid (who’s not particularly good in the movie) grew up to play one of the best characters on TV (who I want to punch in the face). If you’ve never seen the movie, Connor and Empress Savina set out to rescue their father, Starbuck, and along the way save a baby polar bear from Ben-Hur.