The Alien (2016 film)
The Alien is a 2016 Mexican comedy film directed by Jesús Magaña Vázquez. The film was named on the shortlist for Mexico's entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards, but it was not selected. Juan Ugarte as Agus The Alien on IMDb
Tankard is a thrash metal band from Frankfurt am Main, founded in 1982. Along with Kreator and Sodom, Tankard is considered one of the "Big Teutonic Four" of Teutonic thrash metal, they released their first record in 1986 and continue to write and record in the same vein: fast metal songs in honour of alcohol. Tankard was formed in 1982 by three classmates, bassist Andreas "Gerre" Geremia, guitarist Axel Katzmann and vocalist Frank Thorwarth. Thorwarth and Gerre soon switched roles, they chose their name from a dictionary upon seeing its definition as "beer mug". Their earliest written song was called "Ray Death", a song about nuclear war and their first gig was played in a local classroom in 1983; as drinking alcohol in the school was banned, they smuggled their beer in with milk cartons. Soon after, Bernhard Rapprich left the band as his conservative father did not want him "hanging around with a bunch of drunks" and he was replaced by Andy Bulgaropoulos. With the lineup now stabilised, the band released their first demo, titled Heavy Metal Vanguard, in 1984.
After this, the band toured with fellow German thrashers Sodom. SPV were interested in signing both bands, but SPV retracted a deal after seeing the band perform live. In 1985 they released a second demo, Alcoholic Metal, which cemented their thrash metal style and lyrical themes. Both of these demos were popular in the underground, on the strength of this demo they signed with Noise Records; the eight-track demo features rough versions of four songs that would appear on their debut album, Zombie Attack Zombie Attack was released in July 1986. In October 1987 their sophomore album, Chemical Invasion, was released, with the album art being the first of eight done for the band by artist Sebastian Krüger, followed a year by The Morning After. Both of these albums were produced by Harris Johns, who would go on to produce all of the band's albums up to 2000. However, shortly after the release of compilation Hair of the Dog, original drummer Oliver Werner quit the band to be replaced by Arnulf Tunn, the band released three albums with this lineup: The Meaning of Life, Stone Cold Sober and Two-Faced.
They recorded the live album Fat and Live during this time. This lineup folded when Tunn was replaced by Olaf Zissel, who remains in the band to this day, in May 1994 and the next year founding member Katzmann was forced to leave due to osteoarthritis in the wrist; that year the band released The Tankard, viewed as a good album by fans and critics alike, is their final album with Noise. The band decided not to remain a one guitar band. After the release of The Tankard, the band signed with Century Media Records. After the release of Disco Destroyer, longtime guitarist Andy Bulgaropulos left the band to spend more time with his family, he was replaced by Andreas Gutjahr. The first album released with Gutjahr was Kings of Beer, their second and final studio album with Century Media; the band signed with AFM Records and release five studio albums in a decade with the label, starting with B-Day and ending with Volume 14. On 27 July 2012, the band announced their signing with Nuclear Blast and released their first album with the label, A Girl Called Cerveza, that day.
That year, they released a four way split with Sodom and Destruction called de:The Big Teutonic 4. This release cemented them as a major force in German metal, they released another studio album, R. I. B. on June 20, 2014. In 2015, Olaf Zissel was hospitalised with, he was replaced temporarily by Gerd Lücking of Holy Moses. Their latest album achieved no. 41 on the German charts. While they have built a fan base, they continue to have day jobs, their 17th studio album titled One Foot in the Grave was released on 2 June, 2017. Andreas "Gerre" Geremia – vocals Frank Thorwarth – bass Olaf Zissel – drums Andreas Gutjahr – guitars Bernhard Rapprich – guitars Oliver Werner – drums Axel Katzmann – guitars Andy Bulgaropulos – guitars Arnulf Tunn – drums Heavy Metal Vanguard - demo Alcoholic Metal - demo Alien - EP Hair of the Dog - compilation Open All Night - video Fat and Live - live album Fat, Ugly And Still Live - DVD Best Case Scenario: 25 Years in Beers - re-recorded compilation album Schwarz-weiß wie Schnee - EP Hymns for the Drunk compilation Official Tankard site
Thierry Mugler is a French fashion designer. Mugler was born in France, his passion led him to focus more on drawing than on school, at the age of 9, he began to study classical dance. By 14, he joined the ballet corps for the Rhin Opera. At the same time, Mugler began formal interior design training at the Strasbourg School of Decorative Arts. At the age of 24, Mugler moved to France, he began designing clothes for Gudule. At 26, working as a freelance designer, began to design for a variety of large ready-to-wear fashion houses in Paris, Milan and Barcelona. In 1973, Mugler created his first personal collection called "Café de Paris"; the style of the collection was both sophisticated and urban. Melka Tréanton, a powerful fashion editor, helped to launch his career. In 1976, she asked him to show his work in Tokyo for an event organized by Shiseido. In 1978, he opened his first Paris boutique at the Place des Victoires in the 1er Arrondissement). At the same time, Thierry Mugler launched a fashion collection for men.
For this collection, he reworked classical masculinity. A clean, structured cut which outlined a recognizable silhouette: prominent shoulders, both "anatomical and classic", for a dynamically slender look. During the 1980s and 1990s, Thierry Mugler became an internationally recognized designer, his collections garnered much commercial success. At the request of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, he completed his first haute couture collection in 1992, he created the famous black dress worn by Demi Moore in Indecent Proposal. His clothes are identified by their structure. Mugler, over the next two decades created a style, much of its time: it was strong and sometimes cruel. Shoulders were padded. Prints were banished: Mugler’s clothes came in solid, dominating colors. Collars had flame-like cutouts; the insect kingdom was a constant influence, as were the gentlemen of film noir. PVC was used as his material for his runway pieces, used to create space and robot themes. Mugler published his first photography book in Thierry Mugler, Photographe.
This was followed by a monograph in 1999 entitled, Fashion Fetish Fantasy which assembles photos of his creations. Mugler directs short films, advertising films and video clips, he designs costumes for musical comedies, concerts and the theatre. He has worked with George Michael, he directed the first advertising film for one of his fragrances, Alien. In 2002 Mugler collaborated with the Cirque du Soleil, he directed "Extravaganza", one of the scenes of Zumanity, created all of the costumes and the identity of the characters in the show. In 2009, Mugler worked as artistic advisor to singer Beyoncé, he created the costumes for her "I Am... World Tour". In 2016, Mugler created and directed the music video and staging for San Marino's Eurovision Song Contest entry I Didn't Know performed by Turkish singer Serhat. In 2008 the Mugler's brand launched a high-end line of cosmetics. In September 2010 Nicola Formichetti was announced to be the Creative Director of the Thierry Mugler brand, he changed the brand name to MUGLER, removing the first name, in January 2011 he launched the revival of the brand's menswear collection in collaboration with Romain Kremer.
An April 2010 New York Times story discussed Mugler's cosmetic transformation. " taken to calling himself Manfred and transformed his body...into what is a 240-pound spectacle of muscle and nipple and tattoo..."With over two years of being the creative director of MUGLER, Formichetti announced in April 2013 that he and the fashion house will be parting ways. Formichetti left MUGLER in to work for the Italian brand Diesel. In December 2013, House of Mugler announced David Koma as the artistic director. Mugler's first perfume was called Angel. "Angel" contains a combination of chocolate mixed with a strong accord of patchouli. It would be a part of a new fragrance type called gourmand; the Angel bottle, a design in the shape of a faceted star, was created by the Brosse Master Glassmakers. Fans of the fragrance include Diana Ross, Barbara Walters, Eva Mendes, Hillary Clinton. In 1996 Mugler followed up Angel with a male version named A * Men; this fragrance includes notes of caramel, vanilla and honey.
In 2005, Alien was created, the second major Thierry Mugler fragrance. In 2005, Thierry Mugler launched the Thierry Mugler Perfume Workshops", which are open to the general public and led by specialists of the perfumery and oenology world. Angel and Alien together produce about $280 million in sales annually. In 2010, the fragrance Womanity was released by the house of Mugler. Mugler's newest fragrance, Angel Muse, was released in 2015. In 2006, Thierry Mugler completed a project for the launch of Tom Tykwer's film "Perfume". In collaboration with the IFF company, Thierry Mugler created a box set of fifteen compositions. During 2007, still following the metamorphosis theme, Mugler launched Mirror, Mirror, a collection of five fragrances, created as "perfume-trickery" to "enhance one’s presence". Mugler is gay, is a longtime bodybuilder. Official Thierry Mugler website
Alien (Atari 2600)
Alien is a maze game for the Atari 2600 published by 20th Century Fox in 1982. Based on the 1979 film, Alien is a maze game written by Doug Neubauer, but credited in the packaging as "Dallas North." Neubauer is best known for 1979's Star Raiders. Alien for the Atari 2600 is first licensed game of the Alien film series; the player controls a member of the human crew pursued by three aliens in the hallways of a ship. The goal is to destroy the alien eggs laid in the hallways; the player is armed with a flamethrower. Additionally, "pulsars" appear which turn the tables, allowing the human to overpower the aliens. Alien at Atari Mania Alien can be played for free in the browser at the Internet Archive
No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls
No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls is the debut studio album by Canadian rock band Simple Plan, it was released on March 2002 on Atlantic Records. The band released four singles from the album; the album features two collaborations, with Joel Madden of Good Charlotte on "You Don't Mean Anything" and Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 on "I'd Do Anything". From June to August 2003, the group went on Warped Tour." In Japan, a limited edition CD + DVD combination was released first. Videos for "I'm Just a Kid", "I'd Do Anything", "Addicted" were included on the DVD; the album peaked at #8 on the Canadian Albums Chart, was certified double platinum. The album peaked at #35 on the United States Billboard 200, at #2 on the US catalog albums chart. In Australia, it reached #29, with a certification of platinum in that region; the record was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, denoting shipments of two million copies. The album was included at #47 on Rock Sound's "The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time" list.
BuzzFeed included the album at #22 on their "36 Pop Punk Albums You Need To Hear Before You F——ing Die" list. Citations Sources No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls at YouTube
Astrobiology known as exobiology, is an interdisciplinary scientific field concerned with the origins, early evolution and future of life in the universe. Astrobiology considers the question of whether extraterrestrial life exists, if it does, how humans can detect it. Astrobiology makes use of molecular biology, biochemistry, astronomy, physical cosmology and geology to investigate the possibility of life on other worlds and help recognize biospheres that might be different from that on Earth; the origin and early evolution of life is an inseparable part of the discipline of astrobiology. Astrobiology concerns itself with interpretation of existing scientific data, although speculation is entertained to give context, astrobiology concerns itself with hypotheses that fit into existing scientific theories; this interdisciplinary field encompasses research on the origin of planetary systems, origins of organic compounds in space, rock-water-carbon interactions, abiogenesis on Earth, planetary habitability, research on biosignatures for life detection, studies on the potential for life to adapt to challenges on Earth and in outer space.
Biochemistry may have begun shortly after the Big Bang, 13.8 billion years ago, during a habitable epoch when the Universe was only 10–17 million years old. According to the panspermia hypothesis, microscopic life—distributed by meteoroids and other small Solar System bodies—may exist throughout the universe. According to research published in August 2015 large galaxies may be more favorable to the creation and development of habitable planets than such smaller galaxies as the Milky Way. Nonetheless, Earth is the only place in the universe. Estimates of habitable zones around other stars, sometimes referred to as "Goldilocks zones," along with the discovery of hundreds of extrasolar planets and new insights into extreme habitats here on Earth, suggest that there may be many more habitable places in the universe than considered possible until recently. Current studies on the planet Mars by the Curiosity and Opportunity rovers are searching for evidence of ancient life as well as plains related to ancient rivers or lakes that may have been habitable.
The search for evidence of habitability and organic molecules on the planet Mars is now a primary NASA and ESA objective. If extraterrestrial life is never discovered, the interdisciplinary nature of astrobiology, the cosmic and evolutionary perspectives engendered by it, may still result in a range of benefits here on Earth; the term was first proposed by the Russian astronomer Gavriil Tikhov in 1953. Astrobiology is etymologically derived from the Greek ἄστρον, astron, "constellation, star"; the synonyms of astrobiology are diverse. A close synonym is exobiology from the Greek Έξω, "external"; the term exobiology was coined by Nobel Prize winner Joshua Lederberg. Exobiology is considered to have a narrow scope limited to search of life external to Earth, whereas subject area of astrobiology is wider and investigates the link between life and the universe, which includes the search for extraterrestrial life, but includes the study of life on Earth, its origin and limits. Another term used in the past is xenobiology, a word used in 1954 by science fiction writer Robert Heinlein in his work The Star Beast.
The term xenobiology is now used in a more specialized sense, to mean "biology based on foreign chemistry", whether of extraterrestrial or terrestrial origin. Since alternate chemistry analogs to some life-processes have been created in the laboratory, xenobiology is now considered as an extant subject. While it is an emerging and developing field, the question of whether life exists elsewhere in the universe is a verifiable hypothesis and thus a valid line of scientific inquiry. Though once considered outside the mainstream of scientific inquiry, astrobiology has become a formalized field of study. Planetary scientist David Grinspoon calls astrobiology a field of natural philosophy, grounding speculation on the unknown, in known scientific theory. NASA's interest in exobiology first began with the development of the U. S. Space Program. In 1959, NASA funded its first exobiology project, in 1960, NASA founded an Exobiology Program, now one of four main elements of NASA's current Astrobiology Program.
In 1971, NASA funded the search for extraterrestrial intelligence to search radio frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum for interstellar communications transmitted by extraterrestrial life outside the Solar System. NASA's Viking missions to Mars, launched in 1976, included three biology experiments designed to look for metabolism of present life on Mars. Advancements in the fields of astrobiology, observational astronomy and discovery of large varieties of extremophiles with extraordinary capability to thrive in the harshest environments on Earth, have led to speculation that life may be thriving on many of the extraterrestrial bodies in the universe. A particular focus of current astrobiology research is the search for life on Mars due to this planet's proximity to Earth and geological history. There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that Mars has had a considerable amount of water on its surface, water being considered an essential precursor to the development of carbon-based life.
Missions designed to search for current life on Mars were the Viking progr
The Alien (novel)
The Alien is the eighth book in the Animorphs series, written by K. A. Applegate, it is the first book narrated by Ax. After destroying the Kandrona, the Animorphs assumed that they would see people freeing themselves of the Yeerks, they are disappointed until the day. A man's Yeerk is seen dying publicly. However, a Controller-policeman kills the free man; the Animorphs take Ax to the school as Philip, Jake's cousin, a Yeerk who controlled one of Jake's teachers is seen dying as well. Chapman appears, orders the students to leave, kills the non-Controller teacher. Jake and the other Animorphs become angry with Ax because they feel betrayed. Innocent people are dying as a result of their actions. Ax retorts that they would not have destroyed the Kandrona had they known the consequences, to which Jake replies that Ax still has a lot to learn about humans; the next day, he meets with Marco to go to a bookshop in hopes that Ax would trust them if they trusted him. However, Marco forgets the money they collected for him to buy a book at home, so he and Ax go to Marco's house to pick it up.
While Ax waits for Marco in the living room, he plays what he thinks is a game on Marco's father's computer called "Fix the mistakes." He ends up messing up the computer. It turns out that he had developed a new system, advanced. Before destroying it, he used it to communicate with his home world. There, an Andalite made him assume all the responsibility for Elfangor's action and is forgiven; when he was about to speak with his parents, he is interrupted by a Controller whose loved one had died when Visser Three chose to sacrifice her after the Kandrona's destruction. To avenge her, he tells Ax when Visser Three feeds his Andalite body. Ax decides to go alone and not tell the others about the information, he poisons Visser Three by biting him. As Ax is about to die, the Animorphs arrive to save him. With his host body having been poisoned, the Yeerk Visser Three leaves it. However, Ax is unable to kill a fellow Andalite, so Visser Three's host Alloran-Semitur-Corrass asks him to tell his family that he is still alive and that he has not lost hope.
Ax returns to the observatory, calls his home planet, delivers Alloran's message. He announces Earth is his new home, that he will tell the Animorphs everything. Ax tells the Animorphs that Seerow was the first Andalite to go to the Yeerk home planet, that he felt sorry for the Yeerks and gave them the technology they used to conquer the world. Contrary to what Ax had expected, the others didn't blame the Andalites for their problem, they told him to keep trying, but to be more careful the next time. Tobias talks to the other Animorphs using thought-speak. However, Ax doesn't respond; this is an inconsistency, as Ax's human morph is still a morph, should still be able to use thought-speak. This is corrected in novels, such as The Proposal, where Ax communicates with the others using thought-speak. Scholastic re-released this book in September 2012, but only on the Amazon Kindle and other eBook services. Animorphs at Scholastic