The Ark (Doctor Who)
The Ark is the fifth serial of the third season of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, first broadcast in four weekly parts from 5 to 26 March 1966. The serial is set at least ten million years in the far distant future. In the first two episodes the time traveller the First Doctor and his travelling companions Steven Taylor and Dodo Chaplet arrive on a generation ship that Dodo names "the Ark"; the Doctor searches for a cure for a fever that has spread across the human and Monoid races on board the ship, who have no immunity to it. The last two episodes are set 700 years and involve the Doctor and Dodo working with the Refusian race to stop the Monoids from wiping out the last of humanity with a bomb; the story constitutes Dodo's first journey as a companion to the Doctor. It is the earliest serial of the third season to exist in its entirety. At least ten million years in the future the TARDIS materialises on a vast spacecraft with its own miniature zoo and arboretum; the First Doctor and Steven Taylor are explaining the basics of their time travel ability to their new companion Dodo Chaplet when she starts to show signs of a cold.
The three are taken to the control chamber of the vessel by the mute single-eyed Monoids. The Monoids live in peace alongside the humans who command the spaceship, their own planet having been destroyed, but they do much of the menial work; the humans explain that the Earth is about to be destroyed because of the expansion of the Sun, that the ship is an "Ark" sent into space with the last remnants of humanity and various flora and fauna. The human Guardians in charge of the craft run a tight ship: failure to conform to their rules means either death or miniaturisation until they reach their destination, an Earth-like planet called Refusis II, which takes nearly 700 years to get to; as an amusement during the journey a vast statue is being carved by hand. Dodo's cold spreads among human populations, who have little natural immunity; when the Commander of the Ark collapses with the malady Zentos, the Deputy Commander, assumes that the travellers have deliberately infected the ship and places the whole ship on alert.
After a trial, during which Steven collapses with the fever, Zentos orders the execution of the Doctor and Dodo, but the ailing Commander intervenes to protect them and permits them access to medical equipment to devise a cure. The Doctor is able to recreate the cold vaccine from the membranes of animals on the craft, this is administered to the crew; the Commander and the others who have been infected are soon on the road to recovery. Their work done, the trio observe the end of Earth on the long-range scanner before the Doctor leads them back to the TARDIS; the TARDIS seven hundred years later. They learn that after a second wave of the cold virus introduced a genetic weakness into the humans the Monoids staged a coup and took control, they have completed the statue in the image of themselves, now have voice communicators and use numerical emblems to distinguish each other. The surviving humans are now the Monoids' slaves, the Doctor and his friends are sent to the kitchen to help to prepare meals for the Monoids.
Two humans and Dassuk, believe that the moment of their liberation is at hand. Steven tries to help them in a revolt, unsuccessful; the arrival on Refusis is close at hand and a landing pod is prepared. Monoid 1 wants to make sure that the new world is inhabited only by Monoids, despite promises that the human population will be allowed to live there too. A landing party is assembled – the Doctor, Monoid 2 and a subject Guardian named Yendom – and they soon reach Refusis II and start to investigate. A stately castle, which seems to be unoccupied, is in fact the home to the Refusians, giant beings rendered invisible by solar flares, they want to share the planet only with other peaceful beings. Monoid 2 and Yendom flee the castle, en route Yendom realises that the humans will not be allowed to reach Refusis with the Monoids. Monoid 2 kills him and shortly afterwards is killed himself. Monoid 1 decides to colonise Refusis without more checks on the planet, but once they land and discover the destroyed landing pod other, more cautious, Monoids revolt, sparking a civil war.
The Doctor, Dodo and a Refusian use the confusion to steal one of the launchers and send the Refusian back to the Ark. The Monoids have placed a bomb on board the ship and plan to evacuate soon to the planet, leaving the humans to die. Word of this threat spurs a human rebellion, they discover that the bomb has been placed in the head of the statue, which the Refusian helps to dispose of into space before the bomb explodes. The humans now begin to land on Refusis themselves, having been offered support by the Refusians on the condition that they live peacefully with the remaining Monoids. Shortly after the TARDIS departs the Doctor becomes invisible in the TARDIS control room. Although Lesley Scott is credited as a co-writer, she does not appear to have done any actual work on the scripts, her then-husband, Paul Erickson requested that she be given a credit, but her name appears on no other related documents. A Lesley Scott was credited as a contributor to the Dr. Who Annuals published by World Distributors/World International, but it is not clear whether this is the same person.
The Monoids were played by actors, each holding a ping-pong ball in his mouth to represent the alien's single eye. The upper portion of the actor's face was hidden by a wig. Roy Spencer played Frank Harris in Fury from the Deep. Terence Bayler played Major
Stargate Atlantis (season 3)
The third season of Stargate Atlantis, an American-Canadian television series, began airing on July 21, 2006 on the US-American Sci Fi Channel. The third season concluded after 20 episodes on February 2007 on the Canadian The Movie Network; the series was developed by Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper, who served as executive producers. Season three regular cast members include Joe Flanigan, Torri Higginson, Jason Momoa, Rachel Luttrell, Paul McGillion, David Hewlett as Dr. Rodney McKay. Joe Flanigan as Lt. Col. John Sheppard Torri Higginson as Dr. Elizabeth Weir Rachel Luttrell as Teyla Emmagan Jason Momoa as Ronon Dex Paul McGillion as Dr. Carson Beckett David Hewlett as Dr. Rodney McKay Episodes in bold are continuous episodes, where the story spans over 2 or more episodes. Richard Kind, who played Lucius Lavin in "Irresistible" and "Irresponsible" played a minor role as Gary Meyers in the original Stargate film, he is the only actor to appear in both Stargate: Atlantis. "Common Ground" introduces the "Todd" Wraith character that plays an important role in the Seasons.
"Sunday" marks the last to feature Paul McGillion as a regular cast member, although he is still in the opening titles for the rest of Season 3. "First Strike" introduces Jewel Staite as new Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jennifer Keller. "No Man's Land" won a Gemini Award for "Best Visual Effects". For "McKay and Mrs. Miller", writer Martin Gero was nominated for a Gemini Award in the category "Best Writing in a Dramatic Series". Season 3 on GateWorld Season 3 on IMDb Season 3 on TV.com Atlantis Season 3 on Stargate Wiki
Bernhard Rosenkränzer is the founder and main developer of Ark Linux and a contributor to various other free software projects such as KDE and OpenOffice.org. He is known as bero to many in the Linux community, his primary interest and work focus is in getting free software and Open Source ready for the desktop. Rosenkränzer entered RWTH Aachen University in 1998. Before he started classes, he optimized Red Hat Linux by creating his own Linux distribution known as "BeroLinux". During his studies, he started working for Mandrake Linux. Rosenkränzer accepted an offer to work for Red Hat Linux as a KDE package developer. However, he quit the job due to differences with Red Hat about the future of KDE in Red Hat. Rosenkränzer invented an improved system for satellite television distribution to schools in Ethiopia. Rosenkränzer works at Linaro, an organization dedicated to improving Linux on ARM processors, he used to work for ROSA Laboratories, a company delivering their own custom brand of Mandriva Linux for the Russian government.
As part of this work, Ark Linux has been merged into OpenMandriva. In 2012, he has been involved with speeding up Linaro's Android builds by modifying Bionic and making better use of the toolchain. In 2017, he was the first to build and demo working prototypes of AArch64 based desktop and laptop machines. Interview with Bernhard Rosenkraenzer about Ark Linux by Eugenia Loli, OS News, March 13, 2003. Interview with Bernhard Rosenkraenzer and other Ark Linux team members by Marc Duerner, ProLinux, July 10, 2003. Interview with Bernhard Rosenkraenzer, Desktop Linux, March 24, 2003. Article and video about the aarch64 desktop and laptop projects, CNXSoft - Embedded Systems News, October 3, 2017. Linaro Website OpenMandriva Website ROSA Laboratories Website - A Russian Linux developer company
The 100 (TV series)
The 100 is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series that premiered on March 19, 2014, on The CW. The series, developed by Jason Rothenberg, is loosely based on the novel series of the same name by Kass Morgan; the series follows a group of post-apocalyptic survivors, chiefly a group of criminal adolescents, including Clarke Griffin, Bellamy Blake, Octavia Blake, Jasper Jordan, Monty Green, Raven Reyes, Finn Collins, John Murphy, Wells Jaha. They are among the first people from a space habitat, the Ark, to return to Earth after a devastating nuclear apocalypse. Other lead characters include Clarke's mother. In March 2017, The CW renewed the series for a fifth season, which premiered on April 24, 2018. In May 2018, the series was renewed for a sixth season, set to premiere on April 30, 2019; the setting is 97 years after a devastating nuclear apocalypse wipes out all life on Earth. Thousands of people live in a space station orbiting Earth, which they call the Ark, constructed of connecting space stations and spacecraft.
Three generations have been born in space, bringing the population of the Ark beyond carrying capacity. The future is jeopardized by over-population. 100 juvenile detainees are sent to Earth in a last attempt to determine. They discover that some survived the apocalypse: the Grounders, who live in clans locked in a power struggle. Under the leadership of Bellamy and Clarke, the 100 attempt to survive the harsh surface conditions, battle hostile Grounders and establish communication with the Ark. In the second season, most of the remaining 48 of the 100 are captured and taken to Mount Weather by the Mountain Men, it is revealed that the Mountain Men are transfusing blood from imprisoned Grounders as an anti-radiation treatment as their bodies have not adapted to deal with the remaining radiation on Earth. Medical tests of the 100 show an more potent anti-radiation efficacy: their bone marrow will allow the Mountain Men to survive outside containment; the inhabitants of the Ark have crash-landed various stations on Earth and begun an alliance with the Grounders to save groups of people, naming the main settlement at Alpha Station "Camp Jaha".
In the third season, Alpha Station, renamed Arkadia, comes under new management when Pike, a former teacher and mentor on the Ark, is elected as chancellor and begins a war with the Grounders. Pike uses dangerous methods, which further damages their fragile relationship with the grounders. An artificial intelligence named A. L. I. E. –, commanded to make life better for mankind – is revealed to have responded by solving the problem of human overpopulation by launching the nuclear apocalypse that devastated Earth. The AI takes over the minds of nearly everyone in Arkadia and Polis, the capital city of the Grounders. In the season three finale, Clarke manages to destroy A. L. I. E. In the fourth season, hundreds of nuclear reactors around the world are melting down due to decades of neglect that will result in 96 per cent of the planet becoming uninhabitable. Clarke and the others search for ways to survive the coming wave of radiation; when it is discovered that Nightbloods, descendants of first, original Nightbloods, including Becca – the creator of A.
L. I. E. and the first Grounder commander – can metabolize radiation and the others attempt to recreate the formula, but fail to test it. An old bunker is discovered. A small group decides to return to attempt to survive in the remnants of the Ark.. However, now a nightblood remained on the Earth's surface alone. In the fifth season, six years after the meltdown of the nuclear reactors, a prisoner transport ship arrives in the only green spot left on Earth, where Clarke and Madi, a Nightblood Grounder who survived the wave of radiation that swept the planet after the meltdown, have been living; those who survived in space and in the bunker have returned safely on the ground. A struggle for the Shallow Valley between the prisoners and a new, united clan, known as Wonkru, begins; the heroes must find a way to prevent another disaster. In the fifth-season finale the valley is destroyed, rendering Earth uninhabitable, the remaining humans travel to a new planet to begin their lives; the 100 premiered on March 19, 2014.
On May 8, 2014, The CW renewed The 100 for a second season, which premiered on October 22, 2014. On January 11, 2015, The CW renewed the series for a third season, which premiered on January 21, 2016. On March 12, 2016, The 100 was renewed for a fourth season of 13 episodes, which premiered on February 1, 2017. On March 10, 2017, The CW renewed the series for a fifth season, which premiered on April 24, 2018. On May 8, 2018, the series was renewed for a sixth season, set to premiere on April 30, 2019. Post production, including ADR recording for the series, was done at the recording studio Cherry Beach Sound. David J. Peterson, who created Dothraki and Valyrian for Game of Thrones, developed the Trigedasleng language for The Grounders. Jason Rothenberg said; the language is called "Trig" on
Ark II is an American live-action science fiction television series, aimed at children, that aired on CBS from September 11 to December 18, 1976 as part of its weekend line-up. It returned again in rerun from September 16, 1978 through August 25, 1979. Only 15 half-hour episodes were produced; the program's central characters were created by Martin Roth. The opening titles for each episode, as narrated first by executive producer Lou Scheimer by the voice of Terry Lester, who portrayed Jonah, summarized the show's backstory: For millions of years, Earth was fertile and rich. Pollution and waste began to take their toll. Civilization fell into ruin; this is the world of the 25th century. Only a handful of scientists remain, men; this is their achievement: Ark II, a mobile storehouse of scientific knowledge, manned by a trained crew of young people. Their mission: to bring the hope of a new future to mankind.: Ark II log, Entry Number 1. I, Jonah... Ruth... Samuel...and Adam are aware of the dangers we face as we venture into unknown, maybe hostile, areas.
But we're determined to bring the promise of a new civilization to our planet. "Ark II" had a racially mixed cast starring Terry Lester as Ark II's commander, Jean Marie Hon as Ruth, José Flores as Samuel, a chimpanzee named Moochie responding to the name of Adam. The show's premise was inspired by the story of Noah's Ark, the characters were given names taken from the Hebrew Bible, it was set in a post-apocalyptic 25th Century, after Earth's civilizations had been decimated by the effects of waste and warfare, falling back to a civilization comparable to the Dark Ages. The surviving scientists pooled their knowledge and resources, training three young people to search for remnants of humanity, reintroducing lost ideas as they traveled the barren landscape in the high-tech Ark II; the show mentions a "headquarters". The titles "Commander" and "Captain" are both used to refer to Jonah. All the installments began and ended with numbered entries in the Ark II's log, which Lester, in character as Jonah, narrated in voiceover.
In "The Launch of Ark II," the documentary filmed for the release of the DVD set, Lou Scheimer and others mention that the program was filmed during the summer of 1976 predominantly on location at Paramount Ranch near Malibu, California. The series is best-remembered for its eponymous vehicle: a futuristic-looking six-wheeled combination RV and mobile laboratory; the 44 ft long vehicle was a fiberglass body on a 1971 Ford C-Series cabover, by the Brubaker Group. The front end of the Ark II prop was re-used as the nose portion of the Seeker spacecraft in the Filmation series Space Academy and Jason of Star Command, it is sometimes incorrectly reported that the Ark II was built by Dean Jeffries, who constructed various fantastic vehicles for science-fiction films and television. These include the Landmaster for the film Damnation Alley, with which the Ark II is sometimes confused. In addition, the series featured a jetpack called the Jet Jumper, the Ark Roamer, a smaller, 4-wheeled all-terrain vehicle built by Brubaker from a modified Brubaker Box, a kit car using a 1968 Volkswagen Beetle sedan chassis.
The Roamer was carried in the rear of the Ark II. Guest stars included Jonathan Harris, Malachi Throne, Jim Backus, Geoffrey Lewis, Philip Abbott, Robert Ridgely, Helen Hunt, Robby the Robot as the title character built by Samuel in the episode "The Robot." Helen Hunt appears in the episode "Omega." Actor Daniel Selby auditioned for the role of Samuel. BCI Eclipse LLC, under a license it had obtained from Entertainment Rights, released Ark II: The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1 on November 7, 2006; the BCI Eclipse 4-disc set included many special features, the episodes were presented uncut, digitally remastered and in original production order. Ark II on IMDb Ark II at TV.com Ark II at Retro Junk Unofficial Ark II Appreciation Site Ark II at 70's Live Kid DVD Memorable TV: Ark II episode guide Ark II at OldFutures.com
A chicken tractor is a movable chicken coop lacking a floor. Chicken tractors may house other kinds of poultry. Most chicken tractors are a built A-frame which one person can drag about the yard, it may have wheels on one or both ends to make this easier. Chicken tractors allow free ranging along with shelter, allowing chickens fresh forage such as grass and bugs, which widens their diet and lowers their feed needs. Unlike fixed coops, chicken tractors do not have floors, they echo a natural, symbiotic cycle of foraging through which the birds eat down vegetation, deposit fertilizing manure go on to a new area. The term chicken tractor comes from the chickens performing many functions performed using a modern farm tractor: functions like digging and weeding the soil in preparation for planting trees or crops or fertilizing and weeding to enhance the growth of crops and trees planted. With chicken tractors flock owners can raise poultry in an extensive environment wherein the birds have access to fresh air, sunlight and exercise, which caged birds in commercial coops do not have.
With the coop on only a small area at any given time, the field has time to wholly regrow and more birds can be fed than if they were allowed to roam. A chicken tractor gives some shelter from predators and weather. Moreover, hens lay eggs in nest boxes rather than hiding them in foliage. Chickens as pets Permaculture Lee, Andy. Chicken Tractor: The Permaculture Guide to Happy Hens and Healthy Soil. Good Earth Publications. ISBN 0-9624648-6-4. Padgham, Jody, ed.. Raising Poultry on Pasture: Ten Years of Success. American Pastured Poultry Producers Association. ISBN 978-0-9721770-4-7. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list Pangman, Judy. Chicken Coops: 45 Building Plans for Housing Your Flock. Storey Publishing. ISBN 1-58017-627-5
Ark of bulrushes
The ark of bulrushes was a container which, according to the episode known as the finding of Moses in the biblical Book of Exodus, carried the infant Moses. The ark, containing the three-month-old baby Moses, was placed in reeds by the river bank to protect him from the Egyptian mandate to drown every male Hebrew child, discovered there by Pharaoh's daughter; the ark is described as being daubed with asphalt and pitch, the English word "ark" is a translation of the Hebrew תֵּבָה, a word similar to the Egyptian teb, meaning "a chest". It is the same word used for Noah's Ark; the "bulrushes" were to have been papyrus stalks, daubed with bitumen and pitch. A similar story is told of Sargon of Akkad. Reed boat