Q (Star Trek)
Q is a fictional character as well as the name of a race in Star Trek appearing in the Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager series, as well as in related media. The most familiar Q is portrayed by John de Lancie, he is an extra-dimensional being of unknown origin who possesses immeasurable power over normal human notions of time, the laws of physics, reality itself, being capable of violating or altering them in unpredictable ways with a hand gesture cue. Despite his vast knowledge and experience spanning untold eons, he is not above practical jokes for his own personal amusement, for a Machiavellian and manipulative purpose, or to prove a point, he is said to be nigh-omnipotent, he is continually evasive regarding his true motivations. The name "Q" applies to the names of the individuals portrayed, it applies to the name of their race and to the Q Continuum itself – an alternate dimension accessible to only the Q and their "invited" guests; the true nature of the realm is said to be beyond the comprehension of "lesser beings" such as humans, therefore it is shown to humans only in ways they can understand.
Beginning with the pilot episode "Encounter at Farpoint" of The Next Generation, Q became a recurring character, with pronounced comedic and dramatic chemistry with Jean-Luc Picard. He serves as a major antagonist throughout The Next Generation, playing a pivotal role in both the first and final episodes. Q is presented as a cosmic force judging humanity to see if it is becoming a threat to the universe, but as the series progresses, his role morphs more into one of a teacher to Picard and the human race – albeit in destructive or disruptive ways, subject to his own amusement. Other times, notably during "Deja Q" and Voyager, Q appears to the crew seeking assistance. Gene Roddenberry chose the letter "Q" in honor of Janet Quarton. In Q's debut "Encounter at Farpoint", he puts Picard and the Enterprise crew on trial, arguing that humanity is a dangerous race and should be destroyed; when they save the life of a kidnapped alien, Q agrees to defer judgement, though he hints that it will not be the last time the crew sees him.
Q's next appearance was in the first season, in the episode "Hide and Q", when he decides to admit a human into the Continuum. Q believes that humanity has the potential to one day evolve beyond the Q, he wants to understand how, he settles on Picard's first officer, Commander Riker, but Q fails to trigger the evolution and Riker remains human. Thereby losing a wager with Picard, Q is bound by the terms of the wager to stay out of humanity's path forever. Q vanishes, but continues to appear in episodes as if the wager never occurred. In "Q Who", he offers to divest himself of his powers and guide humanity through uncharted regions and prepare it for unknown threats. Picard argues that Q's services are unneeded, Q rebuts him by teleporting the USS Enterprise to a distant system for their first encounter with the Borg. Unable to resist the Borg, Picard must ask Q to save the ship. Q returns the Enterprise home and tells Picard that other men would rather have died than ask for help. The'Star Trek: The Next Generation' Companion states that the Borg knew about Earth and were en route, that Q's actions were intended as an early warning.
The Star Trek: Enterprise episode, "Regeneration", explains that the encounter in system J-25 intensified the Borg's interest in humanity, prompting them to escalate their plans to capture Earth. Using time travel, the Borg alter the course of events depicted in Star Trek: First Contact, where they encounter the crew of the NX-01 Enterprise and inform their 24th-century predecessors of the existence of Earth. Q's actions stabilized the time stream by creating a different cause for the Borg's awareness of the Federation; this anomaly is expanded upon in the Star Trek novels as being a partial indirect cause of the Mirror Universe, whose reality diverged from the original time stream when Zefram Cochrane attempted to warn Earth and the other worlds that would form the Federation about the Borg after the events of First Contact. In the original reality, Cochrane's warnings go unheeded. In "Déjà Q", Q is punished by the Q Continuum by being made mortal. In the same episode, Q says that Picard is "the closest thing in this universe that I have to a friend."
Q returns to the Enterprise in the TNG episode "Qpid" to thank Captain Picard for helping him regain his place in the continuum. At the time Picard's "friend" Vash is paying a visit. Q uses this opportunity to teach Captain Picard about love; this episode begins a partnership between Q and Vash, seen again during the DS9 episode "Q-Less". In the TNG episode "True Q" Amanda Rodgers, a young human student, seems to develop the powers of the Q during her internship with Dr. Beverly Crusher. Q boards the Enterprise, uninvited, to instruct Amanda and determine if she is fit to take her place in the continuum, revealing that her parents were Q in human form. While Amanda rejects Q's offer to join the continuum, she is unable to resist using her powers, decides to explore her powers in the continuum; this episode is the first reference to Q reproduction. Toward the end of The Next Generation, Q is less antagonistic toward Picard. In "Tapestry", Q saves Picard and helps him better understand him
Alpha Waves is a 1990 3D game that combines labyrinthine exploration with platform gameplay. It combined for six-axis, flat-shaded 3D with 3D object interaction. Alpha Waves was an abstract game with a moody, artistic presentation, named for its supposed ability to stimulate the different emotional centers of the brain with its use of color and music, it was developed for the Atari ST by Christophe de Dinechin, ported to the Amiga and DOS. The DOS port was done by Frédérick Raynal, a notable game designer who would go on to develop Alone in the Dark, Little Big Adventure, he has said that his work on Alpha Waves was a major inspiration for the 3D engine for Alone in the Dark. The PC version was localized in North America by Data East, retitled Continuum. Infogrames may have published their own version in the US under the original title, it was released as a part of no less than two Infogrames compilations, on which it retained its original name. In November 2012, Christophe de Dinechin released the complete assembly language and GFA BASIC development tools source code for the Atari ST version.
There is a started PC port in C++ on sourceforge by the original author. Alpha Waves features two main modes of play: Emotion; the core gameplay in both is the same. Players guide one of six crafts onto trampoline-like platforms. On these platforms, the player bounces automatically, with each jump, until he reaches the maximum height possible for that platform; every room in the game is a cube, the walls contain doorways leading to other rooms. In this way, players have to work their way through the game's rooms, reach different areas based on different emotions. In Action Mode, players work against the clock. Time bonuses are awarded for entering new rooms, keys can be collected to open new paths. There is not a particular end to the game, but the goal is to last as long and to discover as much as possible before time runs out. Emotion Mode allows players to explore without time constraints, but players are not allowed to cross certain game boundaries. Emotion mode was not time limited, allowed players to explore the game environment freely.
While completing the game in Action Mode was difficult, many players enjoyed exploring the game territory in Emotion Mode. Alpha Waves was released on the Atari ST; this version is notable for allowing two players to compete simultaneously. It lacked music on the Atari 520ST, because of insufficient memory to store the music samples. On Atari 1040ST and models, the theme song played during the intro; the music was stored on the second side of the floppy disk, since any Atari ST with enough memory had a dual-sided floppy drive. A promotional version of the program was distributed by a French magazine on single-sided floppy disks, crashing any machine with more than 512K of memory; the Amiga port added a theme song at the title screen. The interface is similar. Beyond this, it is similar to the original - including the retention of the split-screen two player mode; the MS-DOS version was the last one, contains a number of improvements. This version supported AdLib/SoundBlaster sound cards. Despite the fact that these used the more limited FM synthesis of the Yamaha YM3812, compared to the PCM synthesis of the Amiga, Alpha Waves is one of the rare exceptions where the AdLib sound quality is superior.
The soundtrack was expanded to play in-game, each zone had its own music. Additionally some of the mobiles have been changed, level layouts tweaked, the camera tilting toned down for easier viewing; the menus and level selection screen have been redone again, are noticeably enhanced. The DOS version includes a two player Action Mode; the DOS version lacks a mechanism to regulate speed when played on systems faster than it was intended for. However, when played on a properly configured system or emulator, this can be considered the superior version, for solo play especially. Other 3D games of the same era include Elite, Driller, Starglider 2, Hovertank 3D. Alpha-Waves brought a number of innovations to the 3D gaming experience that make it a significant landmark in 3D gaming: Depth-of-field clipping Large number of 3D objects displayed First simultaneous 2-player split-screen mode on a single computer Alpha Waves ran on 16-bit microcomputers that did not have hardware floating-point capabilities.
For that reason, it performed all perspective and rotation computations using only integer arithmetics. In order to avoid using integer multiplications, which were expensive at the time, it described objects using displacements that were multiples of a base vector. For instance, a square in the Z plane would have been described as "+1X +1Y -1X -1Y"; as a result, the vast majority of geometric computations were performed using only additions, not multiplications. The computation of sine and cosines was done using only integer arithmetic. All angles were represented using not 1/256th of a circle. A lookup table contained the value of the sine multiplied by 32767. Multiplying this value by a 16-bit coordinate gave a 32-bit value, the 16-bit high-half of that result was used. Another key to performance was a optimized polygon-filling routine, which
Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management
Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management is a public business school and part of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. SJMSOM was established in 1995. In 2000, the school was renamed to Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, in honor of Dr. Shailesh J. Mehta, a Mechanical Engineer graduate of IIT Bombay The director of school is S. Bhargava. SJMSOM conducts education and research in leadership, marketing, organizational behavior, technology management, operations and other areas; the school offers a full-time degree course, doctoral course and Management Development Programs for company representatives. The school offers short-term programs in areas of management for the faculty of technical and management institutions during summer and winter seasons; the school was ranked fifth in India in the National Institutional Ranking Framework Management ranking in 2018. It was ranked 23 by Business Today's "India's best B-schools 2016" and 16 by Outlook India Top 100 Management Schools survey of 2017.
Avenues is the annual international business school festival of IIT Bombay.. Continuum is the rolling seminar series at the school that covers recent management trends and brings together personalities of the corporate and academic world, they are held in five fields: Systems, Human Resources and Operations. L! VE is the school's e-magazine, started in January 2006 with the theme'Management Redefined'. "It was an IT and systematics magazine", but it has gone on to encompass all aspects of management and its disciplines. Official website
Continuum (season 1)
The first season of the Showcase television series Continuum premiered on May 27, 2012 and concluded on August 5, 2012. The series is created by Simon Barry; the series centers on Kiera Cameron as she time travels from 2077 to 2012 with a group of terrorists, attempts to find a way home. All the episode titles in this season use the word "Time." Rachel Nichols as CPS "Protector"/Special Agent Kiera Cameron Victor Webster as Detective Carlos Fonnegra Erik Knudsen as a young Alec Sadler Stephen Lobo as Matthew Kellog Tony Amendola as Edouard Kagame Roger Cross as Travis Verta Lexa Doig as Sonya Valentine Omari Newton as Lucas Ingram Luvia Petersen as Jasmine Garza Jennifer Spence as Detective Betty Robertson Brian Markinson as Inspector Dillon William B. Davis as an elderly Alec Sadler Janet Kidder as Ann Sadler Michael Rogers as Roland Randol Richard Harmon as Julian Randol Gerry Nairn as an elderly Julian Randol/Theseus John Reardon as Greg Cameron Sean Michael Kyer as Sam Cameron Terry Chen as Curtis Chen Mike Dopud as Stefan Jaworski Jonathan Walker as Martin Bradley Beatrice Sallis as Edouard Kagame's mother Tahmoh Penikett as Jim Martin Official website List of Continuum episodes on IMDb List of Continuum episodes at TV.com
Stargate: Continuum is a 2008 Canadian-American, military science fiction, direct-to-video film in the Stargate franchise. It is the second sequel to television series Stargate SG-1 following The Ark of Truth, it is directed by Martin Wood and producer of many episodes of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, written by SG-1 and Atlantis creator Brad Wright, produced by Wright and Ark of Truth director Robert C. Cooper; the film is a time-travel adventure in which Ba'al travels back to 1939 to create an alternate timeline in which Earth never establishes their Stargate Program, to take control of the Goa'uld Empire. The only people to remember the truth, the SG-1 team attempts to reinstate the original timeline; the film stars the main cast of the show's last season, with the return of Richard Dean Anderson as Jack O'Neill. Continuum has garnered positive reviews from critics, earning both praise and criticism for its atmosphere, story and graphic content; the production budget was $7 million and the film grossed over $8 million USD, less than the previous film, which grossed over $13 million.
The film was released on both DVD and Blu-ray Disc in the US on July 29, 2008 and elsewhere in August 2008, followed by a TV premiere on Sci-Fi channel on April 3, 2009. SG-1 and Jack O'Neill attend a Tok'ra extraction ceremony for Ba'al, the last of the Goa'uld System Lords. Ba'al claims, that he is the last clone and that the real Ba'al has a fail-safe plan; the real Ba'al travels back in time to 1939 Earth and massacres the crew of the Achilles, the ship carrying the Stargate to the United States. In the present and objects start disappearing, including Vala Mal Doran and Teal'c. Jack is killed by the clone, but Samantha Carter, Daniel Jackson and Cameron Mitchell reach the Stargate, they are surprised to emerge inside the derelict Achilles, which has drifted to the Arctic — Ba'al's actions have created a timeline in which the Stargate Program never happened. After escaping from the sinking Achilles, they are rescued by a team led by Colonel Jack O'Neill. Although General Landry believes their story, they are denied permission to change the timeline.
In the alternate timeline, Daniel is still trying to convince people about his theories of the pyramids, Carter died in a space shuttle accident and Mitchell does not exist at all because his grandfather was the Achilles captain. The three are forced by the authorities to lead separate lives, with no contact allowed between them. A year passes, SG-1 is called back into action when Goa'uld scoutships appear. Ba'al has brought the other System Lords under his control and now stands ready to conquer Earth, with Qetesh, still residing in Vala's body, as his queen and Teal'c as his First Prime. SG-1 is brought to President Henry Hayes and General George Hammond, who inform them that, based on SG-1's accounts, they have recovered the Antarctic Stargate and are excavating the Antarctic Ancient outpost to reach the weapon that saved Earth in the original timeline. SG-1 is sent in F-15s to McMurdo Station to gate to Proclarush Taonas, another Ancient outpost, to retrieve a Zero Point Module to power the Antarctic outpost.
Above Earth, Ba'al's armada arrives. To the displeasure of his subordinates, the other System Lords, Ba'al announces that he will treat the Tau'ri leniently. Suspicious about Ba'al's thorough knowledge of Earth, Qetesh betrays him and forces him to tell her everything, she orders the destruction of McMurdo and the Ancient outpost in Ba'al's name, but she kills Ba'al when Teal'c discovers what she is doing. As Teal'c escapes to an Al'kesh, Qetesh orders the fleet to bombard Earth, while she goes to secure Ba'al's time machine; when the Goa'uld destroy the Antarctic Stargate, SG-1 is rerouted to Russia, as the Russians had retrieved the Achilles' Stargate from the ocean floor. Teal'c arrives at the facility as well, seeking to use the Stargate to reach the time machine before Qetesh; the two sides agree to a truce and get to Ba'al's time machine: an underground supercomputer connected to hundreds of satellites that monitor solar flares from various stars that could intersect a wormhole created by the Stargate.
SG-1 must wait for the right flare in order to journey to the right time, but when Qetesh's troops attack, they are forced to dial the Stargate to the year 1929 - ten years before their desired target date. Sam and Daniel are killed in the firefight, only Mitchell passes through the Stargate. Teal'c, mortally wounded, blows himself and Qetesh up. After a decade of waiting, Mitchell stows away on the Achilles and kills Ba'al and his troops when they come aboard through the Stargate. In the now-restored timeline, SG-1 unaware of the previous events, watch the extraction proceed without incident. On Earth, Daniel wonders. Ben Browder as Colonel Cameron "Cam" Mitchell and Mitchell's grandfather, the captain of the Achilles Amanda Tapping as Colonel Samantha "Sam" Carter Christopher Judge as Teal'c Michael Shanks as Dr. Daniel Jackson Claudia Black as Vala Mal Doran and Qetesh Beau Bridges as Major General Henry "Hank" Landry Richard Dean Anderson as Major General Jonathan "Jack" O'Neill Cliff Simon as Ba'al Peter Williams as Apophis Don S. Davis as Lieutenant General George Hammond William Devane as President Henry Hayes Stargate: Continuum was written by Brad Wright and directed by Martin Wood.
Some scenes for this film were shot at the end of March 2007, but the original start date was set for May 22, 2007 at Vancouver's Bridge Studios. The production budget was US$7 million. Due to the postponement of this film
Continuum (Ray Drummond album)
Continuum is an album by bassist Ray Drummond, recorded in 1994 and released on the Arabesque label. The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow said "Alternating some blues-oriented numbers with more complex pieces, Drummond put together a varied program that brings out the best in his illustrious sidemen". All compositions by Ray Drummond except where noted "A Blues from the Sketchpad" – 7:25 "Equipoise" – 6:51 "The Intimacy of the Blues" – 5:00 "Gloria's Step" – 11:51 "Some Serious Steppin'" – 8:23 "Sakura" – 5:42 "Sail Away" – 7:55 "Blues in the Closet" – 7:04 "Sophisticated Lady" – 6:29 Ray Drummond – double bass John Scofield – guitar Randy Brecker – trumpet Kenny Barron – piano Marvin "Smitty" Smith – drums, percussion Thomas Chapin – flute, alto flute, bass flute Steve Nelson – vibraphone Mor Thiam – percussion
Continuum (season 3)
The third season of the Showcase television series Continuum premiered on March 16, 2014 and concluded on June 22, 2014. The series was created by Simon Barry, centers on Kiera Cameron as she travels back in time from 2077 to 2012 pursuing a group of terrorists. Kiera is focused on stopping the terrorists, unifying the time line and finding a way back to her time and family. All episode titles in this season use the word "Minute". Rachel Nichols as Kiera Cameron Victor Webster as Carlos Fonnegra Erik Knudsen as Alec Sadler Stephen Lobo as Matthew Kellog Roger Cross as Travis Verta Lexa Doig as Sonya Valentine Luvia Petersen as Jasmine Garza Omari Newton as Lucas Ingram Terry Chen as Curtis Chen Brian Markinson as Inspector Dillon Ian Tracey as Jason Sadler Magda Apanowicz as Emily / Mia Hartwell Jennifer Spence as Betty Robertson Ryan Robbins as John Doe / Brad Tonkin Richard Harmon as Julian Randol Tony Amendola as Edouard Kagame Mike Dopud as Stefan Jaworski "Old Alec" or "Elderly Alec" refers to Alec's future self who sent Kiera back in time from 2077.
"Green Alec" = Alec that didn't travel through time and was in control of Piron until the season finale. "Red Alec" = Alec who travelled back a week, creating the alternate timeline, was temporarily imprisoned in the Freelancer Base. "Green Kiera" = Kiera who came into being with the new timeline, shot and killed in Alec's lab. "Red Kiera" = Kiera who travelled back a week and is alive. On June 5, 2013, Continuum was renewed for a third season. Filming began on November 20, 2013. Season 3 premiered on March 16, 2014 on Showcase in Canada and on April 4, 2014 on the Syfy channel in the United States; the season began airing on January 2015 on Syfy in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The third season of Continuum received a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 5 reviews