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El Comandante (TV series)

El Comandante, is a Colombian television series created by Sony Pictures Television. It is based on the life of Hugo Rafael Chávez Frias, it stars Andrés Parra as the titular character. El Comandante is a story inspired by the life of Hugo Chávez, a man of humble origin who, at only 44 years old and against all odds, became the most powerful and controversial Latin American leader of his time. During his rule he controlled at will the largest oil reserves on the planet, challenged the First World and managed to shake the continent as nobody else; the production narrates the fictional story of a man and a country, inspired by real events, incorporating elements and characters of fiction as his comrades fighting, the spies who wanted to kill him, the women who accompanied him in his career and the members of the opposition, to offer an account of suspense and action, of politics and romance. Andrés Parra as Hugo Rafael Chávez Frias Gabriela Vergara as Marisabel Rodríguez de Chávez Stephanie Cayo as Mónica Zabaleta Julián Román as Carlos Uzcátegui César Manzano as Manuel Centeno Sheila Monterola as Antonia Salcedo Jimmy Vásquez as Willy Manzanares Albi De Abreu as Cristóbal Iturbe Marianela González as Daniela Vásquez Paulina Dávila as Isabel Manrique Natalia Reyes as Carolina Jiménez Vicente Peña as Ángel Saavedra José Narváez as Iván Fonseca Viña Machado as Carmen Rondón Jorge Rengifo as Yuckson Duban Prado as Máikel Jeanette Lehr as Adelaida de Chávez "Mamá Laida" Jimmy Vásquez as Willy Manzanares Francisco Denis as Fernando Brizuela Franártur Duque as Ángel Saavedra, young The production is based on an original idea by the Venezuelan writer and columnist Moisés Naím and the direction is by Felipe Cano and Henry Rivero.

The librettos are by Juan Andrés Granados and Versalia Cordero. The series is produced by Andrea Marulanda and Luis Eduardo Jiménez as executive producers, series production is scheduled for the summer of 2016; the first advance of the series was revealed on October 25, 2016, showing scenes that marked the life of the Venezuelan president, such as episodes of his childhood in Sabaneta, Barinas state, until the coup attempt he led in 1992. In May 2016, Andrés Parra published in his Twitter account a promotional image of the series next to the phrase "The power of passion and the passion for power". To interpret Chavez, Parra had to practice the Venezuelan accent, cut his hair to interpret the stage where Chavez suffered from cancer. For the personage of Marisabel Rodríguez de Chávez several Venezuelan actresses made casting such as Wanda D'Isidoro, Eileen Abad, Gaby Spanic and Sonya Smith she was chosen Gabriela Vergara to interpret the character. More than 50% of the cast are Venezuelan actors.

Following heavy promotion of the series in Colombia, The Miami Herald described El Comandante's launch as being "in a lackluster sixth place, behind the telenovela Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso as well as Colombia's Next Top Model and NBC’s Las Vega's". In May 2016, Diosdado Cabello was opposed to the production of the series, because he would only lend to defaming the former president of Venezuela, thus asking the executives of Sony Pictures Television to stop the production process and show evidence that the Chavez family agreed with such a series. Sony Pictures Television clarified that Asdrúbal Chávez had authorized the production of the series. Actress Gabriela Vergara received several negative comments towards her character in the series, because Marisabel Rodríguez de Chávez is accused of complicity and robbery during the Chávez government. In October 2016, Cabello warned to take legal action against the production company Sony Pictures Television to continue with the production of the series.

Moisés Naím clarified that the series is a series of fiction and not a biography so it will have nothing to do with the reality of Venezuela. In Venezuela, CONATEL, an institution that regulates airing and broadcasting in the country, ordered to withdraw the signal from RCN Television to prohibit the viewing of the series; the series will be released on January 30, 2017 in Colombia on RCN Televisión, while in Latin America it will premiere on January 31, 2017 on TNT. In the United States, it will be transmitted by the network Telemundo. El Comandante on IMDb


Shalivahana was a legendary emperor of ancient India, said to have ruled from Pratishthana. He is believed to be based on a Satavahana king. There are several contradictory legends about him. Most legends associate him with Vikramaditya of Ujjain, in some way. In some legends, he is presented as an enemy of Vikramaditya. According to some inaccurate legends, his birth or one of his battle victories marked the beginning of the Shalivahana calendar era, another name for the Saka era. Ananta's heroic poem Viracharita mentions Shalivahana as a rival of the king Vikramaditya of Ujjain. According to it, Shalivahana defeated and killed Vikramaditya, ruled from Pratishthana. Shudraka was his son Shakti Kumara. Shudraka allied with Vikramaditya's successors and defeated Shakti Kumara; this legend is full of mythological stories. Paramara-era legends associate the Paramara rulers with legendary kings, in order to enhance the Paramara imperial claims. In the Bhavishya Purana, the Paramara king Bhoja is described as a descendant of Shalivahana, named as a grandson of Vikramaditya.

According to the text, the first Paramara king was Pramara, born from a fire pit at Mount Abu. Vikramaditya and Bhoja are described as the descendants of Pramara, thus, members of the Paramara dynasty. Bhavishya Purana mentions that Vikramaditya ruled Bharatavarsha bounded by Indus river in the west, Badaristhana in the north, Kapila in the east and Setubandha in the south. A hundred years after his death, many languages and many religions had developed in the 18 kingdoms of the Aryadesha; when the outsiders such as the Śakas heard about the destruction of dharma in Aryadesha, they raided the country by crossing the Indus and the Himalayas. They returned to their countries with the wives of the Aryas. Shalivahana, the grandson of Vikramaditya subjugated the Śakas and other barbarians, he defined the maryada to distinguish the Aryans from the mlecchas, established Indus as the border between the Aryan lands and the land of the mlecchas. Subsequently, Shalivahana once came to a snowy mountain in the land of the Hunas.

There, he met Isamasi, who had appeared because the truth had been destroyed in the land of the mlecchas. Shalivahana bowed to him and returned home. In Aryadesha, he performed an ashvamedha sacrifice, ascended to the heaven. 500 years after Shalivahana, his descendant Bhoja fought against foreign invaders including "Mahamada", a character modeled on Muhammad and Mahamud Ghazanvi. The text presents the doctrine of Jesus as consistent with the Vedic dharma, while Muhammad is presented as demonic. According to Theodor Aufrecht, the passages about Jesus were inserted by an employee of the Venkatesvara Press, which published its first printed edition of the text in 1897. According to Giorgio Bonazzoli, this part was inserted by "some clever pandit" in the 19th century. Another book was retranslated by Vidwan in Kannada language during the time of Jayachamarajendra Wodiyar of Mysore. Chola Purva Patayam, a Tamil language manuscript of uncertain date, contains the following legend about Shalivahana:Shalivahana was born in Ayodhya, in a potter's house, by grace of Adi-Sheshan.

When he grew up, he became a king and defeated Vikramaditya, marking the beginning of the Shalivahana calendar era. Shalivahana was an alien Nastika Shramana, persecuted all those who refused to convert to his faith, he revoked all the privileges. The non-Shramana ascetics started retiring to wilderness, prayed Shiva and Vishnu to stop the new king's atrocities. Shiva appealed the Adi Parabaram to be allowed to start a rain of fire in Shalivahana's kingdom. Adi-Sheshan warned him about the upcoming disaster. Shalivahana asked his people to hide in the river to escape the rain of fire; when Shiva opened his third eye and started raining fire, the people survived thanks to Shalivahana's advice. Shiva sent down a rain of mud; those hiding in the stone houses suffocated to death. Those hiding in the rivers, including Shalivahana and his army, survived. To destroy Shalivahana, Shiva now created the Three Crowned Kings: Vira Cholan, Ula Cheran, Vajranga Pandiyan; the three kings came to bathe together at the triveni sangam in Thirumukkoodal, formed an alliance against Shalivahana.

Next, they went through a number of adventures including Kashi and Kanchi. With the blessings of Durga, they found treasure and inscriptions of Hindu kings from the age of Shantanu to Vikramaditya, they reached Cudatturiyur, where Vira Cholan wrote letters to all those who worshipped Shiva and Vishnu, seeking their help against Shalivahana. A number of people assembled at Cudatturiyur to support the three kings' campaign; when Shalivahana heard of this preparation, he marched towards south and took possession of the strong citadel at Tiruchirappalli. The three kings sent their envoy to Shalivahana, asking him to renounce his faith; when he refused and their allies assembled an army at Thiruvanaikaval. From an inscription that they had earlier found at Kanchi, they

Count Karl-Wilhelm Finck von Finckenstein

Karl Wilhelm Reichsgraf Finck von Finckenstein was a Count of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, a Prussian diplomat, Prime Minister of Prussia. He was the son of Count Albrecht Konrad Finck von Finckenstein, a Field Marshal and Governor of the Crown Prince of Prussia, the future King Frederick II. Finckenstein studied in Geneva, after which he travelled in the Low Countries. In 1735 he was appointed to the Prussian diplomatic service. Frederick II, who became king in 1740, knew Finckenstein well from his own childhood and had great confidence in him. In 1740 Frederick sent him as minister to Sweden to Denmark, in 1742 to Great Britain. In 1744 he was sent again to Sweden, when Frederick's sister Louisa Ulrika married Adolf Frederick of Sweden. In 1747, Finckenstein was made a Minister of state, became envoy to Russia, he returned to Prussia in 1749, where he became a Cabinet Minister and henceforth the most trusted advisor to the King. During the Seven Years' War, Frederick issued a secret decree on 10 January 1757, "in the case of his death or capture", which appointed Finckenstein as Regent of Prussia in that event.

After the end of the Seven Years' War, Finckenstein had sole control of Prussia's foreign relations, he had a prevailing influence over the King. This continued after Frederick's death in 1786, under his successor Frederick William II, right up to Finckenstein's death in 1800. In 1785, he negotiated the Prussian-American Treaty of Amity and Commerce with the United States Ambassador to France Thomas Jefferson, renewed it in 1799 after negotiations with the United States Ambassador to Prussia John Quincy Adams; the Treaty was signed to promote free trade and commerce and became a benchmark for subsequent free trade agreements and treaties. It was the first one signed by a European power with the United States after the American Revolutionary War; the Kingdom of Prussia became therefore one of the first nations to recognize the young American Republic. Additionally, the Treaty demanded the unconditionally humane treatment of war prisoner, a novelty at the time. Finckenstein died on 3 January 1800.

He was 85 years old, had been a State Minister for 53 years. He was a knight of the Order of the Black Eagle, the highest Prussian order

Borden Chase

Borden Chase was an American writer. Born Frank Fowler, he left school at fourteen went through an assortment of jobs, including driving for gangster Frankie Yale and working as a sandhog on the construction of New York City's Holland Tunnel, where he worked with Norman Redwood, he turned to writing, first short stories and novels, screenplays. He changed his name to Borden Chase getting his nominal inspiration from Borden Milk and Chase Manhattan Bank. Chase wrote a story based on his Holland Tunnel experience with Edward Doherty. Film rights were bought by Fox Films who hired Chase to adapt the book and act as a technical adviser; the result was Under Pressure, directed by Raoul Walsh. Chase adapted it into the novel East River. Fox bought another story by Midnight Taxi. Universal filmed it as The Devil's Party. Fox bought another Chase story, Blue White and Perfect and turned it into a Michael Shayne film, Blue and Perfect, his 1939 story Dr Broadway provided the basis for Dr. Broadway. Another 1939 story Pay to Learn was filmed as The Navy Comes Through.

Harrigan's Kid was based on his novel. Chase worked on the screenplay for Destroyer. For Republic Pictures he wrote the John Wayne film The Fighting Seabees based on his own story. In 1944, Chase signed a contract with RKO to write a screenplay based on his unpublished story That Man Malone at $10,000 a week, he provided the story and screenplay for MGM's This Man's Navy starring Wallace Beery did another original for Wayne at Republic, Flame of the Barbary Coast. Republic made I've Always Loved You, from screenplay by Chase based on his story Concerto, which in turn was based on the career of his first wife. Chase wrote Tycoon for Wayne based on a novel by C E Scoggins; the provided the story for The Man from Colorado. Chase received great critical acclaim for Red River, where he contributed to the screenplay, based on his novel Blazing Guns on the Chisholm Trail. Directed by Howard Hawks and starring Wayne and Montgomery Clift, the film was a huge success and earned Chase an Academy Award nomination as well as a $50,000 fee.

During Chase's 1949 divorce, his soon-to-be ex-wife reported that the least Chase had earned was $30,000 year and that the most he had earned had been $250,000. That year he was writing a film for James Cagney, Far Island. For most of the 1950s Chase worked on Westerns, he was one of many writers on the Errol Flynn saga Montana. More notable was Winchester'73, directed by Mann and starring James Stewart, he wrote The Great Jewel Robber for Warners. At Universal, Chase worked on the script for the remake of a boxing film, he wrote another Western for Mann and Stewart, Bend of the River, did Lone Star for Clark Gable at MGM. Chase wrote The World in a sailing adventure, for Raoul Walsh at Universal, he did something in Sea Devils, based on a Victor Hugo novel. Chase did a south seas adventure tale for Burt Lancaster, His Majesty O'Keefe which involved him going on location to Fiji, he returned to Westerns with John Payne. Chase began writing for TV with "The Windmill" for General Electric Theatre, he wrote the screenplay for Backlash, directed by John Sturges and Night Passage for Mann and Stewart.

The latter starred Audie Murphy, in Ride a Crooked Trail, written by Chase. Chase wrote several episodes of Tales of Wells Fargo, Overland Trail, The Detectives, The Tall Man, Whispering Smith, Route 66 and The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show, he wrote Gunfighters of Casa Grande. Chase continued working for TV shows such as Daniel Boone, The Virginian, Branded. Chase's final credits include A Man Called Gannon and Backtrack!. According to one film critic, the films that "typify the characters and conflicts associated with Chase's work" were Winchester 73, Bend of the River and The Far Country:First of all, two strong men are involved in an arduous journey across the western terrain, with units of society either contained within the journey itself or as various stops along the way; the primary involvement of the movie is the conflict between two men, who tend to be linked by some common bond... In some cases the conflict is internal, the hero against the evil inside himself. Although Chase created strong females in films... most Chase stories are male conflicts.

Chase once said "is the greatest love story in all of the world. I don't mean sexual. I have always believed that a man can love and respect another man more so than he can a woman."... Straightforward dialogue, absence of pretentious philosophizing, delineated action mark the story progressions, which culminate in unambiguous resolutions. Any ambiguities lie in the maturity of the characterizations, in which the two men are neither good nor bad. In t

Treasure Island in Outer Space

Treasure Island in Outer Space is a 1987 science fiction Italian and German television miniseries directed by Antonio Margheriti. It is based on the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, setting the story in space in the year 2300. Itaco Nardulli: Gimmi Hawkins Anthony Quinn: Long John Silver Ernest Borgnine: Captain Billy'Bill' Bones David Warbeck: Dr. Livesey Philippe Leroy: Count Ravano Klaus Löwitsch: Cap. Smollett Andy Luotto: Ben Gunn Giovanni Lombardo Radice: Hands Enzo Cerusico: Vougest Ida Di Benedetto: Mother of Jim Biagio Pelligra: Pew, the blind man The series was produced by RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana in co-production with West Germany and France, directed by Anthony M. Dawson, it is the biggest sci-fi production of Italian television. The miniseries of 5 episodes of 100 min was aired in Italy from November 19, 1987 on RAI Due channel, it was adapted as a 120 min film. The miniseries is known as Space Island and Der Schatz im All. List of German television series Treasure Planet L'isola del tesoro on IMDb

Glory (comics)

Glory is a fictional comic book superheroine created by Rob Liefeld. She first appeared in Youngblood Strikefile #1, starred in books published by Liefeld's Extreme Studios, a partner studio of Image Comics, a publisher that Liefeld co-founded in 1992. Following Liefeld's departure from that publisher, the character went on to appear in books published by Liefeld's subsequent endeavor, Awesome Comics. A homage to Wonder Woman, Gloriana Demeter is a half-Demon warrior. Glory was the result of an alliance between the Lady Demeter of the Amazonians and the demon Lord Silverfall of the Underworld. Raised in her mother's world and trained by the Amazonians, she emerged as their finest warrior. However, she struggled to control the savagery, her paternal gift/curse. Not at home in either Amazonia or the Underworld, Glorianna went to the world of man. During World War II, Glorianna fought for the Allied forces alongside Supreme. For a time she worked with Die-Hard and SuperPatriot as the team called'Allies'.

She was part of the third Brigade teams with other superheroes. Writer Alan Moore joined Image after leaving DC Comics and spending a period of time working for independent companies; as he did on other Liefeld works like Supreme and Youngblood, Moore relaunched Glory in March 1999 under the Awesome Comics line. Blending mythology and romance to the superheroine much as he would shortly do in his subsequent series for ABC Comics, Promethea. In the retooling, Glory takes on a human identity by a waitress named "Gloria West", in order to experience humanity. Only one issue was published, but it was republished with two additional issues for Avatar Press in 2001; this version had an extended backstory, once supervising a team called'Danger Damsels' decades ago. In 2011 it was announced that Joe Keatinge would be the writer for a relaunched Glory ongoing series with artist Sophie Campbell; the series was not renumbered and began with issue #23 and lasted until issue #34. Glory's history is retooled, establishing the Demons as extraterrestrials.

Glory was redesigned to be an albino, more muscular and covered in battle scars. List of the various editions Comic Book DB page on Glory