Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon. A parody of science-fiction films and series Star Trek and its fandom, the film stars Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell and Daryl Mitchell, it depicts the cast of a fictional defunct cult television series, Galaxy Quest, who are visited by actual aliens who think the series is an accurate documentary, become involved in a real intergalactic conflict. The film was a modest box office success and positively received by critics: it won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and the Nebula Award for Best Script, it was nominated for 10 Saturn Awards, including Best Science Fiction Film and Best Director for Parisot, Best Actress for Weaver, Best Supporting Actor for Rickman, with Allen winning Best Actor. Galaxy Quest achieved cult status from Star Trek fans for its affectionate parody, but from more mainstream audiences as a comedy film in its own right.
Several Star Trek cast and crew members praised the film. It was included in Reader's Digest's list of The Top 100+ Funniest Movies of All Time in 2012, Star Trek fans voted it the seventh best Star Trek film of all time in 2013; the cast members of the canceled 1980s space-adventure television series Galaxy Quest spend most of their days attending fan conventions and promotional appearances. Though the series' former lead star Jason Nesmith thrives on the attention, the other cast members resent him and, to varying degrees, the states of their careers. At a convention, Jason is approached by a group calling themselves Thermians, led by Mathesar, who request his help. Believing it to be for a promotional appearance, he agrees to be picked up the next morning. Jason is hung over when he is picked up and does not grasp that he has been transported to a working re-creation of the bridge of the NSEA Protector, the starship from Galaxy Quest. Believing he has been called on to perform, he gives half-hearted orders as captain, directing them to attack his enemy General Sarris, temporarily defeating him.
When the Thermians transport him back to Earth, he realizes. He is rebuffed; when the Thermian Laliari appears and requests Jason's help again, he convinces the cast to join him. Once aboard the Protector, the group learns that the Thermians received transmissions of Galaxy Quest in space and, having no understanding of fiction, mistook them for historical documentaries. Inspired by the crew's adventures, they restructured their society to reflect the show's virtues, manufactured a functioning replica of the Protector; when the evil warlord Sarris attacks the ship, the group flees through a field of magnetic mines. Though they escape Sarris, the ship's power source, its beryllium sphere, is damaged, they detect beryllium on a nearby planet, the humans travel to the surface to retrieve a new sphere. After a series of mishaps, they are successful. Jason confesses to Sarris; when he shows Sarris the "historical documents" of Galaxy Quest. Sarris orders the Protector's self-destruct mechanism to be activated and returns to his ship, leaving the others to die.
The humans defeat Sarris' men left on the ship. With the aid of a Galaxy Quest fan on Earth named Brandon – using a genuine Thermian communicator Jason had accidentally swapped for Brandon's prop – and his network of friends with intimate knowledge of the show and Gwen make their way to the ship's core and shut down the self-destruct sequence, while Alexander leads the Thermians in fighting back against Sarris' forces; the humans fly to confront Sarris. With their renewed confidence in their abilities, the crew flies through the minefield again but evade the mines, causing them to drag behind the ship, they fly the Protector straight at Sarris' ship, veer away at the last moment, trick Sarris into flying into the mines and obliterating his ship. The Protector travels to Earth to return the humans home, but Sarris, who escaped his vessel's destruction, ambushes them and fatally wounds several crew members. Jason activates the "Omega 13", a secret superweapon on the Protector that had never been used and never had its capabilities explained.
It causes a 13-second time warp to the past, giving Jason and Mathesar the chance to disarm Sarris before he attacks. The Protector's bridge splits from the main vessel to fly to Earth with the humans, while the main section departs with Mathesar leading the Thermians. With Brandon acting as a beacon, the Protector bridge lands at the Galaxy Quest convention, crashing through walls and coming to a rest in the center of the main stage, where the crowd assumes it was a massive display of special effects; as the humans emerge, Sarris revives to threaten them, but Jason shoots him, blasting him into atoms, the cast basks in the adoration of Brandon, his pals, their fans. Some time Galaxy Quest is revived as a sequel series, Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues, with the crew reprising their roles. Tim Allen as Jason Nesmith, who played Commander Peter Quincy Taggart, the commander of the NSEA Protector and main character of the series. Sigourney Weaver as Gwen DeMarco, who played Lieutenant Tawny Madison, the ship's communications officer and the only officer aboard who can give orders to the ship's computer.
Alan Rickman as Alexander Dane, who played Dr. Lazarus, the ship's science offi
The Ford Interceptor was a concept car which debuted at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. The Interceptor was a retro-styled sedan that reflected a modern interpretation of the classic sporty American muscle cars from the 1960s, like the Ford Galaxie. Ford introduced the Interceptor Concept in a company press release dated 31 December 2006. Ford described the Interceptor design styling as being influenced, "...much like a Marine in dress uniform. He looks smart and elegant but you can see the raw power that lies beneath." Ford has no production plans for such a full-sized, rear-wheel drive sedan. Some of the Interceptor's design cues appeared in the sixth-generation Ford Taurus; the Interceptor Concept used a Ford Racing 5.0-liter Cammer engine which produced 600 hp, with the capability of running on E-85 ethanol. It included a manual six-speed transmwassion; the 5.0-liter Cammer engine was an upgraded variant of the 4.6-liter modular engine that powered the Mustang GT until 2011.
The car included a powered clamshell "shaker" hood. The fullsize sedan was based on a stretched version of the rear wheel drive Mustang's Ford D2C platform, featuring a solid rear axle; the body was proportioned with short front overhang and a long rear overhang, featured a low roofline and a high beltline, when compared to other Ford sedans like the Ford Taurus, with a wedged profile. The Interceptor Concept continued with the current Ford horizontal three-bar grille design introduced on the Ford Fusion and Ford Edge; the hood was high up, flat with a rawased rear-middle section. The squircle-shaped rear headlights on the Interceptor influenced those on the Ford Taurus; the Interceptor incorporated a four-point "belt and suspenders" harness seat belt design in the front and rear seats, with inflatable safety belts for rear seat passengers. The four-point belt represented a possible next-generation safety belt system, designed to be more comfortable and easier to use than traditional three-point belts.
The dash, steering wheel, four low-back bucket seats are wrapped in leather. There were retractable headrests that deployed from the roof, adjusting fore and aft as well as up and down for each occupant; the audio control panel and climate controls were stowable, there was a gated six-speed shifter in the center dash. Powertrain: 5.0-liter Cammer V-8 / 400 hp / flexible fuel Transmission: Manual six-speed gearbox Chassis Dimensions: Overall length: 201.6 in. Wheelbase: 120.8 in. Overall width: 76.4 in. Overall height at curb: 54.8 in. Front track width: 66.5 in. Rear track width: 67.8 in. Suspension Front: Double wishbone independent Rear: 3-Link design with Panhard rod Interior Front Headroom: 37.5 in. Rear Headroom: 35.9 in. Front Legroom: 42.3 in. Rear Legroom: 35.6 in. Concept car Ford Crown Victoria/Police Interceptor Ford D2C platform Ford Motor Company Ford Interceptor press release from Media. Ford.com - 31 Dec 2006 Additional Interceptor PR article from Media. Ford.com - 17 Jan 2007 Ford Interceptor announcement at TheCarConnection.com Ford Says No to Mustang Sedan, Wagon.
Ken Bousfield was one of the leading British golfers of the immediate post-World War II period. Bousfield won a number of tournaments on the European circuit in the 1950s and 1960s, including the British PGA Championship, the second most prestigious tournament in the United Kingdom after The Open Championship, he had two top ten finishes at The Open Championship, finishing in a tie for fifth in 1955 and a tie for eighth in 1961. He was past his peak by the time the formal European Tour was formed in 1972, but he played on it until 1976, he had a 5-5-0 win-loss-draw record. This list is incomplete.1951 Southern Professional Championship, News Chronicle Tournament 1955 British PGA Championship, News of the World Match Play, German Open 1956 Yorkshire Evening News Tournament 1957 Dunlop Tournament, Southern Professional Championship 1958 Belgian Open, Swiss Open 1959 Sprite Tournament, German Open 1960 Portuguese Open 1961 Portuguese Open, Swallow-Penfold Tournament 1964 Gleneagles Hotel Foursomes Tournament 1972 PGA Seniors Championship Note: Bousfield only played in The Open Championship.
CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" indicates a tie for a place Ryder Cup: 1949, 1951, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961 Canada Cup: 1956, 1957 Joy Cup: 1955, 1958 Amateurs–Professionals Match: 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960 Ken Bousfield at the European Tour official site
Michael Salazar is a Belizean footballer who plays for the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer He first represented the Belize national team in 2013 and was drafted by Montreal Impact in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. Salazar began his collegiate career at California Baptist University. In his freshman year in 2011, Salazar made a total of 20 appearances, starting seven of them, finished tied for the team lead with 11 goals and was the team leader with 28 points, his strong performances saw him named the Pacific West Conference freshman of the year and named to the All-PacWest second team. He led the Lancers to a Pacific West Conference championship and helped the Lancers finish with the most wins in program history. To top if off, Salazar helped Cal Baptist win the National Christian College Athletic Association national championship, with Salazar scoring twice in the final. In his sophomore year, Salazar made 19 appearances and finished with six goals and led the team with six assists, he was once again named to the All PacWest Second Team.
The Lancers their second straight national NCCAA title with Salazar picking up 2 assists in the final. After two seasons at California Baptist, Salazar transferred to UC Riverside on June 10, 2013. In Salazar's first match with the Highlanders, he picked up 1 assist, he was named to the All Big-West First Team. In 2015, Salazar scored 6 goals, this time good enough for the second most on the team, was once again named to the All Big-West First Team. Salazar played with amateur club OC Pateadores Blues in 2014 and PSA Elite in 2014 and 2015. Salazar scored 3 goals in 4 appearances for PSA Elite during the 2015 US Open Cup, earning him the 2015 Lower Division Player of Tournament award. Salazar was selected in the second round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft by Montreal Impact, he attracted favorable attention when he scored a goal for the Impact during a pre-season friendly match against D. C. United, he signed his first MLS contract on March 1, 2016. Salazar started the season by making 2 starts with Montreal's USL affiliate FC Montreal.
Salazar made his MLS and Impact debut May 7, 2016 when he came on as a substitute in a 4-4 draw with the Columbus Crew On June 1, he scored his first professional goal in a 4-2 loss to Toronto FC in the first leg of the Canadian Championship semi-finals. Salazar made his first MLS start on July 2 and scored his first and second career MLS goals to help give the Impact a 3-2 win over the New England Revolution. On May 2, 2017 Salazar was loaned to the Impact's USL affiliate Ottawa Fury FC after only making 2 substitute appearances in the Impact's first 9 matches, he made his Fury debut on May 6 in a 0-0 draw with the Tampa Bay Rowdies and scored his first goal for the Fury on May 20 in a 4-3 win over New York Red Bulls II. Salazar's strong performance's with the Fury saw him return to the impact after 4 appearances with Ottawa, he picked up his first goal of the season for the Impact on July 5 in a 1-3 loss to the Houston Dynamo. Salazar would manage to put the ball in the net in Montreal's next two games and picking up an assist against the Philadelphia Union on July 19 in a 2-1 win and scoring in a 1-2 loss to FC Dallas on July 22.
On February 28, 2018 Salazar was loaned to Ottawa for a second spell. In the Fury's first game of the 2018 season, Salazar picked up an assist in a 1-4 defeat to the Charlotte Independence. After making 4 appearances for Ottawa, Salazar suffered a knee injury that forced him to miss the rest of the season. Salazar was released by Montreal at the end of their 2018 season. In early 2019, Salazar went on trial with USL Championship club Birmingham Legion FC and scored a goal for them in a 3-1 victory in a friendly against the Chattanooga Red Wolves on February 13, 2019 However, he was not offered a contract with the Legion. On March 14, 2019, Rio Grande Valley FC announced that Salazar has signed with the club for the 2019 USL Championship season, he made his Toros debut on March 16, coming on as a sub in a 2-0 loss to Fresno FC. He scored his first goal for RGVFC on April 13 in a 2-1 win over Oklahoma City Energy FC. On April 24, Salazar came on as a sub and scored 3 goals to help give the Toros a 4-4 draw with LA Galaxy II.
He was named to the USL Championship Team of the Week in honor of his performance against LA Galaxy II. Salazar scored again against LA Galaxy II on May 18 to help RGVFC secure a 2-2 draw. In the Toros next match, Salazar would score a brace against San Antonio FC to help give RGVFC a 3-1 win, he was named to his second USL Championship Team of the Week as a result. Salazar scored against Real Monarchs on June 8 in a Toros 3-5 loss, his 8 goals set a RGVFC single season record for league goals On June 10, 2019, Salazar signed with RGVFC's parent MLS club the Houston Dynamo. He made his Dynamo debut on June 11, coming on as a substitute in a 3-2 win over Austin Bold in the US Open Cup. Salazar made his first league appearance for the Dynamo on June 22, coming on as a sub in a 0-4 loss to the Portland Timbers. On June 29, he made his first start for Houston in a 1-2 defeat to the New England Revolution. After failing to score in 10 appearances with the Dynamo, Salazar was sent back to RGVFC on loan, where he would score 2 in 12.
On June 11, 2013, Salazar made his international debut for Belize in a 0–0 draw against Guatemala. Two weeks he was named to their 23-man roster for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Salazar would appear in all 3 of Belize's games at the 2013 Gold Cup and all 5 of their games at the 2017 Copa Centroamericana. Salazar scored his first goal for Belize in a 4-2 win over Grenada in a friendly on March 22, 2018, he scored his second international goal on November 17, 2019 in a 3-2 loss to Grenada in a CONCACAF Na
The 2016–17 Temple Owls women's basketball team will represent Temple University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The season marks the third for the Owls as members of the American Athletic Conference; the Owls, led by eighth year head coach Tonya Cardoza, played their home games at McGonigle Hall and the Liacouras Center. They finished the season 13 -- 3 in AAC play to finish in second place, they advanced to the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference Women's Tournament where they lost to South Florida. They received at-large bid to the NCAA Women's Tournament, their first time since 2007, where they were upset by Oregon in the first round. All Owls home games will have video streaming on ESPN3, or AAC Digital. Road games will be streamed on the opponents website, though conference road games could appear on ESPN3 or AAC Digital. There are no radio broadcasts for Owls women's basketball games. 2016–17 Temple Owls men's basketball team
Steve Shenbaum is a former actor and founder and president of Game on Nation, a communication and business consultancy best known for its work with corporations and professional athletes and athletic teams. Shenbaum grew up in West Covina, California but moved to Chicago, Illinois to attend college at Northwestern University, he graduated from Northwestern with a degree in Performance. He trained at the British American Drama Academy. Shenbaum founded game on Nation in 1997. In 2003, Game On Nation relocated to IMG's Bradenton, Florida campus; the company’s partnership with IMG ended in 2012 when game on expanded its presence nationwide, adding clients including the United States military and corporations throughout the country. Steve Shenbaum on IMDb