Jeremiah (TV series)
Jeremiah is a United States-Canada post-apocalyptic action-drama television series starring Luke Perry and Malcolm-Jamal Warner that ran on the Showtime network from 2002 to 2004. The series takes place in a future wherein the adult population has been wiped out by a deadly virus; the series ended production in 2003, after the management of Showtime decided they were not interested in producing science fiction programming anymore. Had the series continued, it would have run under a different showrunner than J. Michael Straczynski, who decided to leave following the completion of the production of the second season due to creative differences between him and MGM Television. Episodes for the final half of the second season did not begin airing in the United States until September 3, 2004; the year is 2021. Two young men and Kurdy, meet up and join forces with those inside "Thunder Mountain" and help rebuild civilization. Jeremiah is searching for the "Valhalla Sector"; the eponymous Jeremiah is a semi-loner who has spent the last 15 years travelling back and forth across the United States, seeking out a living and looking for a place called "Valhalla Sector," which his father—a viral researcher—had mentioned to Jeremiah as a possible refuge shortly before disappearing into the chaos of "the Big Death."
A stop in the Colorado trading town of Clarefield results in Jeremiah teaming up with another lone traveller named Kurdy, before being imprisoned by the town's warlord in a cell with a man named Simon, who wants to recruit Jeremiah for a vague and mysterious organization. With Kurdy's help and Simon escape, but Simon is fatally wounded in the process. Following the instructions given to them by the dying Simon and Kurdy take Simon's truck back to "Thunder Mountain," the remains of the NORAD complex, where they discover a well-organized and -equipped group operating out of the base, led by the former child prodigy Markus Alexander. Markus chooses to employ Jeremiah and Kurdy as a recon team to replace the now dead Simon and his partner, sending the two men back outside to gather information in preparation for the time when the mountain will need to start rebuilding the world. Over the course of the first season, the group encounters threats originating from Valhalla Sector, which they discover to be a sealed and armed bunker complex in West Virginia, used to house the remains of the US government and military leadership during the Big Death.
The survivors there plan to rebuild the world in an authoritarian mold, combining their military power with attempts to control the "Big Death" virus itself in order to wipe out resistance by slaughtering non-compliant populations. The second half of Season 1 deals with the efforts of Jeremiah and Thunder Mountain to stop Valhalla Sector. After the final defeat of Valhalla Sector in the opening episodes of Season 2, a new threat emerges in the form of a crusading army from the East, led by a mysterious prophetic figure known as Daniel. Season 2 deals with the impending conflict between the unifying survivor communities under Thunder Mountain, the advancing Army of Daniel. Although a third season was considered, series creator J. Michael Straczynski made it clear that if the show ran a further season he would have nothing to do with it; the show concluded with the end of the second season resolving most plot threads. Most of the characters are survivors of the virus who are now in younger; the inspiration for the television show came from a European graphic novels by Belgian artist Hermann Huppen, first published in 1977, translated into 26 languages.
Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, the CEO of Platinum Studios, a company that specializes in comics-to-film properties translations, brought the books as a television series. Executive Producer J. Michael Straczynski stated it was a "road show" with Jeremiah and Kurdy traveling around the country in a military Jeep. Shooting began in Vancouver, British Columbia in the fall of 2001. Actors Luke Perry, from Beverly Hills 90210, Malcolm Jamal-Warner, from The Cosby Show, were cast in the leads. Developed by Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski and executive produced by Straczynski and Sam Egan in the first season, Straczynski and Grant Rosenberg in the second, the series is loosely based on Belgian writer Hermann Huppen's comic book series, Jeremiah. Aside from the names of the two main characters, the general personality of the protagonist, the post-apocalyptic setting, there are no similarities between the comics and the series; the series was filmed in British Columbia, Canada. Straczynski had prepared a five-year series.
But a change in personnel in Showtime's administration caused the network to decide to stop producing science fiction programming and unofficially cancel Jeremiah before the second season had its debut in November 2003. Fans realized the possibility of cancellation when Showtime announced the airing of only the first seven out of fifteen episodes of the second season, organized a campaign to write and phone executives at Showtime, MGM and Platinum Studios to convince them to show the remaining eight and continue with a third season; the network began airing the remaining of the second season starting on September 3, 2004 - after a ten-month break since the last aired episode - but despite continuously rising ratings did not proceed with the renewal of the show. Before season 2 premiered, Straczynski vowed to never work with the then-current administration of MGM Television after experiencing major creative differences with them, had
Stargate SG-1 (season 5)
The fifth season of the military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1 commenced airing on Showtime in the United States on June 29, 2001, concluded on Sky1 in the United Kingdom on February 6, 2002, contained 22 episodes. The fifth season introduces future main character Jonas Quinn portrayed by Corin Nemec from 2002–2004; the fifth season is about the ongoing war with the Goa'uld Empire after the death of Apophis at the start of the season and the rise of a new System Lord named Anubis. SG-1, a military-science team, are set to explore the Milky Way Galaxy; the one-hour premiere "Enemies", which debuted on June 29, 2001 on Showtime had the lowest syndication of the seasons episode, but overall got a high viewership level. This would be the last season to feature Apophis alive, but he would return in dreams and alternate realities and timelines; the series was developed by Jonathan Glassner. Season five regular cast members include Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Don S. Davis.
Many crew members appeared in "Wormhole X-Treme!", the 100th episode of Stargate SG-1. The director of a Wormhole X-Treme! episode, played by Peter DeLuise, was the director of this Stargate SG-1 episode. A Wormhole X-Treme! Writer is played by Robert C. Cooper, a Stargate SG-1 writer and executive producer. Further cameos include Joseph Mallozzi, producer N. John Smith, Stargate SG-1 writer Ron Wilkerson as Wormhole X-Treme! Crew members; the two executives who commented on how unrealistic Lloyd's spacecraft looked are played by Stargate SG-1 executive producer Michael Greenburg and executive producer/co-creator Brad Wright. In "Proving Ground", Elisabeth Rosen appears as Lieutenant Jennifer Hailey, who appeared in the episode "Prodigy". Courtenay J. Stevens appears as Lieutenant Elliot, a role which he would reprise in the episodes "Summit" and "Last Stand", he would later appear in the first season of Stargate Atlantis, playing the role of Keras in "Childhood's End." David Kopp appears as Lieutenant Grogan, who would return in Season Five episode "The Sentinel".
Grace Park, famed for her appearance on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica as Sharon Valerii, makes an appearance as Lieutenant Satterfield. "48 Hours" marks the first appearance of David Hewlett as Rodney McKay. He would join the main cast of Stargate Atlantis. For "Summit", Martouf was meant to appear, having survived "Divide and Conquer." However, J. R. Bourne was unavailable for filming, which necessitated developing a new host for Lantash. Jonas Quinn makes his first appearance in "Meridian", goes on to take Daniel Jackson's place on SG-1 throughout season six. Jackson does not appear in "Revelations". However, it is implied at the end. Michael Shanks does appear as the voice of Thor; this is the last episode. Teryl Rothery who portrayed Janet Fraiser does the voice of Heimdall. According to the episode audio commentary, Rothery performed her lines on-set to help give the actors a reference point. However, Richard Dean Anderson, Christopher Judge and Rothery could not keep a straight face as the eye line they were given was a blinking light in Rothery's chest.
This episode ended the SG-1 tradition of ending the season with a cliffhanger until Season 9. "Enemies" was nominated for an Emmy in the category "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series" and a Gemini Award in the category "Best Visual Effects". For "Ascension", Amanda Tapping won a Leo Award in the category "Dramatic Series: Best Lead Performance – Female". For "Proving Ground", Andy Mikita was nominated for a Leo Award in the category "Dramatic Series: Best Director". "The Warrior" was nominated for a Leo Award in the category "Dramatic Series: Best Overall Sound". "Revelations" was nominated for an Emmy in the category "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series", won a Gemini Award in the category "Best Visual Effects". Richard Dean Anderson as Colonel Jack O'Neill Michael Shanks as Dr. Daniel Jackson Amanda Tapping as Major Samantha Carter Christopher Judge as Teal'c Don S. Davis as Major General George Hammond Episodes in bold are continuous episodes, where the story spans over 2 or more episodes.
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Andromeda (TV series)
Andromeda is a Canadian/American science fiction television series, based on unused material by Gene Roddenberry, developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, produced by Roddenberry's widow, Majel Barrett. It starred Kevin Sorbo as High Guard Captain Dylan Hunt; the series premiered on October 2, 2000, ended on May 13, 2005. Andromeda was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia and produced by Andromeda Productions, Tribune Entertainment, Fireworks Entertainment and MBR Productions. In Canada, the show was on Global TV in Canada and syndicated in the United States on Tribune and other stations. Andromeda is one of two TV series based on concepts Roddenberry had created as early as the 1960s and 1970s; the name Dylan Hunt had been used for the hero of two TV pilots Roddenberry had produced in the mid-1970s, Genesis II, Planet Earth, all sharing a similar dystopian, post-apocalyptic premise. Thousands of years in the future, the Systems Commonwealth is a republic based in a distant star system called Tarn-Vedra.
Humankind is a part of The Commonwealth. The Commonwealth spans the Milky Way and Andromeda, with Tarn-Vedra near its core; the Commonwealth is at war with the Magog, a predatory humanoid species with bat-like faces, dedicated to war. Peace talks led the Commonwealth to cede a key world to that of the Nietzscheans. Dylan Hunt is the captain of the Commonwealth ship Andromeda Ascendant, its computer is a powerful artificial intelligence which can emit a holographic interface persona in the form of a woman, called "Andromeda" or "Rommie". Caught by surprise in the first engagement of the Nietzschean uprising, the crew evacuates; the Andromeda, with Hunt aboard, is caught at the edge of the event horizon of a black hole, freezing both in time. Three hundred and three years in CY 10087, the crew of the salvage ship Eureka Maru locates the ship; the Systems Commonwealth has fallen, the era known as The Long Night has begun. Hunt recruits the salvage crew to join him in an attempt to restore the Systems Commonwealth and "rekindle the light of civilization".
The salvage crew comprises Beka Valentine, a con-artist and expert pilot. The salvage crew's beneficiary brings along an insurance policy in the form of a Nietzschean mercenary named Tyr Anasazi. Dylan Hunt, played by Kevin Sorbo, captain of the Andromeda Ascendant. Beka Valentine, played by Lisa Ryder, Captain of first officer on Andromeda. Tyr Anasazi played by weapons officer. Seamus Zelazny Harper, played by Gordon Michael Woolvett, chief engineer. Trance Gemini, played by Laura Bertram, life support officer. Rev Bem, played by Brent Stait, Science Officer. Andromeda, played by Lexa Doig, Ship's AI and android avatar. Telemachus Rhade, played by Steve Bacic. Weapons officer. Doyle, played by Brandy Ledford, AI's second android avatar. Slipstream is the primary mode of travel for ships in the Andromeda universe, the only known method of traveling faster than the speed of light; the Vedran discovery of the Slipstream was instrumental in the formation of their intergalactic empire, which became the precursor of the Systems Commonwealth.
Slipstream cannot be navigated by AIs. Only organic pilots can "sense" a way to their destination, although AIs are fitted on all large ships, they always require an organic pilot for interstellar travel, it is thought to be the process of choosing a path. A function of slipstream is that apparent objective velocities are variable, as it enables travel across millions of light years as swiftly as traveling between neighboring stars only tens of light years apart. Further, slipstream is a non-linear method of travel; the more used routes are easier and more predictable. The Systems Commonwealth was a huge utopian civilization, spanning three major galaxies of the Local Group, it was founded by the Vedrans, the first race to discover slipstream, who used it to conquer the Andromeda Galaxy. After a long and bitter war of attrition with the major powers of the Triangulum Galaxy, the Vedran Empire was reorganized as the democratic Systems Commonwealth; the Commonwealth served as a peaceful intergalactic government for 10,000 years until the Nietzschean revolt.
Dylan managed to restore the Commonwealth. However, the New Commonwealth soon fell victim to internal corruption masterminded by the group known as the Collectors, who were allied with the Abyss. Hephaestus, a system with a significant Nietzschean population, devastated by a rogue black hole in the pilot episode and the place of Dylan's frozen imprisonment in time for 300 years, it turned out in season five that the A
Christopher Heyerdahl is a Canadian actor, best known for portraying the Wraith Todd in Stargate Atlantis, Sam in Van Helsing and "Swede" in Hell on Wheels. Heyerdahl was born in British Columbia, is of Norwegian and Scottish descent, his father emigrated from Norway to Canada in the 1950s. Thor Heyerdahl was his father's cousin. Heyerdahl speaks Norwegian and studied at the University of Oslo. Heyerdahl is known for his recurring role as the enigmatic "Swede" in AMC's Hell on Wheels; this post-American Civil War drama debuted as the second highest rated original series in AMC history. He is known for his role as Leonid in the Are You Afraid of the Dark? Episode "The Thirteenth Floor" and as Nosferatu in the episode "Midnight Madness", he played the characters Halling and Wraith commander Todd in Stargate Atlantis, Pallan in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Revisions". He played H. P. Lovecraft in the film Out of Mind: The Stories of H. P. Lovecraft and a punk, new at drug dealing, in Cadavres, he played the part of the demon Alastair in three episodes of Supernatural.
He played the part of Zor-El in the television series Smallville, as well as playing John Druitt and Bigfoot in the series Sanctuary. He played the part of Dieter Braun on True Blood during the show's 5th season, his most notable film role was in the feature film New Moon, an adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's second book in her Twilight Saga. In this film, he played a vampire, part of a powerful Italian family called the Volturi, he reprised that role in both parts of Breaking Dawn, the two part adaption of the fourth book in the Twilight Saga. He has performed on stage, was a member of the Young Company at the Stratford Festival in 1989 and 1990. In 2015, Heyerdahl hosted the Leo Awards gala ceremony. Christopher Heyerdahl on IMDb
Peter John DeLuise is an American actor, director and screenwriter, known for his role as Officer Doug Penhall in the Fox TV series 21 Jump Street, for directing and writing episodes of science fiction television shows in the Stargate franchise. DeLuise made his film debut in the 1979 film Hot Stuff, he landed his best known acting role, as Officer Doug Penhall, in the 1987 Fox series 21 Jump Street, alongside other promising actors including Johnny Depp. His brother Michael came on the show in the fifth season where he played his younger brother, Officer Joey Penhall. DeLuise is well known for his role as Dagwood on the NBC science fiction television series SeaQuest DSV from 1994 to 1996. DeLuise has made guest appearances on the television shows The Facts of Life, 21 Jump Street spin-off Booker, Supernatural, Highlander: The Series, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Stargate SG-1. In 1997, he began working on the series Stargate SG-1, serving as producer, writer and creative consultant, he has appeared as an extra, in every episode of the series he has directed.
He went on to work as executive producer and writer for the Stargate SG-1 spin-off Stargate Atlantis, directed eight episodes of the spin-off Stargate Universe. His father, Dom DeLuise, made a guest appearance in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Urgo", which Peter directed. Peter made a cameo in the episode as the "Urgo" character transformed to be a young man in a United States Air Force uniform. DeLuise directed the CBC television series jPod, based on the novel of the same name by Douglas Coupland, which debuted in January 2008 and directed the fantasy film Beyond Sherwood Forest, he made a brief cameo appearance alongside Johnny Depp in 21 Jump Street. Depp, DeLuise and Holly Robinson reprised their roles as Tom Hanson, Doug Penhall and Judy Hoffs, respectively. DeLuise was married to Gina Nemo, he married actress Anne Marie Loder on June 7, 2002. Hot Stuff The Midnight Hour Free Ride Solarbabies Winners Take All Listen to Me Children of the Night Rescue Me aka Street Hunter The Silence of the Hams aka Il Silenzio dei Prosciutti National Lampoon's Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 In.
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The Impossible Elephant
The Impossible Elephant is a 2001 Canadian adventure comedy film directed by Martin Wood and written by Robert C. Cooper; the film premiered at the Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children in April 20, 2001 and was released on home media by the distributor Peace Arch Entertainment. A boy named Daniel, whose mother has passed away, wishes upon a star for an elephant, his wish comes true. When they bring it to a zoo, they find out that the elephant is sick and will be shipped to San Diego to be taken care of; when attempting to help his adopted pet escape, with the help of his friend Gilbert, they realize the elephant possesses the ability to fly. Mark Rendall as Daniel Harris Alex Doduk as Gilbert Nicholas Lea as Steven Harris Mia Sara as Molly Connor Jordan Becker as "Butterbutt" Dwayne Brenna as Principal Duncan Sheldon Bergstrom as Jack The production design was done by Kathleen Climie, the movie was filmed in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; the soundtrack was created by Michael Richard Plowman.
It has a 25% user rating out of 173 user reviews on Rotten Tomatoes with an average rating of 2.9/5. Ken Eisner of Variety called the film a "more-than-serviceable kidpic that makes good use of real and mechanical pachyderms to whip up a boy’s-own tale of a magical Dumbo loose in the ‘burbs." The film won the Best Feature Film award at the Toronto Sprockets International Film Festival for Children in 2001, while director Wood and screenwriter Cooper were nominated at the Gemini Awards for "Best Direction in a Children's or Youth Program or Series" and "Best Writing in a Children's or Youth Program or Series" respectively. The Impossible Elephant on IMDb The Impossible Elephant at Rotten Tomatoes The Impossible Elephant in libraries
Biblioteca Nacional de España
The Biblioteca Nacional de España is a major public library, the largest in Spain, one of the largest in the world. It is located on the Paseo de Recoletos; the library was founded by King Philip V in 1712 as the Palace Public Library. The Royal Letters Patent that he granted, the predecessor of the current legal deposit requirement, made it mandatory for printers to submit a copy of every book printed in Spain to the library. In 1836, the library's status as Crown property was revoked and ownership was transferred to the Ministry of Governance. At the same time, it was renamed the Biblioteca Nacional. During the 19th century, confiscations and donations enabled the Biblioteca Nacional to acquire the majority of the antique and valuable books that it holds. In 1892 the building was used to host the Historical American Exposition. On March 16, 1896, the Biblioteca Nacional opened to the public in the same building in which it is housed and included a vast Reading Room on the main floor designed to hold 320 readers.
In 1931 the Reading Room was reorganised, providing it with a major collection of reference works, the General Reading Room was created to cater for students and general readers. During the Spanish Civil War close to 500,000 volumes were collected by the Confiscation Committee and stored in the Biblioteca Nacional to safeguard works of art and books held until in religious establishments and private houses. During the 20th century numerous modifications were made to the building to adapt its rooms and repositories to its expanding collections, to the growing volume of material received following the modification to the Legal Deposit requirement in 1958, to the numerous works purchased by the library. Among this building work, some of the most noteworthy changes were the alterations made in 1955 to triple the capacity of the library's repositories, those started in 1986 and completed in 2000, which led to the creation of the new building in Alcalá de Henares and complete remodelling of the building on Paseo de Recoletos, Madrid.
In 1986, when Spain's main bibliographic institutions - the National Newspaper Library, the Spanish Bibliographic Institute and the Centre for Documentary and Bibliographic Treasures - were incorporated into the Biblioteca Nacional, the library was established as the State Repository of Spain's Cultural Memory, making all of Spain's bibliographic output on any media available to the Spanish Library System and national and international researchers and cultural and educational institutions. In 1990 it was made an Autonomous Entity attached to the Ministry of Culture; the Madrid premises are shared with the National Archaeological Museum. The Biblioteca Nacional is Spain's highest library institution and is head of the Spanish Library System; as the country's national library, it is the centre responsible for identifying, preserving and disseminating information about Spain's documentary heritage, it aspires to be an essential point of reference for research into Spanish culture. In accordance with its Articles of Association, passed by Royal Decree 1581/1991 of October 31, 1991, its principal functions are to: Compile and conserve bibliographic archives produced in any language of the Spanish state, or any other language, for the purposes of research and information.
Promote research through the study and reproduction of its bibliographic archive. Disseminate information on Spain's bibliographic output based on the entries received through the legal deposit requirement; the library's collection consists of more than 26,000,000 items, including 15,000,000 books and other printed materials, 4,500,000 graphic materials, 600,000 sound recordings, 510,000 music scores, more than 500,000 microforms, 500,000 maps, 143,000 newspapers and serials, 90,000 audiovisuals, 90,000 electronic documents, 30,000 manuscripts. The current director of the Biblioteca Nacional is Ana Santos Aramburo, appointed in 2013. Former directors include her predecessors Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and Milagros del Corral as well as historian Juan Pablo Fusi and author Rosa Regàs. Given its role as the legal deposit for the whole of Spain, since 1991 it has kept most of the overflowing collection at a secondary site in Alcalá de Henares, near Madrid; the Biblioteca Nacional provides access to its collections through the following library services: Guidance and general information on the institution and other libraries.
Bibliographic information about its collection and those held by other libraries or library systems. Access to its automated catalogue, which contains close to 3,000,000 bibliographic records encompassing all of its collections. Archive consultation in the library's reading rooms. Interlibrary loans. Archive reproduction. Biblioteca Digital Hispánica, digital library launched in 2008 by the Biblioteca Nacional de España List of libraries in Spain Media related to Biblioteca Nacional de España at Wikimedia Commons Official site Official web catalog