Why does Star Trek have a huge following? (Slate) Answer by Robert Frost, instructor and flight controller at NASA, on Quora: Star Trek stories are humanistic; they are founded in Gene Roddenberry's belief in the perfectible human. They provide an optimistic vision of our future. Star Trek tells us that no matter how crazy the world may look today, it will get better. We will get better. There will be a time in which doing great things will be the norm.
Amanda Madden: 7 Reasons Never To Trust A Movie 'Based On A True Story' (Cracked)
… real lives, no matter how interesting, rarely fit into the kind of neat three-act structure with clear heroes, villains, and wacky sidekicks that movies require. So Hollywood adds that shit in there, along with whatever other shit they think a movie needs, regardless of how badly it may distort history or ruin the lives of the real people involved.
Michael Landon (born Eugene Maurice Orowitz; October 31, 1936 - July 1, 1991) was an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He is known for his roles as Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza (1959-73), Charles Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie (1974-83), and Jonathan Smith in Highway to Heaven (1984-89). Landon appeared on the cover of TV Guide 22 times, second only to Lucille Ball.
Randall was first and correct with:
Alan J said:
I know this - Eugene is better known as Michael Landon, the only reason I watched "Bonanza" (a show I didn't watch much) at all.
I never heard of Penelope Pitstop, so obviously my pop culture CV is lacking. Time to consume.
Speech yesterday? Amazing. Has Lumpy ever decided not to use a superlative? Things are the best or the worst; only he can save us; there will be no America if he's not elected. I thought his speech at the convention was dark--depressingly dark--, but he outdid himself yesterday. Pitch black.
We are all only temporarily able bodied.
Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End
My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.
AMC offers the movie 'Child's Play 2', followed by the movie 'Child's Play 3'.
[6:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 8 - EPISODE 4-Listen
[7:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 8 - EPISODE 12-Death in Heaven
[8:15AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 11-Heaven Sent-Part 1.
[9:30AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 9 - EPISODE 12-Hell Bent-Part 2.
[11:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 10-Vincent and The Doctor
[12:00PM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 12-The Pandorica Opens-Part 1.
[1:00PM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 13-The Big Bang-Part 2.
[2:00PM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 7-A Good Man Goes to War
[3:00PM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 8-Let's Kill Hitler
[4:00PM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 5-The Angels Take Manhattan
[5:00PM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 6-The Bells of Saint John
[6:00PM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 12-Nightmare in Silver
[7:00PM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 13-The Name of the Doctor
[8:00PM] SHERLOCK - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 3-The Reichenbach Fall
[10:00PM] THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW - SEASON 20 - Episode 2
[11:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 14-Angel One
[12:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 15-11001001
[1:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 16-Too Short a Season
[2:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 17-When The Bough Breaks
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 18-Home Soil
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 19-Coming of Age
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 20-Heart of Glory (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has the movie 'The Wedding Planner', followed by the movie 'Pretty Woman'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'I Think I Love My Wife', 'Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny', and 'Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff'.
FX has the movie '22 Jump Street', followed by the movie '22 Jump Street', again.
[6:45AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-Juan Likes Rice & Chicken
[7:15AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-Parker Gail's Location Is Everything
[7:45AM] DOCUMENTARY NOW!-Final Transmission
[8:19AM] TEEN-AGE CAVEMAN
[9:49AM] THE CREATION OF THE HUMANOIDS
[11:48AM] THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED
[1:33PM] BOOGIE NIGHTS
[5:00PM] DIE HARD
[8:00PM] DIE HARD 2
[10:45PM] DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE
[1:30AM] DIE HARD 2
[4:15AM] DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE (ALL TIMES EDT)
[6:00AM] The Rifleman-Guilty Conscience
[6:30AM] The Rifleman-Day of Reckoning
[7:00AM] The Rifleman-The Day a Town Slept
[7:30AM] The Rifleman-Milly's Brother
[8:00AM] The Rifleman-Outlaw Shoes
[8:30AM] The Rifleman-The Executioner
[9:00AM] The Rifleman-Waste
[9:30AM] The Rifleman-Waste
[10:00AM] The Rifleman-Lou Mallory
[10:30AM] The Rifleman-Quiet Night, Deadly Night
[11:00AM] The Rifleman-Death Never Rides Alone
[11:30AM] The Rifleman-I Take This Woman
[12:00PM] The Rifleman-The Assailants
[12:30PM] The Rifleman-Mark's Rifle
[1:00PM] The Rifleman-The Most Amazing Man
[1:30PM] Broken Trail
[5:30PM] Pale Rider
[8:00PM] Big Jake
[10:30PM] The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
[3:30AM] Crazy Heart (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Stake Land', followed by the movie 'Stake Land 2'.
Chris Rock is returning to standup comedy after an eight-year hiatus, and will be rewarded with a cool $40 million for his efforts.
The comedian has signed a contract with Netflix for two $20 million standup specials - a record that surpasses comedy heavy hitters like Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, and Amy Schumer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Rock, a four-time Emmy winner and three-time Grammy winner, has been missing from the standup circuit for the better part of a decade. The actor-producer kept busy, though, with a handful of high profile film roles (Bee Movie, Grownups) and dozens of TV guest spots (Empire, Louie, Broad City).
Deadline Hollywood says the Netflix agreement marks the end of Rock's 20-year exclusive relationship with HBO, which produced five standup specials, from the 1994 Big Ass Jokes to the 2008 Kill the Messenger.
In a series of provocative tweets, outspoken feminist actress turned filmmaker and activist Rose McGowan has declared she was raped by a powerful Hollywood executive - and, by process of deduction, left industry insiders narrowing down to whom she was referring.
The statements came amid a swirling public debate about sexual assault allegations facing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (R-Orange Pendejo). Several accusers have offered detailed accounts of unwelcome advances by the Republican presidential candidate in recent days. The discussion has triggered a more all-encompassing national dialogue about what's been termed "rape culture." This follows former Fox News personalities Gretchen Carlson and Andrea Tantaros' claims about network head Roger Ailes' alleged harassment toward them, which triggered his departure in August.
Using the trending #WhyWomenDontReport hashtag, McGowan posted on Thursday evening that she'd attempted to have her alleged rapist brought to justice. She wrote, "A (female) criminal attorney said because I'd done a sex scene in a film I would never win against the studio head."
McGowan continued, "It's been an open secret in Hollywood/Media & they shamed me while adulating my rapist," before all but naming her attacker. She finished by stating: "It is time for some goddamned honesty in this world."
The statements have been liked and retweeted several hundred times.
Australia's permanent sub-Antarctic research base at World Heritage-listed Macquarie Island has won a reprieve from closure and will instead get a multi-million dollar revamp, the government said Friday, in a boost for science.
The Australian Antarctic Division announced in September the station on the island -- which lies in the Southern Ocean between Australia and Antarctica -- would shut after almost seven decades due to environmental contamination concerns and ageing infrastructure.
But after pressure from scientists and politicians, Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg said it will now get a new state-of-the-art facility with the government announcing a Aus$50 million (US$37.8 million) funding boost.
"The new station will be the most advanced of its type in the Southern Ocean, capable of supporting the full range of priority activities we have conducted in the past and to ensure a permanent and recurring year round presence," he said.
Due to its position as the only base between Australia and Antarctica, Macquarie Island is an important global monitoring location for scientific research, including tracking southern hemisphere weather and gathering climatic data.
Hours earlier, he was a happy 4-year-old who loved Ironman and the Hulk and all the Avengers. Now, as Bryson Mees-Hernandez approached death in a Houston hospital room, his brain swelling through the bullet hole in his face, his mother assured the boy it was OK to die.
Bryson shot himself last January with a .22-caliber Derringer his grandmother kept under the bed. It was an accident, but one that could be blamed on many factors, from his grandmother's negligence to the failure of government and industry to find ways to prevent his death and so many others.
The Associated Press and the USA TODAY Network set out to determine just how many others there have been.
The findings: During the first six months of this year, minors died from accidental shootings - at their own hands, or at the hands of other children or adults - at a pace of one every other day, far more than limited federal statistics indicate.
Using information collected by the Gun Violence Archive, a nonpartisan research group, news reports and public sources, the media outlets spent six months analyzing the circumstances of every death and injury from accidental shootings involving children ages 17 and younger from Jan. 1, 2014, to June 30 of this year - more than 1,000 incidents in all.
The Palestinians said Thursday they are sounding out members of the U.N. Security Council on a new resolution demanding a halt to Israeli settlement building and on prospects for becoming a full member of the United Nations.
Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour said that he met with about half the 15-member council in the last 10 days and expects to meet the rest in the next week. He said he will then report back to an Arab ministerial committee which will decide on next steps.
Mansour announced the new Palestinian initiatives ahead of an informal meeting of the U.N. Security Council Friday on "Illegal Israeli Settlements: Obstacles to Peace and the Two-State Solution." It was organized by five non-permanent council members - Angola, Malaysia, Venezuela, Senegal and Egypt.
The scheduled speakers include representatives from two Israeli human rights groups, Peace Now and B'Tselem, and Americans for Peace Now.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth views a portrait of herself by British artist Henry Ward, commissioned to mark her six decades of patronage to the British Red Cross, at Windsor Castle, Oct. 14, 2016.
Photo by Dominic Lipinski
Global activists Friday launched a people's tribunal, accusing giant US seeds firm Monsanto of violating human rights and committing the crime of "ecocide", by posing a "major threat" to the environment.
Monsanto, which produces genetically-modified seeds as well as controversial pesticides, has already dismissed the gathering in The Hague organised by hundreds of grassroots groups as a "parody" with no legal standing, and refused to attend.
But five professional international judges will hear from 30 witnesses, including scientists, farmers and beekeepers, who have travelled from five continents for the three-day event.
The aim is to draw up a legal advisory opinion which could be fed into existing law, including writing "ecocide" as a crime into international criminal law.
The move comes as the European Union is to examine a $66-billion (60-billion-euro) bid by German chemicals giant Bayer to buy out Monsanto.
Scientist Thomas Thuemmler, stands next to the main spectrometer of the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, near Karlsruhe Germany, Friday Oct. 14, 2016. Scientists in Germany have flipped the switch on a €60 million (US $66 million) device designed to help determine the mass of the universe's lightest particle. Physicists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology hope the 200-metric-tons (220 tons) device will narrow down or even pinpoint the actual mass of neutrinos. Doing so would help scientists to better understand the history of the universe.
Photo by Uwe Anspach
The natural gas industry in Pennsylvania is challenging new state regulations that govern surface development of shale gas wells, saying they threaten jobs and investment by adding up to $2 million to the cost of drilling a well.
Energy companies in the Marcellus Shale, the nation's largest natural gas field, filed suit against the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the state's Environmental Quality Board over rules that took effect last week, calling them financially burdensome, vague and unlawful.
"The provisions we are challenging impose immediate harm to our industry because they affect our ability to operate and remain competitive," David Spigelmyer, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, said Friday in a conference call with reporters.
The suit, filed Thursday, marks the first time the powerful trade group has taken the state to court over drilling rules. It seeks to block enforcement pending a ruling on their legality.
Neil Shader, spokesman for the Department of Environmental Protection, said the challenged regulations are "common-sense protections" that resulted from an "unprecedented amount of public comment and involvement."
Human Rights Watch on Thursday expressed concern over planned amendments to a Malaysian media law that would give broader powers to the authorities to stifle online dissent, amid a wider crackdown on free speech and assembly.
The U.S.-based rights group's report comes as Prime Minister Najib Razak battles criticism over his handling of a multi-billion dollar financial scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
"What Malaysia is trying to do is put the internet genie back in the bottle, back to a time when the government had greater control over information received by its citizens," HRW Asia deputy director Phil Robertson told reporters.
Amendments to the Communications and Multimedia Act have not been publicly disclosed. Media reports have said they could require news portals and political blogs to register with the government, increase penalties for offences under the act and broaden powers for the authorities to take down online content.
Salleh was previously quoted by the New Straits Times newspaper that the proposed amendments were designed to safeguard against online abuses such as pornography, extremism and gambling.
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