Sport plays a very important role in Chicago. There are three sports they are really crazy about: The first one is basketball. Like in the whole of the USA basketball is very popular in Chicago. Due to the team of the Bulls, Chicago has reached its present situation as far as basketball is concerned.
Over the past ten years the Chicago Bulls have been the top team. They have won every basketball event, 5 NBA titles included. The best players ... mehr
"Space- the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilisations, to boldly go where no man has gone before."
The sixties were strongly influenced by the constant conflict between the two supremacies of the world, the United States and the Soviet Union. The most overt and least hostile was the "Space Race" to the moon. It is ... mehr
In the 60ies, Television was in its infancy. Special effects like we nowadays know and expect from any series or movie did not exist at that time, thus the production of The Classic Series looks more than primitive compared to nowadays standards. The regular alien had bad hair and weird make-up, sometimes combined with a strangely shaped forehead-mask and a wig. Planet beam down scenery consisted of an either blue or green sky and purple rocks - ... mehr
Gene Roddenberry was born in El Paso, Texas, on August 19, 1921. After High School, he studied three years of college pre-law and then transferred his academic interest to aeronautical engineering and qualified for a pilot's license.
He volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1941 and was ordered into training as a flying cadet when the war began. Emerging from Kelly Field, Texas, as a Second Lieutenant, Roddenberry was sent to the South Pac ... mehr
Star Trek follows the lives of the Captain and crew of an interstellar spaceship, the U.S.S. Enterprise, on a mission of discovery and exploration in our galaxy. The U. S. S. Enterprise is a sleek "Constitution Class" vessel with the registry number NCC-1701. It embarked with a regular crew compliment of just over 400 people under the command of Captain James Tiberius Kirk.
The crew includes a cultural cross section: the ethnic mix of the Enter ... mehr
The Original Series reflected the massive social upheaval that the United States was undergoing in the 1960s. As well as racial issues, Star Trek tackled the drug culture, imperialism, causes of war, the dangers of technical progress and human emotions, particularly love, hate and jealousy. When problems arise, the Federation's solution lies in a rational approach, not in violence. Aggression must be defeated, both in the enemy and within oneself ... mehr
7. 1. Klingons
The Klingon race, being based on a warrior society, whose concepts are based on dedication to duty and strife for honour. Klingons would prefer to die in battle, a glorious death, for family and empire. This is closely related to the concepts of the Samurai. The well-statured warrior race has a genetic predisposition to hostility, but the culture's warrior ethic runs so deep that rivals in war can meet and drink as equal fighters ... mehr
Although Star Trek is science fiction and not science fact, Roddenberry always insisted on following scientific procedures and principles. In fact some of the scientific techniques and gadgets shown on Star Trek have not merely kept up with but have predicted what is happening in the real world. Perhaps the transporter will never be invented, but scientists are already exploring the possibilities of warp cores. Other devices that seemed fantastic ... mehr
Late in 1972, NBC was anxious to capitalise on the rapidly growing interest in Star Trek. Thus, the animated series, (sometimes known as the forgotten Star Trek) closely linked to the Original Series, debuted on NBC, Saturday. April 8, 1973. Being animated, the series could boldly go where the original series could not: It was able to show more exotic planetscapes, spaceships, and aliens than was possible with the live action series. Roddenberry ... mehr
There have been nine Star Trek films to date, beginning with Star Trek: THE MOTION PICTURE released in 1979. This first Star Trek film reunited all of the original cast after some ten years apa Star Trek: The Animated Series
Late in 1972, NBC was anxious to capitalise on the rapidly growing interest in Star Trek. Thus, the animated series, (sometimes known as the forgotten Star Trek) closely linked to the Original Series, debuted on NBC, Saturda ... mehr
Star Trek is in a bit of a corner. The films may go on for one more, but a Star Trek 11 with a Next Generation cast is seeming more and more unlikely. Deep Space Nine will end this year, and Voyager will end in 2001.
The movie franchise may continue, although movies with the crews of Deep Space Nine or Voyager are unlikely as they have never been that popular, at least not in the sense of The Next Generation popularity; illustrated by the fact ... mehr
The Statue of Liberty National Monument is reached by the Statue of Liberty Ferry that leaves every hour from Battery Park in lower Manhattan.
The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor has greeted generations of newcomers to the shores of the United States. Now a National Monument, this world-famous symbol of freedom was presented to the United States by France and was dedicated on October 28, 1886, commemorating the alliance of the two nation ... mehr
Lennie: mentally retarded, very strong, => migrant workers
George: intelligent, feels responsible for Lennie,
Slim: ranch worker, gets to know George and Lennie
Candy: has lost his right hand, does the meanest jobs on the ranch
Curley: son of ranch owner, very aggressive
Curley's wife: very attractive, hates her husband
Migrant workers - people travelling from ranch to ranch in order to work there
About the author:
J ... mehr
Kino and his wife, Juana live in a brush-house in Central America outside of the city at the Gulf. Everything they own is a canoe. One morning after breakfast, a scorpion stings their child Coyotito. Juana dares to go to a doctor, but the available doctor only visits the rich and refuses to see the child of the poor Indian family.
Desperately, Kino and Juana get into their boat hoping they will find pearls that are worth a lot of money to pay ... mehr
Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947 at the Maine
General Hospital in Portland Maine. His parents were Donald Edwin King and Ruth Pillsbury King. Stephen being the only natural born child in the family and his older brother David having been adopted at birth two years earlier.
The Kings were the typical family until one night when Donald King said he was stepping out for cigarettes and was never heard from again. At this point R ... mehr
Stephen King has played roles in some of the movies based on his stories. His roles have been:
. Band Leader - Stephen King\'s The Shinning (May 1997)
. Dr. Bangor-Pharmacist - THINNER (1996)
. Tom Holby-Head Chairman of the Board - THE LANGOLIERS (1995)
. Teddy Weizak-Boarder guard/Nadine\'s ride - THE STAND (1994)
. Cematary Caretaker - SLEEPWALKERS (1992)
. Bus Driver - GOLDEN YEARS (1991)
. The Priest - PET SEMATARY (1989)
. ... mehr
Stephen Edwin King is one of today's most popular and best selling writers. King combines the elements of psychological thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal, and detective themes into his stories. In addition to these themes, King sticks to using great and vivid detail that is set in a realistic everyday place. Stephen King who is mainly known for his novels, has broadened his horizons to different types of writings such as movie scripts, ... mehr
\'Salem\'s Lot was King\'s second published novel, and it came to be one of the first to award King the title \"Master of Horror.\" Situated firmly between the telekinetic girl of Carrie and the haunted hotel of The Shining, \'Salem\'s Lot\'s vampires stands as one of the scariest novels ever written.
It concerns a small town in Maine named Jerusalem\'s Lot (shortened to \'salem\'s Lot) and the pervasive evil that comes to inhabit it. The town ... mehr
Early publicity for Pet Sematary stated that the novel, which King had written but not allowed to be released, was his scariest novel ever. King and his wife, Tabitha, agreed that this was no mere hyperbole. In a newspaper interview conducted around the time of Pet Sematary\'s release, King said that he showed the manuscript to his wife, and she couldn\'t finish it. \"It was too ... effective.\" Eventually, in 1983, the novel was printed. Was it ... mehr
...is the tale of an eight-year-old girl named Charlene McGee and her father Andy. Charlie is a pyrokinetic, a person who has the ability to start fires just by thinking about doing it. And The Shop, a shady government agency who performed drug experiments on Charlie\'s parents (and are the reason why Charlie\'s powers exist) are now after the father and daughter, bent on using Charlie as a weapon of war.
The novel begins with Andy and Charlie, ... mehr