Dark Angel is an American cyberpunk television series that premiered in
October 2000. Created by James Cameron and Charles H. Eglee, it starred
Jessica Alba (pictured) in her breakthrough role. Set in 2019, the
series chronicles the life of Max Guevara (Alba), a genetically enhanced
super-soldier who escapes from a covert military facility as a child. In
a post-apocalyptic Seattle, she tries to lead a normal life, while
eluding capture by government agents and searching for her siblings
scattered in the aftermath of their escape. The first season received
mainly positive reviews and won several awards, including the People's
Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama. The second (final) season
received some criticism for new plot elements. A series of novels
continued the storyline, and a video game adaptation was released. Dark
Angel has gothic and female empowerment themes, and Max has been
compared to other strong female characters in Cameron's work, including
Sarah Connor and Ellen Ripley.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
USS Indiana, the lead ship of her class and the first
battleship in the United States Navy comparable to foreign battleships
of the time, was launched.
A London Underground train at Moorgate station failed to stop
at a terminal platform, crashing and causing the deaths of 43 people.
Two heavily armed bank robbers exchanged gunfire with officers
of the Los Angeles Police Department in North Hollywood, in one of the
longest and bloodiest shootouts in American police history.
Benedict XVI became the first pope in nearly 600 years to
resign from the papacy.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (dated) Meat or fish that has been scored and broiled. […]
2. A dark, non-transparent, impure form of polycrystalline diamond (also
containing graphite and amorphous carbon) used in drilling.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I want to first of all, thank you. I know that this has been
hard. I know that you face a lot. I know that you are worried about your
family — but this is part of your destiny. And, hopefully, this
portion of your destiny will lead to a better — a better, a better
Michael Cohen, a better Donald Trump, a better United States of America
and a better world. And I mean that from the depths of my heart. When
we’re dancing with the angels, the question will be asked: "In 2019,
what did we do to make sure we kept our democracy intact?" Did we stand
on the sidelines and say nothing? … Come on, now — we can do more
than one thing. And we have got to get back to normal.
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