Aquaman is a television pilot developed by Smallville creators Al Gough
and Miles Millar for The WB Television Network, based on the DC Comics
character of the same name. Featuring Justin Hartley, Lou Diamond
Phillips, Denise Quiñones, Rick Peters, Amber McDonald and Ving Rhames,
the pilot was written by Gough and Millar and directed by Greg Beeman.
It was inspired by "Aqua", the highest-rated episode of the fifth season
of Smallville. Hartley plays Arthur "A.C." Curry, a young man living in
a beachside community in the Florida Keys who learns about his
superpowers and destiny as the Prince of Atlantis. Much of the filming
took place underwater, and Hartley did the scenes without a tank. The
pilot was expected to debut in the fall schedule of 2006, but following
the merger of The WB and UPN, the resulting CW Network opted not to buy
the series. The pilot received generally favorable reviews. It was made
available online in the United States through iTunes, where it became
the most frequently downloaded television show for over a week. It was
later released through other online markets, and aired on Canadian
television network YTV.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Empress Matilda became the first female ruler of England,
adopting the title 'Lady of the English'.
Johann Sebastian Bach debuted the St John Passion, a musical
representation of the Passion, at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig.
An Arctic expedition led by Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen
reached 86°13.6'N, almost three degrees beyond the previous Farthest
Spain relinquished its protectorate in Morocco.
The Rwandan genocide began, a few hours after the assassination
of President Juvénal Habyarimana; an estimated 500,000–1,000,000
Rwandans were killed in the following 100 days.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(oceanography) The process by which two masses of water with different
temperatures and salinities mix to form a new water mass with a density
higher than the density of either parent water mass; also, the sinking
of the new water mass as the effect of its increased density.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
War is to be ranked among the most dreadful calamities which fall
on a guilty world; and, what deserves consideration, it tends to
multiply and perpetuate itself without end. It feeds and grows on the
blood which it sheds. The passions, from which it springs, gain strength
and fury from indulgence.
--William Ellery Channing
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