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Hot off seven seasons of FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE, thefunny and talented Allana Harkin visits with Brent on this episodeof TheButtpod, to discuss early live comedy gigs, an all-femalesketch comedy troupe in the 1990s (outrageous!!!), no love inVancouver, her push into the hairy world of directing, and herhistory as a fist-fighting arsonist. Fun and funny chat!

Award winning comedian Brent Butt (Corner Gas, Hiccups, No Clue) hosts this comedy podcast, with an emphasis on the creative process and the hope that each guest will teach him something he doesn't already know - thereby making him, week by week, incrementally "more smarter".

"Shuttlepod One" is the sixteenth episode (production #116) of the television series Star Trek: Enterprise. In this science fiction television show, a faster-than-light spacecraft sets out from Earth to Explore the Galaxy. It is set in the 2100s of the Star Trek franchise science fiction universe, following the events a century after Star Trek: First Contact.

During a shuttlepod mission, Commander Tucker and Lieutenant Reed become convinced Enterprise has been destroyed and that their prospects of survival are slim. Much of the episode takes place in a Star Trek shuttlecraft, Shuttlepod One.

On Pod 1, Commander Tucker and Lieutenant Reed are attempting to locate Enterprise in an asteroid field that Captain Archer had intended to map. Just then, Reed spots an impact crater and debris; with only one piece large enough to be identifiable as part of Enterprise, they conclude that the ship has been destroyed. They are now alone, with only ten days' worth of air. Tucker orders Reed to head to Echo Three, a subspace amplifier, using the stars for reference as navigation is down. He intends to send a message to Starfleet, knowing they will not be alive when it reaches there, so that command will at least know what happened. Reed records messages to his family and friends, but Tucker becomes exasperated by Reed's pessimism.

Dominic Keating said this episode was an unexpected opportunity to stretch his acting muscles, and he really enjoyed the rhythm he was able to establish with Connor Trinneer.[2] The set was surrounded by an igloo constructed from six air-conditioning units and blocks of dry ice, so when the actors looked like they were freezing they really were, and it was so cold that were only able to film for about thirty seconds at a time. Keating also mentioned they were continually banging their heads on the low ceiling of the pod.[3] Despite the physical difficulties, Keating was positive about the experience and he did not want that week to end.[2][4] In a 2015 interview Keating, said he thought it was one of the "finest hours" of the show.[5]

Trineer said it was as freezing cold as it looked, despite it being hot as hell outside.[6]Trinneer said director David Livingston was very thorough, and focused on "capturing a moment" even if that means shooting a scene repeatedly to get it.[7] The prop bottle of bourbon that Reed and Tucker drink is labelled "Dorton's Best" after the show's art director Louise Dorton.[8][9]

The episode first aired February 13, 2002 on UPN. It had Nielsen ratings of 3.4/5 and was watched by 5.3 million viewers.[10] Low ratings were attributed to NBC's Winter Olympic coverage dominating the evening.[11] Among science fiction or fantasy genre shows that week Enterprise was beaten by Smallville.[12]

Aint It Cool News gave the episode 3.5 out of 5, and said this was "one of the good ones" and praised the "attention to texture and detail".[13] Robert Bianco of USA Today called it "one of the season's worst episodes" and said the actors "performances collapse under an overwrought script, and neither man should be asked to do a drunk scene again."[14] Keith DeCandido of gave it 8 out of 10, in his 2022 rewatch, and called it "a wonderful two-person play."[8]

In 2013, The Guardian recommended this episode as one of six Star Trek episodes out of the entire Star Trek franchise up to that point. They noted how the episode uses the threat of air running out in a spacecraft to create a backdrop of tension as the characters try to find a solution and discuss the danger.[1]

In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter interviewed various cast and production crew of the Star Trek franchise to determine the "100 Greatest Episodes" from across the six series, ranking "Shuttlepod One" as the 98th best episode of all time.[3]

In 2011, noted "Shuttlepod One" was one of the Enterprise episodes that held up as a "good Star Trek episode", despite the overall lukewarm reception of the series during its first run.[16] They note this episode as one that takes on some of the hard science challenges of surviving in space.[16]

This episode was released as part of Enterprise season one, which was released in high definition on Blu-ray disc on March 26, 2013;[17] the release has 1080p video and a DTS-HD Master Audio sound track.[18]

Tasha and Lara-Lee talk about how it feels to be at the receiving end of negative comments, which largely contained demands for issues of race to be left out of running and off TV and many of which completely refused to acknowledge the existence of racism in the UK. They also discuss the importance of allies, the entrance of brands in the racial debate and their hopes for the future. In the wake of the Black Live Matters demonstrations which erupted across the world following the killing of George Floyd, and in the shadow of the earlier deaths of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, negative reactions to discussion around race simply serve to demonstrate why we must continue to break the silence on issues concerning race and racial injustice - as unless we shine a light on these issues they will continue to hide in plain sight within our society.

In this instalment, host Alex Quigley is joined by co-host, Kirstin Mulholland, EEF associate for content and engagement, with particular interest in maths.Expert guests take part in discussions including:

In this episode we're joined by Dr Mike Esbester, a senior lecturer in history at the University of Portsmouth. Dr Esbester's work on the Railway Work, Life & Death project aims to make it easier to find out more about past employee incidents on the railways. It is a joint initiative between the University of Portsmouth, the National Railway Museum and the Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick. We've been pleased to be able to help the project.

Paul Wilkinson, knowledge project lead in ORR's Railway Safety Directorate also joins the discussion. We explore some historic incidents, how safety has developed as a result, and how our archives continue to provide valuable insights to our colleagues in His Majesty's Railway Inspectorate. Paul notes that while Britain has one of the safest railways in Europe, "there's no complacency, we still look at these reports, we're still learning."

Introduction, Kenny Walker: Hello, this is the Rail and Road Pod, and I'm your host, Kenny Walker. This episode, our 16th, follows on from a recent blog published on ORR's website and one of the most read this year, on the Railway Work, Life & Death project.

Dr Mike Esbester: There's one particularly large case as far as staff go, that happened on the 9th of November 1932 at Watford Junction, and a gang of track workers were hit by a train, unfortunately. Five of them were killed.

Paul Wilkinson, knowledge project lead, ORR railway safety directorate : Accident rates to railway worker fatalities has come down to make it one of the safest railways in Europe at the moment. There's no complacency we still look at these reports, we're still learning.

Mike: Unfortunately, a bridge had been opened to allow a ship into dock, but the driver failed to spot the fact that the bridge was open and drove the loco towards where the bridge should have been. Of course, it wasn't, and it ended up in the dock.

Kenny: I'm joined today by Dr. Mike Esbester, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Portsmouth, and Paul Wilkinson Knowledge Project lead in the Railway Safety Directorate at the Office of Rail and Road. The Railway Work, Life & Death project takes a look back at casualties to British and Irish railway staff before 1939. Can you start off, Mike, by explaining a bit about the project and why it came about?

Mike: Yes, sure. Thanks, Kenny. I was aware from some of my earlier work on the safety of railway employees in the past that there was a vast body of records of accidents to railway workers that was available in hard copy at various archives and repositories. The ORR have copies, but also places like the National Railway Museum in York, the National Archives in London. The problem was that no one really knew about them and all the important and really interesting information within them. It's far too much for me as an individual to do anything about, and working with colleagues at the National Railway Museum and at the Modern Record Centre and at the National Archives, we've been working to make the information that's contained within these reports more freely available online and hopefully get people using them from all walks of life, whatever their research interests in the current rail industry and beyond.

Paul: Basically there's three types of records that we retain. There's accident reports contained in the annual reports on railway safety. Then there's the large public inquiry reports done into major train accidents such as Clapham Junction, Ladbroke Grove et cetera. Then the third type of report that we used to produce, which of the work on Mike's project was white reports. There were so-called white reports because of the white cover. These were done by railway employment inspectors, and they were usually into staff fatalities or serious injuries to members of staff. The initiative was that these were widely distributed throughout the railway industry so that lessons could be learned. 041b061a72


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