Arnold Judas Rimmer BSC, SSC (Bronze Swimming Certificate, Silver Swimming Certificate), who sometimes goes by Arnold Jonathan Rimmer, is a character in the television series Red Dwarf, played by Chris Barrie. He is instantly recognisable by both the permanent sneer on his lips and the "H" (hologram) symbol on his forehead. ...more on Wikipedia about "Arnold Rimmer"
Barbie, the world's most famous and best-selling doll, debuted at the American International Toy Fair on March 9, 1959. The doll is produced by Mattel, inc. ...more on Wikipedia about "Barbie"
Comet Man is a fictional character in Marvel Comics' universe. Comet Man first appeared in Comet Man #1 ( 1987).
When Beckley's spacecraft entered the tail of a unknown comet concealing Max's starship. the intense heat of the comet vaporized Beckley's craft as well as Beckley himself. However, Max employed Fortisquian technology to gather up Beckley's molecules to reconstruct his body. Max's technological devices do so in such a way as to bestow upon Beckley various superhuman powers.
With his new powers, Beckley returned to Earth, where he was believed to have died in space. Beckley encountered David Hilbert, a man whom he believed to be his friend and who was chief of Bridge operations. Hilbert allowed Ann to continue to believe her husband was dead and he quarantined Beckley, subjecting him to tests of his new superhuman abilities.
Stephen Beckley later escaped captivity, unaware that his wife and son had also been made prisoners. Ann made an escape attempt, taking Benny with her, but was accidentally killed when she made contact with an electrical fence. Benny was subjected by order of the Superior to a brutal series of tests and experiments in altering his own molecular structure by a scientist Dr. Fishler in an attempt to duplicate Stephen Beckley's powers within his son.
Searching for his missing wife and child, Beckley encountered and nearly defeated the Hulk. Reed Richards, leader of the Fantastic Four, saw Beckley battling the Hulk on television and went to see him in person. The news media dubbed the newly superhumanly powerful Beckley "Comet Man." Richards aided Beckley in controlling his power of self-teleportation by giving him a "psi-amplifier" device. Concentrating on his wife, Beckley teleported himself into her presence only to discover her within a buried coffin. Returning to Richards, Beckley then learned about his older brother John, who was now the Superior, from SHIELD.
Beckley teleported himself into the presence of his son, only to find him seemingly dying in Bridge captivity. Unknowingly, the anguished Stephen Beckley transmitted part of his own life force into Benny, thereby apparently activating superhuman powers given Benny by the Bridge's experiments. Awakening, Benny, enraged and perhaps driven by insanity by the shock of his father's seeming death, his witnessing his mother's death, and the torments he had undergone at Fishler's hands, used his new powers to attack his father and to kill Fishler. Benny blamed his father for abandoning him and his mother to the suffering they had undergone. Benny then fell into a catatonic state. Stephen confronted the now repentant Hilbert, who vowed to take care of Benny.
Meanwhile, men serving the Bridge had reached Max's starship and had gone aboard. They invited Max to return with them to Earth. Comet Man teleported himself aboard Max's starship just as the Bridge's men were about to kill the alien, who had refused to go to Earth with them. The Bridge assassins then attacked Comet Man. Faced with violence for the first time in his life, Max, who was from a pacifistic culture, turned insanely violent, in the grip of emotions stirred in him through observing violence on Earth. The Bridge assassins fled Max's starship. Max told Comet Man that he intended to wipe out the human race on Earth before its violent ways contaminated the rest of the sentient races of the galaxy. Beckley calmed Max down and agreed to accompany him on a visit to the Fortisquian colony.
Back on Earth the Superior triggered a nuclear device to destroy Max's starship and his brother with it. Max sensed the danger, and he and Comet Man teleported away to safety. Max took Comet Man to the Colony Fortisque, where Beckley gained more control over his powers through training. Beckley and Max returned to Earth, where Beckley found his sister, Rosemary, and his son, Benny, living with his brother, John. Comet Man used his powers to free Benny from his catatonic state. Ultimately, Comet Man learned John was the Superior, who then paid for his crimes.
Dr. Stephen Beckley was the son of Jack Beckley of the United States Air Force. Stephen's parents were enraged when Jack went out to the South Pacific as a naval aviator; Jack was unaware that his fiancee was pregnant. Her family sent her to Florida to have the baby, who was then put up for adoption. Returning as a highly decorated hero; Jack married his fiancee and they had two children, Stephen and Rosemary.
However, Jack remained unaware of the existence of his older son, John. John eventually became a powerful figure in naval intelligence and developed his own top secret intelligence agency known as The Bridge. As the leader of the organisation, John was known as the Superior. Tracing his own background, John discovered the identity of his father. John went to see Colonel Jack Beckley and told him he was his son. Jack, however, not knowing the truth, said he had only one son. The vengeful John determined to destroy the Beckley name and arranged an airplane crash in which Colonel Beckley died.
Stephen Beckley had become an astronomer and astrophysicist. He and his wife, Ann, a former astronaut, had a young son, Benny. Stephen and Ann Beckley were also the creators and heads of the Edmond Project, a joint effort by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to investigate astronomical events.
As the culmination of the project, Stephen Beckley piloted a spacecraft that encountered an apparent comet passing through the solar system. Beckley lost directional control of his spacecraft; which was drawn into the tail of the comet. Within the comet, however, was another spacecraft piloted by an alien who called himself Max, a being from the so-called Colony Fortisque. Max claims that his race has "seeded" planets in the Milky Way Galaxy and that it is thus responsible for the origin of human life on Earth. (Claims have also been made that the Celestials created human life on Earth through genetic experimentation.
Comet Man can teleport himself over vast distances, from Earth to any location in outer space. The limits on Comet Man's teleportational range are as yet unknown. Comet Man's teleportational ability is triggered subconsciously when he is in danger. He can utilize his teleportational power consciously through the use of a "psiamplifier" device given him by Reed Richards. Comet Man can teleport himself into the presence of another person by concentrating on that person, even if Comet Man does not know where that person is. Apparently Comet Man subconsciously psionically scans the area to which he teleports himself to make sure he does not materialize within a solid object. ...more on Wikipedia about "Comet Man"
David Lister is a fictional character from the British television series Red Dwarf who is portrayed by actor/comedian Craig Charles. Lister is the last human man in the known universe. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dave Lister"
David Bowman is a character in the Space Odyssey series. He first appears in a story jointly written by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, called 2001: A Space Odyssey (which is both a book and a movie). The character later appears in the sequel to the book, 2010: Odyssey Two and the sequel to the movie, 2010 The Year We Make Contact. The character also returns in two more books by Arthur C. Clarke, 2061: Odyssey Three, and 3001: The Final Odyssey. ...more on Wikipedia about "David Bowman"
Dr. Sivasubramanian Chandrasegarampillai (Dr. R. Chandra) is the fictional creator of HAL 9000 in the Space Odyssey series written by Arthur C. Clarke. He is mentioned in the book version of A Space Odyssey as Hal's instructor (in the movie, it was a "Mr. Langley"), and was a main character in 2010: Odyssey Two as a member of the American expedition to Jupiter onboard the Soviet spacecraft Alexei Leonov. In the movie version of 2010, he was played by Bob Balaban. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dr. Chandra"
Frank Poole is a fictional character from Arthur C. Clarke's Space Odyssey series. He and David Bowman were the principal crewmembers aboard the space vessel Discovery One. ...more on Wikipedia about "Frank Poole"
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Dr. Heywood R. Floyd is a fictional character in the Space Odyssey series by Arthur C. Clarke. He features in 2001: A Space Odyssey and is the main protagonist in 2010: Odyssey Two and 2061: Odyssey Three. In the first movie he is portrayed by William Sylvester, in the second by Roy Scheider. ...more on Wikipedia about "Heywood Floyd"
Jonathan Robert "Jack" Crichton, Sr. is a fictional character on the science fiction television series Farscape played by Kent McCord. He is a retired astronaut and the father of John Crichton. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jack Crichton"
John Robert Crichton, Jr. (played by Ben Browder) is an IASA astronaut. He is in his 30s and he became an astronaut because of his father, Jack. John, however, is a more theoretical scientist and he developed a spacecraft called Farscape One to test his theory that, by using the gravitational pull of the Earth to slingshot his craft (a maneuver called a gravitational slingshot), he could achieve flight speeds faster than any previous craft with no fuel expenditure. He holds the rank of commander but it appears not to be a military rank. ...more on Wikipedia about "John Crichton"
Kristine Z. Kochanski is the navigation officer of the title ship of the television show Red Dwarf. She was the object of lust and ex-girlfriend of Dave Lister before she was killed by a radiation leak. In the first episode (before the accident) she was played by Clare Grogan, who reprised the role in the episode "Balance of Power", both in flashback and as a hologram. She also featured in the Series 2 time travel episode "Stasis Leak", and made a brief appearance as a hallucination in the Series 6 episode "Psirens". ...more on Wikipedia about "Kristine Kochanski"
Major Matt Mason was an early action figure from the 1960s created by Mattel, an astronaut who lived and worked on the moon. When introduced in 1968, the figures were initially based on design information found in Air Force Magazine, Jane's, and other aviation- and space-interest periodicals. Later, the toy line would transition into the realm of science fiction. ...more on Wikipedia about "Major Matt Mason"
Major Tom is a fictional astronaut created by David Bowie. He appears in the songs " Space Oddity" and "Ashes to Ashes" by Bowie and the song "Major Tom" by Peter Schilling. Due to some similarities in Elton John's "Rocket Man", some presume this song might also be an allusion to Major Tom. Bowie's lyrics in Ashes to Ashes reinterpreted Major Tom as an oblique autobiographical symbol for himself, who was addicted to cocaine throughout the 1970s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Major Tom"
Yamato Ishida (石田 ヤマト Ishida Yamato) is a character in the anime and manga Digimon. In the English version, he has the nickname "Matt". ...more on Wikipedia about "Matt Ishida"
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