MISSION 2: The Away Team is ordered to check out an S1 planet, but when a deep secret is revealed and the doctor is called, the three make a … stimulating discovery.
A BLACK MUSHROOM Production Created by Rafael Casal Written by R. Casal & Nico Cary
In honor of Star Trek Beyond
opening in two days (spoil me & I will END you), it’s time to revisit The Away Team.
For those who missed my terrifyingly concise overview of
Rafael Casal yesterday, The Away Teamwas a 4 episode Trek-esque
mockumentary that he made in collaboration with Nico Cary, his partner in Black Mushroom. If you love Galaxy Quest, you’ll love these as well.
(If you don’t love Galaxy Quest, we
cannot be friends; I’m very sorry, that’s just an Unwritten Rule of the
Above you’ll find Episode 2, my absolute favorite, which
features an appearance by Daveed. I’ve been trying to get people to watch this
for months now; I’ve clearly been failing, given the view count.
William “Dave” Sanders (Born October 22, 1951) was a computer and business teacher at Columbine for 25 years, and coach of the girls’ basketball and softball teams. Dave Sanders joined the Columbine faculty in the fall of 1974, a year after the school opened and soon after he graduated from Chadron State College.
His students said he was a teacher, a friend, a mentor and an inspiration. When the gunmen started firing outside the school he ran to the cafeteria and sounded the alarm. He, along with two of the school’s janitors, helped get more than 100 students out of the path of danger by herding them away from the shooters. He saved untold numbers of lives that day.
By the time the gunmen arrived, the cafeteria was nearly empty thanks to him. He was in the upstairs hall trying to get students safely hidden in classrooms when he was shot from behind by Eric Harris. He was hit in the torso, head and neck. He managed to get himself into a science lab, where he bled to death waiting for help that 911 dispatchers told students who were helping him was coming, but never arrived.
Trying to get help up to Coach Sanders, student Deidra Kucera posted a sign in the window: “1 BLEEDING TO DEATH”. The sign was ignored. Despite their attempts to save him, Dave Sanders died nearly three hours later from blood loss. His last words were reported to be: “Tell my family I love them.”
Dave Sanders brought out the best in people.
“He knew how to motivate you and make you want to play for him,” said Susanne Miller, 19, a former Columbine High School athlete who now plays college softball at Georgia Tech. “He always knew just the right things to say.”
“Here’s a man who has given to students for 20 years and his life was taken by two kids who didn’t know the meaning of giving,” said Kerri Held, 20, a former softball and basketball player at Columbine.
“Sanders believed in me when I didn’t believe in me. For any player, he would do anything. He was intimidating enough to make you want to improve but he didn’t have the heart to yell at anyone.”
Like every coach, Sanders had his own way of conducting practices and preparing his teams for games, former players said. His greatest talent wasn’t in teaching business courses or diagramming X’s and O’s. It was relating to young people.
“He was concerned not just with players and students, but individually he cared to know how things were going with your personal life and future,” Held said.
Miller first heard the news of Sanders being shot while she was in her Atlanta dorm room. She returned home to Littleton as soon as she could.
Dave’s daughter Angela said at his funeral: “What you did in that school on Tuesday was an amazing act of heroism. Even after you were hurt, you continued to be the brave, selfless man we all know you are.”
Dave was buried in Littleton’s Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
He left behind his wife, four children and five grandchildren. Since his death, Coach Dave Sanders has had a softball field at Columbine and a scholarship named after him to honor his memory and posthumously received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage.
TEAM CLUSTERFUCK: kanaya rose and eridan from KIRIGAKURE. this team is so dysfunctional but somehow got approved to take the chuunin exam in konoha (their jounin feferi signed them up hoping the exam would be a good way to for them to Bond Better)
TEAM SCOURGE(and john): ONE OF THE STRONGER, MORE COORDINATED TEAMS in the upcoming chuunin exam from SUNAGAKURE - at least when vriska and terezi arent trying to one up each other. (sidenote: IN THE OLD NINJASTUCK, IT WAS TAVROS INSTEAD OF TZ but i think.. jounin tavros for this team would be more hilarious.. )