Well, not quite — but the cast for Tom Hanks' animated post-apocalyptic Web series included not only Hanks himself (as square-jawed spy Cleveland Carr), but also Holland Taylor. Her character Ruth Orwell, a shadowy matriarchal power, was named after a producer's great-aunt. Taylor though associated the name with Ruth Dunbar, her role in the 1980 show starring Hanks and Peter Scolari. The comedy — about pals so desperate for affordable New York housing that they went undercover in a women-only boarding house — lasted just two seasons, long enough to be Hanks's breakout vehicle.
Other fun bits of trivia emerged during a Yahoo! The 20-episode venture focuses on the survival of a third generation after a cataclysmic event. We followed up with producer Stevenson (the one whose aunt is named Ruth) to give him a chance to flesh out some answers in the Twitter Q&A: What inspired the series? Where is Electric City? Electric City - Yahoo! Screen. Codes have done everything from transmitting crucial information during World War II to keeping little brother from snooping in your diary.
Here are some that have remained uncrackable. The Zodiac Killer's codes It's been 40 years since the serial killer terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area. The murderer sent letters to the newspapers and police, and four contained coded messages. Only one was cracked. But amateur cryptanalysts still try to break the codes: Last year Corey Starliper, a Zodiac-killer obsessive, said he figured out the toughest one, even though police and experts dismissed his claim. Shugborough inscription A simple sequence of letters is all it is: O U O S V A V V is carved between the letters D and M on the 18th-century Shepherd's Monument located at Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire, England. Theories abound. Kryptos In 1990, a sculpture was created for the CIA that incorporated four encoded messages as a challenge to the employees at the agency.
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But even the smallest ones can consume an enormous amount of power. See some of the worst offenders. Game Consoles It's all fun and games -- until you get your energy bill. Plasma TV Plasma TVs consume about two times more power than LCD versions. Electric City - Yahoo! Screen. Tom Hanks on "Electric City" The Oscar-winning star boasts an impressive career.
His next big step: the Web. (More on that later.) Here are some fun facts about the actor. 1. Electric City - Yahoo! Screen. Peter Weyland Delivers Stunning TED Talk…in 2023? ProjectPrometheus.com - Brought to you by the Weyland Corporation. Weyland Industries. ARGNet: Alternate Reality Gaming Network.