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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - October 24, 2005

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - He had the backing of one of Hollywood's biggest studios and a budget he called "colossal," but British director Mike Newell was continually fighting over money while filming the latest Harry Potter blockbuster.

It's a "Star Wars" fan's dream -- the first public display of props and costumes from all six films in the series, including a replica cockpit of Han Solo's asteroid-battered Millennium Falcon. But the $5 million exhibit goes beyond entertainment and turns "Star Wars" into a educational tool for science and technology.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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