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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - November 16, 2005

In life, James Doohan was the "Star Trek" engineer who worked miracles on the Enterprise, but a rocket meant to blast his remains into space has engine trouble.

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"Desperate Housewives" may be ABC's most popular show on the small screen, but "Lost" is the winner on the REALLY small screen.

Video game publisher Activision Inc. said on Wednesday it set a long-term deal granting it exclusive video game rights to upcoming feature films from DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Reaching beyond the grave, and "The Twilight Zone," to hype one of its hits for this month's ratings "sweep," NBC has enlisted the late Rod Serling to introduce a 3-D episode of its supernatural drama "Medium." The November 21 broadcast of "Medium," starring Patricia Arquette as a psychic crime-solver, will feature several spooky three-dimensional effects, and the network is distributing millions of 3-D glasses, most of them through TV Guide magazine, ahead of the episode.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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