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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - November 17, 2005

The mysteries of ABC's "Lost" are about to get bigger -- and smaller. The Emmy-winning hit is spawning a second series for mobile phones in a deal soon to close with a major U.S. carrier, sources said. About 20 episodes -- each several minutes long -- are being shot next month in Hawaii to hit phones sometime early next year.

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While most Americans will be dining on turkey and other treats during the holidays, Hollywood executives will be biting their nails and hoping for a big year-end movie season.

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More than 700 computer game enthusiasts are gathering in Singapore to take part in the world's biggest competition for computer and video games.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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