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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - June 04, 2005

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Police have arrested two men suspected of trying to sell stolen copies of the upcoming Harry Potter novel. Police in Kettering, 80 miles north of London, arrested a 37-year-old and 19-year-old Friday on suspicion of theft and firearms offenses.

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The planned world premiere in Tokyo of Steven Spielberg's new film "War of the Worlds" has been canceled because of concerns about providing security for Tom Cruise and other stars and preventing bootleg recording of the film, its distributor said Saturday.

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"Fathom," a new NBC series starring Lake Bell, will be filmed in Wilmington.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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