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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - July 08, 2005

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With such sci-fi and comic movies as "War of the Worlds" and "Batman Begins" already dominating ticket sales, the superheroes of "Fantastic Four" face a tough task at the weekend box office.

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The Screen Actors Guild and industry negotiators said Thursday they tentatively agreed to a new, three-year contract covering television animation.

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"Fantastic Four" got there first, developing the concept of superheroes as a dysfunctional family four decades ago. But "The Incredibles" did it far, far better on the big screen.

Word of the Day
gawf
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.