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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - January 13, 2006

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Sci Fi Channel is getting into business with Steven Spielberg again by giving the green light to production of a 12-hour miniseries titled "Nine Lives," executives said Thursday.

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The burnt-out hit man Pierce Brosnan plays in "The Matador" cowers in a stairwell after another botched job, reduced to tears, blubbering: "I'm a wreck. I'm a parody." The 52-year-old actor appreciates how those words might have haunted his real-life career if he hadn't been cashiered from Bond.

"Lost," Disney's TV drama about a plane crash on a remote island, is proving to be an unusually universal hit as its confounding plot sucks in global viewers from Laos to Latvia.

Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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