Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - January 23, 2006


The cast of ABC's "Lost" has even more to cheer about beyond the show's recent Golden Globe win for best drama series.

English actress Kate Beckinsale's new horror film "Underworld: Evolution" easily led the North American box office during its first weekend, while Golden Globes glory propelled "Brokeback Mountain" up the charts, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday.


Video game publisher Majesco invested heavily in a handful of current-generation games, including the Hollywood-licensed "Aeon Flux," only to have those games crash and burn at retail.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.