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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - April 26, 2006

Sci Fi Channel is developing "Chariots of the Gods," a six-hour miniseries based on the best-selling book in which author Erich von Daniken theorized that Earth was visited by extraterrestrials in ancient times.

French director Christophe Gans is a die-hard video-game fan who plays interactive adventures from beginning to end.

More than 20 broadcasters around the world are uniting to run an interactive game based on the hit TV series "Lost," planting clues on different media formats to help solve a cryptic worldwide mystery.

The third vampire musical to try its luck on Broadway in four years drew all the familiar puns in scathing reviews Thursday that said "Lestat" was "bloody awful," "sucked of life" and the "kiss of death."

Chris "Ludacris" Bridges said video games are ideal for connecting aspiring musicians with their core fan base -- and he should know -- six years ago he was the first rapper to have his music featured on a game soundtrack.

By Thomas K. Arnold LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The gruesome horror film "Hostel" slashed through the competition to take the top spot on the national DVD sales chart for the week ending April 23.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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