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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - May 29, 2006

The "X-Men" mutants overpowered the human competition at the U.S. Memorial Day holiday box office in North America, while "The Da Vinci Code" remained the top choice overseas, according to studio estimates issued on Monday.

Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic "Blade Runner," one of the first movies to appear on DVD in 1997, is being restored and remastered for a brief reissue in September.

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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