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

By Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Futurama" has a future. Comedy Central has resurrected the former Fox animated series from "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening and David X. Cohen.

One saves the world and the other robs it, but what Superman and pirate Captain Jack Sparrow share this summer is Hollywood's hope they will rescue it from the brink of a two-year losing streak at U.S. box offices.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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