Latest Poseidon Stories
By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The $160 million disaster film "Poseidon" capsized on its maiden voyage in North America, allowing Tom Cruise's struggling sequel "Mission: Impossible III" to retain the weekend box office crown.
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Mission: Impossible III," which opened to lackluster sales a week ago, should accomplish a second weekend atop the North American box office, despite Friday's arrival of "Poseidon," which has been tracking poorly, industry observers said.
By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hit an iceberg and sink. Get battered by a perfect storm and sink. Get sideswiped by a white whale and sink. Sometimes there's nothing like a big ship going down to grab an audience's attention. Or so a nervous Hollywood hopes.
By Martin A. Grove LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - German director Wolfgang Petersen likes to get his feet wet.
As he did with "The Perfect Storm," Petersen shot most of "Poseidon" on a soundstage on the Warner Bros. lot, where an enormous tank had been built.
By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The "Star Wars" Force may not be with Hollywood this summer but Tom Cruise is, and that may be a good thing.
The joint NASA/Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Topex/Poseidon oceanography satellite ceased operations after nearly 62,000 orbits of Earth. The spacecraft lost its ability to maneuver, bringing to a close a successful 13-year mission.
For the first time, orbiting satellites have observed and measured a major tsunami event in open ocean, the Indian Ocean tsunami that resulted from the magnitude 9 earthquake southwest of Sumatra on December 26.
The merman is a mythological creature said to inhabit the oceans of the world. There are many different adaptations of this creature, depending on which culture the myth comes from. The behavior of the merman varies with each culture. Some have been known to summon storms that sink ships and some are wise teachers. The merman is also said to attract female humans with their singing and melodies. The description of the merman also varies, but most include the upper body being of a man...
Perseus Constellation -- Location: Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 03h; Declination: +45; Source: Greek Mythology Perseus was the son of the Greek god Zeus and the mortal princess Danae. Perseus' grandfather, Acrisius, the king of Argos, was warned by an oracle that he would be killed by his grandson. Acrisius locked his daughter Danae in a dungeon to prevent her bearing a child. Zeus found a way into her dungeon disguised as a shower of gold. When the child Perseus...
Pegasus (the winged horse) Constellation -- Location: Visible in both Hemispheres Coordinates: Right Ascension: 22h; Declination: +20; Source: Greek mythology Pegasus, the winged horse, was the son of Poseidon and Medusa. Medusa had been one of three beautiful sisters. Athena was angered that Medusa met with Poseidon in one of her temples. She changed Medusa into a terrible monster. Zeus kept Pegasus out of the world to placate Athena. Pegasus (and the warrior Chrysaor) sprang from...
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