News in Brief

Ground was broken yesterday at the future Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial at the National Mall in D.C.. George Lucas donated $1 million to the memorial.

Basil Poledouris, film composer who did the music for Starship Troopers, RoboCop, and Conan and a classmate of George Lucas at USC, passed away last week. Watch a video tribute at Youtube.

Fans are big on spin-off novels. Shocking! However – Star Trek and Lost I can understand, but do CSI novels really sell better than Star Wars, as the article insinuates?

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