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Author Archive: ColonelFrog

Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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Elon Musk: the ‘M’ is for Mars (science video).

January 14, 2022 | By | Reply More
Elon Musk: the ‘M’ is for Mars (science video).

The ultimate objective of human space travel, according to planetary scientists and Elon Musk, is to transform mankind into a multi-planetary species, so let’s see whether this is doable.

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Behind the Fermi Paradox (science video).

January 14, 2022 | By | Reply More
Behind the Fermi Paradox (science video).

Isaac Arthur joins John Michael Godier for a conversation on science fiction, including Dune, Star Wars, and Foundation. They also talk about the Fermi paradox and how it ties to Galileo’s work.

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Raised By Wolves: scifi TV series, season 2 (trailer).

January 14, 2022 | By | Reply More
Raised By Wolves: scifi TV series, season 2 (trailer).

Mother (Amanda Collin) and Father (Abubakar Salim), together with their brood of six human children, join a newly founded atheistic colony in Kepler 22 b’s unknown tropical zone in season two of Raised By Wolves. But navigating this odd new society is just the beginning of their difficulties, as Mother’s “natural child” threatens to wipe […]

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UFO/UAP news roundup (16th Jan 2022).

January 14, 2022 | By | Reply More
UFO/UAP news roundup (16th Jan 2022).

Here’s the weekly roundup of all the new content that is fit to print, and some that probably isn’t, concerning the topic of UFOs, UAPs, and a sugary side-dollop of woo. Micah Hanks returns to take a deep dive into the UAP question. Micah is a writer, podcaster, history buff, science nerd, and philosophy aficionado. […]

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Let sleeping aliens lie? (science video)

January 13, 2022 | By | Reply More
Let sleeping aliens lie? (science video)

One theory for the Fermi Paradox is that aliens are undetectable because they sleep somewhere in the galaxy, silently tucked away. However, how and why would such Extraterrestrial Empires go into hibernation? Luckily, the Bad Lad of science, our Isaac Arthur, is on hand to investigate in this 30-minute video.

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Bigbug (new Netflix comedy-scifi film: trailer).

January 13, 2022 | By | Reply More
Bigbug (new Netflix comedy-scifi film: trailer).

Here’s the trailer for an interesting-looking Netflix science fiction film called Bigbug. French w/English subtitles from the Amélie movie bod. When their well-intentioned home robots lock them in for their own protection due to an android revolt in the future, a group of squabbling suburbanites finds themselves stranded together and having to survive a little […]

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Scream: horror movie review, by Mark Kermode (video).

January 11, 2022 | By | Reply More
Scream: horror movie review, by Mark Kermode (video).

Horror flick Scream is reviewed by our man of many movies, Mark Kermode. A new Ghostface assassin arises twenty-five years after the initial Woodsboro murders, enticing Sidney Prescott back to learn the truth.

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Soft reboots: the reason why most scifi & genre films suck in the post-creative era? (video).

January 11, 2022 | By | Reply More
Soft reboots: the reason why most scifi & genre films suck in the post-creative era? (video).

We’ve all heard of remakes, resets, and reimaginings, but the “soft reboot” has to be the most devious revenue grab of them. Join the Critical Drinker as he pops open a bottle of the hard stuff and investigates how this concept came to be and why it is so detrimental to genre filmmaking.

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Kimi (HBO science fiction film: trailer)

January 11, 2022 | By | Reply More
Kimi (HBO science fiction film: trailer)

Steven Soderbergh directs Kimi, a dark near-future sci-fi thriller written and produced by David Koepp. Rita Wilson and Zoe Kravitz feature in the film. On February 10th, 2022, Kimi will stream on HBO Max. When an agoraphobic mind-interface dream-interpreter uncovers video proof of a violent crime in a surveillance-heavy future, she faces fierce opposition from her corporate masters […]

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Joe Madureira’s X-Men: a comic-book retrospective (video).

January 11, 2022 | By | Reply More
Joe Madureira’s X-Men: a comic-book retrospective (video).

Bryan Lee O’Malley sits down with Ed and Jim to investigate Joe Madureira’s tenure on the X-Men comic-book series. In 1994, Madureira took over as the regular penciler on Uncanny X-Men. During the “Age of Apocalypse” storyline, all X-Men titles were renamed, and Madureira illustrated the four-issue miniseries Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 1 to replace Uncanny […]

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