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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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What if we raided Area 51 and nobody died?

September 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
What if we raided Area 51 and nobody died?

The infamous raid on Area 51 has been and gone. Nobody died, and it looked a lot like an excuse to have multiple festivals in the desert to give Burning Man a run for its money. Talking about running, the famous ‘Naruto Run’ did indeed feature. Perhaps too fast for the ‘Men In Black’ to […]

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Google declares it has won quantum supremacy (science news).

September 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Google declares it has won quantum supremacy (science news).

Google boasts that its latest quantum super-computer can solve tasks which are otherwise unsolvable, performing complex calculations in just 3 minutes that would normally take 10,000 years to process. You want Skynet? Because this how you get Skynet! https://www.cnet.com/news/google-reportedly-attains-quantum-supremacy/ The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld SFcrowsnest.

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Smallville’s Tom Welling to appear as Clark Kent in Arrowverse special.

September 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Smallville’s Tom Welling to appear as Clark Kent in Arrowverse special.

Smallville’s young Superman actor, Tom Welling, is going to guest star in The CW’s Arrowverse “Crisis on Infinite Earths” TV event. It’ll be interesting to see how his take on reporter Clark Kent has matured with time. https://ew.com/tv/2019/09/19/tom-welling-smallville-crisis-on-infinite-earths-arrowverse/ The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld SFcrowsnest.

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Daybreak (Netflix TV series: trailer).

September 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Daybreak (Netflix TV series: trailer).

Daybreak is a new Netflix SF series following the story of various high school students in post-apocalyptic Glendale, California. Think Mad Max combined with Beverly Hills 90210. The world is over. So grab your swords and flamethrowers and let’s get this show on the road. Come on, you say apocalypse like it’s a bad thing? […]

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Terraforming Mars (video doc).

September 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Terraforming Mars (video doc).

We already have the technology to bring humans safely to Mars and set up small settlements – or at least could do within a generation. But those settlements will need to be cocooned – shielded against the deadly cold, intense radiation, and the fatal lack of atmospheric pressure. Surely if we want to thrive on […]

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In the Shadow of the Moon (Netflix time travel movie: trailer).

September 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
In the Shadow of the Moon (Netflix time travel movie: trailer).

In the Shadow of the Moon, it’s 1988, Philadelphia police officer Thomas Lockhart (played by Boyd Holbrook) wants to become a detective, and begins tracking a serial killer who mysteriously resurfaces every nine years. But when the killer’s crimes begin to defy all scientific explanation, Lock’s obsession with finding the truth threatens to destroy his […]

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Carbon nano-tubes: super-charging solar panels near you, soon (science news).

September 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Carbon nano-tubes: super-charging solar panels near you, soon (science news).

One of the greatest challenges facing solar technology is wasted heat, but carbon nanotubes might be the high efficiency boost that solar cells need to succeed. This video examines the future of the tech in energy science.

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Joker (double movie poster reveal).

September 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Joker (double movie poster reveal).

Director Todd Phillips superhero movie, Joker, centres around Batman’s iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at […]

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Raising Dion (Netflix superhero conspiracy series: trailer).

September 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Raising Dion (Netflix superhero conspiracy series: trailer).

Raising Dion is a new Netflix science fiction TV series, based on Dennis Liu’s graphic novel of the same name, due to hit the streams on October 4th 2019. The somewhat disjointed official blurb reads, A young boy struggling to control his newfound super-powers. A single mom fighting the odds to keep her son safe. […]

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Russian bio-weapons plague-lab burns down (science news).

September 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Russian bio-weapons plague-lab burns down (science news).

Here’s a rather less than scintillating science news story which sounds like the prologue to that bit in World War Z where Brad Pitt gets landed in Russia with a special forces team to search a half-destroyed lab building for the cure to the zombie outbreak. You want zombies? Because this is how get zombies! […]

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