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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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When President Eisenhower met E.T? (audio interview).

February 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
When President Eisenhower met E.T? (audio interview).

Author Paul Blake Smith is interviewed about the time President Eisenhower was rumoured to have met E.T. In February 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower flew to Palm Springs, CA for a golfing trip (considered strange since the range was so far from Washington DC). While there, his whereabouts were not officially recorded for one evening, and […]

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Army of the Dead (new Netflix zombie movie: trailer).

February 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Army of the Dead (new Netflix zombie movie: trailer).

What would a new Zack Snyder zombie horror film look like on Netflix? Well, in Army of the Dead, let’s start with a cross between Ocean’s 11 and Walking Dead! A group of mercenaries decides to break into the Las Vegas zombie quarantine zone, to pull off the largest heist ever attempted. Lots of stars, […]

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Jabba’s Palace diorama: a model-maker’s masterclass (video).

February 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Jabba’s Palace diorama: a model-maker’s masterclass (video).

In this model-maker’s masterclass, it’s time to build a realistic 1:700 scale Jabba’s Palace (or should that be Boba’s Palace as of now?). You can 3D print the structures and made the terrain from styrofoam. By the twin suns of Tatooine, this is a worthy subject for a quick six-minute masterclass video!

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Tribes of Europa (season 1: review) (video).

February 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Tribes of Europa (season 1: review) (video).

Pete brings us a review of the first season of the new science fiction TV series in German, Tribes of Europa, on Netflix. The first season runs for only six episodes, and with no clear conclusion, it seems like a setup for more? Will the questions the show asked get answers? Will there be a […]

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WandaVision: series 1, episode 8, review (video).

February 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
WandaVision: series 1, episode 8, review (video).

Here’s a review of WandaVision‘s first series’ episode eight, from our ever-knowledgeable Andre, in which Wanda is taken down a witch-led simulated Memory Lane trip by her neighbour – and we even get to glimpse a little bit of the back story of both Wanda and Agatha Harkness.

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Shadow and Bone (new Netflix fantasy TV series: Trailer).

February 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Shadow and Bone (new Netflix fantasy TV series: Trailer).

Shadow and Bone is a new Netflix fantasy TV series based on the flintlock fantasy novels of the Grisha trilogy, written by Leigh Bardugo. They are set in a Victorian age pseudo-Russian nation where a magic demon-haunted darkness called the fold has descended across the oceans cutting off nations from each other, and making trade hellishly difficult, if […]

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Rail-guns: the future of warfare gets magnetic (science video).

February 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Rail-guns: the future of warfare gets magnetic (science video).

You might previously have only encountered railguns in science fiction novels such as Stephen Hunt’s Hellfleet, or the Expanse TV series where starships are regularly shooting the heck out of each other with magnetically accelerated tungsten rods. But, the US military was never one to allow such tropes to rest on their bed as pure […]

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Jimbocho: the magic of Tokyo’s ‘Book Town’ (video).

February 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Jimbocho: the magic of Tokyo’s ‘Book Town’ (video).

For those of you who love books, but also fancy a walk around Tokyo, allow us to tickle you with the opportunity to combine both these noble pastimes. Yes, here is a lovely 20 minute walking tour through the streets of Jimbocho, or as the locals like to call it, Tokyo’s book town.

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Spider-Man: No Way Home (teaser trailer).

February 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
Spider-Man: No Way Home (teaser trailer).

Do you want to know what Peter Parker did next after his secret identity was outed at the end of the last movie? So do we! Luckily, there is a little teaser trailer drop for the next film, Spider-Man: No Way Home, to whet your appetite for the main show. Coming your way Christmas 2021!

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Logan: an X-Men film retrospective (video).

February 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
Logan: an X-Men film retrospective (video).

Logan, as an X-Men movie, was in many ways the movie equivalent of one of those Marvel What-If comic-book specials, jumping to a dark future where mutants are hunted and gone from the public landscape – willingly or otherwise. It was dark. It was gritty. It was the send-off for Wolverine we needed to see […]

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