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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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An American Pickle: film review and Seth Rogen interview.

August 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
An American Pickle: film review and Seth Rogen interview.

Ben Bailey Smith talks to Seth Rogen about his new gentle comedy time travelling film, An American Pickle, and Anna Bogutskaya sits down to review the film. In 1920, an immigrant worker in a pickle factory falls into a vat of brine and wakes up 100 years later in modern Brooklyn. 

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Raised by Wolves (new Ridley Scott HBO science fiction TV series: trailer).

August 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
Raised by Wolves (new Ridley Scott HBO science fiction TV series: trailer).

Raised by Wolves is another new science fiction TV series created from Ridley Scott first streaming on HBO Max on September 3rd 2020. This one is set after a war has ruined Earth, and a bunch of frozen embryos are sent on a slow-ship ark to a marginally habitable colony world to ensure humanity continues. […]

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Artificial intelligence: Alien intelligence (video).

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Artificial intelligence: Alien intelligence (video).

Lex Fridman sits down with Stephen Wolfram – the computer scientist, mathematician, and theoretical physicist – to chat about such topics as communicating with alien intelligences and artificial intelligences, physics emerging from computation, cellular automata, and matters of mortality and the meaning of life.

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Denis Villeneuve (Dune interview: video).

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Denis Villeneuve (Dune interview: video).

Tanya Lapointe sits down to chat with Denis Villeneuve about his work on the fabulous upcoming DUNE movie and his filmmaking process. In the far future of humanity, Duke Leto Atreides accepts stewardship of the dangerous desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune, the only source of the most valuable substance in the universe, “the […]

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Aliens: gods or invaders? (science documentary: video).

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Aliens: gods or invaders? (science documentary: video).

This science panel asks are we alone in this vast universe? Some think that’s highly unlikely. With new technologies joining the search, NASA estimates we’ll find definitive evidence of aliens within 20 to 30 years. Which raises the vital question: And then what? Will the news inspire jubilation, despair, or fear? Will aliens be seen […]

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Logan’s Run: scifi classic movie retrospective (video).

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Logan’s Run: scifi classic movie retrospective (video).

Here’s the classic movie retrospective on Logan’s Run was the 1976 MGM science fiction film directed by Michael Anderson, starring Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Farrah Fawcett, and Peter Ustinov. Based on the 1967 novel Logan’s Run by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, it explores a future society where the population and the consumption […]

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Mars, here we come (science news).

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Mars, here we come (science news).

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is on its way to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples to send back to Earth. Humanity’s most sophisticated rover launched with the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape […]

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SpaceX first manned mission returns (science news).

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
SpaceX first manned mission returns (science news).

Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, returning from the International Space Station to complete a test flight that marks a new era in human spaceflight. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, carrying Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, splashed down […]

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Two (scifi short movie).

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Two (scifi short movie).

Here’s the short science fiction movie, Two, by Emre Okten, where a couple of chums on an unmanned research ship discover the value of their friendship as their decades-long mission towards the sun comes to an end. This film was the winner of the Bronze Medal in Animation at the 46th Student Academy Awards.

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The Boys: season two (Amazon Prime superhero TV series) trailer.

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Boys: season two (Amazon Prime superhero TV series) trailer.

Here’s the second season trailer for Amazon’s superhero TV series, The Boys, an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark […]

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