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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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Alone (short science fiction movie: in full).

December 3, 2020 | By | Reply More
Alone (short science fiction movie: in full).

William Hellmuth has created the short science fiction film, Alone, where astro-pilot Kaya Torres is circling a black hole in a pod, with no one coming to help save her. She’s all alone. Doesn’t sound like a barrel of galactic laughs, does it?

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Lupin (Netflix cri-fi movie: trailer).

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Lupin (Netflix cri-fi movie: trailer).

Here is another new cri-fi film from Netflix, Lupin. Those anime and manga fans among you hoping for a rehash of the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Monkey Punch, I’m sorry to disappoint. This bad boy is loosely, and I mean very loosely, based on Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief and master of disguise created in 1905 […]

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Greenland, sci-fi asteroid disaster movie (featurette).

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Greenland, sci-fi asteroid disaster movie (featurette).

Here’s an interesting looking featurette for the much delayed science fiction asteroid-slamming disaster film which is Greenland. This one is supposedly arriving December 18th, 2020. If you can find a cinema open, that is. In case you don’t have enough disaster and misery in your life, you can always enjoy looking in on actor Gerard […]

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Darth Vader appears on empty statue plinth in Bristol, UK.

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Darth Vader appears on empty statue plinth in Bristol, UK.

It’s an odd world. Deep in the desert there are mysterious metallic monoliths appearing, then disappearing, and reappearing in another country. Sometimes in many countries at once. But you can rest assured that in Bristol in the UK where actor David Prowse was born and brought up, there is some more reassuring statue-based malarkey going […]

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The Last (short science fiction movie: full video).

December 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Last (short science fiction movie: full video).

In this nine-minute-long scifi short, The Last, by Samuel Turner & Andrew Dobson, an old researcher is trapped in the ruins of a seemingly timeless world, alone and struggling to fix his A.I. companion. As he attempts to repair his technology, frustrations and loneliness begin to take their toll on the silly old sausage. 

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That ain’t Baby Yoda… it’s Baby Grogu (Kevin Smith & Marc Bernardin’s geek news review).

December 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
That ain’t Baby Yoda… it’s Baby Grogu (Kevin Smith & Marc Bernardin’s geek news review).

Hey scifi fan, suit up, because it’s time for your weekly download of genre milk and warmth as Kevin Smith & Marc Bernardin arrive for their weekly roundup of all that is splendid in the SFF world. Hey, that ain’t Baby Yoda… it’s Baby Grogu!

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Ben Bova, American science fiction author legend, passes (RIP).

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Ben Bova, American science fiction author legend, passes (RIP).

Word has come in from legendary science fiction author Ben Bova’s niece that the great American sci-fi writer has passed away aged 88 following a stroke and what she described as Covid-19 related issues. As well as being a prolific writer of genre books, Ben served as an editor and high mucky-muck for both Analog magazine and Omni. […]

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Operation Paperclip: did it sweep up a Nazi Black Forest UFO crash site?

November 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Operation Paperclip: did it sweep up a Nazi Black Forest UFO crash site?

Here’s a little segment from Quest where they examine the sweep up of German scientists by Operation Paperclip after World War Two and pose the question, did the Americans sweep up a little bit more in the way of strange science then they were expecting when it came to a Black Forest UFO crash site […]

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When the Mouse eats your lunch: scifi author Alan Dean Foster on getting ^%^%%$ed by Disney (new interview).

November 30, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
When the Mouse eats your lunch: scifi author Alan Dean Foster on getting ^%^%%$ed by Disney (new interview).

If you haven’t heard yet, science fiction author Alan Dean Foster has experienced the “interesting” situation of Disney refusing to pay him his writer’s royalties owed under contract for his work on the early Star Wars novelisations, as well as a few later novels in the tie-in media field for the Alien/Aliens movie franchise (Disney […]

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Caprica: Battlestar prequel, how badly did it suck? (retrospective).

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Caprica: Battlestar prequel, how badly did it suck? (retrospective).

The man with his finger on the scifi button, Rowan J Coleman, is back to bring you a peek behind the TV series, Caprica, developed as a Battlestar prequel to cash in on the great success of the reboot. The prequel place 58 years before the extermination of the twelve colonies of Kobol, and and […]

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