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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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Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (season 6 TV trailer).

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Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (season 6 TV trailer).

Here’s the final trailer for the last – supposedly (we keep on getting told the thing is really, really, finished; then, like a zombie, it comes shambling back) – series of the TV journey that has been Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. It’s all about Bad Coulson – a little like Bad Santa, but a spy-fy […]

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Alan Turing: genius coming to a bank note near you, soon.

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Alan Turing: genius coming to a bank note near you, soon.

Here’s a good reason to be living in the UK, the – about time – new imagery depicting computer genius Alan Turing and his work which will be used for the reverse of the upcoming £50 note. The new polymer £50 note is expected to enter circulation by the end of 2021. Alan Turing provided […]

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Four thousand exo-planets discovered (and counting).

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Four thousand exo-planets discovered (and counting).

Here’s a beautiful animated video timeline of our discovery of exo-planets between 1991 (count: zero) and today in 2019 (count: +4000 and rising). So many worlds. I wonder if we will survive as a species to visit a few of them? Wouldn’t that be marvellous.

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Any Klingon only adverts in existence?

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Any Klingon only adverts in existence?

Bob from the Star Trek Society of Lesser Goring writes in with the question, “Were there any TV adverts produced ONLY in Klingon?” Bob, rest easy. Of course there was – check out this Star Trek pizza advert from the depths of 1994. Was it really so long ago? Yes, so it seems.

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Red Dwarf: broken starship mess.

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Red Dwarf: broken starship mess.

Who can assist the crew of the Red Dwarf when you’ve broken down in deep space? It seems The AA can help out the Red Dwarf crew through a spot of bother on the intergalactic hard shoulder. Caution, real world performance of the AA may be a lot more limited than this!

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NASA going for orbital 3d printing in a big way.

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NASA going for orbital 3d printing in a big way.

NASA has awarded a $73.7 million contract to Made In Space, Inc. (California), to demonstrate the ability of a small spacecraft, called Archinaut One, to manufacture and assemble spacecraft components in low-Earth orbit. The in-space robotic manufacturing and assembly technologies could be important for America’s Moon to Mars exploration approach. Archinaut One is expected to […]

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Terminator Dark Fate (scifi movie: feature trailer via ComicCon).

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Terminator Dark Fate (scifi movie: feature trailer via ComicCon).

Ah, ComicCon – time to dine on a thousand new film trailers all vying for publicity. Well, here’s the ComicCon feature trailer for Terminator Dark Fate, in which three decades after the Terminator 2 Judgement Day‘s events, a new liquid metal Terminator model (played by Gabriel Luna) is dispatched by Skynet to terminate Dani Ramos […]

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Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (movie trailer).

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Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (movie trailer).

Here, the Jay and Silent Bob film sequel takes the piss out of itself, in the cleverly named Jay and Silent Bob Reboot – possibly to preempt everyone else from doing so. Nicely, played, gentlemen, nicely played. When Jay and Silent Bob discover that Hollywood is rebooting an old movie based on them, the clueless […]

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Cats (movie trailer: you can’t unsee the horror).

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Cats (movie trailer: you can’t unsee the horror).

Trigger warning: you will never be able to un-see the terror and intrinsic horror of the upcoming big budget money film version of the fantasy musical, Cats. Here’s the blurb … A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new […]

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Top Gun Maverick (action film trailer).

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Top Gun Maverick (action film trailer).

Here’s the trailer for Top Gun Maverick – set in the current day with Captain Peter “Maverick” Mitchell – aka Tom Cruise – as the new flight instructor at Top Gun, where he guides Bradley, Goose’s son, who wants to become an aviator like his dad was. Coming June 26th 2020 from Paramount Pictures.

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