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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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Skywatch (scifi short movie).

January 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Skywatch (scifi short movie).

Here’s a scifi short called Skywatch, created as a proof of concept for a possible larger film, in which two teens hack a futuristic drone delivery service in the later part of this century, for shits and giggles, only to come across a nasty conspiracy by accident, and then have to go on the run. […]

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Homeland: spy-fy TV series final season 8 (trailer).

January 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Homeland: spy-fy TV series final season 8 (trailer).

The last, last, final, ever (we promise), series of dark spy-fy TV series Homeland is here with us soon – landing in the USA February 9th 2020 on the Showtime network. Oh, Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, how will we live without you? And will you live, or both get whacked in some sort of […]

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The Moon Industrial Complex (science video).

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The Moon Industrial Complex (science video).

The Moon is getting lined up to be commercialised damned quick – before you know it, there’ll be McDonalds and Space Ports and mines and the life of the high frontier will get real busy, real quick.

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Spaced (at 21): geekiest sitcom ever? (video: cast panel).

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Spaced (at 21): geekiest sitcom ever? (video: cast panel).

Spaced was perhaps the geekiest comedy sitcom, like, ever! It could take on the Big Bang Theory and leave our American cousins wheezing on the floor, begging for less scifi and comic-book in-jokes! In this video panel, Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes, its director, Edgar Wright and cast and crew including Mark Heap and Reece […]

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Christopher Tolkien dies of old age at 95 (news).

January 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Christopher Tolkien dies of old age at 95 (news).

Christopher Tolkien, literary executor of the Tolkien Estate (and son of JRR), has passed away in France of old age aged 95. The chair of the Tolkien Society, Shaun Gunner, commented, “All of us in the Tolkien Society will share in the sadness at the news of Christopher Tolkien’s death, and we send our condolences […]

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Games Workshop: Emperor says, “Bring me a 40K TV series, or die!”

January 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
Games Workshop: Emperor says, “Bring me a 40K TV series, or die!”

Well, Games Workshop is now seriously looking to invest some of that dosh (they’ve just had the best year ever, financially speaking) in a Warhammer 40K TV series based on their Eisenhorn books. Will they find any takers among all these rich streaming services? Maybe! Read the full story over at https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jan/14/warhammer-tv-series-games-workshop-sales -The Offworld Report: […]

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Black Widow (Marvel superhero film: second trailer).

January 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Black Widow (Marvel superhero film: second trailer).

Here’s the next trailer for the Black Widow superhero film, in which Black Widow goes back to Russia to confront her family and the products of the Widow Agent programme – kind of like Treadstone for Russian super-assassins – with a little extra humour from Red Guardian (the Soviet’s Captain America analogue).

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First programmable artificial lifeforms designed by supercomputers (science news).

January 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
First programmable artificial lifeforms designed by supercomputers (science news).

You know you’re living in science fiction for real when the Deep Green supercomputer cluster’s evolutionary algorithms design and deploy the world’s first living robots, called xenobots, and hey, they can self-heal, too. That’s going to end well! Read the full story over at https://newatlas.com/biology/programmable-artificial-lifeforms-xenobots/

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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (horror TV series: trailer).

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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (horror TV series: trailer).

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels moves us from Victorian times to the USA of the 1930s for the new series of this horror extravaganza – so goodbye steampunk, hello dieselpunk! Cops Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto) and Lewis Michener (Nathan Lane) must fight various Cthulhu-lite-like forces of darkness while battling Nazis, gangsters, and a demonic Natalie […]

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Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears (cri-fi movie trailer).

January 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears (cri-fi movie trailer).

If you like your crime movies old school, than you’ve probably been eagerly waiting for the Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears film, the flick based on the sleuthing television series and Phryne Fisher crime novels written by Kerry Greenwood.

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