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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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Zack Snyder’s Justice League (first thoughts).

August 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Zack Snyder’s Justice League (first thoughts).

The Critical Drinker knocks back a whiskey to give us his first thoughts on the Zack Snyder’s Justice League movie, aka the upcoming director’s cut of the 2017 American superhero film Justice League. It presents Justice League as director Zack Snyder had intended it before he left the production and Joss Whedon took over his […]

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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country retrospective (audio: panel discussion).

August 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country retrospective (audio: panel discussion).

The Critical Drinker gets together with his chum Gary to have an audio chat about the movie Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. This is the one directed by Nicholas Meyer, where the destruction of the Klingon moon Praxis leads the Klingon Empire to pursue peace with their longtime adversary the Federation; and the crew […]

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Enola Holmes (Netflix Victorian sleuth film: first trailer).

August 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Enola Holmes (Netflix Victorian sleuth film: first trailer).

Back to the Victorian age for some Wild Wild West-style sleuthing antics in this Netflix film – Enola Holmes – with the young sister of Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft … one Enola Holmes, ably played by the strangest thing in Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown. Based, of course, on the novels by Nancy Springer. […]

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A million Earths around a million stars (science documentary: video).

August 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
A million Earths around a million stars (science documentary: video).

We are one tool away from learning which distant planets already have life on them and which might be welcoming to life. MIT Planetary Scientist Sara Seager is working on the tool. She is chair of the NASA team developing a “Starshade” that would allow a relatively rudimentary space telescope to observe Earth-size planets directly, […]

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Gollancz announce first BAME SFF Award winner (award news).

August 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Gollancz announce first BAME SFF Award winner (award news).

Gollancz and Ben Aaronovitch have announced The Principle of Moments by Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson as the winner of the inaugural Gollancz and Rivers of London BAME SFF Award with second place awarded to The Reeves’ Guild by Kyla Jardine. University student Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson, from London, has won £4000 and a year-long mentoring programme with Gollancz’s Senior […]

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Raised by Wolves: second trailer for Ridley Scott’s HBO Max scifi TV series.

August 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Raised by Wolves: second trailer for Ridley Scott’s HBO Max scifi TV series.

In the second trailer for Raised by Wolves, Ridley Scott’s new HBO Max scifi TV series, we get to see more of the plot details … two androids — Father and Mother — are tasked with raising human children as atheists on a new world after the Earth was destroyed by a great religious war. […]

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Mech Racers: the real-life exo-suit (weird news).

August 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Mech Racers: the real-life exo-suit (weird news).

Furrion Exo-Bionics has developed a very impressive-looking exo-suit and is now looking to launch an Alpha Mech Pilot Program where they are aiming to put together a spectacular mech sports program.

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SpaceX’s Starship: next stop, Mars (science documentary: video).

August 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
SpaceX’s Starship: next stop, Mars (science documentary: video).

A short video detailing SpaceX’s ambitious plans for Starship and the first Mars colony. 

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The Flying Train: real life steampunk footage (video).

August 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Flying Train: real life steampunk footage (video).

Back in 1900 the Germans had a device called the ‘flying train’ which was a nutty steampunk concept of an elevated railway – and some lost footage has just been found by the The Museum of Modern Art shot from one. This is one film you have to see to believe! It’s like something from […]

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Interstellar object Oumuamua might be alien probe, now solid hydrogen concept disproved (science news).

August 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Interstellar object Oumuamua might be alien probe, now solid hydrogen concept disproved (science news).

In 2018, the solar system experienced a visiting object flying by from interstellar space. The object, dubbed ‘Oumuamua, seemed to be long and thin — cigar-shape. Deep space scanners then showed it was accelerating for a fly-past of the solar system (rather than being captured by one of our planets or star’s gravity wells), with […]

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