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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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Is Space Tourism about to lift off? (video documentary)

September 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Is Space Tourism about to lift off? (video documentary)

How about a trip to Vigin’s Spaceport USA in New Mexico – chatting to the team behind Virgin Galactic – and discovering a little more about their madcap scheme to send tourists into space. And if that wasn’t enough, you can peek behind the 20th anniversary of the now quite ubiquitous cubesat, right?

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Zombieland 2: nut-up, or shut-up (horror film trailer).

September 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Zombieland 2: nut-up, or shut-up (horror film trailer).

The very amusing trailer for the Zombieland 2 film has arrived, so it must surely be time to either nut-up, or shut-up.

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Ghostbusters 2020 movie gets Dan Aykroyd to star (news).

September 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ghostbusters 2020 movie gets Dan Aykroyd to star (news).

Dan Aykroyd doesn’t just own some very nice vineyards in Canada (his Ice Wine a particular favourite of ours at Casa Crowsnest), he also stars in films, still, including the very fine upcoming Ghostbusters 2020 flick. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ghostbusters-2020-dan-aykroyd-confirms-he-will-return-1240055 The Offworld Report – the very best news ‘offworld SFcrowsnest.

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Supernatural: final ever season (trailer).

September 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Supernatural: final ever season (trailer).

The 15th and final season of the CW’s Supernatural is about to open like the gates of Hell for fans of horror TV. However Sam and Dean go out, it’s sure to be in a blaze of demon-arse-kicking glory, right? 

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Steampunk hot rod: burns all competition!

September 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Steampunk hot rod: burns all competition!

Steampunk car customiser-king Paul Bacon has completed his most steaming project yet – a steampunk hot rod built from scratch. The Automatron is a horse-drawn carriage-inspired hot rod with an estimated top speed of up to 110mph. Beginning with a 1924 Singer Sport base, parts were added from a variety of unlikely sources; including a […]

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Saudi Arabia pulps school textbook accidentally showing their King and Yoda as friends (news).

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Saudi Arabia pulps school textbook accidentally showing their King and Yoda as friends (news).

Saudi Arabia has now pulped a schoolbook accidentally printed with a fake joke photo showing Yoda from Star Wars sitting next to the Saudi King inside the United Nations. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/22/saudi-arabia-accidentally-prints-textbook-showing-yoda-sitting/ The Offworld Report – the best content ‘offworld the Nest

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His Dark Materials gets its November release date (news).

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His Dark Materials gets its November release date (news).

His Dark Materials, Jack Thorne’s adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy novels of the same name, will hits the streams on Sunday 3rd November 2019 on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, as well as HBO. The eight-part adaptation tells the story of Lyra, the young protagonist who lives in Jordan College, Oxford. Placed there at the […]

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Way Station by Clifford D. Simak to hit Netflix (news).

September 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Way Station by Clifford D. Simak to hit Netflix (news).

The 1963 science fiction Hugo Award-winning novel Way Station by Clifford D. Simak is on its way to Netflix in the near future. The book was first published as Here Gather the Stars as serialised form inside Galaxy Magazine In the book, Enoch Wallace, an American Civil War soldier, is chosen by aliens to administer […]

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See (post-apocalyptic TV series: trailer).

September 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
See (post-apocalyptic TV series: trailer).

See is one of the first big TV series to be coming out from Apple TV, and of course, it’s science fiction. This is high concept stuff, set in a dystopian post-collapse future. Humanity has lost its sense of sight and the USA could best be described as a bunch of natives living American Indian-style, […]

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Major Matt Mason (scifi film news).

September 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Major Matt Mason (scifi film news).

Those of you with really good memories and a mature set of DNA might well recall the Major Matt Mason action figure from the 1960s by Mattel … kind of Action Man in space. Well, actor Tom Hanks obviously remembers, because he’s teaming up with Akiva Goldsman for a live-action scifi movie based on his […]

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