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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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Ever-expanding Trek: two new live-action Star Trek TV spin-offs to beam down (news).

January 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Ever-expanding Trek: two new live-action Star Trek TV spin-offs to beam down (news).

Star Trek big cheese Alex Kurtzman is working on a five-year plan for Trek projects, and during the Star Trek: Picard press tour, he merrily informed fans about two new, as yet undetailed, Trek spin-offs that will be joining the ever-swelling universe of TV series. http://blog.trekcore.com/2020/01/kurtzman-says-two-more-star-trek-live-action-shows-in-works/ The Offworld Report – the best news offworld SFcrowsnest

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Is biofabrication the future’s next industrial revolution? (science talk)

January 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Is biofabrication the future’s next industrial revolution? (science talk)

What if we could grow clothes from microbes, build furniture from living organisms and raise bio-buildings with exteriors like tree bark? Suzanne Lee shares exciting developments from the field of biofabrication and shows how it could help humanity replace major sources of waste, like plastic and cement, with sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives. 

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Bloodshot (Vin Diesel superhero movie: second trailer).

January 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Bloodshot (Vin Diesel superhero movie: second trailer).

Based on the Valiant Comics series of the same name, Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. Bloodshot’s bloodstream contains a million nanobots, enabling him to heal from injuries quickly, interface with technology, and shape shift his mass. […]

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Marvel’s Morbius (trailer: superhero movie).

January 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
Marvel’s Morbius (trailer: superhero movie).

In the film Morbius, Jared Leto steps into the role of Marvel Comic’s vampire antihero, Doctor Michael Morbius, with the help of Director Daniel Espinosa. Fatally ill with a rare blood disease, and determined to save a friend suffering the same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a reckless gamble. What at first appears to be a […]

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ET call home? Should we try to signal aliens, or are we signalling for elimination? (David Brin video interview).

January 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
ET call home? Should we try to signal aliens, or are we signalling for elimination? (David Brin video interview).

Science fiction author David Brin chats with astrobiologist David Grinspoon about METI – Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence – concerning the perils and unforeseen events that might occur for humanity if we actively try to establish contact with aliens. David thinks this is madness, and tells us all why …

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Spy Intervention (spy-fy comedy movie: think True Lies meets Family Guy) (trailer).

January 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Spy Intervention (spy-fy comedy movie: think True Lies meets Family Guy) (trailer).

In the new comedy spy-fy movie, Spy-Fy Intervention, super-spy Corey Gage (actor Drew Van Acker), retires to marry the woman of his dreams (aka star Poppy Delevingne), but then an evil mastermind intrudes on his plans Corey’s spy agent chums have to stage an intervention to kick-start him back into his old dangerous life. Hitting […]

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Fargo fourth season goes back to the 1950s (cri-fi trailer).

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Fargo fourth season goes back to the 1950s (cri-fi trailer).

So, the 4th season of the cri-fi TV series Fargo is heading back to the 1950s for some criminal costume drama – where Italians escaping Italy and African-Americans fleeing the South to escape the Jim Crow laws collide while fighting for a piece of the action. In Missouri, two criminal syndicates have struck an uneasy […]

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Modder crafts himself an amazing Jawa sandcrawler case for his PC (a kit piece).

January 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Modder crafts himself an amazing Jawa sandcrawler case for his PC (a kit piece).

You know how it goes, you build yourself a super-duper water-cooled high-spec monster of a gaming PC, but then you need a case for it – do you buy one of those glowing UFO-looking things from some case manufacturer? No! You custom craft your own Jawa sandcrawler case for that bad boy to squeeze inside! […]

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Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker: super spoilers with Mark Kermode (films).

January 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker: super spoilers with Mark Kermode (films).

Our man of many movies, Mark Kermode, trundles through your avalanche of e-mails, mining salt for that much heralded conversation about the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie – so, just what did you love and loathe about the last gasp of the Skywalker flicks? 

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Fox is very open to a Firefly revival: do you want money with your money? (news).

January 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Fox is very open to a Firefly revival: do you want money with your money? (news).

Firefly executive producer, Tim Minear, has hinted that it might be time for science fiction TV series Firefly to make a return to the small screen. Hmmm, a science fiction series with Western themes proving popular? I wonder what could have led them to that conclusion? This is the Way. More on this story over […]

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